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|4 hours 18 min ago||Locally, yes. Nationally||
Locally, yes. Nationally maybe not as much, the losing streaks aren't as well known outside our little corner of the US.
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|9 hours 15 min ago||1. It wasn't even close to||
1. It wasn't even close to being funny, it's okay to not be funny, just don't inflict it on the rest of us.
2. Really that's about it, see point #1 on repeat until you figure it out.
|12 hours 13 min ago||Thus the bodes well for next||
Thus the bodes well for next year part of the statement.
|12 hours 15 min ago||This should likely die an||
This needs to die an inglorious death.
Might be time for a meta post to stop this kind of thing, the joke is old and tired and not particularly relevant until we beat them.
If nothing else let's stop obsessing about them and leave the crrepy focus on another school to our brothers and sisters in green.
|19 hours 5 min ago||The Championship game even||
The Championship game even and from the same division. Best part was SEC coaches in the coaches polls downgrading OK. St. and Stanford to maintain that little monopoly.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Well it's either that or pay||
Well it's either that or pay attention to the game............
|1 day 16 hours ago||Have you perhaps looked at||
Have you perhaps looked at your avatar through everyone else's eyes? It does kind of look like an especially uncomfortable punishment administered to Buckeye and STAEE fans in hell.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Long story, but basically||
Long story, but basically means a somewhat outlandish guarantee.
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|2 days 8 hours ago||Then why on earth did you||
Then why on earth did you pierce it?
|2 days 9 hours ago||This will end well.||
This will end well.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I'm on the fence. On the one||
I'm on the fence. On the one hand I really don't see a need for tackle football at that young of an age as there is plenty of time to teach technique, on the other hand, what taught me how to tackle was playing no pads tackle football at recess and trying not to kill myself or my buddies while still getting the job done.
I guess I'm in favor of keeping football at a young age as being flag football while trying to get the genie back in the bottle and letting boys be boys at recess.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I would guess it would line||
I would guess it would line up with the response to the Football teams '09 Illinois game, the '10 and '13 Penn. St. games for laying a complete egg against a beatable opponent in a possible season saving situation. Won't be pretty that is for sure.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I thought he was at||
I thought he was at McKinsey?
Surprised they're letting him off the leash.
|2 days 12 hours ago||There's an upper limit to how||
There's an upper limit to how effective it would be if everyone suddenly declared open season with the concept. At the end of the day, it is up to the kid how many they want to go to, but if too many of these pop up I can see this quickly getting overwhelming.
Setting the rules up to encourage joint appearances at Satellite camps and other ways to make them a little more efficient is probably in everyone's interests.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I don't think they're really||
I don't think they're really allowed to work out that much while they're gone and are really only allowed "religious" materials for entertainment, etc. They may be older and therefore have grown into their bodies more, but it's not like they're all off at secret weightlifiting facilties during their missions.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Part of the deal||
I think care is being taken to ensure these guys get a bit of a break, but it's not that uncommon for college athlete's to not get the same breaks as the rest of the student body. My cousins who swam in college didn't get Christmas break and I am sure there are countless other examples. It's part of the scholarship obligation. Plus, fairly quickly they'll be staring at two weeks of vacation a year and not always even being able to take that.
I think they're fine and frankly might even be pretty thrilled at the thought of A) a free trip to Florida and B) less time during the Spring Semester when they have to balance class and practice.
If your concern is on the four weeks off time the athlete's get away from being monitored by the program, I have a feeling that is being taken care of, but I share your concern that they are given that week.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Gee, showing up on his time||
Gee, showing up on his own time to an event he was invited to that had a charitable cause attached to it. He has so much to be ashamed of.
I get the whole, "Tell your employer" thing. The rest screams of hurting in various posteriors in EL, Columbus, and SEC country.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Posting on a phone is not||
Posting on a phone is not much of an excuse. As far as I recall the enter key still works even on the phone.
|2 days 17 hours ago||On balance Iowa, likely to||
On balance Iowa, likely to not have to deal with the assholes as much there and of the three it feels like the most likely win to me.
That said, if there's one stadium you have yet to go to, I would pick that one.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Except in his case it was a||
Except in his case it was a medical redshirt, and yes redshirting Peppers makes no sense, but for a lot of other prospects it absolutely does. It's a case by case thing, there's no blanket prescription here.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Situationally, sure, but||
Situationally, sure, but would he be necessary? I'm not so sure about that. I'd rather see him show up on the field as a really fast guy at 225-230 and unlesahed like a Deon Hollins type, rather than hoping for the best from a guy who still needs to add weight, on a talented and deep defense.
I'll happily be proven wrong, but right now, I'm not so sure that's the best set-up for success.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I still think the main issue||
I still think the main issue was that there whispers of having difficulty with pass coverage, if the guy is a defensive back then that usually means it might be a good idea to let him cook a little bit longer. Or basically, we have an incredible athlete with some technique issues, maybe we don;t throw him onto the field right away until he shows more in practice.
Again, fair enough on the blocked punt, but it was against Central Michigan so the overall impact is debatable at best and I still am not convinced that there wasn't someone who could have done a roughly equivalent job on special teams on the roster who would not have cost a possible red-shirt.
In any case, I vaguely remember arguing with you about this before and so I think it's likely we're not changing each others minds on it. I tip my cap in the direction of the get the best athlete's on the field argument, but still think Thomas' lack of a red-shirt highlights a huge problem with the previous staff.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Feel free, but having eaten a||
Feel free, but having eaten a lemon before(when your 16 month old son thinks feeding you lemon slices is hilarious, you grin and bear it) I am certainly not going to hold you to it.
|3 days 8 hours ago||They looked bad against||
They looked bad against Minnesota and Rutgers as well, even in victory, this is not based on the last two games. This is based on what we have seen out of them so far in Big Ten season and from non-conference as well. Beyond Northwestern, what game do you truly feel good about? The Minnesota game was far from a comfortable win and now Michigan has to face a team at home that is likely DESPERATE for a win and smelling blood.
Based on what I've seen from the balance of the season, this stretch of the schedule coming up is pretty damn scary. I've been pretty balanced on Beilein throughout the thread, I think he's a good coach with some limits and blindspots and this years team is just off and thus my prediction that the season closeout is likely not to be fun, you can call it wild pessimisim, I call it a fairly neutral assessment of where the team is. For the record 9-9 is what I thought would happen when I looked at the rest of the schedule BEFORE the Indiana and Michigan St. disasters. I'm just not seeing where any more than two wins are suppossed to come from. After that, lets see what happens in the Big Ten tournament and then what happens next year, when the team will be one year older and hopefully ready to go on a run.
|3 days 8 hours ago||That said, whispers on THomas||
That said, whispers on THomas were "Great athlete, terrible in coverage." Sorry, but that screams "Needs extra practice time and should redshirt." There may be some hindsight 20/20 going on with the red-shirting fist-shaking but Thomas seems to be a situation that was screaming trouble and to burn it for(an admittedly cool) blocked punt seems short-sighted.
I somewhat buy the get his athleticism on special teams argument, but don't remember much of an impact there throughout the year and find it difficult to believe there wasn't a one for one replacement in that area showing up at practice.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I noticed that, as well and||
I noticed that, as well and had a laugh, but then forgot to mention it again. Mostly because I thought it was funny.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Not saying I agree with the||
Not saying I agree with the level of relentlessness, but if having to deal with some sort of negative backlash every time causes our favorite David Brandon destroyer to pause for a second or two before hitting "save" to ask "Is this thread, discussion, diary, etc. that I am about to post really necessary?" then he's doing good work, in my opinion.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Not sure about that.||
Not sure about that. Sometimes coaches develop blind spots as they have a ton of information between practices, film sessions, games, etc. and sometimes weight the information received differently than fans, who only see games, do. I think Sam Webb was discussing this when he talked about how Bolden was noted for making the right calls on the field.
It never seemed like Gedeon got enough run to get into any kind of rhythm the way Bolden did and I wonder if this may be down to a "blind spot".
I doubt he's going to be the next Urlacher, but I'm not entirely sure that is the data point that should cause the most worry.
|3 days 12 hours ago||This is college football,||
This is college football, there will always be areas where there won't be proven depth. Newsome, showed some flashes and Kugler has a pedigree.
In the case of the OL there are at least bodies that have played and practiced OL at Michigan around and enough versatility with the starters between Magnuson and Cole that someone a little less versatile can be put into a position to succeed. This is not really the case at Safety right now. We can all pick and choose what to be concerned about, but I think being concerned about the OL to the extent you're portraying is a bit of an over-reach. Next year, I'll likely be much more willing to buy this argument but for this year, I think the position is stable and can handle an injury or two.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Signing five stars At Wichita||
Signing five stars At Wichita STATE?!?!?!?!
Talk about moving the goalposts, learn the limits of what you are arguing here young one.
For the record if Marshall was brought in, it would be a complete sylistic difference and there would be transition costs, Marshall's record of success(Similar to Beilein's) appears system driven. Being system driven would likely bring up it's own frustrations in the Big Ten, but I highly doubt getting physically over-run would be as much of a problem with him.
Every hire has risks, but ignoring stagnation in favor of avoiding those risks is a problem as well.