Steve in PA
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|2 hours 9 min ago||Complete idiocy but it makes sense||
When he was hired the program was in turmoil. BoB had taken over and done remarkably well. Sanctions had kicked in but weren't taking a bite yet. Whatever coach took over was going to face some out of ordinary challenges.
Whomever took that job was most likely going to want a large buyout to insure they had some time to right the ship. That makes sense and any good agent should have gotten that. The problem is that there seems to be no improvement or hope of improvement under Franklin.
Now, if you want to discuss truly ridiculuos buyout check what Iowa gave to Ferentz this year.
|19 hours 12 min ago||I didn't watch the link but watched on TV||
It's the PSU announcers. They know Franklin is a fraud too but they are JoeBots.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Kiffin||
Edit: Changed my mind. PSU deserves a big dose of Kiffin.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I actually think Strong would be great||
He's a coach that is going to do it "his way" tradition be damned and is confident enough in himself to do just that.
|4 days 8 min ago||And Jimbo Fisher||
After they got thrashed by Louisville Jimbo told the press and his players that was 100% the coach's fault. That's how you keep a team.
|4 days 13 min ago||Truth||
"So I would agree to the extent that Penn State ccoming into the B10 ultimately is the reason they haven't be and wil never be the power they have been..."
Back during their heyday as an independent PSU got to pick their own refs. It wasn't a big secret that if they didn't like someone they weren't invited or weren't invited back. The closest I can think of is the refs at ND who regularly made what seemed to be awful calls from the outside.
Look back to the season Alabama thrashed them. The refs gave ND wins vs Stanford and Pitt. Those are type of seasons that regularly happened in Happy Valley until joining the B10. IMHO, independent PSU=independent ND.
|6 days 21 hours ago||How many years is he rebuilding?||
I think he inherited a great situation from BoB and proceeded to drive it into the ground. Instead of adapting to the talent he had, he tried to make them fit his system. BoB went 15-9 with someone else's players and would have been bowl eligible both season he was there.
Franklin is barely above .500 with his first recruits being in their junior year. He's lost to both of the major college programs in the state and his best finish in the B10 is 4th in the east. PSU has always built their schedule to be bowl eligible so really the floor for evaluation should start at 6-6.
Sounds a lot like politics where they always blame the previous office holder to me.
|1 week 1 day ago||Exactly||
Those players could have done a Kaepernick and chosen not to honor 50 years of enabling child molesting. Sure, there may have been a price for them to make a stand but it would absolutely have been the right thing to do.
Maybe, just maybe, if some players took a stand the JoePa worship would come to an end. Obviously no one from administration is doing anything.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'll take that bet||
$5M doesn't get Herman to go just about anywhere. He knows they are going to be a Big12 team and probably knew when he was hired. The only place he may go is LSU which is close to Houston and wouldn't change much as far as recruiting areas and whatnot*
*all based on my senseless non-fact based speculation of course.
|1 week 1 day ago||They should have hired DelRio when they had the chance||
Many similarities to the Michigan coaching saga.
DelRio was to USC what Les was to Michigan. Allegedly a deal was in place but the Jags were still playing (and in the playoffs?). He had to deny it and the job went to Kiffen. They, like Michigan, were stuck in limbo until a great coach was hired. They haven't had their Harbaugh hire yet but they better make it really soon.
|1 week 2 days ago||Turn their back to PSU||
I would love to see the whole stadium turn their back to PSU when they take the field. No boos, taunting, nothing but silence. Just like JoePa.
|1 week 3 days ago||True, but the line is also a||
True, but the line is also a predictor of initial public perception. So, by extension, Vegas thinks that the public perception of a game between PSU and Michigan will have nearly the same outcome as a game between Michigan and Colorado.
I will enjoy needling the PSU homers all week telling them they are barely better than Colorado.
|1 week 3 days ago||17 pts vs 16 pts||
Vegas somehow has the ability to very closely predict the outcome of games. Vegas thought Michigan was 17 points better than colorado. They think Michigan is 16 points better than PSU. PSU and Colorado are equally dangerous to Michigan in the opinion of those who get paid to make those observations.
|1 week 3 days ago||Monday Morning Double||
|1 week 4 days ago||I prefer noon kicks||
My wife has this odd expectation that I will accomplish something before the game if it is a 3:30 kickoff. She knows full well that once I start watching college football I'm probably done for the day and will watch everything up to and including late west coast games.
With a noon kickoff there isn't really enough time for me to do anything meaningful and the world is as it should be at my house.
|1 week 5 days ago||I never compared JB to Hoke||
JB to RR was the comparison. RR not caring about defense (among other things) was what got Hoke hired.
If we are throwing out a coaching wish list Archie Miller is my guy. I'm also not advocating JB getting fired. I will just accept JB's teams will be bubble teams until he retires on his terms.
The Ferentz comparison is very good.
*edit- After rereading I understand why you thought I was comparing JB to Hoke.
|1 week 6 days ago||Too many almosts and what-ifs already||
I believe last time Michigan hired a coach that neglected defense this badly Hoke was hired. Last season I began to feel bad for the kids, yes they are still kids, who were thrown on the floor with no idea where to go or what to do defensively.
It is eerily similar to the comments the football players make about wishing they had competent coaching all 4 years.
Kam was the most obvious example. If you rewatch any game from last year, including his hero game, you will see a player often out of position and occasionally on the wrong side of the floor. He wasn't the only one but it was most glaring with him.
As poorly as JB recruits, the caliber of players he gets are the only thing keeping expectations at perennial bubble team. Just like Spread-and-Shred didn't work consistently I have not seen this work consistently in the B10. His stubbornly recruiting stretch 4's and 3's instead of true 5's will continue to be his Achilles Heel.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||He played for TCU last weekend||
Looks like he has kept the weight off. Still goes down with easy contact. But, he has a Michigan degree and has played BCS-level football so he should have a bright future and lots of great stories for grandkids.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Loathe the both||
But I want the B10 to win as many out of conference games as possible. Any B10 OOC win is good for Michigan.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Elite Athletes||
So, Todd says when he gets world-class speed athletes at almost every offensive position he will be able to win? That may be a while since those kids don't have UCF as their 1st, 2nd, or even 3rd choice.
Yes, when you have exceptional athletes you may be able to exploit another team's defense. Really all the offense or defense is trying to do is scheme and capitalize on the other's mistakes. Elite athletes just make that easier.
I also think Michigan is playing vanilla on offense and defense. No need to show anything up 20+ against non-B10 teams.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I did not know that||
I remember telling my wife when I got back to the room how uneasy that couple made me feel. The only way I could describe it would be the Charlie Manson stare when he looks at the camera in one of the old news reels.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||First day back to work after our honeymoon||
Strangely, on our last night in Vegas I went down to the casino alone. After gambling for a few hours I went the elevator to ride up and when the door opened there was also a middle eastern couple on it. They got off on the next floor.
I had an uneasy feeling about them, not because all people from there are terrorists, but just a bad feeling. After 9/11 they posted pictures of Mohammed Atta. I am 100% certain that is who was on the elevator with the woman. I never told anyone except my wife.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Formula One races were done||
Formula One races were done this way for years. I suspect they still are as well. The announcers used to sound like they were in a small closet watching the race on tv.
Production has gotten much better and they do a better job of splicing in crowd noise.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)|
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Division 2||
There are some very good Division 2 schools in PA. To me they look like an elite D2 football school or an average FCS school, not a Big10 school.
I'd like to see them play Slippery Rock on a neutral field.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
I am proud that in my formative years I had friends in every clique and could seamlessly pass from group to group. I am still very close friends with some of those people and love many of them like family even though we are on completely different sides of many issues.
The only people who I do not care to associate with any longer are the angry people. They have been excised from my world as I have no time for angry people. It's sad to see someone get so wrapped up in their ideology (right or left) that any viewpoints they dont agree with are attacked.
I would not want to go through life angry or fearful of starting conflict.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I dont mind Childers||
He's open about being from Chicago area and having a ND lovefest. He's always spoken highly of "Khaki Pants" and is probably the only Big Ten guy on the network.
The other 2 are SEC homers although I will give them credit for toning it down. Last season the were unlistenable at times with the Big Ten bashing.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Jonas Mouton||
4*/5* 6'2" safety coming out of HS. LB/DB hybrid seems to be a better position under a competent DC.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Me too||
None of my Kodi streams are working.
I love McGregor and root for him since it's where my family comes from. But, I think you could hit Diaz with a baseball bat and he won't go down. McGregor is the better fighter but I think Diaz wins by letting McGregor get tired by punching him in the face.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Great Job, tell me more.||
I get the feeling I'm going 205 to 260 if I don't do something soon. I was really skinny at one time but the 5lb gained every winter is harder and harder to get off since passing 40.
Bad knees and all I consider running my best option of maintaining control.