“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|14 weeks 5 days ago||You arent a baseball fan if||
You arent a baseball fan if you dont get this reference
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||Man, somebody really wanted||
Man, somebody really wanted to make sure they started the selection show open thread
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Talk on the west side of the||
Talk on the west side of the state is that they want to keep our recruits happy, and may be looking at hiring Don Fellows as OC (Drake Harris' high school coach.) I wouldn't be suprised if there is some truth to this. With Malzahn's success, and also the fact the Fellows was the OC at a juco in California before.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||How the hell do we know||
How the hell do we know leadership was poor for Michigan this season? We werent in the locker room, at practice, or on the field for games this year... Now I am not saying that we had good leadership, bc I don't know. But to just say we had poor leadership without any reason is stupid.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||I love how everyone is||
I love how everyone is ripping on him for getting in a fight when somebody was giving him shit. How quickly we forget about a month ago, when everyone in the media and NFL was calling Jonathon Martin a pussy for not standing up to Incognito and fighting him.
|32 weeks 15 hours ago||So if a "spread" QB is all we||
So if a "spread" QB is all we need, why will it take us 5 years? It doesn't take that long to recruit a QB. Plus since this is about Chip Kelly it seems like Nick Foles is doing just fine in his offense.
|32 weeks 23 hours ago||Yup, because it took Ohio 5||
Yup, because it took Ohio 5 years to successfully go from a pro style to a spread offense
|32 weeks 23 hours ago||Pretty sure this comment||
Pretty sure this comment isn't funny anymore
|32 weeks 23 hours ago||Case Keenum makes a whopping||
Case Keenum makes a whopping $450,000 a year
|32 weeks 2 days ago||BOX OUT!!!!!||
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Thats not true. The OL is||
Thats not true. The OL is sliding towards the field and will have that side picked up unless NW sends two players to the same gap. Kerridge doesn't even look at that side of the field. He immediately starts running toward the opposite side on the snap.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||42 sounds like a lot, but I||
42 sounds like a lot, but I dont doubt it. When I went through some of the UFR data I found that we had run over 60 different formations on the year. I personally like using a lot of different formations, but not to the extent that we do.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I also hate how we leave||
I also hate how we leave Williams 1v1 with a DE in pass pro on that 3rd and 8. Matching up a poor blocking TE with a DE in an obvious passing situation is poor football.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Pass Pro||
I don't like how our RB's start on the opposite side of where they are going in pass pro. I think it makes it way more difficult for them and I don't see any advantage to it. Watch Kerridge on the sack that Brian linked. He has to come all the way across to check the OLB, once he realizes the OLB isn't coming he has to change direction and try and work back to the other blitzing LB.
I think it would be much easier if he started on the left. Then he could step straight up and check the OLB, and then work to the other LB without having to change direction. I also think it would be easier to see everything that is going on when you aren't sprinting across the formation.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Lets use the QBR metric that||
Lets use the QBR metric that takes every aspect into account and see if we conclued DG has regressed. Keep in mind this also takes into account the strength of the opponent.
2012 QBR - 90.7
2013 QBR - 62.9
Looks like quite a regression to me.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Looks to me like DG had||
Looks to me like DG had nobody open on most of those plays (except Butt on #2) and outside of the hitches and outs we completed, nobody was open all day. It seemed like we really struggled to get people open against man to man coverage, especially in the red zone and on the roll outs.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I think we both know that is||
I think we both know that is a dumb argument to make. But back to the orignal point of our chances of scoring a TD from inside the 3 if we get the 1st down. Michigans Red Zone TD % this year is 64%, so its not unreasonable to assume that from the 3 yardline and in, it would be higher than 70%.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||As the Mathlete mentioned in||
As the Mathlete mentioned in this thread Michigan has converted 58% of 3rd/4th and 1 this season. So I am not sure why everyone keeps saying we are horrible at converting short yardage plays. And your "the odds of making the first down were more like slim to none" comment isn't exactly true. In fact we actually ended up converting 2 crucial 4th downs later in the game.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||You wouldn't look at the||
You wouldn't look at the probability of scoring a TD in the redzone, you would look at the probability of scoring a TD from 1st and goal at the 3 yard line or closer. My guess is it's over 70%.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||You say we need to take into||
You say we need to take into account Michigan's ability to convert short yardarge situations. Well here you go:
"Michigan has converted 58% of 3rd/4th and 1 this season, right on the expected average." - From the mathlete later in this thread
Now taking that into account it seems like going for it was the correct call.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I think the only way you can||
I think the only way you can confirm that it was the wrong call was by saying we had a less than 30% chance of converting the first down. I am sure we could argue all day about whether that was the case or not (jmblue and complete lunacy posted some stats about it up the thread a little.
Forget about the numbers for a second and think about this.
Say we kick a FG and make it. What about our offense had shown you that we are likely to go down and get another score to win that game? Really we are playing for OT if we do that.
Do you really want to take our chances in OT? We had struggled in the redzone all day. Like you said they gave us a gift on the 10 yard line and we couldn't do anything with it, why would we be able to do anything from the 25? I was scared shitless during OT. The longer and longer it went, the more i thought we would lose bc I didnt have any confidence in our offense.
I would much rather put all my marbles on getting 2 yards and scoring a TD, than hoping for OT.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Take a look at the 3rd down||
Take a look at the 3rd down play. If we run a naked boot with DG there he is left 1 on 1 with an OLB. It would have been a TD for sure.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||11%||
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I would love to know how she||
I would love to know how she knew that the WRs did the same thing on every play when you can't even see what the WRs were doing on most plays?
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Most people imply that with||
Most people imply that with their comment. Their point is, if even their wife can recognize it, it must be bad.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||1. Points are not guaranteed||
1. Points are not guaranteed if you kick a FG (highly likely but not guaranteed)
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Can't protect the QB long||
Can't protect the QB long enough to throw a fade route in the redzone? That's just not true. It's a 3 step drop and toss it up.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||How does quoting someone who||
How does quoting someone who knows nothing about football prove that we run the same plays over and over again? Isn't it likely that most plays are going to look similar bc she doesn't know the nuances of football? I am not defending Borges at all, but I am just sick of seeing people say "even my wife..." It's a dumb way to try an prove a point
|36 weeks 1 day ago||You're an idiot dude. That||
You're an idiot dude. That timeout saved 35-40 seconds of time.. There were 18 seconds left when we ran that last play. 18 seconds that wouldn't have been there f we saved that timeout.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I actually don't think we run||
I actually don't think we run PA off of a stretch look very often. How many naked boots can you remember this year? We ran it once in the Nebraska game, but it was out of shotgun, a formation we haven't run stretch from all season.