Steve in PA
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|14 hours 7 min ago||Surprising||
I thought he would wind up at Indiana. I guess if someone is willing to write a big check one can always get an Indiana-ish job if it doesn't pan out.
|1 day 12 hours ago||I so wish I could take my||
I so wish I could take my wife's grandfather. He turned 90 this year and never went to a game. He's retired Navy and quit school/got early diploma to join. He just couldn't do a 3-hour car ride.
I'll watch it with him and try to find some other way to make it special. At 90 the chances of seeing next year's game get slimmer by the day.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Windows 10||
I'm one of the 10 people that have a Windows Phone. I actually like the phone but the apps are almost non-existent. I bought my wife a windows tablet because she would be comfortable since it's almost the same environment as her phone. None of our devices were Windows 10 when we got them, they had Windows 8.x Do they upgrade all devices to Windows 10 or do they force you to pay for laptops and desktops?
All of our other laptops and PC's are some variant of Linux. I wanted off the Windows assembly line a little over a decade ago. Our old PC lasted a decade because getting windows off made it work much better. I'm typing this on a PC we bought off lease that is 3 years old. Running Linux it seems much faster than anything we have at work with Windows.
|5 days 15 hours ago||1-3-1||
I can only assume he succumbed to the pressure to play m2m. Many coaches think zone is lazy defense. I disagree and 1-3-1 is the first defense I teach. It can be a great pressure defense while still protecting the paint.
When they were almost exclusively 1-3-1 they scored several upsets and nearly won many more. That was with JB's offense and inferior players. Now i think his offense has been thoroughly figured out and is easily defended
|5 days 18 hours ago||Game style||
Launching 3's and shooting jumpshots generally doesn't draw many fouls Playing in the paint and being physical draws fouls, especially against slower or weaker opponents.
|5 days 18 hours ago||That looks really familiar||
That's what the funeral home known as The Jordan Center looks like all season at PSU. It's why my wife and I always get tickets at midcourt very cheap for Michigan. Nobody buys tickets to go, they buy them to sell and maybe make a few bucks with the option of watching a game or two.
|6 days 8 hours ago||nah, 3 is enough||
It's like Beetlejuice
|6 days 8 hours ago||mannyball||
That was the set play when JB first arrived. Team is regressing. 3 almost 7' players and they are always at the top of the lane. No sense spacing the floor with zero threat in the paint.
The blueprint for defending JB's offense has been out there for at least 3 seasons but I haven't seen him adapt.
And what about the new "defensive coordinator"? Seems to be working as well as Hoke as Oregon's DC.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Will Archie Miller be available after this season?||
JB's system has been figured out just like spread option football is no longer unusual. Great man & great coach but it's time to start thinking about retirement.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Colorado and B10 Champion wins||
If Colorado pulls it off Michigan will have beaten 2 of the Power 5 Champions head-to-head. Does any other team in the P5 have that on their resume? Bring on #4 and a chance to show that the mightyTide and SEC are completely over-rated.
Just remember. 2 years ago Michigan didn't even qualify for a bowl game. The future looks bright indeed.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Isn't he 30?||
At some point everyone has to hang it up.
|1 week 1 day ago||Look Closely at the Pixelated Picture||
I think I see Jim Delaney in the grassy knoll.
|1 week 3 days ago||Another Damn Double!||
|1 week 3 days ago||Bittersweet for me||
Losing sucks. I didn't have any tragedies like many of those who posted above. Instead I had a wonderful time.
This weekend was the first time my son has come home since he moved out. I was glad he moved out because it was time. You cannot have two bulls under the same roof and we were butting heads more and more. It was time for him to go off and make a name for himself in the world.
He came home for Thanksgiving and stayed just to watch The Game with me today. Through good times and bad Michigan football has always been something we shared. Today as he sat at the other end of the couch I realized he's a man now and not my little boy. I love him and I hope that we will always share The Game together.
|1 week 3 days ago||Extra Timeouts||
Besides the bad calls, the thing about the officiating that bothered me all day was tOSU was either getting extra timeouts or longer ones because of how the refs were stopping play. Several times I mentioned to my son it was BS how they seemed to be getting a timeout called without calling one.
|1 week 3 days ago||Hate-filled Angry Double Post||
Even my PC is still raging
|1 week 3 days ago||0.0||
I think there is a better chance of the B10 getting left out than Michigan getting in. PSU and Minn win today then PSU loses to a 3-loss Wisc on the B10 Championship.
|1 week 3 days ago||Harbaugh needs to learn to keep his cool||
But he won't and it's one of the reasons we love him.
When he went apeshit crazy over the spot on the facemask, then did it again a short time later, broke his headset, and got the sideline unsportsmanlike all within a very short amount of gametime the team seemed to briefly lose it's mojo and composure. That is where the game turned.
|1 week 3 days ago||Seems to be consensus||
This is their Brady Hoke hire. I don't doubt he'll be successful early on just like Hoke too. will he be able to sustain it? I do think he has earned the opportunity as opposed to being promoted from the Mountain West as a career 500-ish record.
|1 week 6 days ago||Same as it ever was.||
Same as it ever was.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That is what I expect||
LB's forced to cover quicker RB or Slot coming across has been a problem all year long. I'm sure Coach Brown is aware and has an answer as well.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not ideal but...||
Sparty was a missed 2-point conversion from making that game very interesting with no passing game. Many are questioning the call for 2pts, I only question why they threw the ball after moving it quite successfully on the ground.
Michigan's defense is up to the task. Even with the less than awesome offensive output the past 2 weeks the defense has kept the team in position to win. With a meaningful running game it will be a squeaker.
My hope is that the RB rotation gets shortened to Smith/Evans with heavy doses of Smith as a battering ram that keeps Barrett & Co on the bench.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||McElroy is getting much better||
When the SiriusXM show started he was only a SEC slappy. He's worked to get better and talks about it being something that requires study and effort to improve.
I agree he will probably be around for a while.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The Source has to be Inside Purdue Athletic Dept||
This seems like something leaked (made up) to make it sound like there is interest and the job doesn't suck. I can see no logical way to link Les or Sark to Purdue.
Baylor would make way more sense.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Where are all the SEC schools?||
I thought the greatest conference ever would have more than one team in the top 10. Paw, what's wrong with those voters?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||It takes courage to wear||
It takes courage to wear nuthuggers. Maybe he's trying to start a trend.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||My only issue has been||
My only issue has been playcalling. This team seems to go away from the run too quickly. I've seen it several times this season. After the TD where was Ty Isaac? Higdon didn't have it tonight but they kept trying to run him outside. Smith get in, has a few good runs, then gets pulled out. Smith seems to be in more for pass protection anymore.
This isn't like in the past with Hoke or RR when I was angry about a shitshow on the field. This is more like thinking I aced a test only to find out I got an 85. Not the end of the world. Time to move one.
Win out and they are right back in the same place they were pre-Iowa.
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||If Purdue hires Pelini||
That could be the battle of Nebraska (coaches). Other than that I can't think of a way they could possibly promote it.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||They run the same offense as tOSU||
The biggest difference my untrained eyes saw is that Hurts is not JT Barrett. Maybe in a few years but not yet. Otherwise it's the same offense.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That's being contested by the insurance company right now||
The insurance company does not feel obligated to pay out given it was something known to PSU for a very long time. That court fight is where the stories of it happening in the 70's came from.