chance of bowl: 13.6%
Marvin has been moved for bowl practices and spring ball. This should be a final move for him. Personally I like this move. He started the year at Bandit, then was moved to OLB during the bye week.
I'll be creating a diary for this after the bowl season to compare which conferences did what. I'm always intrigued by the OOC schedule because it is the only 'true' comparison for the conferences. The bowl season is a small sample size, but it is good because these teams are perceived to be evenly matched, more or less. Here are the rankings so far this year.
- Big Ten (2-0) - 1.000
- Sun Belt (2-0) - 1.000
- Mountain West (3-1) - .750
- ACC (2-1) - .666
- Big East (1-1) - .500
- Big 12 (1-2) - .333
- MAC (1-2) - .333
- WAC (1-2) - .333
- CUSA (1-3) - .250
- Pac 10 (0-1) - .000
- Independent (0-1) - .000
This is not indicitive of the strength of a conference, as much as it is their performance against expectation. I called a 6-2 Big Ten when the bowl schedule was released, and was called a hopeless optimist. So far, so good...
DAYS UNTIL THE BOYZ FROM DA PAHOKEE CELEBRATE THEIR VICTORIOUS HOMECOMING!
I mean, do we really have turmoil? It seems most of the fan base is shitting itself because it has the perception that Michigan's football program is a rudderless ship. Objectively speaking, however, what has changed?
- DB said he was going to evaluate each coach at the conclusion of their seasons, and has stuck to his guns. He didn't hatch this plan two weeks ago, nor has he changed his course.
- I don't believe we've lost any recruits because of the alleged turmoil, despite the soft verbals and people supposedly looking around.
- I don't have premiums to Scout or Rivals, but I haven't seen anything that says Zettel would have come if the coaching issue was settled.
Seriously, am I missing something? While it would be nice to know (as a fan), I don't really think a lot has changed.
Happy New Year
Great article on the former UM QB and now Stanford coach. It basically talks about how competitive he is and has always been. Good stuff.