This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
In the background, during the Mattison interview (at about 4:10), two players are doing a dril. It sure appears like they are just rolling around on the ground.
Anyone else notice this? Is this normal?
We have just gone through all our analysis and breakdowns of last year, interviews with our players, interviews with opposing players and pressers/interviews with coaches that highlight a few themes:
1) Our defense had poor technique and fundamentals
2) Players did not know why they were executing in the scheme so it affected decision making
3) We had miscast players in certain positions in addition to our defense lining up in seemingly odd ways, to the point of players requesting correction
For a man who did not recruit so he could focus on scheme and fundamentals (shin angles, it is all about shin angles) how could GERG allow both areas get so effed up for this team? What did this guy actually do for his job considering the results were so terrible? This is a man with two Super Bowl rings as a DC, so he has to at least be competent. Did he simply check out at the beginning of last year? Was it an FU to RR for having to run a 3-3-5? I can only believe he had to be delinquent at fulfilling his duties. Do you think Casteel wouldn’t have taken a phone call about where to put the MLB? Can you believe there was no available film on WVU? On some level, this just pisses me off that we effectively cheated our players of a year of coaching and development which brings me to clawback provisions for our contracts.
I don’t know if anyone has actually met the guy and saw the type of effort he put into the program. Please share it if you do because it is just simply maddening to me. The other option is that Dr. Vorax was actually running through the halls inflicting his chaos like some evil Chucky doll. Hopefully Hoke used a trident on it. Ship him and Tacopants to a new location.
Looks like Indiana hired a coach who at least has the potential to be successful. Still I would be shocked if they ever made any noise in the BigTen.
W - WMU
W - ND (we've beaten them with less, and this is home)
W - EMU
W - SDSU
W - Minnesota
L - @Nwestern (they win a shootout)
W - @MSU (we played them close but match up better on the line than 2009 or 2010)
W - Purdue (take it, hope)
W - @Iowa (they've lost too much, and we played them close even when overmatched)
L - @Illinois (maybe we break the Zook curse this year, but i think it will be tough)
L - Nebraska (most certain loss on schedule)
W - Ohio (bad QB situation, unclear coaching situation there/Hokamania here produce first win in ages)
PLACE: 2nd in Legends Division
BOWL: Capital One Bowl WOOT! WOOT!
As everyone on this blog knows, whence the football season approaches, THE KNOWLEDGE appears on these very pages and provides season reviews
these reviews are better than any predictions or projections (whether they may be based on statistics or stupid guessing), because these are made with the knowedge of the future
in a previous post, THE KNOWLEDGE had provided information on Michigan's season record, and also noted that THE KNOWLEDGE will provide the results of the first game
for the remaining games, THE KNOWLEDGE will only provide pointers to help the competitors with THE KNOWLEDGE CHALLENGE, the greatest contest established here or at other blogs
as noted previously, Michigan's season record will be 12-2
this includes a win in a BCS bowl game
now, onto the game against the pesky horses from Kalamazoo
the results will be as follows:
- Michigan will win easily
- The defense will restrict the mighty Bronco offense to 17 points or less
- The offense will be rather slow and un-electric in the middle part of the game
- Michigan will score 38 points
Saturday night, when these events have occurred as per the notes above
THE KNOWLEDGE shall soar
and leave every doubter is a trail of dust
I write on behalf of my sis-in-law; a recent transplant from Nashville to the midwest. She will be taking in her first Michigan game when we play Purdue. She is coming in from DTW with a friend who is visiting tomorrow at noon-ish. They wanted to go to Ann Arbor to take in the town and the pre-game what have you's.
Question - if they try to park North of the stadium, just how farth north would you recommend? They obviously would like to get their car out prior to gametime and minimize what they pay, but know and are willing to pay whatever they need to. Should they wrap around on US-23 and come in from the North? How much of a delay in traffic at 12:30 would they expect?
Thansk for any insight or tips you can provide; as a kid, we always came in from and parked South of the Stadium, so my knowledge of the happenings and crowds north of the stadium is limited.