Mike Lantry, 1972
I was watching the UTL highlights last night and then immediately watched 'The Game' again.
My first thoughts were that Miller was essentially a Denard against ND. He burned us for big plays in which his receivers came good. Otherwise we controlled the game for long stretches.
Unfortunately for Miller, he's not Denard and couldn't orchestrate a comeback with more than 1 minute on the clock (Denard did it in less than 30!)
So, I was reading MMQB at CNN/SI as I often do, and I came across this gem from Peter King on page 4:
Coach of the Week
Baltimore defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. Nothing against Greg Mattison, who kept the defensive coordinator seat warm for a couple of post-Rex Ryan years, but the Ravens have the right defensive brain to choreograph their defensive plan in Pagano.
I'm a little bit confused on who to want to win. Obviously, I want state to be crushed and their fans to sob and cry infinite tears.
But I heard on ESPNEWS, they had the BCS expert on, he said Michigan fans want state to win because it will knock wisconsin down from 15 and Michigan would slide in if UGA loses. He also said, a wisconsin blowout win will drop state, but it might hurt Michigan in the computer rankings. Apparently, the computers do not like Michigan because they didn't play a strong OOC schedule.
The question is, what team winning would benefit Michigan the most in the BCS standings?
On BTN now. Gene Smith is already boring me to tears.
It's a premium link, but since he mentioned it this morning on public radio, I think it's ok to share. Kurelic thinks that there's a good chance that Kyle Kalis flips to tsio when Urban Meyer calls. His reason being that he can't trust anything that Kyle says, because of his actions at tsio. Which, if you are any kind of a rational person, you would know that kids change their mind. I'm also sure it had something to do with his fear of the retribution that would come for switching his commitment, or even discuss changing his commitment. (Which was probably worse than even he or UM fans predicted) I find it troubling that he questions Kalis's character, when he needs to blame the classless fans who continue to harras he and his family. I think he and the whole bucknuts.com site, owe the Kalis family an apology, for the continued abuse he's had to take.
This has been a thoroughly enjoying season and now it is time for awards. If I miss any categories please let me know.
Team MVP: Denard Robinson
Offensive MVP: Fitzgerald Toussaint
Defensive MVP: Ryan Van Bergen
Special Teams MVP: Terrence Robinson
Senior of the year: Mike Martin
Junior of the year: JT Floyd
Sophomore of the year: Fitzgerald Toussaint
Redshirt Freshman of the year: Jake Ryan
Freshman of the year: Blake Countess
Defensive POY: Jake Ryan tip to Brandon Herron intercepting and going 90+ yards for a TD
Offensive POY: Denard pass to Jeremy Gallon to set up winning score against ND
Special Teams POY: Terrence Robinson fumble forcing hit to kick off the 3rd quarter vs Neb.
Most satisfying moment of the year: Courtney Avery's INT' to clinch the OSU victory.
EDIT: Spirit award: Molk, Huyge, Koger, Martin, Van Bergen, Woolfolk, and all the seniors who led this team to a tremendous season.