Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Graham Glasgow made some poor decisions with alcohol and is paying the piper for it, but not in the way you would expect. Instead of suspension or other conventional methods of punishment, Harbaugh made him move in with his Grandma.
The legend of Harbaugh continues.
This is just too sweet. Thank god he's doing it to a different traditional powerhouse this time.
On 22 first or second downs, the Vols ran the ball 20 times and passed just twice. They got too far behind the sticks, and ran rinky-dink running plays.
This is a scared-to-lose offense. It's an attempt to burn as much clock as possible, but when it fails, it has the opposite result, ending drives quickly without moving.
Greetings fellow Michigan faithful.
I'm thinking the keys to winning Saturday are framed with very little room for error.
Northwestern is a very dangerous team. They have confidence, solid leadership, very good personnel; and what stands out the most to me is that they're being somewhat disrespected by all the media pundits picking Michigan by a comfortable margin. I think this team is going to come into the big house with a big chip on their shoulder and throwing haymakers.
Here are my keys to victory:
1. Come to knock them out. Michigan has to match blow for blow early and throw their own knockout punches. Finishing this team early is the ideal outcome.
2. Efficiency. Every opportunity will need to be seized.
3. Focus. Michigan has to have complete focus on each down. Receivers need to see the ball into their hands and the DBs must catch the INT balls thrown their way.
4. The next step for the defense is to score the ball. Pick six, safety.
What do you guys think are the keys?
The Northwestern hype train will be making it's final stop at the Big House on Saturday.
Thought this was pretty interesting. A few choice quotes:
1. Against Rudock, the Wildcats won't change their game plan: they'll hope to get pressure with their front four while allowing short yardage passes underneath and tackling consistently. Northwestern has been very good about not allowing people get behind the defense, and once the pass goes short, tackling has generally been solid.
2. [Quarterback] Thorson's biggest issues have been turnovers and short pass accuracy. But he's improving, and any Northwestern fan has to be optimistic for his future in the program. I would expect something like this from Thorson against a very good Michigan defense: 14-for-24, 155 yards, one touchdown, one interception.
3. I'm taking Northwestern, 16-13. There's something special about this team. They have a certain mental toughness that has been missing the past two seasons. At halftime, it's 10-7 in favor of Northwestern. Heading into the fourth, it's 13-10 and the Wolverines tie it up at 13 about midway through the quarter before Jack Mitchell (who's great in clutch situations and not quite as great in other situations) comes through with the game-winner. The Wildcats' luck finally changes on the back of another solid defensive performance.