this may be of some local interest
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- 8 years 7 weeks
|7 years 23 weeks ago||Ugh||
Hooray that we're in, but damn that's a tough draw. Clemson and then Blake Griffin
|7 years 23 weeks ago||GAH||
One region to go...yikes I'm nervous here.
|7 years 24 weeks ago||Kalamazoo||
I live in Kzoo as well, in fact the incident happened maybe a mile from my apartment complex. Anyhoo, apparently the kid has been diagnosed with both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, meaning he'll end up in a loony bin before he goes to prison.
|7 years 29 weeks ago||He already has a nickname||
Except he already has a nickname, "Shoelace".
|7 years 29 weeks ago||Well this sucks...||
Our depth at DT is pretty suspect too. If we don't get Jones or Graves (now looking like a distinct possibility) that leaves us with Martin, Sagesse, Campbell and...Ferrara? Maybe that Carradine rumor will prove to have substance, but we really need more big bodies to stash in the middle.
|7 years 39 weeks ago||He didn't exactly||
He didn't exactly light the world on fire before the injuries. The one time he ran for major yards was against Wisconsin. He never was an accurate passer.
|7 years 39 weeks ago||It's kind of like...||
Whatever advantage he might have by having a year of experience running the system is negated by his obvious lack of physical abilities. It's nothing against him per say, either. He might very well be a decent QB in the Craig Krenzel mode if he was in the right system. In THIS system though, the backfield lines up so far from the line of scrimmage that the QB has to be a legit threat to run the ball. If he's not, the defense stacks up against the RB and by the time the handoff has gotten to the line there are defenders all over the place. Add in the fact that Threet is not an elite threat to throw the ball and it's easy to see why defenses had such an easy time with us this year.
|7 years 39 weeks ago||I predict...||
Motor City: Central Michigan vs Minnesota Loss
Champs Sports: Maryland vs Iowa Win (Blowout)
Alamo: Nebraska vs Northwestern Win
Insight: Kansas vs Wisconsin Loss (Blowout)
Outback: South Carolina vs Michigan St Win (I hate to say it...)
Capital One: Georgia vs Ohio State Loss
Rose: Oregon St vs Penn St Win (Blowout)
So 4-3 for the Big Ten with wins over the SEC, Big 12, Pac 10 and ACC. Should help in the respect department a little bit.
|7 years 39 weeks ago||That would be||
That would be horrible if he announced for Stanford or something now after this premature ejaculation...
|7 years 39 weeks ago||He's Blue!!!|
|7 years 39 weeks ago||Two things||
Two thoughts on this thread:
1) Rich Rod has shown a willingness to play a freshman QB if his skill set is conducive to the system. Pat White, people...Pat White. To say that Threet has an advantage because of his "experience" is false. In order to keep the starting job, Threet has to become a much, MUCH better passer because he will never add much as a rushing threat. Both Forcier and Beaver have much less pressure to be a great passer because they bring something else to the table that can make this offense successful.
2) The schedule next year will be much more manageable, so 7 wins is a very realistic goal regardless of who our QB is. Two MAC teams again, no Utah in game 1, and (hopefully) no fluke game vs. Notre Dame should equal 4 wins. From there I'd say it's very likely that we add a few more in the W column against the likes of Minnesota, Purdue, etc.
|7 years 43 weeks ago||Eh||
Eh, let them have their fun. It's more amusing than anything...I never would have thought there would be so much celebration over beating a 2-6 team. I just wonder what happens to the website when we beat them again next year?
|7 years 44 weeks ago||eh...||
That's not really playing to the "strength" of our personnel though. As bad as our offensive line has been, the one thing they've actually managed to do a decent job of is pass protection. Run blocking has been horrid however. I don't think you can go to a system where the defense can key on the run when our blockers are consistently being pushed 3 yards in the backfield.
|7 years 51 weeks ago||Well...||
Some players did look slow. Others such as McGuffie, Shaw, and (suprisingly) Minor looked pretty fast. It's going to take a couple years to get an entire team of speed demons.