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11/13/2018 - 9:51am That's probably why Bo had…

That's probably why Bo had the philosophy that when you throw the ball, three things can happen -- two of them bad.

 

11/12/2018 - 8:02pm Probably needs more work in…

Probably needs more work in the weight room.

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Er... uh... maybe not.

11/09/2018 - 7:56am (No subject)

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11/07/2018 - 10:52am That's why we need to expand…

That's why we need to expand to eight teams my humble opinion. While it won't necessarily remove SEC bias, it will ensure other teams and conferences have opportunities they don't currently.

11/05/2018 - 4:17pm Not a sticker fan. One man's…

Not a sticker fan. One man's opinion.

11/05/2018 - 9:31am Uh... Papa Smurf?

Uh... How about Papa Smurf?

11/05/2018 - 8:46am Yes, nothing is inevitable,…

Yes, nothing is inevitable, especially when it comes to college football. One or two crazy plays (as we well know) can determine the outcome. That said, go blue!

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11/02/2018 - 7:24am Obviously, Franklin is…

Obviously, Franklin is attempting to send a message to the officiating crew. 

10/30/2018 - 11:51am Picking a national champion…

Picking a national champion from among only  4 teams has always been a problem, to me. I have never understood why they didn't Institute a system in which the power 5 Conference champions plus 3 at-large teams played for the championship. The current system leaves too many unanswered questions.

10/26/2018 - 7:31am ...'nuff said?



 

...'nuff said?

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10/24/2018 - 9:17am Now that the speculation is…

Now that the speculation is over, I can almost hear the O-Lines of the remaining teams on the schedule groaning with the possibility of staring across the line of scrimmage at Rashan & Company. 

10/24/2018 - 9:03am Injuries are a tricky thing…

Injuries are a tricky thing. While medically a player might be cleared to play, the pain factor is really up to the player to determine and on which to take a decision. We're fortunate we're deep enough on the line this year to have kept the winning train rolling without Rashan. He will be needed if we're going to have any shot at winning out and making the playoffs, IMHO.

10/24/2018 - 8:47am That's encouraging, indeed…

That's encouraging, indeed. Heal quickly, Rashan! The bye week is coming at a good time, too.

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10/24/2018 - 6:09am Football is a game of…

Football is a game of constant, high-speed collisions. Part of the problem with targeting is that it tries to measure, judge and penalize player intent. Egregious, personal "Gholston" fouls are one thing. Incidental helmet-to-helmet contact at full game speed is quite another. 

10/23/2018 - 2:24pm He seems very "Hart-like" to…

He seems very "Hart-like" to me in terms of skill set and running style. As such, he could land on an NFL roster as Hart did, but I'm not sure he's starter material. I'd love to be proven wrong. We shall see.

10/23/2018 - 10:13am This crap is over the top…

This crap is over the top and Dantonio is ultimately responsible for keeping things on the up-and-up on the field. That said, Onwenu and Runyan's responses were golden.

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10/23/2018 - 9:37am Hey Warde, I'm just curious…

Hey Warde, I'm just curious... Have you been paying attention to the egregious play by MSU players in recent years?

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10/22/2018 - 6:51pm Those who stay... 

That…

Those who stay... 

That said, we increasingly live in a world (sadly) where instant gratification has become the norm and the expectation.

10/22/2018 - 1:12pm I have a feeling Gary is…

I have a feeling Gary is wrestling with this whole idea. I can't imagine that he would sit out the rest of the year if he's at all able to play and participate in what could be a B1G championship run... Possibly a playoff berth as well. My quarter says if he is physically able to play, he will play this year. 

10/22/2018 - 8:12am This was egregious and…

This was egregious and inexcusable. He could have broken Denard's neck. 

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10/20/2018 - 10:07am Not making the trip? Not…

Not making the trip? Not even to cheer on your teammates? I'm not sure I understand. Coach's decision, I would think, but why? Is that standard protocol?

10/19/2018 - 1:01pm We're all excited and…

We're all excited and nervous for the game and just want to chat. The weather is always something to chat about when it comes to football. It's that simple. 

10/19/2018 - 12:32pm It's density... er, uh…

It's density... er, uh... destiny... 

10/19/2018 - 7:45am True 'dat. That said, one…

True 'dat. That said, one guy's response to the forecast would seem to indicate a wetter preference:

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10/19/2018 - 6:32am (No subject)

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10/19/2018 - 6:15am (No subject)

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10/19/2018 - 6:06am (No subject)

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10/19/2018 - 6:02am (No subject)

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10/19/2018 - 5:57am Gotta dance to 'dat tune!

Gotta dance to 'dat tune!

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10/19/2018 - 5:46am I agree with the NBA…

I agree with the NBA sentiment. It's just not fun to watch any more.

10/18/2018 - 8:40pm Well, when it comes to MSU…

Well, when it comes to MSU quarterback's depth, I'd say he's in so deep that he's up to his neck in trouble Saturday!

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10/18/2018 - 2:36pm (No subject)

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10/18/2018 - 10:59am (No subject)

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10/17/2018 - 5:06pm That might help explain…

That might help explain Harbaugh's recent, terse, non-responses about injuries during pressers.

10/17/2018 - 5:00pm ...that a program awards a…

...that a program awards a limited number of valuable scholarships. If someone is healthy enough to play, and yet isn't living up to their end of the bargain, that puts a program at a contractual disadvantage, doesn't it? 

I'm no attorney, but blah, blah, blah... holiday inn express...

10/17/2018 - 4:54pm One wonders whether this is…

One wonders whether this is a new trend among those deemed NFL-worthy. If someone's not 100% (and actually, no one is throughout a season), who decides whether they play or not? If team doctors (and also coaches) say someone can return from being injured, but the player decides he's not ready or willing to play, what recourse does a program have regarding the player-team scholarship/contract? 

It's all a bit unnerving. This didn't happen in previous decades. I never liked the one-and-done scenario in college basketball, and now that phenomenon seems to be potentially happening through self-imposed injury exile. (I'm not necessarily pointing fingers at Gary.)

Sounds like a bigger mess is in the making here.

 

10/13/2018 - 10:59am Rumor has it he's sporting a…

Rumor has it he's sporting a couple of new Jumpman bionic feet.

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10/09/2018 - 7:17am He reminds me of a buddy of…

He reminds me of a buddy of mine who isn't happy unless he's angry.

10/02/2018 - 11:15am I wonder what type of cardio…

I wonder what type of cardio workout protocol they had him do during his rehab? I would think getting back into anything resembling game-playing condition, even for a young kid, would take a few weeks. 

09/27/2018 - 8:18am Seems like the game is…

Seems like the game is getting closer to rugby style as the years go by with more and more tackling rules becoming enacted. Helmets remain the primary "weaponized component" that provide a false sense of security and clear the way for dangerous, head-to-head tackles. Of course, helmets carry the brands, and will never leave the game (at least as long as I'm alive). It's ironic that as helmets become safer with more concussion-reducing technology, they could become even more dangerous giving players a devil-may-care attitude regarding helmet-to-helmet contact. 

08/30/2018 - 8:14am (No subject)

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08/29/2018 - 11:05am (No subject)

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08/29/2018 - 8:23am Regarding Penn State last…

Regarding Penn State last year, I think that game exposed our aggressive defense's primary weakness. Namely, by playing an attacking style, it exposes us a bit to crossing routes and intermediate-length pass plays, which also was exhibited during the OSU game when they changed QBs and were able to connect on some of those. 

Fortunately, NDs QB hasn't shown the ability to reliably connect on too many of those, at least historically. 

Should be a very interesting game. I still think we manage to overcome slanted officiating and walk out of South Bend with a narrow victory.

08/28/2018 - 12:35pm (No subject)

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08/28/2018 - 9:57am Tough game to win on the…

Tough game to win on the road. All things being equal (which they aren't) we win this game. The challenge we face is that it's a night game on the road with refs that will likely favor the home team. Sadly, I think the refs will play an unfair role in this game and keep it closer than it should be. 

Watch the penalties and how many holding calls are made against NDs O-line. They will have to hold on nearly every play to keep our D-line at bay.

That said, I think we still manage to win by one score. M-21. ND-17.

 

08/24/2018 - 1:57pm When you sit as high in the…

When you sit as high in the firmament as D1 college football coaches and their associative ADs, there is a far more lenient standard from which they are judged and to which varying degrees of "punishment" is meted out. Same with our national politicians. It sucks, but it's true.

That said, it's time to move on. I'm sure Myer's embarrassment (aka "punishment") of being held out of three games is weighing heavily on his conscience!    /s

 

 

08/23/2018 - 9:51am As we've seen repeatedly,…

As we've seen repeatedly, universities are their own little fiefdoms with their own set of guidelines and rules that they choose to enforce only if and when it serves their purposes. Sadly, even local and federal authorities often look the other way to placate these people and protect the institutions. 

Politics at its worst. 

08/22/2018 - 1:07pm I think he makes an…

I think he makes an interesting argument. That said, I think attempting to rank coaches (and even players) is rather pointless. 

08/15/2018 - 6:39pm Probably not looking back…

Probably not looking back... However, I think he's inferring this year in his analysis, which suggests either a bias or ignorance of the current rosters. I'm not totally objective, but I would think even a casual observer would have to say that our roster is a bit superior to Staee's. 

08/15/2018 - 5:19pm (No subject)

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