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Comment 05 Sep 2014

UFM strikes me as a man who knows what his goals are, has them written on a piece of paper, and reviews them when he gets  up in the morning.

I expect that "Win B1G COY" is somewhere around #1,423, right after "learn to play the oboe".

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Seemed to me that Reynolds was a little less effective after the "Lee decleater".

Also, I think that "Lee DeCleater" would make an awesome name for a movie character. I think I'm going to start using that name when I make restaurant reservations.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

To me, the most impressive aspect of Hyde's performance was the 7.3 yards per carry, combined with the fact that he had only 1 or 2 carries for negative yards all season.

My impression is that most guys with a high average per carry are the high-risk, high-reward guys, who frequently reverse direction, looking for the big breakaway. They hit some big gainers, but they also turn a lot of 1st and 10's into 2nd and 15's.

Hyde, in contrast, ran more north-and-south. His breakaways came because he was just too damn hard to tackle.

I am confident that the "next man up", whether it's Elliott, Smith, or Dunn, will be productive, and maybe even occasionally spectacular. But if they match Hyde's performance, running behind an inexperienced OL, I'll consider it a pleasant surprise.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

“A slow decline in numbers recently is due to the combination of a few reasons, including the elimination of some freshman teams due to budget cuts, the trend of sport specialization by kids, and also higher pay-to-participate fees that cause some kids to drop the sports in which they are not a varsity contributor,”

Yes, those are all legitimate factors; I would also add: 

  • An increase in the popularity of lacrosse. Coupled with the sport specialization phenomenon, lacrosse has siphoned some athletes away from football.
  • Greater awareness of concussion dangers. Some parents steer their boys away from football because of the threat of concussion, and athletes who do suffer a concussion are more likely to quit the sport than risk repeated brain injury.