I feel sorry for Roos - he's been pretty good if not his devastating All-Pro self from a few years back, and he's a free agent after this year - but happy that another Michigan alum will get his shot.
That is all
I'm wide awake and bored so sorry for the threads. :) Arizona just fell as their FG kicker was positively Detroit Lions 2014 like so we had a much more quiet top 10 than last week when there was a massacre.
I am putting Miss State #1 as their win over Auburn was more impressive than a still quite impressive road win by Ole Miss. In fact I could make a case these are the top 2 teams as of today but I think FSU will retain enough votes to be #2.
Baylor won via some miracle v top 10 TCU, ND beat an underachieving North Carolina that a team like ECU destroyed earlier this year, and 2 dropped INTs by Purdue saved Staee. Bama just got by Big Bert.
It will be interesting to see how far they drop Auburn - out of top 10? Do they get favor for being in the SEC and losing to #3? Voters absolutely demolished Oregon last week for losing to Arizona dropping them a few spots below a team they beat by 19 in week 1. Doesn't make sense but as they say its when you lose.
Impressive wins by Oregon and Georgia while Oklahoma's offense continues to struggle but beat Texas. OSU was helped by doing nothing and probably Nebraska too.
Here is my top feel for how the top 15 will shake out - feel free to comment on your thoughts and yes as with last week this has nothing to do with us but its CFB talk.
- Miss St Mullens 6-0
- FSU Crab Legs 6-0
- Ole Miss Bowties 6-0
- Baylor Bears 6-0
- Fig Things 6-0
- Alabama 5-1
- Auburn 5-1
- Staee 5-1
- Oklahoma 5-1
- Oregon 5-1
- Georgia 5-1
- Ohio 4-1
- TCU 4-1
- OK State 5-1
- Arizona 4-1
Just outside: Kansas State, Arizona State, East Carolina?, Nebraska, Texas A&M?, Utah
I realize football is a damn physical game and there will be injuries but fergodsakes is this year worse than usual or am I just overthinking it? A follow a few other teams relatively closely and they don't have anywhere near our damage.
Not a Hoke fan (as a FB HC) but one thing I am going to give him mad props is no excuses revolving around injuries. Same as our BB coach who just go "next man up" and keep going, as opposed to a certain coach who speaks about weird guys costing them the game.
From my list we are essentially missing a third of the team - 7 out of 22! Then a few more "walking wounded" (obviously way below 100% ...and below the normal 85-90% a lot of other players are at this point with wear and tear). And those are only the guys we know about
- D. Morgan - a starter* (*lemon)
- J. Peppers
- D. Hill
- W. Henry
That is 4 starters*
Also on and off this year ("walking wounded") are
- R. Taylor
- J. Wilson
- E. Magnuson
- J. Chesson
- D. Green
- D. Funchess
- D. Gardner
Not a starter:
- K. Hill
- S. Morris
And any number of guys with the normal nicks and bruises and more serious things that every team plays with.
For a team that already has issues this sure is not helping things. I get losing 2-3 guys, long term but fergodsakes what have we done to displease the injury gods. 4 injuries in this past week alone? Cripes.
This bye is much needed and it sure would be nice if said football gods would grant us a player or three back after the break.
Last week, Norfleet captured the career kickoffs returned record.
Tonight, with 52 yards on 2 returns, Norfleet has passed Steve Breaston (1,993 yards) and is now the all-time leader in kickoff return yards at Michigan at 2,029 (and counting).