further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|2 years 7 weeks ago||Nix is now a band director||
Nix is now a band director elsewhere. Unlikely that he comes back to be an assistant band director at UM.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Morningside Heights||
Morningside Heights (Columbia) and the NYU area both used to be pretty awful. It's only in the last 20 years or so that they aren't scary any more.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||No.||
No. Not as bad as Rutgers would be, though.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I don't think it really works that way||
What makes you think that Ohio *hasn't* been preparing for Denard at RB?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||He looks absolutely fearless||
For one thing. On the return right after he got blown up around the 15 (was that the Dee Hart one?), he caught the ball, accelerated straight up the middle of the field, and crossed the 30. Pretty impressive. He definitely needs to get stronger, but that's to be expected given that he's a true freshman.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Agree with this||
The Yankees don't really need his bat, and the price doesn't matter a whole lot. They need some better defense in left field and maybe a bit of baserunning - Ichiro can do both. I'm still not a huge fan of the trade, but I can at least understand where the Yankees are coming from.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||As stated in previous threads on this subject...||
This line of reasoning doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If this had come out sooner, players would have left and PSU would have had a lot of trouble recruiting. Therefore, the cover-up *did* give PSU a competitive advantage, and it falls under the NCAA's purview. The cover-up is what the NCAA should really be taking aim at here.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Start at the top||
There are a lot of tiny details and hints that didn't make it to the show, mainly because the world of the books is so gigantic. The books seem long, but they're quick reads - you can do each one in a few weeks if you read a lot. I'm rereading them all right now so I can read ADWD, and I'm not regretting it.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I'll second Vietnamese -||
I'll second Vietnamese - there are a number of good places in-between downtown and the river. Avoid Chinese food, though - I never found any places worth eating at in KC.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Lived there for two years in grad school||
You want BBQ. Best places are:Oklahoma Joe's, LC's, Woodyard, Arthur Bryant, Gates (preferably the one on Cleaver Blvd). All of those are on the sketchy side except for Woodyard, but that's just the kind of town KC is when it comes to good BBQ. If it's fancy BBQ (Jack Stack is the one that comes to mind), it's not worth eating. Given that you have a small child and it's nighttime though, I would avoid LC's and Gates, as they are in the more questionable part of the city. It also depends on what kind of BBQ you want. OK Joe's has great pulled pork and ribs; LC's has the best burnt ends and fries in town; Woodyard has awesome smoked chicken; Arthur Bryant has pretty much amazing everything; Gates has great burnt ends and fries as well. If you want a BBQ overdose, I would do OK Joe's tonight and LC's tomorrow for lunch. You won't regret it.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||This is true - Bursley||
This is true - Bursley probably has the best food of any dining hall. I lived in Baits, so that was the only time I had to go to Bursley (fortunately - I really didn't like that place otherwise).
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Anybody saying that NC has no||
Anybody saying that NC has no girls is clearly an engineer, not a musician. I'm pretty sure the School of Music has more women than men.
I love North Campus and lived there for four years (Highlands!). I miss walking around by the Huron River behind Baits I and playing Mafia on Friday nights in Baits II. I don't know about the engineering and art schools, but the SoM is a really tight-knit community. Plus, there's some great food if you can find it (Broadway Cafe, anyone?).
|3 years 15 weeks ago||2008 Capital One Bowl||
Michigan hired RR, spent some time in practice, came out firing in the shotgun, and put up 41 points and Henne's career-high in yardage. It can work.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||As other people have said||
Those fumbles weren't gifts - the defense made them. Eventually that's good coaching, not luck. The astounding percentage of recoveries might be luck (although I'm even beginning to doubt that one), but the creation of fumbles is not at this point.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Thanks, I thought it was||
Thanks, I thought it was points scored/opposing points scored. So they have a chance!
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Their scoring ratio||
Is 47%, so they're still significantly better than 2005 Illinois.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||This. Also, if you want,||
This. Also, if you want, they will write down your preferences on a card and keep it in their file, so if you go back and can't remember what they did the first time (which always happens to me), they will know.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||PSU||
Penn State was averaging 18 before we played them, and then they went and hung 41 points on our D. Take the victories where you find them.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||You can't be judged for what||
You can't be judged for what you do with somebody else's players trying to fit into your system. Until RR's first recruiting class graduates and the team is composed of all people he recruited, it's all up in the air.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Seeing as I've been||
Seeing as I've been registered for over two years, that would have to have been an awfully long moratorium.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Actually, the point is that||
Actually, the point is that the current scheme allows for more big plays on defense. We simply don't have the playmakers right now to play an aggressive defense, get TFLs, and force mistakes. Being aggressive is going to lead to more big plays for the opposition than big plays for the defense, whereas our current mode of defense is attempting to force an opposing offense to run so many plays that they will eventually make a mistake by the law of averages. Which, yeah, sometimes leads to 98 plays and 35 points. The alternative is what we did to Indiana - 45 plays, 574 yards, 42 points, and a loss.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Time of possession doesn't||
Time of possession doesn't work like that. If we'd had the ball for 26:00 instead of ~18:00, there simply would have been fewer points on each side - the margin of victory would not have changed unless we could have come up with extra stops. The best outcome that can happen on offense is to score every time you touch the ball, regardless of how many or few plays it takes.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Did you see Gardner's deep||
Did you see Gardner's deep ball that was dropped? It was a thing of beauty, and an exceptional throw for anybody - especially a freshman. He looks a little tentative on his feet, but I was very impressed by his TD run at the end of the game. Hurdling that last defender was pretty sweet.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||2-pt conversions overall have||
2-pt conversions overall have a success rate of ~45%, so less than half that of XPs (at least 95%, I think). However, Lane Kiffin seems to believe otherwise.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||The coaches, however, are||
The coaches, however, are responsible for scheme issues like having the corners play one billion yards off the line on every down.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||You HAVE to give the kicker a||
You HAVE to give the kicker a second chance. That's the only way to know if he can buckle down, get past the first miss, and nail the FG. The second try tells the coach more than the first, I think.
Now, if he had gone to Gibbons a third time at the end of the game I would agree with you. I think the second kick really told RR what he needed to know: Gibbons is a freshman and needs development time.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Don't forget Rudolph mocking||
Don't forget Rudolph mocking Gordon (I think it was) and all but high-stepping into the end zone on the long TD.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||This raises an interesting||
This raises an interesting question: is it a problem if the correct read results in DR running the ball 25-35 times a game? Presumably defenses will adjust and give him different reads eventually, but is there a point where he should hand off to save himself from 35 carries?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Michigan/Florida||
If Michigan is #25, then the Gators should be unranked. Playing like 2008 Michigan for three quarters against a team that won one game last year doesn't justify a ranking, regardless of where they started.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Cal over Michigan?||
Michigan has a significantly better top win, and their losses are not nearly as bad as Cal's. I don't know if Michigan should be ranked, but Cal definitely should not be. Then again, it does look like we have the best resume of the remaining teams, so...#25 Michigan? Maybe the bottom of the poll is just bad this year.