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|10 hours 47 min ago||The last person||
I recall being so upset about the ineligible man downfield thing was Chris Spielman.
|13 hours 2 min ago||26-0 vs Temple||
Yeah, I know we regularly beat up the MAC, but Penn State's whole schedule was MAC-like until they joined the B1G. Now it's schedule is MAC Plus. (That's my new name for the Big Ten.)
|13 hours 5 min ago||The enemy of my enemy||
is still my enemy, and I enjoy when they take shots at each other. Thanks for adding that perspective to the Dantonio thing.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Transcript error||
I noticed the transcript was missing the follow-on to the question right before the jump. It went like this:
Doug, do you think your offense is still saying "Ga-ga, goo-goo," or have they progressed to actual words, like, "ma-ma, da-da."
"Your strange baby metaphors startle and confuse me. I'm just a simple, unfrozen caveman co-ordinator."
Yeah, the question about Funchess was awful, but that baby analogy stuff was crazy.
|3 days 6 hours ago||three days apart||
We're practically twins
|3 days 6 hours ago||Band Day / Kid Rock chronology||
Yeah, I know Band Day ended a good decade or two before Kid Rock released Bawitdaba, but I'm not going to let that mess up my lame ending.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Norfleet||
|6 days 9 hours ago||Horford||
I think he means Devin Horford.
|6 days 10 hours ago||CRex's whereabouts||
Based on his last diaries, I suspect he got lost somewhere in Outer Mongolia.
EDIT: This is what I was referring to: http://mgoblog.com/diaries/ot-crex-and-mongolia
|1 week 1 day ago||Faeries||
or reading your mind, according to True Blood. Now that would be annoying.
|1 week 1 day ago||"you gave up 43 times..."||
What is that referring to? Anybody have a clue?
|1 week 1 day ago||My candidate||
Career coaching record: 146-94
Monotonically increasing win totals at all 5 coaching stops
From Dennis Franchione's coaching tree
53 years old - has enough experience but is still at least a good decade left before he retires
Extensive mid-western background, beneficial for recruiting
The only drawback that I can see is that he looks like an actual gopher. Yes, I'm talking about Jerry Kill. While he may not be the ideal candidate or the best "name" candidate, that's the kind of resume I'm looking for.
|1 week 1 day ago||bucketfulls of money||
like, gobs and gobs of money
|1 week 2 days ago||He woke up Sunday morning||
with no way to hold his head that didn't hurt. I think the game had something to do with that.
|1 week 2 days ago||GF cookbooks||
When I first read that, I thought, cool, Ace has a girl friend, but he might want to check out a gluten free cookbook instead of his girl friend's cookbook, and then it clicked for me. I can be a bit dense sometimes...
|1 week 2 days ago||drive chart||
The answer is in the drive chart. They had all or nothing drives, while ours were consistently meh. We'd get a few first downs and then miss a FG or turn the ball over. They did early damage and then were content to run out the clock.
|1 week 2 days ago||Smith/Green||
Smith averaged around 4.3 and Green was at 1.9, yet Green got the majority of the carries. I wonder what the coaches are seeing in practice to give Green the edge.
|1 week 2 days ago||tempo||
One thing you hear about defending the spread is to keep it off the field so your defense can rest, but we're two-deep at most defensive positions. I don't think we need to slow-tempo to help the defense. If a hurry up is necessary, they should go hurry up. I'm more worried that Hoke kept the tempo slow to limit the embarrassment.
|1 week 2 days ago||trajectory||
In Hoke's first four years at Ball State, they won 15 games combined. In the next two, they won 19, with a 12-1 record in his final year. At SDSU, they won 4 games his first year, and 9 the second. So in his first two jobs as head coach, he proved that he could turn-around a mid-major. I'd much rather hire a guy who builds a program than takes over at an existing program and just keeps steering the ship, so the 47-50 record doesn't bother me as much as it does some of you.
However, if the plan was to hire a program builder from a mid-major, Jerry Kill had a better resume than Hoke. SVSU improved every year, Emporia State improved from year 1 to 2, Southern Illinois went from 1-10 to 12-2 in 7 years under Kill, and Northern Illinois went from 6 wins to 10. So Kill had a record of turning around 4 schools, compared to Hoke's two, and Hoke's second turnaround only had a 2-year track record. The one big difference between the two that swung things Hoke's way was the "Michigan Man" thing, which is something I think needs to die. Hire the best available and let them become a Michigan Man. If they start looking over the fence and thinking the grass is greener, a la Frieder, then it's fine to bring up the Michigan Man thing and let them go, but when deciding on who to hire, it shouldn't be a consideration.
|1 week 2 days ago||Whither Narduzzi?||
Wow, you give up 28 points in a half to Oregon and all of a sudden you're dropped from all the prospective head coaching lists.
|1 week 2 days ago||Wisconsin led 24-13 after 3 quarters||
and the final score was 28-24 LSU. That's all the voters are going to look at. Ohio lost by 14 at home to an unranked team, MSU lost by 19 (?), we got destroyed on the scoreboard, Iowa barely beat ball state, and Nebraska barely got by McNeese State, so by process of elimination, Wisconsin is all that's left, unless you're like me and think Minnesota might surprise teams this year. It is year 4 of the Kill era, and that historically means 9-10 wins.
|1 week 3 days ago||Wisconsin||
They are the one team that played a good opponent this season and didn't stink up the building. I haven't checked their schedule, but I can see them running over teams like they normally do.
|1 week 3 days ago||Thank you||
that means a lot coming from someone with nearly -100 million MGoPoints. Rough night? Does IEEE have a chapter down in Bolivia?
|1 week 3 days ago||"Heaven knows||
I'm miserable now." On a loop...
|1 week 3 days ago||Funk||
I don't know the first thing about technique, so maybe he's doing a fine job there, but I can see when assignments are blown, and it's happening on a consistent basis, both with Borges and now with Nuss, so maybe Funk is the problem.
|1 week 3 days ago||Morris||
I think Shane should get caught cheating on a test, get suspended for this year, spend the time with a QB guru working out 40 hours a week, and then be reinstated next year. Hey, it worked for ND.
|1 week 3 days ago||embed fail||
This photo belongs after the first paragraph.
|1 week 3 days ago||Big ten||
Is not a power five conference. It's basically the MAC plus.
|1 week 3 days ago||Do you want to write my diary?||
Because that's the theme I'm going to try to develop. Scheisse, was that game frustrating. ( I'm finding it therapeutic to curse in German.)
|1 week 3 days ago||Ohio just lost||
I don't even care. F&@$.