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|3 weeks 2 days ago||Lineup||
I most want to see on the floor is Watson, Wilson, Walton, Wagner, and Abdur-Rakhman, jst to mess with the announcers.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||rotations||
Think about the rotations.
With a healthy Levert, you have MAAR (and Spike if healthy) competing for the third guard in the rotation, or you have MAAR competing with Dawkins for the 3 position.
With Spike but no Levert, you have Walton-MAAR-Spike at the 1 & 2 (and Dakich gets to redshirt) and Dawkins competes for minutes at 3 and 4.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Harry reasoner is not a michigan man||
Harry Reasoner is not a Michigan man! I want a Michigan woman or man on a Michigan video. Get me Carole Simpson! Or Bob woodruff (j.d.)!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Tony Boles||
As long as injury cause attrition counts, Tony Boles.
Then, Jon Vaughn leaving after one really good year, because after you saw what happened to Boles, who wouldn't? But yes, Vaughn means we didn't really miss Boles that much, next man up, eh?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||piped in music||
Went to Sparty-PSU game in 09. Piped in music all over the place. Thought "this sucks, glad Michigan doesn't do this." Doh.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||little sister||
Well, if they chanted 'little sister', do you think we could get away with playing this over the PA at Crisler? Maybe the pep band could learn it.....
|1 year 44 weeks ago||coaching not clapping||
I don't think it is clapping, so much. It is just that he was not a head coach. The plan was to bring in some good coordinators and let them do their thing. Mattison mostly did, but the OCs did not. The HC cannot be a figurehead, number one, he has to hold the coordinators accountable, which he never did with Borges or ST. Also, the staff isn't just coordinators, and Hoke did not fill the staff with good guys all the way down, as it seems Harbaugh is doing. More generally, he was out of touch, as concussion-gate showed; that was not a result of feel-good coaching, that was bad, stupid, player-alienating coaching.
I don't think the Bo/Woody/Bobby/Bear tough bastard style is a good one, I think you can be a good strategic and motivational coach and be a relatively good guy. And I don't really know that Harbaugh is a bastard, being intense and demanding is not the same thing as being abusive.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||To what drug would you have attributed||
A lineup of albrecht, maar, irvin, dawkins, doyle?
|2 years 1 week ago||Bo||
But he is named 'Bo', there is a positive probability that is enough confuse Hackett into thinking he is hiring his old coach.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||athletes at Brown||
Rumor has it that 700 SAT scores at Brown will get you on the wait list, maybe a 1 in 20 chance of admission, but 700 SAT scores and can play a sport will guarantee admission. Now Johns H
|2 years 9 weeks ago||implicitly malicious||
On point 2, I don't think Hoke is explicitly malicious, he isn't punching kids in the mouth, or sending them out to get hurt, but I think in his value system, old school toughness outweighs regard for player safety. I would say that he follows the letter of the new rules, but Saturday that did not happen.
I think that is related to the 2-3 record, I think we see a remarkable lack of player development, and that can only be attributed to incompetence. I think that reinforces people's view that the same incompetence means adequate player safety procedures were not implemented, there is no reason to attribute them to a specific plan not to implement them or to subvert them.
With regard to player safety, change needs to happen much faster than the changein play on the field over the last 18 months, so it is understandable why people think Hoke and Brandon are not the ones to do it. As a corollary, if Hoke is fired mid season, Nuss is more likely than Mattison to become interim precisely because he is less associated with the program.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||dynamic||
$295 for seven games? That's $42 per ticket, I got tickets for Wis in 2010 for $45, single game, no donation. Not a good game, but on the nausea scale no worse than Nebraska 2013 for $110. Yeah, I can see why students might take a pass.
They have this 'dynamic' pricing, i guess it's diodic, increase prices when demand is high, god forbid you lower them when demand is low.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||fast pace||
I have a vague unverified memory of a lot of fast pace three and outs under R*** R** that didn't work out too well. The 'fast pace' advantage is really a 'maintain possession' advantage, which isn't an actual feature of the the spread, it's just assuming that the dang thing works.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||great chart||
That is a really nice chart, it shows that a 10-12 seed is more favorable than an 8-9 seed. This is likely because they almost always play a 1 seed in their second game, as opposed to 10-12 only playing a 2-4 somewhat less often than an 8-9 plays a 1. Randomizing the seeding cohorts (3-4, 5-8, 9-16) would be fairer. http://goo.gl/XhTbA5
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Right on||
People didnt go to all the games back in the day but tickets were relatively easy to sell. Also, it was defacto general admission back in the day. Also, you could yell bullshit after a bad call, does that still happen?
I also went to nebraska this year. 2012 game was nw, 2011 utl, so highs and lows. Nebraska was very, very low. Not quite as low as the tryouts for place kicker at halftime of wisconsin 2010, but close.
Hour long lines? Psu 1998. Didnt go to a game for 12 years after. Course im just a grumpy old man, love 7na the song but hate the piped in music. Disjointed comment, i swear its not the bourbon.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Is running Hoke's plays||
what makes the offensive line play the way they do?
|3 years 17 weeks ago||21-6, 7-0||
second half of 70s, not the first half.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Can you call||
a foul on the backboard?
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Siva's trajectory||
appears totally unaffected by anything Burke did, even a blocked referee could see that.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Spike thinks||
Elijah Johnson is coming after him in that last picture...
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Great Shots, I agree!||
Thanks for sharing.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Colors||
Here is the official university blurb about the plethora of colors used by different units. Notice how they page displays two completely different colors called PMS 7406.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Why I-formation||
I don't know enough to comment on the "Run Denard more" debate, but even if you aren't going to run him, what is with the I-formation? I thought I read some stuff here that last year it just didn't work.
Other play call questions: Option to Rawls when you need 1 yard? Why do so many running plays from the spread look like the backfield is huddling after the snap?
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Name or nickname||
Glenn or paul, ok. Or maybe name him after a coach with a little bit more humane attitude.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Cronyism is good||
Cronyism is bad when you hire poorly qualified people because you like them.
Cronyism is good when it helps you hire superstar assistant coaches.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Death to the BCS||
The Death to the BCS guys have it right: A 16 team playoff, all conference champs plus at large teams by committee to fill out the brackets, and run by the NCAA. Rounds 1-3 in December at higher seed campus, championship early January in Pasadena, the bowls can do what they want. The number of teams and games is not excessive, it is pretty much what they do in FCS, D2 and D3.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||travel to big...||
Watchu talkin bout willis? Their last two games in B1G country were both against Penn State, in 2011 and 1989. There only other games outside the South in that time were at UCLA in 2000 and a couple trips to Hawaii. LSU played at Washington 2009, Arizona St 2005, Arizona 2003, Notre Dame 1998 (Gerry DiNardo!) ...Just for reference, Michigan's last regular season away game outside the midwest was Oregon in 2003. The last one that Michigan won? Syracuse in 1999...
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Stuckey isn't that old||
he is just not that good, at least as a point guard. Prince's contract is for four years I read, and he is not overpaid for what he can contribute. They do have a lot of 2-3-4 players, hopefully Knight at point guard makes them better than Stuckey did.
|5 years 6 days ago||BCS is a joke.||
In a rational world, State would not be ranked below Michigan: they beat UM, they were ranked ahead of UM until losing a very close championship game against an opponent we didn't play. Now maybe UM would have beaten the Badgers, but we will never find out.
All of this is qualified by the fact that the BCS is a joke. At least 2/3, the Bowl part isn't a joke since the Bowls are calling the shots, but the Championship and Series parts are a joke. A football team that wants to play for championships instead of $17 million dollar exhibition games would be advised to switch to FCS.
|5 years 1 week ago||No clear national champion||
It doesn't matter who plays and wins in 'National Championship Game', there will not be a clear national champion. For that you need Championship Subdivsion, or D2-3.
News Flash: The BCS is a joke.