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Young_Turk


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Comment 10 hours ago

Slow news day?  Not in the world of sports.  Ray Rice, great NFL games yesterday.  But they lead with pearls of wisdom from Brady. 

Comment 15 hours ago

Nothing to see here.   Just the Brady Hoke trying to look like he's in charge tour. 

Comment 15 hours ago

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.

Comment 15 hours ago

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. 

Comment 16 Sep 2014

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.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

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.  

Comment 09 Sep 2014

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. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

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. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

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. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

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. 
 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

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.