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|3 days 16 hours ago||He has a nice offer list||
He has a nice offer list including: Texas, Alabama, Northwestern, TCU, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Louisville among others.
|2 weeks 29 min ago||You are wrong on one||
You are wrong on one point...the ref did inform the Ravens that he was ineligble.
#1 The replay clearly showed the ref telling the defense that Vereen was ineligble. Harbaugh admitted that the ref informed the defense that he was ineligble - John wanted more time for his defense to react to it. John wanted time for his defense to be able to figure out who was elgible and how to align to it.
#2 You can visually tell who is eligble and ineligble based on the formation, who is on the line, who is covered, etc...
#3 There was literally an announcement in the stadium - and I think the announcers also reported the announcement live too.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||FSU is more an indictment of||
FSU is more an indictment of the 4 team system.
How could you keep FSU out?
I would prefer to see a 6 team playoff so every major conference champion has a chance of making it in. The regular season would still be meaningful as it is difficult to finish in the top 6 and more importantly the top 2 teams get a 1st round bye giving great importance to finishing in the top 2.
Imagine this system:
(1) Alabama vs the winner of (4) Ohio State - (5) Baylor
(2) Oregon vs the winner of (3) FSU - (6) TCU
6 teams in, isn't letting in any obvious weak links. Every major conference champion gets a chance to finish in the final 6 and make the playoffs. Regular season still has strong meaning, especially to get a first round bye.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I see a lot of flaws in your||
I see a lot of flaws in your argument.
#1 Most of the guys you mentioned as having been coached up by Hoke, were already starters or seeing significant playing time BEFORE Hoke got there - Denard, Lewan, Omameh, and Schofield.
#2 Of course some players will develop well regardless if the coach is below average at developing players. A "D student" gets most questions correct (65%) - he is still poor at getting answers correct.
#3 Can you in good conscience tell me that the QBs as a whole were developed well under Hoke? Denard, Gardner, Morris, and Bellomy? What about the Oline as a whole?
#4 Statistics show that recruiting rankings are reasonable indicator of talent and success...5 stars are more likely to make the NFL than 4 stars, and 4 stars are more likely to make it than 3 stars and so on...of course many exceptions...teams that recruit at the top are much more likely to beat those in the middle are much more likely to beat those at the bottom - statistically. Hoke recruited very well as the team regressed. Why is this if not for the explanation that he and his staff were not getting the most out of his players.
Hoke out recruited Dantonio. Were all the rankings way off year after year - or is one of the two coaches better at getting the most out of the players? If we could magically swap all of our recruits during the Hoke years with Dantonio's...Dantonio wouldn't be worse and in fact I'd probably bet that he would have a better record than he did with his own recruits. While Hoke would probably fair worse off.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||"People act like Brady Hoke||
"People act like Brady Hoke screwed things up by not coaching well. He didn't. He was the same guy who went 11-2 in year one. The team just got worse as talented guys left and highly touted but unproductive guys took their place."
Isn't part of coaching - "coaching players up?"
The amount of 4 and 5 star players on the roster improved each year under him and each year we got worse. He got 4 years to develop talent and it just wasn't happening enough to retain him.
I like Hoke as a person, but he had this team (as measured by on field performance) headed in the wrong direction.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||What do you think Suh thought||
What do you think Suh thought he was stepping on? A fallen branch in the middle of an NFL field? Is it not obvious that if you step on something you would assume it is another player?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||His track record made the||
His track record made the decision easier. Remember, he was voted by NFL players as the dirtiest player in the league for a reason.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Drew Sharp was the||
Drew Sharp was the worst: https://twitter.com/drewsharp/status/425063199956668416
In theory, a local sports writer shouldn't be trying to antagonize the local team's fan base.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||But but the NFL Network just||
But but the NFL Network just reported that Oakland will have a chance to make a strong pitch this morning!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I wonder if Drew Sharp will||
I wonder if Drew Sharp will be a dick to Harbaugh like he was to Hoke at the hiring press conference this week. My guess is that Drew Sharp won't to Harbaugh.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Speaking of father son||
Speaking of father son moments...
I was watching a cheesy Christmas movie on TV with my 3 year old son this morning and he turned to me and asked me if Santa Claus was Harbaugh.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Chris Clark - we will welcome||
Chris Clark - we will welcome you back with open arms. Recommit.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Gregg Henson keep batting a||
Gregg Henson keep batting a thousand please!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Mrs. Harbaugh, don't forget||
Mrs. Harbaugh, don't forget that housing is 155% more expensive in San Francisco than Ann Arbor.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||BOOM!||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||BOOM!||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I wonder if an NFL team would||
I wonder if an NFL team would look at him as a Dline coach.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I am a little worried, the||
I am a little worried, the San Jose Sharks are in the Bay Area this weekend too.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||"but not once did Baalke||
"but not once did Baalke intimate that Harbaugh would return in 2015"
Because Baalke knows it is happening!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||If they are going to fire||
If they are going to fire him, I wish they would do it now and end this whole drama.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||"You can't quit, you're||
"You can't quit, you're fired!"
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Same here. I want a Lion's||
Same here. I want a Lion's home play off game. If the Lions winning changes his heart - then it was never meant to be.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||That doesn't change the fact||
That doesn't change the fact that they did change the rules to allow a forward pass for reasons of safety.
It also doesn't change the fact that they can change rules again in the future to make the game safe and keep the sport alive. There simply is too much money and passion involved in this sport to have it die off without anyone trying to make it evolve with the cultural expectations of safety.
No true sport is 100% safe. What do we hear is the safe alternative to football? Soccer! Guess what? Studies are now showing that soccer can cause brain damage and some suggest at rates higher than football for youth. Some youth leagues are considering making it illegal to head the ball.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||One of the reasons for||
One of the reasons for instituting the forward pass was for safety. It was suppose to reduce the amount of scrums and up the gut runs with massive collisions.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||I have a Spartan coworker||
I have a Spartan coworker with an App State T-Shirt that ordered an NJIT T-Shirt to wear on casual Fridays.
Perhaps I need to troll back with a Texas Southern T-Shirt???
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Can we delete this before the||
Can we delete this before the NFL Network reports this as an actual conversation?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Any chance that Hackett is||
Any chance that Hackett is reaching out to Les Miles to see if Les is interested in personally introducing Harbaugh at the press conference?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I can live with Mora too, I||
I can live with Mora too, I just don't put a lot of stock in these internet rumors.
|7 weeks 9 min ago||Probably nonsense - but||
Probably nonsense - but supposedly Mora "wants" the Michigan job: http://www.chatsports.com/michigan-wolverines/a/Insider-Rumor-Jim-Mora-Wants-To-Be-Michigans-Next-Coach-10-2-6053
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||I'd like to see 6 teams -||
I'd like to see 6 teams - with the top 2 teams getting a bye. Thus there is an incetive to finish in the top 2 and all major conference winners would have a "chance" to make it in.