Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
So apparently CFN thinks this is going to be a relatively low scoring affair despite the fact that RR scored 179 (roughly 45 a game) points in 4 meetings against Edsall at WVU.
CFN is basically a useless site, but I figured I'd add this as fuel to the fire. If the score does end up in the low 20s, I guess it does not bode well for Michigan. However, it would mean that both of these young defenses would have to play really well. That seems doubtful.
Edit: Doubtful that BOTH defenses play well. Not that the Michigan D holds UConn to 23 points, because I think that is actually quite possible.
UConn depth chart for the game this Sat has been released. The official version can be found in the link below:
Couple points of note:
* Shoemate has not been able to crack the top two - currently listed as the third guy as TB (although with an OR)
* After the injury to their starting DE, the current lineup looks really small - one of the starting DE is 225 and his backup is 237.
* They are breaking in new Punters - both guys on the chart are redshirt Freshman.
* Same FG kicker as last year - who was pretty meh - 1/3 from 20-29, 4/9 from 40-49.
* 3 True Freshman, 8 Redshirt Freshman on the chart.
Do you see anything significant there?
It is game week and I am jacked up. However, with the rededication taking place Saturday, I have some questions on times. Ever since my dad started taking me to games back in 1994, every opening weekend, we would go watch the drumline at Revelli Hall. As a student, I have continued this for the first game every year to watch the drumline. They usually come out about an hour and a half before kickoff. So my question is, with the festivities being held before the game, what time will the drumline be playing? Also, what time will the rededication start? I want to make sure I am in the stadium to see it all. Is the schedule online somewhere?
I hate to create a post just for this but I cannot find where there might be info on a RR presser today. Is there not one until next Monday? Last year was there one the week before only because of the reaction to the allegations? Thanks for any info!
In a large booming voice from the sky:
"Band, Take the field!!"
The greatest marching band in history pours out of the tunnel at 220 bpm, eventually folding out into the fanfare M
The band moves up and down the field, playing The Victors, Varsity, and The Yellow and Blue
In the north endzone, the drum major does his famous back bend to rile up the students even more
109,901 (or is it 115k?) rise as one, cheering on as the band returns to midfield, and forms up for the entrance of the team
A hush comes over the crowd, it is all of a sudden very dusty, as Brock Mealer makes his way out from the tunnel... a hush erupting into a roar as 109,901+ Cheer on his immeasurable spirit
109,901 Cheering, ready, ready for another year, football is back at last... It's happened before, it will happen again, but never quite like this. The rededication. Brock, Our readiness to avenge games from years past... the Victors blares from the band and the team storms the field, hitting the banner, and ready to make us all proud
Hi of 71 degrees with a 10% chance of rain. That is a great opening day temp!