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|6 hours 31 min ago||Part of me will never forgive||
Part of me will never forgive Hoke for clipping Denard's wings.
|15 hours 59 min ago||Ohio State is in the thick of||
Ohio State is in the thick of the playoff race, admission to which is based on mostly subjective criteria. So, yeah, they're trying to look better. Don't hate the player.
|1 day 11 hours ago||"Duke Bag" is a thing||
"Duke Bag" is a thing
|2 days 17 hours ago||You're dramatically||
You're dramatically understating Hoke's ineptitude. Nobody in college football does less with more.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I used to think this was||
I used to think this was true. I really did. But now, with this staff, "mistake" is my assumption every time. They've lost the benefit of the doubt.
|3 days 3 hours ago||And the game was over by the||
And the game was over by the end of the third. So, I guess we were in the game . . . against Minnesota . . . at home . . . for a half.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Gedeon always looks good.||
Gedeon always looks good. It'd be nice to see him play more.
|3 days 8 hours ago||In positive news, we've moved||
In positive news, we've moved up to 72nd and 86th in the country in fewest tackles for loss and sacks allowed, respectively. Progress!
|3 days 8 hours ago||Yeah, but that's only half of||
Yeah, but that's only half of our games. In all the other ones they've been pretty average.
|3 days 8 hours ago||We were in the ND game? We||
We were in the ND game?
We were in the Minnesota game?
Despite the fact that these are ridiculous assertions, should we be satisfied simply being "in" games against teams like Utah and Rutgers? It's so sad that we're looking for silver linings by claiming that we had a chance against Rutgers.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Are we considering making||
Are we considering making Harbaugh the first ever AD-coach?
|4 days 5 hours ago||What the hell does this||
What the hell does this mean?
The team was 2-4. The balance of the a game was on a knife's edge. And you're coaching for yours and your staff's jobs. When would it ever be more necessary?
|4 days 6 hours ago||Let's be honest though: the||
Let's be honest though: the record for return yards is like the record for most homeruns in the minors.
|5 days 7 hours ago||How does the fact that CMU's||
How does the fact that CMU's OL is better than ours (which you mention in passing, as if it's taken for granted) not worry you?
|5 days 9 hours ago||Here, please||
Here, please continue:
I think that covers all the rest of our Rivals four and five stars from 2011 and 2012. How many of these guys will get drafted into the NFL?
|5 days 11 hours ago||Well, if there's one thing||
Well, if there's one thing this staff has proven adept at, it's taking Army All-American defenders and turning them into collegiate nonfactors.
As high schoolers, Countess, Pipkins, Dymonte, Ross, and Jenkins-Stone might have taken out insurance policies to protect against injuries, but I don't think those policies cover Hoke.
|6 days 8 hours ago||What would happen?||
What would happen?
|1 week 6 hours ago||Looking pretty fly, if you ask me||
|1 week 6 hours ago||Has it worked well with Green||
Has it worked well with Green against a Power 5 opponent? I don't think so. He's had some success here and there, but I don't remember him doing much against real teams on first and ten plays. Maybe once the game has already been out of hand and the opponent is conceding the run to protect against big plays.
|1 week 6 hours ago||No. We have immense talent||
No. We have immense talent and the best in institutional resources that any head coach could want. All we need is someone who is marginally competent, knowledgable, and able to adapt on the fly.
|1 week 6 hours ago||He meant Ben. Dude dropped||
He meant Ben. Dude dropped out of elementary school and was a known philanderer.
|1 week 7 hours ago||I think the "real deal"||
I think the "real deal" answer is simply that this is all he knows. The decision to structure our offense this way is the same decision to maintain an antiquated punt formation--it's what Brady is comfortable with. This is, in large part, what makes a staff "good" or not: the breadth of things they know or are "comfortabe with." I think Brady's football knowledge is severely limited and instead of giving full rein to his OC, he keeps things within the parameters of what he's comfortable with.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Honest question, why do we||
Honest question, why do we ever run up the middle on first down? It virtually never works and typically results in second and long. Last night, we started the game with a lot of misdirection on first down, and it was working well. Norfleet jet sweep, five yards. Fake handoff, screen to Smith for 8 yards. Funchess bomb. Then we started with the Smith up the middle stuff on first down and things went to hell.
The last Power 5 game in which our offense looked good was Ohio State last year, and, in that game, we started the game with great variety on first down plays. Tons of fake handoffs and quick passes that just tore through the Ohio State defense that was loaded up to stuff the middle (like all defenses are against us). Why don't we go back to that. Fake handoff, quick slant. Fake handoff, screen pass. Jet sweep. Keep doing this on first down until they consistently stop it. Then try an i-form zone run.
Why are we going away from the only thing that has worked for us on offense in the last 12 months?
|1 week 10 hours ago||Something sure does seem||
Something sure does seem fishy about the Peppers situation.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Remember when he chased down||
Remember when he chased down Stefon Diggs on the sideline in the Army All-American game? I thought he was going to be one of the great ones at U-M. Now he's fighting to even see the field as a junior and is way on the outside of making an NFL roster.
|1 week 13 hours ago||This sounds mean, but there||
This sounds mean, but there is no way that Bellomy could play for a MAC team. I'm sorry.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Thought this was going to be||
Thought this was going to be a snarky recommendation for Hoke and Brandon
|1 week 15 hours ago||Yeah, Bellomy looked like a||
Yeah, Bellomy looked like a totally different player compared to his last appearance.
|1 week 16 hours ago||You're not a coach, so you||
You're not a coach, so you wouldn't understand
|1 week 16 hours ago||Good analysis. It seems like||
Good analysis. It seems like this has been the formula to crack State's defense for a few years, but, like you said, no one in the Big Ten seems to have the chops.