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|24 min 4 sec ago||Sagarin is frequently an outlier.||
He's either better or worse than most of the other polls. Take your pick.
|1 hour 13 min ago||I'm confused too. Statistics from a win are compared to||
statistics from a loss to show a team has improved? I suppose the numbers are interesting, but aren't the results more than enough to show Northwestern has improved? They're more convincing that a tenuous comparison of Minnesota to us last season.
|3 hours 1 min ago||It was actually two weeks after the OSU game.||
It was a great idea, imo. How often have we heard that that the Big Ten was at a disadvantage in bowl games because their season ended earlier that other conferences? And you don't think a trip to Hawaii was appreciated by the players?
|9 hours 25 min ago||Why? I don't get that logic.||
They make exceptions when someone has barely played, but participated beyond the cutoff. It's expected that the injury is serious.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Blake Bars as a 6th year SR?||
Stribling should be gone as well.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Caris doesn't need to carry this team, far from it.||
This is team is going to be less reliant on a single player than any we've had in a long time.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Your only starter from the class of 2016 is Richardson?||
That seems odd as does having a 3 man DL that includes a Buck. That's a tiny defense. It seems that predictions should be just that. Not something constrained by arbitrary conditions.
|1 day 15 hours ago||That's true. But have a down year or two, or lose out on||
a few prized recruits and there's more temptation to stray from the rules. Especially if you suspect something fishy in how you lost those recruits.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Low expectations?||
|1 day 23 hours ago||There's always a small number of posters here who are quick||
to resort to insults and name calling Their names change as they never stay for long. This is in stark contrast to their prevalence at most sports forums. Perhaps that's due to those fake internet points, perhaps the philosophy of the mods, maybe people just tend to conform to the tenor of the discussions. Probably it's a combination of all three. Whatever the reason, the civility of the discussions is a major part of MGoBlog's image.
|2 days 1 hour ago||MSU scoring streak||
They were under 30 twice last season; Nebraska and Oregon
|2 days 3 hours ago||I haven't negged your other comments, but you're digging||
a big hole for yourself. Are you seriously suggesting that waiting until the day of the game to cancel it is comparable to moving the starting time with more than two days warning?
That's just crazy. There would be no comparison in the level of inconvenience involved. Not only would you have fans, our team and others already in town for the game, but rescheduling it would be difficult.
Acting when they did increased the chance that moving the game time was unnecessary. That's the nature of severe weather patterns. Waiting entails the real risk of leaving no good options. In this case, it would just have been irresponsible.
|2 days 17 hours ago||The NCAA can give waivers when there are extenuating||
circumstances. There were in Bosch's case, so they did.
|3 days 10 min ago||To add, she wasn't particularly interested in having the||
meeting. Figured it was just for show, but she was very impressed after meeting him.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Playing in big piles of leaves was a lot of fun growing up.||
Raking them now, not so much, but it brings back memories.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Not Wisconsin, I'd put them a tier below.||
Paul Chryst wouldn't make anyone's list of top coaches yet. Same with Florida, Kentucky and ND.
I think the top group is UM, OSU, MSU plus Duke and UCLA.
A few I'd rank a notch below are Texas (despite the rocky start for Strong), Louisville (scumminess aside) and Arizona (not trying to restart a debate). Then the group including Wisconsin. Oklahoma probably belongs in the conversation too.
|3 days 3 hours ago||He's a coach. That's a lot different that being a fan.||
But, even as fans, how much do we know about non-Michigan players from before we were born?
Of course, he got his foot in the door because he's Jim's son. Let's cut the BS. Why would you even ask that? Would he have gotten the job if Jim didn't think he would be successful? Would he be any less demanding of Jay than his other coaches? How does he look so far? I think we know the answers to those questions, too and they make yours irrelevant.
|3 days 14 hours ago||The atmosphere wasn't going to be great with the weather||
that was forecast. As an aside, people keep talking about night games like the home team has an extra large advantage. I've never seen any evidence that's true. Has anyone else? I'd think if it was, there would be a lot more night games.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Charlie Strong might just be on the market.||
The best candidates I can think of are midwest guys. I don't know if they'd be a good fit. They should give Bud Foster a call just to hear what he says. That hire would ruffle some feathers.
|3 days 18 hours ago||I think both are true.||
We now have the personnel to effectively run nickel and dime packages a lot more often than in the past. I very much doubt we'll try them as often against some opponents.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Yes, and they'd be motivated to make it work.||
|3 days 19 hours ago||If there was a BYU version of Brian,||
I'd feel sorry for him charting these plays.
|3 days 20 hours ago||You're misinterpreting the rule.||
Step 1 refers to comparing the results of the games against each other. It's not until you get to Step 6 that the non-conference record is used. While their wording may be a bit confusing, it's quite clear when you look at Steps 2-4.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Big Ten tiebreaks||
If there's a 3 way tie in the East, it's likely to be with one loss each. If so, we could skip straight to #5. With 2 losses, it would be unlikely to get that far.
beaten to the punch by seconds - removed the duplicate material
|3 days 22 hours ago||I don't get where you're seeing that attitude towards MSU.||
The only person who predicted a loss did so in a toungue in cheek manner.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I read that article. Completely missed the part about||
the NCAA being so shady.
|3 days 23 hours ago||So many people have underestimated Schlissel.||
He's been outstanding every step of the way. It's very impressive, especially considering his background.
|3 days 23 hours ago||There's nothing preventing the NFL from talking to||
college players. Even agents can contact them. The rules are against making agreements or accepting anything from agents, not speaking to them.
I like the basic idea behind your rule. The NFL won't be taking any flyers on underclassmen and they'll all get guaranteed money. I'm not sure the NFL likes the idea of risking 1st round picks. For every sure fire prospect, there will be multiple guys who have the talent but aren't ready. Part of their issue is the small roster size. 53 players doesn't leave a lot of room for projects that may not pan out, but are guaranteed a lot of money.
|4 days 2 min ago||The NCAA recently changed their position on schools||
paying. Which is why the policies are more common now. It's easy to overlook how the NCAA has changed just in the past few years.
|4 days 12 min ago||Even if we ran the exact play they expect with Peppers,||
say a jet sweep, OSU still wouldn't sell out to stop it. There would be a healthy fear of deception that we haven't alwayys had.