I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 week 5 days ago||Wrong! it's Brandin'||
Wrong! it's Brandin'
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Agree||
The point is, it's the same story too often. Play-calling to date = embarrassing offense. How many times would the crowd run power up the midde? Right there is improvement. But then we non-professionals would not be setting up the PA, and all the success it has garnered. Damn, we're so short-sighted.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||No, they are not.||
At this point in this season, there's nothing to play for except pride. All the "that should be enough!" arguments aside, the wind really left the sails after the state game. I think that when the team really has brought the passion, and pathetic coaching neutralizes that, it is truly demoralizing.
I think you'll see some initial fire from the player's in The Game, but if the coaches bring the same play-calling, that leads to the same problems, that "passion" won't last past the first quarter.
If they bring the same basic game-plan, then they aren't trying. Do something - spread the field with wideouts and pass out of the 'gun all day - anything but what we've been doing. Could that be any less effective?
Wouldn't you love to hear someone like Lewan's honest thought's on this and other topics, such as the competency of Borges and Funk?
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||If you want to take that||
If you want to take that angle...shitty team = not as much money.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Whatever you think of DB, I||
Whatever you think of DB, I think he cares enough about the product that he doesn't need empty seats to alert him to the weekly embarrassment. Do you think he's content to field a .500 team as long as sales don't drop off? I think the guy's got more pride than that.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Hoke has to let Borges go.||
Hoke has to let Borges go. If I'm DB and Hoke is not coming to this conclusion on his own, then I've got to seriously question his competency. Regardless of whose call it is, I think that call is made - I just wish they'd do it now. You gotta send a message that this is not acceptable, we recognize the problem, and are acting upon it. Consider - strongly - how the handling of this problem is perceived by our current commits/leans - quick, decisive corrective action, or a bumbling stumbling through the rest of the year.
Hoke is a delegator, and has his strengths. I'd see how things go next year with a new OC, whom I would let have some degree of input, if not final say, on his staff. While the jury's still out on Funk, I think this thread reinforces the sentiment that it's tough to block against an oft-stacked front that knows what's coming,
To keep Borges is to believe he has the potential to reverse his ineptitude. If he does, and he hasn't...enough said. For the rest of the year, anybody on that staff (including GAs) would be no less imaginative a play-caller, and I don't think his QB coaching would be missed. I would put more trust in a random play-call generator (weighted slightly toward passing) - I couldn't be more serious.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||I contend - with complete||
I contend - with complete confidence - that you are an arrogant alumni douchebag.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||We need to show credentials||
We need to show credentials with differing opinions? What are yours to say he wrong? I should hope UM would hire no less that an "expert" as OC - how's that been working out?
We all recognize Mattison's 2011 turnaround of the "same" defense as a testament to his coaching prowess - a textbook example of what good coaching can achieve. And yet it's crazy to think that a different OC could achieve more?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Hire Kugler's dad.||
Hire Kugler's dad.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Good for Nebraska. I'm||
Good for Nebraska. I'm envious. I wish we would take it a step further. Schedule two top-tier (top 1-3 in their conference) opponents, and top-half (at least) teams for the rest. You want to be the best? Then play the best. It's good for exposure - recruits want to play in big games. Fan perspective - you want to face a MAC, or an SEC team? Which would you rather attend?
Lots of talk this wek about playing to win. Scheduling tough teams is like going for it on 4th down - you may not always make it, but at least you tried! And when you make it, it pays big dividends. Scheduling weak teams to "ensure" wins, is playing not to lose. Which team would you rather be? I want us to be "that team" that is fearless and takes all comers.
A tough OOC schedule doesn't affect the B1G race, and isn't the tournament selection committee going to reward SOS? If we suck against these top teams, then we need to get a coaching staff that will rise to the occasion - kick our program up a notch - not maintain the status quo and revert to scheduling cupcakes.
Scheduling wimps to have all, or almost all OOC games at home is lame. Ultimately it waters down the quality of the program for a buck. Such a blatant money grab, and shiity games. I don't care if everybody else does it. Michigan difference, right?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||+10 Correct answer. Borges||
Correct answer. Borges can try this, or something (he should know) will not work. He chooses the latter, and he did it throughout the game. Enough said.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Peter:||
Don't be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Blast:||
Your "don't be an ass" reply started this lengthy diversion. What's funny about that is, I don't think the guy was ripping Brian in saying "if Brian said it, it must be true", I think he was ripping on all of the Dear Leader worshippers that jump to his defense - and there you were - right on cue!
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Hate this.||
I'm an avid reader of the site, and often get a good laugh from some genuinely witty, off-the-cuff posts. But I too am incrfeasingly annoyed with the number of embarrassingly obvious and "clever' sophomoric posts. Middle-schoolers? I hope so for their sake.
What also sucks is the frequency with which good healthy threads quickly digress into off-topic bitch-fests over the stupidest things. Seinfeld threads...but not funny.
I also frequent 11W. While not a douche-free site (none are), the threads stay refreshingly on-topic.
BTW, bitching about thread content is never off-topic.
|13 weeks 7 hours ago||This.||
I hate it when we benefit from questionable calls - I don't want a tainted win, and I don't think this one was - but I'll make an exception for ND with all the breaks they've gotten over the years against us and others. I actually enjoy it.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Well said||
And the away uni maize piping and number trim is like putting aftermarket gold pinstripes all over either of those cars.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Excellent idea||
I'm in the "don't care for it" camp. I'd like to see them shelve this, and I think it becomes more difficult to do so the longer it continues. A "legends game" would be a convenient, face-saving event that this current legends tradition-in-the-making could morph into. Keep it to a one week thing. This lets our future legends establish their own identity (number) and still honors the legends - which I have nothing against.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Solid assessment||
O'Brien is excellent. If he stays, PSU will be at UM/OSU level, and that will be one tough division. Rutgers could be significant as the local B1G school for northeast talent, already showing some recruiting ability.
I agree about the West. The B1G was smart in how they comprised the divisions, because a few of those West teams will step up and fill the power void in that division. I think Northwestern is one of those teams. This is the perfect storm for them, with what should be a good season coming up, which will continue to bolster their recruiting. I don't know what their facilities are like, but if they ever decide to spend some of that endowment money to make them top-notch, they have a very attractive package to offer - academics, location, recent success, and legit shot at CCG every year.
Wisconsin will be intriguing - and I think successful.
Nebraska won't stomach many more good but not great seasons under Pelini, and I think that's exactly what he'll continue. If they bring in the right guy, then watch out for them.
I tend to be an optimist, but really do think the B1G will have 6 (give or take) excellent to very good programs (2-3 in each division) by the time PSU clears their sanctions (I realize it will be a few years after their penalties end to reach full strength).
Won't happen overnight, but it's going to happen.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Keep it simple||
Less is more. Nobody wants the homes messed with - why mess with the away? For the away, take the home jersey, and replace the blue with white, the maize numbers with blue. No piping, no maize trim on the blue numbers - a strict inversion of the home. Any under garments also stark white. Very clean look that would look very sharp. Makes the helmut stand out a little more. All the uniformz scream "trying too hard to be cute" and they fail.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||What's the consensus among||
What's the consensus among PSU fans - does O'Brien stay put through the sanctions and beyond?
I hope he does for the sake of the B1G. Guy knows what he's doing. PSU will be very relevant if he stays.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||The OL is the key this year.||
The OL is the key this year. I think our young physically capable guards get enough mental-game osmosis from our experienced tackles to make the difference, especially toward the end of the year. ND may be tough in this regard early, but I think the atmosphere for that game carries us.
DG is the man, and the second biggest factor, but not a question mark. What I loved about him last year was his instinctive knack for converting 3rd-and-longs. I don't know if the actual stats back that up, but he just seemed naturally clutch in that regard. I think he makes a big statement this year.
The D should be better this 3rd year under Mattison, despite not having Ryan for the first 7ish games.
As someone said earlier, week-by-week I like us in every game, but tough to win 'em all.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||~!||
That spit joke actually made me laugh...cuz it was a joke - they've responded to this story with more overall class than this site has.
I read 11W almost as frequently as this site. I like to gain the rival's perspective, and I know I'll enjoy future Games even more, with greater insight into their program. The 12-year-old level banter is embarrassing - on both sites - but I guess that will always be there.
I do like this site a lot, but I must say that at least on 11W there are far less grammar police, over-sensitive whiners, arguments over whether something is OT or not (and disclaimers just in case someone thinks it is - oh no!). Oh, and the way the slightest criticism of Brian brings on a North Korean-esque defend-the-dear-leader, knee-jerk response? - love that. I think Brian's a big enough boy to defend himself folks - if/when he cares to.
There's a lot I like about this site, I just needed to purge some accumulated BS. Just keepin' it real - we like that here- right?
|21 weeks 5 hours ago||I watched that game - he||
I watched that game - he shredded Bama. He has his loose-cannon moments, but I don't think he's a self-destructor. He's a competitive, clutch player. As mentioned above, he's accurate and efficient. Instictive (and very effective) scrambler. In the wake of Russell Wilson, I don't think his size will be a factor in the draft. As long as his antics don't get any more frequent, or stupid than what he's shown, I'd be very surprised if he falls out of the 1st round.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||I gotta work on my obvious||
I gotta work on my obvious sarcasm.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Hey, maybe the kids would||
Hey, maybe the kids would like to swap colors on the helmet - blue wings on maize - EPIC!! Anything they want, man.
|23 weeks 17 hours ago||BigT||
You're too hung up on stars in this atypical situation. You gotta read between the lines sometimes. Not as much to go on as other recruits, but think of the athletic ability and skills necessary to get the camp rankings they've received - did all those non-January players just have collective off days? After reading these reviews, you don't get the sense that their recruitment is accelerating? You really think that a month from now their offer sheets will not have grown? I am much more excited about Watson than Westphal, and get a good vibe from Canteen also. These guys are in no way plan-B.
Were you one of those who thought the Hoke hire sucked because of his sub-500 W/L? Same shallow thinking.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, there is an innate,||
Yes, there is an innate, primitve sense of contentment, that comes from hovering over grilling/smoking meat with a beer in hand(especially in the cold of winter).
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Try the "fuse" on your Weber||
For excellent pork butt:
I saw this years ago and it's a good general approach for a Weber. Can't find the original link but here's one that provides the basic visuals:
What this site doesn't show: Put a foil grill pan (those from Weber are perfect) in the middle of the 2/3 charcoal fuse, with hot water in it before you light it (drop a "handfull" of hot briquettes at the start of the fuse).
CRITICAL - Don't use regular (blue bag) Kingsford, which has lighter fluid type chemicals soaked into the outer layer of the coals, and imparts an unpleasant taste when cooking low and slow. Stubb's charcoal (the sauce people), make natural briquettes that are sold at Lowes. Kingsford makes (or made) natural briquettes (burnt-orange bag) called Championship briquettes, but I haven't been able to buy them for a while (at least here in NH) - discontinued? I'm going to try it with natural lump one of these days - but the uniform-shaped briquettes are preferable.
I do not overlap the coals as those photos show (perhaps I might in the winter though), as I've found they burn hotter and a little faster. I also don't go quite as big with the wood chunks, but space them about like that almost all the way around - I will remove the top coals of the fuse and replace with wood chunk wherever they're placed. I don't get 8 hrs - more like 5 give or take, but then I leave my vents all wide open. I've never checked what temp the fuse burns at, but it always turns out great. I've read that when smoking, the meat only really absorbs smoke flavor for the first half or so of it's cooking time (total 8-12+ hrs depending on temps), and therefore folks will finish the butt in the oven - wrapped in foil at the desired, (controlled) temperature-dictaed time. I've gone an additional 3-4 hrs at 300 deg. with great results, and with more time, will go 250-ish for 6-7 more. I wish I took pictures last time! One fuse-burn (~5 hrs) is just about ideal with this approach.
Experiment with venting and everythings else. These are just rough guidelines really.
One last tip: Attain an internal temp of 210-215 deg. I usually hear folks recommend 180-190, but I have found the pork a little tougher and porky tasting in the middle. I think the flavor, and overall product is much better at the higher temp (not alone on that opinion). The moisture (and melted collagen) retention of the foil, works with the bark attained during the smoking session, however you may have rubbed it, to provide incredible juices you can pour over the shredded pork or use for dipping, whatever.
Anyone else do this? Love to hear your tips.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Everybody chill on the||
Everybody chill on the non-4-5 star whining. The coaches have the inside track on all these recruits and they wanted him - the kid would have blown way up down the line, and he obviously really wants to play for UM. Great addition.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Don't take one persons word||
Don't take one persons word for it - I saw it last night and really liked it. It's got good sequel potential too.