We absolutely do not need to do anything major. Get rid of the obnoxious piped in music. Replace the press box. Upgrade the concessions and add a few restrooms and the Beav is fine. The one major positive from Covid-19 is the arms race is dead.
Assuming the season happens, I think we'll finish second or third in the east and third or fourth overall. The lack of spring ball is going to kill us.
Franklin is a good head coach. Best in the current Big Ten? I say no because if he would he would have at least three Big Ten titles and two playoff appearances.
Stupid decision considering that the individual risk is near zero for almost all participants.
What I said stands. A base end in a 3-4, which is what Windsor would play, almost always lines up in a 3 or 4i technique depending on how the nose tackle is deployed.
3-4 base ends almost always line up as a 3 or 4i technique depending on if the nose lines up as a 0 or 1. Rarely do odd front ends line up as a 5 except in passing downs.
Windsor is bound for a position change when he finally hits the league. He will almost certainly be picked up by a 3-4 team after playing out of position throughout his college career. He is a natural 3-4 base end.
Personally, I am writing off 2020. Given the lack of spring ball, some type of a modified this fall, I think it is just going to be too much. The rumor mill is consistently churning out two scenarios, a shortened regular season consisting of only conference games does not help us get ready for the Big Ten schedule given the new offense and probably scuttles any chances we see of them sustaining the defensive we saw in the bowl game and no season at all. I really like the potential this team has for the 2021 season if there is a season even if it will likely be missing Parsons and Freiermuth. I would expect Clifford back as I do not view him as a flight risk and Devyn Ford should be hitting his prime. I think he has the highest ceiling of any back we have had since Barkley.
The 2014 and 2015 defenses were easily the best of the Franklin era and number 3, isn't close. We had our best and most effective talent during those seasons (we have more stars now but we don't have better players) and our best coaching. However, taking a look at what Pry did in the bowl game is instructive. Most people missed the fact that we ran an odd front on most downs against Memphis which led to Parsons, Tony and Gross-Matos have career days. This isn't an accident. Hopefully it is the future as our defense is built to run an odd front yet we rigidly stuck with an even formation for the last four years. Obviously a shift in front seven alignment will not be a cure all for our secondary issues but will help quite a bit as the safeties would not have to cover nearly as much ground against the pass as they have the last few years while talent has dwindled at the position.
You are clearly too intellectually incapable of thinking outside the norm so I don't really care what you say so please go troll someone else.
Except that he actually did inherent a playoff roster but was too dumb to figure it out.
No. He is not. Dantonio is what Franklin wants to be when he grows up.
S&P is by design, regressive, not predictive.
Comparing schedules in that simplistic of terms means nothing. Fantasy numbers are meaningless. I would argue the best two teams in the country faced off in the Rose Bowl, not the BCS championship game, kind of like the 2008 season when Florida was no better than fifth best, and OU was the third best team in their own conference. Neither were as good as Penn State or Ohio State much less USC, Texas or Utah.
Still ticked off that I was proven right I see, troll.
"I fully expect this to be a boon for the Penn State defense too. I truly believe that offensive ball control has been a real issue for PSU from 2017 – 2019, but for the most part, Brent Pry has managed to deliver."
Really good insight here. While it is true that Pry's defenses have a ceiling due to coaching, much of the flack that should have gone Franklin's way for collapses in 16 and 17 went his when in reality, limitations in the passing game forced the defense to play multiple extra games over the course of the 16 and 17 seasons when you look at snap counts.
And out comes the real motivation. Personal dislike of Dantanio, probably driven by an inferiority complex regarding Franklin, who isn't half the coach that Dantonio is.
Sadly for you, that argument is dead on arrival. Under Dantonio, Michigan State didn't play stat freindly football so the argument is bunk. On top of that, no team in the country played two teams as good as Ohio State and Stanford. Never mind the fact that had any one of five key calls been called accurately, they are undefeated. Yeah, I get you like numbers because the qualitative part is hard but fantasy football numbers are just that, fantasy.
It was meant to say qualitative. Baseball is a quantitative sport, football is qualitative which is where analytics routinely fall flat on their face and their biggest weakness comes down to playing style and schedule. As a professional statistician, I think S&P is pathetic. It is regressive nonsense.
That is just a flat out stupid comment. Sorry. I can't respond any other way.
Analytics. The gift (of laughter) that keeps giving. For my money, the best team I have seen this past decade is without a doubt the 2013 Michigan State Spartans, and they don't even show up on this so-called list. No surprising really given that these models completely fail to account for the quantitative aspects of football which quite frankly is pathetic. I would go so far as to say the 2013 Spartans were the best squad I have seen since the 01 Hurricanes. This is why S&P is a complete and total joke. WAR is clearly not much better if at all. Schedule is the biggest reason of course given that the top ten on this list (while all good teams) show well in S&P because they only had to play one or two good teams during their respective seasons allowing them to pad their numbers which is exactly what one would expect from an overly simplistic system.
Looking at S&P rankings is frequently comical. Like seriously funny stuff. It is right about as often as it is wrong. The fact that people put a lot of faith in it is laughable.
Not a bad first try. I think it is too simplistic however. Offense and defense are not binary nor are they mutually exclusive. Furthermore, it needs to account for the schedule. Quantifying football is really really hard because it is not a quantitative sport, it is qualitative. Again, not a bad first try. The biggest need is dealing with the schedule.
Please post a link because I think I missed it.
While BoB didn't provide a prolific offense as far as fantasy numbers are concerned, I would argue the 2012 offense was the most effective offense we have had post 2008. I would go further saying the 2013 was probably #3 behind 2017 but did provide the single best performance in program history.