Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|20 hours 18 min ago||Henson||
He would have been great if he had sat as a freshman behind Brady and played at least three years after that. I watched the second half higjlights from the game linked above just to see the reverse rollout to seal the win over OSU one more time. Awesome.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Absolutely||
I remember watching it and thinking "what a moron, this will come back to bite him in the ass." Man,did it!
|2 days 15 hours ago||Ann Arbor music||
For my annual trek to Ann Arbor for a football game, I always bring Bob Seger along. Night Moves, Main Street, they just exude Ann Arbor and get me in the mood for the game.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Agree in part||
"These things are stupid and pointless." Yes, they are. "Everyone looks at them." No, they don't. Because they are stupid and pointless.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Precisely||
If Brady or the Pats can get an appeal before a truly neutral arbitrator, the likelihood that the league wins this one is really low. The league has the burden of proof. Hard to see anyone neutral saying that they met it--not to mention how grossly excessive the penalty is even if there was an effort to deflate the balls.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Article sold me on the stickers||
I had been somewhat lukewarm on the whole sticker idea, but reading this convinced me they are a worthy addition to the helmets--if for no other reason than the players seem to have really liked them.
|1 week 1 day ago||This dude Harbaugh||
is a gusher of new ideas. Impressive.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agreed||
It's one thing for a QB like Ruddock who expects to sit behind an underclassman; it's another for a DB where there are often 5 or even 6 on the field at once, and there was little doubt Blake would get his share of PT. Not sure why you leave your friends and team under those circumstances, but he must have had his reasons and it's a free country, so good luck to him.
|1 week 6 days ago||One other possible explanation||
It's a miracle! He's been cured since OSU dumped him! Hallelujah!
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||well . . .||
If Brady knew the balls were underinflated, he may decide he likes them with a little more air after he torched the Colts in the second half with fully inflated footballs, and had a nice game in the SB under like conditions. Sure, you shouldn't look for little edges outside the rules, but given how those games unfolded "what difference, at this point, does it make," to quote one Presidential candidate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Donovan Warren||
Never would be incorrect.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||1966||
Many of those of us old enough to remember the original series always had her rated No. 1 in looks on the Enterprise crew. RIP.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||ND Coaches||
Interesting study that guy did, but he didn't assess (1) which coaches played for the tie instead of the win in big games more often (expected leader: Ara) and (2) which coaches apparent lack of concern for student safety resulted in deaths (expected leader: Brian).
|3 weeks 6 days ago||To hell with ND||
Someone needed to say it.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Fascinating||
And now I know how to solve my deer problem--if only I can get a wolverine and persuade it to hang around my yard.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Futbol?||
although I gather there are some head injury issues with that sport also.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Decommits' careers||
Jake Fisher had a very nice college career and looks to have a shot at being drafted in round 1 of the NFL draft, and Pharoah Brown seems to be doing OK as a TE. Jai Eugene and Marquise Maze seemed to do OK, and poor Demetrius Hart had a bad knee injury at Alabama before transferring/being cut. Jury still out on Conley and more recent decommits. Anyone else who left have a good college career? Fera bounced around from PSU (that must have been a fun time) to somewhere else and was OK, I think.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Money||
Keep their own bowl money, have their own network contract. If they were leaving a lot of money on the table remaining independent, I suspect that would change in a hurry.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Benefit of the doubt?||
Why? Because they are professionals and we're not? Because they have been doing this for years and we have not? Because they have seen the kid play and have talked to him and his coaches and we haven't? Because they have a vision for how they will use him and we don't? Because they can judge his character and we have no idea of the level of dedication he might bring to the game? Because they have been successful coaches in college and the pro ranks and we have not? Oh, yeah, those things.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Don't stay level-headed||
Hoke was trying to prove he could win at big time football. Alas, he could not, certainly not on a consistent basis. I don't think we need to worry about Harbaugh's ability to succeed at the highest levels of football. Nor do we have to concern ourselves about the quality of his assistants. Sell out to your enthusiasm, it is going to happen!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||A.S. Roma 2001||
I happened to be in Rome in June 2001 when A.S. Roma won the Italian league championship. I have never seen a wilder celebration--a huge, imrpomptu parade of people chanting and cheering, marching down the Via del Corso with banners and flags. The parade just went on and on. It exceeded anything in the way of celebration I have ever seen in the US. All night long, people could be heard outside cheering and setting off fireworks. It was amazing, and certainly consistent with the passion described in the linked article. I don't know if there was any violence, but I didn't see any. No couches burned, either.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Borderline insanity||
But I really like it!
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Under if we take only 14 or so||
Over if we get up to around 25.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Is he reconsidering?||
Wonder if Ross has begun to reconsider his support for Brandon based on how things have turned around already in terms of how people view the program? If not, I wonder if he will reconsider after watching a couple seasons of football under the new regime? I suspect so.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Dr. Andrews||
I am inclined to go with nationally renowned sports medicine surgeon Dr. James Andrews on this one, especially since he doesn't have a coach he is working with who needs to get down from 88 to 85 players in a hurry.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
If elite means consistent performance in the NCAA tournament, that answers the question of who's elite pretty clearly.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Yes and no||
Harbaugh just spent the last few years as the pre-eminent NFL coach in the state of CA, and his QB protege Andrew Luck is the best young QB in the NFL now. Some of his connections may have weakened, but his status certainly has grown. We probably won't see it this year, but in another year or two, I expect Carr-level CA recruiting, if not better.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Orange Bowl 2000||
I am with you on the Orange Bowl uniform. Very cool, IMO.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Kenny Rhoda||
aka The Rodent. Fitting nickname.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Oklahoma?||
Isn't that where a bunch of frat guys were just videotaped singing an incredibly racist song? Why would we want anything good to happen to that school at this juncture? And, as someone stated above, to hell with ND. I hope they lose every game in every sport in which they compete.