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- One of those "run run pass punt" sequences included an offset draw that should've gone for 20+ with a different cut from Higden.
- Two of those drives died when Darboh was open and failed to haul in difficult catches on poorly thrown quick slants.
- One of those drives died on a flagerant defensive hold that went uncalled against OSU but had already been called on UM (in a less flagerant event).
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Absolutely||
Red has absoutely earned the right to linger around the program in a different capacity - in fact that would be what's best for the program. Sadly, I think it's clear that his best days as a coach are a few years behind him. If he can't step down gracefully, then he'll have to be forced out. "All the wise men know when it's time to go and so I should too"
The CCM line last year was a vintage good time, but North Dakota made it clear how even in highest of up years Michigan will still be second tier until we overhaul the program.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Youngster here!||
The oldest car I've 'owned' (my dad's name was on the title) was a 1992 Oldsmobile Bravada. I think we spent more time under the hood than we did driving it... But on the plus side it had remote start, heated seats, and one of the earliest electronic AWD drive systems, so it was excellent in the snow.
The oldest car I've driven was a 1989 Honda CRX with some B-series engine from a mid-90s CRV swapped into it. Had a stage 3 clutch- so stiff I thought I was going to break the seat pushing on it. It wasn't fast but it revved well and it was surprisingly responsive. Sadly it was too much of a project for me, since I didn't have a garage at the time.
The oldest car with my new on the title is a 2000 BMW 528i touring (wagon). I actually drove it to work today.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Insurance Policies||
The negs are probably coming in because:
1. We're biased and want him back next year.
2. He can take out a term (1-year) insurance policy on himself to payout in the event of a career ending or very compromising injury. I'm not sure that it was officially confirmed but I've heard that both Taylor Lewan and Jake Long did this when they returned for their senior years following late 1st / early 2nd round draft grades.
3. 5th in Hiesman voting? I'm cool with Lamar Jackson winning it after putting up video game numbers... But Dede and Mayfield are not half of what they are without the other and putting both of them ahead of Peppers was just highway robbery. I think he's frustrated with it. We're frusterated with it. There's no reason to believe that Peppers won't be a finalist next year.
4. He wants his degree and it doesn't sound like he'll be done this winter / spring. He's a bright kid and might only need 1 more semester but that would be fall '17.
5. For the NFL he's a tweener right now. His coverage isn't up to snuff to be an elite safety (but the potential is there), but his ability to take and get off of blocks isn't up to playing linebacker. Versatility is nice and all, but the NFL demands that you excel at ONE POSITION - all others be damned. Peppers is the type of generational talent who excels in college, but will just be another starter in his position for a few years in the NFL. I have no doubts that he grows into a great role somewhere, but it may take some time. If he can display the skills necessary to excel in a singular role in the NFL I suspect he'll go in the first 5 picks. If not, he's gonna be a 1st/2nd round tweener cause teams don't really know where to slot him.
EDIT: All that said, I support whatever choice he makes for his life. I don't think there's a "wrong decision" here.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Do you even read the blog?||
Do you even read this blog or like... listen to any of the podcasts..?
This was not Lloydball or (god forbid) Borges ball.
Given the lead, the way the defense had stiffled OSU to that point, and the Speights' turnovers the offense was called fine. Up until the 4th quarter it looked like the only way OSU could get points was when we handed them the ball deep in our own territory.
My only substanial complaint related to offense would be that Peppers was utilized in predictable ways. OSU still had a good enough defensive line that we needed to use him with Speight in the game as a way to threaten the edge and create room for sweeps, screens, and standard running plays with his motion. This was the game to break that stuff out in the 2nd half when the offense bogged. We saw lots of that stuff in last year's loss. It would've been good to have in the bag for the 2nd half in this one...
But like I said. Many of the plays above should've worked if not for damn luck or the 3rd team on the field.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The computers are over-valuing the destruction of Rudgers||
I think 3+ touchdown win in EL is imminent. McDowell will make some plays, but if you keep him bottled up (or run away from him) we'll be able to run the ball, control the tempo, and set up deep play-action against a suspect secondary left on an island.
Given our defensive acumen and State's offensive woes there's no reason for the game plan to not be simple and conservative. The staff should focus on installing varied snap counts, and some screens and draws to blow up the blitzes they'll throw at us.
We'll go into halftime up 10+ and a score on 2 of our first 3 possessions in the 3rd whole the defense locks down will end it for Sparty.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Freddie Mercury and...||
I'm with the crowd that says it's Freddie then everyone else. No discredit or disrespect. Go watch Queen at Live Aid or Live At Wembly Stadium. No one in the history of video could command a crowd of that size like that man.
Peak era (early 1980s) David Lee Roth was in a similar neighborhood, but that was always destined to be temporary.
Some that aren't getting enough love:
Just because their name is on the marquee and they don't necessarily play 'rock' doesn't make them any less worthy or any more of a 'pop tart'.
We also seem to have a vintage slant as I haven't seen any mentions of:
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Holy adjustments Batman!||
The adjustments made all the difference in this one. Colorado came ready to play and seemed to know how Michigan was going to attack them on both sides of the ball. What they weren't prepared for was Michigan's talent and fight.
Even so, if Liufau recovers quickly this could be a PAC12 South run for them. They miss Washington in the cross-over and I don't really see them running with Stanford, but every other team on their schedule looks like someone they can at least run with. These could definitely be more of an 8-4 to 10-2 kind of unit; rather than the 6-6 we thought them to be (or 4-8 before the season). Their DL and cornerbacks give them a chance to frustrate teams without divierse athletes and playbooks, and if they can keep that deep passing game going they've got a proper RPS (run-pass-screen if you will) offense that can burn even the best teams a couple times.
Offensive coaching from Michigan looked top-notch after adjustements came in. Still, it was frustrating and surprising to see a team be able to matchup with both Darboh and Chesson... They had no answers for Butt in coverage though, and our edge blocking (after being rickety at best against UCF) ripped open some big holes for the RBs and jet-sweeps.
All-in-all I think this was a great game to have early in the season. There's plenty of coachable moments caught on film for the team to analyze and improve upon. Plenty of weaknesses exposed that our offensive and defensive braintrusts will now find ways to schematically mitigate. It wasn't fun watching our boys in blue struggle, but they've got a much clearer picture of what and how to improve from this game than I think we've seen in a W for a while.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||A tale of 2 Quarters||
The Defense was really a tale of two quarters - the 2nd quarter just stretched through the rest of the game.
It looks to me like Don Brown started the game running unconventional allignments and bringing pressure. As a result our coverage was subpar since we were bringing 5 and often alligned in a suboptimal way to get our safeties out in coverage. Colorado came out prepared for this and attacked the edges, ran away from pressure, and was the first team we've played that blocked well.
Following a rather disastrous couple of drives we started lining up a bit more conventionally and forced Colorado to play 11-on-11; which they simply don't have the talent to do consistantly, using the various pressures as a change-up. This allowed Peppers to be a sower of destruction along one edge, which eliminates half of the spread playbook - with the DL eliminating another large chunk up the middle.
I was extremely impressed with the discipline of our DL. They bottled up a fairly good running QB after two weeks of letting them find a seem for 1st down scrambles. And they did it without having to resort to keeping a LB or DB as a spy.
The only real sore spot was the coverage. There was some poor angles and weak tackles that Colorado capitalized on. Even so I thought Jermey Clark looked excellent, Stribling picked it up as the game went on, and Hill was excellent when not asked to cover their #1 reciever 1-on-1 deep. We defniitely felt the lack of JD in this one. JD would've broken up a solid 2-3 passes and locked down one of their recievers. Despite his size, he's also shown to be an asset against the run.
Still the 38-7 three-quarters of the game is pretty good evidence that this is an elite defense that got caught lunging and lounging a bit to start, but picked it up heroically through the rest. This was a good test; there'll be plenty to go over in the film room, but reinforcements are coming and they'll lock down 95% of your plays regardless.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Compact (but NOT subcompact) car probably?||
As a post-grad 20-something I've generally found that the day-to-day needs of myself and/or my peers/friends/etc is best served by a "compact" car. If you're biggest priorities are safety (including bad weather handling, etc), gas mileage and <$30k price tag I would look into the following (no particular order):
All offer 35+ mpg highway. All do well on even the most damaging of small-overlap crash tests. Each has their advantages / disadvantages. I presonally like the Mazda of that bunch, but even other choices like the Focus are very nice choices.
If you want to stretch your budget into "family sedan" territory then:
A bit less city mileage and bit more money up front but again 35+ mpg highway, and all of them are fairly safe. I took all my picks from Car & Driver's "Best Sedans" list except the Subarus. I know that Subaru adapted to new safety regulations for small-overlap and corkscrew roll crash tests earlier and better than most others (safe) and the AWD is a big advantage during the snowy months. The interior might be a little more basic, but that sounds like it would be OK by you.
So there's 8 cars. I'd recommend hitting dealer lots for a Saturday (with a friend - dealers will try to pressure you into BUYING TODAY if you have the wife with you), test driving all of them, scratching a few off the list and narrow it down. Make it clear that you're a serious BROWSER trying to make the right choice FOR YOU and that you're not going to buy today because "this is the first car I've looked at" (little white lie after the first one, but still).
Once you've narrowed it down to 2 or 3 spend some time with the online configurators and try to figure out which one is the right value. And also look at them and figure out which one you might have to look over your shoulder at every time you walk away. That feeling is hard to put a price on. :p
|39 weeks 6 days ago||The Hold Steady, Flaming Lips, MBV, Okkervil River||
I can certianly get behind a lot of a Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Muse lists. I'm hoping I can contibute something, uhhh, different. Probably
The Hold Steady - Near as such to perfect 4-album run with:
The Flaming Lips -
My Bloody Valentine (MBV) -
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Global Economy||
As someone who works in the auto industry and has experience with several tier-1 suppliers and OEMs I can say with some authority that the most "American" car you can buy is...
The Toyota Tundra (dun! dun! dun!!!!):
It's engineered almost entirely in the US at the Toyota Technical Centers in Ann Arbor and Saline, assembled in Texas, and roughly 98% of the components are made in the US- including those made by suppliers, who support the engineering at TTC in Michigan. I've heard (somewhat unsubstantiated) rumors that Toyota Coorporate in Japan wants to kill the Tundra because it never makes back its development cost (AKA- the money goes to Ann Arbor to develop the next one and none is left over for Japan) at it's current production / sale rate. The only reason they've kept it around is that they need to be a "full line manufacturer" in the United States and Canada and in order to have that title you must have a full-size pickup truck in the range.
All that said, personally I have no brand loyalty and care more about the way things drive. The only car I've picked out was a 2004 BMW 330i ZHP sedan that I've been piling miles on for the last 2.5-3 years. It's getting to be a bit of a money pit, but I'm willing to overlook that considering that it's ~12.5 years old (from manufactuing date) and has 177,000 on the clock. And it still drives better than anything you can buy new short of a Fiesta ST, and it's more comfortable.
Couple notes on BMWs though:
1. They're premium sport coupes / sedans - NOT luxury cars. Even though they've gotten softer in recent years, they're still very harsh compared to most competition. They're meant to give you all the amenities of a luxury car and all the tactile enjoyment of a sports car in a reasonably practical (trunk, back seat, etc) package.
2. I would never own one out of warrenty unless you're good to wrench on it yourself 90% of the time and can afford to eat the cost the other 10%. They're not cheap to own, but the used ones are good value for money if you like how they drive (and boy do I).
As for the theme:
I'll never own a Prius:
I'll never own a "conventional" (internal combustion engine) car with a CVT:
I tend to avoid Audi, VW, and FCA.
Though I'm currently considering a Ford Flex as it seems like the perfect vehicle for my band? Or maybe an Acura RSX to split mileage with the Bimmer.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Lighting..?||
I suppose it would be good to improve the lighting and get rid of the drop ceilings - it looks like a shitty office building in that regard. Just open it up and throw some shop lights and BFF ceiling fans in there. The weightroom is a place of work. I would think Harbaugh's weigh room would be a place of honest blue collar work so lets make it look like the factory floor at FCA where they build the Viper - exceptionally clean, well-lit, but still industrial.
I'd rather spend an hour on the elliptical at Oregon's facilities, but if I'm gonna pump iron I don't see the benifit of walls of glass or skylights or whatever. Stuff like cleanliness, equipment availability (if the place is too small/crampped that is a problem) and airflow matter a lot more.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||My current whip is a '04 330i ZHP||
For the uninformed in BMW gibberish the ZHP was a performance package offered on the post-revision e46 (2002-2006) BMW 3-series in all body style except the wagon. It basically brings it up to US-spec (because we got screwed, long story) e36 M3 performance, but in a much more refined package. This was officially done to give the performance-minded sedan buyer something since the e46 M3 was coupe and convertable only.
It gets some bigger wheels, factory-lowered suspension, a 6-speed stick, and some nice trim. Mine pretty much looks like this - from 20 feet away, when it's clean:
Anyway. It's been a wonderful machine. I've piled 53,000 miles of commuting, travel, "canyon" driving, and track abuse (only once) on it in the almost 2.5 years I've had it.
Never the less, it has a few (!!! not just one !!!) flaws:
2 - The climate control has a mind of its own when it comes to activating (FULL BLAST!) or deactivating (minimum fan) defrost.
3 - No folding rear seat. The truck is reasonably sized and I've wedged 2x4s diagnolly across the interior before... so it's quite practical for something that goes like it does... But it would be BETTER with folding seats.
4 - It loves to eat tires. My first set of summers made it less than two full driving seasons.
EDIT: The real 'big' one:
A relay in the power locks logic likes to stick in warm/muggy weather which makes it so that you cannot unlock any door except the driver's door. I've forgotten about it since I haven't experienced that one since October. I've got a junkyard-sourced lock unit I just need to salvage a couple relays out of... won't be too hard.
The only other problem is that she's getting old. '04 was 12 years ago... 172k miles and counting (at ~22.5k / year). Maintenance has been surprisingly reasonable though. Parts aren't any worse than any other import brand, it's pretty easy to work on, and I've found a good local indie shop. I'm planning on rolling 'er out to 250k. ^__^
|1 year 10 weeks ago||ZHP BUDDIES ^_^||
I'm running a square stance - 245s on all wheels, and it really helped with the handling. The turn in is much crisper than it used to be. Even so, I imagine the Porsches would be better drivers' cars, but worse "owners" cars. Sounds like a lot of sweat, blood, and gears.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||My guess on the offers.||
My guess on why his offer list seems so short is a mix of a couple things:
1 - Early in the cycle, so lots of places are after "their guy" for fit. Dylan just happens to be Michigan's guy.
2 - A lot offers, even if thrown his way, were probably not taken seriously by the McCaffrey family and therefore not widely discussed. Don't "offer lists" mostly come from prospects and their families, rather than being advertised by the programs?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I hate to do this but...||
Pink Floyd was my favorite band for many years growing up. It's "Comfortably Numb" and The Wall was released in November of 1979. Pink Floyd's peak era is quinessentially 1970s. I realize that there are several spectacular live cuts of that partiuclar song from the 80s though, so I'll give you this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks6fVbpI98A
And I must say. I approve.
Anyway! Back on topic:
Aha - "Take On Me" - Great song, fantastic music video
J.Geils Band - "Centerfold"
Micheal Jackson - Thriller (song, album, yes)
There's lot of excellent, excellent music that was released in the 80s but from my retrospective a lot of that came from legacy of the 1970s (Queen, Floyd, AC/DC, etc) or was unkowingly laying the groundwork for the 1990s (REM, The Pixies, The Stone Roses, Sonic Youth, MBV, arguably U2etc).
*I was born in 1988 and memories of pre-1995 or so show no awareness of society as a whole.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||No snow in Dearborn||
No fresh powder in Dearborn.
Drinking Crown Royal Mapel on the rock (1 ice cube) and water (seperate glasses).
Glad to see BB pull away there at the end. Enjoyed a great show at the Lager House. All-in-all a great Saturday. :)
EDIT: Had some Hopslam tonight! Need to go pick some up while it lasts! :D
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Fair||
But I couldn't cheer for anyone in that game. FSU is just one of those teams I just... ugh. And while I could get behind Auburn I wanted the SEC Championship streak to end.
But that was a phenominally played game.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Best Championship game in years||
I think the last one like this was (post 2010 season) Auburn - Oregon. A game of two offenses that was tight and back-and-forth.
Still Clemson just looks mentally dull in their secondary and now coverage units...
That offense is something to behold, but unless they can stop 'bama scoring it's not gonna make much difference.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I had us at 8-4, so clearly this exceeds those expectations.||
I had us at 8-4 right from the hiring. During the spring I though that might be a bit optimistic given the QB situation and that we hadn't put together a proven tailback based running game in years, but I stuck by it.
After the Rudock transfer I started to have a bit more confidence that whoever started at QB had earned it rather than just being the best bad option available. By the beginning of the season I was starting to think that 8-4 was pestimistic and 9-3 was probably more in line with reality. But the way we got there was quite a ride.
Against Utah the team looked unfinished, but the composure in a night game, on the road, was refreshing after the last couple years.
The offense took a while to find itself but the defense looked completely overwhelming. As the defensive dominence lessened and special teams started returning to Earth the passing offense started to click. By the kickoff in Happy Valley this felt like a proper Michigan team - one that just finds ways to win no matter what strength or weakness was getting exposed. The regular season ended with a defensive breakdown I'd rather not remember or recount, but otherwise it was a damn fine 11 games.
Upon seeing the matchup with Florida I felt we had a pretty good chance to break out the champange a second time in one day; but that performance exceeded my wildest dreams. I figured it was going to be a defensive slugfest where a kick coverage issue (Florida has scored on returns this season) and a few Harris scrambles kept the Gators in it while our offense plugged away in a mildly more efficient fashion. Then our line started opening holes and tailbacks cut decisively into them and refused to go down on first contact. Our recievers shook open with help from Ruddock's eyes and pump-fakes leading defenders to the wrong routes; dissecting maybe the best secondary we've encounted all year. The defense held up their end of the bargin after gaining confidence on an INT in the enzone, keeping the Gators out of scoring range for most of the remaining minutes. It was confirmation that we're going to right direction and (unlike 2011) we didn't have to get lucky to do it.
My expectations for '16 are now much higher than they were six months ago. Find a few key pieces on offense and some linebackers and this feel like a Big 10 championship, and in turn, a playoff year. But I'll probably keep my expectations at a 10-win regular season. ;)
|1 year 17 weeks ago||WISKY to celebrate WISCY holding on!||
Congrats to the Badgers surviving a major screwjob by the refs. The better team won tonight.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||There are two main ingredients to beating spread to run teams:||
1. Offense: possess the ball for a long as possible and punch it in when you get into the red zone. The best way to do this is a Stanford-like run game that takes advantage of the types of players (smaller, faster) spread teams tend to recruit on both sides of the ball. Go heavy, block everyone but a safety and grind out 5-yards with constraint plays being primarily short passes to tight ends - especially if you can get them mismatched on a CB or safety.
These possessions "shorten" the game and being a "strong" offense (rather than a "fast" offense) lends itself to this.
2. Defense: dominate the line of scrimmage by either getting players through to disrupt the plays in the backfield OR by eating up all the available blockers. This is why double A-gap blitzes or a 'Bear' defense is so effective. You have to rely on your corners holding up without support, and you will occasionally give up a big play downtrend, but this takes away the big run plays that spread to run thrives on.
In theory a "fast" offense wants to score from outside the red zone on big plays. If you take away their preferred big play (the run) and get pressure to prevent long - developing plays to form downfield they'll be forced into dinking and dunking, which is usually unsustainable.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||MD has a couple run-first QBs||
I honestly think this is more of a question of properly utilizing the personnel Durkin is inheriting at MD. The Terps had a decent run game against some of the more average defenses on the schedule and their QBs had some wheels while being turnover machines through the air. It makes sense to structure that team to be an effective run-first offense.
With the talent level at MD and likely to be attracted to them in the coming years, it won't look or feel anything like OSU, but it will probably allow them to have a fairly effective offense with a lot of two and three star talent (with a few stand-out players here and there).
As for the Durkin favoring Meyer's offense rather than Harbaugh's; I probably would too. Meyer's offense is fundamentally/conceptually simple while Harbaugh's is fundamentally complex. The main advantage of Harbaugh's offense in the future will be that it's an outlier. A rare offensive scheme run with top level athletic and intellectual talent will be neigh-impossible for opposing defenses to prepare for.
If Maryland wants to help Michigan warm up for OSU every year - let em.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I know there was an era when||
I know there was an era when the used to retire ocean-going vestiles to the Great Lakes but then a lot of them broke up because of the choppy nature of the waves in the 'Lake caused metal fatigue so much faster than the swells of the ocean. The thought was that the fresh water didn't erode the hulls so they'd last longer with less maintainance and that you're usually closer to aid (shore, other ships) than you would be on the oceans.
There were a rather surprising number of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes during the 50s, 60s and into the 70s due to ships spontaniously breaking up when caught in the storms. Obviously the navigational aides of the time were also far worse (especially in stormy conditions) but aides don't stop your hull breaking apart from the waves.
I'd beleive a lot of the WWII era vestles that still traverse the 'Lakes were built more to military rather than civilian spec, and are far more durable as a result.
I don't know if the Edmund Fitzgerald was of that era of thinking or not - but it was purpose-built as a Great Lakes freighter. If I recall correctly the main (suspected) culprit was the design of the cargo hatch seals, which in large swells could cause the Fitz to take on some water. Under most circumstances the ship had enough pump capacity to deal with this, but this was a particularly bad storm. The additional ballest caused additional loading well beyond the rated capacity of the ship, which coupled with the waves resulted in strutural failure. It's known that the ship broken in two, but it's believed that the split actually happened as or (immidiately) before the ship capsized.
But I was just really into shipwrecks for a little while as a kid. I'm no navel architect.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Coach?||
Maryland is definitely and underachiving football program right now, but UA money won't solve the problem itself. Remember that Hoke and much of his staff was paid top-flight money. Elite paychecks do not make elite coaches - but elite coaches earn their paychecks.
Honestly, if I was Maryland's AD right now I know who my #1 coaching candidate would be.
Who is used to running the #4-#5 program in an extrememly tough P5 division?
I'm not sure that Mullen could make Maryland elite, but he'd get them back to 7+ wins / year and he's one of the few SEC coaches that could be "bought out" from his school. Maryland is also more favorably located for recruiting; albiet marginally (more in-state talent, no Freeze). Somehow Virginia and New Jersey seem to turn out some of the absolute best football talent and Maryland is often in the conversation for them before they slip away to better coaches/programs.
If UA wants to write a big enough check to get 'em, I would think that he'd by the guy.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||WHITE SNAKE!?!?!?!||
That was the Scopions.
And I'm 26.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||The Team, The Team, The Team||
The most encouraging thing about this game was the way the team held together in spite of misques here and there. Against excellent D-lines (Utah's is probably the best we'll face until the last two weeks of the season against PSU and OSU) the playcalling and passing game need to correct a bit sooner and I'm not sure we're putting some of our best players on when we need to (Bunting or Hill vs. Williams on a few of those passing downs would've been good).
Some small sample-size high-varience things went wrong in a road night-game environment. The turnovers are what ultimately killed us. Had the pick-six drive gone for a fieldgoal I think we would've won this game. But the lower variance things - like grinding out yards, sustaining drives, and bottling up big plays from key opposing players - were very promising.
It was also highly exciting to see a 2-minute drill that actually looked and felt like a 2-minute drill.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Hmmmm.||
My gut says that Malzone probably won't be a starter for a whole season with the possible exception of his true senior / redshirt junior or redshirt senior year. And even then, maybe not.
But I suspect that he'll be a #2 guy for several seasons (starting in '16) and will see a lot of field. I suspect he'll have his "hero" moment when he goes in for someone with either a minor injury or severe underperformance on the road and pulls out a "W" with moxie. This will mark his "arrival" and we might see him starting after that.
Regardless I'm very glad he's part of the program. In a couple years having a guy like this in the backup QB position sets the floor pretty high. Especially in a complex system like the Harbaughfense.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||We ought to have a Mgomotorhead meet||
We ought to have a Mgomotorhead meet. Friday evening before a home game in September, when it still stays light into the evenings and the weather's not (usually) too bad (or we could find a parking garage to hide in).
Sounds like Bo had a fine-tuned classic, Mo tweeked it but didn't change it fundamentally, Lloyd did the best he could. Rich tried to take it a different direction and slowly worked it back to being successful, then Brady tried to take it back to stock, ignoring a lot of the helpful mods that had been made over the year. Removing the coil-overs and fancy modern stuff in favor of the classic way. Jim's gonna make 'er into a Pro Stock Resto-Mod. No bulky, heavy, outdated big blocks here. We're gonna take an all-aluminum LS. Yes, it's fuel injected, but it's still a classic fire-breathing V8, replacing that old finicky charborated big block Brady put in 'er after pulling out the turbo Toyota 2JZ Rich left in there, even though it did win a lot of races those first couple seasons.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Actually||
Very yes. Brady does a brilliant job of working underneith to find open recievers with optimal timings when they should be open in the zones... I think Gallon could really thrive in that culture.
Of course, I wish him well wherever he goes. (^__^)