Mike Lantry, 1972
Hey Mgoblog community,
I am going to my first game at notre dame stadium, and was wondering if there is anything I should expect going to an away game, in a maybe hostile environment
What is your game plan?
On offense, I would pound the ball up the middle and see if M can stop me.
I would attack the linebackers with short routes over the middle for 8 yards.
I would try to confuse the rookie defensive backs and beat them long.
If they are playing 8 yards off the line, I would throw 5 yard out-routes all day.
On defense, I would try to pressure the young quarterbacks into making mistakes.
Penetrate the line of scrimmage and break up the running game.
Put in a "scrape" to stop the read option.
I would assign 1 linebacker every play to stay in front of Denard.
I would pressure M's rookie punter and place kickers.
First, I want to apologize ahead of time if this has been discussed before. I don't read all of the threads and a search of this topic turned up dozens of threads. If it's been discussed before, someone just send me in the right direction thread-wise. Thanks
So I'm wondering what's so bad with having UM, OSU in different divisions with them playing the last game. I know, I know - then they might play each other again the next weekend in the B10 Championship game. But is that all bad? I personally don't have an issue with it, does anybody out there have a problem with it?
Wouldn't it be similar to the CCHA situation? UM played MSU in a best of 3 series in order to advance deeper into the CCHA playoffs. I know we're talking about two different sports here, but the fact is, immediate rematches happen sometimes in college sports during the "playoffs". Thus, I don't see an issue with UM, OSU in different divisions playing the last game.
So I'm thinking about buying a couple tickets to the game this weekend. It'll be the first time in probably 10 years I'll have been to a game.
Is there an official MGoBlog tailgate area? I've perused some of the threads re:tailgating, but don't know that I ever saw a whole lot of definite.
Instead of packing for my move back to Michigan, I've been procrastinating all weekend by watching a slew of high school football games on the ESPN channels.
-Folsom (CA) v Grant (CA)
-Plant (FL) v Manatee (FL)
-South Pointe (SC) v Northwestern (SC)
-Steele (TX) v Madison (TX)
-Good Counsel (MD) v St. Xavier (O-H-N-O)
After watching these games I've quickly jumped to the ill-informed conclusion that our Florida pipeline will help resurrect our program. By far the most impressive team that I've watched thus far was Manatee, who, despite being a huge underdog, absolutely wrecked Tony Posada's Plant squad. The athleticism that was displayed in that game was amazing, and none of the other teams I watched came close to matching it. If our coaching staff can continue to bring in these Floridians (I'm talking to you, Dee), I think our team is really going to take off.
OSU commit Braxton Miller will be playing in ~20 minutes at 7EST on ESPNU for those that are interested.
Anyone else watch these games? Any additional thoughts?