FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
I noticed that ESPN has begun reporting which players will be academically ineligible for many teams but Michigan has no reports yet. I know the coaching staff said they dont anticipate any problems but does anyone know when for sure they are released?
I am curious as to how many "should have been" touchdowns we had this year. Here are the requirements:
1) WR must have been open with no one between him & the endzone, or already in the endzone.
2) The pass to that WR must have actually been thrown.
3) The pass must have been either dropped, under/over thrown, or batted away
Happy hols, everyone. With the Gator Bowl just days a way, I'm wondering re the degree to which a big win or loss would influence opinions of RR here. In other words, would a win silence many in the anti-RR camp? Would a loss -- a double-digit one -- push many pro-RRs in the anti camp?
And what about the undecideds? It's my sense that most people are somewhat on the fence. I could be wrong -- I usually am -- but I just get the sense that a big win or loss would tip a lot of opinions. Am I wrong?
Saw this on rittenbergs blog. i know some people can't stand him, but i've always thought herbsreit was pretty honest wth his opinions. says some pretty telling stuff about his feelings on TP.
As an Eagles fan it is doubly enjoyable when Michigan men have an impact on the Eagles. This is a link to a Philly.com article about Jason Avant winning this year's Ed Block Courage Award for the Eagles. He is a solid guy who never puts himself first and is willing to do anything for the betterment of the team (most recently demonstrated by the crushing block during Jackson's punt return for a TD against the Giants). His efforts often fly under the radar but he is invaluable with all the little things he does every week.
Game 9 (no torrent, but Brian looked at their offense)
Game 6 (couldn't find a torrent)
Other than this being a Rivalry game, there's not much new to learn from it. Although Ole Miss does have a run first QB in Oregon transfer Masoli. Ole Miss was 1-7 in the SEC, only beating Kentucky and also lost to I-AA Jacksonville St.. They gave up nearly as many points as we did this year.
- #34 was being used to spy on Masoli. We can expect either #34 or #50 to be keying on Denard on just about every play.
- #8 was stripped of the ball for a turnover. Might be reproducible.
- Ole Miss gets the first TD immediate after with an inside counter
- #19 is getting more passes thrown his way this week.
- Every week, MSU's OC introduces a new series or a new wrinkle that they use 3 or 4 times that game that they hadn't used before. This week's addition is the screen to the RB which worked for big yardage.
- Relf gets a 70 yarder on that inverted option up the middle. Same play that I dissected from last week, except they ran it to the right. Didn't have the speed to take it to the endzone.
- #8 gets the TD against pretty soft man coverage. It's imperative our DB's shade inside the wide man, make relf throw the outside routes.
- Masoli has the Tebow wind-up on deep balls, I doubt he's a QB at the next level, not that anyone was thinking that.
- Aha, that's where Bumphis broke his collarbone. Relf threw a nice deep ball down the middle for about 40 yards and he came down on it wrong.
- Perkins scores on the "wheel of doom" play. Somehow I imagine this play spread across the college football world after everyone watched the highlights from our game against Illinois.
- #15 is playing some at CB. Haven't seen him on defense in a while. #42 is another new face as MSU is playing a lot of bodies on D.
- Relf threw up a duck when the RG got pushed back into him and he couldn't step up into the throw. Bad read too, throwing into double coverage
- Perkins gets a TD on the screen from about 35 yards out, just before halftime.
- 21-9 at the half.
- RT # 62 gives up yet another bad sack when he just let the DE go by untouched as he's focused on the delayed blitz from the LB. He's the weakest link on that line on pass plays.
- Perkins takes over punt return duty for bumphis (heh, "doody")
- #3 getting more PT with bumphis injured
- Perkins takes the sweep for about 30
- A bad mesh between perkins and relf results in a lost fumble
- Perkins takes another screen for about 70. Relf's passing yards from this game are going to be inflated since Perkins has nearly 140 yards receiving.
- Ballard has a slightly higher tendency to bounce outside when near the goaline. Like 10% instead of 1%
- 31-9 at the start of the 4th
- MSU's FG kicker missed from about 45, but he's been pretty consistent all year.
- Ole Miss gets a TD on the fake bubble slant. This bodes well for us.
- Ballard has been bottled up this week. Ole miss was cheating towards him. I agree with that philosophy. But they let perkins do too much damage
- #3 took the sweep that bumphis would normally do, but he doesn't have nearly the same speed. Couldn't get to the corner and had to cut up too early.
- Ole Miss got the ball with a chance to drive for a TD and tying 2pt conversion, but a chop block penalty snuffed that.