After the game Saturday, Bielema said his offensive line -- which grinds opposing defenses into dust by pulling its guards and ramming them into linebackers downfield -- was prevented from pulling by Michigan. He used the word "tactics," which is coaching code for "holding," to describe what Michigan's defensive line was doing.
"But we rectified the situation," Bielema said.
When asked how, Bielema recalled a chop-block penalty that went against his team -- and took a touchdown off the scoreboard -- in the second quarter. Wisconsin lost seven points but delivered a message.
So yeah, he's a good coach, and Wisconsin was clearly the better team on Saturday, but this is just wrong.
We're about to lose a game.
To all who are about to complain about RichRod, please don't be douchebags. It's a game we were supposed to lose.
Maybe I'm out of line or just on my toes because of all of the douchebag comments this year after any loss, and if that's the case then just calm down. But I'm pretty sure people are going to be saying "Harbaugh" a whole bunch after the game and if so, I think you should just sit on something pointy and shut the fuck up.
That being said, Go Blue. Beat the Buckeyes.
Edit: Mods, if you feel it necessary to take it off then fine, I'm just sick of the...douchebaggy post-loss talk.
Rich Rodriguez's trademark is, along with the spread offense, the utilization of "tiny track stars covered in butter." A lot of us have been annoyed by the "ahh, if only he had another 2 inches!" commentary on Dee Hart (re: why he doesn't have a 5th star) and in general, skepticism that such short players at RB and WR can let Michigan consistently succeed and stay healthy. This criticism is, of course, ridiculous.
Offensive reign of terror against Big Ten defenses this season aside...
Pretty good ESPN article today about how the Pats' Wes Welker, Danny Woodhead, and Deion Branch all have heard the same doubts about themselves and just laugh:
It's in the final round for the "How do you Gameday" Cheez-it challenge between a good friend of mine (Michigan) and some lady. He's currently losing, and he personally asked me to help him out so he can win 4 tickets to the National Championship game. If you guys could please vote for him, that would be awesome. Thank you, and Go Blue!
So, I'm thinking Roy Roundtree is glad he went blue. I spent a little while assembling the numbers, and here's what I figured out.
Assuming that Roundtree was the same star at Purdue that he is here, averaging about 25% of his team's passing O, and played approx the same number of games, here's how it works out.
In 2009, he would've had a slightly better yardage year than he had with M, recording 534 total yards, but only two TD's.
In 2010, he would so far have only 335 yards and a little less than 2 TD's. He'd be on pace for MAYBE 500 and 3 TD's.
Yeah, with Michigan, he's on pace for RIGHT about 900-1000, with 6-7 TD's. One of those gets scouts looking. The others does not.
I think he's glad he went blue.