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|3 days 6 hours ago||Lax||
Looks like UNC is pulling away. Logan, starting goalie, was either pulled at the half, or is injured. Hoping it's nothing serious. The score at the half was encouraging, hopefully we can get some momentum in the 4th. KJ with 4 goals at attack.
Also, can't believe UNC doesn't have streaming for this game. Furman had free streaming for their game. Get with the times UNC!!!!
|1 week 2 days ago||Yep||
Was thinking the same thing. I would hope someone at least thought to ask her...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Other new programs||
Those other new programs would not have made the NCAA tournament had they competed in the same league as Michigan. It is purely a product of having played in one of the 2 worst conferences, and still getting an auto-bid. They are on par with Michigan (give or take), and certainly not out of Michigan's league at this point
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||I feel your pain||
I bought a 2011 shelby GT500 when my wife got pregnant. Kids absolutely love it. Don't even need to distract them with movies or an ipad to go anywhere. Best family car ever.
My mom had an 89 Lx when I was young and kept it until I turned 15...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting||
Sounds like he just wasn't sure why he wasn't playing, and from that, you really can't tell what the coaches were thinking. I'm sure they had some reason, but good to hear he graded out well for the opportunities he was given. Hope we get him!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Prestige||
Honestly, the Playoff took the prestige out of the BCS/national championship hunt for me. All that matters is winning your power 5 conference, and not being the team with multiple losses to do it.
Out of conference doesn't really matter (ask OSU from last year, or had Iowa beaten MSU this year). September doesn't really matter. Losing to Nebraska on a crappy call doesn't matter (when it would have eliminated you in the past). Getting blown out by Texas doesn't matter.
It used to feel like you needed perfection to be considered for a championship. It made moments like auburn's kick 6 special. Or for nebraska that flukey TD against Missouri. Michael Crabtree scoring a touchdown with 1 second left to eliminate Oklahoma State. The Bush push. The last second or close wins ND had in 2012. All were special moments for those teams because when they happened, you knew it meant something.
This year, I just feel like the magic's gone, because you just needed to win your Power 5 conference. When Alabama lost to Ole Miss, it just felt like no big deal, because Alabama still had plenty of chances.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Not quite that||
They were taking 10-15 yard slants to the house last year. Certainly worth attempting them, rather than bashing your quarterbacks head into a stacked box 12 times in a row. MSU managed to complete a 36 yard pass with their backup qb. It's not like it was impossible and not worth an attempt.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Good article||
A very good read. I don't agree the window is closing, but do agree that spread to pass teams (Baylor, Oregon, OSU, Indiana, etc.) have given them plenty of trouble. After last year's MSU-OSU game, there was another great article that made similar points. It showed how they used run action to get 1v1's against corners or safeties that resulted in quite a few long touchdown passes.
I would have figured Meyer would have remembered the game plan from the prior year, but who knows what they were thinking this year.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Great Writeup||
I wonder if this is something the staff saw on film when Florida played LSU. During the game the announcers said the Michigan staff noted that they saw what LSU did to Florida, which showed them how they would be able to run between the tackles on this defense.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||thanks||
Excited for the season. I also agree that a successful year would be taking a step forward and approaching .500 or beating a ranked team. We've come close the past few years, and it would be nice to see the team take that next step and finally do it.
The team has a few more pieces in place and I think moving KJ to attack will make a big impact.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Peppers||
One difference with Michigan though is that Peppers automatically outnumbers however many blockers you have out there, so screens are pretty much shut down.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Could be MSU's choice||
You never know, this could have been Dantonio's choice. Offers could be pulled for any number of reasons. Maybe MSU won't have spots open up, maybe they like how other recruits are progressing better, academics, a terrible rap video with the kid smoking weed, etc.
I figure it's not worth worrying over. They will get some good players regardless, as will Michigan.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Lax||
If only they drew the lines on the lacrosse field correctly...
Otherwise I can't wait to see it for real!
|14 weeks 57 min ago||Drake||
Drake Johnson looked good. Reminded me of what he looked like towards the end of last year. Good patience and vision, and enough speed to pick up some pretty good yards. Hope we rest Smith against Rutgers and see Drake start to get into a rhythm.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Bad blocking||
Harbaugh said post game it was blocked incorrectly and he expected it was going to be a tackle for loss, but poor defense and a good job by Isaac with a great individual effort.
|27 weeks 5 hours ago||Nice||
Somehow missed this yesterday. Looks like a talented kid.
He's still a kid though. Just finished his freshman year of high school. So it'll be a while before he's on campus, and longer still before he's an upper classmen.
Very interested to see how some of the blue chip guys coming in this year do. Curran, Noseworthy and Sutherland all look like they could be good. Hopefully a few others too.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Taxes||
One thing I've heard is that with taxes so much higher in Canada, there is not much difference between the Detroit/Toronto offer. I hope he sticks around though.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Great Post||
I really enjoyed the video, thanks for posting.
Rudock looked good, and was making plays/throws we haven't seen since Henne. It would be interesting to see some video comparing him to the guy who stole the starting job from him, and what went wrong for Rudock before he was benched. From this game he looks like a pretty darn good QB.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Unfortunate loss||
The team looked very good at times today. Diving for ground balls, some nice plays on offense and some good saves from Logan. I didn't think the D looked all that bad to be honest. A few bad plays, but a number of bad breaks and penalties really hurt.
The biggest issue we had was face offs. I don't think we won one until the 3rd quarter, and they were able to possess the ball all day, and eventually get some good looks. Had face offs been even I'm guessing this game would have been a lot closer. We were definitely some looks, but didn't have the ball enough to generate them regularly.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I'll be there||
Will be good to see the team in some nice weather, and hopefully make this an interesting game. Osu is really inconsistent. We have been playing better lately, and getting king back helps.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Blocking||
Isn't this why they invented the blocking rule way back when? I thought I heard it was because guys were going up for layups and getting undercut. That's why you never saw people dunk prior to the 70's or whatever because it was too dangerous to attempt.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Great win||
Team looked good today. D played well, lots of contributors on O, king is back and a conference victory. One more win is likely needed to make the conference tourney.
Tracy was playing attack again and looked good. I know he had at least an assist.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Watched on BTN||
It was definitely cool to see the game at home, in HD on BTN. Maryland was definitely the better team, especially at the X and with their defense. We had a number of poor turnovers to start the game which didn't help either.
Injuries also seem to be hurting this team. King is out, a number of defenders are out, and it looked like Joseph may have gotten hurt yesterday. I know he played early, but then Hernandez ran an awful lot with the 1's. I don't know that I saw the 2nd line middies much either.
It was good to see Tracy pick up a couple points. His dodge from X and goal was impressive. I'd like to see him get some more PT. He seems athletic enough to beat his defenders, which is something this team lacks at times.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||DL||
I would draft DL in early rounds here because there isn't much depth. I wouldn't want to get stuck with the reserves on the DL. I'd also draft RB's and LB's later since we have depth and not a lot of differentiation there.
So in my mind the early draft isn't saying DL will be a strength, so much as it could signal lack of depth. Unless this is like changes in players weight during the offseason, where all news is good news.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Evolving Rules||
The rules of lacrosse have been changing due to concussions. It's basically illegal now to give out a big physical body check. Girls are even wearing helmets in some states, and their rules have no contact at all. The game is still largely the same, but safer.
I'm not sure I can see Football finding a way to change the rules to keep it safer without drastically impacting the style of play.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Good win||
I think today's game was really a 2nd chance at a team like Jacksonville. They were big, strong, athletic, and last year beat us at home much like the JU team beat us last week.
Credit to the defense, goalies and FOGOs. We packed it in and gave up lots of shots, but they weren't great shots. It looked like good team defense. This team was no cupcake given what they did to Virginia earlier in the week. To do this without king and on the road speaks to the effort the team gave today.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Inconsistent||
If the knock on him was that he was inconsistent and not giving full effort during the year, 2 drastically different 40 times doesn't help that concern. Injury? Effort? Or just bad timing by hand today?
Really surprised they didn't use electronic timers. Even my high school had an electronic timer, and that was in the 90's.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||wow||
Judging by the way that we were outshot, Cal only going 2-11 on free positions and us taking 48 penalites (!) I am surprised we won. Looks like we played really smart on offense, and good for the team to take a road win. Tough to get those wins on the west coast.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Movement||
I've seen plenty of movement in prior games. Not sure if we were trying something new last night or not, but I have a feeling the lack of possessions really got us out of synch.
|49 weeks 12 min ago||Jax||
They definitely have some guys we would have taken. The recruiting process is very early in lacrosse, . But I would think that their upper classmen should be on par with our upperclassmen by now (KJ, Hernandez, Logan, etc.). It's also not a surefire as football/basketball, and plenty of guys develop late.
This team has historically struggled away from home and outdoors, and tonight they just looked off in a number of respects.
I wouldn't say I'd be ready to throw in the towel on the team or the staff at this point. In lacrosse these types of games happen. If you run up on a match up that doesn't stack up well for your style or personel, that team can give you plenty of trouble.
This is still a "young" team in that they still have to learn how to win these types of games. Win road games, close games, games against top notch opponents or games where faceoffs or penalties don't go your way. Last year we just started to learn to win the easy ones. Now we need to learn the tough ones.