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|10 hours 14 min ago||42-24 Mich Yabbadabbadoo||
|1 day 17 hours ago||OT - Jay Campbell accused of||
OT - Jay Campbell accused of assaulting a 3rd person
He's not going to be playing football at any major college.
|1 day 19 hours ago||The offense gets to control||
The offense gets to control when the play starts. It's an advantage teams should use. That doesn't mean sprinting up to the line and snapping with 35 seconds left, but it also doesn't mean huddling for 30 seconds, allowing the defense to pick its best personnel for a situation, and then getting to the and having to snap immediately without surveying the defense.
If nothing else, don't let the defense pick it's best personnel. You can stand at the line for 30 seconds just like you can stand in the huddle.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Adding the number of plays,||
Adding the number of plays, all else equal, should reduce variance and lead to the better team winning more often. However, all else isn't equal, so some styles of play and other factors may make moving slower more advantageous.
Different from tempo is GETTING OUT OF THE FUCKING HUDDLE! There's no reason to stroll up to the line with 10 seconds left and take whatever the defense gives you. You can stand at the line for 20 seconds without running a play while checking into an advantageous play.
|2 days 11 hours ago||My favorite part is when he||
My favorite part is when he gets clocked as he's getting up. Also, the 1920s movie playing dead thing.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I would moderate a||
I would moderate a Purdue-Illinois live blog.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Michigan has given up 631||
Michigan has given up 631 yards of offense in 3 games. Sure, two of those teams are awful, but that's really good. The box scores say we blew out the two awful teams and played Notre Dame to a draw.
The loss to ND really hurts our shot at 10 wins, given that MSU still looks really strong, but I'm a believer at this point.
|3 days 14 hours ago||That's an apples to apples||
That's an apples to apples comparison for most of the country. Very few teams have played more than one halfway decent opponent.
Also, we haven't averaged that kind of yardage without Denard since what, Tim Biakabatuka was around? The improvement relative to last year at this time, against similar opposition, is huge and Gardner isn't having to play hero ball to get there.
|3 days 19 hours ago||I would recommend there and||
I would recommend there and Zingermann's. Pizza House and Mr Spots are meh at best.
|3 days 23 hours ago||It's all about mobility. If||
It's all about mobility. If you ever wore lineman's pads just 20 years ago, you could barely move your arms. I'm sure the materials and designs have improved, but it's all about allowing players freedom of movement.
|6 days 9 hours ago||How's the "drink milk" thing||
How's the "drink milk" thing going? I feel like I'd be bloated and gassy 24/7, but I'm curious.
|6 days 14 hours ago||We actually are in agreement.||
We actually are in agreement. The money grab is hurting a lot of people.
For me, I don't just want to lift. I like the body weight training and cardiovascular challenge. I like that I can do a basic strength program and a WOD in a reasonable amount of time.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Isn't that a "no-kidding"||
Isn't that a "no-kidding" point though? The question should be what difference Rippetoe's programming would make relative to Aaron Wellman's. No one really knows that.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Rippetoe writes like a||
Rippetoe writes like a lunatic. I found this, Starting Strength, and Practical Programming to be brutal reads that had to be studied to get anything out of. He makes a lot of sense, but it's hard to see that through the writing.
This article seems based on a lot of anecdotes and conjecture. He's clearly right that Devin Gardner has athletic potential I'll never match, but that doesn't mean S&C coaches are idiots. The young guys who come into college programs look totally different and are clearly stronger and faster after 4 years in a serious training program.
|6 days 14 hours ago||I'm a Crossfit guy. Love it.||
I'm a Crossfit guy. Love it. It's fun, efficient, and competitive. Anyone interested in basic wellness should think about it as opposed to going to a gym.
Crossfit has a serious coaching problem. The requirements to open a box are absurdly low and idiots abound. I started with a great coach. I'm up over 500lb deadlift, 350 squat, 300 bench, etc from about 20% lower on 5-6 hours per week. I haven't had a real injury since I started.
Good coaches are great. Bad ones are flat dangerous.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's cool. I think it's||
It's cool. I think it's better not to delete those posts because it helps remind people that Ace Williams is an Internet click troll.
|1 week 2 days ago||Art Briles and Jim Harbaugh||
Art Briles and Jim Harbaugh are the dream candidates.
After that, Craig Bohl from Wyoming (via NDSU) might be a home run.
After that, I'm voting for Nussmeier. He's a rising star, regardless of last week, and is an offensive innovator.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ace Williams is not and never||
Ace Williams is not and never will be credible. We're not in the business of letting his links on the board.
|1 week 4 days ago||Way ahead of you||
|1 week 5 days ago||Sounds about right. I love||
Sounds about right. I love this matchup for Michigan.
|1 week 6 days ago||Two things: 1. That hit on||
1. That hit on Connor Cook was horrifying and he's lucky he's still got a leg.
2. That last picture wasn't from the game last week. You must be a good photoshopper.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||38-21 Michigan||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Neither Green nor Smith has||
Neither Green nor Smith has breakaway speed, but Green is definitely faster.
Green's lateral movement, however, is fantastic for a guy that size. If he can start to stay upright after the first hit, he could be special. His recruiting tape was a bunch of nice cuts and hammering safeties, but then going down. Seems like we got exactly what we recruited.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Here's the 1991 line. You can||
Here's the 1991 line. You can see all the braces taped on.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||MSU was somewhere above 2||
MSU was somewhere above 2 deviations above a typical major conference defense last year. A regression to just 1 deviation above, while still excellent, will require a significantly better offense for the overall team to be elite this year.
MSU has an excellent program and may have taken the mantle from Wisconsin as the best "program" in the conference. They are great at talent identification and development in a way that Michigan hasn't been for 25 years. It's the reason Wisconsin has been good for so long and why OSU dominated the conference during Tressel's run.
However, I don't believe in that team as a national contender. They can certainly win the Big 10 and are probably most likely to do so. I just don't see them making a title run. The Big 10 is going to be a muddle this year and I'm guessing the winner has 2 losses in conference.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Guess what, great football||
Guess what, great football teams retain players. This is Michigan schtick or not, that's why Wisconsin and MSU both have really nice programs. More importantly, it's why Jim Tressel owned the conference for a decade. He kept bringing in 15 player classes that stayed for five years unless they were too damn good to keep off the field and out of the NFL.
Brady Hoke is doing the same thing right now. On paper, this Michigan team is loaded with a 5th year, borderline 5-star QB. If they block anyone, they can no kidding win the conference. Next season, they're the favorites going into the season. Recruiting and retention are the first steps towards excellence.
There are legitimate concerns with the offensive line coaching, but that's basically it. The move to Nussmeier is a decided step in the direction of modern football. His brand of offense is the same one that's torched Big 12 defenses for a decade now.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Sure they're talking about||
Sure they're talking about Michigan and not Miami?
With ND and OSU having issues, we're about 9.5 wins on paper. I think the most likely outcome is 9, but 10 and 11 are coming into play.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||You guys got it right about||
You guys got it right about retention. The best programs, the ones that win titles year after year, retain and develop players. Regardless of your thoughts on Rodriguez's coaching, strategy, or defensive coordinator hiring decisions, he was awful at roster management.
A coach's job is to identify the right players, develop them, and get them to buy into their system. Rodriguez kept running off players, especially when he first arrived.
Hoke and his staff gets these kids to buy in. That's why Michigan goes six deep at receiver, linebacker, corner, defensive tackle, and running back. It's why there are a truckload of highly rated linemen who are sticking around despite all the issues.
If you wanted him fired after last season, fine. They're going to be loaded next season, with a question at quarterback and offensive line coach.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, but you don't need to||
Yeah, but you don't need to listen to the last 10 minutes--even though it's very enjoyable.
Nice introduction to the world, sir.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Disappointing, but Bellomy||
Disappointing, but Bellomy just wasn't ready. Not even close.
It sure felt like we were going to win that game up until we realized Denard wasn't coming back in.