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11/20/2018 - 7:11pm Leaning towards the FG. Our…

Leaning towards the FG. Our major weakness this year has been rz defense. 

11/20/2018 - 3:27pm That's only PFF's grades for…

That's only PFF's grades for Big Ten QBs in week 12 games. I think Patterson has actually passed Haskins as top QB in the conference on the year in PFF's numbers, based on this graphic:

Patterson Hasksins Comp.jpg

Edit: So nice, I did it twice

11/20/2018 - 3:27pm That's only PFF's grades for…

That's only PFF's grades for Big Ten QBs in week 12 games. I think Patterson has actually passed Haskins as top QB in the conference on the year in PFF's numbers, based on this graphic:

Patterson Hasksins Comp.jpg

11/20/2018 - 3:05pm Oh I agree, it's not…

Oh I agree, it's not something I'm personally concerned about, you just know there will be some egos tested and some pride to swallow somewhere.

11/20/2018 - 2:12pm The only issue with this DL…

The only issue with this DL class is that some highly rated kid is going to get stuck behind another, or moved to OL. Harrison, Hinton/Smith, Hinton/Karlaftis, Karlaftis/Ojabo is an absolute freak unit. You'd have no problem convincing me that 3-4 of them could become the best that Don Brown has ever had at their future positions.

My only critique of Ojabo is that he doesn't have a Scottish accent. Disappointing.

11/20/2018 - 1:44pm And Mazi Smith...

And David…

And Mazi Smith...

And David Ojabo...

11/20/2018 - 1:06pm He's one of like 7 people on…

He's one of like 7 people on Earth who might actually look better with a mullet than without.

11/20/2018 - 1:03pm If so, my b, but I don't…

If so, my b, but I don't think I'm the only one who missed that. Don't think he worded his comment very well if that was his intent.

11/20/2018 - 12:08pm Yes, and you live on 25% of…

Yes, and you live on 25% of your after-tax income (if that's possible in LA) and build up your nest egg because that would be the last HC job he would ever get. 

11/20/2018 - 11:42am Notre Dame has had multiple…

Notre Dame has had multiple academic scandals under Kelly and had an intern die because Kelly made him go up in a scissor lift in 60 mph winds. I think their administration could justify hiring Urban Meyer in their heads.

11/20/2018 - 11:40am I totally agree with your…

I totally agree with your second paragraph, and I touched on that in my other comment above. If Penn State has any edge on USC, it's the authentic college environment, where as USC feels more like a sterile, big city NFL team in a lame stadium, with casual, yet demanding fans. 

11/20/2018 - 11:36am Aesthetically it's garbage,…

Aesthetically it's garbage, and trust me, I don't like complimenting Penn State, but USC plays in a horrible stadium for a college football team. 

College football is great because of the unique environments that it exists in. USC plays in a multipurpose venue from the 1920s designed to host track and field, equestrian, and gymnastic events.

Los Angeles is a trash football town in general, and both of their Power 5 programs have horrible home stadiums (yes, the Rose Bowl is iconic, but as a bowl game, not as a home stadium). If Penn State has any edge on USC, it's that it can better deliver the authentic college atmosphere.

11/20/2018 - 11:28am I'm not sure why Mike Gundy…

I'm not sure why Mike Gundy keeps getting mentioned when major jobs open up. Do people think he's a fit anywhere other than Oklahoma State?

Gundy is somewhat like their Harbaugh. He was a starting QB at OSU. He's from a town outside of OKC, not too far from Stillwater. His offensive style is made for the Big 12 and he's at a program that doesn't expect him to compete for a playoff spot every year. He rocks a mullet, hunts rattlesnakes, and takes his shirt off sometimes. I don't think Mike Gundy is going anywhere, I think he's absolutely in his perfect niche in life.

11/20/2018 - 11:24am Yeah Norvell would be in my…

Yeah Norvell would be in my top group of G5 coaches as well. Wells would be #1 for me though.

11/20/2018 - 11:23am Even if the fire was a…

Even if the fire was a sentient creature that only attacked and destroyed the property of celebrities, yes, good people still feel bad for people who lose important things to natural disasters. Also, most of the "celebrities" who lost homes in this fire lost their primary residences. If they live and work in LA, the fire wasn't burning down some vacation home they visit for five days every year.

However, as others have pointed out, the celebrities losing their second or third homes makeup an incredibly small portion of the devastation from this fire. You continue to be an absolute cretin on this board.

11/20/2018 - 11:17am His Dudeness has always been…

His Dudeness has always been one of the worst posters on this board. An idiot and an asshole to boot.

11/20/2018 - 11:15am USC is absolutely a better…

USC is absolutely a better job than Penn State. Franklin is from PA, so he might not take the USC job, but by no means is Penn State a better job.

USC is a blue blood, USC is in the most talent-rich area of the most talent-rich state in the union, USC has more wins, more national titles, more history, USC is a better school, etc. 

The only thing that is better at Penn State is their stadium. 

11/20/2018 - 11:11am If you protect and employ a…

If you protect and employ a known child molester for 30+ years, you're a party to abuse, my guy.

That's like saying you didn't help The Green River Killer kill anybody, you just knew he was doing it and didn't tell anybody and gave him the means to continue doing it by employing him and not alerting authorities. 

 

11/20/2018 - 10:42am Oh the dilemma for Catholic…

Oh the dilemma for Catholic ND fans to finally have a coach that shares his name with many Popes, but for that coach to also be the sleaziest scumbag in the college game.

11/20/2018 - 10:40am This just doesn't seem to be…

This just doesn't seem to be a great year to need a new coach.

OSU will probably decide between Matt Campbell and Ryan Day if Urban leaves.

The smartest/luckiest team with a vacancy will hire Matt Wells. 

Seth Littrell and Neal Brown have impressed me. 

Other than that, I'm not sure who the great, young talent who has established themselves as HCs of lower tier programs is.

 

11/20/2018 - 10:36am We live in a society

We live in a society

11/20/2018 - 10:35am In LA? Weed. In Bakersfield?…

In LA? Weed. In Bakersfield? Meth.

11/20/2018 - 10:34am Soooo Notre Dame after the…

Soooo Notre Dame after the Browns hire Kelly?

11/20/2018 - 10:02am Our staff adjusts like very…

Our staff adjusts like very few other staffs do. You better blow us out of the water in the first half or you're not going to beat us.

11/20/2018 - 9:39am Not going - 

Large Meek…

Not going - 

Large Meek Mill head saying, "LOSS OF MEMORY, HE MUST HAVE THEM XANS IN HIM". Throw a Michigan hat on Meek. 

11/19/2018 - 7:34pm Not exactly though. Their…

Not exactly though. Their passing game (the half of their offense that actually has regular success) is all Kevin Wilson's doing, and Kevin Wilson got to Ohio State the year after Warinner left. Warinner doesn't know Wilson's stuff anymore than any defensive coach who has scouted Ohio State.

Now, what Warinner is likely to know about is the specific techniques and tendencies of position coaches that were there when he was there, most notably their DL coach Johnson. Warinner should know how to attack their DL from seeing Johnson's guys in practice for 3 years.

11/19/2018 - 6:41pm Yeah, the main difference,…

Yeah, the main difference, however, is that OSU's catastrophe unit is their LBs, whereas the Pats' was the DL. Michigan has to consistently deliver RBs to the second level, and force the LBs to move around because they're prone to misdiagnose and get in bad fits (and I think we'll do that).

11/19/2018 - 5:37pm The Lions beat the Pats…

The Lions beat the Pats because the Pats run defense was still trash at the time (it has climbed all the way to "meh") and Patricia knew this because he built that trash unit. The Pats were also without multiple starters in the front seven that day. Patricia's brilliant strategy to topple Goliath that day was "Don't Give the Ball to Tom". The Lions ran the ball, never snapped it with over 10 seconds on the play clock, and gave Brady and his Edelman-less offense like 8 possessions to beat them. 

I'm a Pats fan, I was there, and it was so painful to know in the first quarter that we were going to die a slow death thanks to the most obvious gameplan of all time.

11/19/2018 - 5:28pm You spelled "We had John O…

You spelled "We had John O'Korn" wrong.

11/19/2018 - 5:27pm Here are the assistant…

Here are the assistant coaches at OSU who overlapped with Warinner:

Tony Alford, RB, 2015-16

Larry Johnson, DL, 2014-16

Greg Schiano, DC, 2015-16

Greg Studrawa, OL, 2016

 

Ed probably has some insight into the the techniques taught by all those coaches and the weaknesses of/how to attack said techniques. I doubt that this week will be the first time he appraises Jim & staff of any OSU insight he has.

11/19/2018 - 4:31pm I've definitely heard…

I've definitely heard speculation that there is, or at least that they've been discussing his exit since his suspension.

11/19/2018 - 3:28pm He can't quit without paying…

He can't quit without paying OSU.

This is entirely different from "he can't just quit". He can quit whenever he wants. There might be an enforceable penalty, but he's not an indentured servant.

11/19/2018 - 3:14pm You'd be a horrible agent.

You'd be a horrible agent.

11/19/2018 - 3:06pm This has been a safe-ish…

This has been a safe-ish guess for a while now. They look bad. He looks bad. He had a tiff with the administration. We've seen this all before.

11/19/2018 - 9:35am Stueber replaced JBB when…

Stueber replaced JBB when Hudson was still on the team. I don't see the worry here.

11/19/2018 - 9:11am Well it gives them something…

Well it gives them something to worry about, which is just a notch below oxygen and water among life-giving forces for Michigan fans.

11/19/2018 - 9:06am Get out of here before we…

Get out of here before we bash you, nerd. We listen to mgoweather the day of the game and that's it - no other weather nerds.

11/17/2018 - 10:57am Haskins if he goes, Herbert,…

Haskins if he goes, Herbert, Finley, Drew Lock, Stidham, Grier, people talk about Thorson, the Jones kid from Duke, Rypien from Boise. Those guys will all get drafted, and I'd guess almost all would go before Shea. What will determine Shea's decision (probably) is where the big drop off occurs. I think only Herbert and Haskins, and maybe Finley will be 1st rounders. How far do the other guys that are above Shea fall? Are Lock and Stidham and Grier going to fall to the 3rd round and that becomes Shea's ceiling?

Shea would be in the conversation with Tyree Jackson (Muskegon's own) from Buffalo and Easton Stick from NDSU right now as tweener guys who are certainly draftable but who are probably not NFL ready tomorrow.

11/17/2018 - 10:28am There was an email from…

There was an email from Michigan football-related persons to other Michigan football reporter-ish persons saying that, if Shea was making his decision at this moment, Shea would be coming back. Shea was asked about that later and said that he hasn't thought about the NFL, or the only thing he's thought about is this season...something to that effect. 

I think it's fairly uncontroversial to say that 1. Shea came to Michigan with designs to play one season here, enter the draft, and be a first round pick, 2. Shea would not be a first round pick this year and might not even be a second round pick, and 3. Shea is enjoying his time and his teammates at Michigan more than he anticipated and doesn't want this to end.

11/17/2018 - 10:23am I'm sure that his plan…

I'm sure that his plan before the year was to be a one-and-done, but I would guess 3rd round is a real decision for him. 2nd or better he's definitely gone. Problem is, I'd guess he gets 4th or 5th round grade as of today. Lacks prototypical size and is still a tad slow in his progressions.

He's a great college QB who would need most of his first contract to develop right now. 

11/17/2018 - 8:59am I'd guess he returns, as of…

I'd guess he returns, as of today.

11/16/2018 - 10:23am When they were ranked in the…

When they were ranked in the top 15 and had only lost on the road at Texas A&M and at home to #6 Georgia.

11/16/2018 - 8:29am I am laughing at "I don't…

I am laughing at "I don't want to have to get mean." And do what? Call me a name on the internet? Very tough, much threatened.

11/16/2018 - 8:23am Ok cool, Maizen.

Hook Em!

Ok cool, Maizen.

Hook Em!

11/15/2018 - 11:29pm Taller Chris Perry was my…

Taller Chris Perry was my comparison. Not a 4.4 guy, but a guy with enough speed, great balance and vision, can make all the cuts, and absolutely loves contact. Trying to think of other NFL comps...maybe a James Conner? Matt Forte was a 6'2 guy, but Forte had a little more shake to his game, he was more of a receiver playing RB and I don't think he played at 220 or over. 

Charbonnet is not Ty Isaac in that he's a guy that is not really looking to avoid contact. If you want to take him head on he's happy to play that game. Ty was never physical enough to be a feature college RB.

11/15/2018 - 11:17pm Yeah, pretty much. There…

Yeah, pretty much. There aren't a lot of backs nowadays who aren't APBs, just because of how pass heavy most offenses are, but APBs to me are guys who can run routes out of the backfield and catch and maybe even be motioned out of the backfield to a receiver position. Like you said, guys you don't have to take off the field based on playcall or personnel.

11/15/2018 - 10:47pm Yeah I mean Glenn is a trash…

Yeah I mean Glenn is a trash name, if we're being honest. When I hear Glenn I think either a super nerdy, vanilla white guy, or like a really sketchy, white trash guy that you don't want to be around. Like Glenns can either be Notaries or Exotic Lizard Salesmen.

11/15/2018 - 10:39pm Actually we have 13, already…

Actually we have 13, already discounting Kurt Taylor and not accounting for Ben VanSumeren, even though he will eventually move back to fullback.

11/15/2018 - 10:35pm Good call, I thought he was…

Good call, I thought he was going to be a very good RB for us. I think he did get moved back to offense btw.

11/15/2018 - 10:34pm You know the difference…

You know the difference between a violin and a fiddle?