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|6 weeks 1 day ago||Redshirt Seniors||
One reason this is not a normal year for attrition is the high retention from Hoke's 2012 class, which by my quick check of the depth chart shows around 15 guys going into 2016 as redshirt seniors. If Harbaugh has a clear idea of players that will not be given a fifth year, than a large pool of open schollies will come from that group.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Minnesota||
I've come to sympathize with Ecker a bit, due to an incident in my youth. It involved illicit fireworks and dry North Carolina dune grass. In my panic to put out the fire, I almost yanked the too-short hose off the faucet without realizing it. I had this panic induced tunnel vision, and as I think back on that incident, I can see how Ecker might not have been (fully) aware of the pitch opportunity with the craziness around him.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Some would likely consider these guilty pleasures,||
Some would likely consider these guilty pleasures, but I just think they are great pop songs:
Brittany Spears "Toxic"
|14 weeks 4 days ago||This dude has clearly been drinking too much of||
This dude has clearly been drinking too much of that purple stuff.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||mine was the 92 Tempo, which still looked like it||
mine was the 92 Tempo, which still looked like it was an 80s model. I called here the Temptress, due to her seductive nature.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||His hands are what I like most. Continuing the J||
His hands are what I like most. Continuing the J Mo comparison, if Davis can be a version of Morgan with better hands, some post moves, and two extra inches, then he would be a real nice piece. Based on his highlights, I think that's a reasonable projection
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Honeycup, specifically, would be my choice. That||
Honeycup, specifically, would be my choice. That stuff turns a sandwich up to 11.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||You buried the lead, bro||
I love that K&P sketch. Funny stuff.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think we will ever recruit southern kids||
I don't think we will ever recruit southern kids well if we don't properly title the event "The Big House Cook-out".
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I really like the UM/MSU analogy and was about to||
I really like the UM/MSU analogy and was about to make the same point before I saw your post. Simeone has that same chip on his shoulder that Dantonio does when it comes to their perceived "big brother" and has had similar success of late.
As a Madrid fan, this is a terrible draw.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I like the ideas in general, but removing timeouts||
I like the ideas in general, but removing timeouts will cost us an average of 2 points per game due to 5 seconds calls.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I like a nicely executed backdoor cut as much as||
I like a nicely executed backdoor cut as much as the next guy, but transition baskets taking the place of thirty-five seconds of Wisky swing offense is not a problem in my book.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||not sure, but||
his jersey number switch to 44 indicating an eligible receiver, I think.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Lagers||
While craft brewing has traditionally centered around ales, lagers are becoming a bit more common, which I happy about. If you're a bud drinker and want to dip a toe in craft beer, try the pilsners by Firestone Walker, Victory, and my personal favorite, Six Point. Great malt and hop character in them all, showing the potential for flavorful lagers.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||phenols/esters||
You are correct on phenols and esters taking a front seat in Belgian beers. However, phenols are typically associated with pepper/spice/clove while esters contribute to the various citrus/pear/banana/bubblegum notes typical in Belgians. Saisons definitely have a big ester citrus character along with phenols
|21 weeks 14 hours ago||glad they will be suiting up||
we made need them when we start autobenching... I kid I kid
|23 weeks 2 days ago||My Take On Huma||
As far as IPAs go, it is quite bitter and dry, with low residual sweetness. Hops are more pine/resin focused than citrus or fruit. It's not quite the balance I like in my IPAs, but If that sounds like something you would like than go for it. Short's makes good beer.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||OL Recruit Count||
I will shake my internet fist if they sign any fewer than 4 OL recruits. With no RS for Mason Cole, we would have at most four RS Seniors and Juniors for the 2018 season. With normal OL attrition/predictability, you can safely assume we would need two or maybe even three players from this or the following class to play. We saw what taking 7 OL over three years did for our run game the last couple seasons.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Brian's Alternative||
I believe Brian has proposed an alternative to prevent this kind of thing, and it wasn't an early signing period which he pointed out had other weaknesses. Does anyone remember what that was?
|25 weeks 2 days ago||On Competition||
I don't think that competition can explain why OSU or any school would have a higher transfer rate, at least for those schools in the upper echelon. They all have the same size roster and the same number of minutes of playing time.
Non power conference schools or maybe lower tier power 5 schools might have a greater percentage of kids who are less concerned with playing time to get themselves showcased for a potential future NFL career. Even that is a dubious claim, because most of the athletes are presumably competitive and desire a chance to play the game for which they practice so many hours.
Regardless, if a school has a significantly higher transfer rate than others in its class, I would suspect that similar to high medical redshirting rates, you have a coach more active in pursuing them.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||The Markley plague of 2004. Not a great memory but||
The Markley plague of 2004. Not a great memory but I didn't get sick so I lucked out. Half the building must have gotten the bug.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||you're way off||
he is a dead ringer for Brad Garrett in that pic
|27 weeks 4 days ago||These albums are all just filler until the next||
These albums are all just filler until the next Run the Jewels record drops.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I will always remember Andy Moeller for his||
I will always remember Andy Moeller for his ridiculously ill-fitting collared shirt in his mgoblue bio photo (also seen in the tree graphic). Maybe he borrowed it from Hutch. That dude had a strong neck.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||I dunno||
but he always talks about how he came back to college to coach with Hoke, so I don't know if he would want to return after a change.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Somewhere, a shipment of 2000 t-shirts are on||
Somewhere, a shipment of 2000 t-shirts are on their way to Africa...
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Parallel to MBB||
After reading these overviews of the offense and defense, I see a real strong similarity with the M hoops team; A roster full of talent that could be a national contender without one gaping hole in the middle.
For hoops, obviously it is the loss of Mitch leaving us untested options at the 5. For football, it is the question mark on the OL. Everything else for both teams seems great, and it is kinda sad that some bad planning/recruiting and a fluky suspension likely prevented the possibility of a glorious Michigan sports year. Should still be fun, though.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||my issue||
my issue with him burning his redshirt is that it leaves us with only 3 RS junior and senior OL in 2018 (presuming they don't get any more in 2015 which seems like the present assumption). That means we are in essentially the same place we are now with OL experience, which isn't great. Hopefully the decision to play Cole means they go after one or two more in 2015.
|1 year 1 day ago||Back to the Future II references?!||
Back to the Future II references?! Sold!
|1 year 6 days ago||homebrewed Saison||
did a split batch with different yeasts. One with brett probably needs a bit more time.