"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|19 weeks 4 days ago||Cheer #1||
Former MMB member here. If my memory serves me correctly, former director Prof. Jamie L. Nix wrote this on a plane soon after he was named as director of the MMB. I think he told us he wrote it because when he was a grad student here in the '90s, all they had was "Let's Go Blue" and they needed some more tunes.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Agreed;\: 2008 - had to||
2008 - had to start a RS freshman QB or a walk-on, and had just graduated the leading passer in school history (henne), the leading rusher (Hart), and #1 overall pick in the NFL draft (Long)
2014 - 5th year senior QB with 4 and 5 start talent recruited by Hoke.
this season is by far more disappointing thus far.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Reminds me of this play||
I'm no football coach, so I'm not sure about the exact schematics, but this reminds me of this fake bubble vs. UConn in 2010 under RR's offense. Sorry for the lack of an embed as well...
|2 years 7 weeks ago||35-17 M||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Can't blame a guy for going||
Can't blame a guy for going to his alma mater
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Just bought my CMU/Ohio||
Just bought my CMU/Ohio tickets. Does anyone know where these seats have been in the past?
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I'd agree if we were tight on||
I'd agree if we were tight on cash. Sure it's not imperative, but the whole point of having a $100million + budget and multi-million dollar surpluses year after year is so that we can afford luxuries that other schools can't - like providing the live soundtrack to our football team.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I just registered with||
I just registered with marrow.org yesterday and will be receiving the cheek swab kit soon. I encourage everyone to do the same!
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Sorry if this is a stupid||
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can someone tell me the context/inside joke of "Death from Above?"
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Alabama disagrees.||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Excellent! I'll attend the||
Excellent! I'll attend the game in my wings jersey, with 'M' hat. And I'm glad they picked NYD to have the game... that'll give me a week to rest and get to Miami to see Michigan play in the MNC the following week!
|3 years 46 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 46 weeks ago||In my dream: Al Borges has||
In my dream:
Al Borges has an epiphany. He works in an uptempo spread offense (Chip Kelly style) that Bama has no film of.
We hang 56 on them, while Bama's inexperienced 5* recruits (because all their juniors left early to the League) have first big game jitters.
Oh, and there were bubble screens.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Even if he kept Mallet, he||
Even if he kept Mallet, he would've had 2 returning starters on offense instead of 1. While Mallet is a big time athlete, we saw in 2007 how raw is talent was even with a tremendous support cast.
People forget that regardless of any attrition that could be put on RR (which, I doubt he had control over mostly), the 2008 team he inherited still lost the leading passer in school history (Henne), the leading rusher in school history (Hart), and the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft (Long) to graduation. That will make a dent regardless.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Yeah, I hope it's not Ole||
Yeah, I hope it's not Ole Miss, because that would put him in the division of death (Bama, Auburn, LSU)
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I really wish he could get a||
I really wish he could get a job like the Arizona job.
1) BCS conference
2) zero expectations, so he could build from the ground up
3) USC is the only "good" team in his division.
Either way, I wish him the best and will be rooting for him to get a fair shot and be successful.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I respect your point, and it||
I respect your point, and it is a tough balance. It's a little difficult because we have so many returning starters.
And it's not so much the "spread vs. no spread" as it is the play calling out of the pro-style. I don't mind when Borges calls those roll-out throwback screens out of the I-form (i.e. Vincent Smith vs. Notre Dame) as much as when he calls these jumpball bombs to Jeremy Gallon.
When Coach Rod had Steven Threet and Nick Sheridan, he tailored his "spread" to their skills. Notice he didn't call zone reads because there's no way the DE is biting on their running ability. Perhaps Borges just needs to call plays, regardless of "pro-style" or "spread," that play to the strengths of his current players.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Dude, I support Coach Hoke||
Dude, I support Coach Hoke 100%, and I hope this doesn't happen, but it isn't inconceivable that we could lose these last few games. If that happens, we would finish with the same record as last year, despite having a much improved defense. That would be very disappointing, because it would suggest that an offensive system that produced 6000+ yards last year, returning 9 starters (minus Stonum and Schilling) is massively underachieving.
I hope that doesn't happen, and I don't think it will, but it's certainly not unbelievable.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Gosh, I know I'm just||
Gosh, I know I'm just rehashing what a lot of us feels, but I need to say these three things:
1) Coach Hoke gets my support because every coach should get a chance to install their philosophy, with their recruits, which takes at least four years.
That being said...
2) While Coach Rod may not know the defensive side of the ball very well, his offensive schemes worked
3) Al Borges, I beg you to please suck it up and throw in more zone reads and BUBBLE SCREENS.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||I agree. People make||
I agree. People make mistakes, and when they admit them it's a lot more easy to forgive them. A lot of other coaches would defend their decisions to the grave.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Damn. I'll be on an airplane||
Damn. I'll be on an airplane then :(
|4 years 3 weeks ago||As he left the team, Trent||
As he left the team, Trent blamed Rich Rodriguez for being cut, saying he was too fatigued from all the extra stretching on Sundays to perform at the next level.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||That looks like Boubocar||
That looks like Boubocar Cissoko's pursuit angle
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Y u only refresh five||
Y u only refresh five times???
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Sorry if this is a stupid||
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but it's been bugging me for awhile: What does "meta" mean?
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Bill Martin is calling him||
Bill Martin is calling him and Greg Schiano to see if they want the job.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Ace, were you wearing some M||
Ace, were you wearing some M gear and carrying some electronics in a shoulder bag? Did you finish a can of something and throw it away as soon as you arrived?
|4 years 4 weeks ago||That picture of Borges is||
That picture of Borges is tremendous.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||This is how you know Gregg||
This is how you know Gregg Doyel is crazy...
After Week Two last season:
|4 years 5 weeks ago||I like Nike products as well,||
I like Nike products as well, but Adidas is giving us A LOT of money. It doubled what Nike was giving us before:
I remember also reading, somewhere else, that we are now Adidas flagship university. If this is what it takes to keep advertising out of the stadium on gameday, I don't mind this sacrifice.