Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
This tremendous article before the 2009 season was probably a little premature in its hope, not that hope wasn't welcome. But the conclusions he made then apply much more now, and the role players required seem to line up with our expectations:
In short he says you need a blistering QB, two dangerous runningbacks, quick, dependable slots and the ability for the QB to get the ball to those slots properly and on time. Plus it goes without saying but it's all about the O-line.
Fast Denard runs fast and can manage to get the ball to the slot receivers on time like Pat White.
Odoms and Rountree are proven slot machines (even if Odoms is outside for now), Kelvin and Stonum will at worst fill out the productive, high yards per catch but fewer catches WRs on the chart.
Shaw plays the speedy slaton, Vincent plays the productive, receiving second back. We know they're capable of that even if Vincent can be caught from behind by DSU.
And while the article said we had the depth and returning O-line last year, we found out quickly we didn't. It's much easier to claim we do (Though Molk going down would still be devastating) this year and hopefully they make the skill players look like WVU players of old.
It's not news that the factors are there, but the article is probably still a much more concrete read for people thinking that Michigan won't show any progress this year, especially since the young but talented players that are supposed to fulfill these roles have actually played a little.
Anybody watching this game? 34-16 USC.
I watched some of this game. The Terrelle who showed up for Oregon in the Rose Bowl was in evidence vs. Marshall. Next week will tell if OSU is championship worthy, but in general they looked pretty good. Moeller, Rolle and Chekwa all played well (I didn't see all of the game but Heyward was not a huge factor??). Any other insights from this game? I missed the best of the first half.
-Renaldo Sagesse will be kicked off the team for violating the Athletic Department’s strict “Avoid the Noid” policy.
-In an attempt to further make their presence felt in the state of Michigan, Mark Dantonio’s Michigan State Spartans will defect from the Big Ten to the MHSAA’s Genesee Area Conference.
-Two days after being kidnapped by Eric Lindros for the weekend, Demetrius Hart will commit to York University.
-In order to chase his political dreams, David Brandon will announce his retirement at the end of the year. His replacement will be La-Van Hawkins.
-Michigan’s patchwork secondary will prove highly serviceable. This prediction is based on nothing whatsoever.
-By the middle of Big Ten play, Michigan’s football team will have morphed into nothing more than a platform to promote Domino’s sensational new pasta bowls.
-That cherished victory against OSU will come this season. Oregon will annihilate Oregon State 45-17.
-The BCS will once again be embroiled in controversy when the season finishes with Ohio State ranked number 1 in the Coach’s Poll, Alabama ranked number 1 in the AP Poll, and Iowa ranked number 1 in the penal system.
-After he is named a First Team All-American at year’s end, Mike Martin will declare for the WWE draft.
-Michigan will finish the season 13-0 and capture their first national championship since 1997. Sadly, this historic run will be lost on future generations when my Playstation’s memory card becomes corrupted.
We all know we are playing a good team from the Big East.
Is there anything we can take away from the Utes dominating (out-playing not scoreboard) what is suppose to be the best BE team in Pitt? Or am I grasping for straws here?
This game is on versus for those wondering.