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|1 hour 21 min ago||Team FG Percentage...||
TeamRankings lists Michigan's team FG percentage as 57.14% as well, so as Wile has gone, so have we as a team on this metric, or so it seems. Actually, while a bit paltry, several Big Ten teams have had a more difficult time than we have at least to this point. According to them, we average 1.0 FGs made per game, but so do about 40 other FBS schools right now so it isn't especially telling.
|1 hour 39 min ago||Maybe It's Me...||
I am probably in the "highly engaged" category that the OP mentions, I would think. Obviously, the last several years have been filled with frustrating, even infuriating moments, but barring personal commitments such as family events which have prevented me from being at or watching games here and there, I continue to go and watch despite walking away annoyed sometimes (sometime a lot admittedly). It's easy to wade through it, in my opinion.
Maybe I just have an extremely long fuse, or maybe I adore my alma mater a bit too much, but I don't ever want to be indifferent to Michigan and Michigan athletics. I may bitch about it, post numbers that I personally dislike and know could be better, but I do it because I care about the results. I can compartmentalize my feelings on games pretty easily (maybe this is not healthy), but I don't foresee not tuning in when I can do so.
|3 hours 10 min ago||Posting The Photo...||
I am not sure if you can post it directly from the phone - did it come with a link or something which denotes origin? We could try to find it for you if you can provide the reference.
Otherwise, you could perhaps e-mail to yourself, upload it to a photo sharing site and share it by placing the HTML code they provide in post (while in plain text mode) and then resizing it appropriately. Let me know if you need assistance.
|3 hours 30 min ago||To Add Perhaps...||
Like you said, this is how Spurrier is and I think - in the conference and environment in which he has to operate - this works and it is pretty amusing in that context.
I don't know that a similar shtick goes over quite as well up here in this neck of the woods, and that's only because - if I might borrow from the Five-Tool Coach thread below - there would likely be blowback from some elements about this being the prevailing nature of a prominent face of the institution. I could foresee cultural problems in that sense, that's all, or at the very least - if we were to be looking - it would make for a harder sell.
This is just an observation, of course. If we do end up looking at some point here, the school may need to expand its horizons, but personally, I don't mind that Hoke tries - even if it doesn't come across well to some - to stand in front of the team and take flack for performance.
|4 hours 50 min ago||This Was Interesting...||
Jeter could convert his rarefied experience as a marquee subject of journalism and publicity, plus his credibility with other star athletes, into a vehicle to deliver “inside” access to other players.
I will admit that I am interested to see how Jeter Publishing, as it was called here, pans out because I could see some interesting and insightful media coming out of such a project if done correctly.
|5 hours 25 min ago||The Outlier Perhaps...||
Minnesota is definitely the outlier when it comes to the mix of pass and run in their offense with respect to the Big Ten. Many teams in the conference is somewhere within 10% in either direction of being balanced. Minnesota has run 252 plays, 187 of which are rushing plays or 74.2%. Indeed, 945 of their 1,344 yards of offense, or about 70.3%, has come on the ground.
|5 hours 56 min ago||No Specific Policy...||
As far as I know, only the ACC has anything akin to an organized injury reporting procedure like the NFL's and while there has been talk in other conferences, there is no overarching policy regarding this at the college level.
The Big East toyed with something like this a few years ago but never implemented it, so it stands that, in most corners of FBS, coaches and programs are not obligated by any external regulation to tell anyone who is injured, how they were injured and for how long. That being said, individual policies by program tend to vary greatly in my understanding, although no one is too eager to say too much, and it seems like many schools do get some information out there with waivers and selected communications between teams and the sports information staff. The point is that there is no real standard.
|6 hours 11 min ago||Good News Indeed...||
This is probably one of the more refreshing threads in the last 24 hours or so actually, and indeed, it is very good news. Glad to see Molk (and any past Wolverine) get a shot like this even though it comes under the sad cloud of an injury to one of his teammates.
|6 hours 51 min ago||Other Interesting Stats...||
The funny thing about the situation that drives like these have been creating for Michigan is that we are in the upper third of Division I teams when it comes to yards per play (6.1, per the stats I got from TeamRankings), but comfortably in the lower third on points per play (0.36, which is good for #76 in FBS play right now). They also track a nice metric - yards per point - which is an interesting mesaure of how hard you have to work to score - we would be #96 at 16.8 yards per point.
|7 hours 23 min ago||From A Numbers Angle...||
Without speaking to win probability, of course, it is important to note that they are losing 51% of their net rushing production so far her against someone who was getting 38% of the carries to date. It's a significant loss for them...highly so. It probably helps us from a strategic standpoint in that we could just go with a "get Nova" sort of emphasis on defense.
Now, speaking to estimated chances - if you're interested at all - it was 68% on Massey's site last week. The Utah adjustment, if you will, brings it to 58% in our favor, so make of that what you will.
|8 hours 57 min ago||Interesting Really...||
RIght now, the cheapest seats are $70 or so in the north end zone if you went through MGoBlue, or at least that's where it was when I last checked early this morning. Similar seats are now going for less than half of that on Stubhub in the same sections. It's not even really an argument pricewise.
|9 hours 28 min ago||False Alarm...||
META: The Side Board Works! - NOT
Yeah, sadly it isn't quite there yet, although I have had marginally better luck with it during lower traffic periods. Unscientific observation, of course.
|10 hours 58 min ago||Similar Feelings...||
If I had to choose in this scenario, I find myself having similar feelings to yours.
It seems like that in 2008, we were undermanned in key places on top of the entire team, under a new coach as it was, being bsically a project. Right now, we are - at least on paper - rather well-manned at those same positions, but we have an offense which - under a new OC - is sort of in "project" mode again. I see it like a workplace scenario - If I am at least confident that I've got the right people (or most of them at least) and it is just a matter of getting them to work together like I need them to do, that makes me feel a bit better.
|11 hours 12 min ago||The Plug...||
Apologies in advance if the thread cohesion now seems a bit variable in this thread (i.e., responses to non-existent things). We had an issue earlier which I tried to resolve without having to eliminate the thread as it poses a useful question for everyone who does access the site routinely on mobile apps.
|11 hours 50 min ago||It Came Down Once...||
Michigan by the numbers...
It came down once before because there were plenty of reminders on the board that the recent past has been...not up to the expectations many of us traditionally have held, I'll put it politely. It comes down again because I really don't want to have this sort of fight with a poster.
|12 hours 36 min ago||They Did...||
They did indeed, and it was a thread called "The Sobering Truth" from yesterday from this very same user, as a matter of fact. I will say, however, that a few of the inaccuracies for which they were originally called out on have either been corrected or removed, so if there is such a thing as "improved redundancy", this would be an example.
|13 hours 45 min ago||Had The Same Thought...||
I actually had the same thought for a moment, and late on a Sunday evening probably would be the best time to do it if that were the case, but then I was reminded that the word now is that the update will come sometime early next year. I don't know if the delay was explained specifically. Seems like it was just planned maintenance or a random outage.
|14 hours 44 sec ago||A Little More Cleanup...||
Now that the blog is back up, I think there might be another round of cleanup, this time of "proposed solution" threads that didn't go or likely won't go as the OP intended.
Peppers to Offense??
Morris should start at this point
|23 hours 53 min ago||Preliminary Stuff....||
Courtesy of TeamRankings, the preliminary comparison:
|1 day 15 sec ago||A Specific Point...||
"Signs of moving in the right direction, but not enough to overcome youth and adapting/implementing to a new system (check)"
From a technical standpoint, there is a certain truth to this, I believe - certain things do look better. I think what rattles me a little bit is that there was a lot of talk that installing this was going quite well even in fall camp, and while it looks like we're developing that identity we needed, it is beginning to look like the road is longer than initially thought here.
That being said, having an identity at all is a huge step considering last season, and quite a bit of it might be attributable to the offense again being a project in progress from a personnel / schematic standpoint, but at least a project with direction this time. The biggest disconnect is, well, what it collectively looks like on the field right now.
|1 day 31 min ago||Not Really...||
I know that the staff - at least over the summer - made passing references to this being a possibility in certain packages, but it seems like right now they are trying to get him experience where he will primarily be used and I don't know that is fair to a true freshman to start giving him additional duties like that just yet. Also, there are other things that need more attention before even such a proposition could be considered effective - to put him out there and fix nothing else is just a random desperation move right now, in my mind.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Estimated Projections...||
Massey has a matchup simulator, and if either of those scenarios materialized based on current data at least if you used his data, you would have:
- versus Pittsburgh - estimated 45% win probability for Michigan
- versus USC - estimated 22% win probability for Michigan
Mind you, there's historic data in the algorithm, but yeah, not inspiring sadly.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I'll Drink To That...||
We're certainly not influential as a source for strategic insight within the athletic department, that's for sure, but this place is influential enough that it makes its own headlines from time to time. Sometimes, those headlines might be something somewhat inglorious like TWIS, but it is sought for its insight and stance on certain things because of the collective knowledge represented here. I think we can raise a glass to being part of group that is at least sometimes heard as a community.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Some Minor Subtraction...||
The Sobering Truth
Between some spot factual errors and the fact that this thread isn't doing anything which hasn't been covered in numerous other threads which were left selectively, yeah...
QB and Hoke
Covered in numerous other threads, so this can probably go.
Would You Take the Michigan Job if You Were a Top Candidate?
Not particularly offensive, but if we're going to speculate, this might be an unrealistic road.
Best time to fire Hoke is now, after the ignominy
I left it up so people could vent a little more, but it seemed like it was doomed from the beginning. The tribe spoke too.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Another Thing...||
One thing I think doesn't get nearly enough airplay in these threads is that reactive management of personnel just isn't the culture of this athletic department, and outside of unusual events which warrant someone's head perhaps, I can't think of any really good examples where they have ever done something akin to what you're suggesting. It just doesn't seem to be their style, and I would submit that - whatever we may think of the situation right now (or whatever Brandon might think, for we don't really know) - they serve themselves better in the long term because it isn't their style, regardless of what ultimately happens here.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I Heard About It...||
Someone mentioned it to me (I suspect livetweeting actually is quite delayed given the cellular traffic at games) and I thought - admittedly, my thinking is not always quality when I have been drinking - if perhaps there might be an opportunity to spin the dissatisfaction into more fun and get Brandon into a dunk tank and give fans, alums and boosters three shots for free. How long could that line get? Possibly quite long.
Now that I am more or less sober, I realize that this was born from my own frustration but I was inspired by the shirt at the time.
|1 day 6 hours ago||A Reminder...||
I'll give the OP some time to fix it how they would like before I go ahead and do it myself, but that is the rule generally. It's a respect issue more than anything else, but the goal is to leave some value in clicking the link and to avoid robbing the author of clicks.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I Believe So...||
I believe it was the person who was actually officiating the opening of the Ark who said it, and to be fair, the Nazi dude was looking at something rather pleasant that turned out to be not so pleasant. I can't say that this hasn't nearly happened when reading a few threads in the last 18 hours or so.
|1 day 7 hours ago||If There Is One Thing...||
If there were a notable non-football thing to mention here, I did learn that when the wind on the street blows in the right direction, my neighbor's smoker makes the entire neighborhood smell like pork and it is fantastic. He even brought some over to share before the game, and it helped blunt the effects of the beer for a time.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Selective Reductions...||
To keep the number of threads about this, that and the many other things manageable, we're going to take down a few which sort of run into existing conversations in the first couple pages:
Show Cause Penalties
Not sure if the suggestion of Tressel will be accused of much more than trolling.
New Coach Vision?
Bielema? Has it come to this?