no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
Akers kick is short. 7-7 Minny vs. Philly
So our school colors are maize and blue, right? I found it interesting that when Rich Rod became the UM head football coach that the colors and uniforms were quite similar to those of WVU. The tradition of Michigan football has dictated that our uniforms remain loyal to the university colors.
But whoa, then Nike entered the picture and now Oregon (The University of, University of or whatever of anything of whatever) has something approximating 300 different football uniforms. WTF? WTF Phil Knight's influence on Ducks' ball?
So now Nike is the official sponsor of WVA and the blue mountain school seems have almost as many football uniforms as Oregon. They are wearing some uniforms in tonight's whatever bowl that appear to be colored white, black and silver, with just a touch of blue/yellow on the numbers. Is this Slut University Sports?
Then there is Notre Dame: the colors are dark blue and gold, but oh shit when the Domers really really need a victory before the old alumni crap their pants they wear green and some form of gold. This is yet another slut college.
Well then we have to mention Sparty University with Nike uniforms that are as goofy as are their academic/social/criminal standards. Just how many variations of shit green and white can one pathetic just above community college university have?
Maybe our last couple of years sucked, but we have the integrity of maintaining our colors and essentailly the same uniforms for the past 100 years.
It's been a few years since an NYD bowl game, but some of my superstitions are vaguely coming back to me. Though I have no idea if it has actually proven true, I firmly believe that if it snows in AA on January 1st, Michigan will win its bowl game.
Weather report for NYD in AA: 39 degree high, 50% chance of showers. Rain doesn't tell us anything either way, but we'll just hope it gets a little colder and we get a wintery mix.
I also firmly believe that if I am the first person to spill a drink at our NYD party, Michigan will lose its bowl game. Several years ago I bought a no-spill coffee mug that I put every drink into on NYD.
Do you have any bowl game superstitions you're excited to haul out of mothballs?
Hola and Happy Holidays to all the MgoBloggers out there!
I'm looking to stir the pot a bit…just kidding. There's enough of that right!
Surely Shirley ( Lesley Nelson R.I.P. 2010) Brian and the crew will have a thorough break down of the X's & O's with all the stats, trimmings, and fixings included but I thought we could use a light discussion on the key match ups and/or things to watch for during the Gator Bowl.
Coming into this season's opener we prepped ourselves against UConn's experienced defense and their stud linebacker - Greg Lloyd. We've run across a few more of these situations notably when Sparty (w/Greg Jones) came to town. The Bulldogs possess a stud of their own in K.J Wright. He's currently projected in the 3rd to 5th round of the draft (slightly ahead of Lloyd).
MSU has had plenty of time to comb through tapes on our offense so I suspect their coaches will have a well thoughtout scheme to stop Dilithium & Co. I'm presuming this entails KJ spying on Denard throughout the game. As noted in an earlier diary the Bulldogs displayed one of their best defensive efforts against Cam "I am the Rule" Newton. So they have some experience shutting down an active run-type QB.
During the game I'll keep a watchful eye for Dilithium's read on Mr. Wright. If we break his containment a few times early we could be in for a delightful afternoon. Watching a bit of film on the Bulldogs the strategy of a few teams was to avoid or run away from his side (KJ is usually the strong side backer). All things considered I don't see how that type of strategy figures into our game plan and as such the collisions early should be entertaining. "Who wants it baby, who wants it!"…"Get some…"
The Bulldogs have another stud on the D-line in DE Pernell McPhee. I guess I could have shown a bit of interest there but we've handled the line of scrimmage fairly well this season. No disrespect to McPhee (listed as a 2nd/3rd round draft pick) but I think we're in good shape handling the line of scrimmage. Besides, this McPhee was more interesting on the inter-webs! =]
So what say ya MgoBlog Community? What are your thoughts on the key match ups and personnel to winning this thing? It should be quite the "Dog fight".
Coming off the heels of the DJK "drug house" arrest(s) and Iowa confirming that players have been cheating their testing, news has emerged regarding suspended Hawkeye RB Adam Robinson:
Suspended Iowa RB Adam Robinson (941 rush yds, 11 TD) arrested and charged with marijuana possession
AFAIK, no information was given about his suspension and the reasoning behind this but these charges appear to be new. It would be crazy if he was suspended from the bowl for failing a drug test and then got arrested for possession during that suspension. FWIW, on December 14th, Ferentz said the following
While Adam has been cleared medically, he will not be participating in the upcoming Insight Bowl game as a result of failing to comply with team expectations and policies. Adam will have the option to rejoin the team when classes resume in January.
Fans of the Hawkeyes are quick to blame the coaching staff for these problems, most specifically for Ferentz's choice of graduate assistant in charge of running backs and wide receivers.