Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
While we are celebrating our bowl eligible incredible win, I'd like to take a moment out to tip the Maize and Blue hat to Joe Paterno. 400 wins at one university is one heck of an accomplishment and the way coaches come and go, may not happen again at a major university for a long time. It's absolutely amazing. I can only hope I'm as firey and able when I'm in my 80's. Congrats Coach! You deserve it.
350 points scored so far this year.
The highest scoring Wolverine team outside of Yosts 1901-1905 teams was in 2003 with a total of 460 including the Rose Bowl.
4 games to go, 111 points. 27.75 per game. @ Purdue and tOFU, home vs Wisc and Bowl Game X.
I think we'll see our highest scoring team of the last 100 years and yes, I'd rather consider that than the other side of the ball.
PATs are something that generally get taken for granted. But I just wanted to point out that Seth Broekhuizen delivered EIGHT of them on Saturday, plus a field goal. It's not terribly uncommon for this to happen in college football... there's usually a team or two that puts up 56+ every week. But given how maligned our kicking game has been this season, I thought Broekhuizen's performance today was worthy of mention. I suppose you could argue that the one FG he barely missed today kept us from going up by 2 scores, which might've allowed us to win in regulation. But come on, the 3OT bonus coverage was the most fun I've had in the Big House all year!
The fact is, we needed every single point that Broekhuizen kicked today. How 'bout let's show the kid a little MGoLove!
Schemes, talent, "young talent", experience. I don't know enough to sort it all out. Even despite the injuries and defections, Rodriguez has three classes of recruits out there and they seem to be totally clueless at times about where they are supposed to be. Fundamentals like tackling, etc have been discussed ad nauseum.
As to how much GERG is responsible, I had the thought today that perhaps GERG is not a good "college" coach, despite his success in the NFL. The difference is that an NFL DC has nothing but extremely disciplined and accomplished professionals at his disposal. He does not have to coach fundamentals. If they don't have that already, they have no shot at the League. Scheme on the other hand is where NFL DC's separate themselves. Maybe GERG is good at scheme, but not able to communicate and teach the basic fundamentals of sound football to young players.
I just wanted to share the video of Floyd Simmons' epic block on Stonum's kick return (the one with the lateral). It's in annoyingly slow motion and has some obnoxious ringing in the background, but it still looks really cool. Watching it in the stadium today, I totally forgot the play and just kept watching Simmons celebrate the huge hit.