So looking back with the knowledge that Drew Brees is a Super Bowl MVP, does it make that 2000 loss to Purdue a little easier to accept? No, of course not, but knowing just how good Brees is do you chalk that loss up to the Michigan offense or defense?
Michigan offense: in the first half Michigan raced to a 28-10 lead but only scored a field goal in the second half before losing 32-31. That offense was stacked with Drew Henson, Anthony Thomas, BJ Askew, Marquise Walker, David Terrell, Steve Hutchinson, Jeff Backus, Jonathan Goodwin, Mo Williams, Ronald Bellamy and Bennie Joppru.
Michigan defense: adjustments? We don't need to stinkin' adjustments! History has shown the defense wasn't nearly as talented as the offense: the d-line had bupkis, while the back 7 featured Victor Hobson, Larry Foote and Jeremy LeSueur.
In retrospect I think you can say the defense acquitted itself much better than the offense. The defense just wasn't nearly as good which was made painfully apparent in THE HORROR (The Prequel) when it gave up 54 points to Northwestern. With that being the case giving up 32 to Purdue was a reasonable outcome for that undermanned unit. Brees was after all the Big Ten player of the year, Maxwell Award winner, and a Heisman finalist. And future Super Bowl winning QB and MVP of the game.
That offense on the other hand should have been able to put up much more than a mere field goal in the second half. Doing so would have allowed the team to run away and hide by outscoring the Boilermakers. A win in West Lafayette and the team would have eventually wrapped up an undisputed Big Ten championship.
Watching Auburn, looks like they run a lot of this. I seem to recall Florida running it too, with Tebow.... And RR running it with WVU.... yet it seems like we never have seen it over the past couple years at M.
Anyone know why?
Is it just a matter of not having a QB - yet - that has experience and the full playbook....so perhaps we'll see it with Denard this year?
I'm a sophmore in high school and I was just wondering how I get into the Michigan Marching band. I play the bass trombone, but i don't think that should be a problem. If any of you fellow band geeks out there would give some insight that'd be great.
I've listened to this soundbite a few times and I believe Kelly is taking a shot at D-Rob in this presser. Starting at the 1:48 mark a reporter asks Brian Kelly "How do you rattle a QB making his first road start, do you concern yourself with that?" Kelly responds "Not in the offense that they run, Their offense is obviously set to run the football." Then he basically says well he'll (Denard) throw the football 5 or 10 yards. Calls them "containable throws". Also says "If you fall asleep on him he can put the ball over your head". Then he goes on to say "the point I'm making is he's a Running Back"
Am I reaching here? Or is this guy trashing our QB?
I'm watching Auburn - Miss. St., and of course, Auburn has sent its band, although not the full band, just the pep band. I did a little research and it seems that All teams in the SEC, and several teams in the Big 12 (i.e. Texas) send a band to every game, although most road games are attended by the pep band only.
Why don't we have a pep band? If we did have a pep band, when did it exist? I know that there are some ex-band guys who could shed light on this (i.e. Bando).
It would not surprise me if this topic has come up before, so if there is already an existing thread, link it here and I'll ask the admins to bring this one down if they feel it necessary.
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