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|13 hours 57 min ago||OK. If only UM guys can talk||
OK. If only UM guys can talk Sparty's-stupid shit, then Harvard guys must be limited to talking only Yale shit. Yet in this post you imply that the Harvard scope extends to all schools. So can a Harvard grad blast Sparty?
Damn, these elitist douchebag rules are not for the Sparty-educated.
|15 hours 15 min ago||So by that same||
So by that same reasoning...if you didn't play football here, don't talk shit about football?
Don't sell yourself short jdon, you're a tremendous elitist.
|16 hours 55 min ago||OK, here's the plan... Take||
OK, here's the plan... Take out Sparty at the game.
Since we don't have a mascot, we hire a professional:
|1 day 14 hours ago||So we've established that Mr.||
So we've established that Mr. Behm is a democrat. Check.
And what religion does Mr. Behm practice?
|1 day 15 hours ago||BINGO!||
|2 days 9 hours ago||Well presented point. In||
Well presented point. In short, I just think Borges is a better XO guy than a QB developer, so I'd say Lindley benefited more from Al's scheme.
Borges seems a decent OC, provided a well equipped offense. Not that any OC is going to shine given OL problems, but I don't think Borges' approach to the 2013 OL problems was well conceived (scheme-of-the-week confusion, and poor play calling).
|2 days 11 hours ago||I thought 10+ was possible.||
I thought 10+ was possible. Everything was going to gel this year. Possible new-offense stumble at ND my biggest concern. The usually critical Mattison was quite positive - the attacking D would dominate.
I was very high on the Hokester. He was a "turnaround" guy, and therefore the W/L record didn't bother me. He bled maize and blue. Former players loved and endorsed him. He brought in Mattison. He exceeded expectations in 2011. With the quality recruits he'd assuredly get (cuz, Michigan!) - watch out!
I bought all of the rationalizations as the program regressed because I wanted to believe he was still the guy. I didn't think the problem could be player development because you don't go 12-1 in your 6th year (Ball State) without the capacity to develop players, right?
2013's goat was Borges - I was fine with that - though many questioned Funk. Funk's stints prior to Michigan were Colorado State (4 yrs), then with Hoke at Ball State (1 yr) and SDSU (2 yrs). Hard to assess his development skills in those Hoke years, but his 4th year at CSU was not flattering - average rushing game, gave up a conference-worst 35 sacks.
The glaring development weaknesses on this team are OL and QB. Hard to judge Nuss too harshly at midseason of first year in light of that. The O has been improving.
If Funk were a liability, he'd have been let go too, right? An ESPN article a couple weeks ago (MGo thread topic) on Jim Harbaugh, told of the high importance he placed on maintaining a quality staff, having made staff changes even following years of (W/L) improvement. Contrast that with Hoke. I think this is Hoke's biggest liability. He's either blind to the development issues, or is too loyal/non-confrontational to make necessary changes. Either way...not good.
I'd love to hear an honest assessment of the program from Nuss. He just left arguably one of the best coaching staffs in CFB. I'm sure he's made some observations.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I was critical of Borges from||
I was critical of Borges from an OC standpoint, and this year's struggles do not change my stance on that, though I can understand the vindication position.
However, Al was the QB coach, and it does not look to me like these QBs have been developed too well.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Perhaps some no-huddle here||
Perhaps some no-huddle here and there?
|3 days 5 hours ago||FoxNews commentary? You're||
FoxNews commentary? You're saying TheBoLineage-- is the only poster that reports any negative news about the Brandon/Hoke administration?
|4 days 21 hours ago||If he's got any political||
If he's got any political sense at all, he'd donate the $3M to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
|1 week 2 days ago||There is no way we're going||
There is no way we're going to see a 4 team playoff for the next 12 yrs, as is the current plan, and such a joke. This may have been the transitional baby step necessary to appease the profiteering bowl assholes (who should have been kicked to the curb, and thankful for the far too many years they were able to delay a playoff, while raping the CFB landscape) and their enablers, but 4 teams is ridiculous. If it doesn't go to 8 for all the right reasons, the prospect of the increased revenue should get the job done sooner than later.
I would like to see auto-bids to the P5 conference champs, with 3 at-large bids. The more participants determined on the field, the better. This would encourage much tougher OOC scheduling - OOC losses wouldn't prevent you from winning your conference, but any year you're vying for one of the 3 at-large bids, you best have an impressive resume. If the committee wants to control more than 3 spots, then expand to 16 (I can dream).
|1 week 3 days ago||Don't disagree with your||
Don't disagree with your post, but I don't think we could run Gardner a lot. Dude takes a beating and is often gimpy the way it is.
|1 week 3 days ago||Any pursuit of Mullen by UM||
Any pursuit of Mullen by UM would only ensure he gets an even bigger payday than the one I'm sure is already in the pipeline for him. Miss St. is learning that this winning stuff pays dividends, and I wouldn't be surprised if they promptly upgrade their facilities as well.
|1 week 3 days ago||If you were to win $1M for||
If you were to win $1M for picking the winner of FSU vs. Miss St. next weekend, who would you pick?
I'll take Miss St. I'd also take Ole Miss over FSU. FSU's 22-game win streak never enters into that calculation.
|1 week 3 days ago||The playoff can't expand to 8||
The playoff can't expand to 8 teams soon enough.
|1 week 3 days ago||You're taking both sides of||
You're taking both sides of the argument, and it's annoying. On one hand, you're saying FSU should be #1 from the start of the season, and until someone beats them. On the other hand, you want to disregard the top-ten rankings of MSU's victims, questioning the quality of those wins because those victims had not yet earned those rankings for this season - just as FSU also had not.
Many want to wait until week 6 precisely because of voter's who like you, would place too much weight on a team's achievements from the previous year(s), incorporating an unfair bias into the initial ranking.
Waiting until week 6 would allow for enough context to be established for the current season so that a more objective ranking is initially established, or as you've put it, to better know what a good win is.
Since rankings do start before the first week, you just have to hope the voters objectively overcome any initial bias as the season progresses, which is what they just did in moving MSU to #1.
|1 week 4 days ago||I hear ya. Nuss needs to||
I hear ya. Nuss needs to incorporate some designed rollouts to mix it up a bit, and Devin needs to dump instead of taking sacks. He won't be able to sit in the pocket all game - they'll be bringing it. Nuss has two weeks to put some serious wrinkles in this offense. The D needs to show up (and scores some points?), and we need some breaks.
Oh, and how about pullin' a 180 on road-game mentality. This staff has sucked in that regard. Bring in a sports psych or two, and/or former player(s) to address the team. Next Saturday show the team a double-feature of Rocky, followed by the 1980 USA vs. Russia hockey game. DO SOMETHING.
Feed off the crowd hostility, Leave it all on the field. Play some pissed-off road-dawg football.
|1 week 5 days ago||Good work citizen uncleFred.||
Good work citizen uncleFred. I trust you have reported this to the Thought Police.
|1 week 6 days ago||Did the University of||
Did the University of Michigan maintain that high standard in its handling of the stain that was the Gibbons episode? I'm not defending Meyer, just sayin' your Michigan pedestal is a tad high.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Why would future players and||
Why would future players and coaches look down on a fanbase so impassioned as to take it upon themselves to get rid of an AD who is bad for the football program? DB won't go away with a letter-writing campaign. You think future coaches want micromanager Dave in their film room? At the game, do you like having to shout to the person next to you over the RAWK in between plays?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||6) Ruining gameday stadium||
6) Ruining gameday stadium experience.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think many players are too||
I think many players are too emotionally invested in the coaches and program - including the AD - to have a rational perspective of what the problems are with the program. Like a form of Stockholm syndrome. Those of us (fans) that see DB as a problem and are fed up with his antics have the best big-picture interests of the football program - including the players - in our hearts. The best way to support the players is to bring about the changes they deserve, in whatever ways possible, not to maintain the status quo.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So much of the game is||
So much of the game is attitude. It seems that at all his stops he's able to instill a high degree of his hyper-competitiveness in his team, and piss them off. This will have more effect on a college team compared to the professionals, but it's significant there too. That's why his teams turn around so fast.
In an evenly matched street fight, I'll put my money on the pissed off guy who wants it more - every time.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The confused message||
The confused message numbering is annoying, but the "Reply to #NN" link does take you to the correct "parent" post of a reply (not #NN), and the browser's back-button will then reposition the thread back to the "(Reply to #NN)" post. Perhaps this is common knowledge - new to me.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Does Addidas make a||
Does Addidas make a block-M eyepatch?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The offense appears to be||
The offense appears to be getting more comfortable in the new scheme. I was impressed with the 4th quarter running game especially. If only we had a solid game manager QB, I think we'd be good enough on O. Gardner makes some great athletic plays, but his panic attacks are a real liability. If the D shows up, and Gardner stays calm, we can take PSU at home.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You forgot to mention that at||
You forgot to mention that at School A, you get unsolicited visits by the AD to all of your team meetings!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe he liked our uniforms||
Maybe he liked our uniforms when he was a kid.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The KFC Double Down. The||
The KFC Double Down. The Maryland-flag-uniformz sandwich of the fast-food world.