I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 day 3 hours ago||I'm positive she wants an iDrone from the Apple store.||
By "positive" I mean "wildly optimistic for no apparent reason."
|1 day 3 hours ago||May I suggest||
we use this opportunity of a doomed thread to re-air grievances over the RR firing? Maybe we can all reach an agreement this time.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I'm not a lawyer, so boil it down for me.||
Does this mean the judge thinks it OK to fire Borges?
Oh wait, I am a lawyer...
|3 days 2 hours ago||It was a coin flip no matter what.||
There is no magical 2-point conversion play. It's a 50-50 proposition more or less and what can you do, they made a good break on the ball and pressured DG so he couldn't wait for Gallon to break open. That play had a decent chance, give them credit for doing their homework and getting set up well in the timeout. I'd love to see us switch up our look after the timeout just to fuck with them, but that's all game theory and there's no way to know.
Our chances of winning in OT were something substantially less than 50-50, for at least these reasons:
1. Hyde/Miller gashing us mercilessly
2. No Gibbons
3. Our best player is on one leg
Right decision to go for it, and in 10 parallel universes, running the exact same play, we win that game in 5 of them. Unfortunately, we're all living in one of the other 5.
|3 days 5 hours ago||There is a genuine chance that Auburn jumps OSU||
in the BCS even if human voters keep OSU at No.2. The computers love Auburn, and if the human vote gets a little closer with an unimpressive OSU win vs. Sparty and a great Auburn performance vs. Missouri, then it's probably Auburn-FSU in the title game. Frankly, I think Sharp's got it about right. What has OSU done to make anyone think they're the 3rd best team in the nation? They just squeaked by in a game in which they were a 16-point favorite with a generous bit of help from the replay official, an injury to Michigan's best player, and a 50/50 result on the game's final play. Even No.8 might be generous.
|4 days 2 hours ago||It isn't.||
You don't count that on the stat sheet, anyway. Check out the box scores.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Huh? What INT?||
32/45, 71% completions, no picks, one completely unbelievable horseshit fumble call that is on the replay official, not Gardner.
|4 days 2 hours ago||He sure as hell didn't fumble today||
The B1G needs to explain the instant replay decision.
Anyway, 32/45 for 451 yds., 4 TDs, no INTs, that is one of the greatest individual performances in Michigan history.
Greater than Biakbutuka's individual performance in '95? I don't know, maybe. Put the '95 defense behind Gardner today and we win easily.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Huh?||
I guess he was supposed to throw the ball away?
|4 days 3 hours ago||Devin Gardner's day was every bit as epic as Biakbutuka's||
No, we didn't get the win, but that was one dude putting the whole team on his back for 60 minutes and playing out of his mind. Goddamnit, he deserved to get that win. What a performance.
Borges did a great job, too. He has to go, but he deserves a pat on the back for that gameplan.
|4 days 6 hours ago||I concur.||
Fuck 'em. They've got 11, we've got 11, let's just go win the goddamned thing. We've got the talent to do it.
|5 days 3 hours ago||You guys are soooooo gloomy||
You obviously haven't been listening to the press conferences. According to both Hoke and the OCs, we are totally undefeated in practice this year. We always have a great week.
Just because we'll probably lose in the The Game doesn't take away the FIVE wins we've already racked up this week alone.
|1 week 3 days ago||Jeebus.||
|1 week 3 days ago||So the Baylor-OSU (NNTOSU) game just tweaked a pet peeve||
Because Brent Musburger just watched a punt where the OSU player stepped into the endzone trying to knock the ball back into the field of play, and despite Herbie correctly pointing out that the ball broke the plane of the goal line (which is the only thing you care about under college rules), Brent decides to point out that "and of course, his [the gunner trying to down the ball] foot was in the endzone."
How many college football games has Brent Musburger watched? How many have most play-by-play men called and still completely flub the college rule and think its important where the player is, as opposed to the ball? This drives me nuts, mostly because I'd just like professional broadcasters to, you know, learn the basic rules of the game they're calling.
I'm in a grumpy mood. OSU (NNTOSU) is helping OSU (YTOSU) to add insult to today's injury.
|1 week 3 days ago||Baylor evidently runs for 300 yds/game||
How come that doesn't qualify them for MANBALL status?
|1 week 3 days ago||RichRod should have had 5 years||
and so should Hoke, even though i don't think he deserves it. A college coach in all fairness should get that long to construct a roster that is entirely his own.
|1 week 4 days ago||Brandon is not the CEO.||
He is not responsible for the day-to-day performance of the football team. His only responsibility is to decide who the CEO is. He's the Chairman of the Board.
|1 week 4 days ago||Totally agree.||
LOL at Ohio St. You're not fooling anyone, Urban, what with your "scoring points" and "winning."
|1 week 4 days ago||Upvote||
Goddamn it, I need an upvote button for moments like these. Gardner's got courage and willingness to be accountable. He sets an example the coaches should follow.
|1 week 4 days ago||Wait, are you saying||
it's easier to score points against bad defenses than good defenses?
You just blew my mind. From now on, any offense that performs less well against top defenses than against shitty defenses shall be deemed conceptually invalid.
|1 week 4 days ago||Damon=Gardner||
It's not your fault, Devin. It's not your fault. You didn't sign up for this coaching staff. The staff you signed up for is up 21-9 on No. 5 Oregon right now.
|1 week 4 days ago||Meanwhile, in Tuscon...||
RichRod inherited a talentless 4-8 tire fire of a program in Arizona a year and half ago, and he's out there beating the the No. 5 team in the country as I'm sitting here writing this.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm going to guess||
the answer is Climax, MI. I'd get pretty sick of discussing it, too.
|1 week 5 days ago||Woodley was a second round pick.||
Steelers got him with the 46th overall pick.
|1 week 6 days ago||Get the Hello post ready||
Curious to know how many stars she is. What's the upshot for the rest of the class?
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Very interesting stuff.||
Just not much you can do scheme-wise when you can't block the interior or protect the pocket.
I suspect at the end of the day Holgorsen has some credibility in the account from the past couple of years that he can fall back on now. Very tough to say there's a scheme issue with a guy who has shown the ability to give his side the proverbial "decided schematic advantage."
When was the last time we watched a Michigan game and thought our OC was just plain outfoxing the other guys? Maybe for a brief glimpse at the end of 2011, and in the bowl against South Carolina, which I thought was Borges' best game plan to date, but that's about it.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Jeebus, where to even start with this?||
How about just No. 3, because it's the easiest to swat with some numbers.
With a small but ugly sample in 2009, people were asking if Denard could even be a college QB. Look at the improvement under RR from 2009 to 2010, then the regression each year under "Borgess" (what, is he dating Funchess or something?)
Comp %: 45.2 to 62.5 under RR, then drops to 55.0, then drops to 53.3. Regression.
YPA: 6.1 to 8.8 under RR, then drops to 8.4, then drops to 7.9. Regression.
TD/Int: 0.5 to 1.64 under RR, then drops to 1.33, then drops to 1.00.
Like you, I am disappoint. I am disappoint that my favorite Michigan player of all time didn't have a better OC.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's the answer||
it doesn't matter what the question is.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I believe Notre Dame was his second game.||
Even in that game, they seemed to have pulled themselves together after the ASU debacle. But they're not up one week, down the next, they're playing consistently better than in the first half of the season. It suggests coaches are getting more from the players.
USC deserved to win tonight's game. They made the plays at the end that Stanford didn't make. We're dreaming of playing well enough to be in a position where being "fortunate" means a win over a top 5 team.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ed O should change his name to Serv-Pro||
"Serv-Pro: Like Kiffin Never Even Happened"
A testament to the power of upgrading your coaching, even midseason. That is not the same team that dumped games to Wash St. and ASU. The improvement is stunning.