the season has truly begun now
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It's back! Thursday night open thread! A lot of good games on tonight!
So yesterday on the Inside Michigan Football Radio Coaches Show (presented by Consumers Energy), Brandstatter was taking questions for Hoke.
I asked if they were going to award the #11 and/or #21 Legend jerseys this year.
Hoke said no, basically. They answered it at 33:33 of the show.
I think this is a good move. The only player I could see them giving #21 to right now would be Funchess and he already has a Legend number. It could've been possible for him to take #21 and give #87 to Butt, giving Funchess three different jerseys numbers in 3 years but then the universe would explode.
Edit: after looking at it again, Brandstatter didn't actually ask Hoke about #11 & #21 specifically, but if there were going to be anymore Legend numbers this year. So I guess Hoke answered it how he heard it even though I asked about the two numbers.
@brandymancan will the #11 and/or #21 Legend jerseys be given out this year?— † Wolverine Devotee (@WolverinesMike) August 27, 2014
Anyone have a stream considering about 1 percent of the midwest has SEC network and it's a big game?
Prayers answered. Wishes granted. The wait is over...college football is here. (Thursday Night OPEN Thread)
Technically Georgia State played last night, but the real college football starts tonight. 4 hours until kickoff...plenty of pregame coverage...time to discuss. It's go time!
Here's the lineup:
|Thursday, August 28|
|6:00 PM||No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 9 South Carolina|
|7:00 PM||Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe|
|7:00 PM||Eastern Illinois at Minnesota||BTN|
|7:00 PM||Howard at Akron|
|7:00 PM||Presbyterian at Northern Illinois|
|7:00 PM||Chattanooga at Central Michigan|
|7:30 PM||Idaho State at Utah||Pac-12 Network|
|8:00 PM||Boise State vs. No. 18 Ole Miss*|
|8:00 PM||Cal Poly at New Mexico State|
|8:00 PM||Tulane at Tulsa||CBS Sports Network|
|9:15 PM||Temple at Vanderbilt|
|10:00 PM||Rutgers at Washington State||FOX Sports 1|
|10:00 PM||North Dakota at San Jose State|
|10:30 PM||Weber State at No. 19 Arizona State||Pac-12 Network|
I think most would agree we have 2 upper end players on each side of the ball - Devin and Funchess on offense, and Ryan and Clark* on the defense. Three of these four, and most likely all if Funchess fulfills his promise will be gone after this year. With that said fast forward 3 months and who do you see as the 3rd/4th "best" players at that moment on each side of the ball.
NOT who has the most potential or who is most important (I'd throw Jarrod Wilson as most important on the defense due to the drop off/lack of experience behind him) but who on Nov 1 is showing to be an impact player like Funchess did on Nov 1, 2013.
*Countess is probably in same realm as Clark in talent but faces some health and competition issues.
Obvious candidate on defense is Peppers but if you think that - that would mean 10-11 games into his freshman year he is the 3rd or 4th best player on a pretty veteran defense. Plausible but aggressive for a player we've never seen. If you pick Gedeon it would mean he is getting a lot of playing time - which seems unlikely if he is stuck at MIKE. Picking a corner is difficult when we don't know the rotation. If you pick a running back it means our OL is competent enough to be opening holes so (Green/Smith) can flourish to be the 3rd/4th best player on offense. If you pick any WR it is someone who has almost no game experience. If you pick any OL well ...
So think it through.
- Ross III
- Butt even at 80%
- ....still thinking.... throws dart. Dart hits Darboh.