I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|9 hours 19 min ago||The coaches were right to||
The coaches were right to burn Bosch's redshirt. If they thought he should start several games, then it was the right move.
I give them a pass on Thomas. Everyone thought he would be a major contributor by the end of the season.
|15 hours 28 min ago||Yeah, they're following the||
Yeah, they're following the Wisconsin player retention model and executing quite well. I do think the multiple 11 win seasons will be very hard to sustain simply because the talent level isn't high enough. Their group of seniors on defense has been starting for about 8 years now (give or take) and they don't really play anyone else on that side of the ball.
MSU has certainly earned a lot of respect and they definitely won't crater, but a drop back to 7-9 wins / year is probably realistic--especially given their schedule may be the toughest in the conference going forward with ND, OSU, and Michigan every season.
|17 hours 31 min ago||I don't even know if they||
I don't even know if they have the potential to be a player. They ran the Wisconsin retention model with a better national profile, unique offense, and a willingness to recruit JUCOs for a long time. Each was critical to their success in the 90s. Now, they're still willing to take JUCOs, but they lost the retention model, unique offense, and don't have a significant national profile.
At this point, they're Iowa with better history.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Should we redshirt Shane||
Should we redshirt Shane Morris next year?
|1 day 18 hours ago||Blimpy Burger and Chik-Fil-A||
Blimpy Burger and Chik-Fil-A are overrated.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Just bring a BW3 "chicken||
Just bring a BW3 "chicken wing" near me and mission accomplished.
|4 days 8 hours ago||So many commercials. BW3s is||
So many commercials. BW3s is the worst.
|1 week 1 day ago||I see Gallon as a huge loss.||
I see Gallon as a huge loss. Given Lewan as the biggest loss, I'd prefer a meh tackle along with three other returning starters and with Gallon and Funchess back versus two strong tackles and essentially only one guy on the roster with any receptions. Darboh had practice hype, but that's it. The other guys are freshmen.
|1 week 3 days ago||Apparently tight ends are||
Apparently tight ends are synonymous with split ends.
|1 week 5 days ago||The lions lost in the end.||
The lions lost in the end. Remember that.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||It leads to the||
It leads to the apocalypse--not being able to move the ball on a GERG defense in a 3rd tier bowl game on Dec 21st.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Double crust, baked on a||
Double crust, baked on a screen, ranch and spices on the side.
I had it a few years ago. It's not the same without a gallon of Red Dog in you. For what it's worth, they did have it on the list.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Agreed. Anthony's is best in||
Agreed. Anthony's is best in Ann Arbor and it's not close.
Bella's in Allen Park was my favorite as a kid, but it has been years since I was there.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||This column is to "fire||
This column is to "fire Borges and Funk" as winning the Powerball is to unlikely and awesome.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Boilerquest lives. Will OSU||
Boilerquest lives. Will OSU reach 80?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Foothill High School is just||
Foothill High School is just a couple miles from my house. It would be interesting if Kearns committed. I lived about the same distance from Forcier's high school in San Diego when he committed.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It's a great example of why||
It's a great example of why you only need one sentence to sum up social media.
"This will last forever and is easily traceable."
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Offenses are way ahead right||
Offenses are way ahead right now, but not because of the safety rules. Smart coaches at programs with less talent have stopped emulating traditional schemes and hoping to win man-to-man against better teams. It's lead to the spread, zone read, option, wishbone, wing-t, and the combination of 4 verts with running the ball.
Defenses, notably Michigan, jumped ahead in the late 90s with the zone blitz. Defensive coaches need to find a better mousetrap again.
I've grow to dislike the chess analogy. It assumes everyone starts out level, when each side has advantages. The defense has one player you can't block and the offense knows where the ball is going and picks when the play starts. Offenses have realized they can press those two advantages very successfully. There's no reason they should give up those advantages.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||The sample size is just so||
The sample size is just so small that you can't discriminate between location and team quality. If anything, you can say he's worse against the Big 10 than out of conference cupcakes.
He's got 2 (3 with South Carolina?) games below 70% DSR since that awful night in Nebraska. One was at home against Akron and one was away against OSU. Everything else is basically fine.
My only concern is his fundamentals. If he plays within the game and picks his spots to run, Penn State is in deep trouble. If not, we're in trouble.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That's rewarding bad||
That's rewarding bad behavior.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||1. Original Big 10 home and||
1. Original Big 10 home and home
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Assuming we continue the||
Assuming we continue the unbalanced lines, expect defenses to try and force Lewan into kicking the end out on contain while making everyone else do harder things. There's no one outside of OSU who has a semi-realistic shot at beating Lewan 1-1 on a given play.
The question is how Borges counters. I think strong side tosses with a pulling playside guard might be the ticket. I give Lewan a 80%+ chance to hook any DE in the conference on a given play.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, but it's also two more||
Yeah, but it's also two more hours away from the population centers. It's a hike to Blacksburg from coastal Virginia and even further to Bristol. I can't imagine selling 150K tickets at $80 per ticket to that game. Bristol is a long way from the population centers that hold those fan bases and you can't really fly into there. It's also not a place you vacation.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Tennessee can't sell out||
Tennessee can't sell out Neyland anymore. How are they selling 150K tickets for a game in the middle of nowhere?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||You're right, this is why||
You're right, this is why Michigan's receivers are about to be giants. There aren't too many college defensive backs who can cover a 6'5" receiver if the ball is thrown well.
This play shows Dileo covered closely. Assuming there was no penalty, only a really well thrown ball to him is completed. On the other hand, even if the Minnesota DB didn't do a pirouette, Gardner still could have put one high and let Funchess get it.
Basically, everything equal, a tall guy is better than a short guy. At least that's what I think Hoke and Borges believe.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Brady Hoke wearing 1970s||
Brady Hoke wearing 1970s glitter outfit.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Braden is/was destined for||
Braden is/was destined for tackle. The year at guard was supposed to be about getting the best five on the field. My guess is Braden is physically awesome, but is doing something very wrong from a technique / assignment perspective on a consistent basis.
The coaches really want a Braden, Bryant / Glasgow, Kugler / Glasgow, Kalis, Magnuson line next season. I'm really high on Magnuson now. He was supposed to be a prototype left tackle who was too light to run block effectively out of high school. That he's being put on the field as an extra run blocker tells me he should be a player by next season.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Same here. There are very,||
Same here. There are very, very few major conference teams that can't stop the run with an eight man front. People want to pretend Michigan is an elite NFL team playing against high schoolers.
Michigan wants to play manball on the line while pushing defenses back with vertical threats. That's why Darboh's injury hurt so much. He was the guy who was supposed to force defenses back this season.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||If uniformz are worn and no||
If uniformz are worn and no one sees them, were the uniformz worn at all?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I wasn't a huge fan, but it's||
I wasn't a huge fan, but it's sad when local institutions go down. Blimpy was a part of what makes Ann Arbor unique.