i refuse to even consider this a possibility
so, just in case you were wondering, it has now been 4,754 days since an amateur Ohio team beat Michigan on a football field.
[note: the title is intentionally vague. i don't know how many people's hearts can handle the excitement of that number without a little front-loaded annoyance to moderate the awesomeness.]
Although it has not led to any commits at the moment, the Ohio game has done wonders for recruiting. Here are a few reactions via twitter (thanks to scoutexile for the first few twitter updates):
@thekidTC33 Taco Charlton
"Offered by Michigan and good relationship with there coaches are making me lean towards Michigan with the win today for the 1st time ever!"
erikmagnuson77 Erik Magnuson
"Wow what a game. Now the fun begins with @IamJoshG (Joshua Garnett). Going to detroit? .... Maybe :) depends how hard I want to party I guess haha"
@Mucho_Deniro De'Niro Laster
"UM is my top school so u know who I'm riding with"
LoganTillman Logan Tuley-Tillman
"Greatexperiance 2day it was crazy dwn there on the feild after;the fans almost ripped my jacket off yellin at me 2cum2 michigan ha#gudtimes"
b_price54 Billy Price
"Thats what im talkin bout babyyy #buckeyenation"
(I wouldn't expect a commitment anytime soon)
"Just met jake long! Makes me look like a baby. He's must wear a 4xl glove"
(All of his tweets have been very positive about Michigan, he seems quite impressed)
Shaq Wiggins when asked if he committed
"lol naw not yet was close though but yea had a good time."
Steve Wiltfong of 247 also tweeted
"Top 247 ATH Ben Gedeon has a leader following his visit to Ann Arbor for the Michigan-Ohio State game."
(It links to a paywalled thread on Wolverine 247, but you can figure out which team it is)
I don't know which is funnier, what Davis said or the buckeye reaction...
One More! Make fun of something called "the cook" a fun dance which apparently one our players do... and make fun of our coaches weight... stay classy buckeyes
I started thinking after this game, just how good Denard can be in this offense. He has showed over the past two weeks that he is capable of making all of the throws, and playing games without many bad reads (I dont remember any today). Now throw in an offseason with Borges... and we could have an all B1G QB on our hands. Not all B1G back, all B1G QB. Borges has been making a lot of first year bumps that will come with his offense, and a perfect example that he uses is Cade McNown. In Borges' first year with McNown, he was last in the Pac10 in passer efficiency. In Borges' second year, he was first in the nation.
The other part of it, of course, is Denard's legs. Not only does this mean he can scramble, but it means the other team wont rush as much. His TD pass to Odoms was a perfect example; the DL was too focused on being gap sound to get any pressure, Denard had all kinds of time, and he made a perfect throw.
We have already seen throughout the year what Borges' coaching can do (compare Denard's footwork early in the year to what it was today), I can't wait to see what it will do over the offseason. Hemmingway and Odoms will be missed, but we get back Stonum (a deep threat we didn't have this year), and possibly a potential impact freshman in Diggs. With Fitz entering his RS Junior year, and much of the line coming back... could we see improvement? I don't think its a stretch to say that this team could improve in every phase next year.
Wish I could have been at this game. Post your videos from The Big House here.