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- General disarray / poor execution?
- Hardly any replays
- Pore-o-vision all the time. On passes they zoomed in on the ball in flight.
- The interview with Miles was bad enough, but made worse by the fact that they didn't give him working headphones and didn't correct the problem.
- The commentary was dominated by playoff scenario discussions, with very little info or insight on the game at hand.
|18 hours 12 min ago||To be fair||
There are loads of peaceful protesters today. Not sure if such criticism was the intent of the OP above or if he simply wrote it quickly.
But maybe OP should have worded differently? I know - no politics. That's kind of my point...
|5 days 18 hours ago||It's a fair question||
Is the lack of "end of game first downs" due to:
I'm cerainly no expert, and I imagine the advanced metrics would be telling. What we can say is that it seemed very rare this season that O-line blocks effectively made it to the second level, particularly against the better teams. Perhaps on some playcalls that is not the design, but most of the times a running back was "sprung" it was due to his own jukes or broken tackles. Especially since Newsome's injury.
That indicates that during the flow of the game the run blocking was far from top-notch. What does that mean for end-of-game drives with nine in the box on defense? Maybe not much. Let's see what happens next year with a new (albeit younger) line.
Again, I probably don't know what I'm talking about...
|1 week 10 hours ago||Does this count||
Does this count as recruiting in Ohio?
|1 week 3 days ago||Nice work Brian.||
Nice work Brian.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Phrasing....||
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Bruno Minniti||
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Qu'ont-ils fait?||
Maybe it was a Franglish question and he wanted to know what they did in Ann Arbor...
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yep||
Cubs at #1 invaldiates the whole endeavor. Most misguided fans in sport. Great for them that they won this year, sure there are a ton of them. But every year (going back for more than 100 of 'em), they were convinced that this would be the year. And until this season they always, always lost.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I keep thinking||
How remarkable it is that Ed had only boys, and four of 'em. His wife was an accomplished soccer player, and father-in-law a world-class sprinter. So the kids are bascially genetically engineered for athletic excellence.
Anyway, if Michigan can get two of 'em to play in Ann Arbor, all the better.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you||
That makes sense.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||Have heard this, but||
Don't the chains need to be tip to tip? Meaning if they put the ball square on the 25 to start, then the nose of the ball is already past it? Or do they put the tip of the ball on the 25? If it's square, then the tip-to-first-down is actually just inside the 15. Anyone know?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||That one||
I was thinking about this question last night, and this was the first game to come to mind. I couldn't think of any others...
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Lloyd "sharp as a tack" Carr||
Loved the Lloyd chatter to start the show.
I was lucky enough to meet/interview Carr in 2008, and during the conversation he recalled not just the name, but also the personality of the football coach at my high school in suburban Chicago. The dude had retired in 1991.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Really useful!||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Well done||
I hadn't seen that one before. Very well put together.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Broadcast||
That ESPN broadcast was horrendous all the way through:
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Some advice||
I once went to a record store in Iowa city that occupied the upstairs apartment of an old house. On the bannister leading up the stairs someone had left a neatly formed scoop of spaghetti bolognese.
Don't touch it.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Ohhhhhh||
That was a frustrating game.
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||Agreed||
Totally agree with you, MA. The season is definitely in hold serve mode as we gear up to to a one-game regular season at OSU. Whatever the final SOS holds won't be revelant unless Michigan is trying to get in the back door after a loss in Columbus. But let's not worry about that for now.
My comment was more about the fact that the team has not been tested on the road, and hasn't performed well on the road the last few years. So that simply makes me nervous until proven otherwise. Iowa will be the best indicator thus far, but still nothing compared to The Game. Can't wait!!
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||Probably something else||
Brian and Ace both mentioned that his FG warmups looked lousy before the games when he struggled.
|10 weeks 22 hours ago||Well done, BB!||
Had my daughter's third birthday party on Saturday as well. These kiddos have a ton of energy! Happy to have that behind us, but no way could I have found the energy to sit down and write something, especially after another "ho-hum" blowout of an inferior opponent. Once again, kudos to you!
Some national reporters are (accurately) noting that Michigan's road schedule thus far has not exactly been a strenuous one. Iowa will certainly be the hardest road test of the season in advance of OSU. So I do hope that they bring their best game and challenge the team. I still feel a bit snakebit after how awful the Hoke teams performed away from home. And the Minnesota and Indiana games from last year reinforced the old concerns.
But it is a new year, so stomping Herkey in prime time will be the biggest indicator thus far that the team is becoming prepared for The Game.
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||And the best||
...is when after all that, Wasserman sums up the video by saying "Ohio State won."
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Absolutely, but||
It did cost him a sure TFL for those who obsess about that stat in particular. But this is like complaining about Lewis' pick vs Wisconsin.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Same||
My mind went to Najee Harris immediately. And once I figured out what was going on I was greatly relieved...
Time to quit drinking and go to bed.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Also Jenkins||
Check out Saturday's America - the most revered college football book of all time. Worth the read.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||This is silly||
It's Angelo Moore
Not his fault that he shared the spotlight with his bandmates.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Watch your car||
Take all your M stuff off or you might get the STAEE treatment.
Do that and you should be good to go.
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||Nice Things||
Thanks as always for these, bronxblue. Love coming here to see your take each week.
My how our standards have changed. The fact that we can hear "we can't have nice things" after a 78-0 victory is telling!
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Along those lines... hope for Newsome?||
If I understand correctly, the determination on a medical redshirt is the % of season that a player has participated in. Clark played in 4 / 12 games and theoretically has the possibility of applying for this.
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but if Michigan wins the division, then the conference title game, makes the playoff and wins the semifinal, that would mean 15 games played in the season. Newsome would have appeard in 5 / 15 which is the same ratio as Clark. Does anyone know if this longshot hope would get him another year?
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||Also||
It made your avatar sideways. Tough all over these days...