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Sorry if this has been addressed, but did Kovacs get hurt? (I was at the game). In the 4th quarter I noticed Furman at safety and wondered where was Kovacs. Then in the next timeout I saw him with a big wrap on his knee kinda limping toward the timeout huddle, and then he backed up again toward the sideline. Hoping this is just a tweak and they were holding him out. We need him next week.
Oklahoma @ WVU on Fox, Stanford @ Oregon on ABC at 8, and Kansas St. @ Baylor on ESPN at 8.
It would be best for Michigan if WVU wins, if Oregon wins, and if Kansas St. wins.
Strength vs strength. They know each other very well from their days together at Florida. So imo the key to THE GAME is going to be who adjusts better among those two. The Borges/Devin/Denard show will get us 20ish points unless Devin turns into a deer in headlights on the big stage at the Shoe (which I highly doubt will happen).
Will Meyer have a solution for Mattison's D? Or will Mattison's years under Meyer give him insight on Myer's O that can serve up some surprise answers?
I'm no expert, but that, to me, will be the key not just this year, but in years ahead. Do others agree?
So, TV during the game the announcing crew mentioned that Iowa's seniors were trying to go 4-0 against their "main rival." They did mention that it is not mutual, which, duh, but this was news to me none the less. I also figured Iowa viewed Wisconsin or Iowa State or some other corn school their rival (not Nebraska since they havent played much until recently). In terms of teams I know of, and assuming the announcers are correct, the teams that consider us their #1 rival are:
And then Notre Dame generally views USC as their main rival, although my coworkers (many ND alums) did mention that lately they've hated Michigan much more because of the nature of the 2009-11 wins.
Aside from those 4 teams, what other teams consider Michigan their "main rival" if any? Is there any other team in college football that is seen as the main rival of FOUR teams? Two I can understand, but 4-5 (depending how you view ND) seems absolutely ridiculous. Why on earth would Iowa/Illinois try to hitch up to Michigan when its clearly never going to be a legitimate rivalry?
After all of the complaining this year about Borges' playcalling, today may have been his best game yet. His strategy for Denard today was flawless and the offense moving forward looks to be in great hands with Gardner and Borges at the helm.