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|1 day 12 hours ago||Surprise||
I'd be surprised if the Lions get past the first round with or without Schwartz as it has only happened once in my 43 years.
|4 days 3 min ago||Complexity and Young Players||
Complex offenses give defenders more to think about, but the also give offensive players more to think about. The more complex an offense, the harder it is for young players or players new to the system to execute. The advantage of a complex offense comes when the offense knows what it is doing and the defense is confused and has to hesitate before executing. Our offense has seemingly led to more confusion and hesitation in our players than those tasked to defend them.
Athletes execute better when they don't have to think about what they are doing. As emotion increases, the ability to think decreases. The more ingrained, through repeated practice, a physical action is, the more emotion a player can bring to the play. See the Inverted U and Performance for clarification.
My belief is that our play book has been too large for our young players to execute effectively (the scarcity of constrain plays is another problem) . It is one thing to line up and hit the guy across from you. It is another when you have to do mental calculus to decide who you are supposed to block. The later leads to hesitation and poor execution. The former allows you to get your mean on and attack your opponent.
The question is, "Will 4 years in the same system make a difference?" It may be that something will click and our offensive players will begin executing plays automatically instead of missing assignments and hesistating. I am skeptical.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Simple Explanation||
I always took it to mean that the player in a certain position is expected to perform certain feats on certain plays in order for those plays to work. For instance, the tackle is expected to neutralize the pass rush of the DE on a given play. The coaches draw up the plays and expect the players to execute their assignments. They don't change their expectations for play execution based on personnel.
If it is Green or Fitz, they are supposed to pick up the blitzing LB in pass protection. That is the expectation for the position. If a player cannot meet the expectation for the position, personnel changes will be made.
|4 days 23 hours ago||1968 Ohio game||
Can someone explain Bump's defensive gameplan in the 1968 Ohio game? I still cannot believe we gave up 421 rushing yards in that game. We were ranked #4 coming in. It was embarrassing and needs to be discussed.
|5 days 2 min ago||South vs. Northeast||
That breakdown confirms that talent is more frequently developed in the south and how the northeast is a football wasteland.
|5 days 33 min ago||Happy Weekend||
Go Navy! Beat Army!
|5 days 57 min ago||Michigan vs. Ohio Talent Gap||
Here is a http://www.footballstudyhall.com/2013/9/11/4718442/college-football-state-texas-california-florida (link) to an article that shows where college recruits come from. Ohio produces 6.8% of Division 1 football players and has little in-state competition for recruits. Michigan produces only 2.6% of Division 1 football players and UM has to compete with Sparty to sign them.
Even grabbing 80% of in-state talent (80% of 2.6%) does not compare to having 100% of 6.8% or division 1 players. It is easier for Ohio's coach to recruit because of an in-state talent advantage.
Ohio has the largest talent pool of any state with only one big time football program. States like Florida and Texas have more talent, but it is split between big time programs.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Gators||
So they followed a trip to the Sugar Bowl with a disappointing season? The poor record was primarily the result of an offense that regressed. As a result they fired their O-line coach and O Coordinator. I don't understand.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Does this mean||
firing Funk and Borges would improve recruiting?
|1 week 1 day ago||I heard||
St. Episiotomy sliced through Cincinnati Colerain's defense last year.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think it was...||
September 21st that they were pretty competitive. Not long ago at all. I was my current age (minus a few months).
|1 week 2 days ago||Couch fire||
I like to burn the couch a Lllooooootttttt!
|1 week 2 days ago||My Brother||
He has a similar dilemma. His wife is working on her third degree from UGA. He has lived in Athens since 1992. We grew up attending the Michigan games. He is not happy. I teach at Mississippi State and am still getting over that Gator Bowl.
|1 week 2 days ago||Climbing||
I remember people climbing signs, trees, light posts, anything to be above the fray. I also remember hoards in the middle of the street. As people would surge in it was difficult to keep my lubricated balance. I don't remember any wanton destruction of property, just masses of bodies moving with the current and climbing to escape the current.
|1 week 2 days ago||Our QB||
If only we returned the QB who threw for 450 yards against tOSU. That would help.
|1 week 2 days ago||In Psychology||
We call this the gambler's fallacy. Gambler's tend to continue to gamble because they win 45% of the time and almost win 55% of the time.
|1 week 2 days ago||You Are Right||
It is a terrible idea. It is bad for them and bad for us. I find the idea that such education is both necessary and futile to be funny. I didn't mean to insult you or be excessively snarky.
For the last ten years I have been bivocational as a college instructor and addiction counselor. I guess I am a little jaded when it comes to attempting to motivate people to act in their own self-interest, especially during times of celebration and inebriation.
|1 week 3 days ago||Game Suspension||
Hall was ejected from the game for fighting and not shadow puppeteering. Flipping the East Coast Insane Protologist sign was just icing and made a suspension of some kind more likely. Hyde was not ejected from the game for fighting, therefore no suspension, just a classless display that confirms our feelings about a rival.
|1 week 3 days ago||Lecture on Restraint?||
Maybe Freshmen students at State should be required to attend a lecture about using restraint with furniture in times of celebration. I would begin such a lecture by saying, "When drunk, rioting, and in ecstasy while celebrating your first Big Ten football title in a quarter century, it is important to exercise caution and be aware of the toxic effects of burning couches. Breathing the fumes of burning davenports may result in serious and even life-threatening symptoms 30 years in the future..." That should get through to partying 19 year olds.
Or maybe we should let them Sparty on and enjoy the moment. I hope the toxic effects of furniture fires are mimimal and that everyone is otherwise safe. They have earned this moment and I will not rain on their signature celebratory style.
|1 week 3 days ago||Good Point about RJS||
I think the pro-blue narrative is that while speculation exists about whether and to what extent the shifty Urban Meyer utilized Marcus Hall in the Big Ten championship game, it is undeniable that Brady Hoke showed restraint and class by ensuring RJS did not play in the game.
|1 week 3 days ago||Quit Projecting!||
I wish everyone who commented in this thread would quit projecting their own thoughts into other people's posts and leave Fred Jackson alone already! Hasn't he suffered enough! WHY CAN'T YOU PEOPLE JUST LEAVE HIM ALONE!
|1 week 4 days ago||New Statement||
"Marcus Hall's actions in last Saturday's game were reprehensible. Though they don't often realize it, college football players are role models to a generation of growing children. On behalf of my football team and my university, I apologize to the children and families who witnessed Marcus Hall 's violent and offensive behavior.
|1 week 5 days ago||Confirmation Bias||
I live in SEC country. When Mizzou took their lumps in their first SEC season, there was a lot of, "Ha ha, welcome to the SEC." Now that they have won a division title, Mizzou is suddenly viewed as a full member of the SEC. The thought seems to be, "of course they are playing well, they are members of the SEC." No thought is given to the implications of a middling Big 12 team rising so quickly through the SEC ranks.
|1 week 5 days ago||BB||
Based on the limited interaction from MM fitting the pattern of recruits choosing other schools, do you think UM has a better chance of finishing second or third among the seven finalists?
|1 week 6 days ago||Yes||
Months ago, but few seem to notice so it is reaching a new audience.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||That Made My Day||
The courage to follow the guitar solo with a sax solo and then an organ solo made the song truly special.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Parentheses||
If you remove the words in parentheses (which were not spoken and merely implied), you get, "I anticipate staff" which can be interpreted a myriad of ways.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Bravo!||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||2006||
Who was that guy who argued so strongly for his #3 ranked team to jump the #2 ranked team in 2006? I think his argument was that the SEC was a stronger conference than the Big Ten. Oh yeah, that was Urban Meyer! A precedent has been set. I guess we will have to live with it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Policy||
It is FSU's written policy to suspend any player charged with a felony. There will be pressure on the Tallahassee PD to wait until after the NCG to charge Winston if charges are forthcoming at all.