landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
#8 - Michigan
QB Tom Brady 91 RB Ron A. Johnson 58 RB Leroy Hoard 43 RC Elroy Hirsch 72+ RC Amani Toomer 63 RC Anthony Carter 62 RC Derrick Alexander 56 RC Ron Kramer 50 T Mike Kenn 100 T Dan Dierdorf 86 G Tom Mack 91 G Reggie McKenzie 66 C John Morrow 60 DT Tom Keating 51 DT Dave Gallagher 27 DE Len Ford 99+ DE Curtis Greer 38 ILB Frank Nunley 49 ILB Larry Foote 34 OLB John Anderson 59 OLB Ian Gold 44 CB Ty Law 83 CB Dave Brown 73 S Rick Volk 77 S Randy Logan 68
Tom Brady and a very solid line make for a good offense despite a relative lack of superstar power at running back and receiver.
The defensive front seven is weak with the exception of Hall of Famer Len Ford, but the secondary is strong.Charles Woodson could be dealt for some help up front.
Happy to be 4-0. Happy the team is relatively healthy. Happy with defensive improvements.
However, I really wish DG would have seen more snaps. I know Robinson needs the game experience with the new O, however I feel that DG should be in the 20-30 snap count range... Not 3-5.
This was NOT meant to be a "2 QB system" post. Robinson is our QB and I am happy with that. This was not meant to say that I wanted DG to replace Robinson during meaningful game play. I DO feel that in the EMU & SDSU games, there were points where the game was well enough in hand to rest Denard and give Devin some snaps against teams that did not wear winged helmets.
Is it life & death? No. Does it mean I am unhappy with this season or the results? No. But, if Devin does get called into a serious game, I would rather him be trotting out with 15-30 plays under his belt then 3-5. Nothing more then that. I do understand the flip arguement, that it gave Denard and Borges more time to practice working together... to each their own.
Some key notes:
-Shaw did not take a snap at TB, but was healthy enough to play special teams (unless he had an in-game injury that I did not notice that kept him out after the 1st qtr - anyone????)
-Looks like R. Taylor switched from #21 to #6
-No new freshman got their first snaps (and, therefore, no new burned redshirts)
-Rawls did not take a snap (and considering Hoke's comments this week regarding his limited play against EMU is not enough - by the new rules (?) - to burn his redshirt)
-Obviously, Countess got legit p.t. this week (not sure if it was planned or due to Woolfolk missing time - anyone????)
-Shout out to T. Robinson for his work as gunner on punt team - was always on top of the returner on every punt forcing a fair catch or making the instant stop
-Noticed J. Furman (#14) on special teams for the first time this year making his way to the play
Who saw Lloyd Brady after Denard's first TD run on the SICK option play?
I'm having a coupla celebratory drinks....
....because life is too short to be a whiny little bitch when you're sitting undefeated.
I'm drinking Okanagan Pale Ale, my favorite beer. I'll probably have 18 or 19 tonight.
It appears that many of you spend enough time on this board that your 'moon cycles' have synched up.
We just covered the spread against a team that many people thought we would lose to (if I recall correctly, we have covered the spread each game this year). Our defense held a good-to-great offense in check (with a little help with said offense). Our QB ran for 200 yards and 3 TDs.
He may not have shown us much with his arm, but then again he never has. Before all you yay-hoos start creeping towards the ledge, let me say this - he's not AS bad as you think. I mean, damn guys, Denard has been put on a pedestal. It's ridiculous to come down this hard on a kid because we are starting to see he has flaws.
I'd ask the mods to declare martial law and lock down the site, but that would be a ridiculous thing to do after a blowout win against an above average team. Besides, most of the people complaining have enough points to circumvent a lock down. What boggles my mind, is that just yesterday I saw multiple people post that they would be extremely happy just to get a win; good, bad, or ugly. Liars.
It's great to have standards as a fanbase. It shows that we still expect Michigan to be an elite football school; that we have not sunk to a Notre Dame 'return to glory' mentality. But chill out a bit on here, okay?
Bunch of Brian Kelly's we've got here...