landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
...days until Michigan begins a championship season with a win over Hawaii. Blake O'Niell chosen this week because of Harbaugh's Austrailian satelite camp.
Which means there are only...
...Saturdays until football!!!
It's snowing in May. The season is still 112 days away, but it seems like we're starting to get a feel for the direction/composition of the team. It would be interesting to hear other views on what condition our condition is in. I titled this as a snowflake thread because I'm expressing my thoughts in absentia of statistical analysis. It's more of a "how do you feel about the program" post, but I welcome any analysis that supports or refutes the opinions below. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. GO BLUE
1. The Offense has a bevy of talented RBs and an experienced OL that should be able to open holes large enough to ensure no 27/27 performances. The WR/TE combinations pose nightmarish matchups for any Defense unfortunate enough to draw the assignment. Many opposing LB and CB bodies will litter the field when MICHIGAN launches its aerial assault. The QB situation is promising, yet unresolved: Harbaugh + O'Korn, Speight, Morris, Peters = UberRudock 2.0.
2. The Defense is good. Scary Good. The DL will be stout against the run and QB pressures, hits and sacks should be plentiful when opponents foolishly choose to pass. Doc Brown will transform a talent-rich LB corps into a bunch of marauding, ball hawking guys and dudes. The MICHIGAN DBs are prison guards, opposing WRs the inmates after behaving badly.
Saturday Side Note Moment of Zen: Checking BTN for softball game start time and saw "Classic Minnesota Football" broadcast listing. It was the 2015 Bowl game against CMU.
An interesting read* from the Rutger's perspective surrounding the current chaos in the Big XII regarding their desicion of whether to expand or not and a look back at how Rutgers itself could have easily been one of the teams HOPING to join the dysfunction versus being a member of the B1G (and all the accompanying benefits).
"So, a quiet evening a couple of days ago, I was reading the latest article on the rumors about whether or not the Big XII was going to expand and if so, who were the likely candidates. As I was reading the different ideas of who would be invited to join, how it will help or hurt the conference, and the instability it may create in other conferences, I suddenly realized- hey, that was us just a few years ago!
Remember? Back just five years ago, when the Big East began to implode when Pittsburgh and Syracuse announced their departure for the ACC. Then TCU spurned the Big East to join the Big XII, quickly followed by the exit of West Virginia leaving for the Big XII. It was an ugly time or Rutgers fans. What will happen? Where will we end up? Then, just 3 ½ years ago, we received the biggest gift the school had received since Colonel Rutgers donated the money to revive the college back in the 1820s. Jim Delany, New Jersey native and Big Ten Commissioner came calling with an invite to the Big Ten conference."
So, I STILL hate that they rushed the field on their first win against us in NJ (Uggg) and them in general... but a least maybe I understand them a bit more.
* (I am in an altered state)
Vegas just posted odds on the top CFB games of the year, plus the opening weekend. One of the games is in EL: We are -2 @ MSU.
B1G generally not getting love in these big games, although not a surprise. LSU favored at Lambeau over the Badgers; and OSU a dog to Oklahoma, but considering how the Buckeyes have to reload, you'd expect that.
I get the feelnig these early lines are for the public, and the heavy money won't come in until closer to the season? Like, what if some team's coach mocks his first-week (and vastly superior) opponent on Twitter.... not that that ever happens.