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Can we run
Can we screen?
Can we short-pass?
Can we do those things anyway just so the D isn't sitting against the pass?
/tries them again.
/defense is still sitting on the pass.
Have Hackenberg throw.
|1 day 8 hours ago||There was more to it than||
There was more to it than that from what I was told. I'm really really trying to get that story on the record; sorry to keep teasing you guys. He said "one day maybe." Make no mistake:
I don't think the Swarbrick and Martin renegotiations were as friendly as suggested in Bacon's book. From multiple sources Swarbrick lacks some very basic faculties required for friendship with humans. I think Martin knew he was getting bullied, but put that aside because he knew Michigan fans cared more about having this series than whether an asshole like Jack Swarbrick gets put in his place.
By the way, the ND game was always at home in the odd years, same as OSU. Michigan suggested having it the other way back in 1978 but ND didn't want to have M and USC at home the same years. As it was in 2007 when Martin was negotiating with Swarbrick, this was a thing Michigan wanted and Notre Dame wanted to get an advantage out of.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Excellent breakdown. I think||
Excellent breakdown. I think the point about 2013 being a Jerry Kill season is well taken, but that needs to be framed in Vanderbilt terms. Minnesota got to 8 wins by being not bad at defense and stretching bad talent everywhere on offense except center., RB, and tight end as far as it would go across a weak Big Ten and non-conference schedule. That is the mark of a good coach doing well in a bad situation.
He's probably not even a B in-game coach but he's an A recruiter and B+ program builder.
One thing he has done very very well at Penn State and Vandy but couldn't at Maryland is get great assistant coaches. Bob Shoop is on the list of elite defensive coordinators, and even though the OL cratered that was a depth chart thing and their OL coach has a very strong track record. Their DL coach is amazing.
Lastly, Bill O'Brien left that team in amazing shape all things considered--he whiffed on OL and that is a major major problem. But Hack is an NFL QB if they can get him through this year without PTSD, and the defense is loaded, and those tight ends, and even the young guys at receiver and linebacker look pretty good. So even if Franklin has shortcomings in some areas, a ridiculously easy schedule this year plus his recruiting efforts and last year's apparent success in a bad situation sets him up well as long as those players take care of business. He does do some things that rankle the old guard but they have the sanctions era to buffer him from that--nobody there can really complain that they want the Paterno tree to take over again, especially if that means giving Jay a job.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Five years ago I'd say the||
Five years ago I'd say the same. But
HE WON AT VANDERBILT!
|1 day 23 hours ago||They tried to throw Cox at||
They tried to throw Cox at the problem too but yeah he was officially a safety who came over. Hicks didn't overtake him; Hicks was the original attempt at a starter, and when that wasn't working out they went fishing. He was also a non-factor in the wide open safety battle.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Also think how valuable a guy||
Also think how valuable a guy like Denard Robinson would be for a team. You sign that guy and hell you could create a special spread package for him for the 3rd quarter.
So many awesome football dudes could be thrown at this. And the teams could protect their stars and really come away with some good competitive football.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Would everyone just shut up||
Would everyone just shut up and be I it?
|1 week 1 day ago||I was kinda hoping the board||
I was kinda hoping the board would just all quietly agree this is stupid because it always is. But I knew it wouldn't be, and was prepared.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not to mention all the||
Not to mention all the marvelous things you can do with newspaper. It's terrible how much the paper has shrunk in recent years, not because I ever read a word of 4/5ths of its sections, but because a parent with a subscription was a limitless supply of wrapping paper, project floor protectors, scarecrow stuffing, and firestarter.
I wonder if they have subscriptions to just plain paper? Or I guess I could sign up for all the advertising broadsheets, but they get glossy and that's just not the right texture for all these projects. I want something you can wet then wrap around things to make papier mache, you know?
|1 week 2 days ago||?||
|1 week 2 days ago||He is? Show me?||
He is? Show me?
|1 week 2 days ago||Pair of Utah Tix (Standing Room Only) For Sale||
Use the TiqIQ thing for this.
|1 week 2 days ago||We all scouted him and came||
We all scouted him and came up with Carlos Brown. I don't see that translating to the Big Ten, where the defenders are as fast as he is.
|1 week 2 days ago||Big, very raw, huge||
Big, very raw, huge potential, can't wait to see it live. I'm talking about Ace's ska band of course.
|1 week 6 days ago||I can totally read that band||
I can totally read that band logo. Not trve metal.
|1 week 6 days ago||I thought about Steele but if||
I thought about Steele but if I'm making Renes the NT I want a penetrating unblockable monster at DT. Brandon Graham is safe. So really it came down to Steele and Martin, or if I should slide Martin back to nose so I can insert Steele.
I'll fight you re: Shea/Tuman. Maybe Tuman's a better inline TE, but Shea you can put anywhere in the backfield or on the line and he's such a ridiculously good blocker it's like having a free pulling guard who can appear in any part of the running game, for just a moderate dropoff from Tuman's pass catching. Shea.
|1 week 6 days ago||Floor of spleen means even if||
Floor of spleen means even if we suck we'll care again. It was referencing the ennui in the second stanza.
|1 week 6 days ago||Just sucks for a great kid||
Just sucks--not just a guy we were getting un-ignorable practice reports about but one of the nicest guys on the team who was so looking forward to playing in front of his family in a few weeks. Just absolutely sucks.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We kinda make fun of Moss all||
We kinda make fun of Moss all the time but like that he usually picks targets who are deserving. Moss likes to be an infuriating dipshit, but when he's an infuriating dipshit toward Valenti or Foster or Sharp it's funny. This article was actually way below his typical standards, which are not very high. I think he saw an opportunity to draw a line in the Harbaugh craze, capitalizing on the same Drew Sharpitude he regularly rips Sharp on.
Seriously nobody takes him seriously.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||His production on the field||
His production on the field was pretty limited by his coaches refusing to play him, and having three long returns called back for chintzy blocks that didn't affect the play. He rushed for 8.7 YPC, averaged 23.4 yards per kick return, and had 7.7 yards per target as a receiver, which was better than any Michigan receiver except Funchess. Being laughably underutilized had a lot to do with "his production on the field."
As for his coverage on this site, Norfleet got such because he was emblematic of the coaching staff's blind spot with regard to offense out of putting guys in space. This made him interesting, because normally you can count coaches not playing a guy as evidence that he's not as good as we think, but in this case there was mounting evidence that the coaches were just wrong with their evaluation. At its simplest, Borges hated the spread, and Nussmeier eschewed it, and Norfleet was the kind of guy a spread team could do a lot with.
So I wouldn't call what you stated a "fact." More like contrarianism.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Alex was trying to correct me||
Alex was trying to correct me but I left it in. I thought I was saying the final exit, like when the whole cast leaves the stage at the very end.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What a hack.||
What a hack.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What is there to like about||
What is there to like about Duckett? He was a drunk and a dick in college, and also caught the Spartan Bob TD. Then he was a drunk and a dick in the pros. Now he's a guy on the radio who's totally uninteresting because he can't talk about what he was doing when he played football and didn't pay enough attention to football to be of any use as an analyst. They needed a Spartan name for Spartan radio, but the Saban era guys are the opposite of the Carr guys from that same era: it's really hard to find one whose interests extend beyond Woooo and self-gratification.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Avatar madness?||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Part of that--and I said this||
Part of that--and I said this in that roundtable answer I referenced--is there really weren't a lot of good options. Here's the decision tree:
Have Hack throw again!
Waitaminute they know he's throwing every down can we do ANYTHING else to get the pressure off him?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It depends what group of fans||
It depends what group of fans and how intense their level of caring is. LinebackerU used to be their closest thing to MGoBlog but the primaries from that have retired and their editor writes just this every year and otherwise does his normal job. Blackshoediaries on SBNation is now in control of the once-junior members, though Cari and Jared are among the best editors SBNation has on any of their team sites.
That portion--the kind who would read MGoBlog if it was Michigan fans we're talking about--are represented now by BSD and they agree with the "it's in the past" sentiment. It's not like it's that hard for good people to say "Child rape going on inside the program is inexcusable and they had a moral responsibility to report that." The position is more nuanced because they're in the thick of it--they saw the university try everything it could to put the damage everywhere but on itself. Regarding the NCAA, they don't argue whether it was deserved, but correctly point out the NCAA was grandstanding, and was trying to let Tim Beckman et al. do the damage it wouldn't by picking off the roster. Emmert expected half the team to transfer.
The "409s" as they call them--the group Jay Paterno is the de facto face of now--are met with nothing but contempt, the way we talk about the Rivals boards who bag on Rodriguez and think Harbaugh is going to go 12-0 this year because he whips the players harder, blah blah. I bet you interact with 409s more than the BSD crew because the 409s are active as shit and annoying as shit. Kinda like how everyone on Facebook has political opinions but you always seem to find the nutters.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||HSP||
Whoever's asking these questions (not Adam I'm sure) doesn't have any clue what a hybrid space player is.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Franklin is a lot of things||
Franklin is a lot of things but his one weakness appears to be he is not at all a gamer. Brady Hoke gave him a free Hail Mary yes, but he wasted a timeout in the closing seconds to save two yards before taking a safety.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||MGoBlog.||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||An excerpt. The cut off line||
An excerpt. The cut off line at top is about Hoke. It was about the big programs in the Big Ten East letting the past just be the past. I thought it demonstrative of the editorial sentiment in the book: these are the people who are embarrassed by Jay Paterno and the 409ers.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
There's no excuses made and no Joe except for mention of his cover 3. These are the PSU fans who hate THOSE PSU fans.