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|3 days 7 hours 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.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Apparently tight ends are||
Apparently tight ends are synonymous with split ends.
|1 week 20 hours ago||The lions lost in the end.||
The lions lost in the end. Remember that.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|2 weeks 2 days 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.
|2 weeks 2 days 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 12 hours 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 20 hours ago||Boilerquest lives. Will OSU||
Boilerquest lives. Will OSU reach 80?
|5 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 3 days 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 8 hours 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 1 day 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.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||That's rewarding bad||
That's rewarding bad behavior.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||1. Original Big 10 home and||
1. Original Big 10 home and home
|8 weeks 3 days 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.
|8 weeks 3 days 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.
|8 weeks 3 days 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?
|8 weeks 4 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.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Brady Hoke wearing 1970s||
Brady Hoke wearing 1970s glitter outfit.
|8 weeks 4 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.
|8 weeks 4 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.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||If uniformz are worn and no||
If uniformz are worn and no one sees them, were the uniformz worn at all?
|8 weeks 4 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.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||To forestall the comments||
To forestall the comments about Green getting hit two yards downfield, there were 11 men in the box. This is a 7 yard run on a normal down and distance.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Right, we're agreeing here.||
Right, we're agreeing here. The overall game variance was high and play variance was low. Michigan couldn't make Minnesota snap the ball any faster when they were on offense, but Michigan could have sped things up much more when they were on offense to push the number of drives up--reducing the overall game variance. I wish they would have done the latter, while accepting that Minnesota was going to do the former no matter what.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||On game theory. Michigan||
On game theory.
Michigan probably viewed itself as substantially better than Minnesota. Therefore, they should generally want to minimize the effect of variance overall. On defense, that means forcing Minnesota to execute all the way downfield under the assumption that their new starting QB can't do that over the course of a game. On offense, that means running a ton of plays under the assumption Minnesota can't stop you over time. Tons of blitzing creates risks along with potential rewards that might not be worthwhile against bad teams.
That's one for two on my scoresheet. I'd like to see Michigan pick up the pace on offense against bad teams to get as many drives as possible. If they want to grind the OSU game into a plodding affair with the hope of winning the turnover battle, fine. Against Minnesota and UConn, Michigan should be running a lot of plays to get up quickly and then work on what they want to work on.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||It was in 1995. I was there.||
It was in 1995. I was there. The weather was a disaster and my mom made me leave in the third.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||This is awesome. Both teams||
This is awesome. Both teams should have shirts made to commemorate that game. It's the rarest final score within a reasonable range of football scores.
Congratulations to both teams!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Isn't there a huge line now||
Isn't there a huge line now for general admission? That might be 80% of the problem from Saturday.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Kansas State, Iowa, Kansas.||
Kansas State, Iowa State, Kansas. That's Baylor's remaining October lineup. They were up 56-3 on West Virginia at halftime before putting in the second team and making the game look like a shoutout instead of an obscene blowout. They've played no one, but when your lowest point total after 5 games is 69, I'm impressed.
About Michigan...much better. We were at 5 yards per carry against an average FBS defense before we spent 1.5 quarters running into nine man boxes. Running game was much better. Gardner was somewhat inaccurate, but played within the offense and threw with authority all game. Overall, the offense's best performance outside of ND.
The defense had trouble getting off the field for a good chunk of the game. Their overall strategy of keeping everything in front and forcing teams to execute down the field is working and showing up in the box score. Once Ryan returns, I think we start to crank up the pressure, but Mattison seems to want to hold off to let Wilson grow and hide information from Meyer and Pelini later in the year.
Braxton Miller is a player, but that OSU team presses when they can't get huge chunks of yards.