I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Offense every snap video will be up tomorrow morning.
I've been sitting in the student section for the past 5 years now, and I've seen many idiotic things done by my fellow students, and I've heard some pretty moronic things as well, but today I was surrounded by the epitome of asinine (Sec. 30, ~Row 23, you know who you are).
For some reason, many of my fellow "Wolverines" felt it was a good idea and maybe even funny to mock and put down our own Tate Forcier, before the game was even underway. Here are a few examples:
- "F#%& Tate" (in chant form)
- "Transfer, already!"
- "Hey, Tate, did you bring your own wings today?"
These continued well into the game, even when Tate drove the length of the field for a TD. Needless to say, it pissed me off to no end, and I was very happy when they left near the end of the 3rd quarter.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't be an ass, even if you don't like a particular player. They still play for the Maize and Blue, they're still young (most of them), and they're playing their hearts out to win for YOU! I hope Tate's great play, modesty and positive attitude showed these cretins the error of their ways.
[The soapbox is now open for use.]
Many good vibes from watching the game yesterday but none so satisfying as the sideline shots of Tate and R.R hugging it out pre-game and Tate helping a teammate with his pads. Transfer was the word after week 1. Now, I think we've seen this young mans true colors come shining through(sorry;-). Mr. Forcier is a true Maize and Blue Meeechiganman. Beautiful thing is I think he realizes how potentially important he is to this team now and in the years to come.
Also props to B.K for keeping his QB on the sideline no matter the repercussions. Many a coach in this land would have played him regargless of the long term effect on the player or the team. Medically or otherwise. Class move.
Go Blue and on to "EMU"
[F]or the people holding the now-obsolete pro-redshirt point of view, and more importantly for the people confused, bewildered and agitated about Devin getting the call when Denard got dinged on Saturday - stop acting surprised.
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...Denard Robinson kept putting in endless amounts of work in the weight room and the film room and the practice field, biding his time, honing his skills so he could one day maybe get a shot. As people on websites and message boards mused about when he would move to running back or receiver, Denard kept plugging away at this quarterback thing. And when Devin Gardner arrived in January, he too relentlessly took to the weights and the tapes and the practice field. And when the eye of the NCAA compelled Michigan to internally tighten up the coaches' access to off-season workouts and practices, which in turn compelled the seniors of the team to take charge and make sure work continued, some players chose to relax. The result? Denard Robinson taking the first snaps in the Spring Game. Some players starting fall camp with blue helmets, having to earn their wings back.
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In the meantime though, this is Denard's limo. We learned a lot about him on Saturday. This upcoming Saturday, we'll learn more. As visions of Pat White dance through our maize and blue brains, one has to wonder if Denard even grasps what lies ahead. As long as he stays unbroken, the future is in his hands. At the risk of being hyperbolic, the fate of the program is on his shoulders, tangled up somewhere in his dreadlocks.
A must read in its entirety. Thanks, ToB.
ToB: Since I can't post comments at your site, here are the links to MCalibur's QB Fragility series: