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10/22/2018 - 12:18pm A lot of reasons but most of…

A lot of reasons but most of it I believe is he's from Columbus and sees everything through a lens of how you're doing against Ohio State.

10/22/2018 - 12:03pm The rules change by season…

The rules change by season but they're generally related to either Rutgers or Rutgers-like behavior. The original joke was there are 13 conference rooms (get it?) and then some teams lost to Rutgers and they lost their conference rooms. The owner of the building then asked us off air why Wisconsin hasn't lost theirs because they lost to Rutgers in basketball that one time. So we had to make it clear that you get your conference room back at the start of each year, however Ohio State and Maryland already lost theirs in the preview pod to scandals.

10/22/2018 - 11:15am Dude, take a hint. I don't…

Dude, take a hint. I don't want to ban you for provoking a religious argument on the site.

10/22/2018 - 11:13am Jeff Brohm - where does he…

Jeff Brohm - where does he go after the season?

Meant for the board

10/22/2018 - 9:47am On behalf of a large number…

On behalf of a large number of very good people who read (and some who write for) this site, I would ask that you please not compare Jesus to Mark Dantonio.

10/22/2018 - 8:10am Don't forget 3-0 (one of…

Don't forget 3-0 (one of them a shootout) in hockey.

10/20/2018 - 1:45pm I don't know which insider…

I don't know which insider you're referring to. I was getting multi-contradictory info on Gary this week and wondered if maybe the program was putting out false information to figure out who their leaks are. When we're confident about something we'll post it.

10/20/2018 - 11:02am Devin Bush is an…

Devin Bush is an embarrassment

Save your pearl-clutching for when people get damaged not a rival's turf.

10/19/2018 - 1:20pm My pater always said, si…

My pater always said, si quaeritis interficere Laconi, mitterent Latinis. 

10/19/2018 - 10:48am Big news drop? 
Too clicky…

Big news drop? 

Too clicky. My guess is Tarik black has been practicing with the team again. I'm not an Insider

10/19/2018 - 10:23am I'll fix. Don't know how…

I'll fix. Don't know how that happened. 

10/18/2018 - 1:23pm "level-headed" means his…

"level-headed" means his facial expression literally is the same whether his guys just committed a stupid penalty or his guys just got a TD on a fake field goal.

10/18/2018 - 1:20pm You are really damaging our…

You are really damaging our narrative about State fans with these extremely reasonable and informed takes, man. I hope you stick around here after this week.

10/18/2018 - 11:15am That is kinda weird…

That is kinda weird Karpodiem created a new account to make it more obvious he is building an M film collection. Perhaps he meant to post on one account then switched to the other and didn't realize it had already posted?

10/17/2018 - 10:18pm Quick thoughts while Foe…

Quick thoughts while Foe Film uploads since I just charted all of PSU and IU:

1) They do an interesting A/C gap blitz twist instead of the usual double A gap blitz. This happened in the northwestern game

That's been in the playbook for a long time. The Double-A got famous because of that one year but A/C gap blitz is a standard of quarters defenses since those are the common gaps for the MLB and SAM (they just flip their normal gaps)

2) TE routes down the middle seam looks like something I can see them running more of

Lol they would if they could. They can't protect Lewerke enough so they've been running max pro or just going 4-wide (when they go 5-wide they get smoked)

3) They haven't really thrown the ball deep very often but I fully expect them to take a few pages out of ND's playbook and test Hill deep. Double move by Felton Davis should be expected

Again, an OL problem. Don't trust the tackles enough to dial up long plays, don't have the consistency with their under-center game to set up long throws. Their best run play is Lewerke's speed option, which as play-action converts to a rollout.

10/17/2018 - 10:13pm Thanks! Wish i had this copy…

Thanks! Wish i had this copy instead of the B1G's crummy ass pixelated stream when I did the FFFF offense.

10/16/2018 - 2:18pm I had a bit that I deleted…

I had a bit that I deleted because the article was getting long about what happened with the FS, but since my bit was about breaking tendency and that was just a dumbass play by a terrible safety I didn't feel the need to belabor it.

10/14/2018 - 10:25pm I'm not getting off this…

I'm not getting off this train he can.

(I have a sorta different point I'm making with it)

10/14/2018 - 4:11pm I didn't know that had…

I didn't know that had happened. The whole podcast is up on our podcast feed now. It looks like our stream was cut off at that point.

10/14/2018 - 3:49pm Fuck you I was halfway done…

Fuck you I was halfway done with my Neck Sharpies. FUUUUUCKKKK YOUUUUUUUU

10/14/2018 - 1:21pm Charles Woodson 
As you said…

Charles Woodson 

As you said not really topic Worthy

10/14/2018 - 9:52am The trick is to turn the…

The trick is to turn the damn output for the stream down to level 2/20 on the Soundblaster. Our headphones are at 14 and 16.

We learned this years ago but new podcast guy and when we ran into difficulties last week I forgot to do my normal checkthrough of his settings.

10/13/2018 - 9:14am Thanks for the assist here…

Thanks for the assist here. I made some updates to the post.

10/12/2018 - 11:22pm Yes, good catch. 

Yes, good catch. 

10/12/2018 - 2:06pm Let's just say he's got a…

Let's just say he's got a chance to earn more stuff on his diagram face.

10/12/2018 - 11:41am Ha, going to a game with a…

Ha, going to a game with a kid could be its own post.

  1. Every person needs to have a ticket even an infant in arms. Fortunately they haven't started charging for babies still in the womb yet.
  2. I'd recommend getting a seat near the exit and on the aisle in case they need to get up.
  3. You can bring in a few baby essentials in a big ziplock bag. If you're worried about what to put in there, ask any person with a 2nd child what they stick in their purse/cargo pocket on their way out the door now that they're not insane first-time parents anymore.
  4. Until they're 10 don't expect too much understanding of the game. The cheers are the cool parts. The wave will blow their minds.
10/12/2018 - 11:29am He's still accessorizing.

He's still accessorizing.

10/12/2018 - 11:28am You can extrapolate that I…

You can extrapolate that I only got to see him a few plays and I don't cyan guys until I've got at least 10 plays where I saw them doing something good, bad, or indifferent.

10/12/2018 - 11:27am I noticed right away but we…

I noticed right away but we had a site issue this morning that was preventing me from making any changes that took less than 2 seconds. It was insane.

10/12/2018 - 11:04am Shhh. No. Nobody parks by…

Shhh. No. Nobody parks by Burns park. It's terrible. Everyone should stay away from Burns park. Especially Granger. Icky sticky things get on your car on Granger. Also they will ticket and tow you 1/5 times. Everyone stay away from Granger and what do you mean you recognize my car I'm sure Ann Arbor has hundreds of blue subarus with a helmet sticker and a box of HTTVs in the back seat.

10/11/2018 - 6:41pm This year I take it. Like, I…

This year I take it. Like, I would take Ruiz over Biadasz if I had to choose a sophomore center to spend the next 2.5 years with.

  1. Edwards
    ----^All-American^----
  2. Benzscahwel
  3. Dieter as a G or C
  4. Biadasz
    -----All-B1G-----
  5. Ruiz
  6. Dieter as a T
  7. Dietzen
  8. Bredeson
  9. Van Lanen
  10. Onwenu
  11. Spanellis
    ---Solid---
  12. JBB
  13. Runyan

 

10/11/2018 - 6:32pm Gary's mom reads the blog,…

Gary's mom reads the blog, ergo he's heard he lost his shield, ergo he's mad about it. Let's see what mad Gary does this weekend against the best OT in the league.

10/11/2018 - 4:41pm How to explain the…

How to explain the difference between Magnus's site and this site.

Works in a comment, not as a thread.

10/11/2018 - 2:03pm Sorry 327 Hoover.

Sorry it's the Bo Store, 333 S. Main tomorrow night, 5 pm to 6:30.

10/11/2018 - 12:48pm Pretty big deal. Their…

Pretty big deal. Their backup WDE is a redshirt freshman walk-on who started the first two games and was not good.

10/11/2018 - 12:40pm Thank Lantana!

Thank Lantana!

10/11/2018 - 12:14pm I think that has a lot to do…

I think that has a lot to do with the kind of passing they do. They pass on 3rd and long a lot.

10/11/2018 - 12:13pm Brian told me, in public,…

Brian told me, in public, not to rip on opponents as much after I wrote about how SMU is terrible in many facets. This is a top 10 offense.

10/11/2018 - 10:24am Well we have their old S&C…

Well we have their old S&C coach.

The way they do it though is they have a large swath of Middle America to recruit from that hasn't been professionalized like the coasts and the South and the industrial side of the Midwest. Michigan has lost a lot of talent to players who transfer to big programs out of state, and the high schools have sent most of their talent to the big in-state programs. It's the same story around most of the country, and with 99% of high school talent filtered into about 1,000 schools the recruiters and the bagmen can sort through and get each according to his station.

Much of Wisconsin's recruiting comes from smaller schools because the small schools haven't sent their talent to get noticed. Wisconsin has all of those connections to themselves. Maybe half or more of their coaches played for Barry Alvarez.

They also have a large Polish population in Northern Wisconsin that has taken to football on a cultural level that you rarely see outside of the Deep South. The Watts come from there, as do all those weirdly named offensive linemen and linebackers they get. Wisconsin has that community virtually all to itself. It's not worthwhile for the rest of the country to try to scour all these farm towns and logging communities for talent that's been raised since birth to dream of playing for the Badgers then the Packers.

They also don't have any lower competition. The MAC is concentrated in the Rust Belt, and the small schools around Wisconsin don't offer full scholarships, so they get a bunch of walk-ons (e.g. Jack Cichy) who in Michigan might have been a Michigan State or Western Michigan star.

Iowa has similar connections around its state. The amount of talent in the Midwest is significant, but so diffused that scouts don't notice until it's too late for a rankings leap. If they got the same amount of attention that the Southern kids get I bet Wisconsin's classes would be ranked around 15 or so every year. However if they got that much attention they probably would have a lot more offers than Wisconsin.

10/11/2018 - 9:00am i fixed your formatting…

i fixed your formatting issues. For future reference, remove all <span> because that doesn't play well with our site. Youtube embeds should be 100% width and 405 height.

10/10/2018 - 7:31pm Wow the no assclown image…

Wow the no assclown image from the old mod action stickies!

10/10/2018 - 7:31pm nailed it.

nailed it.

10/10/2018 - 2:17pm Meta: Secret MGoStore
It's…

Meta: Secret MGoStore

It's not, it's someone making bad copies of our old shirts we can't sell anymore because they carry licensing restrictions.

10/10/2018 - 11:01am He's an Ore gun fan.

He's an Ore gun fan.

10/10/2018 - 10:57am Right now we're running a…

Right now we're running a test through Google where they place ads in spots they find on our site and report back how well they're doing. Obviously ads inside comments are not something we'll keep regardless of what numbers they generate.

10/10/2018 - 9:16am As I have told people before…

As I have told people before if you see that little blue triangle in the upper right corner the ad was served by Google based off of your interests and search history. If you have been searching for sex toys to be shipped to your office, or how to delete text messages that are subject to FOIA, Google is going to assume this is the kind of thing you want.

Now we all know you're a sicko.

10/08/2018 - 2:18pm If you were having trouble…

If you were having trouble downloading it before, try now.

10/08/2018 - 2:03pm Podbean seems to be having a…

Podbean seems to be having a server error that's stopping some people from downloading this episode. It's not on our end. I am going to upload a copy to our server in case you can't get it.

10/07/2018 - 11:52am I remember being told a few…

I remember being told a few years ago that you can decline Any penalty.

10/07/2018 - 9:59am i just literally ran into my…

i just literally ran into my office when i saw this posted. Thank you. There's a new company that replaced T3 Media and they are just as voracious as the last few companies used to be about laying claims on things. I had to go several rounds with them a couple of weeks ago over my Neck Sharpies upload.