I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|5 days 14 hours ago||Assault||
Well, sexual assault, like any assault, is defined in part as an "unwelcome touching." So, the real question in this and in most scenarios is.... was their consent and was the lack of consent conveyed?
|5 days 15 hours ago||There is one inside Ford Field too||
|5 days 15 hours ago||More money?||
I wonder if that's true.
|5 days 15 hours ago||I like this...||
Very solid idea
|6 days 14 hours ago||I would rather not be that program either...||
I tink RichRod got no where barking at players and being hard on them. I think it only works if the players know it is done "out of love" or something like that.
Regardless, I would rather not be a program that prides itself on calling players names, etc., but at the same time IT IS NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL...and it definitely isnt enough to make me think anyone should even have their wrist slapped.
I mean I guess I would rather be a program that had handsome and good-looking caoches and equipment managers, but I don't care enough to think that have a couple big uglies is somehow wrong or worthy of an outcry.
This kid had a LOT of growing up to do.
|6 days 15 hours ago||With all due respect...||
The story isnt about which coachig style works better. We know Hayes and probably Schembechler LAID INTO KIDS verbally and it worked for them. it doesnt work for others.
The story....the whole point....is that the guy should be fired or disciplined for being mean to the player.
I don't care whether it works or not (deends on the kid IMHO), but you should be able to TAKE a tounge lashing without weeping.
Maybe its because the kid really is soft....
...and so are people who think being mean is actionable.
|1 week 1 day ago||The split||
I don't think its a parent vs. non-parent split. I think it is a matter of maturity.
|1 week 3 days ago||Two weeks ago....||
I got into an argument with a few posters on this board. They thought Devin was regressing and it was Borges' fault.
|1 week 3 days ago||Right on||
No one is excited about losing. They are excited about the team playing well after many weeks without that. We are happier about the direction of the program, which is very very important.
|1 week 4 days ago||You troll too hard...||
Tone it down a bit and it might work for you. Enjoy watching your Spartans or Buckeyes in the BTCG. Congrats.
|1 week 4 days ago||Nowhere near a good defense?||
Hyperbole and anecdotal games aside, it is a solid defense and a good one. Not sure OSU's offense is better than IU's offense. OSU has played some horrid defenses. As for PSU, that was three pvertumes. You think this game is going to overtime? What about the Nebraska game or NW? The MSU game was held together by the defense. It wasn't until late in the game that MSU blew up. In fact, our defense only seems to struggle once the game gets out of hand.
|1 week 4 days ago||Upset next year?||
Let's wait until next year before we decide who will be favored. Pretty weak thing to assume about your own team at this point.
|1 week 4 days ago||My realistic prediction||
We will see a couple plays that are saved up for the OSU game.
|1 week 4 days ago||60?||
That isn't realistic against our defense.
|1 week 6 days ago||Of course....||
Of course I would take it back. Think of all the benefits:
1. I would never had to have read this post.
Okay. That's it.
BTW- I think we should consider whether we would takeback Lloyd's NC and all of Bo's winning because it set expectations for our program too high ad makes me disappointed. Hell, if this was Indiana football, Hoke would have a statue by now.....
|2 weeks 2 days ago||OL shuffle||
The offense was so much better before the interior OL shuffle. Do these numbers correspond to changes in the OL?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||1. Specifically disclaiming||
1. Specifically disclaiming something and then relying on it, does not abslve you of your logic sins. "I know you can't rely on this type of data, but (here I go relying on it). Anyway, PBUs is not the story here, it is about interceptions.
2. I never said the NW secondary was great. I said they were great at getting interceptions. Didn't Michigan (and every other team) play back-up QBs this year? You can't throw those out just for NW and say they really weren't great at interceptions. In fact, even if you start throgin out certain interceptions just for NW and not other B10 teams, they still lead the conference. Stop nitpicking one point about one stat and then say it is critical thinking. In order to look behind the aggreate number, you have to delve into advanced stats by looking at each teams INTs and the propensity of the QBs theyintercepted to throw such balls, the strength of schedule, how many pass attempts they face, etc. Unless you want to do a REAL excercise in critical thinking, don't just undercut part of the stat. You have to use the wholestat for everyone.
3. I was wrong about Denard? People were right about that? Really? Please point out who looked at what type of challeges a spread QB faces and how they over come them. Please explain this post a few games into last year (before Denard's injury).
Hmm... that seems to indicate progression. But, please keep assuming I am "clearly wrong."
I am not.
4. Ah, the eye test. Love it. You cant argue with something you just "feel."
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Dead on.||
I think this is dead on. He had all the physicalskills, but needs to mature and show mental fortitude.
He gets so up and down based on his own play. A QB should be even-keel and a calming influence as a leader.
He doesn't see things (or see them fast enough).
I hope he can develop the mental side of the game more in the future. It is looking like the experience is helping though.....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I ahte to tell you....||
...but Devin was NEVER a consistantly good QB.
ND = Awesome
UConn = Horrid
Indiana = Awesome
PSU = Not good.
More recently that that, he has been running for his life behind the current line, but he has not multiplied that with more INTs. that is progress to a degreee.
You cant just presume Gardner is getting worse.
This is what Brian said in the Nebraska UFR:
"The season progression here is remarkable: three TAs in the first five games, 17 in the last four. This is cutting down on the interceptions in the last couple games at the same time it cuts down on the offense."
Brian finished the section by saying "Given how much pressure he was getting and how a large number of those TAs seemed like plays on which there was really no one open, I'm actually fine with Gardner's performance."
That is the same guy who made us blow chunks against Akron and UConn.
That is progress EVERYONE here wanted this year.....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||To me, the jury is still out on AB||
I am trying to figure it out. Has he had enough time? I am not sure. But, I am offended when someone shoves an opinion down your throat that essentially says "both Gardner and Denard regressed under AB" based on....
...an interpretation of "potentially picked" passes against a defense that is really good at picking passes.
Talk about DG's INT rate over the year, talk about his decision-making....but let's ot jump to the overly broad conclusion he has necessarily regressed and then start to analyze AB.
Its just dumb.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I applaud you....||
....you have cited more support for your conclusion about "regression" than Brian did in his post.
A real discussion can be had, but factors such as YPA, change in offensive play calls, etc. ned to be explored.
I will wait for a real analysis before concluding that either Denard or Devin regressed.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Um...||
I am not selecting INTS as the operative stat for this discussion.
Brian did that. So, what is relevant is how good NW is at INTs and what INTs show about Gardner and Denard's alleged "regression."
I did not shae the discussion, I just kept the discussion to that topic (since nothing else is relied on for such a broad end conclusion).
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Surprise||
One of the big Anti-Borges guys is out here defending the post.
As for NW's defense, the only part about their seconadry that is at issue here is their ability to intercept the ball. They likely do gamble on picks and get a lot, but get burnt too. The non-INT part is not part of Brian's post, so not sure how it matters????
As for draing conclusions based on ONE STATISTIC, that is what I am railing against. A case might be made about Gardner, but citing his (dropped) INT numbers against one team is NOT DOING IT.
If Brian wants to look at only INTS, his conslusions are basless based on looking at Denard and Devins INTs. If he wants to make a broader point about regression (like he does), he has shown no support.
The post was Rosenberg-esque.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You have a keen eye for...||
... important details.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||as a supporter of this blog, I am disappointed||
I expected this to be a revalation about how many of Gardner's passes were actually near picks.
It turned out to be another venue in which to try and indict Borgess:
To wit, the following erros:
1. Brian to equate batted balls as almost picks. His presumption about them being better off batted may be true, but to equate that as an almost pick is ridiculous. A QB often throws in a window and just because it is a tight window, the presumption was always pick. Theonly way a batted ball would not have been a pick would have been if the WR was WIDE open. Why make that leap in conclusion, unless there is a thesis to prove?
2. "Gardner did in this game, and this is against a Northwestern secondary that is not particularly good." Actually, going into the game NW had BY FAR the most INTs in the conference. Even after the game, they still have a very healthy lead. Apparently, they are very good at picking off balls. But, let's just call them "ot particularly good" in a vague way because, aside from their propensity to pick off passes -- the topic of this post --, they are not overall good.
3. Let's also just conclusively say Denard regressed. never mind that Denard's INTs got better from year one under Borgess to year two. Never mind that prior to his injury against Neb. last year, his INTs were improving throughout 2012 as well (not just year over year).
4. Finally, let's just take this opportunityto conclude Gardner has regressd overall based on perceived dropped picks in one game. Ignore the fact that He was throwing INTs at a rate of 7% per attempt early in the year against the likes of CMU, ND, Akron, etc. And that over the last four games his INT rate is somewhere around 1% while playing the meat of the B10 schedule.
A conclusion of "regression" based on an interpretation of a game in which he threw no INTS against the single best team at getting INTs in the conferenceis "weak sauce."
I guess a case could be made for not progressing enough, or even some type of regression to some degree and in some way, but to this post doesn't even try to be fair or complete.
It was written to add to the ammunition of "Fire Borgess!!!!"
I am disappoint.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I am looking forward to the day....||
... that "news"" like this stops being mentioned.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||With him, Chesson and Darboh, I think we'll be okay at WR.||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Presumably,..||
...the blood look was intentional.
There is a reason you dont see this much. Its dumb. The sentiment is nice though.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Essential part of the Preview was omitted:||
How can this preview not be about the War on America?
We are fighting AGAINST THE U.S. FLAG!!!!
It is our patriotic duty to let them tackle us in our own backfield. Who can block the greatest country in the world?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You are crazy to think about this...||
It was never an academic decision.
We know that.