to play football, not to play trumpet
In an effort to help provide more general Big Ten coverage, here are two interesting (and schadenfreude-laden) items posted on Eleven Warriors today:
1) The Edge of Despair, on the State of Buckeye Football. Long story short, it's not good. I was at the first two games of Ohio State's current season, and a dramatic last-minute finish versus Toledo--Toledo!--is not in the Ohio State modus operandi. His description of the game environment, when corrected for OSU Tatgate bias, is accurate in many details.
2) Highlights from OSU-Toledo. The choice of song and tone is hilarious. Not pictured: Turnovers, throws to Tacopants, missing starters, repeated booings of Bausermann's throws to Tacopants. /notsayinjustsayin
Edit: Star Trek : Star Wars :: Denard Robinson : Notre Dame
Did anybody get a picture of Denard saluting the student section after the ND game? When he came back out and right as he headed back to the tunnel, he caught up with a few guys from the military and they all saluted. It was such an awesome photo opportunity, so I'm hoping someone on the board snapped a few pics...
It sounds like the SEC has accepted A&M's application. Not clear what happened to the "waiver of litigation" requirement, but unless I'm reading this wrong A&M is officially headed to the SEC.
When Texas A&M joins our conference, we don't have immediate plans for a 14th member. We aren’t thinking in terms of numbers. We think about the strength of the SEC and the attractiveness of Texas A&M as an institution.
So anyways, thanks to another blog (http://easterneagles.wordpress.com/ ), I have found myself in posession of a press pass for the EMU games. So I've been given a chance to take some better sports pictures than what I can get from the stands. Anyways, here are some pics from the last two EMU games.
EMU vs. Howard:
EMU vs. Alabama State:
But the cool part is that I will have a press pass for the game on Saturday, so I will be on the sidelines at the Big House. I can't wait for this opportunity.
So, today we found out that we're having a boy, which I'm totally stoked about. I would have been thrilled with a girl too, but it's our first child, so naturally I wanted a boy first. The great part is, that during the game Saturday night, my wife (A Notre Dame grad) made a bet with m.e After Notre Dame scored the go ahead touchdown with some thirty odd seconds left, I said Michigan still had time to at least tie this game. So high in her revelry was she, she told me that if by "some miracle" Michigan won, I could decorate the baby room any way I so chose, boy or girl. I had been jokingly threatening to decorate the room in Michigan colors and such even if it were a girl for months. The topper, was that I had made a comment that I was going to make a Bo Schembechler baby mobile above her crib. That every time it spinned, it says "The Team, The Team, The Team". Having no clue if something like that were even possible, she agreed. Turns out it is possible! I have a few engineering friends that I graduated with from Michigan that say it's easily doable. All we have to do, is find little stuffed toy heads of Bo, which aren't easy to find, but I'm sure we can do something.
Her face when Michigan scored was one of biblical hatred, Which was made it even better, when my friend informed her that the Bo Schembechler baby mobile was indeed possible. Her only consolation is that I told her I wouldn't hang a picture of The General, with the caption "To Hell With Notre Dame" at the bottom.Glorious night, Go Blue!
My main point is Denard will significantly improve in this system when we have a consistent RB. Fitz is the answer here. Smith is a help here too. Saturday Hopkins played his way out of the rotation hopefully. Mike Shaw had 2 carries for -3 yards. We converted 5 third downs rushing vs. 10 third downs passing.
Denard had 16 carries on Saturday. Let’s give Fitz a few games with 15-20 carries, Smith-5 carries or passes, and Denard 15. If other teams stack the box like ND did, we will continue to hit the deep ball with #21, #10, and #12.
Any M fan that’s crying for Gardner over Denard needs to rewatch the final 2 minutes of the game and shut their yapper (Matt Foley can motivate them to do this). These are the same idiots who wanted young Mallett in over upperclassman Henne vs. App State-ignorance blames the QB rather than the complexity that is the team.
The only thing I want to compare this year to the last three is our record on the field and the number of recruits we’re gaining w O-state offers. As of now we’re 2-0 with a top ten recruiting class. #28, #2, and the OL will step up and help #16 as he leads this team to 9-10 wins with both his legs and arm like he did on Saturday.