"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|2 days 22 hours ago||Nice job, Seth||
Really like the format.
I'm with Space Coyote on the analysis, FWIW.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Nice||
One of my favorite plays from BYU was when we went Power I with the power back to the short side, ran double iso weak and inside zone blocked on the back (TE) side. So, to the defenders on the TE side, it looked like inside zone with backside fill from the FB. Not only does the extra FB add gaps, there aren't pursuing LBs behind the play to take them away. Just sick.
One caveat: the "extra gaps" concept is not a given--the defense can eliminate this idea by having good DL not get pushed and LBs take on FB blocks at or behind the LOS, making the back go laterally instead of cutting into an open gap.
|1 week 1 day ago||Preseason||
I had just heard Marcus Ray saying the running game would be "on point," and said if that were the case, we'd be a 10+ win team because Rudock would not turn it over and our special teams and defense would both be top ten units. Given that, I thought the only toss-up (i.e. 50% win probability) games would be Utah, Minnesota, Sparty, and Ohio.
|1 week 1 day ago||Because...||
... Utah will forfeit their win against us due to playing ineligible players?
|1 week 5 days ago||I've heard||
|1 week 5 days ago||Correct read by Rudock||
They have only 3 defenders over the 4-man alignment to the left. Jake Butt misses a key block.
If they had 4 defenders there, the 2nd read is the solo receiver side. If he has man with no safety help (there's a deep safety to that side), then you throw hitch/fade, depending on the corner's alignment.
If they had 4 defenders over the left side and 2 defenders over the receiver, then there are 5 defenders left in the box and you run the ball.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I thought the iso-ish...||
...was inside zone where the fullback fills backside from B gap outward. This sets up the waggle quite nicely. (So does the counter.)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Selling something and selling||
Selling something and selling it well are two different things. If Tide changed their formula without telling anyone and went cheap, drastically increasing profits, they'd still sell (for a while). But the long-term effect would be eroding market share and consumer confidence. It's cutting open the goose to get the golden eggs.
The tactics he executed were not good marketing, plain and simple.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The "Triple Trap"||
It's called "Influence Trap."
On normal Trap, the frontside guard inside releases to the 2nd level, but well-coached DTs will squeeze this and then spill the trap. So, with an influence pull, the DT starts to get in that frontside guard's hip and is now very "trappable."
Butt looks like the third trapper, but you can tell by his helmet being on the backfield side of the defender and not the upfield side, as well as his effort trying to get the defender sealed, that he's not trapping. Watch AJ Williams, who seems to be executing the same technique.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So instead of excecutives who||
The truth of it is that Brandon is an atrocious marketer. This is coming from someone who just got his MBA from Ross and took a lot of marketing electives. Brandon's also a terrible leader - Exhibit A being Ross as the #1 ranked school for leadership (in one of the publications) and positive organizational prowess, yet Brandon never consulted with one single Ross professor.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||No||
I'm just guessing.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||For me...||
...it's how DB came to be AD. Mary Sue lost my respect for how she engaged in cronyism and even put together a faux search committee that would've brought us Manuel, Bates, or DeCarolis--three quality, experienced ADs with strong Michigan ties. She followed that up by politicking the regents to vote approvingly of Brandon. And shame on the regents for going along instead of doing what was best for the university by being objective.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get why...||
...he'd block Michigan and not the current TE U, Stanford, who is in his own conference. The only thing I can think is that he really despises Harbaugh.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||After reading...||
...that Rudock's self-assessed #1 problem is decision-making, it makes even more sense than it already did to redshirt Shane, who wasn't the greatest decision-maker when he was in an offense he understood.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||There goes his friendship||
There goes his friendship with Harbaugh.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Army's AD phone is ringing||
Army's AD phone is ringing off the hook with calls from B1G schools.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||WD||
Please note this guy is wearing a wedding ring. There's hope for you!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Top 100 Breweries in the World||
According to ratebeer.com users:
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||"I'll take Le Tits Now for||
"I'll take Le Tits Now for $200, Trebek!"
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So let me get this straight||
Webber had to be paid $280K to come to Michigan, while Derrick Rose only cost a couple grand to go to Memphis.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Spot on analysis||
Brian's views on this play are correct, in my opinion, FWIW (which is about a small bag of pork rinds).
|3 weeks 6 days ago||just||
Protect the Diag and the Bo statute, b/c they're on their way over.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Dude||
At least take a seat on the bandwagon before thinking about jumping off.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Question:||
Does Beilein get free return shipping?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||In my experience...||
...coaching a lot of man coverage, it always took one season of game action (not just practice) to be a really good bump man technician. A player could be a backup his junior year and then start his senior year and be serviceable, but would struggle with quality WRs. If a player started as a junior, his senior year he was lockdown or darn close to it. It's just hard to get all the moving parts coordinated (eyes, footwork, jam, hips, etc.).
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Well...||
...Ohio State looked very shaky in their opener against Navy last year (in the Shoe) and then lost to a 6-6 (reg. season) team at home the next week. Not saying we're going to pull off what they did, but it goes to show a lot of improvement can be made.
It's a long season, boys and girls.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You get the mgoblog award for...||
...Best Comeback from a Negbang.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think his D will suffer...||
...if he has a small package on offense. Wildcat QB for about 5 snaps to start off.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Three flakes:||
First, the reports of a greatly improved OL (in the run game) were greatly exaggerated.
Second, it was a little too old-school Bo for me in that we kept trying to bully a good front with extra safeties coming down into the box. Would've loved to see more PAP on 1st down from heavy sets.
Third, Coach Baxter deserves a raise. Complete 180. And Peppers should have the green light to bring KOs out even 9 yards deep.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||No glaring errors?||
On the 4th-and-1, Kalis pulled and ran right past the hole he was supposed to lead, and right past two unblocked defenders who nailed Smith for a loss.