landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
The Detroit News has an article today about Michigan's offensive Line. Some interesting comments were from Fitz Toussaint who said he knew the line needed to to develop. He also mentioned that he will continue training around campus for Pro Day so he can continue working with Derrick Green and De 'Veon Smith. He feels he has more he can help teach them. Kudos to Fitz for sticking around.
Kyle Kalis mentions that he suffered a severe sprained ankle in the Minnesota game which was the reason for his reduced time.
There is also a discussion about how the line has gelled. Let's hope it shows Saturday.
Edit: MLive has a more indepth article on Kalis. I'll add it here:
This article has a different story and says Kalis didn't want to sit. He was hurt but didn't want to come out. He sat down with Funk and Borges and was told he was the guy and would be the guy but there were reasons he needed to sit. He took it as a reason to work harder and it paid off.
I love the attitude.
After a rather dramatic finish to the Pizza Bowl, the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (Now With Free Checking - $100 Minimum Deposit) awaits those of us who watch bowls whenever we can. Via TeamRankings, the matchup stats:
|Utah St.||N. Illinois|
|Rush Play %||52.58%||60.82%|
|Pass Play %||47.42%||39.18%|
|3D Conv %||44.28%||45.51%|
|RZ Scoring %||85.71%||88.68%|
|Utah St.||N. Illinois|
|Opp Completion %||53.76%||52.05%|
|Opp 3D Conv %||33.33%||38.02%|
|Opp RZ Scoring %||70.73%||81.82%|
Was clocked at going 84 miles per hour in a 55 mile an hour zone. Earlier this month Clowney had a speeding ticket for going 110 miles an hour in a 70 mile an hour zone. http://mweb.cbssports.com/ncaaf/eye-on-college-football/24387794/jadeveon-clowney-ticketed-for-speeding-again
Well, for those who might be interested in some manner of football this evening, we'll get this one started a few minutes ahead of time (6 PM on ESPN). Here are your matchup stats:
|Rush Play %||47.92%||57.35%|
|Pass Play %||52.08%||42.65%|
|3D Conv %||39.07%||44.44%|
|RZ Scoring %||81.82%||82.69%|
|Opp Completion %||57.67%||53.28%|
|Opp 3D Conv %||39.22%||36.59%|
|Opp RZ Scoring %||90.91%||65.38%|
Per the Free Press:
Frank Clark asked for imput from the NFL on his draft status. He wasn't planning on leaving and was looking for their evaluation which he said came back as expected. He will return for his senior season.
Via Bruce Feldman and others. This is incredible. I cannot imagine how painful this was. Sort of explains why he couldn't run an option play on the two point conversion and why it was so critical to go for two instead of the tie.