So, I was digging around in the Sagarin rankings because I was impressed with the UMASS win over William & Mary two weeks ago. According to Sagarin, the UMASS (69) game will be more difficult than the following:
- Bowling Green (108)
- Indiana (91)
- Purdue (89)
- Connecticut (80)
- and Minnesota (105) if they actually played
While I do think Michigan has a right to be confident in playing a FCS team, I do not think this team should be taken that lightly. The CAA tends to be successful against FBS teams, and I would be willing to put their teams up against MAC and Sun Belt teams any day of the week.
Admitted bias given here.... but you take a look at these numbers:
Player A: 36/53 passing 419 yds 5 tds 1 int and 24 rush 107 yds 1 td thru 2 games with a 2-0 record
Player B: 29/52 passing 480 yds 4 tds 0 int and 28 rush 130 yds 1 td thru 2 games with a 2-0 record
Who are they? One is a Heisman "front-runner" and the other a 1st year QB on a talent deficient team. A = 2009 Tate Forcier; B = (obviously) 2010 Terelle Pryor
I just don't get the TP Heisman movement (obviously a part of some large scale Columbus men in sweater vests propaganda thing...). I get that he's a worthwhile talent. I don't get the Vince Young comparions, nor the idea he's good enough for Heisman. The talent around him seems to make up for too many "rough" parts of his game.
I'm not saying anyone in particular at Michigan is Heisman worthy (yet), nor do I have some "Tate" agenda (just used as an example). However, I don't get how TP is so highly thought of, when his numbers are NOT consistently (all year 2009 for example) any better than they are.
I've done some initial searching an cannot find any point spread or over/under for this weekend's game. I realize UMass is an FCS team so perhaps there is no official point spread. If this is the case, can someone provide an estimate?
Or since THE_KNOWLEDGE already knows the final score, maybe he can chime in with his thoughts. THE_KNOWLEDGE is a great man and shall leave all doubters in a trail of dust.
Thank you in advance.
My girlfriend is a junior transfer at UM this year and I'm taking her to her first game. Only problem is I can't seem to find anyone I know tailgating. I don't suppose there are any Mgobloggers willing to let us crash their 'gate? I can bring beer and grillable meat as necessary.
Just now on Sportscenter, Kirk Herbstreit shared a few thoughts on our QB.
Kirk: In terms of actual performance against quality opponents, he is on top. Most impressive over 2 weeks, long way to go though.
Denard also won the Capital One Cup Performance of the Week with 65% of the vote, Landry Jones of Oklahoma was second with 15%.
When I made this topic, I was hoping for something more interesting, but there it is. I guess that's why you wait til after these segments to make it =p
I meant to post this before the ND game, but I am still interested in finding out. My manager at work is an ND fan and claimed he "had no choice because he was Catholic." I was wondering how many mgobloggers out there have fought the urge to join in the tradition of mediocrity and root for the Wolverines as Catholics.
As an aside, the expression on my managers' face when I mentioned Saturday's game was priceless and his misery was delicious.