Peppers at 10, which seems low.
Henry Poggi was at the game today, and that is a huge visit for Michigan. He keeps his visits really quiet, so looks like not everyone knew about it. This guys offer list is going to get huge, and it is already impressive. I think it's scary that I have friends that recognized him at the game, and can barely remember their wives birthdays. Really puts life into perspectie for you.....
We were hearing all week that more freshmen were going to play in this game. We will learn more about how they did when Brian does his UFR, but I was pleased with what I saw out of them.
Countess got the start for the first time. We pretty much already knew what to expect with him after the last few games, but he certainly didn't dissapoint. He just always seems to be in the right place. Dare I say he is the best corner back out there for us right now? Not sure if they are just going away from him, but teams seem to be picking on Floyd more.
Not sure how much of this is Purdue's Offensive Line, but Frank Clark looked like an absolute beast out there today. He seemed to be in the back field on every play and he appeared to be taking great angles to not let the QB outside.
Desmond Morgan also impressed me. He too seemed to keep contain better then previous players at his position and at least appeared to be more aggressive at attacking the ball.
I saw Brennen Beyer out there quite a bit, but I didn't "feel" him to quote a term from Hoke. Cant say rather he did well or poorly.
These were all just observations I had with limited angles from the TV broadcast, I look forward to seeing Brian's UFR to see how well they all actually did.
What do you think? Did anyone see anything differently, or were there any players I missed?
I suppose the announcers got their info from the Penn State athletic dept. It would have just been too painful to store information about the beatdown.
I wanted to actually see how successful our two-QB formations had been relative to the average yards per play in each game they've been used. A cursory look and this is what I found:
Fritz: 7.0 ypp vs. 7.9 ypp for the game
Denard Jet: 5 ypp vs. 6.9 ypp for the game
Denard Jet: 9.3 ypp vs. 3.7 ypp for the game
So in general, it actually hasn't actually been as successful as I thought. Although, today the packages were very successful aside from the INT.
I didn't catch his name, but a special teams player for Arkansas had a completely disgraceful hit on special teams today. The Vanderbilt returner had signaled for a fair catch, and the ball was no where near him, and the Arkansas player just destroyed him while he was signaling for a fair catch. I can understand emotions getting the best of a player, but to continue to taunt a player you injured after your illegal hit, is classless. I despise Petrino already, and this just continues to show the lack of team discipline his players have shown in the past. This was probably the most disgraceful, and illegal hit I have ever witnessed in college football.
Edit: The players name is Marquel Wade
As Nebraska continues to beat the hell out of Sparty I sit back and reflect on how many oppurtunities we blew against those schmuks, but that games in the past. With seeing this im assuring myself about how bad Msu is on the road Im not to worried about winning the legands divisions. They still have Iowa and NW on the road. We are alot better than alot of people on here say, I dont see any reason why we dont win the rest of our games....especially with the toguhest of them being played at home where were lights out....G.B.O.D