Monday, January 28, 2008

Something To Do.

Found this on digg.

Monday, January 07, 2008

if you watched the NCG last year

the game's only 3 quarters done, but...

you're not missing anything this year. systematic destruction of the buckeyes. LSU now holds a 3 TD lead.

Signs that you're in grad school

1) You spend time in front of a computer more than in front of a person.
2) You spend time reading PhD comics.
3) 30 page manuals are considered short to you.
4) Time passes faster when you're working.
5) There isn't really a lot of time when you're not working. (goes well with (4))
6) You regard junior year classes as basic classes.
7) Some of your classmates are married.
8) When weekends is a good thing because it means less traffic around campus.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

No more 3-3-5?

Like most football amateurs, I don't really understand what the 3-3-5 really meant, but with Jeff Casteel staying in WVU, Michigan might not adopt the system.

But let me impart what my little knowledge about defense. the traditional 4-3 defense meant 4 linemen and 3 linebackers, with most common schemes being the 4 linemen pass rush, and maybe 1 or 2 linebacker blitz occasionally. The huge upside to this scheme is that it will be able to stop the run relatively well if the offensive linemen could not overpower the defensive linemen without double teaming. therefore having bigger and taller guys would be easier to stuff the linemen better.

the 3-4 offense sports the same thing, but it offers a bit more variety in terms of blitzing as you could blitz any combination of the 4 linemen. it introduces more elements of surprise as well as more ability to defend against first downs. It is also better in providing coverages, when you have 4 linebackers to cover in a zone defense.

well what about 3-3-5? well, 3 linemen, 3 linebackers, and 5 (corners + safety). well if you've heard that Michigan is relatively weak against spread offenses, this might be the answer to it. with this spread heavy football world. The offenses is heavier in deep zones, but the power running attack might pose a problem as there are less players in the box. but safety blitzes (there are more safeties and safety blitzes could will always pose a surprise to the offenses.

please ask some questions about the defensive scheme as I'd like to investigate more on it as well.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Mike Hart to make up for 3 seasons worth of lost fumbles.

Orlando, FL. Jan 1, 08 - Senior Michigan tailback Mike Hart had his last game as a wolverine in the Capital One Bowl in an upset against 10 point favorite Florida team. He had 2 TDs and 2 lost fumbles, which is the most number of lost fumbles he had in 1 game. Hart started for the wolverines for 4 years, and he came into the game with only 1 career lost fumble, which came during his freshman year against Iowa.

The lost fumbles, though uncharacteristic, does not worry the Michigan fans as far as the game was concerned, as when the fumbles occurred, Michigan had both good field position and had a TD lead against #12 ranked Florida.

Both the fumbles were near the goal line, and roused suspicion from some fans that Hart is actually trying to make up his career worth of lost fumbles. After all, this is his last chance to tie things up as a wolverine. In his four years wearing the maize and blue, he had 3 career lost fumbles.

After the game, one of our reporters asked him if he fumbled the ball intentionally to keep up with the NCAA tailback average number of lost fumbles, he expressed curiosity in the national average, "What's the national average lost fumbles a tailback does in four years? ", when told that it is about 20-30 lost fumbles, he exclaimed "Darn, I tripled my career total but it wasn't even that close."

He later added that he was hoping no one would notice he deliberately dropped the ball near the goal line deep in their own territory, so that the wolverines could get the ball back on a safety or a punt. That way, he could accumulate more lost fumbles as he brings the ball all the way back to the goal line and lose it again. "We had to score a few more to keep Florida from being motivated to win the game though".

After the first lost fumble, he feigned surprise and kept saying he was already down when the ball came loose when he knew it was otherwise. "If the Florida defense knew what I was trying to achieve, they might not even try to tackle me at all, and I wouldn't be able to try to at least get to the national average, it would have been a disaster. Then I would run all over the field unblocked and untackled. I can't risk that happening"

When asked what sparked him to embark on such a voyage to pursue imperfection in his records, he said, "sometimes when you wake up and realize that you haven't lost a fumble in more than 3 years, there is a lot of catching up to do, and this game is my last in college after all."

He also said he was happy with his game and that no one saw through his ambition in tripling his career lost fumbles in one game.

2 - 0 against Florida in bowl games

Michigan 41 - Florida 35.

nuff said.

more to come.

About this blog

A lot of stuff about what I think, and not what I am about. Which is good, because I would be able to make fun of Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Penn State, and discuss on our futility against Ohio State. (But Woo Shoelace!)

I still think the word "god" should not be capitalized, because like oxygen or air or universe, it's an entity, and is not specific or special in its meaning.