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Comment 13 Jan 2021

I'm not making any specific point... just passing along the nugget I picked up from Bill and Ari, whom I enjoy.  I guess clips of this clinic were making the rounds on Twitter as a post-mortem on the game. 

The point others were making (and Twitter is always right) is that its well known that C-3 is an easy defense to exploit if you don't have the personnel.  I'm not a coach, so I can't evaluate that.  I couldn't find the posts on Twitter, but I did find this.

Bill and Ari's expanded point was that we didn't even try to change things up, and thus Sark was able to exploit every weakness in personnel (e.g. Borland on Smith).  The single high safety C-3 concept works best with elite corners and we don't have that.

I guess you could say that any defense works better (best) with elite corners... but perhaps the point is better made by saying that C-3 is more vulnerable than others when going up against a passing attack without the back 7 to support it.

Comment 01 Dec 2020

I’ll submit Joyeaux Noel as an outstanding Christmas movie outside of the mainstreamël

Comment 28 Nov 2020

Thing is... their coaches (or some of them - Warriner, Brown) are proven and well-respected coaches.  I think Meyer was onto something today when he talked about the culture of the program.  We loved Warriner when he was here.  I was actually a little concerned when he went there.  Every coach has their own limitations (even Meyer had his), and for Warriner and Brown (and perhaps others) it's some perfect storm of recruiting, player development and game management.  JH has some soul searching to do if he is, or is allowed, to stay.

Comment 25 Nov 2020

Fans were hoarding food. Coolers were being used as makeshift toilets. Middle-aged men were wearing hoodies under replica jerseys with cargo shorts and braided belts. 

Don't forget about the toilet paper.  Everyone started hoarding toilet paper after IU's first TD. 

Comment 12 Nov 2020

Actually, when it happened, the narrative at the time was Steinbrenner did it to help Ohio State, not the Yankees. 

His baseball talent was never that great, and there's a reason why Carr repeatedly put Henson in over Tom Brady - his football talent flashed even as an underclassman. 

In an era before "spread offenses" (as we know them today with the zone read and mobile QB's) Henson was mobile, strong-armed and accurate.  He was a definitely a fan favorite of the maize and blue.

I was so glad when Steinbrenner lured him away. 

That meant Tressel would have to face a QB who starting in his first year (Navarre) over one who already had win over us. 

TSUN had quality talent at the QB position back then (Grbac, Collins, Brady, Henson, Navarre, Henne)... that I'm sure is what frustrates them so much today.

Comment 26 Aug 2020

Warren's behavior is really a reverse- Anachronism


Something (Padre's hat from the 90's) or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time (character from a 1980's Padre's team), especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time.

An error in chronology in which a person, object, event (Warren's response in August to hide fold in the crisis), etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one (e.g. Warren having a plan in June to lead through the crisis).

Comment 23 Aug 2020

This is a great post.  For reasons no one cares about, I've been trying to explore and research the hard rock / heavy metal genre of the  '78 - '84 era.  I'm trying to get beyond the mainstream sounds by listening to artists before the were popular, or those who were known but never quite popular, or those who never made the mainstream.

I found your statement,

my definition of progressive metal may not match yours,

to be insightful as I've found getting to a precise definition and pure example of a particular genre to be fleeting.  As artists explore different sounds they push boundaries on genre, and genre is sometimes defined by the listener rather than artist.

I look forward to your updates... I Built the Sky is new to me and I enjoyed it.