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|3 days 17 hours ago||Hill||
Don't think you can afford to redshirt Hill when M's losing our top 3 corners and potentially Peppers. He's got to be prepared to start as a sophomore, which means getting him some time this year.
|1 week 3 days ago||People always focus on||
People always focus on concussions, because they're the most obvious injury on the field of play, but most of the CTE research points to repetitive subconcussive head contact, the kind that happens on the line or when making many tackles that don't result in concussions, as the main issue.
|1 week 5 days ago||I would imagine this gets||
I would imagine this gets worked around by referencing a subspecialty within whatever degree program the guy would be entering, ie MBA with an emphasis in corporate restructuring (or whatever you want to fill in there that UM has and UT doesn't).
Still, good for the Ross admission committee. The only issue I've ever had with the grad rule is whether it screws with the norms of the grad programs that the person would be entering.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Transition, ref behind the||
Transition, ref behind the play, Robinson came down on the ball when Stone was going up to finish on the break, that kind of play usually involves the defender getting arm.
In other words, like a lot of bball reffing, the ref guessed based on what he thought likely happened. And as happens in about 10% of those plays, it didn't and the call was wrong. But that's almost certainly why he called it.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You clearly don't read the||
You clearly don't read the edge of the interwebs-Badgers version, a place full of cheerleaders pregnant by Barry (ick), Bo's mistresses, shirtless Bielma passed out on the floor of State Street Brats, and Paul Chryst being utterly unremarkable.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Confirmed that he was the||
Confirmed that he was the returner on the last punt.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Obviously avoiding the staph||
Obviously avoiding the staph infections that inevitably follow Schiano.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||You know he's coming off back||
You know he's coming off back surgery, right? A bad back will really screw with the coordination of a jump shot, not to mention the ability to go in and bang for rebounds. He's probably not going to be completely right all season.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This is the best I've seen||
This is the best I've seen Donnal play.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Borges>Nuss||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Boosters likely get a giant||
Boosters likely get a giant tax deduction for their donation, so this kind of thing does have a social cost, in terms of tax revenue and/or other potential charitable giving.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||English||
Carr had already replaced Herrman with English between the 2005 and 2006 seasons. It was a wild soap opera. English briefly took a job coaching the Bears secondary before Carr lured him back by offering him the DC job (and helping Herrman find an NFL landing spot).
If it happened now, it would have broken the Michigan interwebs.
A journey back to the haloscan days when the headlines were in unreadable highlighter yellow...
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Peppers||
Julius Peppers is the best comparable. 6'7". 287. Packers pretty successfully transitioned him to OLB from DE. He's a total athletic freak, though, far more than even Taco.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||OLB/ILB||
Think of it not as 4 LBs, but 2 OLBs/2 ILBs. OLBs need to provide edge rush, set the edge and be able to play in space a bit more than the buck in the current scheme. ILBs are traditional LBs, ability to blitz a bonus.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||And will have had the||
And will have had the opportunity to build relationships with coaches at the big high school programs in Florida, which always provided Nebraska with key players. Given they're likely stuck with Riley for at least two years, getting Frost HC experience in Florida is kind of a best case scenario for Nebraska long-term.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||If anyone, I'd bet it's Ross.||
If anyone, I'd bet it's Ross. Coaches might want his ability to take on Olinemen releasing in space rather than Bolden's (and to a lesser extent Morgan's) tendency to eat blocks.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||That Rutgers is putting||
That Rutgers is putting together a lengthy report about misconduct under Flood likely means that they're going to fire him for cause and try to avoid paying the buyout.
Call it "the Beckman."
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Will be interesting to see||
Will be interesting to see the LB snap distribution in UFR. Gideon seemed to get far more snaps than usual, and they started right after that play. Of course, that could have been the plan all along and I couldn't keep track of whether they were at Bolden or Morgan's expense. But it did seem like the coaches made an immediate change and went to, at least, an even distribution of snaps
|11 weeks 1 day ago||It's going to come from 9||
It's going to come from 9 intentional safeties.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||CyHawk belongs in some||
CyHawk belongs in some grandmother's glass fronted display case.
Land Grant belongs in a pile of scraps outside someone's woodshop.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||The SEC's in-conference||
The SEC's in-conference scheduling is really crazy.
They have 7 team divisions and 8 conference games with one fixed cross-over game. It both means teams very rarely play teams in the other division and makes for longterm competitive imbalance. It's surprising that the teams locked into a really difficult cross division game (particularly Tennessee with Alabama, but also Florida with LSU and vice versa) aren't pushing to expand the conference schedule to 9 games and do away with the FCS games.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Love all the SEC coaches||
Love all the SEC coaches explaining how altruistic they are by scheduling FCS teams.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The Hurst thing is based on||
The Hurst thing is based on someone else's observation postgame. Don't actually know if it's true.
Indiana had 90 plays. That includes the OT, of course. But you're exactly right that the first quarter was the problem and that once you burn energy reserves, particularly for a quick twitch sport like football, it's really hard to recover.
FWIW, we went from 4th nationally in opponents plays faced to 23rd based on this game.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Not being able to get off the||
Not being able to get off the field in the first half hurt the D-Line a ton, too. You could tell that Henry, especially, was totally gassed in the 4th and Hurst was apparently so tired he couldn't play in the 4th.
So not only were they short-handed without Glasgow, but you had d-linemen facing probably twice the number of offensive snaps, even before OT, than they had in any game this year.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Freddie de Boer||
That Freddie disliked Grantland is a true measure of its quality. He's the same professional troll who wrote that Ta-Nehisi Coates wasn't ready to write for the Atlantic just as he started to blow up.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||DL vs OL||
Even if Allen, Conklin and Kieler can go, olinemen that are recovering from lower leg injuries vs this defensive line seems like a bad combo. Trying to anchor with a knee or ankle sprain against stunts from Godin, Glasgow, Henry, and Wormley all day appears .... difficult.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||That's crazy. What's the most||
That's crazy. What's the most hostile environment he's played in? Oregon? Nebraska?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Running game||
IF, and it's a big if, UM can get the RBs to the second level with some regularity, I'm pretty confident in Harbaugh's and Drevno's ability to screw with the run fits of MSU's secondary and bust a couple of big runs, particularly since their LBs play in much the same way that NU's did last week, ie, see a key and go. If their DL is able to blow up the Oline, that won't matter, but if it's a stalemate up front, UM stands a good chance at having a significant rushing day (with a lot of 2-3 yard runs but with 3-4 20-50 yarders mixed in).
I expect to see a ton of pre-snap formation changes from UM to attempt to mess with MSU's defense and induce them into bad run fits.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I think there are two||
I think there are two plausible arguments you could make about MSU's data being off:
1. You could argue that losing both Conklin and Kieler have depressed the run numbers and that they'll will be back in the starting lineup at something close to full strength, which will shore up MSU's ability to run and protect Cook. It's hard for me to believe that those two won't suffer some drop off in ability from being out so long if they do play, but it's a plausible argument.
2. You could argue that UM's not well positioned to take advantage of MSU's big defensive weakness in the secondary, with Rudock's struggles to push the ball down the field.
That said, Steele's argument, based on Dantonio's motivational ability, seems like a big heap of feelingsball for a stats guy.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||That's the major issue. If||
That's the major issue. If the NCAA remains with CBS, then The tournament would have to start after the Masters, which is the first weekend in April. A three week tournament puts the Final Four right into finals for a lot of schools. Can't see the university presidents going for that.