I'm not sure where the MGoCommunity is at, but I feel really at ease heading into tomorrow's game. The pit of the stomach worry from the last two weeks is now absent, and with 7 wins already achieved, I'm hoping to see the boys play with nothing to lose. I'd like to get a head start on Brian and submit this:
Win will cause me to: Sing the Victors and walk around the rest of the day with a smile so big, many would question my mental state.
Loss will cause me to: shrug, thank the seniors, and immediately move on to Ohio State week. I have no rational cause for my optimism heading to Columbus next weekend.
I'm interested in what the rest of you are thinking...What will a win bring to you? What will a loss induce?
I don't remember where I saw this, but it was to the fact that UM was working on still another big time opponent to fill one of the empty slots in the non-conference schedule for 2012 at home. Does anyone remember seeing this or have any further insight?
Does anyone have any insight on RR's rules regarding missing practice/injuries/playing time?
It appears he has an old school mantra if you don't practice all week you can't play, based on some personnel decisions this year. It seems that borderline guys never play. I must say he has perplexed me all year with his "this guy might play or he should be good to go and then not play". He seems right out of the B. Bellichick school of injury reporting.
The Mike Martin saga really perplexes me. If there is one guy on the team that has earned the right to not practice and then try to gut it out in the games it is Martin. If the reports of an ankle sprain are true you would think they would try to rest the ankle all week and then see if they could tape it and let him play. Then we hear he practiced fully on Tuesday. If he practiced fully on Tuesday I would think he is guaranteed to play, but I think we heard the same thing last week and he didn't play. If his ankle is still in bad shape why is he practicing fully?
Shaw this year was another weird one. If they are good enough to play a little than play them. Shaw played sparingly early in the Illinois game then late in the game he played a bunch and looked great. Not sure if that is a way to build toughness telling the kids if they want to play you better not wiggle your way out of practice, but I must say it is perplexing.
a former running back of some repute.
Nicole Auerbach profiles Woolfolk's "lonely journey" back from injury:
Woolfolk himself talks about his lupine ancestry:
That night I stayed up for hours pondering what was going on and what happened to me. Then I finally realized — I, too, was blessed with the gene of my family’s ancient tribe. Due to the fact that football is a competitive sport, my body felt as if it was being threatened by the opponent, which triggered the wolf gene to come out.