I brought my camera to the spring game. I was limited by not being able to move for different angles, a not so pretty sky/lighting, and only a 300mm lens. Regardless, I think some of these came out pretty nice. I put all my photos at my photography page on facebook:
Some of my fav's:
/\This is where I sat
I take a lot of photos at air shows too, so feel free to go through some more of my photos if you're interested. Lemme know what you think.
This is what i think after the game: OUR DEFENSE AND SPECIAL TEAMS SUCK!!
I also thought: A win is a win, but comeon!! UMASS!! comeon!!
So I have to start by saying that Jordan Kovacs is a STUD! he showed us what a true Michigan Man is today!! wow, i cannot ever believe that he was a walk-on at Michigan.
As for the Offense, great job Denard, I would say Shaw did super, the line was great and the receivers have to get a lot of recognition here. I know it was UMASS, but 42 points is blowout style points, if the defense was half decent and the FG kickers can kick it would be 45 - 20 or something.
Now to the ugliest defense I ever saw, seriously, seriously, SERIOUSLY!!! come on, just something has to be there. No way on earth we can beat the likes of MSU, PSU, OSU, Wisc or even Indiana with that atrocious defense. and even when Cam Gordon (I know he is a freshmen and doing all he can) get the INT, which would've ended the game, he fumbles. That really said the story of our defense. Its almost an automatic first down against then on third or fourth! UMASS wasn't even scared to pass on 4th and 10. Come on GERG you must be able to do something. Maybe against athletes similar to ours in athleticism do some man with some blitzes!! some pressure has to come in on the receivers and the QB! WOW, SERIOUSLY!!
We're not done yet, can anyone on the team kick a FG kick!! any single human, maybe the Punter Hagrup, we can do what Michigan did a couple of years ago when Finley became a kicker!! Get someone to walk-on from the soccer team! And as for punt returns, I don't know what they want to do, but Gallon is not smart about it. I don't care if he's athletic, we just need someone to make decisions back there... no need for big returns. just someone to HOLD ON TO THE DAMN BALL!!
Now to the heart-attack part, Im 30 and if Michigan keeps letting all the games go down to the final seconds (UMASS, UMASS???????!!!!!) then I'm going to have that heart-attack at some-point. A win is a win, but SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!! Anyone care to comment!! Put my heart at ease!
I am probably missing something, but does anyone know where you can get a starting lineup for Michigan games. For years, they used to hand out a small newspaper just before you would walk into the stadium, but that is not available this year, at least I haven't seen any.
Guess you could buy the program, but I just want something small, particularly something I could print out.
I know it'll take awhile to digest the significance of this game, but has anybody else stopped to think about how historic this game is? I know it's hard to think about now with all the excitement over having a shot at a bowl game again (last week, a lot of ppl thought we were dead), but this was not only a historic milestone for # of games played in the Big House, but this is a game that people are going to talk about 30 years from now in the same light as the Anthony Carter game in '79. "Hey, do you remember Rich Rod's first year coaching when the team was rebuilding and they beat 9th ranked Wisconsin after they were getting smoked at halftime?" "yeah, i think i remember that. who was the QB on that team anyways?" "i don't remember, but seven time Super Bowl MVP Nick Sheridan was his backup"
Okay, so maybe that last sentance won't happen...lol
Either way, we just witnessed part of Michigan lore here people. That was one for the ages and will be remembered for all of Michigan history!