Bring back Vrabel!!
Any chance Mike Vrabel comes back as DC? He interviewed and turned down the 49ers DC position in January.
He's a heck of a recruiter, too.
Still need a LB coach ...
Anyone else think that this (managing the O-Line) is exactly the reason why Greg Studrawa was brought in? Meyer knew that he had limited time with Warinner.
Nearly a compound fracture of my left arm with a simultaneous dislocation of my left wrist in a biking accident. Gnarly. A surgery to install a plate, 5 screws, 2 temporary pins, and 11 weeks of rehab later, and I'm all good.
A lot of this has to do with expectations. Did anyone really expect Oregon to be 10-2 good this year? I sure didn't.
Sparty was due for a step back after making the playoffs and graduating a lot of talent - 8-4 or 9-3 was expected. They ended up much worse, but keep in mind that the B1G was stronger this year than any other conference top to bottom.
Notre Dame was returning a Heisman QB and had the SOS to make a run at the playoffs if everything worked out right. But, they tripped and fell coming out of the gate and never recovered. And Brian Kelly isn't great as a coach, so he can't mask the deficiencies that were obvious in his defense this year. Plus, they lost to MSU head-to-head (the tiebreaker here!).
My vote: ND, with Sparty a close second.
In fairness to Morris, SMU was a hot mess prior to his arrival. He went 2-10 his first year, and 5-7 this year (and they were competitive in their losses). Expect SMU to be 7-5-ish or better next year if he sticks around.
Baylor is the new Big XII dumpster fire right now. Not sure who they're going to be able to lure to Waco to head up that mess.
I heard Morris wants the Texas A&M job if/when it ever comes open.
The stance with the hands on the top of the head has also been called the Surrender Cobra.
I think Zimmy is talking about a modified (symmetric) version of the "swinging gate" play, but with 2 players in the backfield in the center of the formation who can either throw, run, or catch.
The fake punt from our own 25?!
A localized positioning system could be set up via a grid system inserted under the field turf, and electrical or magnetic sensors placed in the ball. This would allow for much more accurate location and tracking of the ball. Downside - it would be very expensive.
Anyone have a count on how many of JT's incomplete passes against TTUN were batted down or knocked away at the line of scrimmage? I have to think there were at least 4 ...
It's the job of the O-Line to keep the D-Line occupied and unable to get both hands up. They need to be able to open some passing windows for the QB. Not sure this was done well enough on Friday, and contributed to the (late) timing of some of JT's throws.
LOL. Checked in and saw your first post and was all excited. Oh well, at least the Bucks won!
Between Kalis and Harbaugh ...
Eric - Thanks for answering my question in the mailbag.
I'm still worried that weather will be the great equalizer in E. Lansing this weekend. Ball security may play a major issue in this game if it's wet and cold.
The counter side of the OP's question - if we hammer Sparty, will they decide to "give valuable playing time" to freshman and essentially tank against Penn St. in order to give us a big F.U., since they effectively have nothing to play for?
Baroclinicity edged you out by a wee bit.
Is that total yardage combined for both teams?! 62-3 = 59 yards ...
I thought 11W premium lounge members got better seats than that?!
How much will the expected cold/wet weather play havoc with the offensive playcalling this week? Will we see another OSU v. Penn State type of game due to the field conditions?
and no, Mark Dantonio coaches the Houston Rockets. Mike D'antoni coaches the Michigan State Spartans
Hey DJ - you tried to clarify the MSU coach's name, but messed it up anyways.
Mike D'Antoni coaches the Rockets. Mark Dantonio coaches MSU. (How to tell - D'Antoni has a mustache and an apostrophe, Dantonio always looks like he has eaten sour grapes cause he has no stache.)
I tried to pick recognizable players who aren't on a 53 man roster in the NFL right now. Ginn is currently on the Panthers roster.