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|13 min 34 sec ago||"VT sold out to stop the run||
"VT sold out to stop the run and get after a young QB and it worked well for them."
So Bud Foster put together a good game plan? Got it.
|18 min 31 sec ago||a) Well, nobody else was able||
a) Well, nobody else was able to shut down Ohio State the way Virginia Tech did, so there must be something at least slightly unique about it. You know that there are multiple ways to run a Bear, multiple ways to run a 4-3 Over, multiple ways to run a 3-3-5, etc.
b) Georgia Tech leads the country in rushing because he's a really good coach and not many people run the triple option. Yes, people know his playbook, but it's a unique offense. Lots of people run Bear defenses as part of their defensive packages.
|24 min 26 sec ago||"I see JT Barrett's||
"I see JT Barrett's inexperience as a much bigger factor than where the VT players stood before the ball snapped."
Each man is entitled to his opinion, but you're talking about a guy who was on his way to being in the Heisman discussion. He didn't seem too awfully inexperienced for the rest of the season, but magically, Virginia Tech made him look pretty bad. I think a lot of credit goes to Bud Foster.
|3 hours 54 min ago||a) There's rarely anything||
a) There's rarely anything "new" in football. Everyone steals ideas, concepts, etc. It's a matter of picking and choosing what works for your players and your coaching staff. Foster deserves credit for finding something that worked (whether it came from Ole Miss or Grand Valley State) and implementing it properly.
b) It's kind of silly to say "If they run the exact same thing next year, they won't do as well!" Well, of course not. If any competent coach knows the opposing team's playbook, that makes things quite a bit easier.
|3 hours 57 min ago||And why doesn't that go both||
And why doesn't that go both ways? Virginia Tech was only in their second game of the season. I don't know what their lineup looked like, but they presumably had young guys who were somewhat inexperienced out there. It's a pretty complex defensive scheme, yet they were able to pick it up and prepare for a national championship-caliber coach/team.
|4 hours 33 sec ago||You mean 2-9 Kent State's||
You mean 2-9 Kent State's Bear defense didn't work against Ohio State?!?! Who'da thunk.
J.T. Barrett was still a redshirt freshman when he played Kent State the next week.
|4 hours 2 min ago||The two aren't mutually||
The two aren't mutually exclusive. Ohio State still only averaged 2.7 yards/carry, and Ezekiel Elliott had just 32 yards rushing. I don't know why it's difficult to believe that Bud Foster, who's a very good defensive coordinator, might have had something to do with it.
|11 hours 33 min ago||a) A fullback is not the same||
a) A fullback is not the same thing as a running back.
b) Reese has been told that he can start off as a linebacker.
|23 hours 1 min ago||College football and the NBA.||
College football and the NBA.
|1 day 1 hour ago||You can fault them for it||
You can fault them for it when they jump the gun and report it before he actually announces. They were trying to have the "exclusive" and beat the kid to the punch.
|1 day 1 hour ago||That may be but there are||
That may be but there are only 16 seniors scheduled to graduate, and we're at (or actually beyond) the 85-scholarship limit. So 9 more people need to leave before we hit that 25 number.
I'm not saying it won't happen, but it hasn't happened yet.
|1 day 3 hours ago||This class only has 16 spots||
This class only has 16 spots currently. Three running backs or about 20% of your class is strange.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Corley's being recruited by a||
Corley's being recruited by a lot of schools. I think it helps a bit but he could easily go out of state. Michigan seems to be moving up, though.
|1 day 3 hours ago||It makes more sense than||
It makes more sense than Michigan or Syracuse.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Here's an article on Tosh||
Here's an article on Tosh Lupoi, who is known as a great recruiter...and a very slimy recruiter.
|1 day 20 hours ago||He's not a terrible actor,||
He's not a terrible actor, but he is kind of a poopface.
Sorry for the language.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Yet another reason to dislike||
Yet another reason to dislike Jared Leto.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I haven't really heard||
I haven't really heard anything following his second visit to Michigan. He visited Notre Dame and then Georgia in the following weeks, so he has been all over the place. He might just have been too busy to talk much to the media.
|2 days 13 min ago||I could be wrong, but I get||
I could be wrong, but I get the vibe that wide receivers, defensive backs, and linebackers often take a while to get serious about their recruitment and commit. Quarterbacks, linemen, tight ends, etc. often seem to get it over with earlier. I'm not saying that's a hard and fast rule, but the guys who carry out their recruitment until the All-American games, National Signing Day, etc. seem to be the skill guys (minus quarterbacks, who often commit early and recruit for their teams) more often than the linemen types.
|2 days 35 min ago||I'm busy that day, but I'll||
I'm busy that day, but I'll wear a Speedo in your honor, anyway.
|2 days 56 min ago||Yes, we do. Especially with||
Yes, we do. Especially with all four of our corners being upperclassmen (including Lyons). The guys behind them are very unproven, like Reon Dawson, Brandon Watson, Keith Washington, etc.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Already posted.||
|2 days 2 hours ago||You're not really missing||
You're not really missing anything with the overall numbers.
However, 3 of the last 4 picks have been in favor of Michigan...and the 1 pick for Syracuse in those 4 comes from an Ohio State site.
|2 days 2 hours ago||He was at Syracuse, then went||
He was at Syracuse, then went to the Buffalo Bills, then came back to Ann Arbor.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Bryan Cook is recruiting him||
Bryan Cook is recruiting him for Georgia Tech. Boo Bryan Cook! Boooooo!
|2 days 4 hours ago||Um, I think you're talking||
Um, I think you're talking about David Reese. And David Reese said that he wants to start out on defense but would be willing to help the team by playing fullback if necessary.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Not since Harbaugh was hired,||
Not since Harbaugh was hired, but he visited 4 times when Hoke was the coach.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I haven't heard any talk that||
I haven't heard any talk that Davis could be a linebacker. You may be thinking of Reese, who's a FB/LB.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I agree, but then this blog||
I agree, but then this blog probably isn't the place to hang out. I do not think Brian, Ace, or their other past writers (Tim Sullivan, TomVH, etc.) ever played football. I know Brian played hockey. I think Tim Sullivan was a cross country runner. I'm not sure about Seth.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Everyone has a fault. There||
Everyone has a fault. There aren't many former athletes who have the ability to write the way Brian does, or at least they don't take the time to do so. That's the choice you have to make as a written media consumer.
1. Do you want to read the words of nerds who have never played the sport?