somehow we're only 124th
So last night I worked a game at Desoto HS in BFE, Florida. Freshman game, Desoto had a QB who was 6' 1" and about 170, the most incredible thing was they threw all game and he was spot on, like a rocket, deep outs, streak, a few skinny posts etc...
Incredible to see a freshman with an arm like that. They also had a running back that was pretty good.
The enhanced viewer app for "Upon Further Review" reports is now available for the Offensive half of the MSU game.
The associated video clips are highlights-only and have not yet been automatically linked to the corresponding plays in the UFR. I am waiting to see if MGoVideo.com will be posting an "every snap" video compilation for offense as they did for defense. Either way, I will link the best available video a bit later in the day. Check the website for updates:
There a numerous reasons for people in this board to not like Millen. Since I am not a Lion's fan, I just think he is idiot in the same manner of Dr. Lou. When they speak, you realize those guys are fools. However, Millen seems to laugh off behavior that doesn't seem that defensible as if people get their facemask twisted 180 degrees all the time at the bottom of piles. Herbie has to play the grown up and help Fowler out by actually saving the discussion.
Link to the video on ESPN here:
EDSBS making fun of Millen here:
For those living near Fort Wayne, the local Alumni Club is bringing John Bacon as a guest speaker on 10/26. He has visited here previously and is always entertaining. Details below:
Dear U-M Students, Alumni and Friends, You’re invited to the U of M Club event: Discussion with John Bacon on his recently released book “Three and Out” Where: Main Library, Meeting Room A - Free parking in underground garage for library card holders. Address: 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne When: Wednesday, October 26th Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Speech to begin at 7:30 pm Cost: Free!
Since Hoke has been hired, check that since RR was hired, wait since football was invented, there has been a lot of talk about toughness. Coaches preach it, the fans eat it up, and the media keeps stirring the pot. I recognize that each player has certain toughness level to him, but do certain teams and coaches really teach toughness so much that their specific team is so much tougher than other teams?
I think to make it to the high college and pro level most of the players have to have a certain amount of toughness to stay in the game. I would contend that at that point the levels of toughness are pretty small.
My contention is that when teams win they are usually considered tough and when teams lose the fans and press question their toughness. I think talent and strength is mistaken for toughness.
What got me going on this was some of the talking heads and fans lathering up over Dantonio and Narduzzi. Are they coaching toughness this year and not teaching toughness 2 years ago when they were getting torched by CMU and Minnesota? Or is J . Worthy playing now with competent secondary?
I know it has happened before but I can't think of any off the top of my head. Find me a game that people thought the tougher team lost. I know it has happened but I would guess the media stories and fan reaction is about 98% winning team and 2% losing team on who was tougher.
I love doing what ifs. So let's suppose everything that happened Saturday was the exact same except the ref did not blow the play dead on the backward pass. We probably pick it up and score for a 14PT turnaround(they scored on that possession) and for the sake of argument the rest of the game played out pretty much as is and Michigan pulls out a tough win.
Is Michigan being lauded for their toughness?
Does Kovacs come to the podium and say yeah we won but they were the tougher team?
I think a lot of it is BS what do you think?
Edit-I struggled with the title so I changed it to try and cut down on the snark/lack of understanding of my point.
Per 247 Sport and Wilfong, Gunner Kiel has re-opened his recruitment and planned a visit (presumably to Notre Dame, since it's posted on the ND 247 board).
I presume Michigan won't try to jump back in, but you never know.
EDIT: Per Tim Sullivan at Rivals, there are rumors that Michigan coaches may visit a 2012 QB during the bye week. Query who that might be.