B1G, if true
I was wondering if anyone here was on the field during the home opener and had been on the field prior to the renovations to give us a comparison of the noise level. It seems louder, and I felt like the 2 false starts had partly to do with the noise level, but was wondering if the field really was that loud and if there was a noticable difference?
Also, I loved having the band back. I know they were there last year, but with the piped in music, and the bands placement, it was really hard to hear them. I think the having the band miced (sp?) was a great idea, and definately made me feel more at home then the piped in music last year.
Article is behind a paywall but here is the conclusion:
Neither defense stacks up very well in this matchup. Crist should be able to exploit the Wolverines' vulnerable secondary by spreading the ball around the field to his strong corps of weapons, including Floyd and Rudolph. Notre Dame should also find some balance on the ground. However, Michigan's offense is playing at a different speed with a confident Robinson as its triggerman. The Irish simply do not have the athletes or depth on that side of the ball to contend. As a result, we like Rodriguez's Wolverines in a shootout at South Bend.
Prediction: Wolverines 41, Fighting Irish 34
Won't do this every week, but since it's just week two, and I was caught off guard last week, a friendly reminder.
If you missed it, it will certainly be on a podcast later.
I was reading the comments under the Defense UFR today and noticed a lot of people seem to disagree with how Obi Ezeh graded out. I saw someone suggest that Brian should do a UFR of a good West Virginia defense to see how the MLB grade out in those games.
I don't think Brian will have time to do this although it would be pretty cool. With that being said I went back and looked at the 2007 West Virginia scores and they didn't seem to have that great of a defense (although I know scores do not show the entire picture).
I was thinking maybe someone could do a diary on this subject. Since Brian is probably busy working on the offense UFR from UConn. I could do it but I'm afriad how I grade out wouldn't be how Brian does, and therfor the numbers would be skewed. Also, what game could I use?
Just looking for some suggestions on how we could get this done because it seems like an interesting topic for comparison. I have the time to do it, but need some suggestions.
"Free programs!" Remember when guys (usually right at the corner of Hoover and State) would pass out those little newsprint programs ("Michigan Football Guide") with a watercolor cover, preview of the game and predictions from Punt and Counterpunt? (They always used old-school cartoon team logos above the team rosters.) A couple years ago they scaled down production, going from printing them every game to something like four home games a year. I didn't see them for the UConn game. Anyone know if they'll be back? I hope so. They were great little reading material for halftime and quarter breaks.