and... i like them? I think I like them.
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|1 year 6 weeks ago||Not Thrilled about Bollman Either...||
When I saw his picture he immediately reminded me of Al Borges.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||?||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Very Insigtful Observation||
Thank God somebody gets it. It's very, very important coaching decision. How do I have my players defend when the perimeter has been penetrated? You can either do it the wimpy way(try and take a charge) or do it the manball way(Go up with your best athletic effort and say while swatting 'Get that shit outta here!). I really don't know the statistically better way to handle it but I don't care. You choose the latter for manhood and intimidation reasons. Yea you might get a foul, but blocking a shot gets the defending players fired up. Just like a punishing hit in football(which players can probably get away with for the next 3-5 years before we move to something like rugby tackling rules with pads). When you've just gotten your shit thrown back in your face, you come a way a bit intimidated for the next time and it affects the game going forward.
One might say 'we don't have any shot blockers'. Then shame on the coach. However, that is not the case with this Michigan team. They have good athletes who would love to play this way I bet...
Beilein is big thinker and very good strategist, but he's wrong on this tactical matter and it affects his team in a much deeper way than he might think...
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Pure ZeitGeist Eloquence||
I am a die hard Spartan fan of 50, and truly do hate the wolverines, yet I am drawn to this site over and over to read Brian's posts, and to a lesser extent those of others. Bo Ryan was Izzo's nemesis for years and I truly hate Wisconsin football and basketball. Brian's elucidation of this hatred made my day and truly had me cracking up to the point of hysteria. Keep up the good work man...you truly make a difference in the quality of people's lives and don't let anybody tell you differently. You obviously know that already but I hope this kudo from the enemy makes your day a little better.
Till we meet tomorrow night!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Maxwell Has Pro Potential||
Doesn't mean he will make it of course. There are many reasons college quarterbacks don't regardless of physical talent.
To ClearEyesFullHart, you are a football idiot. Maxwell has a cannon for an arm. He's developing touch but not fully there yet. He is accurate. Not in the category of Brees or Montana(or even Cousins in my opinion), but he's accurate enough. When you throw the ball 40+ times you're going to miss some. Some of those MIGHT even be on purpose to avoid a sack or potential interception due to good coverage.
I've watched him every game and he's improving. He had a good game agains Ohio State. He displayed good pocket poise and I believe he's getting past his first read quicker now. Hard to say if he's getting past his second with regularity. If Burbridge is better than Fowler(if not he's the worst 4* recurit ever), don't be surprised if Maxwell lights up Michigan for 300 yards if needed(it will be needed if Michigan stuffs Bell consistently as Ohio State did).
If Michigan State has a poor season(7-5 woudl be considered poor IMO) it won't be on Maxwell.