Just curious. I haven't heard much about him in the last few weeks. Can anybody help me out?
I think we have come to the part of the year where our DBs need to start shedding the WR stalk blocking that showed up big time at Indiana and continued through Illinois (not even putting Purdue into the mix since it was a messed up game). Avery hasn’t gotten the worst of it, but Rogers needs to be shedding Wisconsin WRs that will gladly clear out a DB for the ground game. I would assume our own WRs do this enough in practice against our defense, but we cannot be giving up the extra 5-8 or more yards per running play to a team that will gladly grind out long drives to keep our offense on the sidelines. James should have the arm length at 6’1”, but needs to muscle up this week in particular. Extra Barwis for you sir!
(Yes, I did make the reference since it was the first time I was able to do so in any post I have ever written. For you posters younger than Gen Xers, Google it along with Captain Kangaroo to see what the old guys had for TV shows, also, get off my lawn! Damn kids…)
Rittenberg updated the injury list about half an hour ago. I am interested in seeing the final injury list via Brian. Lewan is questionable, so he isn't out yet.
MICHIGAN (versus No. 7 Wisconsin)
- CB J.T. Floyd, ankle (out for season)
- LB Mike Jones, leg
- RB Teric Jones, knee
- WR Martavious Odoms, foot
- S Jared Van Slyke, clavicle (out for season)
- CB Troy Woolfolk, ankle (out for season)
- S Mike Williams, head
- OL John Ferrara, knee
- OT Taylor Lewan, head
- RB Michael Shaw, head
- DT Mike Martin, ankle
- LB Jonas Mouton, chest
First, about 'Scansin.
Hey der! Badger football injury report here - Ya, der too yet dontchaknow!
'Scansin runnin back John Clay is out. S'got a bum knee der. He'll be game time choice by da coaches. Montee Ball and James White ill be doin' all da chores for Clay.
Da Center Peter Konz is out too yet. He'll be replaced by Bill Nagy.
Tight End Lance Hendricks is finally upside right and comin' beck Saturdays from an ankle pain. Da coaches had 'im at da stop and go lights for a coupla weeks. But he'll be out der ketchin' dose dump passes in da flat, dontcha know. Yoo betchya!
Utter dan dat, we're good da go once der hey!
I am not brand new to this blog, but I admit that I haven't been around long enough to tally massive points. I have read a lot of good posts and gained a lot of insight to how the game is really played at the college level since being on this blog.
In my opinion, the "Michigan Nation" is one. We live and die together as the same creature and I had an idea that would help. Our beloved coaches are humans and are prone to errors here and there. On a weekly basis, I would love to see a diary that would lay a precise blueprint on how to beat our opponent each week.
For example, someone could do analysis that would dissect the offense and defense of the team we are about to play(In the same painful detail that is done after a Michigan game). Specific tendencies and certain match-ups that may be exploited. Maybe just one idea that maybe the coaches might not have thought of and maybe read here. I find it very possible this blog could help Michigan win football games. Another example, if the diary notices a running back squats a little differently in their stance on a run play, it could telegraph plays all day long or many other tendencies.
I could not accomplish this because I don't have the expertise nor do I have the time with 3 kids and being locked away in a cancer research lab. Anyway, it was just an idea I thought of.
During the non-conference schedule, I recall a goal-line play where Will Campbell lined up in the backfield as a fullback, and Michigan scored. I do not recall seeing that play again.
Am I right that it was used only once? Does anyone have a theory as to why it hasn’t been seen again? I thought it would be called much more often, given that it worked the first time, and it’s not a trick play that loses its value once the defense has seen it. A fullback Campbell’s size is going to be a force in short-yardage, practically by definition. It ought to work elsewhere on the field, too.