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|3 days 7 hours ago||If it's a meatball sub,||
If it's a meatball sub, stealing a purse is totally worth it.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Innocent until proven guilty||
Innocent until proven guilty but...yeah.
So much for resurrecting his career in the MAC. He'll always have that Purdue game...
I don't think anything good happens at a casino.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Even if you take out the||
Even if you take out the three long runs equaling roughly 180 yards...
(which I don't know why you would, since every other major team has played at least one patsy so far and has presumably made big plays against inferior opponents)
...Michigan has run the ball 113 times for 546 yards. That's an average of 4.83 yards/carry, which would be good enough for #51 nationally.
So...I guess the moral of the story is...you're wrong.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Well, he's no Carlos Brown.||
Well, he's no Carlos Brown. But our group of running backs isn't particularly speedy right now. Green and Smith are both somewhat ponderous, Hayes has some decent quicks, and Drake Johnson is supposedly fast...on a track.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Green and Smith also missed||
Green and Smith also missed some holes against Notre Dame. We should have done better. I don't think we're great, but we're much improved from last year.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Didn't I say that Hayes is||
Didn't I say that Hayes is the quickest back on the team?
|4 days 3 hours ago||I mean, Lewis had a chance to||
I mean, Lewis had a chance to catch it, but it was tipped by the Miami receiver, IIRC. It's pretty tough to keep a bead on a ball when it's tipped at the last second.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Michigan was also without its||
Michigan was also without its difference-maker in the form of Devin Funchess. A couple years ago, it was Denard Robinson. Last year it was Jeremy Gallon. This year it appears to be Funchess. If you're missing your best player, things are bound to be a little rougher than you want them to be.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Hayes looked fast against a||
Hayes looked fast against a tired Miami defense. He is probably the quickest back on the team, but he's not fast or particularly effective. I think Michigan is using him nicely as a third down back. He's not as good of a blocker as Vincent Smith, but he can be used similarly.
|4 days 10 hours ago||There shouldn't be any||
There shouldn't be any "issue" with paperwork at this point. It doesn't appear to be injury-related, so my guess would be that it's some sort of disciplinary issue.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Please identify where I||
Please identify where I wished him harm.
All I said is that I will root for other, less violent people to be successful and lucky. Nowhere did I suggest that I wish him bodily harm, disease, personal tragedy, etc. You're making things up.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Maurice Hurst, Jr.'s dad||
Maurice Hurst, Jr.'s dad wasn't around. He seems to have made it to his second year of college without attacking a school security guard or attacking a girlfriend.
|5 days 19 hours ago||It's pretty clear. It says he||
It's pretty clear. It says he was released, went to the school, and proceeded to attack the girl after he took her phone and read her text messages.
|5 days 19 hours ago||I don't care what "life||
I don't care what "life experiences" he's had. As a junior in high school, he knew that it would be wrong to body-slam a school employee. As a senior in high school, he knew that it would be wrong to attack his girlfriend. He did/allegedly did those things, anyway.
There's no society in which everyone is successful. I'll spend my time rooting for the hardworking, good-hearted people of the world to find success.
And frankly - while we're talking about things we don't like - I don't like the insinuation that there's some kind of racial prejudice in my statement, as if a white dude who body-slams a school employee or hits his girlfriend would be given a free pass. Johnny Manziel hasn't done anything as bad as Jayru Campbell, and I also think Manziel is a moron. Am I somehow racist for disliking Manziel, too? Or is it more likely that I just dislike assholes?
|6 days 30 min ago||38-10, Michigan.||
|6 days 31 min ago||Make it the Junior Gemini.||
Make it the Junior Gemini.
|6 days 35 min ago||That kid is an absolute||
That kid is an absolute moron. I know some people will say "Best of luck to him" and "I hope he finds success in the future."
I hope somebody who's not a jerk gets the luck and success. I hope people like Jayru Campbell become hermits and can just live the rest of their lives without hurting someone else.
|6 days 34 min ago||He's a senior now. Class of||
He's a senior now. Class of 2015.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Like a stick/branch. Not a||
Like a stick/branch. Not a knife.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Well, McGary was suspended||
Well, McGary was suspended for all of 2014-2015 for using recreational marijuana, so using ecstasy ought to get Spence banned for at least a year...right?
|6 days 6 hours ago||Interesting dilemma. Taylor,||
Interesting dilemma. Taylor, Lewis, and presumably Peppers are good in-your-face defenders. Countess and Stribling are not. If Taylor and Peppers are injured, then it seems like a bad idea to stick with press man coverage.
|6 days 8 hours ago||I've coached middle school up||
I've coached middle school up through varsity, and I've coached every position at one point or another.
|6 days 9 hours ago||I'm not going to waste any of||
I'm not going to waste any of my precious MGoPoints on you.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Another interesting thing||
Another interesting thing regarding Manning is that after the Appalachian State game, one of the coaches - Hoke or Mattison - said that Raymon Taylor probably played his best game ever. So that guy has his best game ever, he gets hurt on the first series or two the next week, and the defensive backs were poor without Taylor, the nickel corner (Peppers), and potentially their starting safety (Delano Hill). Hill was the presumed leader for the position going into fall camp, so Michigan was basically missing 3 defensive starters - plus whatever Desmond Morgan is - for the Notre Dame game.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Is this a character from||
Is this a character from X-Men? I'm curious to know more.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Anyone who thinks Gardner||
Anyone who thinks Gardner should be benched in favor of Morris is someone who should be banned from posting in football-related threads. Maybe basketball or hockey is your sport.
|1 week 21 hours ago||So...you think we should wait||
So...you think we should wait for the next Heisman-winning cornerback to hand out the #2? I guess we should go ahead and place that #2 jersey back in mothballs for the next 200 years or so...
|1 week 1 day ago||As a coach, I will say that||
As a coach, I will say that mid-game adjustments are not as easy as they sound. You have a lot of different things that you can throw at a team, but you practice against certain things all week. You have your starters getting a lot of reps doing certain things. If they fail once or twice to defend a certain play or player, you sometimes chalk it up to "Hey, everyone makes mistakes" or "He'll fix it next time." You have to let players make mistakes.
Putting in a different package is not ideal. It usually includes getting out of your base defense, moving people around, and/or playing players who aren't as experienced or didn't get as many reps during the week. It's not a magical Band-Aid. There are some inherent flaws in going that route.
My experience with different "packages" on defense is that they are short-term fixes. Rarely do they work for an extended period of time. You can change alignments or change your front or go from a 4-3 to a 4-2-5 or a 3-4, but there are coaches on the other sideline, too. If they see you going to Bear to try to stop the run, they're going to run some man coverage beaters to move the ball and/or get you back in your base defense. If they see you going to a nickel to stop the pass, they're going to run at your weakness.
I think the bottom line is that a fix like that might have made it 24-0 instead of 31-0, but you can't scrap your whole game plan and expect that to totally flip the script of a 31-0 loss.
|1 week 1 day ago||So the coaches took a 6'5",||
So the coaches took a 6'5", 230 lb. guy...tried him at tight end for a little over a year...then made him into a damn good wideout...and this is a reason to be AGAINST the coaches?
|1 week 1 day ago||Countess did have 6 picks||
Countess did have 6 picks last year and was first team all-conference. So that's, like, pretty good and stuff.
Jake Ryan was much better in week two than he was in week one. I'm not really worried about him anymore.