"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
I am just going to go ahead and throw this one up here now since it is now 37-35 Wisky in the Rose Bowl and nobody in that game is playing all that hard on defense. I have the audio at least, so I can hear everything that is going on.
We've got Stanford (11-1) versus Oklahome State (11-1). If there was a game that almost should be the MNC but isn't, this one is probably the one if only because it is NOT a rematch. That would probably be the only reason though.
In all honesty, I do think Oklahoma State was hosed during bowl selections, but there's nothing to be done about it now - I went OSU (NTOSU) in this one. I like Luck, I think his draft stock is pretty high, but Gundy has a point to prove, and he is over 40 and a man, damnit.
The Ohio season is finally over. 6-7 finish topped off by loss to a mediocre Florida squad 17-24.
2011 counts the first losing record for Ohio football program since 1988 (John Cooper 1st year) and 1966 (Woody Hayes) before that.
No championship and no bowl next year for Ohio, so only role to play appears to be "spoiler" in 2012.
I imagine the Georgia boards are melting down right now with Richt hate. He pulled a classic Lloyd snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Here are my favorite calls.
1. 3:30 left up 7 he decides to give up and run 3 in the line and give MSU the ball with 2:00 to go(an enternity in college) when 1 1st down wins you the game. Way to trust your stud qb. Bad
2. Ok so you have a pretty good defense and decide to be conservative. I don't like it but not indefensible. So what do you do to your defense that has dominated most of the game? Prevent. Of course you go prevent. I'm not a anti prevent guy but in this situation(plenty of time, worst case is tie) it was stupid.
3. Go to OT and set up your eratic kicker for a 43yd fg. Just brutal.
4. My favorite. 3rd and 10 vs an aggressive MSU defense you go under center and run a PA pass when you are on the edge of FG range. Shockingly he is sacked and MSU blocks the low kick. Play action on 3rd and 10 has to be my most hated call in football.
Richt I hate you and it has nothing to do with you blowing my under bet which had a 99% win probablity with 3 minutes to go in the 2nd qtr.
Do you have any other Richt beauties I missed
5 PM on ESPN.
Well, here it is - the Rose Bowl Presented By Vizio.
This is the battle of conference champions, of the 11-2 teams. Wiscosin versus LaMichael's Legs, or Oregon, if you prefer.
I don't have much in the way of sarcasm directed towards this game - it actually seems like it should be a good game, although I have to wonder if Wisconsin will be able to keep up with Oregon for the entire game.
Can Monte Ball break the record for TDs in a single season of FBS play? We shall see.
Will Bret Bielema find an innovative way to be a d-bag? Very likely.
I took Oregon. Call me nuts.
So my neighborhood consists of about 3 Hokie families and 4 Wolverine families and we are all coming together in one house for the game tomorrow night. There has been a lot of back and forth since the bowl pairing was announced and my dogs just wanted to get in on the fray.
Excusing my amature video skills, enjoy!
EDIT: Apparently I have forgotten how to embed here so help a brother out. Food is burning!