that is nice bonus change
I'm going to take my kids to the Penn State-Purdue game in Happy Valley on 10/15. We've always wanted to see the place and it looks like a great game day experience. Does anyone have a ticket connection or suggestions as to where to find tickets? I need three (bad number, I know). Also if there are any recommendations on restaurants, parking, tailgaiting, etc., I'd be much obliged. Thanks.
According to a tweet by UMGoBlog Powe decided to drop by for the Notre dame Game
I guess WR will be the next spot taken, interesting hmmm
This came across my twitter feed from @thearttheart about an hour ago...
"Good News: Michigan football in 6 days. Bad News: No weekly wallpapers this season unless you can upgrade my daily allotment of 24 hours."
I'm devastated, as I'm sure many of you are as well. Angry Michigan Photoshop Artist Hating God has struck with a vengeance.
Mike Florio and the rest of Profootballtalk.com. continue their personal vendetta against Suh, with this recent post. My own personal disdain about these kind of attacks against Suh aside, this seems like a witch hunt. I can talk about Suh's abnormal strength until I'm blue in the face, but this all boils down to certain individuals jumping to conslusions. If you watch the Dalton play over, it was not a dirty play at all, it was just the ridiculous strength Suh has. He wants to punish Quarterbacks certainly, which doesn't make him any different than any defensive player in foootball. What makes him different, is like I stated, his uniquie power. Add to that his quickness off the line, and his technique, and he's the most feared player in football.
When he tackles someone like he's capable of, it's going to look vicious at times. But, save for the hit against Delholme last pre season, I'm hard pressed to find a play in which I'd fine Ndamukong.
That being said, I can only say one thing about the possibility of Ndamukong Suh getting fined again......
Greg Mattison recently stated he wants 22 defenders he feels comfortable with playing because injuries are not an excuse for any loss. Pessimistic prognosticators point to our paper thin depth as a reason to pick us for 6 wins. I ask, are we really that thin in depth?Or am I just inflating the following depth compared to the miniscule depth over the past three years?
Depth by position-
OL-Schofield-This RS Soph was already subbed in the past weekend and has received high marks from the staff.
WR-J. Robinson, J. Jackson, J. Gallon, D. Dileo-Three of these youngsters played last year and Robinson is the most hyped redshirt frosh on the team.
QB-Gardner-Denard is the absolute worst injury this team could suffer. However Devin has the athletic talent to keep things interesting.
RB-Fitz, Smith, Hopkins, and Rawls-Fitz looks like a 1b starter from preseason videos and reports.
DB-Floyd, Talbott, and pick your favorite frosh DB-both played at DB last year.
LB-Assuming Hawthorne, Demens, and C. Gordon start-M. Jones, J. Ryan, B. Herron, M. Evans, and Fitzgerald-That's 5 linebackers that are either old dudes, or their stock is on the rise (Ryan this year, Jones last year who played on 3rd downs vs. ND pre-injury).
D-line-Heininger, Campbell, Qwash, Black-I think Qwash will step up this year. He looked ok in limited time last year and Mattison said in the spring he could "roll" Washington and Campbell to keep them fresh. Let's hope Brink is a true starter Kovacs style.
Conclusion: Overall I am not going to hit the panic button at any position unless Denard, Mike Martin, or Troy Woolfolk go down given their all-star power. Only 6 days away, Go Blue!