this guy evidently hired to work for AD
Vincent Smith continued his good play for the second straight week. It looks like he's finally healing up from that ACL injury he suffered last year. Thoughts?
I've seen this called incorrectly in several games in the past week, and it's something that really bothered me today when Michigan was flagged for delay of game after advancing a punt. According to the NCAA rulebook (http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/FR09.pdf) Rule 2-7 article 2 states:
"A valid signal is a signal given by a player of Team B who has obviously signaled his intention by extending one hand only clearly above his head and waving that hand from side to side of his body more than once."
Using a signal similar to an incomplete pass is quite common, and by definition is legal. This is pretty cut and dry, I'm not sure why multiple officiating crews struggle with it.
Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein's twitter, NU's QB Dan Persa is out for the rest of the year:
Fitz on persa: ruptured achilles. Out for remainder of season. Surgery tonight. What a blow.
Huge loss for the Wildcats. Persa was arguably the best all around QB this season in the Big Ten. He MADE PLAYS. Lots of them, including several key plays to lead them to victory over Iowa today.
While we're enjoying the deliciously ugly Purdue win I wanted to bring up another win, this one for Brian and MGoBlog. Does anyone remember the back and forth between Brian and BHGP, when our fearless leader predicted that Iowa would run out of luck this season after all the lucky bounces in 2009? Looks like Brian was right, no?
Brian 1 BHGP 0
P.S. Will someone make up for my depressing laziness and post the link?
For all the crap that has happened this off season, there are 1000 reasons why this season could have completely gone into the tanks. From losing 3 recruting classes worth of Secondary players, to the NCAA investigation, all the questioning about his job, continual rotation of injuries... RR has our boys 7-3 with a garunteed winning season and a bowl game.
This is not where we want to be as a final product. It has not been pretty. However, these are steps in the right direction of getting there, and I am looking forward to seeing the product that steps out onto the field in 2011-2012, and us making a run for the first championship in the new Big X(II).
Now, let's get our heads wrapped around Wisconsin coming to town next Saturday, and the chance for an 8 win season!