Slow news day? Not in the world of sports. Ray Rice, great NFL games yesterday. But they lead with pearls of wisdom from Brady.
Does ESPN interrupt SportsCenter to cover it live every Monday as well?
Nothing to see here. Just the Brady Hoke trying to look like he's in charge tour.
Imagine the gut-pile. Owf, I just ate lunch.
They want to float a motion that we should stop counting Big Ten championships and freeze the totals where they are now, for all time.
I'll play as well. I'm believe it would still be a top tier job, but wouldn't you be worried about the culture? The whole Michigan Man thing that played a role in Rich Rod's bad start. I think I would be worried about it.
The other factor I would not feel comfortable with is Dave Brandon's job stability. I wouldn't want the guy that hired me to be fired, especially in a place with the apparent politics that Michigan has.
You can say defenders like Luc lack athleticism, but I wouldn't recommend saying it to their face. That dude looks the beast.
Already there my friend. The buy us a new stadium or we'll move the team was the final straw on a weakening brand. Free agency had a negative impact. The commercials make the game unwatchable.
Big Ten shouts out a giant Howdee-Do! to the Bocephus with the tan tattoo! He looks like he knows where in the Pine Barrens all the bodies are buried, so...respect.
Just curious, have you seen the photos?
The bet I would propose isn't Eze vs. Samuel, it would be on your statement "…and it's not close". Wrong! So very wrong.
I believe Samuel is the better back, but I could see somebody reasonably picking Eze in a head-to-head comparison, because it is close. Samuel looks to have the extra gear, which can stretch a defense. Elliot has a bigger build so in theory would be able to move the pile, get some tough yards. Each one has a strength, however, identifying the strength does not imply weakness on the other. Elliot has plenty of speed, and Samuel is very productive running up the middle.
I'm very happy with both sharing the carries. I expect the early trend will continue. Both will have similar stat lines at the end of the season. Carries, Yards, and YPC.
This is starting to feel like the darkest timeline.
Well, the maginot line would have worked, but the Germans didn't run the offense the French expected them to.
Enjoying 33 year old Gary Moeller tears. That whine is a fine vintage.
Guitonish (adj): Having the characteristic of a savvy veteran quarterback. Not determined by statistics like number of starts, but rather qualities of leadership, preparation to compete, and on-field exploits.
There's a guy ahead of you with JT and 69. Both win?
I don't see top 10. I just think it was a matchup nightmare for us. Their savvy veteran QB negated our D-line advantage, and our defensive backfield is still (still!?) a work in progress. Meanwhile, our inexperienced QB and O-line faced a Tsunami and the coaches did not scheme or prepare or react.
Plus, we had lots of bad luck that night. Refs missed the fumble call that gave them confidence. Our FG kicker (Das Boot is revoked till he redeems himself) shanked a couple. Dropped passes by Corey. Change the 50/50 type stuff to actually 50/50 and we beat them on an off-night for us.
I suggest the coaches sit down and watch tape on Bernie Kosar to Webster Slaughter. Anytime the other teams defense showed blitz, I started celebrating. Webster would slant to the inside and Kosar would hit him with an on-target throw. At a minimum, it was worth a first-down. It would eventually break the will of the defense to blitz.
I wouldn't dream of setting a ceiling on what 2-time B1G player of the year could accomplish....but it flies in the face of what transpired. For me, very little of the blame for the outcome rests on our QB. VT stuffed our runs, and I don't see Braxton changing that. He excels in space, and we had very little space because VT was sending more bodies then we had blockers.
I could see Braxton trying to carry the team on his back and suffering an injury that would take him out of the game.
For every defeat, there is enough fault to go around, but if you had to limit it to one group....it's the coaches. We were out-coached.
Heart says yes, brain says no. Brain wears the pants after Saturday night.
There's enough stink on last night's turd to go around, Players and Coaches. Everybody needs to get better. Players, Dontre dropped some again, before his awesome catch. If I'm JT, I reward Corey Smith with more passes only when he proves he can catch it. Less #84, more #3 please. O-line needs to step up. Das Boot was Das Oops last night. Even his extra point was a hard hook. Refs stunk it up. They need to change the replay rule, but they are the ones that muffed the fumble call in the first place. Now to coaches. In retrospect, VT was a matchup nightmare for us. Hard to break in a new O-Line against their defense scheme, but thats what our coaches are for, right? Figure out a way to hide our weaknesses while exploiting our strengths. I'm starting to wonder if our version of Urban Meyer is the same one that coached at Utah, Florida.
This is what scares me. The data suggest we're not a very good football team. We lose to quality teams, and squeak by teams we should crush.
Looks like JLaw's bringing the Juice.
If you have to interview him, don't do it during the flipping action.