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- Iowa’s (defensive team) bye week record.
- RR’s September/Opening Day performance (close loss to a good Utah team with a horrid team, mashed WMU, mashed UConn), He’s also 4-1 at WVU.
- Looking at too few other data points, Penn State (defense) is 2-3 and OSU, strangely enough, is 1-1 (they don’t seem to like scheduling bye weeks). Florida (offense mostly) is 7-0. Skewed because of Florida’s inordinate success. Oregon is 6-0.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||I just realized the tree||
I just realized the tree thing watching the game.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||I read your whole post using||
I read your whole post using Bo's voice inside my head. The avatar requires this.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Good comments. I really find||
Good comments. I really find it hard to believe, though, that Brandon was in doubt after OSU. My opinion. But if he was still thinking RR was viable, he could have, should have, would have bolstered him up for recruiting and continuity purposes. If Brandon really and truly had no idea what RR's fate was until 1/1/2011, then we are about to see a disaster unfold.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||And another one that I think||
And another one that I think eliminates RR no matter how the CC plays out: he has lost the team. Unrest on defense, an offense that knows it can be stopped by big time defenses. He doesn't have them anymore, IMO.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||I don't like that version. I||
I don't like that version. I never liked William of Occam.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Thanks. I was afraid to post||
Thanks. I was afraid to post it as a Diary.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Once or thrice on mgoblog I||
Once or thrice on mgoblog I have made a mess...
...and was slow to admit it. I was roughed up nicely. In retrospect, I should have just admitted my brain fart and moved on.
We all love us some Geaux_Blue, but on this one, it's time to cut your losses.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Nonsense. It's interesting||
Nonsense. It's interesting and helpful in our trying to evaluate the potential of a very young team.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||.||
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Hmmm...||
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Wouldn't you still have a||
Wouldn't you still have a chat? Let's face it, everyone reading this now DESPERATELY wants him to be a LB. I assume the coaches have that secret thought.
The more likely scenario is that GERG is not involved in any recruiting for another reason?
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Do you notice that he did not||
Do you notice that he did not meet with GERG? Am I reading too much into it that a key LB prospect doesn't meet with the DC at a home game?
|5 years 13 weeks ago||This is rarefied air. No||
This is rarefied air. No difference in potential between Dee and any of the RBs ahead of him.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||WTF?||
|5 years 16 weeks ago||If RR every devises a defense||
If RR ever devises a defense that does that, well, then...
|5 years 16 weeks ago||LOL, I was at that 9-3 game||
LOL, I was at that 9-3 game thirty years ago. Bob Ufer's last game.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Not really. But when the sky||
Not really. But when the sky was falling post-UMass and post-Indiana, I attempted to show that defensive suckitude in a Bend and Slowly Break defense is not linear. And, no, that Y axis has nothing to do with points!
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I think a good example of||
I think a good example of this is Denard. He has sick speed, but so do a lot of guys. It is his shiftiness - subtle changes of direction at high speed that breaks ankles - that makes him the nation's leading rusher.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Michigan 38, Iowa 27||
|5 years 16 weeks ago||He's going to have to improve||
He's going to have to improve on that meager 22 yard per carry average if he wants to play with Denard.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Damn, I hope so. It's at LB||
Damn, I hope so. It's at LB that we just need to find some players for the future. Perhaps MRob, Mike Jones, Demens, Kellen Jones next year. Come on, baby. We need to find a David Harris in the rough.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Perhaps the orientation of||
Perhaps the orientation of the team determines the value of the bye week. If a team is predominantly a defensive power, then the opportunity for radical scheme changes is limited. For a team with an offensive orientation, then whole new packages can be rolled out and practiced using the extra time. Of course I say this so that both Iowa’s bye week and our upcoming bye week will both be positives for us.
But a couple data points that might support this (this comes from a quick look at schedules – not certified 100% accurate):
This is a potential diary, but not for me today. Calling all Mathletes.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||DRob looks, even then, so||
DRob looks, even then, so comfortable with the rollout, and more instinctive/so dangerous. Am I imagining things, or, since DRob has become a more proficient passer, is RR rolling him out less?
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Thanks. Good feedback. Do you||
Thanks. Good feedback. Do you think Parker (from afar) changes anything up or stays with assignment football?
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Did you add an M to you giant||
Did you add an M to you giant insect dude?!?
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Come on, Stephen! A little||
Come on, Stephen! A little humor is all...
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Dude has put it all out||
Dude has put it all out there! No wiggle room left.
I think I would sell my soul for the KNOWLEDGE to be right...
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Sigh. Trying to put a pretty||
Sigh. Trying to put a pretty face on it, I guess. When I fielded my GERG concerns in the past, I get swarmed with people who question my IQ and understanding of Defense. It's concerning.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Here's where I have let||
Here's where I have let smarter people than me (this is a large n) change my mind. GERG may not be able to build an elite D, but his resume and football knowledge suggests he can build a serviceable one, say, with some years of recruiting Michigan talent, something in the 30s or 40s. Something very much like State showed Saturday. And while that may not be what we all want, with RR's offenses, it should be waaay more than enough.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Touché.||