Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Not from me, from the Orlando Sentinel. I guess somebody needs to get out in front on this speculation.
"Now that Tennessee has fired Bruce Pearl, isn’t it only a matter of time before Jim Tressel resigns at Ohio State and former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer takes over?
I am convinced of it.
Obviously Meyer wants to decompress, take some time off from coaching and spend some quality time with his family. And he will get a chance to do just that this season while the vultures circle Tressel at Ohio State. With Tennessee firing basketball coach Bruce Pearl on Monday for similar transgressions to Tressel’s, it’s inevitable that Ohio State will eventually pull the plug on Tressel, too.
Let’s face it, Tressel has lost all credibility and could face massive sanctions once the NCAA is done investigating his role in covering up violations by his players. If the NCAA hammer falls and the Buckeyes struggle this year (and you know they will with quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Tressel suspended for the first five games), the pressure will mount and Tressel will ultimately resign."
I especially like him ignoring small children.
A nice article at Rivals by Jonathon Chait that compares/contrasts the rushing attacks of Bo and Lloyd teams.
I think most on this site realize that Carr's teams were featured the passing game. He also noted how Bo was fond of the WVU option attack.
Which era do most people beleive to be old fashioned Michigan football?
It's a free article.
I ran across a list of potential Heisman candidates along with moneylines for each. Take the moneyline, divide by 100 and that is the decimal odd (e.g. +1000 is 10/1 odds)
In order for 2011:
- Andrew Luck/ QB/ Stanford (+300)
- Denard Robinson/ QB/ Michigan (+500)
- Marcus Lattimore/ RB/ South Carolina (+500)
- LaMichael James/ RB/ Oregon (+600)
- Landry Jones/ QB/ Oklahoma (+600)
This list actually goes 1, T2, T4, but I didn't know how to do this using the MGoBlog list feature. I think it says a lot about Denard's physical tools (and name recognition) that he's so high up in the odds. I understand how early this is, but I love seeing Denard way up there, so I thought I would share. In other news, from the same service, the odds for the MNC in 2011:
- Oklahoma (+350)
- Alabama (+500)
- Florida (+1200)
- Florida State (+1200)
- Boise State (+1200)
Michigan is sitting at +8000, with MSU at +5000, ND at +2800 and OSU at +1300.
Interesting seeing that Tresselgate isn't doing too much to peoples perception of OSU. Anyway, if anyone feels like talking 2011 MNC race and predicting the 2011 Heisman while there's practically still snow on the ground, here's something at least.
Please put all other suggestions of "X for Denard" threads here.
Honorificabilitudinitasical1 for Denard-- A thread to suggest and discuss various awards (honors) Mr. Robinson may be in line for this season.
Osseocarnisanguineoviscericartilagininervomedullary for Denard2 -- A discussion of Denard's various body structures (bone, skin, blood, organs, cartilage, nerves, core, cardiovascular, etc.)
Because I despised the other thread so much, I thought we needed some balance on the MGoBoard.
1) Why post a thread like that?
2) Borges and Hoke have been at this a while, let's have a little faith.
3) Denard spent a lot of time out of games last year, and plenty of that was due to the large number of predictable QB keepers that went up the middle into the teeth of the defense for four yards. For all we know, the Borges offense will keep the defense guessing, open up lanes for the big jaw-dropping, open field Denard TD runs, and spare our nimble-but-not-exactly-burly quarterback from the punishing hits that limited his PT last year.
I'm excited for Denard and for our new offense. Let's also not forget that in most of our biggest games last year (MSU, OSU, the other MSU), our offense completely stalled.