I did not make this headline up
Back-to-back Ron Zook Memorial Dumb Punt of the Week winner Randy Edsall's fightin' Rangoons are down to one quarterback on the roster. Danny O'Brien transferred to be the (backup) Wisconsin QB; CJ Brown, Devin Burns and Perry Hills are out for the season, leaving a linebacker as the backup quarterback. And if they didn't punt and/or miss a 33 yard field goal against NC State, they'd be playing for bowl eligibility this weekend against 1-6 Boston College.
This is why you take a qb every year.
Mathieu and former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson were charged with simple possession of marijuana, the Baton Rouge police department said in a release.
15 years ago today (10-25-97), Woodson made his insane interception against Sparty.
Just thought this was worth a mention. And how the hell has 15 years past already since this happened?
Well it's that time of year again. MHSAA playoffs start this weekend, by no means will I be able to give a complete run down but here is my attempt at key games this weekend. Some games are good matchups, others simply involve Michigan recruits/targets. If I blatently miss one please let me know.
Traverse City West (6-3) at Rockford (7-2)
Perennial state championship contenders both very solid programs historically. Should be a very sound football game.
Catholic Central (5-4) at Hartland (8-1)
Tough season for CC, but their record could be misleading due to a very tough regular season schedule. *key player* Wyatt Shallman Catholic Central RB/DE
Cass Tech (7-2) at Grosse Pointe South (8-1)
Cass Tech has so much talent it is hard to believe they finished 7-4. *Key players* Jourdan Lewis Cass Tech CB, Jayru Campbell Cass Tech QB, David Dawson Cass Tech OG.
Farmington Hills Harrison (6-3) at Fenton (8-1)
Fenton enters the game ranked #10 in the state (current Michigan Punter Kenny Allen's alma mater) Harrison is always loaded with talent, and should be the favorite even on the road. *Key player* Lorenzo Collins Harrison RB (Class 2014)
Brother Rice (7-2) at Port Huron (7-2)
Once again Brother Rice should factor into the State Championship. Although I think Midland and Muskegon are the top teams in the division.
Marysville (6-3) at Detroit East English Acadamy (7-2)
Michigan recruit Khalid Hill (TE) leads the PSL runner-ups into the playoffs.
Chandler Park (6-2) at Gross Ill (8-1)
Michigan recruit Csont'e York plays for Chandler Park... Sorry I don't have more info.
Also, for a found this website that has complete brackets for all 8 Divisions.
Let’s head straight to a revamped chart. Now fixed to time, as opposed to play, to give a better feel for the flow of the game.
What jumped out at me right away was how this game was played between 25% and 75% virtually the whole way. In fact, the first play run with either team have a 75% or greater win likelihood was Denard’s completion to The Threat. I combed through my database and Saturday’s game was the longest a game had stayed within that range in the last ten years. No other game had gone 59.5 minutes with neither team being closer to winning than being even. Of course as soon as Michigan’s odds dipped on Toussaint’s ill-advised reception, the offense comes through with a huge completion to set up a 65% chance of hitting the game winning field goal.
Biggest swing plays
Michigan would have been looking at about 70% win odds, but the 26 yards and a new set of downs on Sparty’s fake punt brought Michigan St back to square at 50%.
Andrew Maxwell had a third down and four on Michigan’s side of the field when he threw the ball straight to Jordan Kovacs. Prior to the snap Michigan was at its current low for the game around 39% but the pick and return quickly pushed them to about 53%. The number would have been about 5% higher if part of the return hadn’t been called back.
Michigan was down 1 with the ball at their own 25 with about 5 minutes left. Denard found some room and went 44 yards for Michigan’s longest play of the day. That jumped the game from 44% to 67% in Michigan’s favor.
With less than a minute to go Denard couldn’t find anyone open downfield so he chose to dump it off to Fitzgerald Toussaint a yard behind the line of scrimmage. The ball was low and Toussaint instinctively went down to catch it, which he unfortunately did. The loss of a down, yardage and time pushed the win percent down from 32% to 15%, the first time all game either side crossed the 75% mark.
Michigan would bounce right back and Denard’s strike to The Threat would reverse that 15% in no time. With only a field goal attempt left, the offense handed the game to Gibbons with a kick an average kicker would make 65% of the time.
And of course he did. +35% to Gibbons and all the brunette girls.
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I did a quick search to see if this had been discussed, couldn't find anything.
Anyway, with technology today, isn't there a way to prove this? Or is everybody in the media afraid to challenge Kiffin? And the fact that he does it when they are winning by so much just further proves he's a douche.