|06/02/2018 - 7:28pm||When Dusty says||
The only one who could ever teach me was the son of a preacher man
It makes me want to be that son of a preacher man
|05/31/2018 - 10:26pm||Watching the chase reminds you..||
That running fast is running fast but as soon as that run turns into flight shit gets real! Watching a goose or especially a duck step on the gas always gets me staring. How cool would that feel to just be in a full sprint and bam!! Air born.
|05/25/2018 - 12:22pm||Bullshit.||
It’s all how you qualify “Rich” and what you consider “inherited”.
Look around even your own world. Even your extended family and look at the astounding results of even one generation of “pass thru” vs. a dead start at home plate.
I know and admit that I was born with probably a good lead off from 1st base but those who start out rounding 2nd or better make up the VAST majority of those with fuck you money if you really dig in to the financial support system in place when the key moments of their lives come. That’s what real inheritance is. Not some simple he got X dollars when his X died.
|05/25/2018 - 12:10pm||Ramsey is a blow hard||
I’d love to ask him what happens if tomorrow morning even 30% of the people followed his methods to the letter? The fact that our economy would freeze in place, the Dow would begin a free fall that might land at ??? 8k? 6?
|05/20/2018 - 12:19am||Think Bo had better players?||
Jumping Johnny Kolesar vs. Chris Carter?
I think the talent gap is roughly what it has always been. Bo out coached the dinosaur that was Woody, did the same to Earl Bruce, Lloyd had the closest talent but still out coached Cooper.
We have to out prepare, out work and use every mental advantage we can leverage to beat Ohio. I’ve never seen the talent equal and I doubt we will.
|05/16/2018 - 8:33pm||Amen||
Exactly. Although I have perhaps more understanding for Carr’s reaction to the perceived slight against his legacy. Understanding is not condoning but merely recognizing the emotions that were driving his actions.
|05/16/2018 - 8:00pm||Agree...sort of.||
Carr thought protocol was to pass the HC torch to either DeBord or English and maintain the Michigan status quo. It’s this system that got him his opportunity along with Moeller.
Keep in mind Carr had big bowl wins & a NC on his resume and got less perceived respect than Bo got upon hanging up the whistle.
|05/14/2018 - 10:05pm||I thought the same thing||
If they are similar enough then the answer is time & rehab. If he sat another season to fully rehab what would his eligibility be?
|05/11/2018 - 12:02pm||"You can have those perks too||
"You can have those perks too by being in the top tenth of a percent of whatever it is you do"
Really?? Waitress?, Welder?, Machinist?, Seamstress? How many others should I list where there is ZERO chance of getting those kind of "perks" or even being recognized as being among the best at what you do?
Nope, we love to reward CEO's because they create the perception that they are just that special. Is there an objective way to actually measure their value? No. They create the measureables that best suit them and wave them around as "evidence" of their incredible value. Reality is there are literally thousands of professions where you could be THE best in the world at what you do and nobody will ever know it or recognize it. Much less reward you for it.
|05/03/2018 - 11:13pm||Cardale and his ability||
Won them their NC. His downfield cannon was a far more deadly weapon than the power zone read of JT.
Ask yourself which Saban would rather face.
That’s my hesitation with spread is that once a D has dominant athletes with speed it’s advantages become liabilities. The LSU’s and Bama’s of the world seem most beatable vs. quality passers. I’d add with good mobility as well. Tough for a statue to survive that D line but I have to believe that JT’s lack of downfield threat would spell disaster real quick. The ideal college QB is probably of the DeShaun Watson, Andrew Luck, Jamius Winston, variety. Used in an offense that takes advantage of the whole field their arms allow paired with good to excellent mobility. I hope that’s where M lands in the near future. I have zero desire to see Denard style O trying to survive against the D’s of the best out there. That wasn’t fun.
|05/02/2018 - 8:31pm||If your argument is that||
If your argument is that regardless of scheme, you believe we did not have the talent to beat Toledo, the players from that roster that got NFL time, some great(Graham) some good(Schilling) many just had a look. Says different. The worst Michigan teams of the past 30yrs would beat Toledo with Defense & FGs alone. Of course RR had very little time for such trivial pursuits. Gotta spread & shred!!
|05/02/2018 - 5:55pm||Talent that was still WAY better||
Than anything Toledo was putting out there against us. A rocket football level double wing executed even 75% beats Toledo. But it’s neither here nor there. The real reason RR went full hog without any consideration for modifying to suit is well known. He has no idea how. He’s a one trick pony who’s trick is all used up. In the end we were right to exit that when we did and history has demonstrated that. If Brian wants to claim the decision to implement fully in 2008 as a victory. He might be right. I don’t think so myself. Of course I could coach up to a JV level team to execute any of 3-4 different offensive schemes with reasonable success, adjusting as required to match my personnel and win the games that my teams talent will allow. RR had no such ability. Everyone knows that now.
|05/02/2018 - 2:21pm||3-9 and losing to Toledo says||
3-9 and losing to Toledo says he might have been advised to "taylor" his Offense to his personel. I could have installed a double wing in a week and beat Toledo with our talent. But, alas that ship has sailed away to sexual harrassment island and we are better for it. But thanks for tossing that in there just to remind us again how he did everything right here and we were the dysfuntional ones.
|04/30/2018 - 9:10pm||Things have changed.||
A lot. I coached my sons team from 3rd grade thru 6th. Being aware of the stupidity that guys like us endured 30+ years ago along with having to go thru all the concussion protocol we just don’t have unnecessary hitting at all.
Are there still A-holes coaching like morons? I’m sure. To that I say be the change you want to see. Coach. Protect them by being aware & teach it safely.
At every level I’d venture that hitting has been reduced by 80% from even 15yrs ago. That’s the problem with the study’s. They’re looking at people who played in a different time. In HS we HIT!! Every day, all day. Run it again, go harder. Run it again. You have to smash thru him!! It was WAY overboard. Watch a HS practice today and it looks nothing like what it did.
|04/29/2018 - 12:44pm||And vice versa. Plays break||
And vice versa. Plays break down, defenses guess right sometimes, the blame does not only lie with one or the other. A great QB would have vastly improved our production last season as much or more than a great O-line. That’s why they(eventually) get the biggest checks. They have the most impact on outcomes.
|04/29/2018 - 12:37pm||Look at the film again||
And tell us how many times you can count to 3, 4 or even 5 before our QB gets flushed or sacked. Our O-line play was less than stellar but, if any QB needs a perfect pocket to make plays? He’s not a QB.
I counted dozens of times that the break off dump was there(FB, HB, TE) and our QB’s simply panicked and fell apart.
Last yrs passing game woes were IMHO at least 50/50 between O-line & QB blunders.
|04/28/2018 - 9:44am||OK I’ll bite||
Wanna bet on who finishes with better career #s in college? Nobody Lewerke or Peters? It pains me to say it but we have a problem, some parts Hoke, some parts not, that is just unexplainable. Wyoming puts a guy in the 1st round, NDSU a couple yrs ago etc. while we flounder to find a leader that’s more than a 1yr hired gun. Somebody needs a better eye for finding winners. They aren’t always accurately rated by the services.
|04/27/2018 - 8:35pm||Happy but still sorta sad.||
Sad because there is no way we should be sitting in yr 4 of Harbaugh in need of a transfer miracle to get us a serviceable QB.
We watch MSU turn Lewerke into a winner, Whisky same thing, PSU, hell even IU and that’s just the B1G. Don’t even start on the freshman & Sophomores across CFB that we’ve had to watch succeed while we just lean on excuses about youth. If Mccaffrey is/was a 5* then you come able to play. Same with Peters and his 4* rating. How can you deserve those ratings and be 2-3 yrs from ready? And what voodoo is it that makes nobody’s like Lewerke so much more capable with far lower ratings?
|04/27/2018 - 1:49pm||X 1000 on Shadows||
Great show. Seeing those remaining old timers reunited at the Fox and laying down some serious chops.
|04/15/2018 - 4:56pm||Yup||
In the 5* contest Clemson had more so they won. Had nothing to do with what system Clemson was running. They had better athletes. Especially at QB.
Think we should do that? Build our team and run a system that if/when we finally get on level recruiting with the OSU’s we can beat them? I’m not willing to wait until NEVER which is when our top to bottom roster will match Clemson, Bama, OSU etc.
|04/15/2018 - 3:45pm||Ok then||
Let’s run a high IQ offense like a triple option(navy style) with 5x better, bigger, faster athletes.
If you really think that a spread would even slightly improve our chances vs. the powerhouses like OSU I’ll ask one question. What offense would they know best how to defend? Maybe the one they run?
|04/08/2018 - 10:49am||Anyone who thinks||
That big pharma is not absolutely complicit in the opioid crisis is naive. They make more $$$ by producing and selling more opioids. Their stock holders want returns.
Anyone who does not see this or agree needs to show me one concrete example of a company doing something that they know will result in lower stock value via decreased sales of its product.
|03/19/2018 - 9:20pm||Nope||
Check the numbers. Let me know how many times AF has been shut out. Keep in mind they do this with athletes that are at best 70% of those they face.
If Bama or FSU decided at spring camp that this year they will be triple option, they would dominate. Problem is if they tried to stick with it they would lose their recruiting advantage. Players that want to move on and get paid won’t set themselves aside for the team. If teams got paid instead of players there would be variants of option football played in the NFL.
|03/19/2018 - 8:50pm||Coach K||
Has been running a lot of 2-3 this season.
|03/19/2018 - 3:26pm||Cotton?||
I tought Spanky turned Cotton into a monkey??
|03/18/2018 - 1:00am||Simpson was the man||
His D on man bun was the difference IMHO. That dude is a handful and he stymied him. Matthews was my #2..
With the make up of this team being inconsistent on O. The ability to muck it up and hang around is critical. Those guys allow us to always be in it. Can’t love those 2 dudes enough right now. Hail!!
|03/17/2018 - 1:43pm||Our own “sir Charles”||
Is a critical piece of this team IMO. He is our enforcer. He gives off a toughness vibe and has a fearlessness that I love. His rebounding, defense and overall athleticism is a thing of beauty. Thank you Mr. Matthews for choosing M.
|02/28/2018 - 11:57am||It’s worth like 1.3 billion||
But imagine that. She still managed to marry up!? Ain’t that something? There might only be a thousand people on this globe richer than her & she managed to marry one.
|02/26/2018 - 11:04pm||Yup.||
The part about fathers is spot on. I think those that ARE present are, on the whole more engaged & accessible than in prior generations.
Sadly I think that like so many other things. We’re headed for extremes. The boys that stay engaged will be superstars and the bottom of the curve will be applying its weight. Where as in recent generations there was more at the middle and smaller edges now we stratify.
What I want to know is who and when will someone fully utilize the interactive virtual to engage & educate? Make fucking video games that instruct. Teacher sits at the master control & guides the action thru a call of duty level adventure thru this game that requires a knowledge set that they must master to advance.
|02/21/2018 - 11:06am||Les Miles was destined to be the coach at M in 2008||
and it would have been good & bad. With that Brandon Graham defense he would have had a 8 win season in 2008, potentially the same record in 09. The interesting thing to comtemplate is how would his 3rd year have gone? Certainly his recruiting would have been very good and some of his players would be in yr 3 in 2010.
|02/20/2018 - 8:56pm||Yes yes and yes||
Even though not great the OL this season was not the problem. Our QBs all the way back to Gardner have been HS level at best.
|02/17/2018 - 12:33pm||It’s all about personality & fit||
Not some magical schematic advantage that so many of the data driven youth here like things to be.
|02/14/2018 - 10:06pm||Actually Wagner||
Was the only one not wearing the pinks wasn’t he? I can’t recall for sure but one of our white dudes was in standard shoes and I thought it was Moe.
|02/12/2018 - 12:38pm||99%? Really? That’s your||
99%? Really? That’s your experience?
Alright then, I’ll play. 75% of the time it’s generational wealth and that number is growing not shrinking. Very few self made people of wealth.
|01/26/2018 - 10:37am||OK then by that definition||
A whole bunch of teams in CFB are preparing players for the NFL. By that definition alot of NFL teams are playing spread football and have been since LONG before any RR or Urban Meyer even dreamed up what they are running.
My definition is more related to the ill prepared QB's(there's no denying the lack of NFL QB's comng from those look & clap systems). In fact maybe thats my new terminology for the CFB & HS offenses of that style.
Do they run a look & clap offense or more of a Tom Brady spread, cuz there is a shit ton of difference between those 2 "spread" systems.
|01/25/2018 - 10:38pm||Just to be clear||
What constitutes a spread system?
Here’s my take. A true spread system is one where the offense goes into alignment and the QB stands and looks to the sideline for the play. He relies on the brains of his O coaches to analyze how the D sets up vs. the formation they’ve shown them and executes. He reads nothing(except post snap reading a DE or OLB) and never audibles himself. He’s a running back(mentally) and has very little use for film study since they are doing that for him.
Basically that’s a spread system IMO. When I see QB looking at sideline then clapping. I see spread. I only say this because people assign the word spread to teams like the patriots and others in the NFL and I think there is a major difference.
|01/25/2018 - 3:29pm||Take it down 1 more step||
Is it the purpose of HS football to prepare players for CFB?
Obviously it IS the job of HS to prepare kids for college in general, but what about football?
Should a HS coach run the system that wins at the HS level OR should he run that system that best prepares players for what they will see in college? I'm a believer in the former. Coach to win the best way you know how(at every level) and let the next level deal with developing what THEY need.
Example, in Michigan HS football, many of the most succesfull programs run a version of the veer, wing T, double wing etc. which would help you prepare for playing at Goergia Tech & the academy's but other than that its pretty much obsolete in CFB. I've known parents that school of choice their kid out of districts BECAUSE they run these type of systems. They want junior to have his best chance at a scholarship so they look for a spread system coach and enroll him there. Even turning away from MORE successfull veer or wing T programs that have won multiple state championships to go to a less winning program that runs "the spread".
Its their choice and you do you but as a HS kid I'd rather win.
|01/21/2018 - 8:06pm||What year exactly do we freeze time at?||
Before TV? Pre Radio?
As a person of some age, my visceral response is similar to yours. These damn kids and their phones etc. I force myself to think of how many times in history have we done this? I can hear a 50yr old in 1925 railing on about these whippersnappers running all over in their automobiles, they’re all gonna die I tell ya. Then a 65yr old in the 50s saying that the boob tube is gonna ruin your eyes & make you stupid. The shit doesn’t change. Old don’t get young, that’s their job. Young don’t fucking care what old thinks. That’s their job.
|01/18/2018 - 9:44pm||I see tired legs||
It’s understandable with their recent battles. Hopefully they get a kick of energy here before it gets too far out of whack
|01/14/2018 - 2:21pm||Actually||
I think it started way back in the 70s as a practice technique to teach guys to stay low & balanced on D. I had a 7th grade summer league/camp coach who was a D3 college player that taught us that. No idea who would have started it tho.
|01/14/2018 - 12:31am||His D was great today||
I’ll take that. His speed & range on D are exceptional and I really thought he was putting the.work in today and vs. Purdue. If he keeps that up our O can do enough.
He seems to be playing “tougher” too. I hate to use that unquantifiable term but he just has a grit to him that is showing up more and more.
|01/10/2018 - 10:35pm||You coach to win the game. This game||
Clearly, regardless of reasons why, what Pep was running was producing dogshit. What would you do? Keep slamming against the same wall and to hell with the ticket buyers? That’s very RR like and IMHO that don’t fly. Ever.
The idea that any coach/coordinator is a one trick pony and results be damned is beyond my comprehension. If that is the case(coach = system) then to hell with all of them. Many HS coaches are better than all of them. I played on a team that went 0-3 starting the season running the pro set power I that the coach always ran. Between week 3-4 we scrapped it. Learned a single wing/motion O improved by game and finished 5-4. This coach is not in the Michigan HS HOF by any shot. I’d consider him decent to good.
Malzhan read one book(Gregory double wing) and fielded a competitive offense. This shit ain’t rocket science.
|01/04/2018 - 3:45pm||better yet||
A coach that can get 5yds on EVERY play. You'll never have a 3rd down to worry about.
|01/03/2018 - 10:21pm||As much as we want to blame the OL||
I really see it as 80% a QB issue. Put even a guy like Lewerke on our O this season and how many more games do we win?
|01/01/2018 - 11:52pm||If it's "system" based||
How does Stanford do it and look anywhere from competent to unstoppable?
I can surely agree that a spread based O is easier to implement & master with the added benefit of being able to use younger players with less if any drop off from vets.
A pro style O takes more time & experience to master and relies on players in 3rd 4th 5th year.
Has CFB passed critical mass where the advantages of the pro style are outweighed by the difficulty in attaining and maintaining the pieces?
I'm seriously coming close to saying yes. The USC teams under Carrol were probably the best teams since 2000 but has that been repeated? That was the last true pro style team that I can recall as dominant. Stanford is a pillar of consistency but falls short of excellence but I assign that to lack of ability to enroll D players.
I hesitate to jump on a wagon because it's what everyone else is doing but if CFB has changed so much that there are now real barriers to building a certain style team(think how 1&done has changed basketball) then we have no choice. Bo's fullback & TE be damned. It's basketball on grass & a race to 60.
|01/01/2018 - 1:21pm||WTF??||
Peters has to be better than this. He looks right past open guys looking for wide open guys. This ain't HS son!! Nobody is going to be that wide open anymore. You have to trust your WRs, know their patterns and throw them open.
|01/01/2018 - 12:09pm||And that, mr. Peters, is why Shea will be #1.||
That 3rd down call was a 3 step drop and throw. Hill was wide open and you hesitated. And got sacked.
|12/29/2017 - 9:39pm||USC is shooting themselves.||
Jeebus. Stack 8 and make the spread QB throw. He will gift you a pic if he throws 10 times. It's science.
|12/28/2017 - 11:17pm||Bingo||
He's entertaining and all but no thanks. Sparty will beat his ass today, next week , next year and any other time they care to line up. The difference in physicality and strength in this game is stunning. Hate them all you want(lord knows I do) but Dantonios teams show up ready for a street fight. If a football game is what's on the menu they're fine with that but they show up like they'd prefer the former and accept the latter as consolation. WSU, like many teams including us at times, is intimidated by the level of contact MSU brings.
|12/22/2017 - 5:05pm||QB in HS?||
I know I saw him play and can't recall if he was QB or HB? Seemed like he had the ball on every play for the Dutch. Probably a little small for the likes of B1G. Hope he gets a look at the next level. Could be an Antonio Brown type.