I haven't gone back and watched the whole game or anything, but as the Minnesota game went on I started picking up Glasgow tipping the snap pretty much every time Gardner was in shotgun. As Gardner goes through his reads and players motion to new positions, Glasgow would be looking back at Gardner through his legs, looking forward for a second or two to get his own reads, look back again, etc.
Gardner would then stand there motionless with his hands ready to get the snap. Glasgow would then jerk his head up, give it a half-count, and then snap the ball. Every time, it seemed. It appeared to me like any defensive lineman could figure out how to time that snap very easily and come flying off the ball. I would like to believe the coaches picked this up if I could spot it from my living room. I'm sure the kid is not even conscious of it, starting his first game at center and all.
I'm not even sure how the shotgun snap is coached (silent? hard count?), but anyone with insight feel free to illuminate us all with your football acumen.
If you, like me, need to replace your ratty and ancient jersey and are putting it on your Christmas list this year, what number do you ask for?
I'm thinking either 87, 27 or 21.
With Notre Dame having played in Ireland last year and Penn State playing in Ireland in the upcoming years, I began thinking about whether or not I would want Michigan to play a game internationally. While I obviously wouldn't want to lose a home game, I personally think it would be extremely cool for Michigan to play a game internationally. An international game would allow for Michigan fans from outside of the U.S. to potentially see a game and would allow for foreigners to see Michigan play as well. Additionally, this game would allow me to do my two favorite things: travel and watch Michigan. However, that is just my opinion. What would the board think of an international Michigan football game?
Curious if anyone knows if there is some kind of list out there of what they play during warmups or during game at The Big House?
I think I remember hearing a mix of classics and todays junk being played during warmups.
I know Brian discussed the idea of not returning punts in favor of going for the block, but Kirk Ferentz recently said that Iowa may stop returning punts so he can prevent fake punts:
Ferentz is considering just sending a punt returner deep to catch the ball and do nothing else with it. Instead of sending blockers back to set up the return, the other ten players will remain at the line of scrimmage to keep the opponent from running a fake punt.
It's a bold strategy Cotton, let's see if it pays off for 'em...
On a recent trip to Liverpool to catch a LFC match I read about a certain pub by the name of The Albert which has a vast collection of scarfs from all over the world. After thinking about this I concluded no collection could be complete without a Michigan scarf. So I brought one over to The Albert which is basically on the grounds of Anfield (Liverpool's home stadium). So if anyone is in the area anytime feel free to see if you can spot the Michigan scarf and enjoy a good pint.