|10/16/2018 - 5:07pm||Reminder to everyone to WEAR…||
Reminder to everyone to WEAR MAIZE!
Blue does not show up in a stadium full of green.
|10/16/2018 - 12:19pm||Why does it matter? Do you…||
Why does it matter? Do you care that some walk-on gets his tuition paid for this season? It doesn't affect the number of recruits they'll sign, they were already expecting him to leave for the draft.
|10/16/2018 - 12:11pm||Why into the flat and not…||
Why into the flat and not downfield? Making the route go into the flat seems to limit the upside of the play. If McKeon turns that route downfield, he is either open for a little lob pass with his momentum going downfield, or the CB runs with him and it opens up the run for Shea.
|10/16/2018 - 11:27am||MSU rush defense allows 2.34…||
MSU rush defense allows 2.34 yrds/rush
UM rush offense gets 5.35 yrds/rush
Average = 3.8 yrds/rush
UM rush defense allows 3.07 yrds/rush
MSU rush offense gets 3.42 yrds/rush
Average = 3.25 yrds/rush
We should expect to have a pretty good advantage in the run game. Not to mention, restricting offenses to running usually means more punting, which we should net 10-15 yards per exchange.
|10/16/2018 - 11:12am||In the SMU clip, the little…||
In the SMU clip, the little hop thing Shea does at the end of the play comes off to me as "Man I wish I was allowed to have pulled that" rather than "Man I should've pulled that".
Michigan has done a great job of keeping a counter in their back pocket for when they need it. And by the time we get to PSU and OSU, there will be 7 or 8 options the defense has to prepare and be read after the snap. When they can't commit to your tendencies, they have to hesitate, and that's when you can start getting 5+ yards consistently on the base play again.
|10/16/2018 - 11:07am||As of now, it's supposed to…||
|10/16/2018 - 10:56am||As of now, it's supposed to…||
As of now, it's supposed to be 0.1 inches between now and the game. It shouldn't effect the field conditions.
|10/16/2018 - 10:52am||My eye-test says they don't…||
My eye-test says they don't truly have the best run defense. I would love to see them play Wisconsin this year.
They have a good run defense, but it is ranked the best because they pass defense is atrocious... Teams are much more likely to pass on 1st and 2nd down, when you gain more YPC on average.
|10/16/2018 - 10:37am||Potential to make this into…||
Potential to make this into a true RPO? If the defense recognizes and the CB tries to get around the arc blocked, couldn't McKeon keep going into a route and be wide open? We'd just have to make sure nobody is blocking downfield...
|10/15/2018 - 2:07pm||Because going somewhere else…||
Because going somewhere else to sit out this season and not play would be better? Instead of having the opportunity to learn from one of the best QB coaches in the game for a couple more months and have the opportunity to play if a couple injuries occur. And, if he wants to guarantee he is going start somewhere next year, it would be better to make that decision in April/May than before recruits sign, NFL early entries, etc.
Also, he needs to graduate to be able to transfer and play next year if that's what he decides to do.
|10/15/2018 - 1:58pm||I cringe every time we try…||
I cringe every time we try to block a punt anyways. It just doesn't seem like the benefits (blocked punt) outweighs the negatives (15 yard penalty and continued possession or loss of return yards).
|10/15/2018 - 1:33pm||Not only a good stat for…||
Not only a good stat for Hart, but the coaching staff. Means we aren't pulling a Paul Chryst and punting from the 40 yrd line and netting only 20 yards.
|10/10/2018 - 6:30pm||You’re right, why is Brian…||
You’re right, why is Brian allowed to do a Kickstarter for HTTV or sell t-shirts on his own site either?!
|10/10/2018 - 1:09pm||I don't think it's based on…||
I don't think it's based on inside information. Didn't Corso pick Wisconsin to win the national championship this year? He's probably not going to go against that for his headgear pick...
|10/10/2018 - 11:50am||I kind of hope we plan to…||
I kind of hope we plan to play D conservatively. I don't see them being able to run the ball, or pass protect. The only way I see MSU moving the ball is by QB scrambles and screen passes. Have a spy watching for those 2 things every play and we'll be fine, even though it goes against Don Brown's "solve your problems with aggression" mentality.
|10/10/2018 - 11:33am||It just shows how dumb…||
It just shows how dumb/ignorant he is. After having it become public that he was arrested for driving on a suspended license 7 times, he has since gotten 4 more infractions within the last year.
Nothing is malicious or anything. But at some point you have to wonder if he can even understand the play designs. Or if they just tell him "Hey LJ, run left". He then has to put his hands up to see which one makes the "L". And sometimes even that's too much for him that he forgets he has to hold onto the ball the whole time...
|10/09/2018 - 5:36pm||Money is always the reason…||
Money is always the reason. Playing good teams helps sell season ticket packages.
Maybe UCF is such a good P5 team that they need to pay teams to play them at their place. Are you telling me MSU doesn’t accept $2 million to play a home game vs UCF? Instead of having to do a home-and-home against ASU?
Oregon, Mississippi St, Utah, Wisconsin and Iowa off the top of my head are all consistant top 25 P5 teams I can’t see turning down a home game vs UCF for free.
|10/09/2018 - 4:06pm||Did WMU have a hard time…||
Did WMU have a hard time scheduling teams after going to the Cotton Bowl? No.
UCF hasn't been a historically good G5 team. They were good last year. They went 6-7 the year before. They went 0-12 the year before that. Teams would've been willing to sign up to play them then. Big name teams have their non-conference schedules filled for at least the next two years, so no, Bama isn't gonna say "Let's cancel our game against Louisville so we can play against UCF next year."
|10/09/2018 - 3:54pm||I know they are. But they…||
I know they are. But they are a bottom P5 team so they had to be willing to sacrifice.
Would you be happy if Michigan agreed to a home-and-home with Kansas? Oregon State? Vanderbilt? No, because that would be wasting a could be home game to get a non-big name team to come play at the Big House. Same for any G5 team.
You don't schedule teams for next year, you schedule teams 2+ years out. Anyone would've agreed to play UCF at home 3 or 4 years ago (we did). The fact that they didn't schedule harder teams then is hurting them now.
|10/09/2018 - 3:07pm||Anyone here think MSU was…||
Anyone here think MSU was better than OSU in 2015? I don't care about the head-to-head...
MSU was an 8-4 team that managed to get lucky and go 12-1. But their record and B10 championship meant they deserved to be in.
|10/09/2018 - 2:44pm||That's BS. Maybe for…||
That's BS. Maybe for scheduling home-and-home's, but if UCF wanted to play for free on the road, I'm guessing top P5 teams would be lining up to schedule them. They don't want to because they know they're not a top 10 team and wouldn't be able to claim their stupid undefeated national championships.
UCF had a chance in 2016, they didn't beat us. If they had gone undefeated that year, they might've had a claim at being in the CFP.
WMU probably had the schedule this year to have a chance with UM and Syracuse if they had gone undefeated.
SMU had the schedule this year to make it to the CFP. @UM, @TCU.
Even Maryland isn't big enough of a name to get a home-and-home with Texas. But Texas was willing to do a home-and neutral (Washington Redskins home field).
|10/09/2018 - 1:57pm||If you're a G5 team and want…||
If you're a G5 team and want a chance, they need to be willing to do 1-off visits to top caliber P5 teams. If they scheduled an away game vs. any of the historic top 20 teams, plus another mediocre P5 team, and go undefeated, I would be okay letting them in over a 1-loss P5 champ of a weak conference.
|10/09/2018 - 1:24pm||I don't care if they go…||
I don't care if they go undefeated 20 years in a row. Last year's results doesn't matter. They will have only beat Pitt for P5 teams, that doesn't deserve to get you into the CFP.
Next year they will at least play Stanford. But still, wins over Stanford, Pitt, and G5 teams shouldn't get you in.
edit: USF and Cincinnati both have a better SOR right now and should be ranked higher than UCF for G5 teams
|10/09/2018 - 1:21pm||The SEC also shouldn't be…||
The SEC also shouldn't be rewarded for having their 2 best teams never play each other. Georgia vs. Alabama was scheduled in 2015, then is not until 2020, and not again through at least 2025.
|10/09/2018 - 1:07pm||It would also be somewhat…||
It would also be somewhat letting in 2 ACC teams, when it is probably the weakest or second weakest P5 conference this year. I would love it if an undefeated ND doesn't make it in. Make them actually join a conference, or by default they should be given a loss for not playing in a conference championship game.
|10/09/2018 - 12:46pm||I 99% agree with this. If…||
I 99% agree with this. If Alabama and Georgia are undefeated going into the SEC championship game, I worry about the loser getting into the CFP over a 1-loss B10 champ.
Undefeated Clemson, undefeated ND, SEC Champ are definitely in.
If we win out, we will have a better resume than 1-loss Washington and 1-loss Oklahoma/Texas.
edit: It would require Clemson winning out (47%), Georgia winning out (15%), ND winning out (38%), Michigan winning out (5%), and Alabama winning the rest of their regular season (55%)... 0.07% chance all that happens at this point, and then it'd be 50/50 if we get in, so I'm not going to worry about yet it LOL
|10/09/2018 - 8:13am||He is so calculated about…||
He is so calculated about how he talks about Michigan, so that he will never have to say anything nice. Yesterday I tuned in for some schadenfreude, he just kept saying how bad Wisconsin is. "Michigan should kill them. Bet your mortgage. They lost to BYU. MSU sucks too, so we won't know anything about Michigan until after Penn State."
While I don't think Wisconsin or MSU are great, Wisconsin is a top 15 team with an elite OL/DL. MSU is still the 31st best team (s&p+) and would be a road rivalry win. Neither of those are EASY wins, FPI gives us a 50/50 shot of going 2-0. Even if we manage to go 3-0 the next 3 games, it'll still be "There's a top 4/5 and everyone else. Harbaugh still hasn't made Michigan into an elite team like OSU." Michigan could win the national championship this year and he'll say it was because CFB had a down year, even though this year's Alabama is probably the best team in the last 50 years. In his mind, Michigan can never have beaten a good team, because if Michigan can beat them, they're a bad team...
I am actually surprised he talked about the MSU loss as much as he did. He usually either takes Monday off after a loss, or will say "Yeah, MSU sucked. WHAT ABOUT THOSE LIONS THOUGH!?!?!"
|10/08/2018 - 12:28pm||Texas beat TCU by 15.
Texas beat TCU by 15.
Maryland beat Texas by 5.
We beat Maryland by 21.
OSU only beat TCU by 12.
So we already beat OSU by 29 right? RIGHT?
|10/08/2018 - 10:59am||BYU beat Wisconsin by 3.
BYU beat Wisconsin by 3.
Utah State beat BYU by 25.
MSU beat Utah State by 7.
NW beat MSU by 10.
Michigan beat NW by 3.
I don't see how we aren't favored by 48 points. /s
|10/08/2018 - 10:39am||Pretty sure Hamilton's…||
Pretty sure Hamilton's commitment would be right before Urban was put on paid leave, which I'm assuming is more what the OP was referring to.
|10/05/2018 - 8:15am||Are GVSU grads really more…||
Are GVSU grads really more commonly MSU fans? In my HS kids that went to GVSU were mostly Michigan fans that couldn't get in and didn't want to go to State...
|10/04/2018 - 11:03am||I did as well. They gave me…||
I did as well. They gave me like $250 for finishing top in my class. Maybe that counts?
|10/04/2018 - 10:44am||Michigan State is also 3-1,…||
Michigan State is also 3-1, not 4-1, since they already had a BYE week.
Unless we're counting their win over "heat and time change".
|10/03/2018 - 12:56pm||Am I missing something? The…||
Am I missing something? The player they use as an example they say likely can't graduate this semester, but might be able to in Spring 2019. That would mean he could transfer next summer and play in 2019 as a grad transfer. He just can't transfer now without finishing his degree and be eligible to play next season.
Honestly, this is kind of a good result of the rule. It's going to force players to try and get a degree quicker, and probably get more degrees. Now, if you enroll early and take summer classes, you can likely finish your undergrad degree before the 3rd football season starts and have 3 years left of eligibility if you decide to transfer.
|10/02/2018 - 5:52pm||This title really hit home…||
This title really hit home for me. I had 2 ulcers by age 23. When people ask how I got them I always respond:
1) Rich Rod
2) Brady Hoke
|10/02/2018 - 2:08pm||Our PI calls have been more…||
Our PI calls have been more for being grabby for being beat by fast WRs, not being physical when the WR is actually trying to catch the ball.
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|10/02/2018 - 12:01pm||I don't see MSU sustaining…||
I don't see MSU sustaining long drives against us, so I'm more worried about the dynamic WR that can break a play for 80 yards (White) over the wins a 5 yard fade route type (Davis).
|10/02/2018 - 8:51am||When Evans pulled up on that…||
When Evans pulled up on that run, my first reaction was "that looks exactly like what happened to me a month ago". I'm pretty sure his hamstring cramped, but because he was sprinting when it happened, he probably pulled it on his next stride since he couldn't stop immediately. It was a nagging injury for me, and I re-pulled it a couple weeks later.
I'm thinking Evans is probably a slightly superior athlete to me, and is probably getting better treatment that my sit on the couch and drink beer therapy, so hopefully he's good to go and it doesn't reoccur.
|10/01/2018 - 3:53pm||So in the rule book is there…||
So in the rule book is there any distinction between toe/heel/foot? In the situation where a WR gets a toe in as he's falling out of bounds, and his foot pivots on the toe and heel touches out (without lifting), I doubt they call that incomplete...
|10/01/2018 - 2:05pm||Who says McKeon is 2nd…||
Who says McKeon is 2nd string? Seems like he has been getting more snaps that Gentry this year.
|10/01/2018 - 1:58pm||I've tried to find the…||
I've tried to find the replay angle they showed in game, but can't. I'm pretty sure Collins was in bounds for that catch... His heel comes down before his toe that ends up on the line (9:25 in the video above, but the heel is in the bottomline). Harbaugh couldn't challenge because we were out of timeouts, but with the 7 minutes of timeouts NW took, he had to have enough time to be in the refs' ears to get it reviewed.
|10/01/2018 - 12:57pm||That was the thing that…||
That was the thing that really bugged me, the commercial-kickoff-commercial sequences.
If they've decided they need to have a certain amount of advertising, at least have it add value to the game. Make more things reviewable, give coaches an extra challenge, etc and have a commercial running on 1/2 screen during reviews. I don't need to hear announcers explain what constitutes a catch for the 1000th time, or what the rules of targeting are. Show a commercial or two during the review, then come back and have the critical view up on the screen and have the announcers briefly explain what they see and what they think will happen.
And from a $$$ perspective if they're advertising during game content, people will actually watch. Instead of going to the bathroom, going to get a snack, or for people DVRing the game, just skipping it entirely.
|10/01/2018 - 10:52am||I was disappointed in the…||
I was disappointed in the coaching of the 4th & 1 trying to draw them offsides... If you decide you're just trying to draw them off, the ball should never be snapped, because bad things could happen if the refs don't call it. But every other OL should be ready to react to someone jumping. Onwenu should've jumped after the Northwestern guy went into the neutral zone. Worst case, they call you for a 5 yard penalty which you are already content with taking.
|09/27/2018 - 3:20pm||Ron (and I) are not be very…||
Ron (and I) are not be very happy with the title of this post... First, it's not OT, the guy runs this blog. Second, "SIAP" is the abbreviation so you don't have to write "(and possibly a duplicate thread)". Finally, there's literally no content in the title...
"SIAP: Brian Cook has a newborn daughter"
|09/27/2018 - 10:53am||Even if it had said "silence…||
Even if it had said "silence the crowd", why would OSU want to give anyone material that could photoshopped easily to make a meme/GameDay sign about what's been going on at OSU.
The poor player that OSU decided to sacrifice his image to the media...
|09/27/2018 - 10:46am||Genius PR move by OSU:
Genius PR move by OSU:
"We don't want everyone at GameDay making signs with Urban Meyer on it. What do we do?"
"Well... we could give them some really easy material to work with, and sacrifice a player and his image that had nothing to do with the whole thing."
|09/27/2018 - 9:51am||Not really surprising in my…||
Not really surprising in my mind. Being a 5* QB means you have the tools to make it to the NFL. If you get put on the depth chart behind another potential NFL QB, why wouldn't you transfer to somewhere else you get the chance to play?
Maybe you're a 3rd rd QB talent and get put behind a 1st rd QB talent. Should you settle with being a backup for the rest of your career and not end up being drafted? Or should you transfer to another place you can play and show you're a 3rd rd QB talent?
|09/26/2018 - 3:32pm||I think there's a chance it…||
I think there's a chance it's this weekend, but will definitely happen next season. Trace gone, Moorhead gone and the carryover year will have passed.
They have looked bad for at least awhile during every game this year. They won't be able to recover from that against OSU. If they're a pretender, they could realistically lose 5 of their next 6 games. That could send the spiraling downwards going into the offseason.
|09/26/2018 - 3:27pm||He's definitely a good RB, I…||
He's definitely a good RB, I'm not sure he's great. His stats benefit from a great OL and a one dimensional offense where he gets a ton of touches. He can't catch the ball, he has fumbling problems... I would not be surprised if Higdon put up better numbers if he was in Taylor's situation.