...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|2 weeks 2 days ago||EDIT||
Jesus, nevermind. Should have Googled first.
Apparently Ashley Schaeffer is an entity who existed before this post.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Ha||
This was the perfect response. I laughed.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
The WLA schtick got pretty tiresome for me back in the days when dex was still posting here ... but reading that post makes me wonder what I was missing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If you really mean that||
If you honestly think the coaches should take the no. 98 back from Gardner, you're really just kind of a dumbass. There's really no way around it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Jesus man||
That was an incredible pass by Levert - the fact that it didn't get picked off, period, required something close to perfection.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly what I was thinking||
The most important fact here is that PeeWee did not blow back up to planetoid status. There is hope yet.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Facts||
Are for pussies.
These changes just feel wrong, and if there's one thing I know about Brian, it's that he likes to approach things by checking his gut feeling, not with all kinds of stats and objective analysis.
If there's a second thing I know about him, it's that he treasures consistency.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Mmm hmm||
I prefer to place my faith in anyone who can rack up an average of two conference wins per year.
But that's just me. YMMV.
Also, is this post evidence of you edging back to your White Goodman persona where you become obsessed with fat jokes? Dark times indeed.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This is silly.||
Yes, yes. And I'm sure that if Hoke and co. were aiming for 'head of department' by stocking the team with gritty three-stars, you and everyone else would be applauding his pragmatism, not retching at his acceptance of mediocrity.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Fuck. I'll bite.||
How does one get forced into poor recruiting choices?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||E.G.||
To my knowledge, you literally just named the only two JUCOs at Michigan in the last 20 years.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||So you think Hoke should have||
So you think Hoke should have scrapped his entire defensive staff?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That is one of the more||
That is one of the more convoluted ways to spin 'fired Borges because the offense was bad and hired Nussmeier' I can possibly imagine. Kudos.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think Mattison and Hoke||
I think Mattison and Hoke want to have an aggressive, dominating defense, and they're going all in to make that happen. Especially because the prospectus of the OL next year is dark and full of terrors, I don't think standing pat with a bend-but-don't-break type of outfit is a good idea, and I'm glad things are being shaken up.
If the defense was a bit of a tire fire last year and these moves were being made, I'd be more anxious about them. They are, instead, being made from a position of relative stability and strength, so to me there's little sense of flailing.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yup||
Any sense of crisis begins and ends with the OL, to me.
But if we can find more reasons to be nervous and scared, why not drill into those seams for all they're worth in the meantime, right?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Harris||
Everything I've heard is that Michigan is recruiting Weber fairly intensely at this point. Where did you hear that we promised Harris he'd be the only RB?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Gedeon||
I'm totally with you as a Gedeon booster. I think he's gonna be a star. But if the coaches wanted Ryan and Gedeon on the field at the same time, I'm not sure why they wouldn't just keep Jake where he was at and slot Gedeon in as MIKE.
At any rate, I think Brian's stuck in an emo rut on this point -- perhaps the stated reasons for putting Ryan in at MIKE are actually, like, thought out and stuff: they want taller players at MIKE to be able to see into the backfield and read plays better; they want more athleticism at MIKE to be able to cover sideline to sideline; teams had been scheming away from Ryan and this will get him more involved in every snap. While Morgan is solid, he's generally not much of a playmaker (and yes, I remember the interception). I'd think the coaching staff would be in for more criticism if they were willing to stand pat with a B/B+, run-stuffing type guy at MIKE than trying to Adapt to the New Spread Reality, but hey, I'm probably just an apologist.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||What now?||
That's window pane, son! Bad color on Nuss, though.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe I'm dense ...||
But I'm totally failing to understand why medals per capita is so obviously the proper metric. America's a big, populous country. This gives it an advantage, in that there are greater chances for genetic combinations that make for good athletes. But why does it make sense to try to set that advantage aside?
Sort of reminds me of arguments I used to have with my buddy about Shaq in his heyday. He used to argue that if Shaq was, say, 6'4", he'd barely be able to play college ball. But he's not 6'4". He's a damn battleship. That's why he was so good.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||EDIT (Double post)||
Me and Blue Bunny messed around and got the rare triple-double combo post.
You done got out-executed, MGoBoard.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Good post,||
But I think it's Garry.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I dunno||
I had got back to assuming wins in those games in 2012, which is why flirting with the Toledo Nightmare Zone last year was such a painful fucking experience.
I really, really don't want non-boring cupcake games 'round here no more.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||"Through with him"||
Just make sure you let him down easy. You know he's gonna be plenty broken up about it as it is.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||PREACH||
Tony Dungy will join the staff as DC.
He's from Jackson, ya know.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||What scares me ...||
What I'm hoping it doesn't mean is that Ryan still hasn't -- and potentially won't -- get back the explosiveness he had pre-injury.
Of course, it doesn't seem at all unlikely that on obvious passing downs Ryan will be turned loose in a non-traditional MIKE/full-on QB murderin' type of role. So let's hold on to that.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe I'm being thick here||
But isn't Gedeon at SAM an ideal solution if Ryan is the new MIKE? My understanding is that he's athletic enough to either rush the passer, get to the sideline, or drop in coverage. And he's big. Are they just trying to keep him at MIKE so he's as ready as possible to step in next year? I hope not, because I don't think holding anything back -- at all -- this year makes sense.
Personally, I think Ryan and Gedeon are the two most talented players in the LB corps, so I'd like to see both of them on the field. But I'm no expert.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Let me answer your question with another question||
Did you try to actually compare the, you know, statistics to those from other teams?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Work on it||
Even within your little logical structure here -- which I think is flawed -- how does moving Mark Smith to DL coach mean that he's being demoted? He only had two of the three LB positions last year, and we've heard time and again how much Hoke and Mattison (rightly) value DL play. So maybe the idea is that Mattison was spread too thin, and Hoke thought Smith could actually inject more aggressiveness into the DL.
Overall, it's kind of a shit contribution.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The more you know||
The more you know ...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Phil Sims||
Is the dumbest motherfucker I've ever heard call an NFL game. Try to find video of him watching clear evidence that a call should be overturned, then jabbering for two minutes about how you still need to see the play in 'bang-bang time' to make a conclusion. I hate it when a game I want to watch is on CBS.