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|4 days 23 hours ago||Counterpoints||
1. Stanford was an absolute wreck before Harbaugh arrived, even a great recruiter would not be able to walk into that place and bring in top 10 recruiting classes. Stanford's recruiting classes in 2009 and 2010 (after he had established himself) were both significantly better than anything Stanford had brought in prior to Harbaugh arriving. Before arriving at Stanford he was also not on most people's radar as a great coach, that is clearly not the case this time around. Given the fact that Hoke and his staff were able to bring in a couple of top 10 classes I think you are being somewhat delusional, if you don't think a guy with Harbaugh's pedigree and his staff can't do the same.
2. You can win with any style. Harbaugh didn't have Alabama like talent at Stanford either, but that didn't stop him from going 12-1 in his final year. Offense regardless of what a team runs still ultimately comes down to execution and having a good gameplan. Acting as though a defense can't slow down a spread offense with a good gameplan and execution is also silly. You are also assuming that Harbaugh is more rigid than he actually is, his teams at Stanford while being heavy pro style also utilized some spread elements and SF was also one of the first teams in the NFL to start using the pistol. Harbaugh is not Hoke, his staff will call the game in the manner that it takes to win.
3. If he wins more games than the previous two HC's here none of that will matter. Winning solves everything. I am also not sure where you getting that he wore out his welcome at Stanford to an unfathomable degree, he left for he thought was a better job. Do you really think Stanford would not have wanted him back? He led them to a level of success, which was a pipe dream before he arrived
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Was going to point that out too||
Saying Miller didn't win a title is little disengeous when he quarterbacked a team that went undefeated and would have played for the national title (and been favored), without the sanctions.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||The difference in the national title game wasn't QB play||
Mariotta statistically had a good day, the difference was Ohio State's offensive and defensive lines controlling the run game. Maybe from a injury standpoint there might be an advantage to having a bigger QB, but I don't think it is a requirement to match up against physical defenses. Having a physical RB and o-line is what matters for combating a physical defense.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||I don't care what system he was playing in||
59 total tds to only 6 turnovers is ridiculous. That is the best ratio in the history of college football. Regardless of how QB friendly Oregon's offense is, it's not like just any QB could put up those numbers. Arm strength isn't everything, if it was the Tim Couch's and Ryan Leaf's of the world would not have been NFL busts. Intelliegence and decision making can make up for not having the best arm strength. I am not sure how he will turn out, but he has the intelligence to learn a more NFL oriented scheme.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly, this team didn't really need more free-swinging power||
They needed am everyday guy who could hit 1 or 2 ( Aoki for example, who played with KC last year) and help in the bullpen. They still have time to get bullpen help, though.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Are you assuming they resign Scherzer?||
Because if they don't that outcome would be a moot point since there is no way that Greene can offset the loss of Scherzer. Once again, we are back to the same conclusion, that this team at best is not any better than last year's team that wasn't good enough.
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||Krol was never a valuable piece of that trade in the first place||
Scouts had him pegged as fringe major league type of guy, who most likely would only stick in long relief. Not a surprise that is what he turned out to be.
They absolutely did not get enough Fister.
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||Gose and Davis are not ideal 1 or 2 type of hitters||
Speed isn't the only component. Neither guy get's on base at a high enough clip to be a great option. Gose doesn't hit for a high enough average and Davis rarely walks.
Not to mention Kinsler being a huge question mark, considering how awful he was offensively in the second half.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Not a fan of this offseason so far||
There is no way that losing Scherzer (assuming he isn't resigned) and Porcello from the rotation will lead to this being a better team next year, even with the addition of Cespedes, Simon, and a hopefully healthy Iglasias
Not a fan of Cespedes at all, free swinger to the bone on team that already didn't take enough walks last year. He had an OBP lower than Hunter's last year. Complete one trick pony at the plate, all or nothing. His defense is really the area that will provide a significant upgrade over Hunter's production from the last two years.
They still haven't done squat to bolster the bullpen, assuming Simon and Greene are in the rotation. As others have said you give up valuable trade pieces in the Simon trade for a journeymen, who fell apart in the second half of the year last year.They still don't have a legitimate number 1 or 2 type of hitter either, Kinsler was awful in the second half of the year last year, and neither Davis or Gose are 1 or 2 type of hitters.
Barring any significant move (resigning Scherzer or James Shields) I don't see how anybody could argue that this team has gotten any better and they weren't good enough last year. The window may be shut at this point.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||They lost seven games||
Do you really believe all of those teams were faster, stronger or more talented?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh could resign if he doesn't like the trade options||
SF doesn't have to fire him in order for him to consider UM.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Bill Snyder of KSU is 75||
I really don't see issue some people seem to have with Les Miles and his age. If Les is still passionate about coaching I don't think his age should be that big of a deal. I would prefer Harbaugh like anybody else, but Les is a good back up option with a track record of success if UM doesn't land Jim.
Edit: This commented was directed at Brody's posts earlier in the thread about not wanting Miles due to his age.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Do not understand the comments in this thread||
The reality is the Tigers may need to overpay for Victor if they have to, because otherwise if they lose him and Scherzer they are simply not going to be a contender next year. The window will shut on the Tigers if they lose both of those guys,and don't replace them.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Somewhat dead||
Nowhere near the rocking house that it was in the ND UTL game. Understandable, given the circumstances.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Still standing with the players||
The coaches not so much. That is the important distinction.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree||
When you have QB who can't move and protect himself from big hits, I don't see how that isn't dangerous. Same thing with Morris and his ankle, even before the concussion.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Finally switched||
About fucking time, idiots.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Still on both stations||
Go fuck yourself, ESPN.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||TCU/Baylor on both ABC and ESPN 2||
What in the fuck is this bullshit?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||TCU/Baylor still on both channels||
What in the goddamn hell?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||WTF||
TCU/Baylor is on both ABC and ESPN 2 now.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||The problem is there is till 12 minutes left||
At this rate we will miss the whole first quarter.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Once again, it is not blacked out||
Other games are just running way over.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Guys, the game is not blacked out||
It is on ESPN 2, the problem is the Baylor/TCU game is still going,
|20 weeks 4 days ago||TCU/Baylor game going longer than expected||
It is listed on ESPN 2 on my guide (Comcast).
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Will it switch to the Michigan game?||
Still a full quarter to play in that TCU/Baylor game.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Agree in principal||
However, that particular call was bogus to me. Didn't see enough contact either way to warrant a flag, that looked like typical handfighting to me. That could literally be called on every play.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Why pitch hit Perez?||
I really don't understand sending a guy with a grand total of 5 at bats on the season up when your season is hanging in the balance. Don't see how Romine or Suarez aren't better options.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Then that ref is as incompetent as the ones on the field||
and replay booth. Two steps and a dive for the first down, is 100% a catch under college football rules.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Not missing a rule||
It 100% should have been a catch. As somebody said in another thread, the players just can't catch a break. Stuck with shitty coach, and the refs and replay official pile on in that crucial situation.