"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
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|1 hour 9 min ago||1st play||
I remember that first play like it happened 2 or 3 months ago. Can I stop reading after the 1st play? No? OK, I'll continue on...
|3 hours 50 sec ago||ST3's one word||
|3 hours 41 min ago||kudos to Brian||
for literally using the word "literally" properly in that ESPN sidebar.
|20 hours 59 min ago||ST3's way too specific prediction, game-by-game||
W, App St.: It's a win, but everyone expecting a big number on offense will be disappointed. I'm seeing one of those typical early season games where lots of basic runs are called. A few offsides/holding penalties thwart drives, but Appy can't do anything against our suffocating defense. Let's make it Michigan 20, App St. 3, with a late FG for them to avoid the shutout.
L, ND: Yes, they lost a few players to academic cheating, but after they forfeit wins from prior seasons, M easily reclaims the all-time winning PCT record. Golson runs for 12 yards and throws for 1 TD and is the media's new Heisman front-runner. M 9, ND 13.
W, Miami(OH): Sluggish, 12:30PM start. Offense gets going in the second half with bombs to Darboh, Funchess, and Canteen. M 35, M 6.
W, Utah: were they any good last year? Let me check. 2-7 in the PAC, OK, let's mark that down as a win. M: 31, U: 9
W, Minnesota: I'm actually bullish on the Jerry Kill era, but this one is a B1G home opener. Brady will not let the Gophers pull the upset. Lots of running from both teams. M: 17, M: 8
W, Rutgers: I saw the B1G Network had a 24 hour, welcome to the B1G day for Rutgers. I thought a half hour special should have been sufficient. M: 38, R: 0. Big day for Funch and Darboh. Folks start talking them up as a tandem, a la Gallon and Funchess.
L, Penn State: Hackenburg hackenburgs. M fans leave the stadium in stunned silence. M: 19, PSU: 20
W, MSU: After the devastating loss at home against PSU, the team regroups and shocks the world. M's suffocating defense gives STAEE a taste of their own medicine. M: 24, MSU: 6
W, Indy: Michigan shows they have adapted to tempo and thoroughly destroys Indy, M: 49, I: 3
W, NU: another away game at Northwestern that seems like a home game. No heroic efforts needed this time. M: 33, NU: 13
W, Maryland: A couple bombs to whoever their stud WR is are the only things marring this game. M: 56, M: 14
W, OSU: Ohio's talented RS Frosh QB makes a few RS Frosh mistakes. Funch dominates on the outside and Butt is a beast in the middle. M: 19, Ohio, 13
So that puts us at 10-2. On to the B1G championship game.
W, Iowa: have you seen their schedule? Iowa gets there, but M exposes them as a fraud. M: 38, Iowa: 17.
So we're at 11-2. MGoBloggers are clamoring for a playoff spot, but the overall weakness of the B1G lands us a #5 seed, i.e., just outside the playoff. So we play Southwestern West Virginia State University, or some such team in a bowl game only we care about. M: 31, Opponent: 3. At the end of the season, a 12-2 Michigan team is widely considered as the 2nd best team in the country, and M fans everywhere wonder what if we had only beaten those damn Irish (or made that FG against PSU). If this is familiar to you, it's because it's happened before. History has a way of repeating itself.
|1 day 7 min ago||Game 10||
I'm saying he didn't do that until game 10, well after it had been established that there was a problem with the offensive line. At that point, was he really simplifying things or was he further tinkering? I haven't coached football, but I have coached three other sports. If I change the formation, I have to explain the change to my players and make sure they understand how their responsibilities have changed with the new look. Granted, the concept is the same, but now they have to get from point C to point B instead of point A. It's something that needs to be repped. The incredible amount of mistakes made by that offensive line last year suggests that they weren't getting enough reps with whatever scheme was being used that particular week.
Regarding the MSU game, if he simplified the scheme for State, maybe he shouldn't have. For me, the proof is in the pudding, and MSU anhilated whatever scheme that was that Borges tried.
|1 day 27 min ago||Agree to disagree||
and Borges is unemployed now, so someone agrees with me...
|1 day 56 min ago||Borges own words||
From the press conference after the Northwestern game:
They simplified schemes for Northwestern, the 10th game of the season. So he had to sit through the Penn State 27 for 27 performance and the negative rushing yards against MSU and Nebraska before he "reined our schemes in." But he still ran 42 different formations! How is that simplifying the scheme? The scheme might be the same, but you are starting from a different point and so something is subtly different that you have to account for, that you don't have time to rep in practice. Hey, I get it, I defended Borges for a long time too, but let's not twist facts to suit our narratives.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Simplifying roles||
But why did Borges choose to simplify Gardner's role and give more responsibility to an o-line whose center entering week 5 had zero experience as a starting center? Gardner was a 4th year junior last year, who played QB in high school. Glasgow did not have the same experience as Gardner, and that's why I think things actually got worse when Glasgow replaced Jack Miller at center. Yes, Miller was getting beat more often than Glasgow, so on an individual basis, Glasgow performed better, but how many of the blown assignments where Kalis et al were getting beat was due to poor line calls from the center?
|1 day 4 hours ago||Simplifying the blocking schemes?!?||
Sorry, had to downvote you for that comment alone. If he had simplified the blocking schemes, we never would have seen the tackle over nonsense from last year.
|1 day 5 hours ago||sparks of genius||
those were the remnants of the Rich Rod era. And if anyone was a savant i.e., socially awkward genius, it was Rich Rod and his "you lift me up" finale.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Directional West Virginias||
It would be so cool if West Virginia had directional schools like Michigan. Imagine the possibilities: Western West Virginia, Eastern West Virginia, Northern West Virginia...
|2 days 23 hours ago||So far it's BiSB in a rout||
Snarking of ET3 will not be tolerated.
|3 days 54 min ago||So he's not Lord Grantham?||
See, I'm terrible at this stuff.
|3 days 59 min ago||I totally agr||
|3 days 1 hour ago||M-Wolverine?||
Did he come back with an alternate identity? I'm awful at figuring out those kind of things. I mean, Ghost of ____ I can get, but after that, I'm amazed when people can associate past and present MGoUsers.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Note to self:||
the mods are always write.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I'm clamoring||
for a spell checker
|3 days 5 hours ago||OT||
I prefer college football's Over Time to pro football's Over Time.
I thougth Otis Thorpe was an underappreciated basketball player.
I hate the Orange of Tennessee.
I like discussing Oklahoma's Tendencies.
I bet WD like's Oregon's Technicolor dream coat unis.
I want to read the next Game Of Thrones.
I wonder how the Pahokee guys are doing with their Organic Tomotoes.
My least favorite river is the OlenTangy because it passes by the Ohio Toilet.
Are Orthogonal Topics Only Tangential, or Openly Tolerated?
What's your Opinion Today of Omega Three acid?
|3 days 5 hours ago||I may partially be to blame||
This weekend, my brother and I were discussing the upcoming football season. While discussing Ohio, I said something about Ohio now running their QB more often in Urban's offense, and how that made him more injury prone. I remember the days when we had a running QB and how much trouble Denard had staying healthy for a full season. I said, if Braxton gets hurt, they don't have a capable backup unlike last year when they had Guyton. One freaking day later, Miller gets injured. Beware my jinxing powers. The Kavorka runs strong with this one.
In all seriousness, I don't wish harm or injury to any of our opponents, the timing of this is just too funny.
|3 days 19 hours ago||He's responsible||
we're just saying that if he was 26 and sober, the odds of this happening would be lower.
I watched some TV and a few movies this weekend. In some of the action movies, guys got in fights. No one broke a jaw or knocked out a few teeth with one punch. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, or can't happen, and I'm not blaming Hollywood. Back in the day, the sport of boxing didn't use gloves. Guys went 15-20 barenuckled rounds. So I think the chances of breaking someone's jaw with one punch are not as great as some would suggest. I think that the people that were quick to condemn York but let drunk drivers off the hook because of the difference in "intent" may want to re-examine their positions. There is nuance here. There are shades of gray. Was his intent to break the other person's jaw, or was it some 20 year old's drunken reasoning that he was somehow protecting his friend? If you are conditioned by television/movies to think that one punch might knock a guy out but not do any more damage than that, and your faculties/reasoning/inhibitions have been impaired by alcohol, maybe that mitigates his crime. He's still responsible, but then the next question to ask is what were the circumstances and do we lesson or increase the normal penalties? I don't know the answer. I wasn't there. 28 seconds of soundless video is not enough evidence for me to judge. We have seen how Hoke has doled out punishments in the past. From my vantage 2000 miles away, I think they have been just and reasonable. For him to dismiss York from the team suggests to me that there is more to the story than the 28 seconds, but I, like Brady, am willing to give the young man a second chance, somewhere else.
|4 days 56 min ago||upvoted||
just for reminding me of the previews to come.
|4 days 2 hours ago||BronxBlue||
would love it.
|4 days 3 hours ago||In the Big House||
Wow, I somehow managed to avoid that song until now. I couldn't even make it through the first minute of that video. While listening, I was expecting a bunch of professional wrestlers to burst through the tunnel.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Mochigan?||
Hail to the Vocters, I guess.
I kid, I kid.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Only on MGoBlog||
First, we get a lineup of all peppers, and now one of turtles. I love this place.
EDIT: But I think they're risking a "too many turtles on the field" penalty.
|1 week 26 min ago||Best of the board||
I liked that offensive alignment consisting entirely of actual peppers. I'm too lazy to go find it, but if you saw it, you know what I mean.
|1 week 20 hours ago||hurt someone?||
Drunk driving has resulted in ~ 10,000 fatalities per year the past two years:
I'd say that's considerably worse than hurting someone else.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Newbie||
He just joined today. Paragraphs start tomorrow.
|1 week 1 day ago||The TE pepper is covered||
This looks like a Borges alignment from '13. (I wish I was joking.) Tell your WR2 pepper to take a step back off the line of scrimmage, otherwise the TE pepper is covered and is an ineligible receiver.
|1 week 1 day ago||drunk fighting||
He blew a 0.057 three and a half hours after the incident, so he may have been at 0.11 BAC at the time of the fight. He was not in the greatest frame of mind, either. That's the point I was trying to make in the original thread. I wish I could have written what Brian did, but that's why he's the blogger and I'm the whatever it is that I am.