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11/12/2018 - 9:45pm I don't remember hearing…

I don't remember hearing much about Julian Barnett; did we not recruit him hard?

11/08/2018 - 9:27am Speaking of Howard King, are…

Speaking of Howard King, are there any recordings of his announcing? I honestly can't remember what he was like.

 

11/05/2018 - 1:40pm I guess I'm having trouble…

I guess I'm having trouble following how your explanation on number 2 supports your point, unless all you're trying to say is that evening out money on both sides isn't the ONLY goal of sports books. Because their actions certainly suggest that evening out the money (and thus the risk--the house can never lose if the money, adjusted for the payouts, is even) is a primary goal.

11/01/2018 - 2:28pm Abby Hatch (nee Cole)

Abby Hatch (nee Cole)

10/28/2018 - 11:12am What exactly is Super…

What exactly is Super Saturday?

10/25/2018 - 10:36am Did other people know DBo…

Did other people know DBo was a thing? Don't think I had ever heard that as a nickname for him before.

10/25/2018 - 9:55am That comment has always been…

That comment has always been here...

10/21/2018 - 3:07pm Eh, I mean who cares. We…

Eh, I mean who cares. We have the most defensible loss, but LSU, Florida and Texas all have better marquee wins. It'll all work itself out in the end.

Still having msu (and to a lesser extent psu) ranked is really the only indefensible thing, but otherwise I'm not going to quibble with where we're ranked among the one loss teams with over a month left in the season. Just keep winning.

10/21/2018 - 2:52pm I'm just so confused. That …

I'm just so confused. That (Taiwanese?) anime game recap video from some years back was weird, but that was like a news outlet thing. This is apparently a former world leader, from the other side of the globe and who seemed to hate the US, commenting on an in-state (American) football rivalry. Makes no sense whatsoever.

Maybe Harbaugh is going to the Iranian version of Dennis Rodman to Kim Jong-un? /s (but I'm so confused only sorta /s)

10/21/2018 - 10:18am Speaking of, is this what's…

Speaking of, is this what's being referenced by the "always been here" thing? My first thought when I saw it was The Shining (that picture at the end of Jack at the party, and the"you've always been the caretaker" conversation) but it took awhile for someone to post that.

10/20/2018 - 7:43pm Is there a picture? I'm…

Is there a picture? I'm curious now.

10/17/2018 - 12:56pm When did Shea hurt his hand?…

When did Shea hurt his hand? I completely missed that.

10/17/2018 - 12:04pm Did anyone follow this after…

Did anyone follow this after RR was fired? I thought I heard something about him being cleared of some of the allegations, but I'm not exactly sure.

10/15/2018 - 3:24pm I agree.

Random band…

I agree.

Random band question. Do you know the new song the band is playing this year between first and second down when we're on defense?

10/15/2018 - 1:05pm I filled mine out before I…

I filled mine out before I thought of this, but I agree, I don't understand why they will stop a song (often before the best part) just to start another song.

I will give them credit though for playing Jump Around in the fourth quarter (savage move), and then resuming playing it after they had to stop in the middle for a play. I really hope we have a big fourth quarter lead against Penn State so we can do the same with Zombie Nation.

10/15/2018 - 5:49am https://msu.edu/celebrations…

https://msu.edu/celebrations/faq.html

With such enlightening topics as "how can I celebrate without getting arrested" and "what do I do if I am exposed to tear gas"...

10/11/2018 - 11:48am This was my thought as well…

This was my thought as well. Still can't believe they put the 78-0 drubbing in prime time two years ago.

10/10/2018 - 1:15pm It's all contextual. There…

It's all contextual. There will always be diamonds in the rough, and there are many reasons a recruit might not be highly rated, some more problematic than others. For example, (lack of) size is something you can get away with. Devin Bush was a 4* and thus really can't be considered a hidden gem, but his size is probably the only thing that kept him from being a 5*, and he's playing at an AA level. On the other hand, lacking athleticism is a problem. Jordan Glasgow is a serviceable viper and as a walk-on was a great find, but I feel like teams like Ohio State and maybe Penn State could take advantage of his lack of athleticism relative to Hudson or Peppers (similar to how Saquon Barkley and Dalvin Cook took advantage of McCray, or fast slot receivers have at times taken advantage of our safeties). That's why I sort of disagree with your statement with respect to viper. If a viper prospect has a ratings cap because he's a tweener size-wise, that's fine, but if it's because of only average athleticism, that puts a ceiling on his potential against the more athletic teams on the schedule.

Overall, it's about recognizing what traits are most important and not as important at the various positions, and evaluating that way.

10/10/2018 - 12:49pm I find it interesting that…

I find it interesting that Wangler meant his tweet as a compliment to Durkin, that he appreciates Durkin pushing him, whereas a number of people took it as a dig.

10/09/2018 - 3:10pm Awkward...

Awkward...

10/06/2018 - 10:46pm My assumption was that it…

My assumption was that it was weather related. Better to take the ball early when it's dry than risk deferring into a potential storm in the second half.

10/02/2018 - 12:56pm A couple of the articles in…

A couple of the articles in SpaceCoyote's earlier post address this play. While running inside zone on 4th and 5 is probably a bad idea, it looks like OSU's stunt was specifically designed to stop that very play. 

Why OSU had that play teed up however is in the eye of the beholder.

https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/breakdown-sports-look-around-league

10/02/2018 - 12:35pm Actually, we should have…

Actually, we should have blown them out, but two lost Hart fumbles (I'm pretty sure both were in the red zone) and two interceptions kept it a one score game.

10/02/2018 - 8:33am Thanks for posting these. Do…

Thanks for posting these. Do you happen to have any thoughts on why from a tactical aspect we were getting burned early? I.e., did Brown not anticipate what NW came out running, did he think we could get away with a base defense and it didn't get it done, etc.?

While the adjustments he's made have been great, it is concerning that we have to make them after getting burned out of the gate, particularly when our offense isn't having the same early success as ND and NW and also has to make adjustments to get something going (i.e. ND and NW didn't have the same early problems our defense had).

 

09/27/2018 - 3:08pm I hope all this stuff about…

I hope all this stuff about McCall doesn't jinx us, like how Ferentz is the most Ron Zook coach ever except when he plays us and turns into an innovative game theory wizard...

09/27/2018 - 2:10pm I'm sorry to differ with you…

I'm sorry to differ with you sir, but you are the mascot. You've always been the mascot. I should know sir. I've always been here.

09/26/2018 - 2:42pm Speaking of heatsets, does…

Speaking of heatsets, does anyone know why Harbaugh still uses wired instead of wireless? My best guess is that he's paranoid of the other team intercepting the wireless signal, even though they could presumably be scrambled.

09/26/2018 - 1:41pm Threet was a completely…

Threet was a completely different situation. He was a pocket passer who committed to GT, which afterwards went out and hired a triple option coach. You can't blame a player when a coaching change brings with it a scheme change that essentially makes that player obsolete.

09/26/2018 - 12:54pm Friendly suggestion, maybe…

Friendly suggestion, maybe you could link Hello posts at the top of the articles? I guess I haven't been keeping up with recruiting like I used to, but on more than a few occasions recently there have been mentions of recruits/commits that I seem to have no clue who they are.

09/25/2018 - 10:21pm Just curious, is the graphic…

Just curious, is the graphic supposed to have that splatter pattern in the background?

09/25/2018 - 3:00pm Didn't St Juste already…

Didn't St Juste already redshirt, i.e. he'd have to apply for a sixth year?

09/24/2018 - 8:56pm You're comment re Bama is…

You're comment re Bama is underrated. All else (i.e. regular season records) being equal, a Rose Bowl win is way more satisfying than a playoff loss.

It goes against the competitiveness that Harbaugh preaches, but from a fan satisfaction perspective, unless you've got a good shot of actually winning the CFP, the best case scenario is probably a playoff-caliber season where you get left out and have a solid chance of ending the season with a New Year's 6 win.

09/19/2018 - 12:45pm This seems to confirm that…

This seems to confirm that Evans was more cramps than a hamstring, but has it ever come out what exactly happened to Higdon?

09/17/2018 - 9:56pm Funny enough, being used to…

Funny enough, being used to the high prices at Michigan Stadium, the last time I was at Disney I was pleasantly surprised with the prices, as they seemed very reasonable...

09/17/2018 - 1:33pm Brian frequently makes a…

Brian frequently makes a similar point (noon games are the best because it allows you to catch most of the afternoon slate) and I can't stand it. As if Michigan should be scheduling so as to make it most convenient to watch other teams' games.

09/14/2018 - 3:31pm [email protected]?

[email protected]?

09/14/2018 - 3:26pm That was my thought as well.

That was my thought as well.

09/13/2018 - 3:15pm Is anyone else getting file…

Is anyone else getting file not found errors when trying to open the diagram? I get that when trying to open the picture, and a page not found error when trying to open the pdf.

09/12/2018 - 11:37am Sounds like a great pickup.

Sounds like a great pickup.

However, is there some reason that most of the OL we've been recruiting (even those who play tackle) seem to project to guard? Even a guy like Devery Hamilton, who would have been considered a savior for us this season, has apparently been moved inside to guard. Is it so hard to go after pure tackles?

09/12/2018 - 4:58am Moeller's teams definitely…

Moeller's teams definitely had talent, and he was an aggressive playcaller, but his last two or three teams seemed to underachieve. That's what makes this an interesting question for those of us too young to really remember the Moeller years; would he have turned it around if he had not been forced out, or was there something inherently flawed about him/his system such that he couldn't get elite results despite elite talent?

09/11/2018 - 12:03pm I get what people are saying…

I get what people are saying about holding Hudson and Mayfield back until they're ready, but what I don't understand is that it would seem like the best way to get them ready would be to play them more. The coaches have said many times that the best way to get better at football is by playing football.

Personally I would think starting them against these overmatched defenses would be the best thing if you really think they're going to take over sooner or later, but at least put them in earlier than the fourth quarter of a game that was clearly out of hand. The fact that most of our starters were playing well into the fourth quarter makes it seem like the coaches don't expect the younger guys to push through this year and want to get the starters as many reps as possible...

09/08/2018 - 9:46pm I thought Hawkins was…

I thought Hawkins was playing at Kinnel's spot at the end (when Metellus was also in there).

09/08/2018 - 9:27pm Does anyone know what the…

Does anyone know what the band was frequently playing after first downs? Didn't recognize it from years past.

09/01/2018 - 9:33am Liquidated damages, Raj

Liquidated damages, Raj

08/30/2018 - 12:06pm Umbig11, any update on the…

Umbig11, any update on the msu stuff that's supposed to be coming out? Thanks.

08/30/2018 - 9:53am Screw osu, but I've got to…

Screw osu, but I've got to say that the water bottle flipping video is mesmerizing.

08/29/2018 - 1:26pm Samuels may or may not pan…

Samuels may or may not pan out, but he's an athletic freak and he still seems like a good guy to take a chance on.

The better comparison is probably Kurt Taylor, who's buried and completely unmentioned (so much so that people seem to forget he was in the class when talking about Dillon vs. Samuels)...

08/29/2018 - 12:30pm Sigh...

Sigh...

08/26/2018 - 2:23am Shake and bake

Shake and bake

08/19/2018 - 11:16am I've been so used to being …

I've been so used to being #1 or #2 in win percentage that I didn't realize how close the other schools were getting. Hopefully we can kick it into high gear going forward; 5 and 7 seven games are not very large margins, especially when OSU and Bama are winning 11-14ish games a year.