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GlueFingers Lavelli


Spencerville, IN (via Antwerp, OH)

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Former Marine. Current Steelworker. Born and raised in Ohio, married an Indiana woman so I live 10 minutes from the Ohio border now.

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  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Maple Leafs
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
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Comment 19 Dec 2014

.... and a chance to follow in your coaching idols footsteps.... and to bring back your alma mater....

All I can think of is he thinks he needs to get back at Pete Carroll.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Don't know any Alabama fans. Have some family in East Tennessee. I had to go there this past spring. I couldn't believe how much Alabama stuff I saw on cars there. A town that was dominated in sherbert orange seemed about 1/3 Bama, 1/3 UT, and the other third were Kentucky basketball fans. Just sad.
 

Comment 19 Dec 2014

I remember reading that Saban wanted Drew Brees in Miami and the front office wouldn't let it happen. I imagine if he got his way Miami would still be a contender and Alabama wouldn't be a national power. Crazy how that stuff works out.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Luck wasn't there when they upset USC as a 41pt dog. Luck was great, but early on they ran the hell out of the ball. Luck's success was very much a product of great coaching as well as playing in an offense that was QB friendly in terms of developing a passer. Not taking anything away from Luck, but Harbaugh deserves a ton of credit for developing Luck.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

yea, She's trying to duck face but the snout is in the way. She may very well be the only woman in Arkansas sifting through her Michael Kors purse trying to find her Starbucks gold card. In this picture she is trying to look like her husband.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Hoke took a shaky Mountain West team and made them solid, Harbaugh turned a terrible Stanford team into a National contender in a matter of 3 years with below average talent. What Harbaugh was able to do at Stanford was incredibly impressive and in a p5 conference.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

I respectfully disagree. I think Harbaugh is every bit the coach that Urban Meyer is.... now on the recruiting trail that's a different story. We don't know how great of a recruiter Jim would be, but I can't imagine he is far behind.  IMO with Harbaugh at Michigan they wouldn't ever lose more than 4 games a season there. Much more talent, and you could argue the conference is much easier to win in than the Pac12 was 5 years ago.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Don't forget that he beat USC in his first season as a 41pt underdog. No Andrew Luck either. He came into Los Angeles and out coached Pete Carroll and a dominant USC team that hadn't lost a game in November in years. I'll never forget watching that game. Very impressive. You could tell that USC wasn't a bad team, but you could tell that Stanford's coaching was keeping a vastly less talented team in a game they had no business being in.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

I agree Bass, the "alpha coaches" want total control of the entire program. They want to pick their players, they don't want to be told what they should do. Coaching hungry motivated kids who you can shape and mold is probably more rewarding and fun than coaching a team of millionaires who aren't going to be very upset over losses. IMO College is where the diehard coaches want to be. Yeah the NFL is more in depth, and you have more access to your players, but the College game offers total control, there is much more scheme parody, and it's more about the system than it is about a player or money.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

true but Harbaugh could be a dick and just say, nah I want to stay in San Francisco.... If he tries to stay and force them to fire him he has the leverage. I can't think of many NFL coaches who would want to be traded to a team where you will be short in high draft picks either. I'm pretty sure Harbaugh has the upper hand here. I think he goes to Michigan, but I won't be surprised if Oakland offers him a Pete Carroll type of deal.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

If he leaves the NFL the 49ers get nothing.  Which is all the more reason for Harbaugh to get one last jab in on the way out. He goes back to save his alma mater as the highest paid football coach on earth... oh and good luck finding a coach who will get you 3 consecutive NFC championship appearances in 4 seasons with Kaepernick as QB.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

I wouldn't say there is much of a disparity at all between our offensive skill.

QB- Both are ok, but neither are great. I haven't been impressed with Blake Sims at all. Cardale looked great in 1 game, but I'd go with a season of experience as an advantage here.

RB- pretty even IMO. Elliott and Samuel are dynamic..... I wouldn't say they are more talented than Yeldon/Henry/Fower at this point although I like Zeke's upside.

TE- neither team makes an effort to utilize them heavily, Heuerman is an NFL talent... so is O.J. Howard.

WR- I'm sorry, I have to disagree here. I think Alabama's combo of Cooper and White are better than our corps. We aren't far behind them, but those guys are very good. White scares me almost as much in this contest because the attention paid to Cooper. Luckily Sims hasn't been able to get him the ball often.

I'm surprised there aren't more threads on how will we score on Alabama's defense?  To me that is the key. I know our defense can do enough to keep the game close.... where do the points come from. There's a big difference between Wisconsin and Bama's defenses. If the think we can just run Zeke and Samuel all day it's going to be a long night. Cardale will have to throw us to victory. He's doesn't have to be great, just has to take care of the ball and make good decisions. This is where my concern lies in the contest. Usually Alabama is suspect when your spread our their size and go up tempo. Curious to see if we have the ability to do that. Make no mistake about it.... we have never faced a front 7 like we are going to face in a few more weeks.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

The NFL is getting worse by the year IMO. It's not what it used to be. I'm not just saying that because I'm a Cleveland fan either. The product on the field is getting worse each season. The rule changes and constant pussification of the game is going to end up killing it slowly. Last week I saw a guy form tackle a QB at the waist and get flagged. It's pathetic anymore. Tagliabue knew how to run the league.

College will always be better for many reasons. People follow the NFL because its easy. Less teams and players. They target women now as an audience which is why the game is becoming a finesse sport. It's become all about marketing and selling their merchandise. I don't know why anyone would bother buying an NFL jersey anymore....too much attrition. I have a old Kosar jersey and that's it. Got burnt when I bought my wife a fancy Hillis jersey.

Like all good things in America, it must be destroyed and or be altered by money. That's capitalism.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

I'm saying yes for a few reasons.

1. I think idolizing Bo and being able to follow in his footsteps is huge. It's a rare opportunity to become a legend at your alma mater and to bring back to life a Michigan program that clearly needs help. He can lead Michigan and still be the highest paid coach in football. I think that alone is enough for him to want to do it.

2. He is a rah rah college guy. He is a coaches coach, tremendous competitor, and doesn't strike me as the type who wants to play politics. He is a gritty X's and O's coach who wants total control of his team. College offers this, in the NFL the players make more than coaches, and are less motivated. In college you have hungry guys who are trying to get to the next level. I would think he would rather coach those types over a roster where half the players have made their money and are complacent.

3. I don't think he will have trouble recruiting. College is more of a grind in regards to coaching and recruiting, but I feel like Harbaugh would have an immediate impact on a somewhat talented Michigan roster. He can change the mindset and culture. I don't think he will have any trouble winning over the players, and molding them into what he wants. Recruiting at a high level year in and out is tough, but at certain programs it's much easier. Michigan is one of those schools. I think he knows recruiting at Michigan will be much easier than at Stanford. Saban recruits great, but the elite programs sell themselves. Kids know an Alabama offer is special, it used to be USC... etc... when a team is dominant recruiting becomes much easier.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Congrats to you and your family!  I'm going to go out on a limb and predict this one is a FB/ LB..... I say fullback because by the time he is able to play football the scheme trends will shift back. Fullbacks in 2032 will be more like hybrid RB/Slot guys like Jalin Marshall. So don't take this as a slight. He will be a stud. I'm sure Tom Herman will take a serious look at this kid 18 years from now.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Cooper is most effective when Sims has all day to throw. Bama does a great job in pass protection due to the fear they strike in opponents with the power run game. If we can keep Sims on his toes and force quick decisions in the passing game we will be in business. If we sit in zone and think we can contain Cooper and White while stuffing Yeldon/Henry.... we are  in trouble. Gotta play aggressive man coverage and force Sims to be perfect.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

IMO we need to blitz heavy against this team. Keep help over top of Cooper, but force Sims to beat us. I think where they can beat us is with Yeldon. Screens and draws to neutralize pressure. The key for us to stop Alabama is pretty simple. Cooper has to be controlled, no deep plays. If we can keep Alabama in front of us we will have a real shot at winning. Derrick Henry is pretty scary, but I think we have the front 7 to keep him in check, if he gets past our backers... or any backers for that matter we  are in trouble. Yeldon is the wild card for me. He hasn't had the season many anticipated, but he can have a huge impact in the short passing game. If we can contain Cooper I can see T.J. Yeldon having a monster game for Alabama. Also it is very important not to underestimate DeAndrew White. He is an NFL talent at WR, their Gonzo for Ginn if you will. He is a legit playmaker. This should be a great game. I'm less concerned with our defense and more worried about being able to score against them.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Picture Urban grinning on the sidelines as the clock expires and we beat Michigan.... sweet right..... now imagine the same scenario only Jim Harbaugh crying and throwing a Super Bowl like tantrum. Makes the win much better.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

I disagree respectfully. With Harbaugh they compete right away. I think they win 8+ games easy just based on the combination of coaching/playcalling let alone all the undeveloped talent he has there. I can't begin to count all the 4 and 5 star offensive lineman on that roster who haven't been coached up. Remember when he came to Stanford what he was able to do without Luck, and how bad Stanford's talent was when he arrived. He made those kids tough and it started in the trenches. Those Stanford lineman that were rolling everyone weren't sought after or highly recruited at all. He molded those guys into old school brutes. I can't imagine he would do anything less with more raw talent at Michigan.

I hope this hire happens. The B1G is a joke, a shell of the 90's and early 2000's, I want the game to have meaning. I want to hate the coaches and players like I used to.  When we were getting owned in the 90's it hurt because we had great talent and good teams. I'll take a W over Michigan any day, but they are so much sweeter when they have serious implications like 2006. Nothing better than beating your hated rival and it truly hurting them. I hardly enjoy the wins anymore because they are expected. I want the rivalry back, sorry if that makes me a bad fan.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

IS there any chance that YSU could get into the MAC if they were to become a dominant FCS team? I think that would be sweet. Also, I know some people would never want Bo as the HC of tOSU, but is it possible that he wants to be groomed by Tress as a future candidate post UFM? Let's say he spends 7-8 year at YSU and dominates, does Meyer bring him in as a DC at some point?  I know some don't care for Pelini, I really like him....especially as a DC. Sort of reminds me of Pagac.