Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|5 days 9 hours ago||I've even heard that blowhard||
I've even heard that blowhard Cowherd say Detroit is among the best sports cities. They'll support everything from NCAA basketball to WNBA to UFC. They show up. That's the only measure that counts IMHO.
|1 week 8 hours ago||I really don't care if the||
I really don't care if the Vegas PD planted that gun to get him that 30yr sentence. He deserved all of it. He should have moved to Italy or something and never looked back. I called that years ahead of his arrest. Told my wife after that travesty of a verdict that he better stay in friendly cities for the rest of his life. A traffic stop in the wrong county was going to land him in prison or his grave.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Truth. It's gonna be a real||
Truth. It's gonna be a real shocker for the economy when they just say "can't pay it"
|1 week 12 hours ago||We passed that point about||
We passed that point about 10yrs ago. Problem is it's a not going to be obvious till 10yrs from now. But I know there's already way too many Baristas with papers.
|1 week 17 hours ago||How about we just come||
How about we just come together as adults and stop lying to kids? At any typical U across the country Id estimate that 50-75% of the kids enrolled are wasting their time & money. Meanwhile their mere presence drives up the price for the ones who should actually be there. It starts with US. I've hired 3 kids who were good enough students to qualify for a decent college but I offered them a 2yr path to 50k if they would stick with us. They're sharp kids w/good mechanical inclination and they are now designing and detailing machine components with minimal supervision. In 6 yrs they will have earned over 200k, gained 6yrs real world experience and be FAR ahead of that poor bastard graduating 250k in debt. Time to admit that the creation of media/www had made 75% of majors obsolete. No longer worth the paper it's on.
|1 week 18 hours ago||I've got a feeling we're||
I've got a feeling we're going to learn the name Holly Hoogenraad and like it very much in the near future. She's from my area and has been committed to M since she was a sophomore. She's a wicked good athlete all around and was a finalist for miss softball or whatever.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||No way.||
My son might make a decent/serviceable HS football player & possibly baseball, basketball as well but thats where it ends. Funny thing for me is watching parents who just refuse to deal with that reality early on.
I love seeing dad who's 5'8" 165 and mom who's 5'4" 165 thinking junior is going to the N_ _ . The most fascinating for me is hockey. Those guys have the racket IMHO. They sell EVERY parent that they reasonably can that junior definately has the potential to make it. IF and ONLY IF he plays on their travel team against "proper competition". Mom & Dad never played or had the opportunity to play hockey. Hockey has no real "size" limitations and "speed" as its generally known(running, jumping etc.) do not apply the same on ice. This gives every travel coach(you know the guy. The rink rat who probably played some AHL or OHL or EHL hockey and MAYBE had a cup of coffee in the NHL with the Whalers) the ability to sell mom & dad that junior has the potential to really bloom. In his caring hands that is, and for the paltry sum of $3200 a season + equipment & travel/hotel/dinner for the family as well as picking up the coaches dinner & bar bill if you want to be with the "in" parents.
I had this exact experience with a good friend. He was chasing his 12yr old all over the midwest. Spending exuberant $$$ on travel & equipment chasing a dream. HIS dream. Meanwhile I read an article about Brendon Shannahan and how when he was 12 he could shoot a wrist shot from the half line to the back board in the air. I ask my buddy if his son or any on the team could do that? He says "hell no".
Shanny learned/gained that by spending his every waking hour since age 5 shooting balls & pucks at their homes garage door. Does his son do that? NO. Do any of the kids on the team do that? No. They just wait for mom & dad to open the wallet and make them into an NHL player.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This is my WTF momont regarding spread offense/zone read||
When did the rules changes in college FB that created the situation whereby the QB can be "roughed" when he is a runner?
The reason I ask is because this is the absolute ROOT of the success of the spread to run/zone read offense success over the past 25 yrs.
Take an old school wishbone/option offense. In that offense the QB could be CLOBBERED same/same as a RB because, he essentially becomes one once he makes a step towards the LOS & outside the pocket established traditionally by the tackle/tackle box.
Same for the even older "winged T" or "full house T" offenses. The QB is treated as a RB and attacked as such.
My defensive coach in HS when we faced a T offense instructed us to ignore the fakes for which a T offense is built and tackle everyone. This was a relatively effective method for getting defenders to attack vs. option offenses rather than trying to read, which is what THEY want you to do.
Why/When did the rules change? I never understood this. It was never announced or published yet somehow at the advent ot the ZR based offense rules were reinterpreted to specifically BENEFIT teams that run this. If Pat White or Denard Robinson or Braxton Miller or ..... were picking themselves up off the turf after EVERY play(every ZR play) they would not last a game(in the case of "slight" guys like PW or DR) or 1/2 a season in the case of Tebow/Braxton/Juice types.
That along with the relaxation of offensive holding rules for recievers and loose/non enforcement of the ineligable man downfield rule propogated the rise of the spread offense as we know it in HS/college football IMHO.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||BTW. Middle school worries me||
BTW. Middle school worries me the most. The combination of different physical maturities is greatest in 8th grade. The ones that have gotten their testosterone shot already can really hurt ones that only have fuzz nuts.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Our weight limit for the||
Our weight limit for the 5/6th level is under 135 to carry ball, 160 gets a helmet stripe and can only play OT.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Amen to the organized hugging||
Amen to the organized hugging analogy. I've coached rocket for 3 yrs and IMHOT the benefits/lessons learned far outweigh the risks. We teach keeping the head out of tackling & blocking emphasizing rugby style tackling and position/leverage based blocking. Seeing a 175lb 10 yr old who is clearly on a track to diabetes & sedentary rotting disease(yeah, I invented that term) lose 15 lbs, quadruple his endurance & discover a world where his "abnormality" in everyday life is of value & makes him feel he really fits in. His mom just glowed over us about his new found purpose. I see him at events at my sons school and he lights up when he sees coach. I've seen varying degrees of this same type of awakening if you will with at least 8-10 kids over 3 yrs.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Loy Vaught. 8th grade. He||
Loy Vaught. 8th grade. He could dunk and I watched him do it several times. They beat us by what seemed like 100pts. I remember thinking that their 8th grade team could beat our varsity.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Did I just watch the end of||
Did I just watch the end of M00N? My lord that was painful. Gardner ends up the hero after playing like crap for 58 minutes.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||So if we're in a mutually||
So if we're in a mutually consented coitus and I speed up my pace. Should I seek consent to do so? Or risk it and just kinda go with the flow? I'd like to think the latter is alright but now I'm concerned. Perhaps the next morning when her vulva are sore she could decide that it was assault and ruin my fucking life. We are obligated to educate young men as to what consent is but young women are not to be educated? I have a daughter & a son and I intend to try my best to make sure that BOTH of them are aware that there are unwritten rules that exist along with the written ones but the nuance of applying rules to an activity that happens in total privacy between only 2 people is almost impossible. However saying that is she says it was assault makes it so is a recipe for disaster.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||After watching the OSU game, then the bowl vs. Fla||
I wish he'd left before OSU and we could have had Mattison running the D vs. the buckeye's. I think based on GMatt's previous efforts vs. Urban, it could have been a much different result.
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||I've got Woodson, Desmond,||
I've got Woodson, Desmond, Denard & AC at the top of the pile together. All such unique & special athletes. Tons of great wolverines but these guys all seem to have superpowers.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||All I know is that I can find||
All I know is that I can find you 100k yr if you are certified to weld stainless steel tanks. 70-80k yr if you can do structural welding
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Once again I question why the||
Once again I question why the rules seem to be not enforced in regards to the rugby punt. We got burned this yr on roughing calls when the punter clearly stepped outside the box. IMO the rules need to be changed to encourage pro style punting as the norm. If your punter makes any motion resembling a "football play" that is not consistent with a punting motion he should become fair game. No roughing applies once you step sideways IMO.
|21 weeks 8 hours 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.
|21 weeks 2 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.
|24 weeks 4 days 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.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Jimmy Superfly Snuka||
Jimmy Superfly Snuka
|25 weeks 4 days 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.
|25 weeks 4 days 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!
|25 weeks 4 days 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.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Birkenstock that is||
Birkenstock that is
|25 weeks 4 days 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.
|25 weeks 6 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.
|26 weeks 5 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.
|26 weeks 6 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.