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|1 year 6 weeks ago||Greg Robinson||
has turned things around defensively at Texas. While only one of those games was against an impressive offense (OU), their defense is more than competent. We'll see how they fare against the likes of Baylor and Okie St, but I have more confidence in Greg Robinson RIGHT NOW than I do in Al Borges. That's how bad he's been.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I'm sure everyone knows the stat, but...||
(If TL:DR, I say 21-17)
...In the last 43 years of the rivalry, the team that runs the ball better has won 40 times. With that said, Michigan has found ways to run the ball on good rushing defenses, like Notre Dame, to a respectable level. On the other side, MSU has quietly produced their best rushing offense in years, ranking in the top 40. Both rush defenses are in the top ten, but MSU's is on another level there. The strategy has to be to set up the run with middle of the field passing. Force the LB's to respect the middle of the field, thus having them on their heels a bit, and Michigan can carve out some ground yardage. On defense, it should be noted that Greg Mattison has had an extra week to draw up something for a pretty pedestrian MSU offense. One more week to draw up blitzes and incorporate Jake Ryan into the fray. I suspect Michigan manufactures enough points and shuts them down, mostly.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||No shit||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||28-0 BAMA at Halftime||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||First||
Play action out to Gallon for 9.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||God, Derrick Green||
What a fatty! Gorgeous Borges, on the other hand...
|1 year 20 weeks ago||An entire team of Tim Howards||
God's will be done.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Utter||
|1 year 20 weeks ago||We do have||
lots of backups in right now. What's exciting is there is a lot of room to improve, when the Clint Dempseys and Tim Howards return.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||If the team wins the Big Ten, they'll say...||
THIS ONE'S FOR JON!!!
a la Broncos owner to John Elway
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Looks like they recruited||
play by play guys from pro league teams to bolster their announcing crews. Chris Denari is a Pacer's play by play guy, and Matt Devlin does the Raptors. Paul Burmeister does AFL games, too. The Big Ten Network football announcers have been, unfortunately and in my opinion, pretty poor in the past, so hopefully these new guys can elevate the quality.
The poor announcers do not include Wayne Larrivee, who I miss greatly.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||He stated...||
that his ankle wasn't 100% on Rivals. Plus, he beat sevral top tackles, just not the top ones like Prince. He's a 3/5 tech for sure.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I saw both of them enter the South Quad's||
Student Conflict Resolution center at different times this past term. Each time with some type of parental figure. I would've guessed it was them based on that, but I didn't want to throw random speculation out there.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||For a moment, I rejoiced rapturously||
Because I thought you were referring to Mike Valenti. But both teams you refer to are enjoyable.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||It was coming...||
but that doesn't make it any easier. The guy was an inspiration to any lover of movies.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Hmm...||
1) Fiction (Drake Johnson buzz sounds a lot like Rawls buzz)
2) Fact (Kind of by default, as Jeremy Jackson and Joe Reynolds are two guys that don't seem on the verge of breaking out)
3) Fact (Braden and Kalis)
4) Fiction (Borges has talked about it, but it will only be sprinkled in)
5) Fiction (Defensive switch was an emergency one, not permanent)
6) Fiction (D Line is Clark, Washington, Pipkins and Heitzman, but Wormley will be key rotational guy)
7) Fiction (Morgan and Ross are a good rotation, depending on defensive scheme, like speed offense versus power)
9) False (Countess, Taylor, Avery, but one might get into dime packages)
10) Fiction (Jarrod Wilson?)
|1 year 40 weeks ago||That's why...||
I qualified my statement by saying I'm not sure I believe it. Of course you always take local word of mouth with a grain of salt, in the same way we take the local coach's praise with a grain of salt. It's a little opinion by people closer to the program to tide us over until we see him scouted better.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||FWIW||
My family has friends who've lived in Richmond for awhile, and the locals say he might be better than Russell Wilson (played at Collegiate). I'm not saying I believe it, but it's always nice to hear your under the radar QB commit might be NFL quality one day.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||With a weight limit...||
comes stories of players cutting weight in an unhealthy way (a la wrestling). Media sources like ESPN will always find something to make a big stink about. I say we switch to Sarcastiball.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||There's a chance Gruden...||
who coached with Trestman in 2001, was approached by the Bears. In turn, Gruden might have recommended him. I think he's a solid, if not great, hire.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Blaming Nebraska on Borges is like||
blaming Stan Marsh for not beating the Red Wings (South Park, anyone?)
|1 year 49 weeks ago||It's amazing to see||
how many freshmen played in this game. Bolden, Ross, Richardson, Houma, Ojemudia, Pipkins, and I'm sure they're are others. And all except maybe Richardson made key plays in the game (Bolden TFL on the screen, Ojemudia forced fumble, Houma key blocks for Denard, etc.).
|1 year 49 weeks ago||This Iowa team took Indiana to the wire||
Should we expect to beat Indiana?
Caveats about transitive property and the difference between home and road games in the Big Ten apply.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Im hoping for||
Bane to blow up the Stadium
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Just to add to UA news||
the word on Rivals about Kugler is that he's dominated. Tim Sullivan (YTTS) talks about that he's only been beaten in one on ones once or twice. I wish he was enrolling early to get some strength to find rotation time next year.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Best of luck||
to Bell. He's a special player. It's better for him, too. He can't afford another 400 carries to hinder a future in the pros.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Wow, we can say Steve Threet||
was better than Chad Henne at something. Rushing Yards. Double Threet!!
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Losses like Sims||
and potentially Bell will start to show how far MSU recruiting has fallen since Hoke started. Especially offensively. Marky Mark needs to expand recruiting past the international or universal into another dimension
|1 year 50 weeks ago||They were supposed to be awful this year||
and Bill O'Brien did well. They actually don't lose much on offense outside McGloin (who is surely replaceable). The return a 1,000 yard receiver, two good backs, and 3/5 of their line. Defense loses a lot (Mauti, Hill, Hodges), but they've recruited well enough in the past to suggest their defense won't be awful (when's the last time Penn State had a bad defense). Years 3 and 4 are where you start to see the attrition affect things, but O'Brien is a good enough coach to hold together a respectable team.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||It's not only how well the line meshes||
But if any of the line can effectively play center. Jack Miller and Graham Glasgow were the back ups this year, so we'll see if they're ready. However, Molk was never effectively replaced by Mealer, who was fine (definitely not stellar). I agree the skill positions will be fine, maybe even more than fine, and the guard play should improve as the year goes forward with big guys like Kalis, Bryant, and Braden, but the biggest need is better center play.