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Comment 19 Sep 2017

I wasn't really expecting SB to turn into LJ Jr or anything this year on account of the line, so for me at least, things are going exactly as expected there. The whole knock was that big plays are apparently not repeatable, but I'm having a hard time reconciling that with what we're seeing on the field. 

Also I said this on twitter but the world, and this article, are very different things if Paterno wouldn't have pulled the heaters from the sidelines in '08. That was a pretty good metaphors for the football strategy of that era, and why a team like Iowa was able to be so dominant against him during that span you outlined. 

Comment 07 Aug 2017

The best part about these quotes is that it all started with a second hand tweet about 50/50 balls that, as far as I can tell, was completely made up.  

It's going to SUCK when he leaves after this year, but I'll enjoy it while I can.

Comment 07 Jul 2017

This "bailed out by the big play" narrative is interesting.  It might be true, who knows, it seems to be popular.  My recollection is that teams would stuff the box of SB and the general feeling that Trace couldn't throw.  So he'd send balls downfield to good receivers who were talented, in single coverage, and often-but-not-always a step ahead of the DB.

I'm really, really excited to see what Barkley does this year, and really, really not looking forward to a lackluster pass rush.  Either way it's going to be fun.  

Comment 06 Jul 2017

This is awesome.

The guy just said -- in a court document! -- that he was given a big raise under duress, even while holding onto an LSU offer.

I'm kind of shocked Tennessee didn't step up before this got ugly, although after last season I guess they don't care.

Comment 24 May 2017

You know I think the committee is going to have a hard time living down the OSU thing from last year.  It really changes the dynamic of games like this, especially in clustered divisions like the B1G east.  On one hand winning certainly matters, but the implications of losing sure don't.  

Comment 15 May 2017

Watching them run those damn sweeps while we lost a new player to injury every down was the low point of the season for me. I wasn't very excited about this series going into last year, but I think it has value. Losing the game doesn't bother me that much -- I'd rather win the other ones if we have to pick -- but they blew me away with their insecurity and it made me realize how hilarious watching them lose this game is going to be. 

Comment 15 Mar 2017

Good write up.  Two things come to mind --

I'm still optimistic from that 4th Minny loss, where they really played great for most of the game, gave up a rough one, attacked to get the lead back, and then gave up the worst kind of goal in hockey, the buzzer beater.  

This latest Michigan series was pretty silly.  Total corsi was right around 140 to 60...I'm DEFINITELY not one of these "well they're just lucky so the score doesn't count" kind of guys, but it suggests it's best to just keep playing the games imo.  Not that it can't happen a third time, of course, hockey gonna do hockey stuff I guess, which is at least half of the fun.