Yes sir I will subscribe to this newsletter. This Week In Schadenfreude spends all its time with Ohio State:
I need a break from this noncents. Gonna hang with my 2 boys or take the broad out for mini golf. I need to repriotoeoeize my life.
— trick or trEtienne (@DavidLee_Goth) October 22, 2018
Okay. Thank you.
Gary details. Rashan Gary's mom decided to put all the cards on the table in re: Gary's injury. Executive summary: he got hurt before Notre Dame, aggravated it by falling on the shoulder in the Northwestern game, and was told that he needed 4-6 weeks for the injury to heal. Penn State is 5 weeks, Rutgers 6. He is not pulling a Bosa. The end.
A terrifying glimpse inside the program. Stephen Spanellis reveals Ben Herbert's mantra:
Rested, Fresh, Healthy: bye week edition pic.twitter.com/CzaF3mCL7x
— Stephen Spanellis (@Big_Spanellis78) October 23, 2018
They seem to like the guy, at least? Enough to photoshop him into things?
No lies detected. Sterile giant fields surrounded by empty buildings and Buffalo Wild Wings, is what Jordan Poole just saw:
“I had never been to Michigan State before, and their campus was awful – it’s trash,” Poole said. “It was just dry.
There's actually a giant, interesting thread on the RCMB about this very thing dating back a couple years. Folks are openly envious of Ann Arbor's ability to put up new buildings, which… hoo boy, that says something about East Lansing NIMBYs.
Okay, here's a hype video. Needs more Metellus skipping but otherwise I will allow it.
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) October 24, 2018
Metellus grade. Michigan's safeties are one of only two spots on the defense that seem even a little permeable—DT is the other—but even there Michigan has a guy grading out very well per PFF:
S Josh Metellus, 76.7 Overall Grade
While coverage metrics aren’t typically the best to look at when discussing safety play, Metellus’ play in coverage is certainly deserving of highlighting here. He holds an absurd 5.7 passer rating allowed to opposing receivers, which leads all defensive backs with at least 135 snaps in coverage. He has not allowed a single touchdown this season to go with three interceptions and is allowing just 31.6% of passes thrown his way to be hauled in. In coverage from the slot, he’s allowed just a 13.8 passer rating and has two of his three picks.
That rating has to be giving Metellus credit for all his INTs like he was in coverage on those throws. He was not on two, which were deflected by David Long and Lawrence Marshall. So don't focus on the passer rating, focus on the grade, which is All Big Ten-level.
In other PFF stuff, Gary has dropped out of their first round and Devin Bush has slid to #32 on their draft board. The first is pretty obvious. The second… uh?
[After the JUMP: glacing owlishly]