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|4 days 9 hours ago||OSU has beaten us twice in the past 15 years||
without breaking the rules. From the day Tressel was hired, they were a program that was on par with the OU teams under Switzer, until the day he was let go. Not much to brag about as far as I'm concerned. If you recall, the AD that was dumb enough to actually brag about his team's dominance by proclaiming, "There is not a team in the country that wouldn't trade places with us," even though it was done with the attitude that there isn't a rule we won't break, was let go almost immediately and replaced by Pat Haden who has some problems of his own right now with his HC pulling a Gary Moeller.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||I do not know the man responsible for making Brady believe||
"I am a hell of a coach," but that man speaketh with forked toungue, if only to himself.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Little trick I picked up in Mexico from mi amigoa||
Get a nice Tequila. In the states that will run you around $30.00. If you can find Centenario, grab it. Put you ice in cocktail glass, pour about two shots in and then add mineral water until about the 3/4 mark. Top it off with coke, pepsi, your choice and you will have a smooth cocktail and you won't become any more inebriated than those around you. Very good drink. My sister now uses it with her rum, vodka, whatever.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||it's quite simple really||
under RR we won more games in each of three years. As low as the bar was it still existed. Under BH we went into a tailspin, no matter how lucky he was his first season with a well coached offensive lines and one of the most productive offensive players of the past decade, we lost more games each season. That is a downward trajectory and something most people grasp when they learn our number system.
I am actually happy RR has a place he likes and that likes him. Was he a good fit here? Oh Hell no. Was BH, on Hell no with more emphasis. We did allow him though for however brief it might be should he luck into another job, to raise his lifetime winning pct. to over .500. It should take him two years at his next stop to fall under that again.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||This young man will be good||
at some point during his career. I remembered watching his h.s. film and loved his intensity and his knack at reading the blocking scheme of his opponent and knowing where he would meet the path of least resistance and then acting on it. It resulted in numerous offensive plays by the opposition just being blown up before they had a chance to materialize.
I do not question JH in any matter related to football. There is a very real chance that he can take this ability to find the soft spot in opposing secondaries as well. I love his attitude about learning by just watching those w/more experience at the position. It also speaks well in regard to Butt and why he was able to separate from the others vying for the same position. This kid is a winner.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I do agree w/Ray, but I think bronxblue has a solid handle on it||
Peppers, if have had wanted it, would have been welcomed as a RB to almost any school in the country. Hell, even with Fournette, Les would have welcomed him on offense just to ensure depth.
bronx is correct in his statement that having a solid offensive line usually guarantees a RB with D1 talent will achieve a certain level of success and the offense will be able to move the ball on the ground effectively. We have been blessed to have had many great RBs here, but we would not have known it if our coaching staffs had not placed emphasis where it belonged, bringing in and properly developing offensive linemen. Bo was well known for turning track stars into All BIG RBs because they had nothing more to do than run through the assigned hole because it would almost always provide an avenue to the end zone.
With Ruddock's reputation of taking care of the ball I think this will alleviate a ton of pressure from the current 3 to 4 deep, depending on how Drake heals. He will be able to effectively move the ball through the air on intermediate routes, thereby causing the defense to play honest. This wasn't the case the past couple of years because if Devin wasnt having an All NFL day, he was having a youth football league day, often times handing the ball to the defense instead of being forced into a turnover. He didn;t enjoy too many,normal, efficient days at the office when he was our trigger man.
I think Ty is our Ace in the hole. I think his mere presence on the roster, along with Jim's demand for daily improvement will ignite the fire under the ass of both our blockers and our backs. I look for us to be greatly improved in this area and allow us to do a number of things on second down instead of having to throw almost constanly because of being shut down on our first down run attempts.
With that said, there is still little doubt, based only on h.s. film, that Peppers would be our starting TB if that were his desire coming out of h.s. i am just hoping for a two year All BIG type of career from him on the defensive side of the ball. i do, however, look forward to seeing how Jim uses him on the other side of the ball. Should be an exciting time for us.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I have to go with the younger Ross||
while hoping it's the big receiver.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||In sticking with receivers, I think there are a couple on roster||
that could have big seasons. Drake, if fully healed would be a tremendous deep threat and I would like to include Freddie. Although he dropped a few last season, he was coached so well in high school that he was about the only receiver that showed the ability to separate from defenders last season. Hoping his hands become less Braylon like and his precision in route running remains the same.
I am hoping, along with everyone else, that Peppers remains healthy due mostly to the fact that his ceiling seems Woodson like, although playing at different positions I think he'll be around the ball and deliver hits from the back seven in a manner we haven't seen since Harris.
Season is getting close guys. Excitement grows likewise.
If the question had been who would I like to see breakout I would have answered one of our 5 star running backs.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Dantonio does not give me the urge to strike a wall||
He gives me an urge to strike Mark Dantonio. However, when we start kicking their asses again will give me far greater pleasure.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Similar to what Okie Johnson did||
He is the h.s hall of fame from Muskegon Heights from back in the 50s and 60s. That's when Heights was one of the Big Three in Muskegon, along with Muskegon and CC, all of them being Class A at that time. He won a ton on mythical state championships and sent a lot of kids to D1, including my bro-in- law to UM.
He came out of retirement to take over a Baldwin team that couldn't afford to pay a head coach in the early 80s. Tremendous man and a great coach.
As to the poster that stated he couldn't take the approach he did at UM, he probably skipped over the part that mentioned he had coached neighboring S. Joes, another h.s. team.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I was going to say it was probably something by CCR||
but, damn, being a teenager in the 60s there were just so damn many. Have to tip my hat to a lot of the Motown sounds, especially the Temps and Janis and Grand Funk were kicking it high then too. Probably Piece of My Heart by Janet or Get Back, maybe even Hey Jude. Then there were the Animals and they did a great take on Bring it On Home. Shit Fuck Man, I could go on and on.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Sir, Drop your hands and step||
Sir, Drop your hands and step away from my balls.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Oh It is A.C||
w/o a doubt. You must remember he is perhaps the reason we were able to recruit so many outstanding receivers when we began throwing the ball. He averaged a TD ever 4th catch, not unlike Des but Des played when it was actually a part of our arsenal, normally featuring two other wrs at the same time. So he was the only one being targeted and had no one to share the label "deep threat" with him.
Additionally, his return yards are almost identical to DH's. He was just a phenomenal receiver and return man. I'd rank Woodson, Dufek and Messner right behind him.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I would expect Jake to be as good as Navarre||
Although he doesn't have the arm strength that Big John had, I don't think he is notorious for having the ball slapped back in his face quite as often and undoubtedly is better at avoiding would be tacklers. I mean who isn't ? However, a lot will be determined on whether or not he has a solid line and RB support in addition to our not yet answered wide receiver problems.
He won't be hampered, like Big John by our "we'll run it down your throat" mentality that was prevalent then, even when we gained a yard on the first two rushes in the early series by failing to use a balanced attack. This allowed the DL to really Tee off on JN on third and long, making his job a hell of a lot tougher than it should have been.
I believe the quality of coaching will go up overall, but I can't complain about the OL during the Carr tenure except for occasional lapses of being able to overpower the DL. Our receivers were normally good so I'd say a lot will depend on just how much these young men will improve from what we saw in the Spring Game. If they are able to make a reasonable leap forward, I'd expect Rudock to be as effiecient as the Big Guy but as stated, still a lot of unanswered questions. He was a good get, no matter how you look at it, be it an ignition for Shane's evolution or doing the job himself, the later being the scenario I believe will play out.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah we were pretty good||
At one time no. 7 in the nation in all time wins and that was during a downward trajectory. We are no 1 in the great state of MI in all time wins. I'm guessing you can guess which school that would be: also produced one of the Big Ten's Icons, maybe two.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||You may be right, he might be crazy||
but it just might be a lunatic you're looking for. Nowhere near the talent left by Bump for Bo to coach into AAs, howeva, there are a lot of good players on the roster that haven't even began to receive real coaching until this season. Remember Bo lost three games his first season but he did produce not only three AAs on the OL, but all three ended up in the NFL Hall of Fame and all on one side of the ball. Could be deja vu all over again.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||By all means, forget about what he has done in the past||
to make him our "must get" coach. He's only done it from USD to Stanford to the Super Bowl. Cat knows how to get talent to gel. Simple as that. These kids are being offered for a number of reasons. Let's not forget about how Bo built modern day UM football by going hard after kids like the Mallorys, Cannovinos, Hammersteins, Rienholds, et. al. Somehow he was able to field some rather decent teams w/o chasing those going to OU, AL, USC, ND, etc. Wonder how he did that?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||****||
What you say Willis?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Will resume my plans for my Colombian winter||
Normally I travel to a small Mexican village, but this year decided to hit Panama City and some Colombian cities for the invierno.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Believe it is meant in differenct context||
that what you perceived. I agree that life time followers will be led down the wrong path too often. I believe, however, that following as it pertains to JH and his father before him equates to finding the right leader and follow his path of accomplishments. It is well known that the best followers make the best leaders as long as they are wise enough to chose whom to follow.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Advise on setting facing front door is sound||
be it a restaurant or saloon. I sat with back to door playing cards one night and was shot from behind. I think I might have won the hand, holding Aces and 8s. After that, I had cosmetic surgery done, shot the motherfucker who shot me and am still living in Somewhere, Brazil at an advanced age of 165 years. The fucking shit that grows in the jungles here make it almost impossible to get a softy or die. So little things don't bother me as much as they did in towns like Deadwood and the like.
|25 weeks 11 hours ago||RoJo is one of the reasons I don't trust rating sites||
As one who watched many of his games live while he was in high school I can tell you the kid had the goods. However, he was injured in his jr. year while being rated the no.1 cb for the next class. Due to injury, they thought he'd be playing mostly wr - truth is he played both his sr. yr - and they immediately moved him up to no.1 receiver in the nation. Now what kind of fucking logic dictates that from supposed experts? BTW, he was on an alway run oriented Big Red football squad. The last time they had what was a perceived passing game Earl Morrall was pulling the trigger for the squad in the 50s.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||would not lend much credence to former staff||
and their decision making ability on who should play and who should not. It was clear by the the fifth game last season that Brady was completely lost. Who knows who made the decision on qb? Was it BH or Nuss? The man was simply in wayyyyyyyyyyyy over his head and if his indecision and questionable actions were clear to someone watching on t.v., I imagine the entire staff, team and anyone associated with that mess was shaking their heads half the time at anything the man did.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||It is and I do it the way you do||
However, some people simply do not have the discipline to put this money away weekly or bi-weekly, whichever way they get paid. And with the interest banks are giving I'm not certain it's such a bad idea. It will buy them a nice vacation for the family. I still prefer the no lend to the gov't situation but that's me.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, he was very terretorial||
When Messner visited CA, UCLA I believe, he was determined to go there. He no more than got back to Michigan, not realizing Bo had already learned of his "transgression" and that's what he thought of Michigan kids leaving state. He told Mark, "You are not going to California. You are staying here, you are playing for Michigan and that is the end of this discussion." We all know where Mark ended up. These kids simply had a very, very difficult time looking him in the eye and saying NO when push came to shove. Yet they all were so thankful that Bo convinced them to make the correct decision in the end.
|28 weeks 7 hours ago||Wasn't aware that he had started||
And to take credit into developint Tom is absurd. How many downs you think that fat ass tub-of-lard ever played other than one hand touch w/in five yards of the ball carrier?
|28 weeks 11 hours ago||Don't waste my fucking time ever again||
nfm, now grow the fuck up. And as an aside, your sense of humor blows as much as you.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Conveniently forgotten is||
the fact if not for two of the strangest catches, almost three w/Kearse's, Tom would have 6 fucking rings. Who are these idiots?
|29 weeks 11 hours ago||That's on Tom then||
There are not many BIG fans or coaches that aren't aware that OSU is attempting to duplicate the practices of the SEC. They are considered SEC North by many, and in some cases this makes them attractive. For a high school coach from the great state of MI and an alumnus from same I'd be very concerned with the young men I sent there.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I agree w/second poster||
and no matter how much thought given to original post will never buy the fact that Petey did not blow this.