that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
I really like the announcing crew of Spielman and Meyer. Not often I feel like I learn something watching a gamer, but they do a great job of doing an insta UFR on replays.
Today was extra entertaining as Spielman played the role of B. Cook just pounding the fact Denard needs to run and run from the gun, Meyer was entertainig as the grumpy old blue yelling get off my lawn, turnovers.
When Meyer was pounding Denard for thye pick, Spielman asked if he would pull him sarcastically, when Meyer actually said he might Spielman spent the next 2.5 hours needling him every cahance he could.
Spielman must be amped for the game next week, because he was on fire today, making fun of Urban and Michigan while dolling out some good insight.
As all the Urban Meyer speculation came down today, I couldn't help but actually worry about his physical health. To step down from a job as good as Florida, he had to have realized that his health wasn't great. When it comes to problems with the heart, things really don't change that much in a year. I'm no expert, but having watched my Father work for years to improve his heart health, I have seen the work it takes.
The stress the SEC can put on a coach is terrible, that's a certainty. While tsio is not in the SEC, their fan base is equally as demanding, and a great deal more vicious in dealing with a loss. The pressure on him will be the same as it was in Florida, and the added pressure of the sanctions certainly will weigh heavily on him. While it certainly appears that he will eventually take the job, one has to wonder if it's the right decision for him. As a football fan who respects his body of work, I would like to see him take more time off to get his heart right. That has absolutely nothing to do with my fear as a Michigan fan, for him taking the job at tsio. Truth be told, I don't think it would be the match made in heaven most buckeye fans anticipate it being. That being said, I think it would be a disaster, and the toll it would take on Urban wouldn't be worth anything they could offer him.
Don't do it, Urban, it's not worth it.
First, great win today! The team looked great in multiple facets. Hoke and crew has got this team firing on all cylinders the last couple weeks.
I am not trying to be negative here, just trying to come up with answers to some questions relative to our FG kicking. The group of guys seated near me today were talking at halftime about how Michigan has struggled with FGs for several seasons now but that how it hasn't cost us at the end of a game. Clearly it hurt us last year during games and changed our strategy but we couldnt think of any last minute losses.
Essentially, we had three questions:
When is the last time we made a 50+ yard FG?
When is the last time we lost because we missed a last minute FG? (Could be Toledo in 08 or App St in 07)
When is the last time we won on a last minute FG? (We came up with Remy Hamilton against ND in 94 - there has to be a more recent one than this).
Would love to know, these arent easy questions to google.
Go Blue! Beat the Bucks!
The differences between the last couple of years are simply amazing. Totals are through eleven games.
Michigan has scored 91.3% of last year's total through eleven games while allowing 46.1% as many points. The turnaround on defense is staggering.
Michigan needs to score 42 points next week to tie 2010's regular season total and average only 28ppg over the next two to eclipse last year's overall point total.