Snowflakes Thread: Coaching

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on November 1st, 2014 at 6:39 PM

This will be the thread for your various snowflakes about the coaching and decision-making in general throughout the game. We can even throw in special teams at no extra charge and offer a factory warranty on this thread (not valid in Morristown, NJ due to a very dumb ordinance). 



November 1st, 2014 at 6:43 PM ^

why can't the users create these anymore? it was better when it was an organic thing, not automatic sterile "post your thoughts on this here" type thread... 

just sayin 


November 1st, 2014 at 7:21 PM ^

These threads are meant to catch the thoughts that by themselves would probably not qualify as threads unto themselves, not stifle the discussion. I've mentioned before that if there is a good in-depth discussion of a specfic player, sequence, stays because those deserve their own discussions usually.

It's also much more convenient for modding purposes as well as the board's purposes, I would think, if we do not have dozens (more after losses, I bet) of individual observations which may lack the detail and depth to really stand alone. Even worse, several threads discussing the same event if a particular incident stuck out during the game. 

I know they aren't popular in some circles, but at least in my own opinion, it helps keep the better threads separate if there is a respository for hot takes and and more brief remarks. 

So, the users can do this - these threads are mostly meant to mitigate redundancies and make the board and easier read for everyone. It's not perfect obviously, and I am always willing to discuss the policy, of course.


November 2nd, 2014 at 10:45 AM ^

Not sure why it bugs me, it just seems like these threads used to get a lot more activity than they do now. I understand your reasoning, and judging by the voting on my original comment I'm not in the majority on this so I will forever hold my peace. 

Thanks for responding. 


November 1st, 2014 at 6:46 PM ^

but this team has been very consistent all year.

Against good teams, we get worked. 0-31 ND, 10-26 Utah, 11-35 Sparty.

Against mediocre teams, we play close games. 24-26 Rutgers, 18-13 PSU.

Against butt-awful teams, we win easily. 52-14 App St, 34-10 NTM, 34-10 Indiana w/no QB.

The one exception to this rule came when we decided to play Morris, which effectively turned Minnesota from a mediocre opponent into a strong opponent.


November 1st, 2014 at 11:42 PM ^

I hope PSU does qualify as "mediocre," because Maryland had to kick a last-second FG to beat PSU today.  I would love to see this team get six wins and go into Columbus with a bid to a crappy bowl against a crappy team wrapped up.  They would play with absolutely nothing to lose. 

Most of all, they would know that they could lose to OSU and still finish over .500 by beating a MAC team or some other equivalent.

Victor Valiant

November 1st, 2014 at 6:49 PM ^

Coaching was good today. Offensive play calling was fine. Defense looked good. Offensive line looked improved because Drake finally gives us a running back who hits holes before they close.


November 1st, 2014 at 8:30 PM ^

was still poor.  What is the deal with the end of the half?  Does Hoke think if you score with less than 2 minutes left in a half that the points don't count?  I cheered mightily when they called a timeout only to watch them let Indiana bleed 40 seconds on 4th down and then run 4 straight downs to go into halftime.


November 1st, 2014 at 7:20 PM ^

as if he has been told he is done after the season.

Anyone that takes solace from this win is delusional. Indiana is a bad team made worse without a college QB. To compound matters they choose to hold out thier best runner for almost an entire half. It is if Indiana decided before the game they were going to lose.

It was a very sad display of collegiate competiveness.


November 1st, 2014 at 6:56 PM ^

Ughh so a bowl looks possible... Yeah...extra practice is nice for developing young talent... Is there any chance Hoke keeps his job winning next 2 and losing to Ohio?