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|6 weeks 4 days ago||I've seen some BYU folks||
I've seen some BYU folks hoping he'll coach at his alma mater for a while as he cleans up. It'd presumably be a good environment for it. I don't know if the admins would allow it though, and they seem pretty set at HC and OC so it'd have to be as qb coach at most.
I don't know if too many teams will be keen on handing him the keys so maybe that's what he will need to do anyway.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I don't really get the Hoke||
I don't really get the Hoke clapping thing unless it's a representation of his lack of participation in the play calling or something. in which case why did the clapping meme win out over the headset one?
I mean, Harbaugh claps too.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I thought Wormley might have||
I thought Wormley might have gotten held on that play so maybe Harbaugh did too.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Nah that team recorded 4||
Nah that team recorded 4 shutouts but not three in a row. That hasn't been done by anyone since 1995.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||3 out of the 4 previous teams||
3 out of the 4 previous teams to do so won it all, including the 1948 Michigan team.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Seemed pretty much text book||
Seemed pretty much text book targeting. Clearly defenseless receiver, clearly hit him helmet to helmet. Doesn't mean there was ill intent, but if that's not targeting there's no such thing.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly||
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||That's just the next time||
That's just the next time there's a lunar eclipse at perigee (so a few % larger in appearance). Lunar eclipses aren't really that rare.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||First link goes to an Mlive||
First link goes to an Mlive article. Here's the correct link: http://247sports.com/Player/Brendan-Bailey-71748
|12 weeks 2 days ago||The PFF scoring review notes||
The PFF scoring review notes that Rudock was pressured on more than a third of his throws, which is very high. He was able to get the ball out quickly a lot, which I think is most of the difference between this game and what we saw last year. It's not clear to me that the OL was that much better in pass protection than in run blocking.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||ThatsTheJoke.edu||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||The external shell of modern||
The external shell of modern helmets does actually give quite a bit, and the soft padding below it is roughly analogous to a car's crumple zones.
I agree that it's counterintuitive, but the research on this subject is clear.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||This is true, although again||
This is true, although again the mobile shell would still be more effective if made of a hard material. Soft material acts to "catch" the impact of a glancing blow, causing much greater forces on the brain relative to a hard shell that deflects most of the impact energy.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||That's the opposite of the||
That's the opposite of the truth. Soft padding on the outside would just ensure that all the energy of the hit is transmitted into the helmet/head instead of some of it being redirected.
Helmet design definitely needs a lot of work, but the hard externum is guaranteed to remain.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Protip||
neither is saying "protip".
(I still upvoted you)
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Allen Gant has at last||
Allen Gant has at last reached a plausible weight and will be a senior so presumably will have enough experience to be ok.
Jared Wangler will be in his 3rd year in the program next year and would at least provide a warm body.
If things are sufficiently dire Winovich could always be moved back.
But I agree that LB is a 2016 worry spot.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||As a veteran of biological||
As a veteran of biological nomenclature battles, I can tell you that the organizational category of a specimen is the least interesting question one can ask unless it reflects something real about its origin. The Pluto debate almost never does this. Whether it has interesting geology or whether its diameter is very slightly larger than Eris' has no bearing on whether Pluto is a planet.
On the other hand, taxonomic nomenclature has been almost completely revamped as biologists have learned more and more about the diversity of extant and extinct life -- it now seeks to describe the phylogeny of life (patterns of evolutionary descent), rather than simple similarity. Astronomical nomenclature could definitely use a similar update so that it reflects something real.
The Pluto-planet debate can't be interesting until the IAU creates a useful definition of a planet. Until then, the whole debate is just emotional baggage on both sides, with one side uncomfortable that their nursery rhymes need updating and the other side uncomfortable at the prospect of having only explored a tiny fraction of the worlds in our solar system and needing to bring all the KBOs like Pluto down a notch.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Dude. Roughly 2/3 of all||
Dude. Roughly 2/3 of all humans are lactose intolerant.
You might find it hard to judge which characteristics are unique to America if don't know shit about any place but America.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I'll admit to having a Nike||
I'll admit to having a Nike preference for Michigan, but competition is good for the consumer. Ideally, Michigan will switch to Nike but a bunch of other schools will switch to non-Nike brands. At least Under Armor still seems to be gaining market share. A Nike monopoly wouldn't be good for anybody.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||I agree it's a good article||
I agree it's a good article and that ESPN is crazy for trying to have him lead anybody or for giving him a job at all, but the fact that he supported Hoke never even crossed my mind. I really like Hoke and hope he tears it up wherever he lands, just like RichRod. Does that make me crazy too?
|31 weeks 2 days ago||The front page needs to have||
The front page needs to have a list of posts in the sidebar just like the forum and diaries do. Until that happens, most of the good discussion will take place in the forum.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|32 weeks 4 days ago||This post is bad and you||
This post is bad and you should bad. You appeal to your family's Michigan roots as if that makes your opinion more valid, you add in a bunch of sanctimony about how Michigan is more than just sports as if that isn't true of every university, and then you mention the first amendment as if that's relevant.
Exposing college kids to unpopular ideas vs avoiding the appearance of supporting the ideas is a complicated issue that is being discussed all over the place. It doesn't need to be discussed here.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||You're better off lamenting||
You're better off lamenting that the shuttle was approved in the first place over a continuing Apollo/advanced capsule program. It temporarily sucks that we have to pay the Russians, but shuttle was an engineering failure from day 1 and never made good on any of its promises (i.e., rapid, safe, and inexpensive reusability).
|36 weeks 3 days ago||So the Gemini missions were||
So the Gemini missions were also for pretend? How about Mercury? I've often wondered where the line is drawn. Is the ISS a fiction? Is GPS a lie? How am I supposed to get home tonight?
|36 weeks 3 days ago||The Soyuz still does today,||
The Soyuz still does today, mostly because there isn't a convenient ocean to land in for them. A retrorocket fires the instant before landing, which softens the blow a bit. In the beginning, they just landed really hard and hoped not to break anything.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Not to be confused with the||
Not to be confused with the first American spacewalk, which occurred about 10 weeks later and was performed by Ed White, a Michigan grad.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||It seems like the best||
It seems like the best strategy in end of game down by 3 situations is to defend normally unless a player below a certain threshold of FT% gets the ball in his hands. I don't know what that threshold is exactly, but surely someone in the 50-60% range makes it an easy decision -- especially so before the double bonus.
|45 weeks 20 hours ago||Could be he doesn't want to||
Could be he doesn't want to get flamed by internet wastrels until signing day.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||This is the guy FootballScoop||
This is the guy FootballScoop was calling the prime candidate in mid-December. It seemed crazy, and still kinda does.