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|5 days 5 hours ago||Need to split v. Purdue and||
Need to split v. Purdue and @NW, and win @Rutgers and @Nebraska. 10-8 B1G, 20-11 overall. Even with a loss in the first round of the BTT, that should be enough to get in and avoid the play-in games.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I thought the 10th coach rule||
I thought the 10th coach rule had already passed?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Derrick Alexander and David||
Derrick Alexander and David Terrell were both ranked the #1 receiver in their respective classes. I believe Marquise Walker was #2 that year, too, so with Terrell and Walker we had the #1 and #2 ranked guys.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Pants||
My wife was watching the game with me and she's pretty sure Harbaugh was wearing Lululemon ABC pants. These are the pants:
Note: I (a man) own two pairs of these and they are the most comfortable pants ever. Track pant performance, khaki look.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Let's just hope we can get||
Let's just hope we can get through the game without any injuries from MSU cheap shots.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||http://mgoblog.com/content/up||
First throw he gets hit, but only barely. Alvarez must mean a different play, or he's full of it.
Edit: maybe the 3rd pass? Hurst gets right into Hornibrook's chest and Stribling almost has a pick.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I know a player on a||
I know a player on a different B1G team and this sounds about right. They also have access to the "training table" basically all hours of the day, which is stocked with healthy options - chicken, fish, rice, fruit, veggies, etc. Eggs at breakfast for sure. A few desserts now and again, but most guys keep that to a minimum.
I believe D1 scholarship kids also get some kind of stipend which I assume most spend on eating out (or beer...they are college kids).
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Seems to me that there are||
Seems to me that there are four things you want when finding a head coach:
1) Be the face of the program/set the culture/etc
3) Player development
4) In-game tactical decision making
#1 is somewhat of a personal preference thing, but I think we can all agree that internally, JH has done an excellent job of instilling a sense of meritocracy, toughness and accountability. I can't speak to how JF has done with that at PSU.
#2 - Seems like both are doing at least ok, maybe better. With winning comes better recruiting.
#3 - We seem to be doing well in this regard. Examples of kids who didn't do anything under BH and are now real contributors with NFL potentail are common. From an outside perspective, it does not seem like this is true of PSU.
#4 - JF is terrible in this regard. JH is excellent.
Doesn't seem like it's even close as to who you should prefer.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||There are some of them||
There are some of them confused why their title isn't leading to better recruits. Sounds very much like a lot of people around here following the title game run a few years ago.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I hope it's wrong but seems||
I hope it's wrong but seems like Young to OSU is the general consensus. How long do you wait on a kid that you aren't the top option for?
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Biggest question, to me, is||
Biggest question, to me, is who will play the 4?
Wagner/Davis/Teske rotating at the 5.
1-3 spots will be some combo of Duncan, MAAR, Poole, Simpson, Matthews, Ibi, and, hopefully, Carmody (?). Maybe Duncan bulks up enough to play the 4?
If we add Cain and/or Livers, they'd have a chance to get some run at the 4 I'd imagine.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||My initial thought was a||
My initial thought was a taller MAAR with better finishing and defense and maybe worse shooting.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Graham was under 6' and about||
Graham was under 6' and about 230.
He was also pretty stiff and moved out to defending slots not because he was particularly good at it, but because we refused to adapt to spread offenses. He would have been better off as an undersized box LB.
I agree with Brian - Denicos Allen is a better ceiling comp.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Anyone else having an issue||
Anyone else having an issue with this podcast not showing up in their iPhone feed?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I live in Chicago and have||
I live in Chicago and have Comcast XFinity...BTN GameFinder is still listing NW/Minn on the main BTN channel (256) and Michigan/Maryland on the overflow channel (694).
What provider do you have? Maybe Xfinity is slow to update?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||One quibble||
This characterization of GR3 is false:
[Chatman] should be an upgrade on the boards over Robinson, who possessed more athleticism but less length and feel for rebounding.
GR3 has the same wingspan as Chatman - 6'10". As far the feel for rebounding, you are correct.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||My word, a class of Coleman,||
My word, a class of Coleman, McQuaid and Manuel (maybe 1 more guy?) would be great. Emphasis on skills - JB's top prereq.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Press coverage||
One important thing to remember about playing press coverage is that you need a pass rush to make it work.
MSU had Calhoun coming off the edge freaking people out.
We did not have that this past year. It's tough to maintain press coverage for more than 4-5 seconds (if that) so you need to know that you're not going to give the QB 6-7 seconds back there to pick you apart.
Frank Clark was the great hope for that this year. Other than glimpses we didn't see it. Hopefully it gets better next year.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Conley posted something to||
Conley posted something to the effect of (I'm paraphrasing): 'committed too early, nothing against Michigan, just hadn't seen any other schools.'
|4 years 25 weeks ago||No comments on Gareon Conley's tweets?||
Is he still really considered a commit?
|7 years 24 weeks ago||Brian - I think you made a||
Brian - I think you made a math error on Tate's percentages. DO + CA = 16 and the total chart is only 25, with equals 64%, not 58%. 67% if you're dropping out the 1 in the MA column.
58% sounds bad but 64% sounds good, as the baseline for "good day" is about 60%.
|7 years 25 weeks ago||Brian - trying to download||
Brian - trying to download the mp3 and it keeps giving me an error message saying no file exists.
Please double check it.
|7 years 26 weeks ago||Brian, MSU's protected||
Brian, MSU's protected schools are not PSU and OSU. They're PSU and Michigan.
MSU's and OSU's protected schools are arguably the toughest - M and PSU.
|7 years 26 weeks ago||DJ Williamson - a gliding||
DJ Williamson - a gliding fast WR with some ability at CB. Know what former Wolverine that sounds like? Morgan Trent.
|7 years 26 weeks ago||There are fewer independents||
There are fewer independents than there used to be. Before Muskegon joined the OK Red, they faced some difficult times filling out a home schedule, too, and frequently made long trips (including Ohio and Indiana) to get to 8 or 9 games.
Add in that Inkster's scheduling happened really, really late, and you have the perfect storm for all road games.
|7 years 27 weeks ago||I just hope that Stevie||
I just hope that Stevie sticks his arms out like a helicopter and makes a motor noise with his mouth as he "spins" around the field. That alone would at least confuse the offense.
|7 years 27 weeks ago||Perhaps against power running||
Perhaps against power running schemes we'll see Brown replaced by JB Fitzgerald? Reports on JB are good and he's got at least 3 inches and 30 pounds on Stevie.
Oh, and can "Crab Man" be Roh's official nickname, much as Butler went by Manbearfreak? Please?
|7 years 30 weeks ago||I would caution against||
I would caution against making broad judgements based on only one or two years of data. The DT class in the midwest is very poor this year, and we haven't had success in attracting much long-distance talent.
In many ways I think RR values, more than anything, the same thing that LC valued in recruiting: talent.
|7 years 30 weeks ago||Seth Broekhuizen kicking numbers||
As a Kicker:
62 PAT (no word on how many he missed)
As a Punter:
4 punts for 178 yards (44.5 per punt). Again, prolific offenses don't punt much in HS.
84 kickoffs with 35 touchbacks (42%).
Verdict: Although his sample size is small, he has good potential as a punter down the road. Leg strength might be an issue as a FG kicker and on kickoffs.
|7 years 36 weeks ago||Brian - I believe the other||
Brian - I believe the other QB Cone outplayed (in addition to Caudle) was Pat Devlin, who did nothing at Penn State before transferring to Delaware. Much like Caudle's situation, this makes Cone's "outplaying of highly touted guys" performance look significantly worse.