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Comment 18 hours ago

I doubt it. He seems like the kind of prick who would react adversely to being forced into anything. 

Comment 18 Dec 2014

So we create matchups by moving D. Smith into the slot and having him run at a safety. Advantage OSU. Does Alabama do the same thing? It looks like they use a lot of other stuff (short throws, play-action, etc.) to get him open, but not so much with alignment. How do you counter that? You could put D. Grant into the slot, but that would force a safety outside and would tip off man coverage immediately.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

I know history and all, but I don't like the black numbers on the sleeves. Seems odd to not match the number on the chest and back.

Comment 16 Dec 2014

Anyone more knowledgeable than me see a difference in his junior tape? I'm wondering if he's a late bloomer who was missed by recruiting people. He certainly looks more explosive to me in the senior film, but that may be just wishful thinking?

Comment 16 Dec 2014

Whatever. Even after that call, champions punch the ball in for a score after 1st and goal from the 1 yard line. Can't blame anyone but themselves for not managing 3 feet in 4 plays.

Comment 16 Dec 2014

If Harbaugh's personality was prickly enough to force the 49ers to give up on a coach who has taken them to 1 super bowl and 2 NFC championship games in 3 years, I'm guessing his personality will not mesh well with the "This is Michigan" recruits that Hoke has brought in. Let's see how many of those recruits stick around after Harbaugh chews them up and spits them out.

Comment 11 Dec 2014

My favorite play that no one is talking about begins at 8:18. Watch Michael Thomas. Here's a guy who redshirted last year because of practice habits (I read this as meaning effort). Now, he's out there blocking 2 defenders 10 yards ahead of the play for his QB. Talk about turning things around and getting his head in the right place. Looking forward to his play in January and in 2015 when he's officially our top WR.

Comment 10 Dec 2014

He is already playing the "star" position in the current defense. The star position has disappeared. The SAM and WILL linebackers have switched roles and now the SAM is the alley/speed/playmaker LB and the WILL, played by Perry, is the take-on-TEs and set the edge LB. That's why when we go to nickle defense and get more DBs on the field, you see a DL taken out but not a linebacker (unlike in previous defenses when the SAM is taken out).

If I'm remembering right from Ross's articles...

Comment 09 Dec 2014

Hubbard, playing the speed rush role that was unfortunately vacated by Spence, should have a huge year. Not just based on talent, but because everyone's protection will be sliding towards Bosa.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

I wonder what BadgerFanatic28 will do when he realizes we don't play Wisconsin next year...that's one hell of a long game

Comment 09 Dec 2014

Was this more effort or a change in scheme from what we normally do to go downhill faster/penetrate gaps? Even if Stave could pass, it seemed like all the downhill action was creating a mess of a pocket which would have made it harder for him to complete passes. I'm wondering whether this defensive scheme is transferable to other offenses and what the reasons may be that we haven't seen this sort of performance before this year.


Comment 05 Dec 2014

Each team has 4 plays or snaps of the ball to get at least 10 yards. If they don't succeed, the other team gets the ball. If they do succeed, they have another 4 plays or snaps to get another 10 yards, until they score/reach the other end. Each snap or play is considered a down. 

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Uh no, I'm plenty nervous enough watching only the live parts. Any more and I don't think my skin could contain the blood pumping through my body

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Get a DVR. I've found it to be quite awesome; I avoid hearing about the game, time it so that i start watching at the start of the 3rd quarter, and am caught up by the end of the game without having to watch commercials/wait for stupid timeouts. I get my football fix in half the time with a happy wife. 

That's actually why I hate night games; it's really hard to find something to do until 10pm without switching on the game.