The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
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- 8 completions on Charles
- 8 incompletions thrown his way
- 8 interceptions
|20 hours 23 min ago||Harbaugh's Care Factor: Zero||
|20 hours 25 min ago||Bo lost to Missouri 40-17 in 1969 non-conf action||
|20 hours 26 min ago||2 carries, 1 yard rushing total||
|20 hours 33 min ago||The score in Brady's opener against WMU was 34-10||
"Saved by lightning" is quite a stretch. Had it been closer, I'm sure WMU would have waited it out to play.
|20 hours 36 min ago||That was a very costly slip||
They were Rudock's feet, after all.
|20 hours 40 min ago||I'm hoping Mike McCray's athleticism finds the field||
|20 hours 42 min ago||That ball should have been thrown with more loft||
You don't need to throw a fastball strike when your receiver is "Oh, wide open".
IMO, the second miss was more understandable, as Chesson only had a step or two. That would have taken a good throw, certainly not a given for the typical college QB.
|20 hours 57 min ago||"Jim Harbaugh...can see who gives us the best chance"||
If the word on the street that the QB competition was not close, then this doesn't change anything. If it was a reasonably competitive competition, then it still is and Morris would get some quality time at least against UNLV and maybe some next week against Oregon State.
I'm guessing it's the former.
|21 hours 6 min ago||and we let 'em off the hook|
|21 hours 15 min ago||Rudock & Wilson both averaged 6.5 yds per pass attempt||
Wilson's zero meaningful INTs vs Rudock's 3 costly ones was a game-deciding difference.
|21 hours 19 min ago||Taco Pants||
|21 hours 41 min ago||The first missed TD was an egregious miss||
Chesson was close to "Oh, wide open" on that one. If Rudock puts a little more lob on the ball and lets Chesson adjust to it, it's an easy, easy throw and catch. But Rudock threw it on a line, giving himself no leeway.
The second one was a poor throw, but at least Rudock missed long where Chesson was closest to the ball. Chesson only had a step or two on that one, and so it would have taken a good throw, which unfortunately Rudock didn't deliver.
Rudock also slipped on 3rd and 1, forcing the 4th & 1 on which Smith was stuffed.
|1 day 8 hours ago||The baseball team's 27 game winning streak||
through the Big Ten regular season this year from 3/30 to 5/20 was rather impressive.
|1 day 12 hours ago||I was hoping Urbz or Dantonio were going||
to get blown up in the sky
|1 day 12 hours ago||S00N?||
I hope the Stanford-Northwestern game is a little more entertaining than that.
|1 day 13 hours ago||While I agree w/ your sentiment bostonsix,||
I don't think you chose your examples well.
It should go without saying that you always want to do things that improve your chances of winning the binary W/L outcome. But there's sound reasoning behind why hockey teams pull their goalies near the end of the game but not before. The downside doesn't matter at the end of the game. It does in the middle of the game.
I agree that many coaches are too conservative at the end of the half when on their own ~35-50. But I understand proper conservatism from the 20.
At the end of the first half, the quants will be assessing the expected points for the team versus the expected points against the team (following a turnover). From your own 20 with 45 seconds left, I'm guessing the algorithms guys come up with the conservative strategy. You're not going to score that often while exposing your team to immediate points for the opposition upon a turnover.
Of course it depends upon the reliability of your QB to avoid interceptions, his arm strength, and the O-line's ability to protect, but there are strategies that have little downside once you get away from right in front of your own endzone.
Do you think it would have been a good strategy last year to have one of our QBs throwing from our 20 given the number of interceptions they threw? I don't think so.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Les Miles wrote the book||
on Stochastic Modeling & Applied Probability.
It's too complex for the layman to understand.
|2 days 58 min ago||Stay within the blue arc||
|2 days 1 hour ago||Those thigh pads are big enough to be their own O-Line||
Regretably, however, they make the bulge seem small in comparison and thus require a towel for modesty.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I'll be just fine with them||
if we win 42-7
|2 days 1 hour ago||"I just told my girlfriend 24 hours as she's making..."||
Now that would be impressive.
|2 days 1 hour ago||"Well, you don't feed her||
"Well, you don't feed her enough. It's like a dame. You don't feed 'em they won't do nothin'."
Guess the name of the movie, lilpenny
|2 days 2 hours ago||Stanford vs Northwestern CAN'T COME TO S00N||
|2 days 6 hours ago||4-1||
|2 days 21 hours ago||Sione Houma on a 75 yd scamper||
First play from scrimmage after the touchback.
|2 days 21 hours ago||(No subject)|
|2 days 21 hours ago||One Day!||
|2 days 22 hours ago||Ian Gold||
|2 days 22 hours ago||3 things can happen on a pass, & 2 of them are bad||
With Charles Woodson in 1997, each of the three outcomes occurred with equal frequency.
Remember Neuheisel going ballistic at his QB when the QB threw at Charles and was subsequently picked off?
|2 days 23 hours ago||Despite throwing for 375 in 50+ attempts at Columbus,||
Brady missed a number of clearly open receivers with inaccurate throws that killed drives.
Had he been on target, it could have been a different game.