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10/01/2018 - 11:05am I think it could be a…

I think it could be a combination of 2 things:

1) Opposing OCs know what is coming so they throw a lot of quick hitters. Not enough time to get obviously held on quick slants

2) When there is a longer developing pass play more often than not we hit the QB or sack. Refs are probably less likely to call a hold if you get to the QB anyway?

07/05/2018 - 1:03pm RichRod search was it for me…

RichRod search was it for me too. And I can tell you that now that I just reset my password AGAIN. Makes me long for HaloScan.

03/23/2018 - 1:50pm Why

1) What was wrong wrong the term "ENT" and why did they decide to fancy-ize it so that I can never figure out what floor to go to at the clinic?

2) +1 to you if you spelled that without googling

03/23/2018 - 1:39pm Future Doctors

They have a team full of Ear Nose Throat docs?

02/12/2018 - 11:27am I'm surpised they are not disbudded

I think I just found my summer activity for our fainting goats!

02/10/2018 - 1:51pm Will be there

searching Stub hub now. Taking my 2 younger boys and meeting up with my Badger son. Is there a visitor friendly section at Kohl?

01/09/2018 - 12:03pm I read 2,335

and was sad. Then you pointed out the missed 44, and I was depressed.

But you missed Speight's '3' so it is actually 234,435. Don't think anyone on this board will make it another 600 years. 

12/04/2017 - 4:44pm Too scared to post back then

Started lurking during the RichRod search. Handlejacking was hilarious. I enjoyed the WLA guys until they went full communist and stopped just being funny.

12/01/2017 - 11:42am Agreed

I think he wears his lawn mowing tennis shoes on the walk. Awesome.

11/29/2017 - 1:47pm Each is different

Both of my daughters left home for school and were back after a semester. They also have (much) younger brothers at home and I think that was the hardest part for them. My older son headed to Madison and is loving the freedom. Each is different and they will find their best path eventually.

Now one daughter is at grad school in Iowa and the other is on a grad school visit 1000 miles away at Alabama today. #humbelbrag?

The one visiting Alabama is killing me. She is raised in Wisconsin but I taught her right and she roots for the Maize and Blue. I'm not afraid she will turn to the dark side, but she is my sports buddy and having her leave will be harder on dad than anyone else.

11/13/2017 - 2:22pm Are they playing in a time warp?

Or can you just not read a clock?

11/10/2017 - 3:18pm Freeze Frame at 2:31


10/30/2017 - 11:45am Ready how?

Ready to take 2nd team snaps? Ready to play if a helmet comes off? Ready to finish a game if the starter is injured? Ready to play at home against a RIVAL? Ready to start? Ready to start on the road against a top 10 team?

There are varying degrees of readiness.

10/23/2017 - 6:04pm Your avatar

says you probably also did like me and watched the T&T match on a spanish speaking channel. Sports can be so depressing.

10/23/2017 - 2:41pm Pillow top

or mail order?

Wait, we're still talking about mattresses, right?

10/23/2017 - 2:34pm How can you do that?

I can't not watch. Even though I mostly have to DVR I still watch til the end. Maybe I fast-forward a bit. But I could never just not watch when I know a Michigan football game is on.

10/23/2017 - 2:31pm Because he's a dick?

Doesn't really need much more explanation

10/23/2017 - 2:24pm And?

What is the answer? Wife wants a new mattress and she will overspend 100% based solely on marketing. And I HATE having to talk to a salesman in what I know is a huge markup industry. So which one is the best?

Those ones where we can each have our own adjustable side seem very intriguing, but what about when you want to "meet in the middle"?

And thanks Brian for all the mattress banner ads now.

10/23/2017 - 2:23pm So you're saying

I should be happy we don't have EMU on the schedule this year?

10/23/2017 - 1:07pm Michigan is tied with Rutgers

And they just beat a common opponent in Purdue. Nothing is guaranteed at this point.

10/23/2017 - 1:03pm Can you see the rebuild?

Losing while growing is something that can be understood. But is there growth or hope for the future at the QB spot? Or anywhere on the O-Line except maybe Onwenu? Or hope that the passing co-ordinator realizes that the young WRs and QB can't run/decipher complex routes and maybe a simple slant or two would help? 

Is this the start of a 3 year plan? Because that is what it looks like right now. And that seems kinda crummy when they are already in year 3. And after seeing the coaches get owned on both sides of the ball next year does not seem very full of hope either.

10/23/2017 - 12:18pm Meritocracy

And he did not say it was because Drevno was doing a bang-up job. He said it is because Drevno and Harbaugh have been together forever and Drevno is a good guy.

"I expect him back. They are very close friends... He's here to stay. You can mark my words on it."

But where is his place on the staff? Does he stay as an OC? Guess that means Frey stays to coach OL? Do they continue to split the OL? Do we continue to have a Power vs Zone disconnect between our OL coaches?

10/23/2017 - 12:06pm Only if Old Testament

We need some fire and brimstone. No turning the other cheek. I can only ssume he would run POWER.

10/13/2017 - 10:35pm yeah but

they were playing a backup qb and the weather in the Carrier Dome was awful. So I'm sure the pollsters will cut them a break

10/11/2017 - 12:15am i believe Saturday

was just prep to numb us for this one.

and Howard will be back too because god forbid we play someone under 30 in goal

10/10/2017 - 11:31pm never again

will I get to see Bradley turn around and make a back pass for no fucking reason.

Besides Pulisic I don't think we'll see any of these players in 2022. Maybe Yedlin and Brooks if they stay can stay healthy for an extend time?

10/10/2017 - 12:49pm I'm no football guru

But I read this blog a lot and I think I have things figured out from what I have read this week:


The offense sucks because the RBs have no vision, can't pick up a blitz, fumble and don't drive through tackles


The offense sucks because our QBs can't process fast enough, throw too high with bad footwork, always take too long waiting for the slow developing routes and refuse to throw the easy checkdown?


The offense sucks because freshman wide receivers can't run good routes, don't block well and have stone hands?


The offense sucks because the O-Line is young, does not communicate well or pick up blitzes, and lacks athleticism on the outsides?


The offense sucks because the playbook is too big and confusing, the coaches don't trust the players, the play calls are predictable and the three-headed OC monster is not getting it done?

But the Tight Ends are pretty ok, right?

10/10/2017 - 12:39pm Ugh

Saturday was the 21st time in O’Korn’s career that he has thrown at least 10 passes in a game and it was the tenth time he failed to complete at least half of his pass attempts.

Rain or shine, this is who O’Korn is. If you’re a quarterback coach, he has enough ability to intrigue you, and enough inconsistency to get you fired.

10/10/2017 - 8:01am Changed my Friday shirt

always wear the same polo to work on game week Fridays. Lost a few pounds recently and thought it didn't look right so I switched to a block M tee and maize (omg Adidas!) pullover. I'm so ashamed.

10/09/2017 - 4:15pm But at least

they would probably be screaming loudly on the way down!

10/09/2017 - 4:13pm Just watched on TV

but I was pretty amazed at how jacked up everyone appeared to be even during the monsoon

10/09/2017 - 4:06pm Yea

He keeps teaching them to fumble. Bad coaching.

10/09/2017 - 3:55pm Then can we at least

play to his strengths? Maybe some read-option to slow down the D-Line?

10/09/2017 - 3:51pm One half

I think O'Korn can be the guy, but if the first half at Indiana does not show that then better get Peters some reps before PSU.

10/09/2017 - 3:42pm Missing the obvious

There is another QB already hiding on the field on all special teams plays. Maybe he just needs to run the show on offense too?

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10/09/2017 - 3:15pm Then why hire Frey?

His blocking scheme did not match what Harbaugh has always wanted to do. Too many varying philosphies and no one thing that works. 

10/09/2017 - 2:57pm YES!!!

Bacause then we can toss McCaffery aside and FINALLY move on to the Malzone era!

10/09/2017 - 2:52pm Why can't we run just one read option

With a quarterback who can run it and is instead chucking INTs in a monsoon?

10/09/2017 - 2:42pm From your lips

to God's ears. I really hope you are correct, but I just don't know. 

10/09/2017 - 2:27pm Bad pun

is bad

10/09/2017 - 2:26pm And

Has there been a penalty for it yet? I have not seen one.

10/09/2017 - 2:22pm And probably minus Winovich

He seems to love what he is doing at Michigan but won't the NFL come calling?

10/09/2017 - 2:19pm Can't there be a middle ground

Some yelling and screaming without flailing? I don't watch every single CFB game but I have not seen 1 penalty all year on a coach for going ballistic on the sidelines. Is this rule just a myth? He just seems... resigned? More sad than mad?

10/09/2017 - 11:49am Which one

The PF or the offsides that turned a loss of 2 into a gain of 5 and another down?

10/06/2017 - 4:48pm Trying to avoid

Trying to avoid channeling my inner Texas.…

If you win the coin toss, the correct answer is always to defer until the second half. There's pretty much no difference between opening the first or second half with the ball, but if you defer, there's a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny chance that the opponent will be so massively stupid that they will choose to kick off, forgetting that you will certainly choose to receive in the second half, thus giving you the ball twice.

Texas was that massively stupid.

10/06/2017 - 3:59pm Question

Wind in the 4th quarter may be an important factor. plus I want to see Nordin try from 60+ right before half. So how do you guarantee having the wind in the 4th quarter? 

If you defer, you may end up having to kickoff twice if you want to choose direction in the second half, correct? I think Ferentz did this recently.

And if you choose to kickoff or receive, you do not get a say in the direction.

Can you choose the direction and then the other team has to choose to kickoff or receive?

I tried googling and found some confusing answers.

09/27/2017 - 6:18pm Screen pass

Can't he destroy at will since it is behind the line of scrimmage? There is no pass interference in that case.

09/26/2017 - 5:58pm Coach is actually firing at SVP

Who sounded just like Brando on SC last night. Go to the 1:40 mark

SVP has always been one of my favorites but this was a bad take.

09/26/2017 - 2:26pm SVP said the same

I usually enjoy listening to SVP, but after the game last night he poked at Harbaugh for complaining about the locker room conditions while refusing to release depth charts until the last possible moment. Jump to the 1:40 mark

09/20/2017 - 10:28am The throw in the last linked video

I'm no QB expert but I think this is an example of results-based charting leading to continued bad form. You and Spath claim it is a great throw. I agree the read was good and result worked out, but to me it is perhaps a sign of why he is not making good throws consistently.

Look at Speight's arm just after he releases the ball. He hears footsteps and cuts off his motion half-way through with no follow through and starts to turtle. It almost looks as if he changed his mind in mid-throw and tried to stop his arm? The pass gets there in this instance but that form looks like it is likely to lead to a floated ball more often than a completion.

The first throw in this video is the identical pass you mentioned him missing in the first half. It is a clean pocket with good form and follow through but it misses the target. Is the later pass floated on purpose because he led Perry too much on this one? Shruggie.