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12/19/2014 - 6:07pm Thanks as always Brian

Great work

12/19/2014 - 6:07pm Thanks as always Brian

Great work

12/08/2014 - 7:17pm In re facilities

UCLA is preparing to build a new $50 million football facility. Trying to lure him away with the prospect of better facilities is somewhat undercut by that.

11/24/2014 - 8:30pm Fitting that the clip of When Disaster Strikes

Contains the line "we reign supreme in 1997"

11/21/2014 - 4:18pm Thanks as always Brian


09/30/2014 - 2:36am That's another good point

Morris is limping and looks like a dead man walking. Then he gets absolutely creamed and is stumbling like a drunkard, but remains in for another play. And THEN Hoke suddenly decides to lift his spite-embargo on Gardner and take Morris out.  WHAT HAPPENED IN THE COURSE OF THAT PLAY to make Hoke change his mind? The only thing I can possibly think is that someone finally came up to Hoke and got it through his thick skull that Morris could be killed out there and he needed to be taken out ASAP.

...but then Hoke LETS HIM GO BACK OUT THERE FOR ANOTHER PLAY! So that doesn't even make sense either!

09/30/2014 - 2:29am Statement translated

"the systems we had in place were inadequate to handle this unique and complex situation properly."
Translation: we were totally unprepared for the exact injury that is literally the reason for a neurologist to be present.

"the neurologist, with expertise in detecting signs of concussion, saw Shane stumble and determined he needed to head down the sideline to evaluate Shane."
Translation: the neurologist was not able to make it all the way down the sideline in like the 45 seconds of time he had, and communicate to anyone the problem, for some unexplained reason.

"Following the game, a comprehensive concussion evaluation was completed and Shane has been evaluated twice since the game. As of Sunday, Shane was diagnosed with a probable, mild concussion"
Translation: Morris was diagnosed with a concussion on Saturday.

"Unfortunately, there was inadequate communication between our physicians and medical staff and Coach Hoke was not provided the updated diagnosis before making a public statement on Monday."
Translation: Hoke is dead meat, and I am willing to throw him under the bus in an effort to save my own sorry ass.

"We have learned from this experience, and will continue to improve ways to keep our student-athletes’ health and safety our number one priority."
Translation: Look, we're not malicious, we're just staggeringly incompetent!

09/30/2014 - 2:24am Brandon says in the statement

That Morris consented to having the information about his ankle sprain (and presumably the concussion as well) announced to the world.

Which does raise the question: when Hoke said Morris had a high ankle sprain, was he aware Morris consented to this, or was someone violating HIPAA? And if he was aware Morris consented, how did he not know about the concussion?

09/28/2014 - 11:48pm #shaneghazi


04/13/2013 - 1:38pm Why are some players wearing matte helmets?

Are they just wearing whatever they pulled out of storage first?

12/02/2012 - 6:40pm So SCar will be about... 7 point favorites?

I like those odds.

02/05/2012 - 6:18pm I wasn't paying attention,

I wasn't paying attention, what did Manningham do?

12/31/2011 - 12:08am Dear Mathlete, I am curious

Dear Mathlete, I am curious for your opinion on Air Force's attempted 2-point conversion at the end of the Military Bowl.  My superficial analysis tells me that the choice between going for two and kicking the extra point was probably pretty close - 2 point conversions appear to work in college around 43% of the time, whereas kicking the extra point probably had a 47%ish chance of winning the game (95% chance of making the XP times the 50% chance of winning in OT).  But this doesn't take into account the chances of recovering an onside kick / quick score after the failed 2-point conversion, or the chances of Toledo scoring quickly after getting the ball back after the kickoff (there were 52 seconds left at the time of the 2-point try).  I'd like to see you apply your considerable statistical knowledge to determining if Air Force made the objectively correct decision in going for two at the end.

12/04/2011 - 3:45am Cribbed from

Cribbed from

  • 2011 - Wisconsin - Isaiah Lewis runs into punter Brad Nortman, nullifying a punt return to the Wisconsin 1 and clinching Sparty's loss
  • 2009 - Central Michigan - Andrew Aguila kicks a game-winning FG after an MSU offsides gives him a second chance
  • 2009 - Notre Dame - Larry Caper drops TD pass in end zone; Kyle McCarthy intercepts Kirk Cousins on next play
  • 2009 - Iowa - With 0:02 left, Ricky Stanzi throws a TD pass to Marvin McNutt, four plays after defensive holding nullified an MSU INT
  • 2007 - Wisconsin - Brett Swenson misses a game-tying FG with 3:23 remaining; Taylor Mehlhaff's made FG is MSU's margin of defeat
  • 2007 - Iowa - Brian Hoyer throws a 6 yard route to Devin Thomas on 4th & 13 in 2OT (Drew Gardner makes the tackle)
  • 2007 - Northwestern - Brian Hoyer throws 4 incompletions in OT after Omar Conteh's TD catch put MSU down 7
  • 2007 - Michigan - Chad Henne overcomes a 10 point 4th quarter deficit with 2 TD passes in the final 6:47
  • 2006 - Illinois - Sparty fights with the visitors when they try and plant a flag at midfield after winning on a Jason Reda FG
  • 2006 - Notre Dame - Terrail Lambert's pick-six with 2:53 left caps off a comeback from a 17-point halftime deficit
  • 2006 - Purdue - A Drew Stanton INT with 6:23 left sets up Casey Welch's game-winning FG
  • 2005 - Ohio State - Stanton is sacked 4 times in the last 5 minutes after MSU falls behind on a Santonio Holmes TD
  • 2005 - Michigan - John Goss misses a 37-yard FG in OT; Garrett Rivas responds with the winning kick
  • 2004 - Hawai'i - Chad Owens's 4th TD catch from Timmy Chang puts the game away with 3:43 left
  • 2004 - Michigan - Up 27-10 with 6:30 to go, MSU gives up 3 TD passes to Braylon Edwards, including the winner in 3OT
  • 2002 - Purdue - Backup Kyle Orton's only pass is a game-winning 40-yard TD to John Standeford with 3:18 left
  • 2002 - Notre Dame - Arnaz Battle turns a short crossing pass into a 60-yard TD with 1:19 left
  • 2001 - Northwestern - John Schweighardt's 54-yard catch with :08 remaining sets up the game-winning FG after an MSU extra point is blocked
  • 2001 - Minnesota - A Jeff Smoker INT at 1:26 cuts short any chance for an MSU comeback following TDs by Tellis Redmon and Marion Barber
  • 2001 - Penn State - Deryck Toles stops Charles Rogers short on 4th-and-7 after MSU blows a 31-14 first half lead
  • 2000 - Wisconsin - Jim Sorgi hits Lee Evans for a 45-yard TD with 29 seconds left in his first collegiate game
  • 2000 - Iowa - Jon Beutjer's 43-yard TD pass with 2:47 left broke his team's 13 game losing streak
12/04/2011 - 1:41am Yeah, Sagarin is actually voting us #23

as previously mentioned.  However at least we're higher than MSU (25) and Houston (26) although we're still lower than Baylor (7) and Georgia (11... wtf...)

11/20/2011 - 1:46pm Lloyd Brady approves


Lloyd Brady approves


09/11/2011 - 1:26am Didn't catch the fumble

09/04/2011 - 4:09pm (No subject)

01/22/2011 - 6:56pm So hopefully we can retire

So hopefully we can retire our refrains of "STOP KICKING THE DAMN BALL"

01/08/2011 - 6:47pm Then there’s another

Then there’s another rotating crop of schools that could plausibly vie for an MNC today (Penn St, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Auburn, and Oregon) but haven’t done so in the last 25 years.

Yes I agree, either Auburn or Oregon could plausibly vie for a MNC today...

11/23/2010 - 9:36am I agree that joking about the

I agree that joking about the Michigan defense is in poor taste

10/25/2010 - 2:30pm double posted

double posted

10/25/2010 - 2:30pm 10/25:









9/13: omg...

10/25/2010 - 10:07am I agree Oregon should still be over Auburn

While Cam Newton certainly impressed this last week, I don't think a fairly close victory over an overrated LSU (which was only undefeated due to Tennesee's even greater boobery) is worth a jump to #1.  If we're going to lament that the BCS ignores margin of victory, it doesn't seem fair to basically ignore it in elevating Auburn - three of their wins have been by only three points!  And their win over Clemson was in overtime to boot!  Whereas Oregon has basically dismantled every team they've played, including the underrated Stanford (who, let's not forget, jumped out to an early huge lead before the Ducks decided to Get Serious).

09/27/2010 - 10:06am While UCLA certainly shouldn't be ranked

You should also remember that UCLA's 4 opponents up to this point have a combined record of 14-2, and those 2 losses were both at the hands of UCLA.