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Dallas Crawford just reportedly went blue. Via chatter I am reading...
Sammy may be a little worried about the weather. Clemson still leads for him.
I just got home from watching the Thursday night game with three friends who went to State. Before the season two of them bet me and another Michigan guy dinner at the Capital Grill that the Wolverines wouldn't make a bowl this season. I was really looking forward to tonight, since the dinner bet has already been sewn up.
This visit was miserable. They spent three hours telling me how the spread won't work in the Big Ten (BTW- Auburn and Oregon are overrated and wouldn't be undefeated in the Big Ten). The 3-3-5 defense won't work against the physical lines in the Big Ten. We are a one trick pony with Denard. And we haven't beaten State in the two major sports in over 1200 days.
I almost want to put State in their place more than I want to beat OSU. I hope we can entice Casteel to join us next season. I truly believe he could take the talent we have, employ the 3-3-5 scheme the right way, and make us a formidible defense next season.
I have to see these guys again tonight although tonight's group will also include five Michigan guys (too bad none are MgoBloggers so they aren't very well informed) so at least I will have some support.
Sorry to vent (this site is really like a sanctuary for Michigan fans right now), I am so sick of not being on top. I am "All In", I just hope it doesn't take too much longer.
92 snaps, 33 first downs, 676 yards, 67 points and only 25:39 TOP. Seriously WTF RR you evil magician.
I've heard from someone I trust that Dallas may wait until after the playoffs to decide now. I'm not 100% on this, so I'll be checking with his coach tomorrow morning just to make sure.
This has no implications on how he feels about Michigan, just a schedule change. Nothing to worry about, just don't be surprised if it doesn't happen tomorrow.
Lou Holtz just said on the ESPN pre-game, in reference to the Cam Newton story, that "Under the Tarnished Dome" came out in 1989 and we went on and won 11 straight. Okay, sir spit-a-lot, it was 1993 you asshole. Please, besides for not spitting on my living room floor, get your shit straight. I am Michigan fan and I knew when the book came out. What a douchebag!
Big East on ESPN. How bad is it? Pitt is leading the conference with a 3-0 record. Their non-conference record? 2-3 with losses to Utah in overtime, against Miami who is not the goodt, and Notre Dame.
On the other side, we've got UCONN. We've seen how bad they can be. Hell, they couldn't even put up more than 10 points against one of the worst defenses in the NCAA. Despite tihs, they are coming off a fairly decent (by Big East standards) win over WVU in what was one of the ugliest games I've seen all year.
The line is Pitt -6, with O/U around 47.5. I want nothing to do with the line, but mark me down for the under.
For those of you with CBS College Sports, you've got the chance to catch the East Carolina Pirates at UAB (-1.5). Yes, that's UAB favored over ECU. Why you might ask? Check out ECU's box score against Navy. Yes, that's 76 points by Navy in regulation. Yikes.
Like Michigan, ECU also has a chasm between offense and defense. The Pirates are 7th in passing yards and 14th in points scored per game (36.4). For all that, they're 117th in points allowed (41.3). They don't run much either, ranking 94th in the NCAA in rush yards per game.
UAB isn't a good team. They're 3-6 overall with a couple close losses to Marshall (shootout), Tennessee (overtime), Mississippi State, and Florida Atlantic. They do have wins over Troy, UTEP, and Southern Miss (overtime). They are fairly balanced, ranked 43rd in both rushing and passing yards per game. Their defense is slightly better than ECU, but that's not saying much.
I like ECU to cover and win straight up. They'll be looking to right the ship after last week's embarassment. O/U is around 68, and I have no idea what to make of it. I'm feeling the over, but 68 is quite a few points.