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|3 days 18 hours ago||Toledo was actually 4-5 going into this game||
so there are plenty of teams a lot worse than they are.
|3 days 19 hours ago||losses||
2 to Long Beach St 2 weeks ago (M won the last game of the series), then last week to Tenn Tech (who M also beat once) and twice to Davidson.
|6 days 21 hours ago||That one is Navy||
The one they did for ND was ridiculous, two-tone green and white with an oversized leprechaun on it. Neither of ND's actual colors, and a lame logo with way too much detail.
I liked the Oregon State helmet, but most of them are weak. Never add gray'silver to a team that doesn't have it as one of their official colors.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I dislike frosting||
It's just sugar, grease, and chemicals. I always turn the cake sideways and cut the frosting off with a knife.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||hmm||
I'm musically illiterate so the way I think of piano keys is that the one on the far left is 1, the next one 2, etc. I taught myself to play "The Victors" one time when I was bored and I remember the first 5 notes as 18-16-17-18-16. The riff from "Smoke on the Water" by the same "method" is 3-5-7, 3-5-8-7, 3-5-7, 5-3.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||it's the one word that makes it fun||
mmm hmmm mumble mumble mmm hmm hmmm...HAIL!!! (with fist in the air)
mmm hmmm mmm...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||some posters||
will neg anything that isn't about football, basketball, or maybe hockey, especially if it's about women's sports.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I think the offense will be fine||
OBP/slug numbers from last year in parens: Romero (.633/.897) nuff said. Lawrence (.460/.561) does everything well: power, walks, stolen bases, low strikeouts. Sweet (.364/.453) has decent power and a good BB/K ratio. Montemarano (.331/.409) also has good pop in her bat and her BB/K ratio of 18/17 was excellent for a freshman. Ramirez (.341/.329) didn't do badly either, her BB/K ratio of 11/17 was good for a freshman slap hitter.
Of the players who weren't regulars last year, Christner (.368/.494) has good power but her BB/K ratio of 6/22 needs to improve. Susalla (.439/.429) also hit well, but didn't hit a home run and struck out a lot more than she walked. M also has two secret weapons: Driesenga (.368/.448) has good power and draws a lot of walks, and Wagner (.490/.367) can Jedi mind trick opposing pitchers into walking or hitting her. Whichever one isn't pitching can DH.
Beyond that, M has question marks: the other players combined for one hit last year. Still, the offense should be good barring a rash of injuries. Romero is singularly dominant, Lawrence is a beast, and M should be average or better at 6 of the other 7 lineup spots.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||what to expect||
Better fundamentals, intensity, and conditioning than we had this year.
As for wins and losses, it depends on what we get out of the QB position. With average QB play (e.g. John Navarre as a junior), we should win 9 or 10. Every other position group is average or better, and we are strong at DT, LB, and CB. With shaky QB play (e.g. Navarre as a sophomore), we can win 8. With ugly QB play (e.g. Morris 10% better than he was this year), we're probably looking at 6.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||grievance||
My usual grievance with the football program is that they burn too many redshirts for guys who don't contribute much. Thankfully that didn't happen this year even though everything else went into the toilet. Of the true freshmen, only Cole, Mone, and Canteen didn't redshirt, and they all played regularly or semi-regularly. We should have a nice group of 5th year seniors in 2018.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||heh||
I was puzzled by this post until I looked more closely at your avatar. I like Herman, he comes off as smart and flexible. The last time we hired a protege of the OSU coach, it worked out pretty well...
|11 weeks 5 days ago||and the Lakers beat the Supersonics||
Well, they beat the Kings, who almost became the Supersonics a year or two ago.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Be more specific.||
Be more specific.
|13 weeks 18 hours ago||They would have filled it for UT||
or as they like to call them, t.u.
Such a no-brainer to starting playing that game again. Half the SEC already has a big rival outside the conference: UF-FSU, SCar-Clemson, UGA-Ga Tech, UK-Louisville.
|13 weeks 18 hours ago||some unusual opponents||
Hawaii (have not met since 1998)
UCF (never met)
Colorado (have not met since 1997)
Wisconsin (have not met since 2010)
|13 weeks 20 hours ago||good||
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||Miles||
He's been able to win at LSU, but LSU already had a strong program in place when he took over. I think the comparisons to Carr's record at M (at least on the field) are fair. When Carr was here, the consensus seemed to be that he was a good fit for the program he inherited but might not have been an ideal choice to rebuild a dysfunctional program. I have similar concerns about Miles. As you say, his game management is shaky and he doesn't have a track record of getting the most out of his players.
I think Miles' track record at Oklahoma State is more relevant for us than his record at LSU. At Okie St, he inherited a 3-8 team and was modestly successful: 4-7, 8-5, 9-4, 7-5. That was 14 years ago, though.
If we're going to raid the SEC, I'd rather have Mullen.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||for the first time, this thread is probably moot||
The only current coach who has much of a chance to be back next year is Manning.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||this||
I expect to see a team that is more physical, fundamentally sound, and tenacious on both sides of the ball. I'd expect this with any qualified replacement, but especially with Harbaugh.
As for the overall record, it depends on the QB play. We'll likely go into next season with no one who has shown anything positive at all. At QB I just expect improvement over the course of the season. The worst case at QB is probably about the level of John Navarre's freshman year and another 5-7 record. The best case is maybe Chad Henne's freshman year and a 10-2 record.
|14 weeks 17 hours ago||OSU 27 M 10||
with Meyer letting the clock run under 5 seconds on almost every play just like he did last year.
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||I suspect he goes||
Seeing as Al Davis is no longer with us, I don't think any NFL team would take him before the 4th round. He has 1st round talent but his attitude is a massive red flag. I think he'll declare anyway even after getting the 4th round grade. It's possible that the new coach convinces him to stay, but I wouldn't bet on that. He seems to be completely checked out mentally.
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||sort of agree||
The new staff should definitely look into grad transfers. I think it's a mistake to assume that Malzone will be fine. It's extremely common for recruits to fail to pan out, especially at QB. Morris (as bad as he's been so far) or Speight could easily turn out to be better than Malzone.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||tasers?||
Think bigger. I'm talking lasers. Maybe even phasers.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||my first game as a UM student||
That was a good day.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||coach swap||
2015 solution: Muschamp becomes DC at Michigan, Hoke becomes DL coach at Florida.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||agree||
Those things are hideous and unreadable. They look like asphalt. Arizona State looked just as bad yesterday, with the same stupid dark gray instead of their usual sharp-looking maroon and gold.
I don't mind alternative uniforms as long as teams stick to their own colors. The new dark gray trend is even worse than the black trend. Dark gray looks terrible when paired with every other color except maybe white.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||probably||
He still slipped though.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||and NW makes an unforced error to end it||
I feel bad for dropping a really loud f bomb a minute ago.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||we got away with one there||
Sometimes the refs screw the other team.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Kerridge!||
with the sweet fumble recovery.