a terrible blight on our fine country
A low pressure system is crossing through Wisconsin and Lake Superior, bringing along a warm front we'll experience today, and a cold front following we'll get later tonight and Sunday. We'll see some sunshine and some clouds, but be dry. And temperatures will rise throughout the day, but it'll be a windy one! Hold on to your hats, grab the sweatshirt, and get ready to beat Big Red!
The main rain event looks to stay to the north and we remain dry - seeing some virga likely (rain that evaporates before reaching the ground) and just a few clouds. We're starting off the day chilly - remaining in the upper 30s for sunrise, but with SW winds at 10-15mph, gusts near 20mph (small branches move, loose papers blow about) you can factor in a wind chill in the upper 20s! Tie down those tents! Temperatures will continue to go up, reaching 50 degrees around lunch, and we'll continue to have some clouds and sun. Winds remain out of the SW in the low 20s, with gusts around 30mph (you can hear the wind whistling, lighter garbage cans tip over) as we head into the afternoon.
55 degrees for 3:30! Some clouds will hang out for the start of the game, but we'll still have some sun too. Keeping a SW wind at about 20mph, and gusts are still possible up around 25mph (still a good breeze, and this is when it's hard to use an umbrella, small trees sway).
Keeping partly sunny skies for the middle of the game, and the wind! Temperature will hardly drop yet, maybe a degree or two. Winds remain out of the SW at 20mph, with gusts near 25mph. The good news is, the gusts are starting to fall a little bit heading further towards the end of the game.
Walking out of the Big House -with a win!- hanging on to 50 degrees and partly cloudy skies. Winds have gone down a little, but they're definitely not gone! Staying out of the SW at about 18mph with gusts in the low 20s (moderate waves could be seen on the water). As colder air filters in behind the cold front, expect temps to fall and the winds to shift - but remain pretty breezy. Late night brings Ann Arbor westerly winds 15-20mph, and so although it will be about 45 degrees, it'll feel like 35 instead. Staying out til close? 40 degrees with a wind chill of 30, and winds are now more of a WNW at 15-20mph. Cloud cover has gone down more, and we'll be seeing mostly stars with just a few clouds. Definitely not a night to lose the sweatshirt! Go Blue!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
As of 6:30pm, I have the results of the survey.
*Caveat: Last nighta t about 7:30 I fixed a typo, and it wiped out about the first 100 entries. Sorry!
Question 1: Please rate your opinion regarding Brady Hoke
Question 2: Please rate your opinion regarding Al Borges
Questions 3-9: How much of a negative influence have the following things had on this season?
Question 10: What should happen at the end of the season?
last nebraska miniprogram until 2018 at least, which is too bad. i have enjoyed them being on the schedule and their fans are very hospitable.
At several times this season things have gotten pretty heated, and it seemed to reach a peak after the MSU game. Personally, I am of the opinion that Hoke is an excellent coach, and that Borges is an above average OC. Regarding the blocking, I know we are very inexperienced in the middle, but I'm not enough of a coach to know what is really ailing our line. Here is where I turn to you. Lately I have noticed some people who are completely outraged about the staff, but I have a feeling that such people comprise a vocal minority. I put together a Google Form to determine how the majority of MgoBlog readers actually feel about the season and the coaching staff. Please take the time to complete this, and I'll report back with the results.
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I believe this photo was taken before the game (Upchurch)
Let’s try this again after accidentally deleting the original version.
1 The Six Factors
|Exp Score||Early Conv||Bonus Yds||Avg 3rd Dist||Adj 3rd Conv||Red Zone|
Gave up a few points in field position, that could be worse…
Actually did better getting early conversions than MSU, that’s encouraging…
Lost the bonus yards, that’s a bit troubling…
Oh wow, that average third down distance is awful…
And that adjusted 3rd down conversion is after adjusting for the 12.7 average…
At this point the red zone doesn’t even matter.
When it went bad on Saturday, it went really bad. Take out the final two drives and my prediction of holding the MSU offense a touchdown below field position is about spot on. Michigan State owned the world when Michigan had the ball. The 12.7 average is the third worst number on the season for any team in any game. It was not good.
2 Individual Performances
QBs: Points Added (opp. adjusted), Win Percent Added (Weekly National Rank)
Devin Gardner: +2, –4% (43)
Connor Cook: +1, +12% (54)
Fitzgerald Toussaint: +0.2, –3% (n/a)
Jeremy Langford: –1.5, +3% (72)
Jeremy Gallon: +4.5, +11% (101)
Bennie Fowler: +7.2, +16% (32)
[Game chart of impending doom followed by doom, follwed by more doom.]