Per ESPN, "Michigan State's secondary had a big-play problem in 2009. The Spartans gave up too many and made too few of their own."
"Consequently, Michigan State ranked last in the Big Ten in pass defense (267.6 ypg), pass touchdowns allowed (32) and fewest takeaways (14). The Spartans ranked second to last in the league in interceptions with just six."
Always nice to see Sparty falling short to us in some way, especially when its our biggest Preakness.
Dear MGoBlog community, My deepest apologies, my eyes worked faster than my mind on this one. However, in an attempt to rectify this imprudent oversight, I am editing the title, and will follow that up with the rationality, sparty has seen a fast improvemnt in their secondary, and we all know anything they can do, we can do better!
Apologize if posted already:
EDIT: CHIP Kelly
I just noticed this, sorry if I am a day or two late.
It is nice to see Mallory (um grad, 1988) having some success. I wish him well (just not too much since he is now back in the Big Ten)
Anyone have other Michigan grads/coaches that are in the news lately (not named JH)?
I don't mean to come off as a braggart here, but I thought you all might be interested in the holiday e-letter that I received from my new friend, Coach Rodriguez, and the entire Michigan football family. He sent me the below message last night to express his appreciation of my support of the program and to personally wish me a happy holiday season.
December 21, 2010
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
I would like to take the time to thank you for all your cards, letters and emails of support throughout the past year. I appreciate them all very much.
On behalf of the players and staff, Happy Holidays to you and all the best in the coming year.
Have a great holiday!
Rich Rodriguezand the Michigan Football Family
I guess its safe to assume that I will be getting lots of free tickets next year! So I got that going for me, which is nice.
DAYS UNTIL JEREMY GALLON
HOLDS ON TO THE DAMN BALL! TAKES THE DAMN BALL TO THE HOUSE!
I did a search of the forums and website and didn't find anything so I apologize if this has already been posted.
This link is the .pdf of RRs contract with Michigan, the USA Today must have filed a FOIA or something, its pretty interesting as it has his buyout and terms for dismissal.
In section 4.02 (e) the contract states: The University has the right to terminate the employment of Rodrigez for cause in the event of the following:
(e) Rodriguez is determined by the NCAA, the Big Ten Conference, or the University to have committed a major violation of the NCAA Rules, or to have intentionally committed any other type of violation of the NCAA Rules, pursuant to section 2.05 of this Agreement.
Doesn't this mean that the University could fire him without paying the $2.5 million buyout?
EDIT: I'm in my 4th year of med school so all this law talk confuses me and makes me feel like I'm getting sued, glad there are so many lawyers on mgoblog. If anyone couldn't tell by my avatar, I'm a big RR supporter, I just thought the actual wording in the contract was interesting.