further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
Michigan (no surprise) lead the nation in attendance at 112k per. 102% capacity. Good work, everyone.
A few other highlights:
TCU at 112% and Oregon at 109% lead by percent of capacity. Expand already, Oregon. Autzen's still only 59k. Nike stock just hit an all-time high last week, fergodsakes.
Big Ten with 3 of top 4, 5 of top 15, 7 in the top 21.
Sad trombone for Sparty's 98%. /cantgetnorespect
PSU's ticket strategy seemed to backfire with Beaver Stadium rounding out at 95% capacity, if not in lower total dollar revenue, then in percent of capacity they had at each game. 6 of the 7 games occurred pre-Sandusky and the one afterward was Nebraska, so the fingers seem to point at the new seating plan.
It's the last play, fourth down and goal against Iowa this year. Denard Robinson throws a pass into the endzone. The reciever is interfered with and can't quite bring it in. No flag. Iowa wins. M records its second loss.
It's the last play, fourth down and goal against Iowa this year. Denard Robinson throws a pass into the endzone. The reciever is interfered with and can't quite bring it in. The yellow flags fly! Pass Interference! There will be one untimed down. Denard takes the shotgun snap and takes two steps towards the line. The defense lunges forward on his motion. Denard pulls up and lobs a short one to a TE that has snuck behind the linebackers. Touchdown! Michigan wins! The season ends as it otherwise did. The final record looks like so.
Western M - Win
Notre Dame - Win
Eastern M - Win
SDSU - WIn
Minnesota - Win
Northwestern - Win
#17 MSU - Loss
Purdue - Win
Iowa - Win
#20 Nebraska - Win
Ohio State - Win
Compare that to some other 1 loss teams:
#2 Alabama - 1 loss to #1 LSU, 3 wins over ranked teams #6 Arkansas, #22 PSU, #25 Auburn
#3 Oklahoma State - 1 loss to Iowa State, 2 wins over #11 KSU, #19 Oklahoma
#4 Stanford - 1 loss to #5 Oregon, no #25 wins
I'm thrilled with our season and the Sugar Bowl, and I'm not going to dwell on an unthrown flag. We still wouldn't have gone to the BIG TEN championship game, by right of head to head versus MSU, and so we still wouldn't make the Rose Bowl. Sugar was certainly as good as we were going to do. I can't help but wonder, though, where would we have been ranked? I slot us in about #4.
Mahlzahn Was the offensive mastermind who used Cam Newton's skills to a tee.
Is it just me who is surprised he went to such a small school? Even though lack of Head coach experience, justs seems like a school with a little more prestige would take a chance on a guy who helped win a MNC.
EDIT: Sorry for the formatting from iPad.
EDIT II: Fixed.
I was looking through some Michigan Stadium pics and I realized that these weren't UTL pics beacuse you can see lights on a pole in one shot and the unfinished suites box in the other. Can someone identify the game(s)?
Edit: Just to clarify, not my handiwork. Found it on mgovideo who found it on mgoblue. Just putting it out there for the people.
I was looking to see if there was a press release about VT's practices, but the only decent article I could find was this one.
I kind of liked this quote from one of their DB's (as you can tell by my thread title).
"He's very explosive," Hokies safety Eddie Whitley said. "I even play with him on the video game. He's a dynamic player."