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Comment 11 Nov 2015

They looked pretty good in the Sugar Bowl too.   We didn't exactly wipe the floor with them.   Yes we were better on third down all night,  had more big plays, forced more three and outs but we were still an Evan Spencer catch of a tip of the football away from really sweating bullets!!

Our 28-0 blitz over a qtr and a half was damn impressive  but we didn't exactly curb stomp the Tide.  It was one of the better CFB games Ive watched.  Two heavy weights taking their shots nd landing quite a few................ we just landed the biggest one from 85 yards!!!!

Comment 29 Oct 2015

Neither have I.   

He's one of the few I haven't heard do that either.  Mark Richt is another who is totally classy when it comes to that stuff.

Actually Ive never heard Saban do it either.  He has plenty of other unendearing qualities but running down other programs doesn't seem to be one.  

Now Spurrier on the other hand......!

Comment 29 Oct 2015

".but now that falls under non-permissible benefits, which is a whole 'nother can of worms, and one that can get a HC and AD fired."

Absolutely!!  Which was part of my point in that comment.  I believe, just piecing together some comments this guy has made, that this WAS an impermissible benefit that got its cover blown when someone saw Jameis with crab legs he didn't pay for.  So FSU had to do some sham investigation and punishment.  This wasnt about the Tallahasse police dept not punishing theft it was about the FSU athletic dept having to create a "theft" story, not really punish the guy and then call it over.  Its ugly either way but Jameis was not a thief if my suspicion is true.

Comment 29 Oct 2015

As someone mentioned above, he likely heard his comment on the OReilly interview and came in the next day talked about Meyer, his book and the FSU comment.  Either the surgeon jumped to a conclusion about the book or my buddy heard the "Urban Meyers new book" and "FSU comment" and understood the surgeon to be saying that these FSU comments were in the book.  

Comment 29 Oct 2015

Its not stealing if the owner is an FSU booster and allows it.  This is my suspicion. Its just that someone outside the program saw it.   Jameis was likely not careful enough

Comment 29 Oct 2015

BTW, one thing about that whole crab legs thing that I think has never been stated (admitted) but based on some of this guys comments is likely true;  I suspect that that Publix  is a place where ALL FSU players know they can go to get free food and what happened was someone saw Jameis with crab legs and saw that he didn't pay for them.  He wasn't stealing  but just taking advantage of a perk that someone else (who was not in on the "deal") happened to see and question.  This of course would be a worse violation than having a thief for a QB so FSU just went with a sham investigation and punishment.

Comment 29 Oct 2015

I hear what you are saying LEALMAN and I agree, however for the most part I find all those types of discussion to be nothing but UN illuminating. Pointing out the sins of others is a quite popular activity and we never see ours as serious.  Im not being critical of Meyer cuz I have no idea about the context of his comments Im simply saying I try hard to stay away form all those discussions with other fan bases.... I've never walked away form those interactions feeling like 1) anything was settled or 2) anything was learned 

Comment 29 Oct 2015

Well Im sure there are ways that some people have heard about or seen excerpts that are known to be in the book.  Im also sure there are many Tallahasse folks who were waiting to see what might be said in a book by Urban and used connections to find this type of info.... there is no doubt that kind of stuff goes on with any "tell all" book.  Not that Meyers book falls exclusively into the tell all category (its mostly the coach book I spoke of I imagine) but there are certainly some tell all aspects to it.

I like the forementioned surgeon of rthe most part but he is a little full of it when it comes to these matters.

Comment 19 Oct 2015

Actually their schedules arent made years in advance except for a couple non con games.  The SEC very much gives their teams a lot of latitude in scheduling and Bama is the cream of the crop when it comes to setting up their schedule.  

Now, there is only so much they can do (pick bye weeks and place patsies) so they do occasionally run into times like this year where they play @UGA, Arky,@Tex A&M and Tenn all in successive weeks.    No omen knew Arky was going to be as bad as they are and a road trip to Sanford stadium and College Station are no picnics for sure, not to mention that UT is one of those rivalry games that Bama has.  They are the only team form the East they play every year and it is a war for sure.  Bad Tenn teams have taken good Bama teams to the last minutes many times.

I do however agree with the overall gist of this article and no team in the playoff era should have the latitude to schedule that the SEC gives their teams. Ill go as far to say that every conference needs to play their conference schedule IN SUCCESSION with all non con games either before or at the end (ala  UGA/GTech,  Fla/FSU and Clem/SC)    Scheduling is one way a team can get a small advantage which may be enough in the end

Comment 11 Oct 2015

Very good post BLU .FAN, with some excellent analysis

Yes I agree that the talent level across all 85 is deeper at OSU but thats been true for 6-8 years and all the games between us have been very competitive.  I am one OSU guy who never takes Mich lightly.  3 shutouts in a row are impressive no matter who they are.  Harbaugh and the D coord have made an immediate impact and its an example of a point Cowherd makes often;  Football is a coach and QB game.  In the NFL the QB takes a higher percentage of that pair than in the college game but those two positions mean the most and can immediately turn around a team.

My hopes on this is that Michigan ends up being favored at home over OSU (which if they win out they likely will unless OSU goes on total destroy mode the next month). A week of prepping an underdog might be all Meyer needs.  A healthy and clicking OSU offense will stretch Michigan like they haven't been stretched yet and I really think our defense, while not as statistically dominant as Mich so far, has the horses to be absolute lockdown as well.  Rudock is not the type of QB that should scare OSU and I think OSU is much more likely to keep Michigan to less than 2 TDs than Mich is to keep OSU to less than 2 TDs.  Once Harbaugh gets his QB over the next couple years though, this rivalry will return to 2006 level. However It should be a battle of top ten teams this year, maybe top five!!

I'm scared of this game already........... but I always am.  Just my conditioning from watching virtually every contest from 1968-2014.  I'll add that Michigan is playing with house money this year.   They are supposed to lose to the OSU juggernaut so a loss won't be heartbreaking. Kind of like our post JT Barrett injury run. 

I started this year saying I was going to be able to really enjoy it cuz we got ours a year earlier than expected but as we get closer and closer to tasting the rerun it will be harder and harder to just relax, enjoy and appreciate the moment.   I might not be able to eat on the Saturday after Thanksgiving my stomach will be churning so much.

Comment 01 Oct 2015

The solution is to stay in hurry up all  the time, try to run 100+ plays a game and have the QB just get it to the guy that the defense has asked to beat them on a particular play.  Every D alignment has a weak spot that somebody in the formation can expose.  Find it and execute.  

All very easy to say form my armchair!

But all kidding aside it seems like we should necessarily try to get any one the ball per se but by running enough plays and having them on the field everyones opportunity will arise if the QB can distribute it to them and they take advantage.

Comment 29 Sep 2015

Its all about re programming thats all.  Its not that there is any physical magic gained from running a mile its about reworking your routine.  Getting into a new groove. I hate distance running.  It would take me a while to get into the Michigan system just for that reason.  Id be running going "what the fuck does this have to do with anything".  But once I bought in and just accepted it as part of my life Id probably start to see some benefits.

Different coaches build different walls for guys to climb. They are all creating a weeding out system.  Meyer has his own.  His have proven effective, as have Harbaughs  (Ill take Meyers.... for now) but there is no magic formula...... other than finding a way to get everyone on the same page. That is what all these coaches are doing.

If there were a right way to condition players everyone would be doing it.  There are many successful ways.  So much of the success in this (and every) sport is mental. Repetitions. 

Comment 28 Sep 2015

"Nobody knows much about any team right now. The season starts Saturday "

Not true!  We all know that every SEC team is more battle tested, has more team speed across the board and has to tighten their chin strap every week cuz .......... its just different down there!!  They have at least 6 teams that would win every other conference!!     

Comment 28 Sep 2015

""Butt hurts Buck D back-end; leaves OSU behind."

Thats hilarious!

I've got a true story about a newspaper headline here in Athens years ago.  It was before I moved here which was '84  so this had to be late 60s early 70s.  A neurosurgeon here when I started (he is now retired) played D end at UGA and apparently was pretty good.  He started for a while so it was notable when he was injured.  His name was Robert (Happy) Dicks.

A headline on the sports page one Sunday read " With Dicks Out Dawgs Still Win"