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|4 days 11 hours ago||Alignment||
I got the feeling last week that our alignment was the issue on the play action inside slants that were run rather than being tempo'd. Colorado hit those passes regularly in the first half, and some were wide open. I think one went for ~50 yards after the safety missed the tackle.
But in the 2nd half it felt like the window over the middle was much smaller, and the throws were more difficult. I'm sure this was partly due to the line getting pressure.
But UCF ran the same play multiple times with success, so I'm sure PSU will be testing us as well.
|1 week 5 days ago||Agreed||
This to me seems like clean fun, and I thought it was kind of funny and interesting to read all the people who seem to have some relationship with Colorado.
|1 week 6 days ago||Jabrill||
I have seen Jabrill's stat line a few places, but they don't seem to mention his forced fumble anywhere (including here). Is there a reason that stat doesn't count? He pretty much ran straight throught the QB forcing him to drop the ball.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Hmm||
I wonder if Duke lacrosse would agree with this or not...
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Peppers||
Peppers did play a few games in 2014...
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Schedule||
Given that schedule, I suspect I will let my season tickets lapse, and go every other year. If I had to guess, Manuel would only have done this if he knew he was going to be able to flip the MSU series somehow, but just isn't able to announce it yet. Notre Dame only has 10 games on the schedule yet for 2018. MSU only has 2 non-conference opponents, and both teams have an opening on Sept 15th, 2018.
Maybe we get lucky, and somehow convinced MSU to flip home games with us, and in exchange they get ND at home in 2018 rather than Michigan. I would be Ok with that since it restores order in the long run.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Definitely||
I definitely see a slip in baseball since I was a kid. Other sports (mostly soccer) are taking away from baseball. Additionally it is a very slow paced game. Kids just don't often have the attention span to be interested when a game on tv takes 3 hours to play. I remember watching the tigers play regular season games as a kid, but I won't even turn on the World Series unless the tigers are in it.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Danny devito||
Yeah but Danny Devito has the ever elusive good pad level, and would make a killer fullback.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||NBA||
Interesting observation on the NBA. I would counter that I think the NBA is so much about skill (hand/eye coordination) that doping won't help like it would in the NFL, cycling or Track. You need to be tall (so HGH until you are about 6'6) but after that, it's about being skilled.
In the NFL, you can fully exert your muscles on just about every play if you are along the line. For cycling/track it's about pure endurance or pure speed. In baseball it's been about hitting a ball as hard as you absolutely can, or pitching over 100 MPH. You don't see NBA players at a true full sprint for more than 20 feet at a time, and given the "no contact" nature of the game, you aren't going to be using your full strength very often either.
I'm sure it happens some in the NBA, but the success of people like Curry make me think there isn't as big of an edge to be gained as in other sports.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||UFR||
This is where it would have been nice to have UFR's for the last couple of games of the year, especially the bowl game. You could see trends and how people improved over the course of the year, along with who did well against top opponents vs. who struggled.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Lewis||
Interesting that they said Lewis was 1st team big ten last year, but should make a big jump his senior year, almost as if last year was a disappointment for him. Not really sure a big jump is possible, he was already extremely dominant.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Camps||
These camps happen in other sports all the time and are not considered a big deal. It's just that the southern coaches don't want to have to work a little harder, and don't want others getting to see their recruits.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Offsides||
Been saying this for years. Offsides should go away once the ball is in the 18 yard box. Will increase scoring slightly, and make the game a little more exciting. I think there are also valid goals that are called off because someone is found offside while the ball basically bounce around in the box. I don't think that was the intent of the rule, and honestly, if the offense gets in those positions to score, they deserve the goal anyway...
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Best Class Ever?||
Didn't Urban Meyer have the best class ever at Florida the year before he left? Like 15 five stars or something? If I remember correctly, they actually produced some pretty terrible on field results, so maybe not such a big deal.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Syria?||
I think it feels more like the zombie apocalypse at times. I turned down the wrong street a few weeks back, and it was nothing but blown out abandoned buildings/homes, and somehow in 3 blocks there was only 1 home that had any sign of life, and it sat next to multiple empty lots. I actually saw a person, and they were walking down the middle of the street. There were sidewalks, but since this neighborhood already went through the apocalypse, might as well just walk right down the middle of the street. No way any cars would go there, so why waste time actually heading over to the sidewalk.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||$750||
The coaches didn't have a way of handling surprise amounts, and only had $750 set aside for something like this.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Seems like a dumb stand||
Makes no sense to limit single game records to only those who didn't transfer. Only include the games played while at Michigan, but they should be included. By that logic, maybe we should exclude those who left early and didn't finish their career. Just seems arbitrary.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||They didn't even say they had||
They didn't even say they had to be hot, just fit and a uniform look. I see nothing wrong here except the backlash and I've got daughters of my own.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah||
But peppers also got to go against Maryland players while likely faced some slightly better athletes...
|22 weeks 5 days ago||SFU||
We played SFU when I was at Michigan. They had a pretty good club team (being canadian and all), and they even had Kevin Crowley before he transferred to Stonybrook, became a 1st team all american, played for team Canada etc. I would love to see them play D1 lax. Just like hockey, they would probably be able to get some serious local talent.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Pressler||
Pressler also went back to his alma mater and has turned down big offers since. They were the only ones who would go near him after that, and he wants to remain loyal to them. Deluca also has some baggage in that he allowed some hazing I believe, but that seams like something you should be able to get past.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Orson||
Is he the offensive coordinator? The Denver offensive coordinator has basically been promised the Denver job when Tierney retires, so he might not really be available.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe||
I played at a similar time as you, but I thought it was about the players not being serious. I remember guys getting high on the bus trip to an away game, I remember losing to ucsb in the quarters and our captain coming off the field saying he just didn't really feel like competing that day. I remember JP punishing us for something stupid we did off the field and guys up in arms like we should walk out of practice that day. We were still of the club mindset. In 2008, JP took a much more serious approach, implemented some weight room time, and suddenly the team was dominant. I felt like JP was handicapped during my years and couldn't really get after us like he had to (which I would have loved and if I could do it all her again I would have spoken up).
|25 weeks 1 day ago||New programs||
I'm not all that amazed by the new programs. Richmond for example got shutout today against UVA. A few of those programs had signature wins already, but today or the Cornell game could have gone our way, and then so would we. We've still had some pieces of the puzzle missing the past few years, which some of those teams got via transfers.
Considering we did this without KJ and King and Hatton on defense is fantastic. Really impressed by a lot of the young guys, and Lott was a beast today. Kraus has really emerged too.
The only complaint I really have is on the defense this year, but today they played well and seem to be getting better each week. Last week WD claimed it would basically be impossible for us to get a conference win this year, but today just goes to show the potential these guys have.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||LOL||
"I named my baby after you". I heard that once, and man was it kind of creepy.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe||
KJ is very likely this teams MVP, but I wouldn't count out another win. We beat Rutgers last year, and they have had a few nice wins, but seem to be coming back down to Rutgers reality pretty soon. Penn State and Ohio State have both had some head scratchers this year as well, and we gave Penn State a good game last year.
The offense is looking pretty so far. Quick ball movement, decisive cuts, and they are playing fast. I know JP was stressing running the offense the right way lately, and things are definitely looking better. Execution still isn't quite there and timing of some things is slightly off, but things are looking better than I've seen all year.
Up 5-2 at this point, and the guys are playing with some fire. Like what I'm seeing.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Slow pace||
Very slow pace game. Long possessions, which is a bit of a change-up for Michigan, but so far seems to be working.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||KJ||
What happened with Kyle Jackson? It looks like he and Ian King are both out, which is like half our point scorers.
So far the defense has looked a little less spread out, and has let Marist make the mistakes rather than giving them opportunities. Offense is playing a ton of young guys though. Would be big to see some new guys step up.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||30 for 30||
Sounds a lot like that Duke lacrosse 30 for 30 I saw this week...should probably hold off judgement but Sparty and all...
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Coach||
So who would you go after as a new coach? The offensive assistant for Denver is lined up to take the Denver job when tierney retires. The Bryant coach isn't leaving. We wouldn't be able to poach an acc or ivy head coach. Just curious who the top available candidates are. I would look at the brown offensive coordinator.