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|7 hours 17 min ago||I hope we use||
Peppers like they are using Adoree in this game. Just let him make a few big plays per game.
|8 hours 15 min ago||Oh - one more thing||
Tommy Armstrong can't throw a football to save his life in this game
|8 hours 17 min ago||Fun games today...||
That PSU game was fantastic. It was exciting and I'm hoping our conference fares well. I am also in the "hoping that OSU beats Alabama and loses to Oregon" boat. Drinking a few beers - Upland Dragonfly IPA (Indiana), Bell's Two Hearted, and Sam Smith organic chocolate stout. All are different and delicious.
|8 hours 37 min ago||Had to upvote||
One of my favorite movies!
|1 day 19 hours ago||I got one and wore it to that game||
There is still a gigapixel shot of everyone in the staduim where you can see me and my buddy with arms crossed, very serious. He's a ND fan... That was a crazy game and we stole it right from under them. ND's defensive backs were so horrible in that game. Kinda reminded me of playing "500" when I was a kid... Fond memories, but I'm looking forward to a pro-style offense run by better teachers in the near future
|3 days 21 hours ago||Shamalamadingdong||
iBD - booyah
|6 days 19 hours ago||That's what||
My gut says also... (Crossed fingers)
|6 days 19 hours ago||Ok||
Okay I have Alshon Jeffrey and Martellus Bennett today and not many other good options. So do I just roll the dice in my playoffs, or go ahead and get somebody who doesn't have a horrible QB throwing to them (against a powerful pass rush)??!?
|1 week 3 days ago||One more thing||
She was looking at houses in Saline. It doesn't matter where my parents live, other than the fact that it's close to the University, IMO.
|1 week 3 days ago||Wow.||
I have been on this blog for 5 years and never started a rumor. I thought it was cool that I actually recieved some insider info. Next time I won't tell you fuckers.
|1 week 4 days ago||gottla love this movie...|
|1 week 4 days ago||Not a fan of purple faces?||
Not a fan of purple faces?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Couple things||
Please do a little research on the godfather of the NFL draft and have some respect for an all time great NFL executive. Secondly, if he was contacted to gauge interest and Cutt said no thanks, that's pretty much turning them down. Nothing crazy or groundbreaking here...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Our offense||
Against the 2-3 zone is horrid. They just stand around and wonder why they can't get open shots.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||???||
There are moments in my life where I feel like I'm living in an alternate universe, and this is one of them.I realize that Navarre has several Michigan records for a QB, and that our team was miles ahead of where our program is today. Having said that, I couldn't stand watching him just stand tall in the pocket and get smashed over and over again. He was the least mobile QB in the history of football, and it's odd to me that you are on the other end of the spectrum. To each his own, I guess...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm going to add some thoughts...||
Pro Style - This offense is the most complicated to run for a college team, but translates immediately into the pros. This will get well trained QB's into the NFL more often even if their talent isn't really amazing (See MSU). They really focus on matchups, using formational changes to get an advantage. Lane Kiffin does a good job of this with Cooper.
Air Raid - This offense works really well for small schools that need an advantage to even the playing field. One problem is that this offense is nothing like the NFL, and successful QB's in this system have yet to be able to translate it at the next level. This system is almost like the passing version of the flexbone in that it tries to negate the advantage that your opposition has on the line.
Read Option - I would call this offense "Spread to Run." Rich Rodriguez invented this really cool innovation in offense and it has spread all over the nation like wildfire. It also allows smaller teams to compete with behemoth lines as they spread you out and gash you with misdirection. When combined with bubble screens and play action, this offense is hard to stop. When a defense does figure it out, it is a nightmare however because the up-tempo creates a long game for your defense.
Flexbone: The triple option has been around for decades, and it really forces you to be more "gap sound" than any other running attack. They will test you up the middle, off tackle and on the edge. As mentioned above, the lineman cut block the defensive line in an attempt to speed past them before they get up off the ground. This offense also gets really hard to stop when the QB/OC is really good mixing up misdirection.
While I agree with the OP that the most important thing is the talent of the coach himself, I really hope we don't go back to a spread. It took Rich Rod about 3-4 years to assemble the different type of player that suits that system. Brady has been slowly overhauling our roster to go back the other direction. Swinging back again could take another 3-4 years, and that just seems awful to me. I would like to see a power running coach that has a good track record of success take over the helm. I know this is not a popular desire around these parts, but it is the past of least resistance IMO.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I kinda wanna see Rich have a||
I kinda wanna see Rich have a classic tantrum complete with crazy facial gymnastics.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Lucky so far that it's only||
Lucky so far that it's only 6-0
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This is not going to be received well, but||
Why do you guys think Les will just give up his badass job at LSU and come to our rescue? What has he said that would give you that impression? I still think that Florida hiring McElwain (sp?) is really telling. He is their best choice, which means our best choice is probably one below that. Bielema was mentioned above as a bad idea, but I beg to differ. His main problem with Wisconsin was that his assistants couldn't get paid and they kept leaving for more lucrative jobs. We can guarentee his assistants get paid enough (see Nuss), and I would take him in a heartbeat. He runs the offense I grew up watching, and I know that this website is GOO GOO over the spread but I really like the smashmouth approach. The huge difference is that Brett has been successfull with it on a team with way less to work with than he'll have here.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone else||
Just keep refreshing expecting to see a "Hoke fired" thread? Please, please don't drag this out like you did before Michigan. We can save this recruiting class still
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Hope at DE?||
I beg to differ. The end of the season was really good for Taco, and I think his ceiling is higher. This dude came in stacked and athletic, and he's gonna beef up even more this off-season. Valuable big-game experience will bode well for his future.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||This was a gritty win||
If we can beat decent teams when our stars aren't on fire, this year's gonna be another fun ride. Loved hearing all the Michigan fans in Brooklyn!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Boom||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Psyched about||
Watching this team get it together tonight
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This team is unpredictable||
I mean, who knows which team shows up this weekend? I'm hoping that DG's one big mistake is minimal, and that Funchess catches the ball. I hope Taco shines in FC's absence, and DeVeon finds holes. This is our chance for a bowl, most likely.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||...||
What a long article to express very few thoughts. I like SW and I understand his intent to be clear/overly clear about the facts surrounding these events. This article was just a word dump that felt like it would never end. The "echo chamber" to which he refers is not something that can be stopped; it's called the internet. This had CYA written all over it IMO.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Whoot whoot!!||
Awesome moment - one of many to come...
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||How many||
Of you, like me, just laughed when the Derp snap hit Funchess in motion? I'm to the point where even awful things just make me laugh. I feel like I'm stuck in some kind of insane asylum. Then northwestern missed the field goal and it got even more funny. Please fire this staff soon, my soul is whithering from shame.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks!||
I really appreciate you posting your thoughts here. This is one of the things that makes this blog amazing -that we actually have former and current players blogging on the site. Go blue, and I can't wait to see how the season ends!! Mr Smith, do you think Johnson should get the start this week? IMO Drake showed some burst that we haven't seen all year.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||It's really cool||
How this took a national spin! This blog just keeps getting better and hopefully our team can start to follow suit!