I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Ok, so let me preface this with a simple bit that I've never played football in my life, so consider this a plea for those with experience who would know better.
I see a lot of these swing passes or WR screens in college football - we run it a lot. Quick pass down the sideline, let the WR grab some YAC.
I've seen them both as cannons to the sideline and some slower touch passes.
Is this a route that a defender could reasonably jump? An interception here looks like a free pick-6. Also, the slower balls look a bit vulnerable and have a fair bit of hangtime. The cannon ones also tend to be pretty low.
How difficult would that be to do? I'm wondering both for the 'hey its something our D might be able to do!" perspective and a "Ohshit is this going to happen to us?" perspective.
BlueUPer (who doesn't yet have enough points - feel free to give him an upvote) found a great link to the Scout recruiting boards from Feb. 2009. It seems those dastardly coaches at Michigan were lying to Denard, telling him he'd have a chance to play QB. The nerve of them!
Direct from SpartanMag.com - the inside strategy on QB play for Saturday...
"So while the 6 foot, 193-pound Robinson will be required to continue his spectacular ways, Cousins will just need to be steady. Chances are, he will not be called on to win. Just not lose with poor decisions."
In another revealing quote, Cousins says, "I got a pretty up-close a personal account of what the rivalry is all about when I was in seventh grade in 2001,'' he said. "That was when Jeff Smoker completed the pass here at Spartan Stadium to T.J. Duckett to win the game."
Do any of us remember that play?
EDIT: "Bonus link - if you can call it that... http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-t25-michiganst-cousins
So said the headline in Rival's site. Are you kidding me? How so?
James has 712 yards and didn't play in one game.
Robinson leads the nation with 905 yards rushing (math is a little fuzzy, but that's more than James) and played less than one quarter of one game. Oh yeah, Denard also has 1,000+ yards throwing.
So, tell me again how James is closing the gap...
Doctors have amputated the right foot of Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker, who is battling complications from diabetes. That doesn't mean he won't be back for the Hawkeyes - maybe even this season.
Coach Kirk Ferentz said Wednesday that Parker's foot was amputated about two weeks ago. It's unlikely Parker will return for Iowa's next game, against Michigan on Oct. 17, but he could be back by the end of the year.
I knew that he had been in the hospital but I had no idea it was that bad. Read more.