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|3 days 10 hours ago||Marshmallows were irritating and stupid||
I used to collect them at my feet just to take them out of circulation.
|4 days 2 hours ago||defense has not been the problem against MSU||
The defense has played well enough to beat them in each of the last 3 seasons. The offense has done next to nothing, next to nothing, and less than nothing respectively.
|4 days 7 hours ago||looks like a 7-9 win season||
As usual the defense projects to be good but not elite. Losing Clark, Ryan, Taylor, and Beyer hurts but we shouldn't have any real holes. The offense will likely have to be more run-oriented without a reliable QB, but the OL should stop being a weakness next year with everyone back.
Remember 2001? Solid defense and running game but a QB who wasn't quite ready? I think 2015 will be a lot like that.
|1 week 2 hours ago||50? nah||
They scored 27 on Nebraska, whose defense is about as good as ours is if not slightly worse. I'm expecting 27-10 or so their way.
|1 week 9 hours ago||I guarantee that Michigan will not lose this Saturday||
|1 week 3 days ago||heh||
The only one on the thread predicting an M win is the visitor from PSU. Gotta love it.
|1 week 3 days ago||technically OSU is on its 3rd coach in 4 years||
The mini-scandal that resulted in Tressel leaving doesn't remotely compare to what happened at PSU, though.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'll say PSU 23 M 17||
Agree that neither team will be able to run, I think PSU will throw it marginally better than we do.
|1 week 4 days ago||agree||
I would break out all the legend jerseys for the first home game of the year, and maybe honor the legends or their representatives all together before the game or at halftime.
|1 week 4 days ago||I wouldn't bet on it||
Their defense is sketchy, especially in the secondary which is very young. Their offense is inconsistent without Taylor Kelly. They threw all over USC but got abused by UCLA and ended up losing 62-27. ASU has a chance especially if ND overlooks them but I think ND should be favored there.
|1 week 5 days ago||I want John Entwistle||
We could get Sid Vicious too, but he might not be a good fit.
|1 week 6 days ago||pragmatist||
I suppose I disagree with the OP that the pragmatists would have viewed Hoke as 100% safe a few months ago. To me the pragmatist approach means that you always look at the evidence and weigh the probabilities, so you wouldn't be 100% sure about anything in the future. 90%, maybe.
Myself, I like to think I'm a pragmatist, but I also have the corduroy attitude that avoiding scandal/embarrassment is more important than winning and some of the Decatur attitude. I never wanted Carr fired athough I was a bit relieved when he stepped down, I thought RR deserved another year, and I supported Hoke until the Minnesota game.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||the closest example I can think of||
is Luke Fickell. But that doesn't really work because Fickell was really an interim coach, and there was probably an understanding that he would go back to assistant status once a permanent head coach was hired.
I think the concern is not so much that Hoke would be dropping down two levels but that he could potentially undermine the head coach, especially since almost all of the players would have been his recruits.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||hmm||
Revisiting the "clan" idea, they seem to be split between people who think that there is one best approach for us (Bo, Lloyd, Rod, rebellion) and those who don't much care about the approach as long as it works (all the others). The original piece says that most cottons "just want to see M win without any scandals or embarrassments" but I think this would apply to the small groups too: the pragmatists are just more vocal, the Decaturs are always more willing to stick with the current guy, and the corduroys put more emphasis on avoiding scandal and less on winning.
I think there are some tendencies in the fan base that weren't covered in the original article: an "anti-Decatur" tendency that thinks M should always be dominant and is very quick to turn on the head coach, and an "anti-corduroy" tendency that wants to win at all costs even if we have to break some rules, because "everyone else does it".
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Robinson wasn't the DC in 2008||
Scott Shafer was.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||yeah||
We've played Rutgers once now, and I've already developed an intense hatred for them.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Rutgers can f right off||
The only way they can win is to pay off the refs.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||worst call ever||
That ref should be fired on the spot.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Clark||
actually doing something.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||not used to this||
It's the 4th quarter and it isn't garbage time yet.
I'm used to bad pass defense, though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||it doesn't||
We just have bad coaches and ineffective players.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||pass "defense"||
has been worse today than it ever was under Greg Robinson, worse even than against Northwestern in 2000 which is the previous gold standard for defensive incompetence. Countess and both Clarks have been especially awful, and Bolden hasn't been much better.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||F Clark has been hideously inept today||
How does he let Nova just toss him aside like that?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hurst: triple threat!||
Offense, defense, special teams!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Nice play Chesson||
Good to see someone besides Funchess getting a catch downfield.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Rutgers has 6 first downs||
and 250 total yards. Need fewer implosions in the secondary.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Lewis is our best player||
on either side of the ball.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||oof, J Clark||
His angles are so bad, he makes Shazor look like Kovacs.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||probably both||
They both should have been on him conisdering how deep he was. Neither was within 10 yards.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Norfleet ugh||
You do not field a punt inside the 5.