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11/06/2018 - 7:12pm It's a lot of work and… It's a lot of work and serious time commitment if your hearts not 100% in it (for whatever reason). The daily grind can be rough even for those fully bought in or hopeful of future. No clue his situation but there's plenty of reasons to transfer and various times to do so. Maybe he wants to enjoy being a student for a bit while considering his next move. Who knows
11/04/2018 - 10:35am warde did

warde did

10/26/2018 - 6:24pm Really? It's prob a few…

Really? It's prob a few machines for the staff, AD, known friends, etc

10/22/2018 - 8:33pm also need to watch where…

also need to watch where they end up - guys dont often transfer laterally to similar programs, like from michigan to psu, fsu, lsu, etc.  it happens but usually guys transfer up or down.

not commenting on any specific cases but decent # of transfers realize after a year or 2 theyre unlikely to succeed at that particular level of play.  its a huge time commitment and daily grind and can be a bitch even when youre all in...if youre not 100% invested or cant envision becoming 100% invested (for whatever reason), good luck

10/21/2018 - 2:17pm recently increased from 70…

recently increased from 70 to 74 or 75 

10/20/2018 - 4:41pm is james hudson injured?  i…

is james hudson injured?  i thought he and mayfield were the next OTs in and i know hudson played the first few weeks.  still nice to see stueber has worked his way up the depth chart and earned the staffs trust as another OT option - obviously need those dudes to develop so warinner molding stueber in addition to hudson should be good moving forward.

just curious to see him over hudson given the trending and staffs praise and expectations of hudson

10/20/2018 - 4:26pm thats the tough, smart drive…

thats the tough, smart drive they needed (and weve been waiting for).  great play up front, confident decisions by shea, good stuff all around

10/20/2018 - 4:08pm perfect toss by patterson,…

perfect toss by patterson, nice finish by dpj.  thankfully they finally gave those guys a shot on a quicker one over the top.  tough to rely on patterson to hit slower developing action in this situation.  

if only higdon could keep his feet...

D playing up to their standard, great to see - though lewerke not exactly challenging them today

10/20/2018 - 3:35pm man these dudes are mind…

man these dudes are mind fucked.

feel so bad for devin bush

10/20/2018 - 2:44pm patterson can ball but hes…

patterson can ball but hes gotta stop looking for the perfect play and make the plays available.  trust your guys to play the ball in the air.

oh damn, nordin, ouch.  thats not good at all.  all the more reason to get 6 when possible and not rely on that.

ok D

10/20/2018 - 2:38pm this has to be the drive. …

this has to be the drive.  get back on schedule or close to it.  OL has been solid in run game.  need points to show for this field position

10/20/2018 - 2:21pm liking the 1st down calls…

liking the 1st down calls and execution.  OL looks solid.  and patterson playing smart and taking care of the rock.  they can run state off the field if they keep playing smart

10/20/2018 - 12:37pm sucks to get stuck inside on…

sucks to get stuck inside on the road - still gotta make it happen though. 

which team is more mentally tough and talented?  looks like michigan for the first time in forever

10/14/2018 - 2:30pm yeah im at a loss as to why…

yeah im at a loss as to why guys like bush, winovich, long, etc still running around in the 4th quarter of 30 point game.  and weve seen it numerous times before, not like its something new or even just a few starters still out there.  they routinely play many key starters long after most teams pull those type players.  im all for "getting better at football by playing football" but lets be smart

10/13/2018 - 10:38pm Please remove all starters -…

Please remove all starters - no reason for guys like bush to be playing up 30 like this 

10/13/2018 - 8:47pm Nice call by brown and great…

Nice call by brown and great plays by long and metellus. Need 6 here 

10/13/2018 - 7:27pm Crazy game - lucky to tough…

Crazy game - lucky to tough it out after punting with under 2 mins left 

10/09/2018 - 11:21am my guy adam cracks me up. …

my guy adam cracks me up.  seems like a decent dude with real passion and he clearly tries hard but his questions need work.  maybe try writing out a few questions before the presser and then read them verbatim.  love the effort and passion (which can take you a long way), but it can be painful to listen to

10/06/2018 - 5:04pm different year, different…

different year, different team, players, and all that, etc - but didnt they bury maryland with like 350 rush yards last year?

i see improvement, no doubt.  but well see if they can do it against the better teams.  not trying to be negative (they played well today and improved in many areas), just realistic.  theyve rushed for something like 2.0 ypc or less vs wisc, msu, etc over past few years and struggled vs better teams.  theyre looking improved in that were seeing less TFLs, more cohesion across the front, etc, and obviously a legit QB changes things.

point being that while theyre clearly improved, im not sure maryland and northwestern represent the best benchmark of grinding or wearing down opponents

10/06/2018 - 4:20pm Please keep devin bush on…

Please keep devin bush on the sidelines. He's one dude they don't need getting injured in a blowout

10/05/2018 - 2:06pm hopefully jones ended up in…

hopefully jones ended up in the box score on that OT screen bc it didnt look like a legal formation

10/05/2018 - 11:42am 50/50 in georgias favor? 

50/50 in georgias favor? 

09/29/2018 - 11:50pm Wow that was bad. PSU blew a…

Wow that was bad. PSU blew a handful of chances pretty poorly 

09/29/2018 - 10:04pm Maybe they meant to call it…

Maybe they meant to call it on gentry (I think it was him out there) and mixed up the numbers? Regardless I saw no real hold there

09/29/2018 - 7:56pm shea may need to pull…

shea may need to pull another one here - whatever they need to do to get on that bus with a win

09/29/2018 - 7:27pm keep feeding higdon - let…

keep feeding higdon - let your horses win it for you. 

and next time they id pressure i wouldnt mind seeing them check to a screen - try to bust higdon loose that way

09/29/2018 - 6:16pm highly undisciplined.  they…

highly undisciplined.  they dont look cohesive at all or prepared to play.  dropping balls, penalties, poor field awareness, etc, just sloppy play overall - but still in good shape if they come out strong 2nd half.  northwestern wont beat themselves in this situation so hopefully they get it together

09/29/2018 - 5:47pm thats what they need, get…

thats what they need, get higdon rolling

09/29/2018 - 5:31pm i get the need to throw on…

i get the need to throw on 1st down but higdon still needs the ball.

surprised they didnt give it to mason on 4th and 1, especially since the rules allow RB to push piles from behind. 

as always, northwestern is well coached and tough so this will be a good one.  

limit the big plays on D (and penalties) and force northwestern to drive the field - theyll struggle (like most offenses).

also id love to see browns grade sheets bc ross clearly outplays gil in most areas (and has much higher ceiling) yet still splits time 

09/25/2018 - 5:57pm I get what you're saying but…

I get what you're saying but weren't Hutchinson and mayfield 2 of top ranked in state prospects? 

09/24/2018 - 9:21pm Sweet but you should take…

Sweet but you should take Ron's advice  

09/20/2018 - 3:32pm ouch, solomon remains a huge…

ouch, solomon remains a huge loss.  after flashes last year i figured hed take another step and have a big year.  hopefully he can return for the meat of the schedule with wisc, msu, psu

09/18/2018 - 8:22pm Ah makes sense since he…

Ah makes sense since he played at OU. Well hats off. Kid can ball

09/18/2018 - 8:11pm Wow that's big. Partridge is…

Wow that's big. Partridge is a beast

09/16/2018 - 10:31pm Tough to run vs heavy boxes…

Tough to run vs heavy boxes with downhill LBs and aggressive safeties at 8-10 yards - but harbaugh will try.

Balance is vital especially when you don't trust your OL to pass block and don't want QB carted off so I see the need to run the ball but still. Comes a point when you gotta trust your guys to take advantage of what the D giving you. Even with a stale, slow as molasses O, you gotta make them pay if run action triggers 8-9 guys crashing the line.

Dynamic game plans 1-2 times per year (osu and maybe another) make for frustrating viewing. I realize harbaugh will likely never abandon his foundational principles but I still wish he had greater belief in  taking advantage of space and using tempo now and then, all while constantly playing the #s game. 

09/15/2018 - 1:34am Half. Pops is black 

Half. Pops is black.

To the OP, PSU has recruited well forever. They've always killed it in PA and done real well in MD/DC/VA 

09/13/2018 - 7:22pm agree on kemp and ross, both…

agree on kemp and ross, both look encouraging.  would be huge if kemp could continue rising to pair with solomon (whenever he returns) bc the rest of the depth are just guys this year (well see what dwumfour does, and bowl prep into year 3 will be big for jeter if hes making a move). 

ross has a chance to be really good - hes explosive and clearly brings the wood, has decent instincts and appears to have gotten quicker. 

metellus trusts his instincts and his eyes and typically gets where hes going in a hurry - he usually breaks on ball at full speed and those differences show up with kinnel.  hes an emotional player too and while i liked his passion, instincts, angles, etc on hs tape as well as now, those instincts and get up and go style will lead to over aggressive plays now and then (ie wmu, nd).  hes a pretty good overall safety for them though.

some good stuff this past week.  interested to see if guys like kemp keep it rolling vs smu.

hudson now charted as LB - ive been waiting for you to switch the base D from 4-2-5 to 4-3

09/13/2018 - 10:13am Perhaps we can try to…

Perhaps we can try to utilize his strength in the run game and minimize the pass protection flaws with more roll outs away from pressure? 

 

not sure its possible to minimize any more, theyre near maxed out in that regard.  im sure youve noticed the 2 gameplans

09/09/2018 - 10:26am Herm!!

Herm!!

09/05/2018 - 1:40pm His show and his job on the…

His show and his job on the line so his call. As long as he's got dedicated coaches (upstairs and next to him) watching the clocks at all times and in constant communication, pushing him to relay calls as quickly as possible, etc and doing the best they can to constantly monitor the little things - bc head coaches calling games can get messy if everyone's not on top of it. 

I prefer dedicated coordinators calling the shots but I'll be rooting for jim to pull it off. He knows football and certainly knows what he wantsbso well see

09/05/2018 - 12:24pm yet another reason why…

yet another reason why harbaughs odd dedication to drevno proved to be one of his bigger failures so far

09/04/2018 - 9:34pm thanks dude - thats a…

thanks dude - thats a totally different story.  wed hate to be inaccurate when outlining specifics of mediocrity 

09/04/2018 - 10:35am did you see dwumfour on that…

did you see dwumfour on that first TD run?  interesting technique.  not that he was the only one as armstrong ran thru a 10 yard hole - just disappointing to see the #1 hyped player at such a key position look so futile.  hell prob turn it around but not a great start

09/03/2018 - 12:49pm the worse decision was…

the worse decision was drevno somehow remaining on staff for 3 years 

09/02/2018 - 1:01am If the O and program's fate…

If the O and program's fate turns on 1 OT recruit from harbaughs first year then they're in big trouble.

Why not go back to missing on 6 OL recruits in 2013 or whatever year? Sure Newsome was a big loss but come on

09/02/2018 - 12:22am You're right in that this…

You're right in that this game prob could've swung on a handful of plays - ND made a few while Michigan didn't, like Hawkins letting INT get ripped away for 6, botched FG, etc. Some of that'll happen in first games. But too many penalties and mental errors to overcome (series-opening delay of game calls, fielding punts inside 10, numerous 3rd and long conversions, etc).

Not their best game. This team can right the ship though if they resolve some OL issues and find an identity.

ND front 7 also dominated and won the game along with a couple big plays by wimbush. This team still struggles to run the ball vs good to great D's (another tough loss with less than 2 YPC) and that's a huge problem for a team fully intent on pro styling opponents to death. That's all I'll really say about the OL right now 

09/01/2018 - 8:43pm wheres solomon?  

liberal…

wheres solomon?  

liberal rotation so far yet no solomon which is really odd

09/01/2018 - 8:34pm pretty please hudson or…

pretty please hudson or mayfield ready to step in at OT over the next few weeks - the current OTs lack lateral quickness and agility to handle good DL and theyre gonna face some tough Ds this year

09/01/2018 - 8:24pm love the look of the O to…

love the look of the O to start (other than missing that stunt).  now time to see the D get off the field.  just settle down and play.  

like to see uche for furbush though especially after all weve heard about him.  furbush seems like the perfect student athlete whos smart and tough and they trust him to do his job but hes not an impact player.  all faith in don brown but lets see uche off the edge - that or roll with another DB in those situations.

long game, settle down and make the plays that are there

08/31/2018 - 11:38am hutchinson, barrett, bell…

hutchinson, barrett, bell and the kicker seem most ready / likely to play.  they like spanellis so seems like hed maybe handle any 6th OL duties rather than mayfield or hayes out there.  they have plenty of sophs and juniors to cover kicks but i could see guys like barrett, van sumeren, mcgrone, etc earning some special team reps (no frosh DB appear to have distanced themselves yet but well see)