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|29 weeks 5 days ago||"THEY CAN ALREADY DO THIS.||
"THEY CAN ALREADY DO THIS. HAVE YOU EVER READ THIS BLOG"
Oh, I love this blog.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||This.||
This, a thousand times. They seemed obviously in over their heads -- to me that was most of the problem, not the (admittedly) bad calls they were making.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||You said it perfectly:||
You said it perfectly:
"For these seniors, Beat Ohio!"
Wonderful write up, and I agree with others -- it would be great to see something like this every year.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Much better on the pads than||
Much better on the pads than on the hanger - but I still wish the kids would get the hell off my precious lawn.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Yes||
This is exactly how I feel, and so I LOLed when I saw this.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||wow||
I have let loose some rants in my life -- but this, sir, is awesome.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||'spam filter'||
I'm trying to post a reply in the Mark May thread, and I'm getting a message about triggering the spam filter and so my message won't be posted. Any idea what sort of things set off the filter?
edited to add: no profanity in the post, no brand names, and obviously I don't want to post the text here in case this won't post it either.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Not ALL teams||
You beat me to it, but I agree. The better teams - Iowa, Wisc, PSU -- don't feel that way about Michigan. But I do think the OP is right -- we get much better games from the bottom half (ie, Indiana, Illinois, and unfortunately didn't play Minn or NW) because we're the 'Big Bad'.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||'rivalry'||
And how great a rivalry can it be if only CU considers it a great rivalry?
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Turnovers by player experience||
This caught my eye:
Are there any stats to back that up? I mean, intuitively, it makes sense, but have you seen in all of your TO research anything that flatly says freshman fumble at this rate, sophmores at this rate, etc? or something about years starting/TO rates?
Because I think we were all hoping that there'd be many fewer turnovers this year, and yikes...
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Flack is relative||
I agree - I think Michigan/RR would have taken a lot of flack for trying and failing a 2-pt conversion. But it's definitely relative: By comparison, ISU's coach is getting some positive press for doing exactly this (going for two after they scored second in the first OT) in their game against Nebraska. I think if you're a David (ISU, or going back even further, Boise State) against a Goliath (Nebraska, or Oklahoma) it's 'gutsy' -- even if you fail.
But if Michigan tried and failed, RR would have been crucified for being desperate, I think.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Comparison to other teams||
This is fascinating -- thanks for the hard work. I was reminded of Diarist tpilews' work on projections, and how tpilews, when trying to project games, downgraded UM's non-conference stats to account for the tougher B10 schedule.
I presume all B10 teams' stats (offensive or defensive) would take a similar hit upon getting to the conference schedule. Makes me wonder what the average 'hit' is -- ie, offensive stats drop by X% -- and then you can see which teams (or types of offenses?) suffer the least. For example, the average drop in offensive yds/game goes down 20% upon entering B10 play, but UM's only went down 15%. (Wishful thinking...)
|4 years 1 week ago||2-1-1||
Thanks for my first laugh about the game. Scary but true.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Contrasting pictures||
Anyone else notice how the pictures of the UM offense almost universally show the player running, with Indiana players trailing along behind? Nice to be on the PLUS side of those kinds of photos for once.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Florida bad||
I don't Florida has done anything at all to warrant that #7 ranking.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Ouch||
Wow, glad I'm not the quarterback playing behind someone who doesn't even want to play offense line.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Great series||
I've followed football my whole life, and have considered myself fairly knowledgeable. However, since I never played the game, your explanation of the eligible receivers was the first time I ever learned who was eligible and why. The rest of the entry was very helpful as well - thanks for this, looking forward reading the rest of the entries.