This was the first time all season that I have seen Vincent Smith look anything like (edit) the running back we all thought he could be . He still wasn't a game breaker with 9 YPC or anything, but multiple times, instead of running into the back of the OL and falling down, he bounced off the line and through the outside hole, hit the cover guy and got extra yards a plenty. He looked springy and fast and powrful and really.... good.
Did anyone else notice this? Does this signal a change? Is he finally able to trust his ACL again? Perhaps this is why Rodriguez keeps playing him as starter? Because he sees this in practice every week?
Can't believe no one else has posted this image yet (correct me if I'm wrong). I've been holding it in my back pocket for our Revenge Tour 2010, and although we're 1-3 thus far for payback, today's was very tasty and well worth the wait, IMO. We've still got 3 more chances for revenge! Let's enjoy this Revenge Win, and then focus on smoking Purdue in the coming week! Let's keep this Revenge Train arollin'! GO BLUE!
So Dee Arnett was rumored to be at the Michigan Game in the Big House today to see Roy Roundtree catch 9 passes for 246 yards, a Michigan Record. However, on Arnetts twitter he said:
Good mourning world.... I'm up early about to get some breakfast.. Surprise school was Boise state lol I hope they beat Hawaii GO BLUE (
It's pretty nice and quiet out here in Idaho.. Can't wait to see the blue turf later on.. Should be fun
Those tweets were from around noon today, which is right when the Michigan game was starting. His tweets make it sound like he was in Boise watching the Boise St. Game vs Hawaii. And is he using the GO BLUE in reference to Boise???
Also, Friday night his twitter said he was in Alabama...
Ok since everyone wants to know were I'm at... I'm in Alabama with homie saban
Is this dude just toying with everyone? He claims to have been in 3 states within 10 hours and 2 states at one time...
Can somebody bring some light to this?
Now that they have an additional 15 days (I believe) practice for the bowl game, do they have the option of reducing those practices to count towards the NCAA penalties? Considering they will (hopefully) have a lame duck defensive coaching staff and that it will be a 2nd tier bowl game, it seems like the practice time would be more valuable next year than this December.
Ok, Mgobloggers, the big win today got me thinking about our future. Help me out. So I neither have called for GERG’s job (unlike Brian, Dr. Saturday, etc.) nor would I be terribly sad if RR is fired. I’m a moderate. Still, I enjoyed today’s performance, and hope RR wins more this year and returns next year (wins are great for M).
What will it take for you to lobby for GERG? Everyone concedes the D is young. Demens, Vinopal, Avery, and C. Gordon all showed improvement today. Last year the D ended strong against O-state. If these young guys continue to improve, why not give GERG the benefit of the doubt much like RR?
I suppose you could point to the wide open wheel routes (2x) today as lack of coaching. But I saw adjustments today with 4 DL, Roh (finally) moved to a position of strength, and varied blitzes/rushes.
If RR gets a pass for 3 years of poor D, why not give GERG? I can’t say RR must be fired, and I can’t say GERG must be either based on injuries and more (eg. see B. Graham’s comments).
Does anyone know the extent of the injury to Henry and if we will be facing him or Robinson next week?