things go poorly
1. QB Denard Robinson, Michigan, Jr.
Buzz: Robinson is like a time bomb: Sooner or later, he's going to explode. Each time Robinson tucks the football, opposing fans hold their breath because he always seems one step away from making a big play. Last season, his first as a full-time starter in former coach Rich Rodriguez's spread offense, Robinson had 16 runs that covered at least 20 yards and seven that exceeded 30 yards. He had at least one 20-yard gain in nine of the Wolverines' 13 games last season. He scored touchdowns on runs of 87, 72, 47, 32 and 32 yards. He also had 12 pass completions of more than 40 yards. That's more than Stanford's Andrew Luck. A big question with Robinson is how the new Michigan staff will make use of his talents.
Bomb set for 6 days.
Take it for what it's worth-- which is absolutely nothing-- but today's Harrisburg Patriot-News Football Preview featured this prediction:
Michigan (9-4) defeats Illinois in the first Big Ten Conference Championship.
Also had the Wolverines listed as #17 in their poll. Somebody likes what they see, obviously, but the Illinois pick only makes the whole thing more suspect, in my opinion. No link, sorry.
Here's my hype video for this year. This is my 3rd year in a row of making one for the upcoming season. Let me know what you guys think. Hope you enjoy it.
I was at the big St.Ed's - Glenville game at Cleveland Browns Stadium today to chack out Kyle Kalis and others. Unfortunately, Kalis did not play and I spotted him wearing street clothes on the sideline.I don't know why he wasn't playing (the knee injury he had in a preseason scrimmage maybe?), but it didn't look serious as he was bouncing around during halftime warmups.
The game ended in overtime with St. Ed's winning 17-14 after recovering a fumble. It was a sloppy game with numerous delay of game and substitution type penalties. The defenses had the day and both offenses struggled through long stretches. Both teams are coming off great seasons and both lost a ton of players. I believe Glenville lost 40 seniors.
- St. Ed's tackle Tyler Orlosky (4* WVU) is a huge kid and had a pretty good game.
- St. Ed's TE Sam Grant (BC) is one tall dude at 6'7 and pretty lean. He reminded me of Kyle Rudolph, at least physically. He almost made a great catch early on, but it was a little out of reach. He displayed pretty solid body control though.
- Glenville's S/WR Devon Bogard (OSU) had a pretty good game as well and played both ways.
- Jim Tressel was lurking around the sidelines and seemed happy enough.
- Tedd Ginn Sr. was wearing a white sweater vest tonight.