further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|19 weeks 11 min ago||Everyone knows this already||
Why do you think RRod had the team spend so much extra time on stretching? Duh....
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Not to sound cynical, but||
Beyonce is one half of a power couple -- the other half is trying (very successfully) to get a sports agency up and running and increase its number of football clients. Beyonce's video appearance at the marquee college football game of the week is a savvy marketing move, especially if Beyonce was paid to make it.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||If I had to put money on these odds||
Northwestern looks like a good bet. They probably should have beaten us last year, have most of their top players back, and get their two toughest games at home.
Also, anyone notice those odds for the Big 10's newest member to win the ACC? It looks like they may really be more putrid than anyone thought.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Just made the edit -- thanks.||
Just made the edit -- thanks.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Thanks for the tip||
Thanks for the tip
|3 years 37 weeks ago||The problem here||
is that these men would not have been able to get the rental on their own, as you generally need to be 25 to rent a car. And so even if they paid the full amount (which I doubt is the case), they would still be receiving a benefit by virtue of their athlete-status by having someone do something for them that they could not do on their own.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I disagree a little bit...||
With the right coaching and schemes (neither of which we have had for the past three years), a true freshmen CB can be a decent starter/contributor. Since Woodson, we have had a pretty continuous string of freshmen CBs who have played well and contributed and/or started, from Leon Hall to Markus Curry to Marlin Jackson to Donovan Warren. It could even be argued that Curry's, Jackson's, and Warren's freshmen years were among their best.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Well...||
He does have a NC ring, albeit as an assistant, and so has been part of a program that has won one, and should know what it takes. He also does have multiple conference championship rings, and if you win enough of those, chances are you will play in the big one. He also has an undefeated regular season under his belt. So I do think there is some evidence suggesting that he has the potential for being a NC-caliber coach at UM. Did Chizik ever show anything prior to this year than Hoke? Other than that 1-11 season, of course?
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Yeah,||
worked out pretty poorly for Oklahoma...
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Who cares?||
Unless someone can make an argument that Chris Petersen is somehow different from Dan Hawkins, I'm not sure why we despair not getting him. Is there any evidence suggesting he would do better than Hawkins?
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Yes, but remember...||
...Florida expects to get Percy Harvin back from migraines, and Tim Tebow back from missionary work. So I think the players each team gets healthy in time for the Bowl will be a wash.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Good coaches||
should not need 5+ years to succeed. The reason our defense is bad is because of the youth. But there is no excuse for having such a young defense (and starting so many true freshmen and position switches) in year THREE.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Illinois -- counter-example?||
Look at Illinois. First year in a new system and their two deep in the secondary does not exhibit that much more experience (or talent) than ours. Why has Vic Koennning come in and turned that unit around while ours has struggled? I think this is a pretty good example of how very good coaching can make a difference, and that good coaches do not need years and tons of 4 and 5 star experience and talent to put together a decent defense.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||This is true,||
but I think it is valid to criticize RRod because this is his third year, and putting aside how bare the cupboard may have been when he arrived, if he and his defensive staff had paid sufficient enough attention to recruiting DBs, we would at least have some RS Sophomores or true Juniors as starting DBs. I think that is the problem most people have. In year 3, we should not be stuck with this amount of youth.
I think it is also a little naive to assume that the coaching staff is 100% blameless on the flamouts (Cissoko, Turner, Emilen, Smith). This staff recruited them, and for some reason has not had a great track record so far of developing 4-5 star talent on defense (add Campbell to the mix there). Maybe RRod, who coached hungry 2 and 3 stars with chips on their shoulders while at WVU, does not realize that 4 and 5 star guys sometime respond differently given the amount of adulation and coddling they are used to -- more and more, coaching top talent in CFB wouls seem to require more managing of egos that NFL coaches have to do, given the explosion of HS recruit worship that has taken place over the past 5 years. I think a lot of 4 and 5 star kids come in with a sense of entitlement and maybe not the work ethic they need. Motivating them is very different (and in some ways harder) than motivating a kid like Kovacs.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Let's be honest...||
Casteel has coordinated a very good defense in the Big East. You know who else would have a very good defsne in the Big East right now? Michigan. We held UConn to well below their average point output. And we made them look bad.
Let's all be clear that there is a big difference in shutting down teams in the Big East, and shutting down legitimate offenses UM faces in the Big Ten. There is no evidence Casteel would be faring very good here at all.
Look at WVU's bowl games against legit (and not Big East) offenses. Casteel did not exactly shut teams down.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Safety||
It has to be Marvin Robinson to the Deep Safety position. That is a very good sign. Robinson was buried behind Kovacs at the other safety position, given that Kovacs is one of our better players on defense and a likely starter the rest of his career. From all reports, Robinson is more athletic than Gordon and Vinopal, and so should provide some good competition at that position.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||You're kidding, right?||
This game couldn't matter less to RichRod's future. If he wins, a nice feather in the cap, but if not, there is not much shame in losing to a highly ranked team, especially when that team is not one of the core rivals. Also what's with the hyperbole that he is gone if he loses against Iowa, Wisc and OSU. If you want to take a strong outrageous position, back it up with some analysis or reasoning.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Not worth a reaction...||
Just trying to demystify Denard and pump up his guys. And maybe take a slight dig. All part of the fun and games. Don't let it bother you.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||That schedule||
is a joke. Thank goodness we are moving to 12 teams, two divisions, and a title game, if only to avoid a mediocre team having a legit chance at a Big Ten title.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||The giraffe...||
...is far from the best thing in that commercial.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Not so bad...||
They are just trying to think up a new angle to talk about the guy. The "shoelace" thing and his ridiculous numbers and success have been pretty thoroughly explored. There's not much more that could be said about him that has not been said.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Who came up with these poll options?||
Why is Cousins not on this list? I would put him higher than a lot of these other jokers. Other than Tolzien, he is the most accurate passer in the league, and he possesses decent speed and athletic ability for a pro-style pocket passer.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I thinks our chances||
is pretty good!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Can we maybe try David Terrell?||
I am sure he can slow down Plax. Whoops. But seriously, just goes to show you that putting an elite player at the position he last played in high school is not necessarily a good thing.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Really?||
Have you ever dislocated an ankle or other joint? It's not even close to a sprain.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Nice play||
to open the highlights by some guy named Ryan Mundy.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||No "step up" needed||
By definition, when you lose the guy at the bottom of the depth chart at his position, no "step-up" is possible as nobody was below him to "step-up." Let's not fret.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||LaVell Blanchard||
dunked on my friends and me in a game at the CCRB.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||The coaching staff||
seems reluctant to even acknowledge Turner's existence. Not a very good sign, unless he is some sort of Secret Weapon X they will spring upon unsuspecting offenses.
Carvin Johnson could contribute as a true freshmen at safety. The guy is the real deal.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||It's easy||
He had no good faith basis for proposing any charge against Masoli or extracting such a plea based on the facts presented by the article, which, significantly, were not contradicted by the prosecutor when given the opportunity.
It is classic over-reaching: gee, I have no evidence to support charges so I will threaten the guy with significant jail time in exchange for a plea.