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|4 hours 44 min 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.
|3 days 10 hours 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.
|2 weeks 2 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...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||and the Lakers beat the Supersonics||
Well, they beat the Kings, who almost became the Supersonics a year or two ago.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Be more specific.||
Be more specific.
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 4 days 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)
|3 weeks 4 days ago||good||
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 6 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.
|4 weeks 3 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.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||OSU 27 M 10||
with Meyer letting the clock run under 5 seconds on almost every play just like he did last year.
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||tasers?||
Think bigger. I'm talking lasers. Maybe even phasers.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||my first game as a UM student||
That was a good day.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||coach swap||
2015 solution: Muschamp becomes DC at Michigan, Hoke becomes DL coach at Florida.
|6 weeks 4 days 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.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||probably||
He still slipped though.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||and NW makes an unforced error to end it||
I feel bad for dropping a really loud f bomb a minute ago.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||we got away with one there||
Sometimes the refs screw the other team.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Kerridge!||
with the sweet fumble recovery.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||1 first down in a row||
For us, that's a sustained drive.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||9 yard run||
For us, that's an explosive play.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||a.w.e.s.o.m.e.||
Now maybe one first down will set us up for a field goal that even we can't screw up.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Ryan deserves a win here||
as does the rest of the defense.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||this game is drunk||
that is all.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||the score graphic on ESPN||
says MOON. That's M, zero, zero, N. The way our offense is playing, it's going to say MOON for a long time.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||MSU 24 OSU 17||
OSU's offense has gotten blown up by strong front 7s (VT, PSU) and rolled over weaker ones (everyone else). Unless something changes, they're going to get blown up again.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||not really a coaching snowflake||
but this team has been very consistent all year.
Against good teams, we get worked. 0-31 ND, 10-26 Utah, 11-35 Sparty.
Against mediocre teams, we play close games. 24-26 Rutgers, 18-13 PSU.
Against butt-awful teams, we win easily. 52-14 App St, 34-10 NTM, 34-10 Indiana w/no QB.
The one exception to this rule came when we decided to play Morris, which effectively turned Minnesota from a mediocre opponent into a strong opponent.