|10/17/2018 - 7:55pm||Keeping a spy on him would…||
Keeping a spy on him would be nice too. His legs hurt us last year.
|10/15/2018 - 5:42pm||You can call "safe" returns…||
You can call "safe" returns that don't require you to be in your base D. This is what I would do. I think we are way more likely to get a crucial penalty than a blocked kick.
|10/12/2018 - 8:04pm||Do they have any association…||
Do they have any association to the university? Or even the state? This seems like weak sauce.
|10/12/2018 - 1:21am||With Gameday being here is…||
With Gameday being here is Pioneer going to be open for parking any earlier than noon?
|10/06/2018 - 5:46pm||Hi, have you met msu? We are…||
Hi, have you met msu? We are and always will be their super bowl regardless if they are winless or undefeated. Yes I want those assholes to lose and lose often.
|10/06/2018 - 10:36am||I think Higdon made a…||
I think Higdon made a terrible read on the run at the 5 mark in your vid. You read the ass of your blocks and run off them. Instead he ran directly into Owenu/tackler. He should of went outside Owenu or bounced. If he thought that was taken away he should have put his head down and run straight north. Their was a gap leading to the LB but he would have gained positive yards. His decision/read was the worst option available.
|10/06/2018 - 10:02am||Couldn't this be a poor…||
Couldn't this be a poor first step by Gentry? Instead of stepping towards the defender he should step outside first to get his head outside shoulder of the defender. If the defender shoots inside, that's great. The play is quick enough around the end shooting inside eliminates himself from the play. By attacking the defender head on he puts himself in a difficult position/angle to make this block. Unless he 100% expected a chip by McKeon I think he made the block harder on himself than it needed to be.
|10/05/2018 - 7:24pm||Eh, I'd rather reward the…||
Eh, I'd rather reward the walk-ons with blow out playing time instead of scholarship freshmen who will get their shot later in their careers. They deserve it.
|10/05/2018 - 2:07pm||If it was a blow out I don't…||
If it was a blow out I don't see the point in putting in your 4th string QB to hand the ball off against a defense that has already given up.
|10/01/2018 - 4:14pm||The Northwestern crowd…||
The Northwestern crowd sounded like they were cheering louder for us than them.
|10/01/2018 - 11:00am||The 2016 osu game was a…||
The 2016 osu game was a reffing abomination. That has absolutely nothing to do with 2018. If we get called for 11 penalties and 9 are correct calls, that's the problem. I am sure almost every fanbase out there says the same things we do. "We had more injuries, we never get the calls, we got screwed."
I am not going to join in with the crowd that says all the refs are out to get us when we are clearly shooting ourself in the foot way more often than we should. Yes there have been bad calls against us but shit happens, worry about the 9 times we f'ed up, not the 2 that the refs sucked.
Michigan's hyper aggressive defense is bound to get more penalties than a soft coverage team. In man to man it appears our guys are taught to grab the receivers.
In your defense that was the worst holding call I've ever seen on Higdon though, but it's still all the other flags we are getting that bug me.
|10/01/2018 - 10:32am||I agree with you. We…||
I agree with you. We probably thought we received a lot more than what we actually got. But CB is our deepest position on the team. Hill, Long, Watson, and Thomas are all good to excellent. My best guess is Brown through he'd excel in situational slot/nickelback coverage?
|10/01/2018 - 10:06am||You speak like you know…||
You speak like you know Harbaugh's personal decisions. Lyons was a very high rated safety out of HS and that was one of our weakest positions when he transferred in. Hughes I do not know as much about. 99% of the time grad transfers leave in search of more playing time and 99% of the time coaches want to bring them in because they have a legit chance to immediately get significant playing time.
To assume Harbaugh in handing out scholarships to players who he is almost certain will not see the field in any meaningful capacity seems like a far fetched assumption for one of the most competitive people in the world. Unless you believe a transfer will be a legit player I don't know how you don't give an extra scholarship to a walk-on who has been paying his own way and busting his ass just as hard as every other scholarship player on the team. Tru Wilson, our current #2 RB may not even be on the team if he was not awarded his.
You may be right but I think it's more likely our staff simply thought both players were much better than they actually were. I just can't imagine Harbaugh ever being like, "Hey you want to come here to be 5th string and never play but get a great degree?"
|10/01/2018 - 9:47am||I always rewatch games on…||
I always rewatch games on youtube but I can not find the Nebraska or NW games online. Has youtube finally banned this? Does anyone have links to these full games?
|10/01/2018 - 8:29am||Yeah but to Harbaugh isn't a…||
Yeah but to Harbaugh isn't a grad transfer close to 100% about football? It's awesome for Hughes to want to come here for an elite degree (who wouldn't want that?) but what was Harbaugh wanting in return from a scholarship player? This and Lyons have been strange grad transfers.
|09/30/2018 - 5:23pm||Year 1 we scored 13 points…||
Year 1 we scored 13 points against osu. Year 2 we scored 17 non-overtime points against osu. Year 3 we scored 20 against osu with a bad QB. The bare minimum points any non Bama team needs to beat osu is at least 21 points, and likely a little more than that still.
You NEED to put up big points to beat osu and in 3 years we are averaging 16.7 points/game against them, excluding OT. That is not near good enough.
Using poor play and turnovers as excuses for losing is bush league. Our offense must improve or history will continue to repeat itself.
|09/30/2018 - 4:41pm||The fact that a basic end…||
The fact that a basic end-around isn't considered vanilla in our playbook is all you need to hear to be concerned about our offensive creativity.
|09/30/2018 - 4:38pm||If we lose to both again…||
If we lose to both again then we need to bring in an elite OC. Harbaugh is our dude but he may need more help than we expected from an offensive coaching standpoint.
|09/30/2018 - 12:04am||Most were legit and they…||
Most were legit and they missed a personal foul call on Higdon when he got up and shoved a player well after the play ended. That potentially could have cost us the game too.
|09/26/2018 - 10:12am||People, quit acting like…||
People, quit acting like Rudock was a garbage player who couldn't beat out a nobody at Iowa. First, Rudock played well at Iowa. Look up the numbers. He was already a more polished a QB than most of you ever will give credit for. Second, he got beat out by a future 3rd round NFL draft pick.
|09/23/2018 - 11:54am||Watching BTN they just said…||
Watching BTN they just said since joining the FBS Buffalo is 2-32 against power 5 schools. Guess who both those wins are against...
|09/22/2018 - 7:23pm||Exactly! And the "head and…||
Exactly! And the "head and neck area" part of the rule is ridiculous. If you bury your facemask into a QBs sternum it should be considered a great hit. Not a "neck area" targeting ejection.
|09/22/2018 - 7:17pm||Last week he lead with his…||
Last week he lead with his shoulder and still got a targeting call. The way the rule is enforced now sucks. You're damned if you do, damned if you don't.
|09/20/2018 - 11:39pm||Dude, backs at the college…||
Dude, backs at the college and NFL level are taught to go low on blocks on certain occasions. Saying its a courage thing is stupid. Evans is not the only who has cut block on our team. Does our coaching staff lack courage for teaching low blocks? Also he did not gain 25lbs. You made that number up. Don't make stuff up. His post-Herbert pic on instagram said he we went from 202 to 217. But in 2017 he said our last strength staff got him up to 212.
Our mgoblog spring weights have him at 200 in '16 and 206 in '17 and his mgoblue roster weight is 216 for this season.
I agree with you about Evans not being very good at it and missing Smith's blocking.
|09/19/2018 - 6:40pm||Do you realize we have…||
Do you realize we have started at least one, and often two, interior players at OT in each of the last 6-7 years or so. This year...again, both our OTs are better suited to play inside. We need more OTs until this trend we created ends. Our current OL recruiting class is mostly interior players again.
|09/19/2018 - 11:35am||Obviously a college weight…||
Obviously a college weight program and college coaching will help him immensely but Zach looks to have very short arms for his size, stands straight up out of the snap, lunges and dips his head down to make contact, is lumbering when he runs rather than looking like a smooth athlete for his position, doesn't display D1 lateral agility in the limited clip seen, and really didn't look as noticeably different from the rest of his teammates on the line as desired. I would consider him a project interior OL who needs a couple years to reshape his body.
LT is your athlete of the OL. You want long arms and lateral quickness, real quick feet. Need a strong punch without lunging to make contact. LT is the OL position most often tasked with taking on the opponents best pass rusher. You need to see a guy here who bends at the knees when and not folding at the waist when making contact or when making sudden moves.
But I also predicted Stueber would be starting by this year, so what do I know.
|09/18/2018 - 7:48pm||This is known fact by now…||
This is known fact by now. But I'm starting to seriously believe he may be a sociopath.
|09/18/2018 - 7:46pm||Gentry didn't come back to a…||
Gentry didn't come back to a ball on an O'Korn interception last year and O'Korn was visibly pissed about it. But all you could read on here was how bad O'Korn was and absolutely nothing about Gentry failing to attack the ball. I think it's likely a coaching flaw that our big guys don't win jump balls or become defenders when necessary.
|09/18/2018 - 7:38pm||Too early to tell with Frey…||
Too early to tell with Frey there. He walked into a dumpster fire and is known for taking underweight tackles out of high school and develop them into really good tackles after they put on enough weight a couple years later.
|09/18/2018 - 1:08pm||So you created a thread to…||
So you created a thread to call out our best poster and basically say unless you have only positive opinions than you shouldn't post anything?
I hope you retire from starting topics on here. This is trash.
|09/16/2018 - 10:00pm||John MF'ing Beilein... Nuff…||
John MF'ing Beilein... Nuff said
|09/16/2018 - 7:55pm||This has been a gripe for a…||
This has been a gripe for a while with me. Pick plays are part of nearly every team's passing attack. They are very effective and rarely get called as offensive interference. We are either so bad at them that I can't tell we run them or we just don't have them installed.
|09/16/2018 - 7:20pm||In your fan opinion do you…||
In your fan opinion do you believe Harbaugh can recognize if he needs major offensive coaching help or is there enough stubbornness to think he can handle it on his own?
|09/16/2018 - 7:17pm||Every single other person on…||
Every single other person on this blog would be called a troll and negged to hell for saying this. I hope someday negative and positive opinions can be rationally debated on here. Maybe we can start that now?
|09/16/2018 - 1:36pm||Your pic looks like 2% milk…||
Your pic looks like 2% milk. Do you even drink milk bro?
|09/12/2018 - 1:40am||Higdon was already at or…||
Higdon was already at or very near top end speed meanwhile the WMU player was not and had to change direction which more than makes up having a bit or an angle on Higdon. I never said it wasn't a good run. And I didn't even mention the O line. What is up your ass?
I made an observation about a player's speed after he has added a large amount of weight to his frame in a fairly short time. It is possible he is slightly slower due to the gains, or not. But you sure are jumping to a lot of assumptions.
Edit: And the player he outran has had THREE acl tears. If you want to brag about speed this is not the play to do it and be pompous about it.
|09/11/2018 - 9:31pm||He seemed to know exactly…||
He seemed to know exactly what he was supposed to do which impressed me. If you're uncertain on the line you are late. If you're late, you're beat.
|09/11/2018 - 4:17pm||Higdon and Bredeson had to…||
Higdon and Bredeson had to be very close. Owenu was not bad. Ruiz, I doubt was very close.
|09/11/2018 - 4:13pm||I read they try to take…||
I read they try to take context into every play more so than stats. So if a player runs untouched through a monster hole for an 80 yard score he likely wouldn't be graded as high as a guy who ran 50 yards, did not score, but broke 6 tackles in the process and had no blocking help whatsoever. That said, if he wasn't a 70 than he must of been a 69 or so. He played well.
|09/11/2018 - 4:05pm||I thought he looked slightly…||
I thought he looked slightly faster last year without the extra bulk. The WMU safety almost caught him on the 67 yarder and that Bronco didn't look like a burner either.
|09/11/2018 - 11:58am||Kissing your sister is a joke||
Kissing your sister is a joke
|09/11/2018 - 11:56am||Higdon had made a similar…||
Higdon had made a similar block before. Consistently is what we are missing. We need a back to block like that consistently.
|09/11/2018 - 11:53am||Do we even know what we do…||
Do we even know what we do well yet? It's been 2 games and 1 of them was ugly offensively. I'm sure people had your same ideas when playing an FCS school in 2007. Or Akron in 2013 immediately after beating Notre Dame and CMU by 50.
You can never mark a game as a victory before its played and we would get ugly upsets happen on us often if we did.
|09/09/2018 - 5:35pm||Similar sentiments were…||
Similar sentiments were prominent here after we played Cincy and Air Force last year. They finished a combined 9-15.
msu is legitimately struggling. If Indiana can knock them off their next game the wheels are officially coming off. Go Hoosiers!
|09/08/2018 - 2:39am||Ulizio...but it's too close…||
Ulizio...but it's too close for comfort.
|09/08/2018 - 2:32am||He went very easy on Ruiz…||
He went very easy on Ruiz. He did not play well. And that last play where he decides to chase his player all the way around the end of the line? There is never an instance where that would be a good idea.
|09/08/2018 - 2:27am||Higdon's strength is also…||
Higdon's strength is also his weakness. He hits north and south with great acceleration and decent power. However, he has very little patience as a runner. He often seems committed pre-snap to go balls out in the gap location that is supposed to develop regardless if it opens up or not. This will cause him to miss cut back lanes or waiting for a gap to open when necessary. Charbonnet for the win.
Your last point is critical. We are STILL under recruiting tackles and it has been our achilles heel for close to a decade. What in the hell is going on here? We started 5 interior linemen against Notre Dame.
|09/08/2018 - 2:10am||Remember when Wisconsin ran…||
Remember when Wisconsin ran the ball every single play in the 2nd half except I think once against us?... and still ran it down our throats. Yeah I want to be on the other end of that for a change.
|09/08/2018 - 1:46am||This! We used to talk about…||
This! We used to talk about the "stanfordization" transformation around here with great excitement. We saw glimpses of it with the multiple TE/FB formations and pre-snap shifts as early as year 1. I remember reading about what Pep was bringing to the table when hired and it was more of a passing spread style offense. We failed miserably at it last year an abandoned it to go back to Power O which improved the offense. Now with a good QB who has spread offense background we try re-installing a Pep spread with so far disappointing results. Obviously this was Harbaugh's decision but what the hell happened to the man who raised Stanford from the grave with smashmouth football?
|09/08/2018 - 1:31am||Why would you pick the…||
Why would you pick the fastest guy on the entire team to try proving your point? And a guy who primarily only played special teams.