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|1 week 3 days ago||Agreed||
Don't play unless the position group is struggling or injuries pop up.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's not||
It's not like there has been a plethora of interesting tidbits in the past day or two either.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||If there's one thing||
If there's one thing I'll miss about Borges, it's his pressers.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Have lived there for 3 years||
Really is a great city but the two drawbacks you list are the two I'd list. There's great food (and great cheap eats), there's a great bar scene with a number of different areas each with their own style, there are always some sort of fun events going on, there's of course the music which includes a number of festivals and good local music, there are good movie theaters, and then the most surprising to me was all of the outdoor and water related activities. Now if food, music, and hiking, swimming, etc. aren't high on your list, I think you would be missing out on some of the best that Austin has to offer. Regardless, it has a nice big city feel without being too big and has good people from all over. Housing is going up quickly but still much better than DC, NYC, or California. I think it's unlikely I'll spend my life here with the heat and being a northerner at heart, but if I were to spend my life south of the Mason Dixon line, it would be here.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Seems like only definitive thing that can be said||
is that mags, braden, and glasgow will be first team.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Brandon||
Brandon clearly trying to drum up hype, not that I am complaining.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||We stay||
We stay clear of players with NBA bloodlines.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Jock Strap||
Any word on what the jock straps look like this year?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Not football||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||8.5 seed?||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||You'll have||
You'll have absolutely no need for powder skis for skiing in northern Michigan.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't even know||
I didn't even know there was a new one but I bet it's horrible. Neg away.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Absolutely||
Have you watched him play? Borges would have made a disaster out of Braxton's pretty poor arm.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||What a chode||
|21 weeks 1 day ago||WOOOO||
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Playcalling||
Playcalling seemed okay, certainly not great, but at least decent by Borges standards. But blocking still horrible, Gardner is a mess, WRs dropped a number of big passes. It's just a clownshow. So it doesn't really matter to me whether it's the playcalling or not. Either way the offense is a disaster and Borges simply needs to go.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||What if||
What if Gallon missed some practice, or Gardner, or Lewan, or Ryan, or Clark? Do you think they wouldn't play? Seems like Hoke would have phrased things differently if he simply wanted to say Fitz couldn't play because of injury.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||My question too||
esp since Brian's a big DFW fan.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Hypothetical||
Hypothetical: Say you're a fan of this team and you pay a lot of money each year to see them play. This team has shown for 1.5 years absolute ineptitude at running the football. Now say you're in a tight game and get a critical turnover deep in the opponent's territory. You've had some success passing the ball and you're averaging about 1 ypc on rush attempts over the last game and a half. Well, naturally your offensive coordinator dials up two straight runs to set up 3rd and nine. You go on to kick a field goal and end up losing by 4.
Now say this is essentially a pattern for three years. Does the fan have any legitimate gripe or should s/he just be happy that they could experience such an event because in someways it was legitimately mind blowing?
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Great||
Irrelevant. My post was not on how best to contact DB, it was on whether fans should feel any justification in being upset in the program or whether they should always just always feel blessed. You're right though, I'm sure DB would take my call.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||In that||
In that case. Give Borges a raise and increase ticket prices! This is Michigan fergodsakes. Can't wait for App State next year. #wow
|42 weeks 3 days ago||I hate arguments||
I hate arguments that suggest fans don't deserve anything -- that they should just be happy and feel blessed to attend a game in the big house. In reality, people pay serious money to attend these games. I'm not defending booing the team, I wouldn't personally boo unless there were a way to isolate my boos directly for Borges' ears, but nevertheless, this is a business. Fans pay for a product. If no changes are made to the coaching staff, plus the worst home slate in history and increasing prices, I think fans have rights to complaints. It doesn't make them entitled assholes, it makes them people who wonder whether a plane ticket and a $100 ticket is worth watching nonsense. At least we have a new digital billboard outside the stadium.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Thread||
Thread should stay. There's no defending Borges anymore.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Nice write up||
Nice write up.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Problem is||
Problem is, we've had five debacles. Not one. We are by no means a good team who just got beat last week by someone who has our number.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Test||
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Don't have a clue, but here's how I feel about it|
|42 weeks 5 days ago||JB||
JB said he would shut down McGary until B10 play if it came to that. Seems like nobody really knows (including McGary himself and the coaches), so at this point I'm just hoping he's ready to go for conference play. I can handle dropping a game or two to Iowa St or Duke, as unpleasant as that sounds.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Completely||
Completely disagree about McGary vs. Robinson. People are saying Burke created all of McGary's baskets but if anything he created more shots for Robinson. Robinson's shots have either been assisted threes or assisted dunks. He is an incredible athlete with a solid, hopefully improving, shot but to date, hasn't shown any ability to beat his man off the dribble. I'd say Nik and Levert are both more capable. People just think he looks the part (not to mention he has the right last name) with his body type and freakish hops.
If you want to question whether McGary can continue playing at a level as he did in the tourney, fine. But his level of play in the tourney was outstanding. Not only does he make all the hustle plays, he can lead a fastbreak, he was developing a midrange jumper, and could beat a man from the free throw line. He's very athletic and has great body control. There's a good reason why he's preseason all american. If he's healthy this year, he's the reason I think our team is a little underrated at the moment.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||You're not||
You're not telling me anything I don't know. My point is there are a lot of potential contributors there and it's not unreasonable to get production out of RS sophs. Bottom line this is a historically bad OL and last year's was poor at best. If you want to chalk that up simply to youth fine but it's not like we're lacking in supposed talent, so I think it goes beyond that.