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|17 hours 23 min ago||...and yet at his two||
...and yet at his two lower-level stops (SDSU, Ball State), he had his program on the upswing his whole time there. If you're looking to turn around a floundering program, he's been successful 2/3 of the time.
The problem with your stats is that when you only spend 3 or 4 years somewhere in a rebuilding mode, the first year or two are usually going to drag down your percentage. Then when you finally get a MAC-level program going, you get poached by a bigger school. Stanford has a .530 winning percentage overall, but Harbaugh's winning percentage there was .580. Does that mean Harbaugh could only win 58% of his games? Obviously not. But he spent the first two seasons turning the program around.
Hoke's Michigan stint obviously didn't work out, but if he had stayed at SDSU or Ball State, there's probably a good chance that those schools would have had some more good seasons under him.
|18 hours 15 min ago||Peppers himself has said that||
Peppers himself has said that Chesson is the fastest guy on the team.
|18 hours 18 min ago||It happens all the time at||
It happens all the time at our high school football games and basketball games.
|18 hours 19 min ago||That's a harsh take. Hoke has||
That's a harsh take.
Hoke has done a decent job at other stops (Ball State, San Diego State). I would certainly consider hiring him if I were a MAC program (or equivalent) looking for a new coach.
|18 hours 22 min ago||Terrell Suggs tore his||
Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles in 2012. He had 10 sacks in 2013 and then 12 sacks in 2014, the latter of which represents his second-best season total (14 in 2011).
|21 hours 9 min ago||I am concerned that Michigan||
I am concerned that Michigan has not been able to pull in an elite cornerback prospect, but if Lewis leaves and Stribling/Clark return, I think we'll be okay.
|21 hours 35 min ago||I agree that he didn't look||
I agree that he didn't look much different. There was a carry near the end where he made a little jump cut to gain a few extra yards, but otherwise, I don't think he ran stronger or harder or faster or shiftier today.
|21 hours 48 min ago||Why yes, he did. Also, Barack||
Why yes, he did.
Also, Barack Obama is President of the United States of America, according to lunch ladies.
|22 hours 4 min ago||Rawls probably wasn't going||
Rawls probably wasn't going to be the starter at Michigan in 2014, anyway. But the purse-stealing incident occurred in April 2014, so he was never on the team after that.
|22 hours 11 min ago||Yes, that's what I heard.||
Yes, that's what I heard. It's quite possible that Allen just improved a great deal. He was only working on punting before the spring, when John Baxter told him they wanted him doing both. Seychel was the kicker in the spring. So it seems that they were fine with Seychel kicking, but then Allen surpassed after knocking off the placekicking rust.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Dan Quinn disagrees.||
Dan Quinn disagrees.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I don't feel bad for him.||
I don't feel bad for him. Maybe the job should go to someone who's more deserving and lacks such a major flaw.
|1 day 17 hours ago||That doesn't really refute Black Socks's theory.||
That doesn't really refute Black Socks's theory.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Yeah, but who expected any of||
Yeah, but who expected any of those guys to be jettisoned? The most common suggestions have been Richardson, Gant, Bars, etc.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Eh, MGoBlog is just not where||
Eh, MGoBlog is just not where I go to make friends. I just enjoy discussing the football.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Dang...you were ready to cut||
Dang...you were ready to cut everyone loose. Those guys will surely be back unless something crazy happens.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Nah. Just stepped out of a private jet onto a tarmac.||
Nah. Just stepped out of a private jet onto a tarmac.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Neither do I.||
Neither do I.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Allen will be a senior, and||
Allen will be a senior, and O'Neill is a senior. I could say the same thing you said about defense.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Sort of. Redshirt junior.||
Sort of. Redshirt junior.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I don't know of many redshirt||
I don't know of many redshirt juniors who fit that description.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Punter/kicker||
|1 day 18 hours ago||Punter from Rockford. No,||
Punter from Rockford. No, he's not a must get, but he's pretty good. Big leg. I've heard not-so-great rumors so I'm not super enthused.
|5 days 15 min ago||I'm not sure you can really||
I'm not sure you can really say they're "deficient" if they're the best in the world at it. The likely answer is that sometimes, it's just not an easy thing to do.
|5 days 17 min ago||Schilling was a solid player,||
Schilling was a solid player, but he was never really a mauler. I think he is a little overrated by some fans because of his recruiting hype and such. Solid, but not great.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Greg Frey is the OL coach at||
Greg Frey is the OL coach at Indiana. He coached up some pretty good offensive lines at Michigan, too. He's one of the few Rodriguez coaches I wouldn't have minded keeping around, because he was certainly better than Darrell Funk.
|5 days 18 hours ago||"Spread" isn't really a||
"Spread" isn't really a system. There are some teams who spread it out and run zone, and there are some teams who spread it out and run power. For teams that are largely zone, I think it's pretty easy because you're making about two reads before it becomes just about whether you're a good runner or not. For example, on an inside zone run, you're reading the playside DL and then the MIKE linebacker (in some systems, you read your OL).
I think playing in Harbaugh's offense would be slightly more difficult because there are so many different types of blocking, your reads vary. But at the same time, so much of being a RB is based on instinct and athletic talent that most backs who are truly talented could probably succeed in both. For example, Adrian Peterson would do just fine in a zone scheme or in a power running scheme.
|5 days 18 hours ago||So...Grant Newsome?||
|5 days 19 hours ago||I think Glasgow has a shot to||
I think Glasgow has a shot to get drafted as an offensive guard this year.
I really miss the big, brutal offensive linemen of the past. I think we're getting back to it, but Lewan and Molk were the only real standouts over the past six or seven years.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Ill bee their.||
Ill bee their.