"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 10 hours ago||????||
are there a lot of people really saying that rudock is better than gardner? i'm not hearing much of that, though i am really hoping for an upward learning curve from rudock going forward. we have rudock because we were terrified of the alternative going into this year.
gardner would have been very successful under a harbaugh coach. too bad he didn't have a year of eligibility to prove it.
|3 days 10 hours ago||well||
there are plenty of coaches getting paid millions of dollars to count to four. it ain't that hard. at a minimum the O Coordinator should know the down and distance before each play call.
refs are at fault but are not infallable.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Drake||
personally i prefer Drake is the #1 considering his homerun capability. he is also more valuable as a receiver. imo, those things are more valuable in an otherwise sluggish offense. that said, i like smith a lot in between the tackles. i just hope their carries get closer to a 50/50 split.
|3 days 18 hours ago||agree||
even with their injuries, msu still has a solid Oline and the best QB in the conference. it will be difficult to win that game with our struggling passing game.
needless to say, these next two weeks are huge. Go Blue!
|4 days 16 hours ago||WRs||
easy to rail on rudock, but the receivers did not help him out much this game. there were 5 or 6 50/50 type passes and the WRs didn't catch any of them; a couple would have been TDs. the WRs need to step up and start making some plays.
|4 days 16 hours ago||maybe more||
taco (s) or wormley at the buck.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||either way||
i still think you should try and lead the receiver. it's much easier for a receiver to adjust forward than backward.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||idk||
guys like larry czonka, jerome bettis, christian okoye or brandon minor didn't make guys miss much. smith seemed to take a step back against unlv, but he definitely showed patience in the osu game, waiting for his blockers. hopefully, he can continue to improve there, because he does run hard.
that said, i like the potential of Drake the best. he does have the ability to make guys miss and great speed to go with it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||exactly||
maybe not this game. but if it was an important game like big ten title game or nat'l title game, bet a grand or more against michigan and attend the game. if UM wins, the grand means nothing given the outcome. if UM loses, you attend the game for nothing. you win either way.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ty Isaac||
i noticed that he had 11 helmet stickers. how? did he have that many good plays in the first two games? he will surely get a few more after today.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Give me Drake||
i still think he is our most explosive runner with best vision and cutting ability. gotta keep him healthy.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||c'mon||
when we made the final 4, burke led that team, player of the year. and he was lower ranked coming in than our newest commitment.
mcgary was a high recruit and definitely was key to the run. GRIII was the highest rated recruit in that class but i don't believe he played to that ranking; though he was a key component.
when we made the final four, i could argue morgan was the key player on that team; especially the way he handled the bigs on the other teams during that run. we were picked to lose a few of those games because of our disadvantage in the paint. morgan won those battles. only the refs took him out of the kentucky game. morgan was a borderline 2*/3*.
Comparing Rivals' rankings of key players:
Finals team: Burke (#142), GRIII (11), McGary (30), Stauskus (71), Hardaway (NR in top 150), Morgan (NR)
Current team: Irvin (#24), Walton (37), Levert (NR), Chatman (25), Wilson (86), Doyle (NR). Wagner is a wild card many think would be ranked in top 50.
To me the rankings are very similar, so yes JB can compete with that. Sure, i would have liked to get a top 50 wing player but we ended up with watson and wagner. If the key players get healthy, Doyle improves and Wagner and Robinson provide depth, this team can make a deep run.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||???||
how did JB "fuck up" langford/battle? battle is the guy that bailed and he lost langford as a result. it sucks for us but dumb kids change their minds. that said, should JB still be recruiting hard for PGs and Cs in this class? i mean, god forbid, if one of them decommits.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||well||
you just keep on fighting for izzo...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||no thanks||
i think JH can land some quality future TEs w/o Clark's baggage, especially since JH has showcased all 3 TEs already this year in just 2 games.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||or||
run into the endzone
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||ya||
you mean guys with a track record of winning in smaller markets...unthinkable.
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||really?||
outside of kentucky, who???
|4 weeks 1 day ago||love his quickness||
JB needs to work on that shot though. he doesn't follow through and has very little rotation. he can only get better.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||imo||
dawson is a better fit for the nba. he is a better scorer in transition. nba is more of a transition game. he is also willing to do the dirty work like playing D and rebounding. it will be interesting to see if he can handle some of the nba's 4s.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||josh williams||
you realize he played a number of years in the nfl (indy i think). honestly, there is not one guy on the current team i would take over the 97 team given your specific matchups.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Lloyd||
had a way of minimizing his QB's talents. brady is a prime example. his O during the henne years also bothered me. i loved mike hart, but how many times did UM run hart off tackle on first down then second down? then, say "hey, chad, it's 3rd and long. keep this drive going". if lloyd threw on first down consistently with that team, we may have got a MNC and henne would be a god here. and hart would have been equally effective.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||no||
osu thumped UM in 1998. i don't remember details, but i do remember brady being under pressure all game with no running game.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||steele||
doesn't get nearly enough credit on that team. that guy beat anyone and everyone. because of that we didn't need to blitz much, though when we did, it was very effective, especially when guys like woodson blitzed off the edge. i remember steele making sparty's RT look silly all game. i can't remember his name but i think he was an all pro for dallas a few years.
too bad steele didn't cash in. back problems curtailed his nfl career.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||sorry||
Bo >>>>> Lloyd, especially on a pure coaching evaluation. 13 BT titles in 20 years is far better than 5 out of 13. Lloyd got the MNT, but Bo was very close a few times and likely robbed on that missed FG at OSU.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||archie manning||
in a moment of frustration, i remember a washed-up archie with the vikings throwing a 20-30 yard spiral underhanded while under pressure and caught by a receiver. blew my mind at the time.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Minny||
curbstomped us at home last year. it's in minny this year. i certainly would not call that game a "should win" game. more of i hope we win that game. toss up game to me.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||you sir||
obviously never saw secretariat. no horse comes close. his records have stood for 40 yrs.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||lawsuits||
i wonder if this opens up ILL to lawsuits from former players.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||really?||
i don't remember many thinking hoke was a better coach than RR. personally, mattison was the only coach i was happy about with that change. all of the others were a wait and see and hope.