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|1 day 1 hour ago||Why, then, are so many other||
Why, then, are so many other teams in college football able to execute assignments well enough to move on to things like tempo and misdirection and more complicated concepts? Why are we stuck on basic execution? In year four of this regime?
|1 day 1 hour ago||I'm not arguing that there's||
I'm not arguing that there's anything inherently wrong with theories and schemes. Indeed, their value is in guiding us where to look and what to try. You test a scheme, test a theory. If it works in your context, great, keep doing it. If it doesn't, move on to the next one. I think the feeling regarding tempo offense is that there's a lot of evidence to support it's effectiveness, so let's at least test it out and see if it works for us.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I think a well-placed, ironic||
I think a well-placed, ironic "lol" can be effective at times.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I think the trap that a lot||
I think the trap that a lot of the coach-types here fall into is that they understand the logic behind various strategies and tactics and appreciate how those strategies and tactics are supposed to work, in theory. Al Borges's offensive system was brilliantly designed, they'll tell you. A masterpiece of nuance. You just don't understand.
I do the same thing in my field with theory. It's a fun intellectual exercise to consider a well-thought-out argument, and I appreciate a good logical framework. The problem is when theory runs into reality. Rarely is it valid for all contexts. A certain play may be drawn up to perfection. Doesn't matter if the personnel can't execute it.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Shane has played before the||
Shane has played before the Miami game. He looks more comfortable in the pocket than Devin.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Dunaway Train ...never goin'||
...never goin' back
|3 days 16 hours ago||No, I agree that he looked||
No, I agree that he looked pretty mediocre last season. The shocking thing is that he was first team All Big Ten last season, and now he's maybe benched behind a true freshman and a true sophomore. I don't imagine that's happened many times.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Never apologize to these||
Never apologize to these heathens, Ace. It only incites them.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Notre Dame! Unstoppable||
Notre Dame! Unstoppable offense! Impenetrable defense! Even good teams lose 31-0 to them!
|3 days 17 hours ago||Green Peppers Gardner? .||
Green Peppers Gardner?
. . . Butt
|3 days 17 hours ago||Well, for the three or four M||
Well, for the three or four M fans who were hoping to write off our performance last week on account of Notre Dame being a powerhouse this year . . .
|3 days 18 hours ago||Pretty sure he stood tall in||
Pretty sure he stood tall in the pocket on one of his balls that was dropped. I think pocket presence is one of Shane's clear advantages over DG. There was a play in the first half where DG has a pretty solid pocket (surprise!) and he inexplicably ducked down to avoid a phantom defender, thus forfeiting the whole play. He lifted his head up, saw that he was, in fact still protected, and took off running. For two yards.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Ha, well, he's looked a lot||
Ha, well, he's looked a lot better than last year. I'm glad for him. Not ready to call him our best lineman, though. Or if that's even really a compliment.
|3 days 18 hours ago||I understand that you get||
I understand that you get frustrated with some of the over-the-top negative reactions some people have, but you've gone way too far in the other direction.
|3 days 18 hours ago||I'd like to keep Peppers and||
I'd like to keep Peppers and Lewis out there and see how they develop. Amazing how irrelevant Countess has become.
|3 days 18 hours ago||D looked pretty good. Nice to||
D looked pretty good. Nice to see Peppers out there--kid has an edge to him. Lots of Miami receivers getting open, though, which was concerning. Lucky for us, Hendrix is not Everett Golson and missed a lot of opportunities. I give our front seven credit for some of those misses.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Clown-like behavior makes a||
Clown-like behavior makes a clown show, irrespective (or irregardless, if you prefer) of total yards.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Clown show, but I'll take the||
Clown show, but I'll take the 'W'.
Green looked really good, though. As did Butt. With Funchess back, we'll have some weapons. I'm not going to say that DG shouldn't be starting, but part of me would really like to see what Shane could do with those weapons and the first team as a whole. Shane has a comfort in the pocket that DG will just never have.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Let the kid get his first TD||
Let the kid get his first TD for chrissake.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Poor Damn Morris||
Poor Damn Morris
|3 days 20 hours ago||Dude, what are you fighting||
Dude, what are you fighting for right now? You're pleased with the state of the team at present?
|3 days 21 hours ago||Good chance that Hoke is just||
Good chance that Hoke is just trolling now.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Green looking good. That's||
Green looking good. That's how our running game should look against a bad MAC team.
|3 days 21 hours ago||You're becoming quite the||
You're becoming quite the minority, my friend
|3 days 21 hours ago||I forget: at what point do we||
I forget: at what point do we fire everyone?
|3 days 21 hours ago||What the fuck is even the||
What the fuck is even the point of instant replay? Even after staring at the tape, these buffoons still get it wrong half the time.
|3 days 22 hours ago||If you're gonna fake blitz,||
If you're gonna fake blitz, Hollowell, then make sure you get back. Otherwise you should just blitz.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Yep||
|4 days 23 min ago||Me, too||
|4 days 2 hours ago||If Shane Morris looks good in||
If Shane Morris looks good in any game situation, that's a very good thing for Michigan.