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|21 hours 40 min ago||This is what I was trying to||
This is what I was trying to avoid. I posted my political involvement because it's public (there are going to be articles with my byline and a bottom bio that says I work here) and can affect how people read what I write.
In fairness to the issue you bring up, I could point out that the other side, when it had the governor's seat, kept choosing to patch or replace with cheap stuff instead of springing for the expensive good stuff that our neighbors use, and that decision appeared to be influenced by wanting to keep road repair crews working. So on that issue having an operative republic may only return the fixing of roads into a pit of corruption.
|2 days 14 hours ago||New Coach new Quarterback??||
Somewhere along the thought process of "Shane sucks, Tate Forcier was awesome," there was a notable lack of "is this thread-worthy?"
|3 days 11 hours ago||I left out non Power 5||
I left out non Power 5 schools on purpose. Also nobody gets an NFL head coaching job after the Lions. Schwartz may break that. But we ruined even Moeller and Mariucci.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Hakn is Yiddish for nag or||
Hakn is Yiddish for nag or badger. Hocking is a Jewish wife's favorite pastime.
Hakn rhymes with talkin' if you say it with a Michigander accent.
|3 days 19 hours ago||SEO etc||
For those in digital media wondering why this article isn't titled "10 Coaches Who Went Back to School" or "10 Legit NFL Coaches Who Decided to Coach College" it's on purpose.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Thx. I clarified it was the||
Thx. I clarified it was the Anaheim era I was speaking of. Robinson didn't inherit the Fearsome Foursome; he got the team that left half its fans to the Raiders.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Predictive purposes: correct.||
Predictive purposes: correct. They're all over the board.
But at least you can respond to people who say guys with the prospect of an NFL job never take a college position that there 10 guys who did so, all for different reasons.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Not 8 years||
Webb clarified this morning: he came up with 8 himself because his sources said it'll be an 8-year process.
|4 days 21 hours ago||John has no interest in the||
John has no interest in the job and is solid with Baltimore. There was only a moment when it seemed he might shake loose from there and then speculation could begin but it never materiaized. We're NOT taking him from the Ravens.
|5 days 14 hours ago||It lives.||
|6 days 18 hours ago||Football Scoop isn't out||
Football Scoop isn't out there just making crap up for clicks like Ace Williams, and they at least use sources instead of just releasing stuff from an email chain like Greg Henson.
Just consider their sources: NFL agents (or perhaps just one) who talk to NFL GMs and presidents. Those sources say no way and sure enough want to believe no way. They don't have the sources that, say, Sam Webb has, or even the far more tenuous sources from sources that I have. Those sources are way more positive and suggest Harbaugh's interest in the Michigan job is genuine, and so is his interest in finishing out this season, and the ball is in his court.
|1 week 19 hours ago||it's nonsense.||
|1 week 19 hours ago||I meant that's something the||
I meant that's something the bler folks seem to have a burr about, not that I do.
|1 week 1 day ago||Impersonating other accounts||
Instant and permanent ban. We used to have Misery for such things. Maybe we can bring that back. Nothing makes me sleep better than knowing a troll is unknowingly posting to a completely different server and getting auto "just stop" responses while that server's viruses busily burrow every Trojan and performance wrecker into the offender's registry.
|1 week 1 day ago||Shemy knew a different side||
Shemy knew a different side of his father than most. Bo wouldn't tell Harbaugh to come home; he would stare him down in the hairy eyeball, then stand up and punch the desk like he's about to climb right over it, and the other hand would point like a bullet that expects to gow through the nucal crevice right between the eyes, through the heart, and out the spine, and he'd say "You are going to coach for MICHIGAN!"
And Harbaugh would be signing his fourth recruiting class before he thought "Wait, why did I agree to that?"
|1 week 2 days ago||That post was literally||
That post was literally DELETED (not just taken down) so I'm guessing the fake account went bye-bye as well. I saw it pop up on the back end this morning and then it was gone a minute later.
|1 week 2 days ago||step 1: Hire Schiano's||
step 1: Hire Schiano's agent
step 2: Get my name inserted into every vacancy for every high-paid job in America
step3: Wait until someone's dumb enough to bite.
|1 week 2 days ago||SONOVA||
Can't we have ANYTHING good?
I just made this for an upcoming post too.
|1 week 2 days ago||Figured this was coming when||
Figured this was coming when they cut Green loose yesterday.
|1 week 6 days ago||At the very least the part||
At the very least the part about the regents is false according to my source who knows a regent really well. Either they haven't been part of any Harbaugh deal, or they're not leaking it to people they leak other stuff to.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Who's in the collage||
Top row from left: Lane Kiffin, Gary Andersen, Steve Addazio, Jim Mora Jr., Mike Gundy, Bret Bielema, [block M and Jim's hat], John Harbaugh
2nd row from left: Bob Stitt, Tom Herman, Dan Mullen, Pat Narduzzi, John Gruden, Butch Jones, Art Briles, JIM HARBAUGH, Mark Stoops, Kyle Whittingham
Front row from left: Greg Schiano, Les Miles, Bob Stoops, Gary Pinkel, Guz Malzahn, Paul Chryst
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Precisely.||
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||I'm not adding Belichik to||
I'm not adding Belichik to the lead graphic. There's just no more gorram room.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Different jobs entirely.||
Different jobs. Ablauf is in charge of the group that's responsible for how Michigan presents itself to the public. SID is a job Bruce Madej created in athletic departments: he's more like the curator of all history and knowledge and people etc., and acts as the liason between the media and the school. Derek wasn't a good liason--he was a Brandon flunky whose treatment of the media as the enemy helped expand the media's discontent with Brandon (and probably affected the coverage of him outside of this blog).
I would consider Greg Dooley the best candidate for SID. I would consider John U Bacon as the best candidate for Ablauf's job. Sense-make?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Dreisbach was on the 1998||
Dreisbach was on the 1998 team, yes. Tom Brady beat him out for the job.
Henson wasn't back in 2001; he was in the Yankees' farm system, therefore his 2000 starts weren't returned in 2001. Navarre's 4 starts in 2000 are all that were returned in 2001; in 2002 Navarre's 2001 starts and 2000 starts were returned. Make sense?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yup. I did find some strong||
Yup. I did find some strong correlation though, especially with offense and offensive line.
The things I correlated them to are S&P+ rankings for O and D where available, and where not I averaged the scoring and YPP ranks. For AP rank when not available I used combined S&P+ and FEI rank from Football Outsiders.
The negative correlations are what we're looking for, since rank goes down (toward #1 overall) as the experience goes up. I highlighted where the R's were signficant, which was on offense, and offensive line specifically.
Defense didn't have such a strong correlation, especially at LB and DL age. I would guess those are two positions that were dramatically affected by the quality of coaching and other factors. Ezeh and Mouton starts the the main components from the biggest linebacker experience scores and you remember how awful their play was.
The DL has some major outliers, for example the 2010 DL was experienced but the secondary was such a shambles and we rushed so few guys all that talent and experience was wasted against double-teams. On the other hand Carr had three of the youngest DLs in 2000, 2001, and 2007 and got by. They got really lucky to not have major DL injuries in 00-01. You'll remember by 2002 Lazarus, Heuer and Bowman and Rumishek and Orr and Stevens and Kashama were a really solid DL. Those were also the seven best DL on the 2000 line--the only upperclassmen were Eric Wilson and Jake Frysinger. We got away with that in 2000 because of good linebackers and good young players. I'd guess on the aggregate, DL probably reach close to their ceilings as soon as they max out on their playing weight, sometime between sophomore and junior.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That's correct. Basically all||
That's correct. Basically all he could do was snap the ball and try to hop in front of a guy, which was better than Khoury was doing. We got a nice preview of the OL troubles to come from that. Again I lament Christian Pace, a guy lost to injury who was more Molk 2.0 than anybody we've ever compared to Molk.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sam Webb nailed it on the||
Sam Webb nailed it on the radio this morning. Hoke and Mattison gave the defense an identity in 2011 and helped get those guys performing closer to their potential. The offense already had an identity, which began to get stripped away as their offensive coaches tried to instill a different one. Sam also said that Hoke, like Rodriguez, doomed himself by bringing Borges along. Ask yourself this: where would Michigan be right now if Hoke had retained Calvin Magee and left him to run the offense?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||There's considerable reason||
There's considerable reason to believe they will be fairly good, yes. Mason Cole will probably be great considering how good he's been as a true freshman.
But it could all get screwed up with a bad hire. Weird as it may seem, retaining Darrell Funk might not be a bad idea. He's a zone dude who's doing better now that he's teaching it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Needs better data. So many of||
Needs better data. So many of the linebacker starts in there are Obi Ezeh and Jonas Mouton and lots of dudes not that bad but hardly as good as even Desmond Morgan as a true freshman. On the other hand the quarterback experience may be overblown because you have performances in there that are less about how many starts a guy's had, and more to do with the fact that TOM BRADY, DREW HENSON, CHAD HENNE, AND DENARD ROBINSON are good at footballs.