"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
Photo #5 from today's Battle for the Little Brown Jug: http://www.mgoblue.com/view.gal?id=102557
#20 TCU loses
#16 South Florida crushed by Pitt
#15 Baylor loses
#14 Texas A&M picks up second loss
#10 South Carolina loses
1 of #11 VT vs #13 Clemson loses
possible (likely) #12 Florida loses to #3 Alabama
edit: also one of #7 Wisconsin vs #8 Nebraska
I think for sure we jump South Florida, Baylor, Texas A&M and end up in the #15 range. I also think we probably should be considered one of the top 15 teams. If Nebraska loses bad, we could jump them as well.
Well, the torrent for the game from this afternoon is up at MGoVideo:
Let's start in the Illinois/NW game - trouble with the embed, so here's the link to Doc Saturday: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Video-No-the-coast-was-not-clear-for-Illinois-?urn=ncaaf-wp7203
I will also add Mark May's comments regarding Michigan's win over Minnesota:
"Michigan shut somebody out on defense? Greg Robinson wasn't up there calling those plays on defense, then."
This is your open thread for Nebraska's first Big 10 game and any other action you care to watch.
I'm off to re-read the Eleven Warriors LiveBlog. Buckeye tears have been so rare for so long that we shouldn't pass up any opportunity to enjoy them. Combined highlights for both teams included 7 of 30 3rd down conversions, 106 total rushing yards, 3 turnovers, 17 points, and 16 punts. Both teams have good defenses, but ugh, what a mess.
A couple people touched on it earlier but I'm almost ashamed of how excited i am about the DG wishbone formation. I think that Al borges was just testing it out to see if the concept was even plausible. Even though it had mixed results i think this was very vanilla version of what we could see moving forward. I wholly expect to see more and more of this in the future. There are two main reasons for this. First, there are so many possibilities. Having two athletic quarterbacks on the field just gives so many options (speaking of which think of a DG to denard option play). Second, this allows DG to get more game experience and its not going to be just scrub time. It puts DG on the field under pressure without distrupting our offense. DG is just too good of an athlete to be riding the pine for the next season and a half. Here's to innovation and terrified D coordinators.