things go poorly
Coach Rod said last week that open tryouts for the kicking position would take place this Friday (tomorrow). Just a question of strategy here (sorry if this has been raised): If the NCAA Soccer semifinals are on Friday night in California, and the finals are on Sunday, would it not have been more strategic to hold the tryouts on Monday or Tuesday?
I can't imagine that there is not at least one kid on that championship level soccer team who would not tryout at least to help us finish out the season in a bowl. Even just a kickoff specialist with a big leg that can get it to the endzone. A good soccer player can do that easily and has already benen in competitive situations.
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DAYS UNTIL FLOYD SIMMONS PUTS HIS CHARLES WOODSON MIMICRY TO GOOD USE!
Several of our new friends from Mississipi State have been a welcome addition to the board in recent days, especially since they provide insight on a team that most here don't know much about. One statement I've heard several times has piqued my curiousity:
And yes, this will be the best defensive front-7 you will be facing all year.
You're acting like you know what the hell you're talking about but Arkansas and Alabama don't have the best offenses in the SEC. Auburn and Kentucky do. If you think you have a better offense than either team, you're mistaken. You put up ~150 yards rushing against defensive lines that simply are not as good as ours, I'm sorry. Get over yourself and your team. Throw names out the door. It's not a "the SEC is better; we're the most storied program in the country" issue, it's a "Mississippi State is a better team this year; we got screwed on bowl selections" issue (Florida was picked 2 spots ahead of Mississippi State despite having a horrible season because of prestige points. We should be playing Florida State.)
This is something that kind of got buried in a thread that made its way to the third page of the MGoBoard that I thought deserved some additional consideration by the populace at large. So what say you, fine posters of MGoBoard, does Mississippi State have the best defensive line (or front 7) that Michigan plays this year?
Sorry if already posted, neg if necessary.
I think this speaks for itself.
"I'll put it like this: You put me in any of their offenses — any of them — and I'd dominate," Pryor said, when asked about the attention afforded the likes of Newton, Robinson and Persa. "I'd dominate the nation. What those guys do, that's what they're supposed to do in their offense.
"They carry the ball 30 times a game. I carry the ball maybe five times. There are times I didn't even run the ball in a game. You put me in any of their offenses, where I can run the ball and have a choice to throw, I would dominate college football."
I'm surprised that Pelini would ever want to leave Nebraska for Miami -- but what do I know? If he does leave, maybe our road to victory in the Schembechler Division becomes a little easier.