that makes one of us
Since we have NO IDEA who these guys are, here's a sampling from their game on Saturday. Crush 'em Blue. Make 'em shit their pants.
5 whole days until I can get my next Michigan Football fix, so I'm combing the ethereal 1s and 0s for something from the matchup last weekend that I haven't pored over 100 different times already.
I find a ND Fan parody video on YouTube and, completely out of the context of the video, I see this:
It turns out TD Jesus is really a Michigan fan when he thinks nobody is watching. If you want to see the whole video, here you go. Enjoy.
i can't help but think of all the clear endorsement opportunities for Denard with Jimmy John's-- you know- freakishly fast. Too bad that would burn his eligibility.
Now, a few choice highlights from the column.
I've seen quite a few “yeah, but's” from Buckeye fans regarding what Robinson has done to this point, and it's ridiculous. When things are being done weekly that have NEVER been done before, it almost doesn't matter who it's done against. And you can say whatever you want about the Big East defenses that Michigan has played to this point, but other quarterbacks have been playing Big East defenses for years, and almost nobody else has done what this kid has done.
There are definitely valid criticisms of Robinson's game, and believe me, I'm going to get to them. But don't try and diminish what he's done to this point. It diminishes what every other player has done previously. Give him credit, acknowledge his success, and root like heck for your team to stop him.
Nice way to start the column, no? Then he takes a dig at the intelligence of Michigan fans. Really? An ohio state guy wants to go THERE?
In the realm of “water is wet”, let's just all go ahead and agree that Denard Robinson is not going to survive the 28.5 carries per game he is currently averaging. Even the most Maize and Blue of Michigan fans will acknowledge this. (As long as you tell them what “acknowledge” means.)
Anyway, he goes on with some spot-on observations, some obvious hyperbole, and a (un)healthy dose of buckeye bias and smack talk. He ends fairly positively for Michigan, though:
Come November, good teams will be much better equipped to control a lot of what we're seeing now from Michigan's offense. But I also think come November, we'll be seeing a few new things from them as well.
At that point, it's anybody's game. It will still come down to execution, and the Wolverine offense finally seems to have figured some things out.
I ask because literally 10 of the 11 Notre Dame defenders were blocked - everyone but the backside DE. I looked back at Brown's 90 yarder against Eastern from last year and, besides being against Eastern, a lot of Eagles took themselves out of the play. Against Notre Dame, Denard found a hole before it existed, and then had GREAT downfield blocking, including the double pancake by Omameh.
Any lessons in Michigan football history are encouraged.