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08/20/2018 - 3:42pm We don't know Runyan's arm…

We don't know Runyan's arm length. It could be long as hell for all we know but he is their most athletic OT on the roster.

Look at Joe Thomas, he has short arms and will retire as one of the best OT of all time. It's about athleticism and techniques more than height.

08/18/2018 - 11:50am Height doesn't matter to me…

Height doesn't matter to me as long as he has the arm length to play OT which is far more important than being 6'6". He's plenty tall enough to play it. Plus, he's the most athletic OT based on workout numbers he put up. Why would he be limited to RT?

08/15/2018 - 5:58pm Nick Bosa is projected by…

Nick Bosa is projected by pretty much several draft people as the top prospect in the draft. Bosa has that important sack edge which is where we measure their impact as a pass rusher. Bosa is much more polished pass rusher and is very similar to his brother, Joey who is already one of the best DE in the league.

Gary has the measureables and potential but he needs refinement in pass rush. If he can improve on it with better hand usages, countermoves, and better pass rush plan, he's a top 3 lock. I know several liked him better as a 3T as opposed to 4-3 DE.

08/15/2018 - 3:19pm Eh, DL is the deepest…

Eh, DL is the deepest position group in CFB. Ton of DL who are expected to be a top 10-15 pick in the NFL draft which includes Bosa, Oliver, Clemson DL, Simmons, Gary, etc. You can argue for any of them to be on first team All-American and it would've been valid.

08/14/2018 - 5:01pm FYI, you can be in spread…

FYI, you can be in spread offense with pro style concepts. There has been numerous offenses in NFL and college that has both. Louisville is a good example of it with Bobby Petrino blends some of the WCO concept with spread offense principle.

08/10/2018 - 9:44pm Major recent scandal? Did we…

Major recent scandal? Did we forget about the Shane Morris concussion-gate when Hoke didn't know what's going on, and Dave Brandon and senior administrators tried to cover up by deflecting blame?

08/10/2018 - 4:55pm USC is a very good school…

USC is a very good school academic wise.

 

Beside, most 4* recruits don't care about academics anyway. Any talks about academics are pretty much smoke and mirror.

08/08/2018 - 6:53pm Experience matters but…

Experience matters but talent with good techniques also matters as well.

08/08/2018 - 4:18pm Hornibrook is the one who…

Hornibrook is the one who will decide on how far Wisconsin will go this season. He's a noodle armed QB with a penchant for throwing a lot of INTs. If Hornibrook can cut down on INTs, Wisconsin will be a tough out. I just don't trust Hornibrook especially when he has to face elite defense.

08/07/2018 - 3:24pm By the same token, there are…

By the same token, there are a lot of ultra productive HS players who never done anything in D1 level. It's a totally different game from HS where you're often the best athlete as opposed to D1 level where everyone is a good athlete.

Same reason why ultra productive college players who don't pan out in the NFL.

08/06/2018 - 10:58pm No one runs Tampa 2 scheme…

No one runs Tampa 2 scheme anymore. It has been outdated and OC has figured out the defense

08/04/2018 - 11:56pm Antonio Brown is an outliner…

Antonio Brown is an outliner and the only reason why he went to a MAC school is he didn't have the grade to be recruited by P5 schools.

08/04/2018 - 11:54pm Harbaugh hasn't won?

10-3

Harbaugh hasn't won?

10-3

10-3

8-5

He got 2 double digit wins in his first two years after taking over a program that was on a downward spiral under Hoke whose record were 8-5, 7-6, 5-7.

To say that he hasn't won is being silly. Harbaugh got 8 wins despite losing his starting QB and had shitty QB play from O'Korn and meh QB play from Peters. Harbaugh has beaten top 10 teams in PSU and Wisconsin but most are focusing on MSU and OSU games.

 

If Harbaugh's record at Michigan was 6-6, 5-7, 6-6, then it's fair to question that he hasn't won games but Harbaugh has great track record everywhere he has gone. It's just that Michigan fans are so goddamn impatient that they are willing to run him out of town if Michigan don't produce a NC or B1G title this season. Harbaugh is the perfect coach for Michigan because he has the pedigree and can unite alumni, donors and players due to his history as a Michigan QB.

08/04/2018 - 3:01pm He was under the radar until…

He was under the radar until JB showed interested in which other P5 schools followed up with an offer. It's no coincidence that they offered him at that time. JB has good eyes for talent that other schools begun to take notice so they offer whoever JB is interested in.

08/04/2018 - 6:33am It is ridiculous to be…

It is ridiculous to be annoyed by November night games because they're big games.  I was a student and would be fine with 8pm start time because you know that it's a big game. What non-big game that is actually a night game? Zero.  If it's a big game like OSU, you'd bet everyone is gonna show up for it regardless of the weather. 

The only legit complaint is if it's a freezing rain. Otherwise, meh. 

08/03/2018 - 7:58pm It's fine for all positions…

It's fine for all positions but QBs. By making it a competition, you can potentially divide the locker room into choosing between one QB over another which is not a good thing. You don't bench a starting QB who has a good year and took his team to NY6 bowl game.

 

Look at North Dakota State. Carson Wentz had to sit behind a QB who couldn't sniff the NFL roster because the incumbent QB won them games and led them to NC title twice even though Carson Wentz is the superior QB by a long shot. By benching the incumbent QB, there is a huge potential for locker room divide between the players and coaches because the players know what that QB has done for them while the other QB is unproven though talented.

08/03/2018 - 5:48pm NFL average temperature is…

NFL average temperature is around the same as low and could be as low as below zero yet the fans don't have a problem showing up for a game. Just wear winter hat, gloves and coat.

08/03/2018 - 4:14pm Eh, NFL has had night games…

Eh, NFL has had night games in Green Bay, NYG, NYJ, Chicago, NE, etc. in January yet they still have fans showing up for the games.

Beside with global warming, November isn't as bad as it used to be. Sure it's cold but not uncomfortable cold to the point where it's impossible to stay outside to watch the game. The average temperature in November in Ann Arbor is somewhere between 42 to 55 degrees which isn't terrible.

08/03/2018 - 4:10pm Warde's hands are tied due…

Warde's hands are tied due to TV contract. There's not much he can do if he wants the money to roll into the athletic department. He may have some say by saying he prefers to have one home night game a season but considering the home slate, it's not a problem.

2019: We might see ND and MSU as home night games but we don't know how well they'll perform until after the season started.

2020: Maybe Wisconsin and PSU but it's two years away.

2021: Washington and MSU but again it's 3 years away.

08/01/2018 - 9:45am That doesn't explain how he…

That doesn't explain how he built BGSU and Utah from ground up into a top 25 program. Coaching is a factor.

08/01/2018 - 8:37am I'm not sure why you're…

I'm not sure why you're complaining about the umpire. It's on Michigan not to let him mess up their plays. Umpire is there for a reason

08/01/2018 - 12:57am Having a fast 40 time is…

Having a fast 40 time is good but not a prerequisite to being a good RB. If you want a good athletic testing metric, you're better off looking at 20 yard short shuttle, 3 cone time, 10 yard split and broad jump. Anything less than 4 seconds in SS and 7 seconds in 3C are considered to be exceptional. As for 10 yard split, you want a RB to have that 10 yard split time of 1.5 sec or faster. For broad jump, anything over 9 and half feet are considered to be good.

All of the testings pretty much measure explosiveness, quickness and COD ability. Even then, RBs must have good vision or all that athleticism goes to waste.

07/31/2018 - 10:33pm Because Harbaugh made a…

Because Harbaugh made a mistake of turning the QB position into a competition instead of helping out a returning starting QB who had a good year and led them to 10+ wins the previous season. JOK wasn't good and Peters was nowhere near ready to play. I wonder if Speight would've progressed as a QB if he didn't have QBs to look over his shoulder. His footwork regressed big time which contribute to inaccuracy but Speight allowed Harbaugh to utilize the whole offense.

07/27/2018 - 12:17pm It'll be Washington vs…

It'll be Washington vs. Auburn.

Louisville lost Lamar and the team was bad around him. They'll be significantly worse without Lamar covering up their issues.

07/26/2018 - 5:37pm Nope, it was Nike that…

Nope, it was Nike that started with the highlighter yellow and Adidas continued this color.

07/26/2018 - 1:42pm I wonder if they remove head…

I wonder if they remove head coaches and athletic director, I bet the average salary would plummet to about 40,000 to 50,000 a year. I know a full time staff earn about 30,000 a year.

07/25/2018 - 8:54pm Actually on the contrary,…

Actually on the contrary, NFL people thinks Bosa and Oliver are top two prospects in the draft. Gary is right up there but is pretty undefined as a pass rusher. The upside is there but aren't as polished as Bosa and Oliver.

07/25/2018 - 8:09pm FWIW, I know there are some…

FWIW, I know there are some who thinks that Lewerke is good enough to get drafted at 1st round provided that he improve from last season. Most had him as a day 2 pick.

07/25/2018 - 8:08pm Every NFL people I've heard…

Every NFL people I've heard all had Bosa as a top 5 prospect and likely the best DE in the draft. They said they made a mistake of overthinking on his older brother, Joey, and doesn't want to do the same for Nick. Nick is more explosive but not as strong as Joey. The similarities are pretty striking because they play the exact same way on the field because they are a technician in pass rush and knows how to use their hands and leverage to defeat blocks.

07/23/2018 - 11:38pm You can still get to the NFL…

You can still get to the NFL and be a 1st round pick if you go to Stanford. See Christian McCaffery and Solomon Thomas who are the recent 1st round picks coming from that school.

07/22/2018 - 10:29pm This article is outdated…

This article is outdated. Defense don't put their best pass rusher on the weakside, they move them all over and they even put their best pass rusher on the strongside because you want them in a favorable matchup.  So you need strong pass protector on both side regardless.  Look at the NFL, the best pass rushers are the ones lining up over RT like Von Miller, JJ Watt, Khalil Mack, Cam Jordan, Melvin Ingram, etc.

The biggest difference between LT and RT is the footwork and techniques. Everything you do at LT, you have to do the opposite. For example at LT, you have to push off from your inside foot aka right foot to get off the stance quickly. For RT, you have to do the opposite of it. Same with setting landmark whether if it's jumpset, 45 degree set or vertical set and use your techniques. It messes with your brain if you don't practice on both side. It's a matter of comfort left on stance, setting your landmark and use whatever techniques to block edge pass rushers.

07/20/2018 - 9:20pm West Michigan competition is…

West Michigan competition is not good. GRCC played smaller schools and that is not good competition. I would be more impressed if GRCC played up D1 or D2 level of competition. The type of DE Mayfield face won't ever sniff college ball or play at NAIA/D3 level. Allendale is just an okay program and EGR wasn't good when GRCC played them when Mayfield was there. If it's EGR from the 00s, then it's a different story.

Compared to HS teams from Texas, Florida, California, Ohio, etc. They faced much better competition and gives them a better look at how a prospect compare to other prospects head to head. Mayfield hasn't faced anyone who is D1 caliber to compare to.

07/20/2018 - 6:51pm MSU returns 19 starters…

MSU returns 19 starters including in an important position which is at QB. I don't see why it's crazy to have MSU ranked high. They won 10 games last season and returns just about everybody.

07/20/2018 - 6:48pm Are you confusing GRCC with…

Are you confusing GRCC with DCC? Because DCC plays the best competition in the state while GRCC plays a bunch of nobodies with an occasional good team from their level, but never against D1, D2 or D3 teams. None of the teams they faced are on super 10 rankings.

07/20/2018 - 3:40pm I really don't give a shit…

I really don't give a shit about OT height as much as I care more about their arm length (as long as it's over 33") and their ability to set the landmark coming off their stance. Both are far more important than height. He has a limited rep on pass set and one thing stood out to me is he doesn't always explode out of stance and needs to push out of his inside foot quickly. He can get away with it at HS because West Michigan competition sucks and he routinely faces DEs who are about 200-225 lbs.

07/02/2018 - 3:50pm Actually Drew Brees was…

Actually Drew Brees was measured at 6.025' at the combine without shoes so he barely met the minimum height that NFL teams look for.

Russ Wilson is definitely 5'11" according to the combine.

Both are exception to the rule, not the norm. For every Brees/Wilson, there are ton of short QBs who didn't succeed in the NFL.

Since, we're talking about college football, it kind of doesn't matter.

07/02/2018 - 12:23am If they get Kwahi, that…

If they get Kwahi, that means Ingram and Kuz are gone because they will be included in the trade.

06/28/2018 - 12:46am He's a GA meaning he'll…

He's a GA meaning he'll finish his course work at OSU that he started as a 5th year transfer. He'll get tuition reimbursement and get coaching experience at a power 5 school. Nothing's wrong with it. He'll help out in practice, break down films, sit in coaches meeting, etc.

06/22/2018 - 11:26pm Yup, can't blame C-Webb for…

Yup, can't blame C-Webb for the program crater. They could've recover nicely if they hired a good coach but they went out and got someone who is not qualified to be the head coach aka Brian Ellerbee. I don't blame Ellerbee for accepting the job because why wouldn't he? He never had a winning season at Loyola University at Maryland.

Tommy A was a nice guy who can never get over the hump into NCAA tourney. Recruited well but team never really mesh well.

Thank god they hired John Beilein because I shudder to think where the program is at without him.

06/22/2018 - 11:16pm Adam Silver is the best pro…

Adam Silver is the best pro sports commish in the country by a wide, wide margin. It's not close. Silver gets NBA and their marketing

06/21/2018 - 6:41pm Contrary to the popular…

Contrary to the popular opinion, Miles Bridges did get better and added more skills to his repertoire. The big problem is Izzo had Bridges, JJJ play up a position which muck up the spacing especially with Ward taking up the low block. I'm confused that you said that he's not uber athletic, he absolutely is uber-athletic. The problem is he has an average wingspan for his height which doesn't help.

He's just better off playing PF in the next level anyway.

06/02/2018 - 9:09pm Miles Bridges

wingspan is kind of short for his height. Draymond's wingspan is 7' which is long for his size at allegeately 6'7". Draymond can bang down low against the C and defend the permieter.

Bridges is a small ball 4 but isn't the same type of player that Draymond is

05/31/2018 - 11:11am I don't think

Watts and Carton would be in the same class. Watts is a PG and I believe that JB is recruiting him that way.  It's a take for either PG whoever wants to commit first.

05/30/2018 - 5:25pm Purdue pretty much lose

everybody and returns Edwards and Haarm and to some extent Eastern. Purdue is not going to be nearly as good as they were last season.

05/30/2018 - 3:07pm I don't see how Happ

is going to be a pro C since he doesn't have a jump shot or even try to attempt 3 point shot. He really needs to expand on his shooting range or he won't be drafted next season.

05/29/2018 - 6:30pm He worked out at the combine and multiple teams

He project as a bouncy athlete who can shoot. The only issue is what position is he in the next level? SG or PG. He doesn't have experience running the team as a PG. He has huge upside.

05/29/2018 - 6:28pm Matthews

is getting feedback from NBA teams he worked out with and other NBA scouts as well. None of the prospects are relying on the internets to make their decision. 

This is how DJ Wilson declared and stayed for the draft. There were ton of fans who blasted DJ for declaring when they said he was projected to get drafted at 2nd round or undrafted and yet, DJ got drafted at 1st round.

05/29/2018 - 3:12pm Tomorrow is the deadline

so we'll hear about his status by then

05/27/2018 - 11:10am Cavs isn't going to beat

either Warriors or the Rockets. 

05/27/2018 - 12:08am So I take it that

you don't like watching John Beilein offense because their offense is pretty much about 3 point shooting and layups.

NBA is basically all about spacing and shooting. 3s are worth far more than any other shots except wide open layups/dunks.