this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Brian Kelly announced that Dayne Crist will be starting at QB over Tommy Rees. Not wholly unexpected, but interesting nonetheless...
EDIT: Stats for those who are curious:
Crist : 174 of 294 (59%), 2033 yards (6.91 YPA) 15 TD / 7 INT.
Rees 100 of 164 (61%), 1106 yards (6.74 YPA) 12 TD / 8 INT.
Lite up at night looks pretty sexy
So I finally got my tickets to the Notre Dame game after spending weeks researching and watching the prices. I finally bit the bullet and threw down some serious cash to get them and I decided that if I was going to drop that kind of money, I was going to get good seats. That started me thinking:
What do you all think are the best seats in Michigan Stadium and why?
Personally, I prefer seats in Sections 24-25, somewhere around Rows 20-30. They are close enough to the student section to get a piece of my college experience but also a little closer to midfield. Rows 20-30 are close enough to the field to feel a part of the action but far enough up to see the whole field clearly.
What say you?
It can never hurt to hear more good things about Denard. This one coming from the Worldwide Leader...
"He’s completing a high percentage," Borges said. "He has no trouble making any of the throws. That’s what probably has been my biggest surprise. He can throw darn near anything you throw out. Now because he’s not the tallest kid, you’ve got to get him in position where he can see those throws. But in terms of arm strength, that’s a non-issue.”
A little stir crazy here and tired of reading about practice standouts. Need to see a real football game.
Rather than battle over MSU/UM head to head predictions, I offer my NDame vs. the State of Michigan predictions.
Sadly, I predict that Notre Dame will beat BOTH UM and MSU. Perhaps I have given BKelly too much respect.
I've been pretty consistent over the past 2 years the 2011 was our year. I still see us playing for the Big Ten Championship. ESPN Insider has a little article about returning starters. It's an Insider so some might not be able to see it. I'll just clip the last paragraph for you.
While the Boston College Eagles also fit our criteria, perhaps the best test case of the returning starter theory will take place in the Big Ten Legends Division. The Northwestern Wildcats and Michigan Wolverines bring back 16 and 18 starters, respectively, as well as their quarterbacks and starters at the offensive tackle, free safety and cornerback positions. Yet both squads are picked to tie for fourth in the division, while Michigan State and Nebraska are considered the favorites.
Clearly, more goes into a team's success than pure returning starters numbers, but both the Wildcats and Wolverines meet the profile of teams that could see their win totals jump by a significant margin.