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11/18/2018 - 4:18pm So many games have turned on…

So many games have turned on kickoffs though. Just yesterday, Ohio took a return to the 50 and were able to tie before time expired. 

I'm not convinced injuries are that much more prevelant on KOs than any other play, I'd like to see some quantitative data on it. 

11/17/2018 - 8:56pm Didn't play:

JBB

 

Didn't…

Didn't play:

JBB

 

Didn't return:

Winovich 

Solomon 

Edwards

 

Went out but returned:

Hudson 

Metellus

Long 

Bush

 

11/17/2018 - 8:11pm What's up with JBB? 

What's up with JBB? 

11/17/2018 - 7:57pm Seems like all the things…

Seems like all the things Brown fixed in the offseason all of a sudden got unfixed. Hopefully, it's just a brief, momentary relapse that gets fixed soon.

Red zone play calling was... not great. Still, had at least two easy TDs missed by uncharacteristically inaccurate throws by Shea. 

11/17/2018 - 7:53pm Tough losses if Winovich and…

Tough losses if Winovich and Solomon are out next week. Our interior line + Gary were a liability today as is. 

11/16/2018 - 6:30pm Why not? He wants to coach,…

Why not? He wants to coach, he's probably not going to get a top level job. Expectations at Kansas are literally win more than one game, so he'll have plenty of space and autonomy to rebuild like he wants. If things work out, then he's got a launchpad to a better job  If not, he can probably ride out the rest of his career there and retire before they'd fire him. 

11/16/2018 - 12:48pm In hindsight there were red…

In hindsight there were red flags all over with Green. He dropped some insane amount of weight to even be a RB his Jr or Sr year, he was a Dline man before that, IIRC. Then, lo, he shows up on campus 30 lbs overweight and never gets his weight under control. 

11/14/2018 - 8:43pm I'll take one revenge please…

I'll take one revenge please. 

11/13/2018 - 1:22pm Why the fuck is this so hard…

Why the fuck is this so hard for people? 

11/12/2018 - 1:55pm I don't think Mason…

I don't think Mason intentionally tried to do what he did. I think he was knocked off balance and forced back. The right thing was to give up and let the refs blow the whistle and give you the forward progress, but it's also hard for a guy who's mentality is to fight hard with everything he had to not keep churning and giving an extra effort. He also may not have been totally sure if he got the first down on forward progress either. In any case, this is more of a biff by the refs, IMO. The defender was in contact the whole time, by rule he should have been given forward progress regardless of the second effort.

11/12/2018 - 1:26pm Tru Wilson really does look…

Tru Wilson really does look to have great vision. I think he was by far our most effective back at the stretch stuff to the outside. He had patience to set up blocks, but was also decisive and crisp in making his cut and putting defenders on the wrong side of blocks. 

11/12/2018 - 10:41am He wants to sign and enroll…

He wants to sign and enroll early though, I could see Louisville and Brohm dragging things out long enough that he has to make the call without knowing for sure. I know recruits say stuff they don't actually mean, but he does seem to genuinely like Purdue as a school. I think we're in good shape, but also there are outcomes that go Purdue (or even Lousiville's) way.

11/12/2018 - 12:00am IIRC on Jim and Jack's…

IIRC on Jim and Jack's podcast they mentioned his daughter was going to ND next year on scholarship to play lacrosse. I could see him taking a year to regroup and spending some time with family in Ann Arbor. An analyst job just to be involved in football in some capacity wouldn't be a stretch from there. 

11/11/2018 - 4:44pm Not necessarily. Jourdan…

Not necessarily. Jourdan Lewis got a concussion a few years ago and played the next game. 

11/10/2018 - 11:49pm Not really fair to take the…

Not really fair to take the long run out to judge the running game YPC. Short runs are a consequence of blitzball defenses selling out, but the flip side is if their safeties get on the wrong side of a block there's no one left to prevent a big play. Also, good runs on 1st and 2nd got us into short yardage situations a lot, especially in the first half, where we then blocked only the first level to just pick up the first down. I bet that skewed numbers the opposite way. Overall, it felt like the offense could get anything they wanted most of the game. 

11/10/2018 - 10:27pm That was Kinnel's bust…

That was Kinnel's bust. Hawkins was expecting Kinnel to funnel back and needed to cover for the cut back. He really didn't have a chance when the back had room to run to the space Kinnel vacated. 

11/10/2018 - 8:28pm 80 came on one play and they…

80 came on one play and they probably got another 30 or so against our deep bench. At no point did it feel threatening. Shit happens sometimes.

11/10/2018 - 8:18pm WTF, interior OL was fine.

WTF, interior OL was fine.

11/10/2018 - 8:17pm Higdon staying fresh and…

Higdon staying fresh and healthy is way more important than some meaningless stat. We rushed for nearly 200 yards at 4.8 YPC  so it's not like we weren't mashing them.

11/10/2018 - 8:14pm Wish they would have kept…

Wish they would have kept the zone read reverse in the barn. That was one block away from breaking big. 

11/10/2018 - 8:13pm We rushed for nearly 200…

We rushed for nearly 200 yards at 4.8 YPC, and the OL only gave up one sack (the intentional Milton one). I guess Shea threw all passes to himself too. 

11/10/2018 - 8:05pm It tells me they don't even…

It tells me they don't even consider him an option in the competitive portion of games. Might as well get him some garbage time reps when the opportunity presents itself. 

11/10/2018 - 7:58pm Both returns were called…

Both returns were called back on relevant holds. We didn't attempt any FGs and made all PATs (yes, the first one looked weird, otherwise looked fine) 

11/10/2018 - 7:32pm Maybe they don't think he's…

Maybe they don't think he's close to ready and won't be an option in those games if needed in meaningful situations and aren't passing up opportunities to get him some live reps.

11/10/2018 - 7:22pm I actually thought Tru was…

I actually thought Tru was our best back in the outside zone and pin and pull plays. Higdon doesn't have the patience or vision he has, and Evans has too much patience and not as much burst out of his cut. 

11/10/2018 - 7:20pm He's huge though and pretty…

He's huge though and pretty shifty for his size. I could see a short yardage and goal line package for him. 

11/10/2018 - 7:13pm But he wasn't the backup…

But he wasn't the backup this week? The fact Milton played and still came in after Peters strengthens the case Peters is the backup. This wasn't even a case where Milton was the backup but didn't play too preserve his redshirt. 

11/10/2018 - 4:17pm We were fumbling the ball…

We were fumbling the ball tied 0-0 at this point. 

11/09/2018 - 7:22pm He won't be throwing for…

He won't be throwing for those 4-8 weeks though. I doubt he'll see any significant reps, which means no PT even for the post season. 

11/09/2018 - 4:42pm There was also literally no…

There was also literally no WR coach last year, just a GA working with them. That said, Ronnie Bell looks pretty good as a freshman, which he deserves some credit for.

11/09/2018 - 4:39pm It's a nightmare match up…

It's a nightmare match up for their defense though. Yeah, they got a DT, but when Michigan puts 7 or 8 interior gaps on the line with their jumbo sets, avoiding him is easy. Harbaugh's calling card is screwing with LBs and he makes even good ones look silly by inserting unexpected gaps and messing with keys and tendencies. Rugters's strength in the secondary won't really be relevant when Michigan is in 3rd and short all day and sucking them up with play action. 

11/07/2018 - 5:49pm It's still federally illegal…

It's still federally illegal, there's still plenty for NORML to do

11/07/2018 - 4:05pm Works for me. You have to…

Works for me. You have to refresh the page, but the counts are changing.

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11/07/2018 - 3:52pm Yes, Scott and Tebay won,…

Yes, Scott and Tebay won, both are vocal critics of how things have been handled and at least one has openly called for Engler to go.

11/07/2018 - 12:54pm Well fuck. I remember he had…

Well fuck. I remember he had knee surgery, I didn't know it was season ending. 

11/07/2018 - 10:41am Peters - Want to see the…

Peters - Want to see the floor in case the worst happens and Shea gets hurt

Mayfield, Steuber, Spanellis - Preview of next year for the tackles, just want to see Spanellis get some time because I like him.

Villain - Getting late early. Hopefully he's not banged up again

Anthony - He'll almost certainly be a big part next year but we know next to nothing about him.

11/06/2018 - 4:02pm Didn't he talk a bunch of…

Didn't he talk a bunch of shit about Sparty after he committed, like how they weren't even a real school? I mean I know Solomon got caught on tape saying "fuck Michigan" but this doesn't seem like something you really are going to be able to walk back.

11/05/2018 - 2:53pm He's a 2015 class and I'm…

He's a 2015 class and I'm almost 100% positive he redshirted, so yeah, one more year to play.

JBB is the only OL starter we have to replace next year. Could see Runyan bumping over to RT with Mayfield at LT. Or Steuber at RT. 

 

 

11/05/2018 - 1:49pm It's also his throwing…

It's also his throwing shoulder. There's going to be a period of re-learning how to throw again to an extent. I would be kinda shocked to see him play this season again. 

11/05/2018 - 1:27pm To be fair, you need mesh…

To be fair, you need mesh point for RPO, so it does kinda imply read option with a QB threat to run.

11/05/2018 - 1:26pm He was 36 for 63 (57%), 4 TD…

He was 36 for 63 (57%), 4 TD, 0 INT in the 4 games where he played meaningful time before he got hurt. Given our OL and pass pro last year, that's the definition of solid.

Also, where in the hell are you getting the 0.5 TDs/game. Are you counting games he's come in in garbage time or something? 

11/05/2018 - 12:24pm Seriously. The recency bias…

Seriously. The recency bias on Peters is nuts. He looked solid trending towards good until he got hurt. Odds are, if Shea goes down we're screwed, but it's not like that probably wasn't the case with DCaf either. 

11/05/2018 - 10:49am Wiltfong's ballz are worth…

Wiltfong's ballz are worth more than all the others combined. 

11/05/2018 - 10:42am Since we're going to go…

Since we're going to go there....

Kelly Tebay and Brianna Scott have been critical of how the current board and Engler have handled the situation. If you actually care about changing that board instead of just making jokes about our rival, those are your candidates. 

 

11/05/2018 - 10:25am I share you general reaction…

I share you general reaction, but also keep in mind we have no idea what was actually offered to him. It's entirely possible that the offer was given with the caveat that something like this could happen. Given how far signing day is for 2020, I think this is probably a best for everyone situation. At the very least, he gets some visibility in his recruitment with a high profile commitment. 

11/04/2018 - 7:13pm And Shea's legs. A lot of…

And Shea's legs. A lot of plays he's avoiding defenders who have beat their man and making something out of a would be sack. 

11/04/2018 - 2:58pm Exactly. Penn State singled…

Exactly. Penn State singled up Gary on the first play, and although McSorley got the ball out on a quick slant, Gary annihilated him. They shifted focus to him after that and Chase and Uche feasted as a result.

11/03/2018 - 10:03pm I'm legitimately worried…

I'm legitimately worried Bench Mason is going to kill a dude on kick off coverage. Never seen anyone throw their body with reckless abandon like him and he's 255 lbs. 

11/03/2018 - 9:58pm Please reference the rule…

Please reference the rule where launching = targeting. 

11/03/2018 - 9:52pm He absolutely clowned the CB…

He absolutely clowned the CB checking him on his non-TD catch. Great to have him back.