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|2 weeks 5 days ago||For those unaware...||
Part of Payne's early issues (beyond Atl's front-court depth) has been some fairly serious recurrences of his plantar fasciitiss. Which in turn has affected his fitness level. His latest d-league stints (which the team termed as condition-driven) were some of his first and most substantial stretches of basketball since the Summer. At this point, his feet are becoming a serious obstacle toward him establishing any type of role this year...And perhaps moving forward. Obviously at 23, he still has time, but foot issues are very problematic for a professional basketball player...Or a librarian.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||There was also one...||
with a constipation drug and a picture of Dantonio, from that same broadcast.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I think you're right about that...||
frankly he has issues discussing Michigan and Michigan State.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Lots of issues with this analysis, imo...||
I'll touch on a few of them later, but for starters, if you were seeking to run something a little closer to an 'apples to apples' comparison, you should have run with MSU's 2010 team.
Secondly, you've cited MSU's secondary as "vulnerable" and "struggling" on multiple occasions in this thread. From the counting #'s dept:
Opp Comp % - 9th nationally (51%)
YPA against - 16th nationally (6)
TD's allowed - 19th (8)
Int's - 20th (10)
Opp QB rating - 10th...
D FEI - 17th
D S&P+ - 5th
Passing S&P+ - 7th
Passing downs S&P+ - 1st
Must be nice to be 'vulnerable' and 'struggling' like that?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||That poor poor Thundering Herd...||
Hey hey hey heeeeey...So you're saying we've got...No chance???
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm told it gets "better"||
as Frank Clark eventually pulls it out and does a little gesturing and taunting of his own...I typed it another thread, but the "staking", taken in conjuction with the 2 pt try (in a 3 score game regardless of outcome), as well as Nussmeier's interesting reaction to finally scoring a touchdown, and then the onside kick...Well, I'm not surprised MSU didn't opt for the victory formation on that last drive...
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The scoop...||
With both teams on their respective sidelines, bouncing, shoutin' and gesticulatin'...Bolden did bury the stake on the field...Insert more bluster from the M sideline after that (and yes it was directed at the opposing sideline), and then Frank Clark pulled it out and started gesturing and yelling at the MSU sideline.
My thought. I don't really know what to think at this point. I'm not sure it's a massive deal in and of itself, but I certainly can't see how it'd help. Lord knows MSU's first drive went pretty smoothly, and I believe none other than Joe Bolden himself got absolutely planted on MSU's first TD by Conklin. That said, when taken within the context of going for 2 late (in what's a 3 score game regardless of the outcome); seeing Nussmeier's "exubberance" after finally scoring a TD; following that with an onside kick...I don't know, I certainly wasn't surprised to see MSU opt for something other than the victory formation.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Between the spear/stake prior to kickoff; going for 2...||
When it's a 3 score game regardless; and Nuss' rather enthusiastic celebration in a game Michigan is getting worked...I don't know man...
|9 weeks 1 day ago||A couple different media sources...||
have asserted that Gardner hasn't looked particularly...Well, let's go with 'sturdy', in warm-ups.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Full disclosure...||
it's worth noting that of the first 50 games played between the two programs, what was it, 44 or 45 were played in Ann Arbor. And that since MSU was admitted to the B10 around '49-50 (official sports participation began sometime in the early 50's), Michigan is 32-27-2 against MSU.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The posters below that asserted a media driven...||
Theme to this game are primarily correct, IMO. The idea that Michigan Football isn't up for the game, or that the level of intensity isn't commensurate is mostly bunk. What does the program need an even bigger MSU countdown clock? More motivational articles posted around the football facilities? More staff members harping more often on what's occurred over the last 6 years? I've got news for you there's all that and more surrounding the program, and there was even before Dantonio ever arrived in EL.
MSU's just been a substantially better program of late. In most every aspect to be frank. Change the underlying factors that have made that a reality and then start worrying about how "serious we take the game". Anything else is just a pile of rationalization.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||It'd be nice if there was...||
an advanced metric that supported that. FEI D, Def S&P...Both suggest that MSU's D is better, and that goes for against the pass and the run.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Debbie Downer or not...||
I'm essentially where you're at. My cliff notes version goes something like this, if Hoke opts for Gardner, 7+ wins can - and most likely will - happen (along with some post-season play)...If it's Morris, I have a hard time seeing bowl elgibility.
Considering the rather precarous position Hoke and his staff finds itself in, one would think they're going to do whatever they can to maximize results. I'm not sure how that happens with Morris under center for 2014. I can see the argument for prepping him for 2015, but let's be frank here - if the results are what's being speculated here and above, there's virtually no chance Hoke has 2015 in the cards.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Considering the state of Minny's...||
ridiculously one-dimensional offense, the game being at home...I mean, this is as close as you can get to a 'must-win in September', right?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Is it to late to swap him out for this Ferrigno?||
|14 weeks 17 hours ago||Did he look you squarely in the eye and say...||
"This thing's going down."
And did you realize at that moment exactly what he was referring to? Man, Beilein is sooo meta...
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I'll just put it this way, in||
I'll just put it this way, in this particular instance, it's virtually impossible to have a better source...And sLideshowbob isn't telling the truth! ;)
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Good for you...||
I'm sure your skepticism is a credit to your intelligence...And what if, hypothetically, one's golf buddy is a relative of the coach. Would that add any weight?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Well, your comment is every bit as premature||
- and potentially ignorant - as anyone that would assume a worst-case scenario. The poster below that advocated a little patience and some more information before getting excited one way or another has the right of it.
For me the more "discouraging" part is why he was suspended for the opening quarter. I have it on pretty good authority that it was due to him refusing to run the play (in this case a punt) that his coach told him to. Attempted a fake a instead. Not crazy about having kids refuse to respect and listen to the coach. Doesn't mean all hope is lost, or that Cole is a attitude issue moving forward, but it doesn't help.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||What in the world...||
is some folks' major malfunction...
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Which goes a long way..||
In explaining why that Lincoln ranked decidedly outside of Bo Pelini's 'Top 10 Lincolns in the 48 contiguous'!
Interestingly enough Lincoln NE just edged it out...
|20 weeks 4 days ago||What!!! No spoiler alert!!!||
I've been waiting for that on betamax!!!
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing the OP...||
was resting his case on the "just another game" assertion...Which I think most believe is bunk (ignoring the season opener for a sec, there were/are two countdown clocks running "in the fort" - as well as other conspicuously posted motivational materials.
Hell, I'm guessing Frank Clark may think it's bunk - and that it very well may have been a thinly veiled dig at MSU. I guess my "bigger" question is, 'was Frankly Clark the best choice for this role?' I get that he's arguably one of the two best players on the defense...And imo, that's essentially integral in a leadership role..But taken within the full context, it wasn't a great week for Frank Clark.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Skywriting costs are up...||
126% year over year...
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Opposing defensive lines...||
beg to differ!
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||I guess that's one...||
If anyone seriously believes the ludicrous story about Harris' visit to East Lansing...Well, look, some people can convince themselves of some fascinating stuff to save face/pride/respect...However you want to phrase it.
The bottom line, the astute observers on this board, that waxed poetically about the demise (hell, even the decline) of Izzo and MSU Basketball, are just thinking a little too much with their hearts, and not quite enough with their heads.
|29 weeks 16 hours ago||Le'ts not do this...||
Sam Webb says a lot of things...
|30 weeks 9 hours ago||Someone else recently attempted this endeavor...||
and they pegged Michigan for Tywin (or I believe it was House Lannister)...An old and powerful name, whose time and influence has waned a bit...Rich and bountiful once, the mines have run dry of late...And the crows were circling.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Forget this most recent incident...||
Ignoring that we have NO IDEA, if your assertion about what actually occurred, is in fact what actually occurred...His conduct in the aftermath of the Gibbons fiasco should have just about sealed the deal for most reasonable parties, imo.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Are there really that many folks still on the fence...||
That young man has some serious issues.