M Man, I was worried that were no more sane michigan fans. I read mgo regularly. They are getting shrill re the coaching position, and might go completely off the charts crazy when Harbaugh says "no thanks". Extreme damage has been done through their- as you wisely put it- facilitation. Maybe Brian doesn't want to admit his role and is doubling down with the Harbaugh push. At any rate, they seem to have lost touch with reality over there.
I think we're better coached on the defensive line and have the time to do some good scheming there. My main concern is whether or not the o-line, especially center position, can hold up to AL. I have some serious doubts re the o-line in this game, because they haven't faced the strength and speed of AL. I remember the PSU game all too well.
We could be toast if Jones doesn't get some time to throw. Do we roll him out? I don't know if he's fast enough for that. I don't think we're going to be able to score on them like we did with MSU or WI, so I'm expecting a relatively low scoring game with our punter making the difference for a win.
Am I the only one that has a problem with a coach interviewing for a job during such an important period of the season? I'm sure many of you have been involved in the whole job hunting process and my experience has been that it affects my my performance at my current job. If one of my guys was actively searching and interviewing for other work during a critical stage of development for my operation, then I would be highly motivated to, first off, have a very serious sit down with him and, second, conduct a very serious search for his replacement. I guess maybe in the coaching world this okay, but it seems off to me.
Coaching is a primary issue, but maybe not the sole issue. I tend to think that results on the field are more of a school culture sort of issue that trickles down to athletic directors and then to coaches. At best, coaches are probably a reflection of the athletic director and school culture. They are certainly the ones that bear the day to day job of winning and recruiting, but ultimately they are the fruit of the culture and ad's that hired them.
Seriously. These guys suck. We're going to kill them. But Iowa is going to kill detard first.
I agree with your point. They have some addtional potential. I just see a team in mi that has no idea who they are and what theyre trying to do. While they may become shiftier, they don't all of sudden become experts. It's a major change for them as a team and for detard as a player. But looks like touissant is done.
Oregon fans were all right until they started cheering for wiscy. Go Stanford!
Denard at rb. Dude we're gonig to kill these guys. Can't wait.
The wiscy defense can keep our offense in check? Really? I don't see that. I also don't see Ball having more than 80 yards. Isn't the wiscy middle linebacker out with ham string injury? I know tOSU fans are a little crazy some times, but I see nothing on the opposing team that frightens me. Where do they have someone on the field who outmatches us? Anyone?
Let's take it easy with the fire Fickel talk. We have a linebacker group that is decimated by injury and is under performing. Opposing teams realize this, and in the case of IU, it played directly into their strengths. This will be a big issue with Purdue but not so much with ped state and wiscy.
I'm not convinced that this falls on Fickel. Didn't we get a new linebacker coach last year? I don't hear anyone calling for his head. If Grant can't or won't learn the defense, then we will continue to be weak and soft in the middle of the d. Just have to get through this year and hopefully beat scum.
Excellent write-up. Thanks for the work. Can you guys imagine how awesome this offense is going to be when we get the passing game improved...hopefully around the end of Nov?
We will be ready. We only have one weak spot and that's at linebacker. These guys that think making brax throw is their best chance have another thing coming. The kid can throw. Where is Nebraska better than us other than linebacker? The coaches will be ready. They crowd will be jacked. The team will be angry about last year. We win by two tds at least.
Everyone needs to calm down. We don't look that great, true. There's not much we are going to do about it at this point. We do not have the line backers to be great. It's a simple talent issue. W just don't have the line backers to be an excellent defensive team. It's not fair to expect coaches to turn these guys into something they're not. Also, any way you slice it Hall isn't that good and won't make a difference for us- especially between the tackles. Hyde will be back and that will help. Miller is still young but can't throw yet. That will come.
It's not about accepting mediocrity. It's about accepting the truth. We have the potential to win every game, but we might not because we are deficient in talent at specific places on the field. You don't have to like it but that's the truth. But expecting something that just isn't going to happen is hurtful to yourself. If you truly expect your wife to look like Heidi Klum, then you're going to be in for a big disappointment. Don't set yourself up for things like that. Go with the truth. It's a lot more fun.
I think a lot of are over reacting and I think it has to do with timing. This Klein thing came at a terrible time. We thought we were getting past some of this stuff and then kids start peeing in public and Kelin is accused of something horrible and the knee jerk reaction is to just be done with him. That would be easy. It's always easier to just throw someone out and be done with them rather than working through the situation. In this case forgiveness and restoration are certainly harder for everyone involved because of the publicity and apparent lies the woman told. However, it's without a doubt better for Klein and the team if he can work through this. It's risky by Meyer, that's for sure. But it's the right thing to do. People make mistakes and life gets messy. I'm glad Meyer is willing to take the risk and I hope Klein takes advantage of it and moves forward and makes us all proud.
It's the olympics. You do realize that we won by over 80 points right? You show sportsmanship by not shooting 3s in the second half. It's common decency and respect. I get it...win. But when you win by 80+ and you're still jacking up 3s in the second half that's just plain rude.
Two things. Well three. First, thanks for the site- really enjoy it.
Second, I don't think finding a Harvin is a mistake by Meyer. It's a different strategy than Tressel, for sure, but not a mistake. I think it reflects the different level of aggressiveness that Meyer brings. Tressel says let's just work with what we have. Meyer says let's coach these kids up to what we need to win. Tress was great, but he did not demonstrate that kind of aggressiveness. I always got the feeling with Tress that he was thinking, "well we probably couldn't make that play work with our personnel so let's stick with Dave- everyone can do it". Know what you need to do to win and go get the players you need. If you don't have one on the roster now, then train one or two of them.
Finally, the USA men's bball team was a classless disgrace yesterday. Coach K says, we stopped the fast breaks in the fourth quarter. But that's just not sincere. Here's an idea to maintain some sportsmanship- how about stop shooting threes? 46 three point attempts and he claims that was fine. He's a stupid stuck up Dukie wanker and I hope we stomp on them...but not by 80 points.
That was great. Thanks guys. I can't wait until tOSU and umich surprise people this year. I think we're going to be solid this year. Great talent. Great coaching. New schemes for opposing teams to figure out. I think umich vastly over achieved last year and this year reality will sit in with at least four losses. Can't wait...
I'm thinking these charges might get dropped- if his story is true. Police report will provide more on Monday.
Agree. I wasn't completely sold on Hall as much as I was on the system Meyer brings.