Meta: FYI - Brian Tweeted that UFR is coming late

Submitted by JeepinBen on September 6th, 2017 at 9:41 AM

For those of you not on Twitter, Brian tweeted that he had a spreadsheet crash and thus UFR is getting delayed.

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So... since we don't want to do any actual work on a Wednesday with a pending UFR... Who's your guess for highest rated? Speights DSR%? How about RPS - how bad did Harbaugh and Dr. Blitz beat up on the SharkF***er and Nussmeir? Grades you're most interested in?


Watching From Afar

September 6th, 2017 at 1:38 PM ^

At what point is a sack not REALLY the falut of the LT or whoever is blocking? For example, Cole has the DE blocked for ~4 seconds, but Speight doesn't get the ball out. Will Cole still get dinged for that?

I only ask because I think (can't remember too well) that one of Cole's sacks came on a play that Speight held the ball a little longer than he should have.


September 6th, 2017 at 11:35 AM ^

that he means it--and not "relative to expectations" either. Also that if Brian disagrees with Harbaugh on who was the best OL it really doesn't matter does it? Meaning now that we know Harbaugh said Kugler graded the highest, anyone else's opinion of the Line is not relevant. (this is no knock on Brian at all)


September 6th, 2017 at 3:52 PM ^

harbaugh stated kugler graded out #1, at least the quote i saw - and i also assume thats with no qualifiers, kugler just played best of the 5.  though in doing so he also looked great relative to fans expectations so i guess theres that.

harbaugh seemed mostly pleased with the OL play and likes the starting point with uf game as building block.  and i agree.  couldve been much worse given the experience level and the opponent, etc.  they have much to improve.  but some real positives and kugler tops the list.  it wasnt fsu or bama but kugler held his own and looked confident...great news if hes a reliable player, center is always key


September 6th, 2017 at 12:42 PM ^

Brian's analysis is a datapoint. He's given himself the caveat that he doesn't know the play call and isn't infallible. However he has been doing this professionally for a decade.

Harbaugh spoke at a press conference, saying that Kugler was the best means some or all of:

  • Kugler was the best
  • Kugler needed to hear he was the best (motivation)
  • Cole/Bredeson/Etc. needed to hear Kugler was the best (motivation)

When Harbaugh offers "real" info to the media there's almost always something behind it. What problem is another set of eyes?


September 6th, 2017 at 8:03 PM ^

If Harbaugh says something like "Kugler graded out the best," then fine--he graded out the best. But what does that really tell us? Was he strong in pass pro? Did he excel at a particular technique, like reach blocking or combo blocking? Were there particular parts of his game where he struggled? Were there any examples of him making a specific type of error early and then correcting it later in the game? Are there particular things we'd like to see him do better in week 2? That's what UFR gives you, and that's why UFR is so great. Of course the grades aren't going to be as precise as the coaches--how could they, when only the coaches know exactly what plays were called and what duties each player was tasked with, and when only the coaches have access to the all-22 films? But UFR gives you about as much insight as can realistically be gleaned from the publicly-available information.


September 6th, 2017 at 10:36 AM ^

I suspect he'll be fine but unspectacular. A cursory rewatch suggested to me that there were only a few plays he really had a chance to be involved in and he was fine. His destruction of a double-team was a factor in the Winovich sack td play. However, there weren't a lot of wow moments compared to, say, Hurst (+3 on that screen snuff is a dead lock) and Bush.


September 6th, 2017 at 1:35 PM ^

broadcast which isn't necessarilly a bad thing for a safety. After re-watching the game it was very apparent he was very, very solid (as was Metellus). We might have the best safety duo (trio if you want to count Hudson) that I can remember at UM.

I absolutely love this defense and my guess is recruits will agree.


September 6th, 2017 at 9:52 AM ^

RPS is going to be at or near the all time record, whatever that is.  Even the Florida fans are saying essentially the same thing.  And their coach thinks it's just cause our guys are stronger, or something.  


September 6th, 2017 at 9:57 AM ^

Offense got RPS-'ed pretty good on a lot of runs. They had run blitzes or slants on that gave the blocking scheme no chance of succeeding a few times. On the other hand, these were also how they got burned on the cutback runs that did go big against them.

Defense is going to be a pretty comprehensive win but amplitude was small with FL only running ~50 plays.


September 6th, 2017 at 10:02 AM ^

Gil, Metelus, Ulizio, McKeon all the dudes that came in with little fanfare who look like contributors and some, possible stars.  If the staff is hitting on these guys now, especially early in their careers, lot of teams are going to have a real bad time playing Michigan in the weeks/years ahead.


September 6th, 2017 at 10:20 AM ^

Spreadsheet crash? What spreadsheet is he using? The recent versions of Excel saves automatically. I would be happy to donate Excel 2016 to prevent this from happening again. 


September 6th, 2017 at 10:36 AM ^

Definitely interested in seeing what he says about the right side of the O-line, but have to confess that I'm most interested in how Gary grades out.

And - dammit! - I don't want to wait.