This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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|1 week 4 days ago||If they did that competition||
If they did that competition when Paul Coffey was young he would own that record. Even Gartner has said so in the past. If it was 2 laps timed I don't think anyone could stay with a prime Sergei tho. He was the fastest thru the turns I've ever seen.
|1 week 6 days ago||That game was the my moment||
That game was the my moment of clarity that RR wasn't going to work. Even tho I still believed he'd win B1G titles and have some great seasons. Michigan as a fanbase was/is never going to tolerate a system that fails to pay proper respect to your own end zone. Even if our O was matching them score for score in that game, a great majority of the M fanbase is never going to watch teams roll us down the field with pure physicality even if our lil smurfs are holding serve on O.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||You may well be right. If so||
You may well be right. If so it was much maligned senior LB Des Morgan who was a big part of it. His inertia swinging slam on that play is epic.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||Jimmy Superfly Snuka||
Jimmy Superfly Snuka
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Let's see Chip take a||
Let's see Chip take a dumpster like Arizona and do what RR was able to. Chip inherited a pretty loaded & ready team at Oregon along with perhaps the best donor network( Phil Nike) in all of FBS. Give RR those advantages and IMO evidence suggests he'd be as good or better than Chip. In his best season at WVU he didn't even approach the talent on his roster that Chip had in his worst. I think the guy is a dick very similar to the other Kelly we know. I think that Kelly is a better coach also.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||True, although an NFC||
True, although an NFC championship & superbowl appearance put him above anything Chip has accomplished. Harbaugh is not worshipped like some kind of football idiot savant either. He's certianly recognized as a good/great coach but it feels to me like on a national level people think Chip Kelly is somehow better. I think he's RichRod light. Given same talent(Rich Rod never had the level of talent Chip had for 4 yrs at Oregon) I'd actually take RR. He seems to have a more engaging personality and genuine love for his players that I've never seen in Chip and he was doing most of the tempo/read option stuff before Chip was.
IMHO Chip is overrated and his stint in Philly verified that for me. The NFC least has been a dumpster and he was still never able to get past an early exit. Those who think he's going to arrive in a place like Texas or USC and just dominate beyond what Mack Brown or Pete Carroll did are delusional IMO. His defenses are consistently sub par and everyone has caught on to the offensive gimmicks that gave him a short lived advantage at one point. Hopefully he lands back in FBS and I get a chance to see if my gut is right. If he stays NFL I think we've seen the story already and it will repeat.
I do wish that, like somebody else mentioned, he would have fully committed to his style in the NFL. Sign Denard, Tebow, Terrell Pryor and pay them each a couple million and just use his Oregon playbook to the letter. If one or more of them goes down, sign another. Lord knows theres dozens of zone read/spread QB's out there selling insurance that would love a shot at the league. Hell you could burn through 5 of them a season and not run out for a decade. Probably be cheaper than signing Bradford too!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||hilarious!||
Auto correct on the Iphone corrects Bielema to Birkenstock. Now I'm picturing Big Bert in those big baggy shorts eating a bratwurst walking around in a crushed under his weight pair of Birkenstocks.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Birkenstock that is||
Birkenstock that is
|6 weeks 1 day ago||If I'm a HS player looking at||
If I'm a HS player looking at the next level(NFL) there's no WAY I'd want to play in Chip's system over someone like Harbaugh, Saban, Miles, even Dantonio.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||White boy basketball||
White boy basketball definitely exists as does white boy football. We all see it, know what it looks like but get that looking over your shoulder for Al Sharpton feeling when we hear it. Even when repeating it from the mouth of a black person.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Great that a player as||
Great that a player as legendary as Charles get to leave the game on his own accord. Here's to you Mr. Woodson. May your next phase of life be as great as the first was.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Nice cherry picking. Tell you||
Nice cherry picking. Tell you what. You gather up the best spread team in history and I'll take the best D LSU has ever fielded and beat your ass every time. Ask mighty Oregon how they like facing LSU. Rich rods best team would get waxed by any of LSU's best 5 D's. When people ask why the tempo spread won't work in the NFL I direct them to watch LSU. Give LSU even a marginal O and they win the games you posted clips of. Spread is not stopped by scheming against it. It's stopped by an angry,fast and aggressive D line and a gamblers mentality on D. JT Barret would be a cripple if they tried this years game plan vs. M against an LSU D line. I'm so sick of the sucking of every "spread" penis that falls out of a zipper around here. MSU with their 29th rated recruiting classes would rather play JT's spread than face Harbaugh again even with his stop gap QB and the leftovers of a Hoke dumpster fire O. Go cheer for Casteel. He's your guy I'd guess.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I've yet to see LSU under||
I've yet to see LSU under Miles get torched by a spread. And we all know their O sucks leaving the D on the field all day.
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||His balance is exceptional||
His balance is exceptional for his hgt. You can tell this is a kid who really likes being a lineman. He might even be that rare youngster who never wanted to be a QB or RB. He likes imposing his will on the other team. I'm loving this recruiting class more everyday.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Wow!!||
Watching his film I'm damn impressed.
First thing that came to my mind is "This dude is like a REALLY FAST Desmond Morgan".
I think I'd like a really fast Des Morgan on our team. I'd like that just fine.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Agree completely. If you||
Agree completely. If you could get an elite group of athletes like you get at a major U to fully commit to a singular mission, which is what option, T, veer football is all about. You could dominate I believe.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I think folks here are||
I think folks here are unfairly judging the coaching abilities of GMatt. He coached perhaps the most dominate D in the NFL, has a long proven record as a DC under many great coaches including Urban. I thought for the past 3 yrs under Hoke he was both under talented and inexperienced as far as personnel yet his D's never came out and shit the bed like oh say Casteel does every week. Usually it was only after our miserable offense continued to stall and put his D in bad spots with no breathers that we would crack. I'll take GMatt for the full time DC without batting an eye
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Who would be your best||
Who would be your best example of someone who knows how to stop a spread? I'm really curious because by that criteria the first guy that comes into mind is Chavis. LSU is the only team I've seen that consistently puts spread O's away with utmost efficiency. Their O then proceeds to lay an egg and they lose sometimes but nobody scores 58 on a LSU D. Who else can you say that about?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah Harbaugh's decision||
Yeah Harbaugh's decision makes more sense and with only 10 seconds left you figure the punt will kill most of it . But, I hate punting because it's actually a high variation event relative to going for it. They could run a punt back for TD as well as bad snap, blocked punt etc.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||If he goes on 4th and fails,||
If he goes on 4th and fails, they get the ball at the 50. They either score and leave you time or you stop them and get the ball and victory formation. Making them go an additional 25 yards means nothing.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I've evolved on this. If the||
I've evolved on this. If the opponent has the ball they have a chance to win. This has become more and more evident in the past decade. The goal is to get to victory formation. The way to get there is to keep the ball in your possesion. My local HS team won their 3rd state championship in 5 yrs this season. They punted a TOTAL of 3 times this season. Never kicked a FG or an extra point and that math has worked BY FAR in their favor. The game has changed and it's time to coach like it. Go for 2, punt ONLY out of desperation and keep the damn ball. I'd have thought this crazy ten years ago but it's proving itself more every season. Field position means nothing except relative to the chains. If you can stop them from their 20 you can stop them from your 40,30,etc. if you can't you best score on every serve.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||MSU is in the playoff because||
MSU is in the playoff because 2 coaches, Ferrentz & Harbaugh, coached like it was either 1985 or mid 2nd quarter of the game. The refs ALWAYS put the whistles away late in games. This benefits the offensive team 90% of the time. Even if both coaches don't get the 1st down they still give themselves the best chance to win. Making MSU go an additional 24 yds only cost Kirk valuable time. I'm sorry but you play to WIN and both situations were shining examples of playing not to lose. I found myself with the exact same sinking feeling when both calls were made. Only difference being I honestly think Harbaugh learned and will adjust. Ferrentz will repeat that decision every day and twice on Sunday.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Watched him play this season(||
Watched him play this season( first game in the video) kid definitely has the body but got worn out in that game and looked gassed for much of the 2nd half of that game. Being it was the first game of the season against eventual d4 state champs I don't judge that too harshly.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Defenses vs. spread teams||
Defenses vs. spread teams constantly amaze me in how wrong they attack it. What's the weakness of the modern spread to run O? The QB. They are so football ignorant that they have to stand back in the gun waiting for their O coach to analyze the D response to their alignment and signal to them what to do. Defenses should align all 7-9 defenders on the LOS and give them nothing to look at. Only watching the QB until he claps, meaning the play is called. Then the LBs & lineman shift to assigned spots for contain/blitz. Also as said before, clobber that QB on every Z/R play regardless if he gives or keeps. Against most spread teams I'd roll the dice willing to spot them 21 points just to get to their back up QB. Point being, don't try to contain the spread. That's what they want you to do. Punish it. Gamble early and often against it. Full house blitzes, A gap blitzes, crashing D ends etc. spread is subject to big negative plays and turnovers. Be willing to go get them at the risk of big plays. As far as tempo goes, leave all your D-line standing when they go tempo. No 3pt stances, and then stunt, stunt and stunt some more. Drop DT's or DE's into zone coverage while quicker LBs and SS's rip thru gaps. Even teach tacklers to rip runners & receivers shoes off in tackles requiring them to sub out. Faking injuries is also acceptable vs tempo IMO. If refs won't control the game and allow at least time to get set you do what you have to. As long as you're willing to take that player out a play its within the rules. In fact I'd love to see more of it since at least 1/3 of the plays I watch in tempo O's don't even bother having 7 guys set per the rules when they snap but the refs are so overwhelmed they never bother to call it. Oh how I'd love to piss off a spread OC with the stuff I'd pull on him.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Desmond Morgan. Local kid||
Desmond Morgan. Local kid that committed to RR, played for Hoke and finished under Harbaugh. A 3 star under the radar guy who IMO dramatically overachieved due to brains, hard work and dedication. A true Michigan man that future players can look to as an example of what's possible regardless of star rating.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Scott Schaffer ftw?||
Scott Schaffer ftw?
|17 weeks 14 hours ago||Cuurent youth coach here||
Coaching 10/11 yr old rocket football. What about this situation(regarding every kid play etc.)
Kid give ZERO effort at practice and is not even paying attention during games. Football requires 11 players working together doing their jobs. Little Johnny we'll call him wont block when he's in for his mandatory 8 plays so whatever poor bastard is the QB/RB is getting crushed under charging lineman as a reward for little Johnny's could give a shit play. One game Johnny doesnt quite get his 8 plays(maybe 5) because it is a very competitive & close game and the boys who want to be there are really into it. They[ve worked hard for 8-10 weeks in practice and they certianly want their best shot to win. Johnny's mommy comes to complain that he didn't play very much and what am I to say?
Well Mrs. so and so, you see my son and those other 5 kids out there trying to get a play off and actually play football? they know that Johnny won't even try and that means their going to get blown up and suffer actual physical pain due to your precious Johnny. Now keep in mind that if he was just less physically gifted but would give his best we could manage fine. But his complete disregard for is duties as a part of the team cannot be overcome. This may stem from the idea that he thinks he should be "running the rock" or starting QB so he's bitter. The reality is he has gotten chances to run the ball in practice and comes up crying when tackled so that really not a good fit. What would you have me do? Let other peoples kids suffer physical pain from being smashed into the turf under a mountian of defenders and tell them what?? Suck it up boys? Johnny loafs and you pay the price.
|18 weeks 10 hours ago||Any NFLers there? Any Heisman||
Any NFLers there?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Brian there it is. THNINB||
Brian there it is. THNINB awards for the week. Meaning the hays not in the barn of course.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I agree||
I think when the "going gets tough" for a team in a given situation, they look to their coach to actually give them something tangible they can do, or do better, to improve their situation. Clapping and yelling and hugging them while saying "hang tough boys" or "we just need to execute" don't qualify as tangible.
I think Harbaugh with both his knowledge of the game and his intensity of purpose, gives players a confidence to believe they can overcome whatever adversity the game has presented them. If they believe it, thats 90% of getting it done(at least when you're not completely out manned).
Hoke was a good guy in general with a great heart I have no doubt but very little to offer in terms of real cerebral advice/strategy to actually inspire them to believe they can. Once shit went wrong Hoke always gave of a vibe that said "Oh shit, now we're fucked" and it always rubbed of on the players.
A long time military officer I know fairly well who served in combat in Korea once explained to me that as an officer in a tank command you NEVER show the men that you have no idea what the fuck we need to do, even if you actually have no idea yourself. The men must believe that you are planning the next move at all times and you just KNOW its going to work. Thats IMO is what Harbaugh gives off