I am still all-in on UFM, but I can see where people are disappointed in what they have seen the past few games, going back to last year's B1G championship game. I was looking forward to during-the-game coaching excellence, and I have to admit that I have not seen it so far this year.
How much fun would it be to watch TG having these kinds of days for the Buckeyes? And maybe bring Snelson along for the party? Even with the disappointing news about Braxton, following the Buckeyes with UFM leading the charge just gets keeps getting better.
If you are interested in the nature of Braxton's injury, this Johns Hopkins webpage has a good description of what the labrum is, and its function. http://www.hopkinsortho.org/labrum_tear.html
I love that Shazier is off to a good start in the NFL. He is such a quality guy -- no drama, just talent and hard work. I am going to enjoy watching him play.
Hard to argue with the data. It is really aggravating how the SEC teams seem to never get called by the press (think E$PN) on their weak schedules. I am hopeful that the playoff committee will eliminate most of the advantage of scheduling patsies. Even if that happens, there is still the injury issue.
So how does one extend a non-committable offer? "We are offering you, but we don't want you to accept." ? That seems a little insulting, no matter which state you are from.
What is the point of a "non-committable offer"?
Good to see Urban focusing on enjoying coaching. I hope he stays on the job for us for a long time.
Upvote to you, Run! It is rare that I have to go to the dictionary* while reading 11W. For others who are as poorly literate as I am, epistemic means "relating to knowledge, or to the degree of its validation".
*OK, Google, not an actual dictionary.
OK, I have to say it. Here is the one-question test to determine if you are a criminal: "Are you a criminal?"
Now I qualify for a professorship in Criminology.
Ha! I do not want to hear a translation, because it cannot possibly measure up to my imagination!
I saw the Prince Rupert's drop demonstration when I first joined my company. A guy from our glass lab also demonstrated the Bologna Tube. It is a similar concept. It is a hollow glass tube with a closed bulb on the end that had been quenched from red hot. Many of them break upon quenching, but the ones that survive can hammer nails into wood because of the compressive stresses on the outside from the quench. But if you drop a piece of grit into the tube and allow it to impact the bulb interior, it explodes because of the high tensile stresses on the inside. These are very cool experiments to demonstrate residual tensile and compressive stress. Unfortunately, I could not find a Youtube video of the Bologna Tube in action.
I was surprised to see CBS's Brugler identify Rod Smith as a Buckeye to watch for the NFL draft. Granted, he has the physical attributes, and has had the misfortune (for him, not us) to compete with Hyde for the running back spot. Even so, I have not seen enough out of Rod Smith to believe that he is likely to be an NFL draft prospect. I doubt that he will even be the starting running back this year. Thoughts?
Wow. Just wow. I remember him as really fast, but had forgotten how shifty he was. So many times he looks hopelessly blocked in, and somehow wriggles out of it. Thanks for posting that. It was the best part of my day!
Bless you guys at 11W! You are my right hand, fan-wise.
Gotta say that I love how the current commits are working the guys we want to bring into the family.
My prediction (though you probably did not hear it here first): 2015 will bring both a new coach and a new AD at UM.
The original excuse for Hoke's performance was that he inherited Rich Rod's guys. But his record has gone downhill each year as more of "his" guys came into the program. This despite having some really good recruiting classes. Could it be that (gasp!) Hoke is a poor coach, even though he is a "Michigan Man"? I think the UM faithful are coming to that realization, and in 2015 even AD Brandon will get the message and see the need for action. Brandon fires Hoke, then after the search concludes the Regents fire Brandon. And the UM football program enjoys 2 more years of upset and mediocrity!
This is a great time to be a Buckeye!
Thank goodness for the recruiting chase. It gets me through this terrible off-season period.
Will they deep-fry it?