landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Today has been depressing with the loss to Ohio. I don't have the heart to jump into or even read all the second-guessing threads.
However, here's a brighter note: LaQuon Treadwell is a State Champion. More specifically, the Crete-Monee Warriors won the 6A football championship game earlier this evening in Champaign.
Here are a few quotes:
The highly coveted, 6-foot-4, 200-pound wide receiver/linebacker broke loose for two long scoring plays, and he intercepted a Cary-Grove pass deep in his own territory to spark the Warriors to a 33-26 victory.
“He is tremendous, as good as advertised, maybe even better,” Cary-Grove linebacker Zach Marszal said of Treadwell. “He’s got the speed, the size. He’s just a phenomenal football player. There are reasons he’s so highly talked about.”
Treadwell fumbled the ball in the 3rd quarter, but then recovered on the next play with an interception. Here are a few details:
“I kind of figured they were going to try to hit us with something we weren’t expecting,” Treadwell said. “Once I saw (Marszal) release, I knew it wasn’t a normal release. I kind of paused for a second to adjust to the run, but once I saw him run out, I knew the ball was coming that way and I just attacked the ball.”
“He made some plays that we’ve never seen people make,” Cary-Grove coach Brad Seaburg said of Treadwell. “The interception he made in the third quarter was pretty unbelievable. He was up at the line of scrimmage, then dropped underneath our out route and made a play.”
I'm looking forward to seeing Michigan compete against Ohio once our OL is seasoned, and we've added a few talented skill players (like Green and Treadwell.)
I know Denard is injured, but I'm shocked(correction after the last 10 years I am more frustrated on the lack of imagination for this game each year I can no longer be shocked) that he did not attempt a pass in this game. After that 1st half the 4th down play was perfectly set up for a qb "oh noes". My understanding is that Denard has thrown in practice for 2 weeks and has warmed up before the last 2 games.
My question is for anyone who has been at the games the last 2 weeks. Has anyone seen him warm up? How bad did it look? Unless he was throwing the ball backward I think this was a horrid mistake. If he really can't throw worth a shit they should have let him throw a screen or heave it for a jump ball early to back them off. If he's just a little rusty then they should have sprung it in the 2nd half a few times.
On a positive note, Denard finished the game with 122 yards today including that explosive 67 yarder that was incredible to see in person. This brings his career total to 4,395 yards--just 85 yards short of Pat White's 4,480 with a bowl game left to play. I know a few weeks ago it looked like a lost cause, but I now think he has a great shot of doing it.
Anyways, just trying to bring some happiness to the board and I didn't see this posted yet.
As a side note, chill out people. Please. Yell at your cat or punch a pillow instead. Don't give these guys any more satisfaction than they already have.
I'm so sick of the media falling all over the Irish. I certainly would rather not hear about them every day for the next month.
Can a freshman QB lead the Trojans to a win? Does Marquise Lee make a Heisman statement tonight? Does the complete sham of ND's undefeated season come to an end tonight? Is it wrong for me to want ND's fans to feel the kind of sadness I feel after The Game today?
NO BORGES TALK IN THIS THREAD PLZ
Jerry Kill had another seizure, this one at halftime during the Gopher's game with Michigan State. He is recovering at home.