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!
Was reading the report card on UConn at Hartford Courant (they did not grade well) and came across a nice comment about the Michigan stadium experience.
"...Also, I have to thank the Michigan fans for their hospitality. What a great venue for college football."
Another reason I am proud to be a Wolverine. Go Blue.
Anyone know if the t-shirt that Brock wore yesterday is being sold anywhere?
Has any football coach in America been under the microscope so soon out of the gate as Coach Rodriguez?
Has any coach endured more ongoing press scrutiny? Up here in the Midwest it's celebrated; in SEC country they fire reporters for wearing hats to pressers!
Has any coach had more equivocal alumni support, where even supporters (at times, myself included) preface even the faintest of praise with a "Yes, but...?"
So as I was sitting in the stands during the game yesterday, there was no one I felt better for than Coach Rodriguez. (Pregame, I was too busy crying in support of Brock Mealer).
One game does not a season make, but who among us yesterday didn't see the flashes of an offense that is beyond exciting? That when executed by players who understand it, have practiced it, and have the skills to do it, appears unstoppable.
I have written here a few times of this season being the Revenge Tour. The opening date was the home re-dedication, and it couldn't have gone better.
Next week, Coach Rodriguez takes the team to South Bend. (Or as the UMMB played during halftime, gets the band back together. For a Revenge Tour?)
There will certainly be rough spots ahead. Right now I say: "Hail, RichRod!"
I watched his post-game news conference video. I stopped it right here. When have we seen Coach Rodriguez like this after a game during his tenure?
It's about time.