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|4 hours 10 min ago||Conspiracy theory||
The rumor I heard is that he is playing Cardale to stay in the good graces of Ted Ginn, Cardales high school coach. I don't believe it but it's interesting nonetheless. Got to keep those recruiting pipelines open
|5 hours 36 min ago||Smith has bigger problems right now||
Durant is saying he never talks to Smith and none of his family or friends do. Smith responded with something like, you do not want to make an enemy of me. If it becomes a war between Durant and Smith, I've got Durant in a first round TKO. No way ESPN stands behind Smith if it costs them access to Durant.
|9 hours 15 min ago||Stone||
At the very least, he has a name that fits with the '97 defense.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Northwestern||
Top turd in the bowl
|3 days 8 hours ago||Rudock vs. Griese||
Let's compare college career stats for the two of them.
Player A: 59.5% completion percentage, 7.1 yards per attempt, 27 TD, 15 INT, 130.6 Rating
Player B: 60.7% completion percentage, 6.9 yards per attempt, 38 TD, 23 INT, 128.8 Rating
Who is better? But wait, let's add in rushing totals, because QBs sometimes run the ball.
Player A: 85 carries, -81 yards, -1 ypc, 4 TDs
Player B: 155 carries, 448 yards, 2.9 ypc, 10 TDs
Looks like Player B has the edge.
But wait, what about punting?
Player A: 14 punts, 36.3 yard average.
Player B: 0 punts.
I give the slightest edge to Griese because of the punting. But seriously, they are basically the same except Rudock is the better runner and Griese had ever so slightly a better TD:INT ratio (1.8:1 vs. 1.65:1). And Griese had the benefit of playing in the same system for all five years.
|3 days 10 hours ago||WHAT ARE THOOOOOSE||
I'm so glad this is becoming an MGoMeme, even if it's just Brian and I participating in it so far.
Is Daxx Garman the b@stard child of former Minnesota TE Maxxx Williams and this guy from Idiocracy:
|4 days 3 hours ago||Michigan moved||
There's an idea. The B1G should move the M-M game to Michigan Stadium. Think of all those poor Marylanders that are going to get wet this weekend.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Leinart||
Yes, he did win the Heisman. He threw for 3815 yards at 8.9 YPA with 28 TDs to 8 INTs. He completed 65.7% of his passes. You know, typical game-manager numbers.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Maryland's stadium||
Why do I feel like it should be called, "Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland, brought to you by Carl's Jr."
|5 days 8 hours ago||OOBs||
This UFR may have also set the record for most OOBs.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Still spelled wrong||
The correct spelling is, "Rud'Dock." Don't forget the apostrophe.
|5 days 12 hours ago||that's nice that you feel that way||
but most everyone else understands that a tree has limbs which has branches etc. etc. etc.
See examples of Bill Walsh's coaching tree here:
I don't see one of those images that is limited to only his direct offshoots.
When a branch of a tree becomes significant (Bo versus Woody) then yes, I agree you start a new tree, but Bo is still part of Woody's tree.
Half of Ara Paraseghian's coaching tree is actually Bo's tree:
|6 days 49 min ago||Hoke's opening game||
Was a harbinger of things to come, and a Harbaugh-bringer too
|6 days 5 hours ago||Sounds like||
someone is whining about someone complaining about someone complaining about the OP's complaining, or something.
|6 days 8 hours ago||pressure relief||
What drove me crazy about the Borges offense (and 1 year of Nuss) was the criminal underutilization of the running backs in the passing game. They couldn't pass block (except for Vincent Smith,) yet were expected to stay back and pick up blitzers instead of leaking out for short passes. Harbaugh is using every one of his running backs and his H-backs and his tight ends in the passing game. Rudock has thrown to something like 17 different players already this year. That's amazing.
|6 days 9 hours ago||upvoted||
to get you to 12K MGoPoints. You can thank me later.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Not sure you understand how coaching trees work||
Hoke is a branch from Carr who is a branch from Bo. A family tree doesn't just cover two generations.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Kalis had a couple gems||
It's nice to know that Rudock is a, "super cool dude." I hear he's gonna be a doctor or something like that. That's uh, that's good.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Michigan degrees||
Actually, this is what I thought of, "they're real and they're spectacular."
|1 week 8 hours ago||Just call him||
Groucho Mark. I saw that while reading a few other posts today. Seems to fit him like a T.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Thanks Seth||
for the formatting, added pictures, and the front page bump. I can now cross that off my virtual bucket list. The last remaining MGoBlog related bucket list item is to actually meet you, Brian and Ace. One of these days...
|1 week 12 hours ago||The jerseys||
The area around the torso was blue, but the shoulders were really purplish. I think it was due to the laundry, because Rudock was standing next to a walk-on (Thompson?) or someone who I didn't recognize and likely doesn't play and need to get his uniform cleaned, and the difference was stark.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Rudock / Ruddock||
I just visited Black Hearts Gold Pants and did a site search on "Ruddock" and "Rudock." The former returned 11 hits and the latter returned 366 hits. Why are we having so much trouble with this? The good people of the state of Iowa seemed to have figured out how to spell Rudock early on.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Efficiency||
I'm going to look at the NCAA passing leaders later this season to see if my bar is set appropriately. I think the 60% figure might be a tad low (maybe 65% is better?), but I suspect 7 YPA is going to be the limiting factor for the number of QBs who meet my efficiency metric.
I'm not trying to limit the category to Heisman-hopeful QBs. I'm thinking more along the lines of a game manager who can win you some games and isn't going to lose you many games with turnovers.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Not the TD||
There was another play during the game when Houma got the ball and ran for a yard. They were around mid-field. He noticed Houma in the game and got irrationally excited when they gave him a carry. I did think the TD was cool, both of them. I was going to write a blurb about replays. I think the replay official has to put some error bars around the football. In a close game, you want those error bars to be as small as you can get. When a team is up 21 points late in the game, I think it's OK to expand those error bars a little bit to keep the game moving. If he gives Houma the TD on the reception or puts the ball on the 6 inch line, is that really going to have any impact on the outcome of the game?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Handlejacking||
Isn't that what the Friday posbangs are for?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ran the pitching machine at BP last night||
You want to talk about dull, try turning on and off a pitching machine for two hours. The only exciting part was collecting the baseballs every 10 minutes or so and dumping them back in the machine. There was a spider on the batting cage that was way more interesting to the kids than the actual batting practice.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||MSU-AF||
MSU just played a huge night game against a top-10 ranked opponent and now has to play a triple option team with a noon start. You know what that equals? A trap game. I'm not predicting the upset, but I wouldn't be surprised to see AF cover comfortably.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The Shire||
my short, hairy-toed brother who looks like a hobbit lives in Ann Arbor, so I find your analogy to be appropriate
|2 weeks 3 days ago||their field||
I was watching a little bit of the UCLA-UNLV game when my wife walked into the room. She didn't know who was playing. She saw the field and asked why it looked like a Vegas casino. I hadn't even noticed.