...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Anybody else feel that Al should have Denard throw the ball a lot in the second half? Three touchdown lead. Get him more looks in the passing game. Take the lumps if they come, but I would love to see him get comfortable enough to fall back into the rhythm he had last year. I haven't checked, but I'd assume he has 100-150 more rushing yards than passing yards at this point of the season...
Not much substance with this video because its mostly Denard laughing (still makes my heart jump a few beats), but thought you guys would enjoy.
The last play they showed an option play that was fumbled for a huge loss, but nice to see some wrinkles being added.
I don't know how to embed videos, but this one I wouldn't embed anyways. Rivals deserves the clicks since its their content.
Enjoy you junkies!
Currently behind a paywall, ESPN Heisman Predictor has Denard in the top spot...
Here's the link
Robinson maintains lead:
It may seem odd to have a darkhorse such as Robinson still in the lead, but it is important to remember that the Predictor considers only what has happened thus far.
At this point in the season, Michigan's 3-0 start looks the same as Stanford's as far as the Predictor is concerned. Once the undefeated teams start to fall and the BCS standings are released, the true contenders will be begin to rise to the top.
Good to see him up there with Andrew Luck, Landry Jones, and Kellen Moore. Here's to hoping that by the end of the season the Worldwide Leader in Sports will have no choice to remand Heisman Watch to "Just Give Denard the Damn Trophy"
EDIT: Trimmed down some of the copied materials
I know that this probably doesn't deserve its own thread but I didn't really know where else to post it.
I was watching a video about the possible Big East/Big 12 merger, and around 2:40 of the video is a play by Pitt that made me immediately think that we need to steal this play. It looks like a zone read where the receiver on the side the QB would run to runs almost like a delay fade route. With Denard at QB this play would be another awesome play like the Fake QB Draw play.
So I can't take this anymore. Since the hire of Borges and spring football, I have taken the route of nodding knowingly to myself everytime Denard's footwork is mentioned when passing from the pocket. I understand (or at least think I do) that this mystical "footwork" are the steps the quarterback takes after the ball is snapped to him so he can get set for the pass. That, in my non-quarterbacking simple football mind, makes sense.
But then I read over and over how his footwork is causing incompletions and even interceptions, and my mind goes 'splode. Here are my questions, someone please answer them:
What is wrong with Denard's footwork?
How can it be fixed?
What do his feet have to do with interceptions?
(I'm not sorry, either)