here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
That's effin' correct, his our guy and we love him best . . .
"He's a stutter (step) guy," Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini said. "Early in the game, when he really hurt us with his feet -- those were times when we just broke down."
You saw what I saw. The 6-foot, 195-pound Robinson stutter-stepped. A defender hesitated. He ran round the defender.
And, boy, can he run.
He slithers through crevices.
He bursts through gaggles of tacklers -- sometimes it appears they're momentarily mesmerized by his quickness.
He explodes for sizable gains on broken plays.
He carried 23 times for 83 yards and two touchdowns -- numbers that don't bowl you over. Let's just say he looked more impressive in person than he did on the stat sheet.
On the week of Thanksgiving, it is important to look back and consider what we are thankful for, both as human beings and Michigan football fans.
I am thankful for Brady Hoke, our tremendous head coach. I am thankful for Mattison, our NFL DC who turned things around so much more quickly than anyone could have ever imagined. I am grateful for Borges, who despite some disagreements we have had this season, seems to have quite a pair on him when calling plays.
I am thankful for Mike Martin, Ryan Van Bergen, Troy Woolfolk, and the rest of the seniors for sticking with it through the most tumultuous career any players have ever had at Michigan. I am thankful for Jordan Kovacs and his inspiring story. I am grateful for Denard, Fitz, and the rest of the team, for representing the program in a way that would make Bo proud, and for sacrificing as much of their time as they do so that we may enjoy our Saturday afternoons.
I am thankful for 9-2 and a shot at a ten-win season. I am grateful for a possible chance to play in a BCS bowl for the first time since '06. I am thankful for the direction this program is heading, and the quality young men it will continue to shape. But most of all, I am thankful for a chance to smack Ohio State in the mouth, stand over them, and let them know that “WE’RE BACK!”
What's everyone drinking tonite? I am starting on a 6'er on Bell's Cherry Stout. One of my favorite winter beers the last couple years.
It's been a joy to watch our student athletes and how they conduct themselves during the post game press conferences. Our seniors - Mark Huyge, Ryan Van Bergen, Mike Martin and David Molk are true Michigan men. They will be missed...
I am watching the USC / Oregon game and a ref called an incomplete pass (just a miscommunication between quarterback and receiver) as intentional grounding. Nuts, just nuts, I say. To me, any ref that makes this boneheaded a call deserves to be fired on the spot. And I don't even care for either team but it's just so terrible because every overthrown ball or miscommunication becomes intentional grounding.
But I pause because I haven't been watching all the games and maybe there was a worse one today. I thought I'd start this thread to help determine the winner of the Worst Call Of The DayTM and wonder if anyone saw a more heinous call.
From Jason Lieser of Gatorbytes Blog (Palm Beach Post):
"Rumors of former Gators coach Urban Meyer signing with Ohio State have been flying ever since Jim Tressell resigned.
Will Muschamp, Meyer’s successor at Florida, would be surprised if that happened.
Despite volume of that speculation getting louder as Ohio State nears the end of the regular season, Muschamp does not think Meyer will get back into coaching that soon.
“I think it would be great for college football,” Muschamp said after his team beat Furman 54-32. “I think Urban is an outstanding football coach who does it the right way. He did a phenomenal job at Bowling Green and Utah and obviously here at Florida. And just a first class guy.
“But I just — with his deteriorating health there and his family, as important as that is to him, I wouldn’t think he would. But, again, that’s just my opinion.”