Wolverine In Exile
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|1 day 20 min ago||Even better then||
Dantonio doesn't have a widly successful coaching tree or young assistants waiting in the wings in East Lansing. Narduzzi's settling in at Pitt, and Fleck would probably even today be more attractive than Narduzzi regardless. Add in 3-4 years with a continued demonstration to recruit, 2 or 3 more MAC titles, and he'd be a Sparty Savior.
|1 day 24 min ago||If the BC job was open, that would have been another option||
but word out of Chestut Hill is that Addazio is going to get another year.
|1 day 33 min ago||Additional thought..||
Fleck could also be thinking that he'd be a potential candidate in Ann Arbor should Harbaugh leave in 3-5 years....
|1 day 35 min ago||This is my thought||
Western's making him the MAC version of a Godfather offer. He could stay at Western, burnish the credentials, and be the first choice in East Lansing in 5-10 years when Dantonio's leaving, still putting Fleck as a P5 HC before he's 50. Plus with his family situation, that's a win for everyone.
|1 day 40 min ago||Probably saw PSU was going to "hold"||
on Franklin after this year, so the Baylor move now makes sense for him. He's maxxed out at Temple and a P5 job is the right move.
Damn, now I have to re-do my Bowl mania picks.
|1 day 2 hours ago||My dad was a chiropractor in the metro detroit area||
and Mondays were "get an autograph from Lions players day" for me as a kid, and that was back in the 80's. He also had a decent clientel from local professional wrestlers (George the Animal Steele was a regular) and a couple Red Wings.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Am I the only one disappointed||
that Magnuson under center, even for one play to take a knee, was not seen in the Rutgers blowout?
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Odds of a "news" story this week with the headline||
"Jim Harbaugh is crazy.. crazy like a fox" appearing somewhere in a regional or national publication? 99.5%
|2 weeks 5 days ago||My take||
- a lot of play action crossing routes, relying on the play action to suck up hyper aggressive LB's and hoping that Butt / WR's can beat their man off the line to get into the crossing lanes before the LB can re-react
- I think you'll see rolling pockets as well to try and simplify the reads for O-Korn while giving him the freedom to go after the sticks with his legs
- On the running attack, I figure to see a lot of FB / H-back leads to try and wipe out the first level LB and hope to get our RB against their free hitting DB (as opposed to a free hitting LB), i.e. Smith trucking a DB or Evans hitting the hole faster than the DB can get there. Not too much zone reads as the DL's will be shooting so much as to disrupt zone running lanes. I also think you're not going to see a lot of misdirection unless they find that the LBs are overrunning to the inital read. We should see that within 2 series of offensive plays.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||From what I've seen||
Lockwood looks like a huge surprise.. an actual quasi-power forward that can generate scoring chances that we haven't had in a long time. I think our goal scoring might be OK in that we're not going to have a dominant #1 line, but it might be death by a thousand cuts type of distributed scoring. I've also been impressed overall with Piazza. Didn't think he was a top pairing type of D-man, but en total he's played well. I don't think we're in the top 2 in the conference, but I think we're solidly the 3rd or 4th team, which will mean we will have a realistic chance to play our way in on the last weekend.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Analysis I read from an NBA shot guru type||
was that the defenders in the NBA are generally faster at closing out on perimeter shooters than in college, so that ended up altering Stauskas's stroke because he was trying to compensate for the slightly increased speed of the defenders. I'll try and find the link to the article because they had a video clip in which they showed frame by frame that Nik's rhythm on shots was off between his college shooting and NBA shooting.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||You could swap out other fishy white meats||
I'd go with alligator chunks, or a really meaty white fish like a mahi mahi. Or just plain ol' chicken (but you'd have cook it for longer obvs)
|6 weeks 6 days ago||The only reaction to this||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Classic bend don't break defense||
Wayne Fontes would be proud.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Jeff George was the prototype upon which||
Rex Grossman was created in a vat. George famously called his own plays in Oakland against the wishes of the head coach, Jon Gruden, which caused Gruden to re-use the famous Bull Durham quote in a press conference, describing George as having a "Million Dollar Arm, Ten Cent Head"
|7 weeks 5 days ago||If you want a factual football movie, transition off the||
big screen to the small screen
PED use, domestic abuse, bounty systems, pain killer abusing QB, maniac HC without game management skills..... Yep, this is YOUR N*F*L
|7 weeks 5 days ago||And by few good hockey movies, you mean....||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||How has Brian not seen:||
Major League 1
The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh
(the list goes on and on and on.. the joke is getting old)
|7 weeks 6 days ago||No question hands down||
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||Honestly at this point||
LSU could do worse than Da Coach O. Considering the lack of top flight candidates and the fact that Auburn, Miss St and maybe Ole Miss may be changing coaches also, LSU could keep DACOACHO, he'll keep the 5-star recruiting pipeline going for at least 1-2 years, keep LSU winning 8-9 games a year, and leave the cupboard full for when LSU decides to go all in on the next hot thing coach (maybe after Saban retires). You keep Coach O knowing he's a placeholder that probably won't set the program on fire as long as you keep a bevy of quality assistants around him.
And I say this having lived through the Hoke years.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||Hermann at Oregon is a real possibility||
You've got the unlimited resources of the Nike checkbook, none of the psychotic behavior of Texas alums, they'd be open to Hermann's offensive philosophy, and Hermann's Texas ties can be used for recruiting to Oregon. Add in that the Pac-12 may be ripe for the taking with USC & UCLA possibly in turmoil. I think it's overreaction by the talking heads that discount Hermann going anywhere besides Texas or LSU.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Nagelvoort looks scarily bad on Union's 3 & 4 goals from Fri||
Like, whoa bad. If that's what can be expected from a Sr goalie, then give the ball to the frosh. I'll be paying attention this weekend to see what happens against Ferris.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||To take issue with the OP||
this is NOT *Exactly* like the PSU and Baylor situations at all. Here, Leach is openly admitting his players are involved in a legal issue and is basically saying he's going to let the legal system play out. In both Baylor and Penn St, unviersity administrators and athletic officials were actively concealing criminal behavior under the guise of "internal athletic dept matters" in the case of Baylor, or pressuring employees to not cooperate with law enforcement personnel in the case of Penn St.
I have NO problem with a coach basically saying that he's going to let his players play out while they go through the legal process as long as said coach is not interfering with the legal process or obstructing / obfuscating evidence. There have been enough anecdotal evidence over the last couple years that players are sometimes unfairly accused of crimes and then put through character assassination by media and fans who want "immediate justice".
|8 weeks 3 days ago||This was the football version of||
The "to the pain" monologue from Princess Bride acted out as performance art.
|9 weeks 5 hours ago||We can all agree that Urban's Death Star is fully operational||
but they made the fatal mistake of building their defenses for large scale assault and ignoring the threat of small, one man fighters....
Indiana, they're calling your name.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The payouts themselves are OK||
It's just that most bowls now don't subsidize the team's travel expenses, many times the bowl imposes a mandatory minimum ticket sold requirement on each school (hence unsold tickets are eaten by the school at full cost), and if you want auxiliary activities like marching bands and comp'd alumni / administrators, that comes out of the school's pocket as well. So in the end, if you're a middling team with a small active alumni base and you get invited to a bowl game with high travel costs and an unreasonable minimum ticket purchase guarantee, you can easily be in the red as a school.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Wayne Fontes is offended by your comparison to Jim Caldwell||
Wayne-o still has more playoff wins than the 14 or so HC's after him, combined.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Don't forget||
This year's Tigers had *48*(!) starts from Pelfrey and Sanchez. If you don't change a thing from this year's team except to replace those 48 starts with 48 from Boyd / Norris / Zimmerman, I'm pretty sure we don't lose the wild card position by a game.
The real question to me is could you package Norris or Boyd with V-Mart to get a inning eating vet starter and shed V-Mart's salary. Upton showed with his second half he'll be alright, JD Martinez for a full season and you need a platoon in CF better than Maybin & (cross fingers). Add in hopefully another step forward in development for Castellanos and you still have a contending team with a 1-2 year window before you need to really take things down / transition. Cabrera & Verlander deserve at least one more run from the ballclub before you start trading away veteran assets.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Not to be morbid||
but does Newsome's injury potential chage the calculus for some top rated tackle prospects, either from the recruit's, *or the coachs'* perspective?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||We are long enough removed from the original Tacopants||
so that we may now be in the era of Son of Tacopants. He's a legacy recruit.