i like 'em both
Jordan Jefferson's first comments since fight night in Baton Rouge:
"I can't imagine anybody in the country going through more than I did. But, I'm now wiser and more aware. God puts people in certain situations. I don't regret anything."
I'm not even gonna comment on the stupidity of this statement. Maybe Les should've kept him away from the media a little longer. With some of the other statements in the interview, they better be careful about the good team chemistry they have going right now. Lee is managing the game nicely enough for them to win games, and I can't imagine coming close to giving Jefferson a look right now.
Michigan Monday is up at "The O-Zone" and is a nice read. Link: http://www.theozone.net/football/2011/MSU/postgame/michiganmonday.html
A few quotes:
I never should have watched this game. It made offense look remarkably easier than it truly must be. I have been led to believe that offense is a hope and wish at best, but Michigan made it look like a reality.
Last week I mentioned that we would soon start to see some triple option from Robinson, and we started to see the buds sprouting on that process. With split backs, Robinson ran a zone read look and would hand the ball off, but he always had the second tailback running behind him to be his pitch man. That will soon become a triple option.
I have been very impressed with the way Al Borges has brought this offense along. It's not stagnant. It's not stale. and it's clearly not finished. There is advancement going on. The players are learning new stuff every week--and they're able to execute it.
There are so many things that they can do from this formation (edit: 2 QB,) but don't be surprised if we never see it again. This was done so that every defense from here on out would have to waste practice time to prepare for.
Some people want to assume that this is the same old Michigan defense it has always been. The Wolverines started out 5-0 last year as well, after all. But I don't see it that way. I still fully believe this defense can be pillaged, but who on the schedule is going to do it?
For those of you who have purchased tickets to away games in the past, have you noticed whether prices tend to hold steady the week of the game? I'm trying to find a group of 4-8 tickets for the Northwestern game, but haven't had much luck finding anything under around 90 bucks--surprisingly expensive for a game at Ryan Field. Anyone have a good sense of whether it's best to hold off for a price drop the few days before the game?
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