"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
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|5 hours 8 min ago||That is the actual web link,||
That is the actual web link, just click on it!
Or alternatively, click on this:
|5 hours 21 min ago||Link|
|1 day 3 hours ago||So a school from Pennsylvania||
So a school from Pennsylvania is playing a school from Florida and the game, which is being played in Ireland, is in jeopardy because there is a volcano that might erupt in Iceland.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Don't sleep on Navy or Cincy.||
Don't sleep on Navy or Cincy. OSU has had quite a few early season near-losses over the years, one of which against Navy, if I'm not mistaken. Cincy is not great, but good enought to beat them if they catch them sleeping.
This is probably the OSU team with by far the most question marks I can remember in a long time (maybe excepting 2011). It'll be interesting to see how they handle it. I don't necessarily think they will lose more than 2 or 3 games, but they are much more vulnerable than in years past.
|1 day 4 hours ago||"I want appropriate||
"I want appropriate punishments, be they in the program or legally, administered."
I think we can all agree on that. Missing spring practice is not really punishment. Dantionio has had a history of light or non-existent punishments (remember Chris "out of jail Thursday, playing Saturday" Rucker?). That is my point.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I really don't understand||
I really don't understand your logic here. We can't be upset that his punishment is effectively nothing? When MSU fans like to claim that Hoke takes it easy on punishment?
|1 day 4 hours ago||Glenn Winston came back to||
Glenn Winston came back to haunt him.
And I'm still convinced that their blowout loss to Iowa in 2010 was karma for him reinstating Rucker without missing a game after a DUI.
|1 day 7 hours ago||No kidding. As someone who||
No kidding. As someone who was in school during the Rich Rod years and stayed until the end of every game, I am actually kind of mad that he was leaving on the last drive of a 1 point game.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Miller is 6-4, 299 lbs. That||
Miller is 6-4, 299 lbs. That is not that small for an offensive lineman. He's actually bigger than Molk was, if memory serves.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Players DO improve as they||
Players DO improve as they get older. Hoke being positive and Miller potentially taking over Glasgow is a very good sign.
|1 day 11 hours ago||It is a home and home with a||
It is a home and home with a decent major conference team. This is exactly what we should be scheduling.
Did you want Alabama, or something?
|1 day 13 hours ago||I get what you're saying, but||
I get what you're saying, but won't opposing defenses also try to set the offense up for failure? They will not take it any easier on them than they did in the scrimmage.
Unless you're talking about tipping plays to the defense in order to put more pressure on the offensive guys.
|1 day 13 hours ago||We have a bunch of freshmen||
We have a bunch of freshmen and sophomores starting on the line, is what's happening.
|2 days 11 hours ago||From 11w: "My theory: losing||
"My theory: losing Braxton (even though he is Heisman-worthy) will benefit all of the surrounding offensive tools that this team has available, and therefore make this team better because we aren't relying on one man to make all of the plays. Braxton could have set all sorts of records this year, but now JT & Co. will spread the wealth; and we might see a whole bunch of studs emerge from this injury. Here's to a speedy recovery for Braxton."
That's... Very wishful thinking.
|2 days 12 hours ago||They may have worked out the||
They may have worked out the kinks by then, but any way you slice it, this OSU team will not be the same one we would have faced otherwise. Even if their backup is pretty good, you don't just replace a Heisman frontrunner.
Not to mention, their whole team besides the defensive line is basically one big question mark. This could be a lean year for them, for OSU standards.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Well that was the 2007||
Well that was the 2007 defense, but I agree completely.
|2 days 17 hours ago||What grace does he have to||
What grace does he have to fall from? I honestly don't get ESPNs obsession with him. He was a good qb in college, but not spectacular in my opinion and not the type that would excel in the NFL.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Their defense still has major||
Their defense still has major issues/questions in the secondary, and lost their best LB by far. And they have a similar situation on the OL as us, and return virtually zero of their production on offense if Braxton is out.
I'm not saying that their offense will be a tire fire, but it could look pretty ugly for a while. I do think they will be OK, but I doubt very much that they make it to the conference championship game without Braxton.
|2 days 18 hours ago||You know what's funny?||
You know what's funny? Michigan has won a BCS bowl (or any bowl) more recently than OSU.
This has nothing to do with Braxton, but I just thought of it.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Right into their coolers.||
Right into their coolers.
|3 days 7 hours ago||No.||
|3 days 7 hours ago||We get very little respect||
We get very little respect because that's what we deserve right now. I do think that those who haven't been paying close attention to Michigan probably will dismiss them again this year, though.
|3 days 13 hours ago||MSUs offensive line was||
MSUs offensive line was absolutely terrible until about week 6 or 7 last year. If we come out of the gate looking bad (which seems like a near certainty at this point), there is still a nonzero chance that the line improves drastically throughout the year, much like MSU did last year.
That, and we are basing our assumptions on very limited sample sizes. Hoke has mentioned that the line had been performing better than we saw in the scrimmage.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I'm hoping that the jerseys||
I'm hoping that the jerseys and pants they wear for the game match the maize on the helmet.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Straw man||
I don't think that phrase means what you think it means.
Either way, you could certainly argue that Borges was bad at his job, given the results of his offenses. My point is that even though he was "bad" at his job, he still is a professional and has forgotten more about offensive strategy/game planning than most on here know. We do not know the coaches' reasoning for using 2 TE sets for sure, but my guess is that they could sit down and explain it to you and have you completely convinced it is a good idea.
Perhaps they want to set up situations where Funchess being lined up in a 2 TE set forces a linebacker to cover him rather than a corner/safety. By the way, are you really trying to argue that Nussmeier is bad at his job?
|4 days 7 hours ago||Because nobody knows scheming||
Because nobody knows scheming and the talent on the field better than you, amirite?
These people are not bad at their jobs. They see 100 times more of the team than we do.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Pessimism is the status quo||
Pessimism is the status quo around here nowdays. I agree with you, and even if the 2014 offensive line is no better than last year's offensive line (which I think it WILL be better, based on improved players in the interior and a better offensive scheme), this TEAM will be better than 2013. The team will have a greatly improved defense, a senior Devin Gadner, some talented skill players. These things alone would have won Michigan 2-3 more games last season at least.
2014's schedule is a bit tougher, but so is this team. I have a good feeling about this year, and a VERY good feeling about next year, and the forseeable future.
Hoke has quietly (maybe not so quietly, but it goes forgotten around here a lot) built one of the most talented, deep teams in the Big Ten. Once the line issues are sorted out, which they will be, this team doesn't really have anything that it can't do going forward.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Hoke is in no danger of being||
Hoke is in no danger of being let go after this season. It would be a stupid move on Dave Brandon's part which would ruin a potentially huge season in 2015.
|4 days 12 hours ago||This is why I am feeling good||
This is why I am feeling good about this year. Even the terrible offensive line from last year got us close to beating PSU, Nebraska, OSU, and Iowa. We will probably be better than last year in most, if not all areas.
|4 days 13 hours ago||I can't speak for him, but I||
I can't speak for him, but I didn't see it as a knock. Gallon was just a small, quick guy, which is the type of player we don't really seem to recruit anymore..