you're missing a VERY entertaining game. It's been back and forth the entire game.....I don't know how many lead changes there have been, but it's been a lot.
Current score is 38-35 with 9 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Defense isn't much of a priority with either team, but the long passes and runs have been fun to watch while I wait to get the BBQ started.
LOL....just as I was about to post this, dude from Tulsa just took the ensuinig kickoff back about 55 yards to ECU's 45.
Turn it on!
Coming into the UConn game, I don't think anyone thought that Michigan would lead in TOP. But they killed it! And it seems like something we should be able to do semi-consistently as long as we are efficient on offense.
With that being said, I saw this blurb on ESPN today:
"Brian Kelly's defenses play a lot. Cincinnati finished last in the nation in 2009 with an average time of possession of 25 minutes, 46 seconds. Notre Dame couldn't match even that, holding the ball for only 24:55 in its 23-12 victory over Purdue on Saturday. The Irish defense plays longer, yet defensive tackle Ian Williams said they got plenty of push against the Boilermakers' offensive line in the fourth quarter. Here's why: Williams weighs 305, 10 pounds more than last year, yet his body fat dropped from 20 percent to 18 percent."
The Ian Williams crap aside, if we can control the ball like we did this week, I have a hard time seeing ND keeping pace and scoring enough points to beat us. Like some UConn fan said, UConn has to score on every drive because every time Michigan gets the ball they keep it for 8 minutes (paraphrased).
I know replication of Saturday's performance will be tough, especially on the road. But what do you guys think about the possibility of Michigan becoming a ball possession offense with big play ability? Me like!
I haven't seen anything mentioned so forgive me if I missed an update, but what was Roundtree's injury/how bad is he hurt? I was hoping he only got the wind knocked out of him.
A few comments about being at the game, probably not original content: I couldn't have been more proud to (1) witness Brock Mealer walk (2) be amongst the largest crowd to watch a football game EVER and (3) see Michigan play an inspired, fundamentally sound game and get the W.
The renovated stadium exceeded expectations - crowd flow MUCH smoother, more amenities and easier to get to, just a fantastic job.
BEAT THE IRISH!
First off I have to give some huge props to 16 Denard "Shoelace" Robinson on a spectacular 383 yards running game for the sophmore quarterback. He looked like he couldn't even be touched out there by Uconn's defensive line. Smith looked good, Shaw looked good, Roh plowing down Frazer was beautiful. It's hilarious around my friends when I call him "Death Roh" because they just look at me and go "huh, who's that." I simply say #88. Everyone looked impressive in the home opener and it was a perfect way to kick-off the the 2010 campaign with not just a win but with a blow out win. This will give Michigan a strong boost of confidence now going into South Bend this coming weekend against the Irish and I have a feeling Denard will put up more numbers again on Saturday. I know it's only one game but I think it's a possible preview of a great season here in 2010. I definitely think now that Rodriguez has found his quarterback and both Shoelace and Michigan have made some doubters a little more quiet. We will have to see how they face against ND this weekend but I truly believe we have a good chance to blow them out. GO BLUE!