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10/14/2018 - 6:15pm The first thing when I heard…

The first thing when I heard that, I thought about the movie Kill Bill. It would be one hell of picture if someone can create a picture with this. One is down now. 

10/14/2018 - 6:09pm One word, wet.

they beat…

One word, wet.

they beat ranked team after or during rain. 

10/13/2018 - 11:35pm disagree. Our red zone…

disagree. Our red zone offense in the first half is bad. Left too many points on the filed coupling with an inconsistent kicker tonight. We still need improvement. We also had two fumble almost turn the game in 180 degree. Got to clean up the mistakes.

MSU game will be tougher given it's on a grass field, our speed advantage will be less. We need consistent 4 quarters to beat MSU + ref.

10/13/2018 - 11:28pm Next blonde pass rusher for…

Next blonde pass rusher for Green Bay. Clay Mathew 2.0. P&G commercial is waving for him.

10/13/2018 - 11:26pm agree. he's caring the dline…

agree. he's caring the dline. When Gary is absent, this defense seems play better. It's kind of strange. But I think we would want Gary to be fully healthy.

It's weird he was not voted for captain. But he show up on the field. That's the most important.

10/13/2018 - 11:17pm Wisconsin defense is…

Wisconsin defense is probably pretty upset now. Half of their preparation for this game was likely focus on stop Mason. He is no where near to be seen. Hope the dude is back so we can smash MSU and BIG refereeeees.

10/13/2018 - 11:07pm his appearance has more…

his appearance has more indication on Peters' status. He's gone next year.

09/30/2018 - 12:19pm Look. this is why while I…

Look. this is why while I have a very old account, possibly older than 75% of the accounts in this forum and don't want to post too much here, because of moron like you. I enjoy reading tech related, recruit related posts and brian's perspective in this blog, but some arrogant Michigan fans are just unbearable, care more about grammar and typo and try to insult people.  They thought they are being funny, but they are not. I am surprised a fan who has UM degree would say something like this only based on the context and the length I discuss here. Michigan is a world prestigious unversity and has students and faculties from all over the world.

If you don't want to express your opinion or disbute my points, just get the fuck out and go read other posts. I, as a proud wonlverine, who shaked Dr. Mary Sue Coleman's hand and receive my prestigious Ph.D. degree, would continue to be in submarine mode in this blog, and will surface again in this forum once a while.

Last but not the least, if you zoom out your view check out the world from the moon, all sports events are reality shows, it has been the same in the past 10000 years. Nothing has changes, as long as it generate revenue, there will be greedy people wanting to influence it and take advantage of it for their personal gain. The "fair" system is always only a related term. Same for stock market, same for media, some for politics, same for worldwide sports, such as soccer (both international level and club level), and NBA. you think the corrupted NCAA system immute to this? Think again. There is no conspiracy here, there is only reality.

 

09/30/2018 - 12:43am I do not question his…

I do not question his toughness. Nor do I think DMAc should start this year. But I am not blindsided and I do recognize his weakness in the game. He's not very decisive in the pocket. He's still a huge upgrade from what we have last year. I am happy to have him this year. But I think his weakness will show later this season again and will likely cost us a game (similar to the fumble mistake in ND game). unfortunately, OC's uninspiring play call doesn't help him.

09/30/2018 - 12:27am Do you like Bama lack of…

Do you like Bama lack of holding call? I don't have problem on how frequent they call it as long as it's consistent to both sides and throughout the game, which they are clearly not up to bar.

09/30/2018 - 12:24am Mcsorely is a very good…

Mcsorely is a very good college QB. I don't think we should deny about that. He can run fast and tough, his decision making is fairly good. His arm punting is epic (remember the USC game?). I wish we have a good arm punting QB to take advantage of our tall WRs. Unfornately, our WRs are soft when they are tall, cannot catch the contested jump ball.  I truely believe DMac is beyond arm punting. He will be very good. Shea, not so much, he looks scared in his eyes on the two road games so far. Take too long to settle down, usually until late 2nd quarter. He has physical talents, but I question his awareness and decision making, pre-snap scanning ability. He is clearly not ready for NFL. But I am happy he will go this season, so we can enjoy DMac earlier. He's the one who can help JH to install his Stanfrod play book. Two TE set with no huddle, that's epic. need good OLs+QB to execute it, only Dmac has the potential to do that, IMO.

 

 

 

09/30/2018 - 12:15am and then meyer called a…

and then meyer called a Timeout after the penalty, that's epic. He shoudl have call a timeout to avoid the penalty. lol.

09/29/2018 - 11:53pm http://www.chicagotribune…

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1990-08-16-9003080807-story.html

 

Once a while, I will remind people to read this link. It's conspiracy dating back  a long long time ago. That being said, if you pay attention to the officiating crew, a few of those are well known, while some other have favorite call for us. Once notorious one is John O'neil. which happened to call the Nabraska game and he became a non-factor since it's not even a close game. Maybe the coach recogonize that and have the player the be ready to blow out Nabraska and keep O'neal out of the game.

My wife recognized this PSU vs OSU game ref in our 2016 OSU vs UM game. His face looks familiar. That said, the most reasonable conspiracy theory is not gambling, but the BIG commissioner wanting to manipulate the league under his control. Unfortunately Michigan is not part of his ally. He wants us down. And it all comes down to the officiating scheduling. John O'neil has officiated our three lost game in the past three seasons one to IOWA, two MSU games. Yes, my point is that there are a few officiating crews are following the BIg management's order to help some teams out, or keep some team down. All of these games have critical questionable calls against us . Their pattern is mostly very similar, and focus in 1st quarter, and 4th quarter. 1st quarter, they will called out a few defensive penalties to eliminate our aggressive defence or offensive holding to kill your drive, the goals is screw up your offense or defense game plan. In the middle of the game, they will sometimes give away a few make up calls, and let the game to flow. in 4th quarter when the game is close, they will be involved. Either call you a holding when you have momentum and kill your drive, or help your opponent to move the chain with PI.  That's not a coincident. Officiating issues in NCAA football is not far from basketball (both NBA and NCAA). Of course, that couple with a lot of no call, no-PI, no-holding. This frustrated the players and the coaches, screwed up your game plan. You can say we are not good enough to win, I don't deny that. But it's very unfair to the players, they work extremely hard to get to those stage. Some of the no call are very dangerous late hit and targeting no call which put the players' career and health in dangers. I curse them whenever I have chance just because of this :(

 

that being said, I don't think we should complain about the officiating for this NW game. We get away with a huge holding no-call in 4th quarter that NW should have get at least 3 points. If we can not beat NW+ref at NW. We have no chance to defeat MSU+ref at MSU. The game plan is still the biggest problem for Harbaugh, they wanted to save some play and set things up for other games. But they missed the opportunity to have their player to execute the play in a real game. If they can execute the play well enough, the coaches don't have to outthink themselves to design some garbage plays that it never get used again in the same season. Just look at OSU's last drive to PSU, simple bubble screen that can generate large chuck of yardage. That rely on good WR blocking. Michiga's WR blocking has been bad for bubble screen. It's not fancy play book, you just need to call it in the right place and right time and has the player to execute well. That require players to rep the play in game. That's why the blow out game is important and allow the players to execute the play in live game.

 

09/22/2018 - 9:44pm he was in our last MSU game…

he was in our last MSU game we lost, and last IOWA game we lost too. That's not a coincident. It's Denaly, he's evil.

09/22/2018 - 9:43pm I am not sure other fans…

I am not sure other fans notice that. this was a game that really looks like JH is calling the play. Not the previous 3 games. We want more plays that involving Mason. He is a beast!

09/22/2018 - 9:41pm i don't have problem of the…

i don't have problem of the targeting rule. The only problem and the biggest problem i have is the ref didn't call it when our QB got targeted last year. The didn't necessarily always put the player's safety at the first place. Many of those no call, the ref was jsut standing right next to where the hit happened. It's a shame on those refs.

09/15/2018 - 11:30pm Evans doesn't like to follow…

Evans doesn't like to follow his FB, always cut back. sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.

09/15/2018 - 11:22pm Wilson play play pretty well…

Wilson played pretty well today. He is an upgrade in pass protection as well. I would like Mason to have more carries in short yardage. He is a beast. Compared to Wilson and Higdon, Evans seems impatient and don't follow his FB as much, not good. 

TE still drop balls, Gentry, he's better today, but he need to cut down the drop ball percentage. Our WR/TE can't catch tough balls when contested. WR blocking is still slightly better, but need to improve as well.

OC (whoever he was) is still not impressived in play calling. You start to see some harbaugh ball in red zone now. I hope it's getting back to the normal. We need to power into endzone when we are in redzone.

09/03/2018 - 11:18pm i was disappointed with his…

i was disappointed with his comments. But he has a point though. Just see how our red zone offense was last season and this game. Soft... In JH's first two years, when we get to opponent's 5 yard to the end zone. We would line up our FB and HB, and run into the zone, with a lot of creative play call on the same set. Now suddenly, we abandon it since Pep joined the team. Instead the play caller whoever he is overthink himself and called a play action and didn't roll out our mobile QB, and led to a sack. To play ND, MSU, the best way is to pound the way in and crush their confidence. It's too soft not to do that. Bo, and Carr, even Hoke would do that in the first drive in red zone inside 5 yard line.

I won't call out player soft, but i do want to call out the offensive play caller soft in red zone.

09/03/2018 - 9:46pm Hoke's 2 min. drill was even…

Hoke's 2 min. drill was even better than this one. My guess is that the new center and new Qb prevent them from getting the 2 min drill effectively enough in practice so staff have to slow down a little bit. That said, the waste of a few second after they line up is likely on center.

09/02/2018 - 6:29pm He may not be a good OC…

He may not be a good OC alone, but he definitely support JH very well at least in terms of passing game play calling and design.

09/02/2018 - 6:26pm well, USC and Oregon has…

well, USC and Oregon has been going down due to their coach change after Harbaugh left. So David Shaw has faced less competitive teams as well. I have watched their game especially bowl game and some big games. I don't see they play better than JH's team offensively. that said, a lot can come from Andrew Luck, so it's hard to say who was the main factors.

09/02/2018 - 6:10pm well, i was only referring…

well, i was only referring to his running style, not pass protection.

09/02/2018 - 1:04pm We have the piece in place…

We have the piece in place to "coach around" it. 1-2 mobile enough and accurate passer on the run. Wide spread WR/TE talents. a few things need to be in place if we go side line. Our WR blocking is subar, that lead to modest gain on bubble screen play. I think our WR route running is better than we see yesterday. There are likely a lot of grabbing by their DB that are not in display. NBC didn't even show those views, likely intentionally. Gentry's constant dropping pass and cannot make any tough catch make me down a little though, it is a waste of his physical talent if he keep dropping ball. that said, those grabbing should be expected, it will be worse in MSU/OSU game. The WR should stop complaining to ref and work their ass off to practice on tough catch and jump ball.

09/02/2018 - 12:38pm - Better QB play due to more…

- Better QB play due to more accurate passer on the team at starter and backup. Not sure how much of this is on coaching though.

- No false start in a noisy environment, that may be the reason they "mismanage" the 2 min drill. But hey, a flip side, if we hurry and led to 5 yard backward due to false start, it's not good either.

- Brad Hawkins was not much downgrade from Metellus, bearing the their long TD, where Hawkins was in a good position to bat it down or intercept. we have depth on most defensive position. Just need to clean up the DT and DE play

- I don't see any downgrade after Bush is off the field. again good depth.

Kick off return and punting has been improved. Thomas is electrifying as kick off returner.

Karan Higdon start to look like Mike Hart but faster. He's elusive on first cut and burst to full speed. He will dominate the weak team. Hopefully, the OL improve enough to make his running better. A few positive running play behind FB Mason tells me that we should keep doing this more often especially in red zone.

09/02/2018 - 10:52am I am not sure about this…

I am not sure about this. Stanford is slowly regressing too. However, I can't deny JH and D Shaw tag team is very productive.

09/02/2018 - 10:27am that's not true. BK never…

that's not true. BK never let Wombush stand still and throw too many times. He let him constantly moving way more than JH let Shea. JH's system has his own strength, but only when the OL line is good enough. we are not even close to that. And Michigan is a place that patience is not a word in their fan base.

09/02/2018 - 10:22am I would blame the QB and…

I would blame the QB and Center more than JH. He's yelling on the sideline and tell QB to speed up. but Shea is lost. The hurddling apprears to me is the OL group and QB are not prepared before hand. Maybe too much other stuff to worry. But i think this is still on the QB and Center. The center snap the ball very slowly this game. One bright side, Our OL never have a false start in a hostile environment. Yay! that's improvement.

That said, we still have time if not fumbling the ball. Shea's awareness is questionable to me. There is a reason he can't win the starting job in Oxiford. Unfornutately, given the current OL situation, it's very very dangerous to put DMac on the field. I don't want him to be concussion like Peters last year.

 

 

09/02/2018 - 10:05am I don't give a damn about…

I don't give a damn about this. This is not the primary reason we lost. It placed in only <0.1% factor. Some kids are nervous in the first game in a hostile environment. You can see the player's body language on the filed, then they settle down by 2nd quarter, after we trailed by two TDs.

We need more competent coaching staff in some positions. JH can just sit on the sideline without head phone and on a massage chair and drink his favorite milk, we still blow out ND.

09/02/2018 - 9:59am so you mean the pregame…

so you mean the pregame speech didn't work?

09/02/2018 - 9:42am Be easy man. I got my name…

Be easy man. I got my name screwed up by american all the time, the most recent one just yesterday when I opened a bank account, the staff type my name with my driver license on her hand, still mess up with one character, the one that most other mess when they saw my name.

I am not a native English speaker, but i am fascinating how some American pay attention to little things that is irrelevant and forget about the big picture. And just pay attention to a play or a call and forget about what led to that situation.

09/02/2018 - 9:23am Look. It's very clear that…

Look. It's very clear that Jedd is a better now. There are still significant amount of fans thinking about him after two years. He helped the QB to develop through out two seasons. Not so much for Pep. Pep may be a good teacher, but that doesn't mean he's a good game plan designer and good play caller. Those skills take another level to make a choice in a few seconds and work with what the defense can give them.

Let's zoom out this problem in a larger time span and scope. the fundamental problem is still Harbaugh himself. Let's put out a few points here and think about it.

1. Harbaugh's incompetent decision when he started in Michigan in personnel and hiring in offense.

He hired Drevno, promised him OC. I don't want to say this is a disaster hire, it's not.  But just look around the NCAA, tell me a good OC that his primary background is a O-line coach. we saw many failure before. you will find some good HC are from OL coach, but not an good OC who is from OL coach. For some reason, Harbaugh offer him probably enough to drag him out of west coast. But he screwed up big on this one to being loyal for this decision for just one year too long and cause unhappy Wheatly and Jedd to leave. We lost two very good offensive coaching staff on both recruiting and player development. Again, my point is that even JH's calling style is by committee, and he is the ultimate filter of every single play call, he still needs the running game and passing game coordinators to feed him the play options. Drevno is not too bad on running calls but likely limited to his power play, not the zone stuff they start at the beginning of the last season.

Then, another his fumble is Jay Harbaugh. We could have spent the same amount of money to hire a top 15 RB or TE coach, but because he's JH's son, he got the job. It's not the problem of the offense. But he was masked well in the program to become "not the problem". We could have hire a better coach to contribute more. Just look how Saban handle the business with their OC and staff, there is a reason, as much as we hate Alabama, you cannot deny how well Saban manage the team on both coaching staff and players. You can say whatever you want on his recruit talents being superior to anyone else, but Saban is very competent when it come down to hire an OC, and provide the best opportunity to their players to succeed. Harbaugh fumbles this hard. I am okay with Chris Patridge on the team because he's too crucial to lose for recruiting. But Jay Harbaugh is pretty much replacable  here, if he can find a same RB or TE coaching job on another TOP 15 P5 team, I will shut the fock up. The chance is he won't in short term.  

2. Harbaugh's decision on hiring Pep and stick with him.

We have enough sample size now to see the down trend on offense, including RED ZONE OFFENSE (yes, I put it on CAP), 3rd down pass selection, a predictable game plan. Harbaugh is likely the one who choose the play call. But it's clear to me that what the options he got from Pep is much worse than what he got it from Jedd. There is reason when JH had a high praise on Jedd after a few games. He's creative. It takes a lot to have the skills to call the right play at the right time. Harbaugh is a very good HC, but he still need good support around him. We have to realize that he's no magician. He's above average when it come down to QB development, but he's no magician on that either.

Guy, don't be disguised by the AMAZOn all or nothing series. I completely agree with other fans on that film on Pep. they are trying to protrait him as a good play caller and the problem last year was on Drevno and the players just for recruiting purpose. But that doesn't align well on the field last season, not the first game this season. His play calling is supbar.

It's hard to see Harbaugh is a good coach we love to put himself on the hot seat with these incompetent hire. Look, Joe Pa or Jim Tressel or Urban Meyer can hire their sons or mentor's grandson. But they have solidify their position by winning championship in the program. Harbaugh is not there yet and cannot afford to do that. I am sure a lot of fans are like me, very disappointed with his decision on the offense, We have all the talents on all positions except for OL (issue got amplified due to RR's incompetence in recruiting OL, Hoke's incompetence in developing OL)

3. What Harbaugh said about Stanford and Michigan is very true. Unfortunately, you cannot deny that.

I know there will be a lot of disagreement here. But been seeing the Stanford team Harbaugh coached in Stanford. They have less physical talents than the current Michigan team. But it's very obvious that they play very smart. Some of those smartness translated to many of those players' NFL career.  they have a very thick playbook, probably 3x more thicker than what we currently have. It takes limited time for player to prepare for the season in NCAA, a smart, high IQ player, group and team can make a lot of difference how he/they can grasp the concept and put into action. And in the fourth year of JH's career in Michigan, we are talking about simplifying the play book?! Simplifying the play book/play call in the fourth year? You smell disaster and mismanagement here.  That tells you something if JH's play book is at least similar or fundamentally close between this two eras. He knew he has to adjust now, but couple with bad OL development and bad OC. Not easy. It's quetionable now even he relegate Pep and promote Jim McEwain as OC. his offense in Florida is not promising either. we can only pray the OL player develop well enough to survive the season. But I don't want Pep to be on this team next year, not as OC or primary play call/game plan designer.

I like Jim Harbaugh and still on his bandwagon, but the patience is fading given my take on his offensive coaching staff decisions in the past 4 years. Some of them will not be easy for him to change, for example, his son's hire. Don't give me crap that Jay Harbaugh is okay. Again, we can find more competent coach to replace him no matter what position he coaches on at this point. He can be a good coach down the road, but not here and not now. This is not pointing finger to a single person, it's Jim Harbaugh's mismanagement in his offensive hiring.

09/02/2018 - 12:59am I think we are too harsh on…

I think we are too harsh on our D. They clearly need some improvement in DT penetrating and DE containing the edge. But I think our depth is super good. in almost every position.

They may not be a top 3 defense on the filed (maybe top 3 in stat). But they still give the O a chance to win. Is the OL and play calling failed us.

We know it's a tough road game and likely crappy officiating. I do think fans and coaches are over confident about this defense. They however got exposed this game, but most of them are fixable.

This defense is built for OSU. we have defensed them better in the last two year, tand they will keep improving. This is what I care the most. the day to beat them constantly will come, but need offense to step up.

09/02/2018 - 12:54am well. Many teams lost their…

well. Many teams lost their players. We know the problem dating back to RR's 1 OL recruiting class. This is on Harbaugh's recruiting. We missed too many good OL targets in the past few years, and could not recover. We don't have enough good bodies. Every single year, we struggle to look for even 5 starters. That tells us how bad the recruiting has been. The coaching I think they will improve later, but the ceiling for some of these sensor and junior players are limited. we should play for the future and have the freshmen and red shirt freshmen to get ready. Otherwise, we will run into the same cycle every year. 

09/02/2018 - 12:40am It's the MSU game I am…

It's the MSU game I am worried. This game may prepare them well on the tough road game. The refs will be much worse in that gaem. So WRs please make some tough catches.

09/02/2018 - 12:34am yes, the did on a few play…

yes, the did on a few play got at least 1-2 first down. and another one a few yards on our own 5 yeard line. Mason was pretty good. We definitely need to see him more on cup cake game.

We however, need to get these WRs ready though. They are talented, but still need more polished.

 

09/02/2018 - 12:22am our TE and WR didn't make…

our TE and WR didn't make any tough catch. That's the issue. You can see the ND WRs and MSU WRs. They make play and make tough catch. The receiving corps still have flaws as they have so much talents and it's luxury to have them. Game plan is bad. No way this team is bigten contender with this OC and offensive staff.

09/02/2018 - 12:11am two many stupid penalties…

two many stupid penalties costed us some points. and keep themselves on the field. Hope they can can correct that before the MSU game, because the refs there will be worse, so as OSU.

09/02/2018 - 12:03am we threw way better than…

he threw way better than Peters in the open practice. Now given his decision making on two drives. I am convinced he can surpass Peters.

09/02/2018 - 12:00am we did use one slant in 1st…

we did use one slant in 1st quarter and it was successful on a 3rd down. they could call more with Shea's accuracy. The coach didn't help him to win. they were overconfident about their OL and DL, and when shit happened on the field, they don't have a back-up plan to fix the OL issue and implement those in their game plan. the two running call after we intercept their ball still bothers me. What the hell? just get a long throw to test their safety. didn't your coaches read Brian's post about ND's weakness?

 

 

09/01/2018 - 11:52pm concur with you, fuck him…

concur with you, fuck him and David Brandon who agree to swith MSU home/away game. We are now completely off-syn, when we have good team, we have crappy schedule. When we have crappy team, we have good schedule.

Offering ND the first game int eh series is indeed a cocksucker on already tough schedule. He fumble this hard.

09/01/2018 - 11:52pm concur with you, fuck him…

concur with you, fuck him and David Brandon who agree to swith MSU home/away game. We are not completely off-syn, when we have good team, we have crappy schedule. When we have crappy team, we have good schedule.

Offering ND the first game int eh series is indeed a cocksucker on already tough schedule. He fumble this hard.

09/01/2018 - 11:44pm Harbaugh and co was out…

Harbaugh and co. was out coached again. They probably game plan for a run heavy offense and expected their Defense can hold on their ground. But shit happened, and the defense could not help themselves to draw flags, and that's not uncommon when you play road game in your rivalry. Then the running game plan was abandoned, and the pass blocking and passing game design was so bad that Harbaugh as a "fillter" OC cannot select any good plays from his crappy passing and running game coordinators. As usual, the red zone offense suck as last year. Waste so many tall WR and TE on red zone. No jump ball in the pass two years. Don't give me crap about Harbaugh is the OC. He's not. If he was, how can you explain to me that he can call so many good play and creative play 2 years ago and he highly praise Jeb Fisch, and now he cannot do his magic after Jeb Fisch is gone?

What a waste of talent that we have incometent offensive staff. This is on Harbaugh himself. He didn't make good decision on hiring his offensive coaching staff.

09/01/2018 - 11:34pm McCaffrey is the real deal…

McCaffrey is the real deal. I was in the open practice and have a feeling that he already pass Peters, based on his accuracy and consistentcy. Peter threw a lot of sloppy throw in those simple practice.

I am completely unsurprised when he become a 2nd QB. And his play wow me. He has pressure on his face as well, but make every decision right in a split second. He just need more experience. He is the real deal. there were two three plays, when the pressure comes, he make a play for a positive gain for a few yards, keep the chain moving. He will be our real deal. Give our crappy OL again, I am not suprised he will start at some point this season. This O group just cannot protect our QBs.

09/01/2018 - 11:27pm Yes. You can jsut blame…

Yes. You can jsut blame Harbaugh, there was a lot of evident that shows Pep was a bad OC or bad passing game coordinator. Did you see any game Harbaugh prasing Pep as he did on Jeb Fisch? No.

Just look at the red zone offense and creativity ont he passing game design/ It's very sub bar and predictable. Don't give me crap about Harbaugh is the OC. He's not, the OC offer play for him toe select. It's clear that Harbaugh didn't have too many good play to select. 

08/23/2018 - 12:35pm This is expected and I think…

This is expected and I think to some degree, it will benefit to us in longer term for recruiting. Smart parents know he is a lier. Now, osu abide themselves to Meyer, it can lead to bigger PR damage if media unveil more shit later on.

I am hoping Denaly will go down more than Meyer. He and his evil schedule and referee assignment are definitely influenced our games more than anybody else. He needs to go first. I will put my curse until he steps down. Have not followed the Comcast and BIG deal yet. I hope he screws up big time and lost his money leverage. Other than big money contracts he sign for BIG, which many othe CEO can achieve the same result, he is worthless. 

04/28/2018 - 8:53pm UK?

UK indeed invaded more countries, island, continents.

04/08/2018 - 12:18am i kinda agree

I kinda agree with you. I only finished the first 4 episodes, I didn't think Pep was that good during the season, the fist episodes didn't prove me wrong. Int he film, most playing calling scene in the booth was toward him and most of them are passing plays. Drevno's play was likely cut intensionally sinc he left the team. What Pep's coaching in the first a few eposiodes in the QB meeting was not that impressive, to be honest. Nothing is too much techinical, and only focus on quite plain instruction, of cause it's ony a few minutes shot here or there, what can I see. You can probably say the same thing on Brown in the film, but we all know that he's a good teacher. Pep's ablity is still to be determined, and the second season would give us enough sample size if he's really good or bad. There is a reason Harbaugh hire Jim McElwain, I think.

One thing caught me the most is how Pep instruct Speight to go to the teammates in the game and do some prep talk to encourage them. I don't know whether this is very common in collegue football team, but I think this would have been autmoatic for a senior QB. He should have enough leadership to do it on his own without other coaches reminding him. I think this group of QB needs to improve their leadership. Just check out how the defensive guys are doing, Gary's only in the 2nd year, he's a natrual leader already.

I am grateful to see the personal side of many of these players and coaches. Harbaugh's morning reaction after the MSU lost, Gary struggles with his father, Hidgon's family, Black's family, Hurst driving uber (don't watch you cell phone when driving and on the camera) etc. All these make me like these players even more. 

I have a feeling that this kind of documetry film coudl be a significant distraction for the team. I am not sure there will be another one this year, I hope they can focus on improving. Too much distraction from team and coach Harbaugh. 

 

04/03/2018 - 9:55pm the problem

the problem is not the big. We do not have very good jump shoot center before Moe anyway. The issue is the PG, simpson is nowhere near the typical PG in Coahc B's system. He cannot shot 2 pt after pick and roll. Without that, the switcing will work effectively. Because the defense know you can only dribble. I think Someone else will take over the PG job next year (whoever can take high percentage mid range jumper). the effeicent jump shot after pick and roll can open up a lot more of different optionsy and make the pick and roll much harder to guard. I think the best to counter the swith is to jump shoot behind the screener. We cannot do that this year and struggle. I think Teske can handle this as well as many of our bigs in the past. He may not be the star, but he will be a force on both ends of the floor. We need to find at least one PG can do jump shot and drive to the basket with low TO/Ass ratio. I think we will eventually find someone in our roster now. I highly doubt that it's Simpson, he has too much ground to make up. That said, he's quite good in transition, distributing the ball very well, though.

04/02/2018 - 11:59pm we still

We still have another final four coming up. Cheer up!