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|4 hours 19 min ago||Thomas played quite a bit last year and is on the depth chart..||
Since we're supposedly looking to play three safeties much of the time, he could get a lot of snaps this season. He's never played WR. He might be good at RB, but there's a lot of competition. All the moves have been to positions with much less depth.
|4 hours 55 min ago||Someone explain to me how Nebraska is competent.||
Why are they checking old social media posts right after hiring people? If that stuff is important to them, why not check them beforehand? It's embarrassing, worse PR than just letting those comments surface, if they ever would.
|5 hours 46 min ago||They should just bring back the previous announcer.||
Maybe not pay him for a year. Don't understand why he has to miss any games.
|8 hours 52 min ago||Thanks for posting that, Don.||
It reminds me of a case I observed in a different field. A knowledgeable source saw how lazy a commentator was and tried to see if he would repeat competely ridiculous comments. He did.
The Moglia suggestion was by far the dumbest thing posted in the media. Second place was the suggestion that the only college job Harbaugh might take was Kansas.
|9 hours 39 min ago||Wasn't just the media.||
That view was commonly expressed here during the search.
|9 hours 42 min ago||I think their primary source for Harbaugh info||
was his NFL agent. A pretty good source, one would think. The problem was the NFL writers seemed to have no sources in college football and didn't think they needed any.
|13 hours 20 min ago||I don't remember Woodson ever returning a kickoff.||
|14 hours 2 min ago||It's a good article. Tressel wrote a nice note.||
But putting it into context, it was to someone he knew somewhat, in response to receiving a photo. Brock Mealer was also a student at OSU. I'll give him credit for adding the "Go Blue". I don't think many coaches would have done that.
Tressel has always seemed to treat people well away from his job. It seems like he could compartmentalize his life. He did more than look the other way as a coach. He cheated consistently over the years.
|15 hours 50 min ago||I think the reason Holt got booted is pretty clear.||
It's not for the seriousness of the infraction. It's not just because he was in trouble before, but because he was with two freshmen, including their prized recruit. He's not just setting a poor example, he's playing a role in getting them into trouble before they've even had their first practice.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Playing 3 games makes no difference.||
That only matters if a player gets a season ending injury early in the season. Otherwise one snap is the same as every snap.
|1 day 7 hours ago||My memory is of even more ORs in previous initial depth||
charts. Sometimes 3 or 4 players were listed as 1st string that way.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I think Gibbons was our first scholarship kicker to redshirt.||
Yes, sometimes kickers struggle because they're freshmen. But they are generally expected to play right away, certainly in comparison to other positions. Wile is the only scholarship kicker to come in when there was an incumbent returning. That spoke to the lack of confidence in Gibbons.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Out of the six WRs listed, four are freshmen.||
They're going to be an interesting group to watch going forward.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Carr was far from the only person with influence||
opposed to hiring Miles. Aside from that, Carr had earned the right to have his opinion respected. It's not as if he was being allowed to name his successor, but he should have been the first person talked to about potential candidates.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Nuss got shoved onto that sinking ship by Saban.||
Sample size here was too small to tell the whole story, but it was a very dismal chapter.
|2 days 12 hours ago||People that make 5x their boss' salary and have a big buyout||
aren't the norm. Hoke had all the leverage until last season. Even if that wasn't obvious to Hoke, he would have had people around him pointing it out. It's natural to assign blame to the bad guy, but I'm skeptical that Brandon's meddling had much effect.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I don't think redshirting kickers is the preferred course if||
there's an open job. True freshmen are usually ready to contribute as specialists. It's not like time in the S&C program is a prerequisite.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Your English is worse than his.||
That puncuation would get you a failing grade in elementary school. You should look in the mirror before calling people names for making a simple mistake.
|2 days 17 hours ago||If Hoke failed because of Brandon's meddling in coaching||
decisions, that's 100x more Hoke's fault that Brandon's.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Going 6-6 in 2008 would have been a near miracle.||
The offensive personnel was vastly inferior to last year. By any measure you'd care to use. I don't think that's even arguable. When's the last time a team had one returning starter? We've never seen anything like that here.
He only went 5-7 in 2009. That's with his offense installed for a year and a competent QB to run it. They would have been even further behind if they were just installing his new offense then.
We can agree that RR failed here. We should leave it at that.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Nate Holdren was a bigger version of a QB/LB||
from the early 90s. He left early after going in the MLB draft.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Honestly, I consider anything emanating from the NFL||
as pure propaganda. They leak so much BS that you can't know what to believe from reporters either. The way Kawakami describes the 49ers management could equally apply to the NFL front office.
|4 days 9 hours ago||They were already being sued in other sports.||
Quite the mess there.
|4 days 11 hours ago||A whole season to go before they make a hire.||
Unless they want to make a run at someone like Schiano. Fleck looks good now. After the season, he might have even better options, or not look so great.
The interim is always the favorite in my mnd. It wouldn't be a surprise if they look better under Cubit. Being Illinois, they'll probably make a questionable choice.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Yes, that and taking away scholarships from seniors||
for their last semester. They could have fired him earlier for being a bad coach. Waiting for the investigation allows them to fire him for cause and void his buyout. Bill Cubit should be a decent interim coach, a step up for sure.
|4 days 14 hours ago||No chance of his just sitting behind Peters.||
He said he's willing to play anywhere and we have a coach that likes to move players around. Plus, we're always going to have depth at QB, so he'll have that luxury. If he's good enough, he's going to see the field. He could potentially play a lot of roles on offense besides QB and LB. Should be fun to watch wherever he ends up.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I funny it funny how much people underrate Michigan.||
There was a lot of interest in this job, especially since it was known we were willing to pay to get a top coach. If not Harbaugh, we would have gotten a very good, well known coach. My money was on Mora Jr. Miles was a fallback option.
I remember during the search posters were exceedingly pessimistic, to the point of wondering whether Marshall's coach would even accept the job. They were obviously wrong, but not just about Harbaugh. Guys like Schiano were never getting serious interest.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Worst incidence of oversigning ever was Miles||
pulling the scholarship of an incoming freshman after he had already moved into the dorm. Les didn't have the decency to even talk to him.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Defeatist attitude.||
He might have gone to OSU in your scenario and he might have still come here. Nobody knows the answer except possibly Ahmir.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Appreciate all the detail to back up your opinion.||
Beilein and staff have been exceptional at identifying PG prospects. It would be interesting to know what they look for and how much weight they give different attributes. I'm guessing they don't worry too much about shooting form. Beilein has shown a lot of confidence in his ability to develop shooting.