the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|3 days 14 hours ago||I always wince when people||
I always wince when people talk about Braylon breaking all of AC's record only because the offense Carter played in was VERY different than the offense we play today and still he set all the records he did. To me, Braylon was always a good player who had a great senior season, but I have a hard time looking past the first 2.5 seasons of sloppy route running and lazy effort. Edwards is our most accomplished receiver, but he's far from our greatest player. Anthony Carter was a great player. It just grates me a bit that Braylon interjects in areas where he doesn't belong.
I just want them to pass the Number 1 jersey onto some other guy and snap the link with Edwards so we can move on.
|3 days 14 hours ago||But isn't that the point with||
But isn't that the point with looking at YRPR over the typical stats that we're all familiar with? It digs a little deeper into the nuance of what makes for a good receiver performance. There will never be a perfect metric that takes every relevant variable into account to give us an absolute answer. The point is when we apply a slightly more detailed analysis, Gallon unexpectedly pops up as one of the best, which none of us would expect.
I mean, I see at what you're hinting. In terms of passing the eye test, Manningham is the prototypical wideout. He's tall, he's fast, he's athletic , he has good hands....it's everything you look for in a guy for that position. Gallon is not all those things and he wasn't meant to be when we recruited him, but when he was put in that role he performed as well as any guy we've had prior; most of whom who had better physical tools than him. I think Seth is just suggesting it's time to acknowledge that in some tangible way.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I thought he came out||
I thought he came out publicly a couple of years ago though and gave Hoke his blessing to award the jersey to any receiver he saw fit...which annoys me to no end because I honestly don't know where Braylon gets off thinking he gets to be the standard bearer for Anthony Carter's number.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Tyrone Butterfield had a||
Tyrone Butterfield had a pretty lackluster career at Michigan and nobody seems to consider the Number 1 jersey tarnished because of that fact. Truth is we reeled in some highly regarded WR prospects over the years using that number as a carrot. If it's good enough for Bo, Moeller and Lloyd, it should be good enough for Brady and the rest of us.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Doesn't Braylon's scholarship||
Doesn't Braylon's scholarship endowment simply stipulate the the Number 1 jersey go to a WR? He doesn't get a say in whom the coaches award the number beyond that does he?
|3 days 17 hours ago||Reports? Considering Morris||
Reports? Considering Morris hasn't participated in one official Michigan practice yet, I'm not sure how much credence to give that other than wishful thinking. Do we even know if he's physically recovered completely from the mono he had last fall?
The only way Shane Morris doesn't redshirt this season is if Devin Gardner gets hurt. I'm praying it doesn't happen.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Wait a minute...||
But nowhere in your rebuttal do you explain why Manningham is quantitatively a better wide receiver than Gallon. Is the jist of it your belief that Manningham faced better competition than Gallon?
...and nobody is saying Gallon is going to the win the Heisman....
|3 days 18 hours ago||Sure You Do||
Players who wore No. 1 as Freshmen after Anthony Carter:
Derrick Alexander probably would've worn it as a Freshmen if it didn't overlap with McMurtry's senior year.
This myth that the Number 1 jersey is something a player earns comes from Braylon endlessly petitioning Carr for the number his first two seasons on the team with Carr refusing since Edwards performance didn't merit it. Ergo he got Edwards to work harder and "earn" it.
Before Braylon, it was a recruiting tool we used to sweeten the pot with highly sought WR recruits.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Minor issue||
I take some umbridge with the characterization of Jaws 3D as "great' and "classic". Otherwise, this sounds like a lot of fun. Wish one of these places was located in SE Michigan.
|3 days 21 hours ago||OK||
Because Braxton Miller or any of the other quarterbacks on Ohio's roster don't use Twitter.....right.
|3 days 21 hours ago||There was a series about this||
There was a series about this a few years back....best player to wear number XX....went on for weeks.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Wishful thinking...exactly||
This sure sounds like throwing random shit against the wall and seeing what sticks.
|3 days 21 hours ago||And||
Brian Griese threw a chair through the front window of Scorekeepers. Honestly, if Shane Morris' biggest vice is that he likes to Tweet alot, I'm thrilled.
|3 days 21 hours ago||But that's overblown.||
But that's overblown. Recruiting doesn't take effort, focus, or persistence. Clearly, Shane Morris is a risky prospect because he tweets so much.
|3 days 22 hours ago||How about a transcendental||
How about a transcendental number? Transcendental number = transcendent play = awesome.
Has Legends Patc h written all over it.
|3 days 22 hours ago||The 2003 game was the best.||
The 2003 game was the best. Gameday was on site and there was tons of hype leading up to that game. The Irish fans milling about were extremely vocal pre-game because the general sense was that ND was a slight favorite. Then we shredded them. There aren't many victories I've witnessed that were much more satisfying than that one. The rest of the week, Michigan was the talk of college football world.
Then we went to Oregon and pooped the bed.....argh!
|3 days 22 hours ago||Why Not Do Both?||
We bitch-slap them to the tune of a 35-40 point victory and then post-game Brandon announces his intent to buy out of the 2014 game in favor of finding a more competitive opponent.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Don't be so hard against||
Don't be so hard against Swarbrick. Those slots to squeeze in NC State and Wake Forest aren't going to open themselves.
Looking at the state of Notre Dame football, it's astonishing to see how far it's fallen in the past 20 years.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Not to spoil the surprise,||
Not to spoil the surprise, but rumor is it that he's going to do a retroactive evaluation of Drew Henson and refer to him as a "Poor Man's Shane Morris".
|3 days 22 hours ago||Lighten Up Francis||
Marlin Jackson was a 2 time All-American, Michigan captain, and easily the 2nd best secondary player of the Carr era. He also had a productive 10 year NFL career, and retired with a Super Bowl ring to go with his 2 Big 10 Championship rings. Referring to Delano Hill as a "Poor Man's Marlin Jackson" is not an insult. If anything, it heaps a lot of expectations and pressure on the kid.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Mea Culpa||
I meant no disrespect to the Wildcats by comparing them to the mouth-breathing cretins of East Lansing.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I can say "meow". I can say||
I can say "meow". I can say "moo".......
|4 days 19 hours ago||We're not going to lose to||
We're not going to lose to them this season. If you look at their roster, all their offensive depth at the skill positions has either transferred or graduated. Their roster literally looks like Michigan's in 2009, only less talented.
They may find a way to scape enough upper classmen together to maintain a competent defense, but I don't see them shutting us down.
They're getting beat this season.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I'm just flabbergasted by the||
I'm just flabbergasted by the Spartan fanbase's complete lack of self-awareness. In their collective minds they think Mark Dantonio is a classy guy and that Brady Hoke is some kind of smooth-talking insurance salesman. Pat Narduzzi is a better coach than Greg Mattison. Michigan State is a more accomplished program than Michigan, and so on, and so on.
How can you talk to people whose delusion is so far removed from reality?
And yeah, I'd feel sorry for them if they hadn't spent their small cache of excellence equity they earned in 2010 and 2011 by being complete trolling, juggalo, douchebags. They could've been magnaminous and sportsmanlike when they were on top, but no it was lowest level of chicanery all the way up to their head coach, so fuck them.
The real fun will be when a school finally pulls the big chair out for Narduzzi and Dantonio is left with nobody on his coaching staff upon which to rely. That's when MSU turns into Northwestern again. Ought to be fun watching how fast the Spartan faithful turn against their hero when they sink to that level...it's coming.
|4 days 21 hours ago||This is a joke right?||
So the fact that Penn State's class currently isn't sitting around 80th in the nation is considered to be a reason to celebrate? When their class caps out at around 15 or 16 with no players in the Top 150 and highlighted by their one 4 star recruit, the sentiment is going to be a lot different. Someone said it earlier, PSU is going to have to fill lots of holes in their depth chart with walk-ons and 2 star talent. That is a recipe for disaster. It's very premature to signal the phoenix-like rise of Penn State yet. The next 6-10 years are going to be brutal for them.
|4 days 22 hours ago||I don't know, he really||
I don't know, he really hasn't demonstrated any ability to make those kinds of judgements recently....
|4 days 22 hours ago||Good move for Oakland. As a||
Good move for Oakland. As a resident of Rochester Hills, I catch a lot of Oakland hoops games and it will be fun to see Valpo and U of D playing at the O-Rena.
|4 days 22 hours ago||....from prison.||
|4 days 22 hours ago||Cue the tired "Hoke is Fat"||
Cue the tired "Hoke is Fat" jibes over at the RCMB.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Another example of how Hoke||
Another example of how Hoke can't attract elite talent. Damnit!