the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
I am just finishing up reading War as They Knew It: Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and America in a time of Unrest, and I can't help but wonder what the hell happened to Rosenberg. His book is phenomenal. The minute details, the descriptions of both coaches. Everything about this book screams that he is an outstanding writer, but he chooses to not employ his talents anymore. Did this change solely when Rodriguez was hired? Or was it something else?
Anyway, I am substitute teaching today and don't have to teach a class until 11:30, so discussion about the book is also welcome. The book is excellent if you haven't read it yet.
3 of the 5 roundtable members selected the Michigan-UConn game as the opener they are most interested in seeing (free content)
From the Boston Globe.
"Born in Timisoara, Romania, his father, Mihai, was a professional kegel player (a sport similar to candlepin bowling) before he and wife Elizabeta had their only child.
The family came to the United States in 1997, after Mihai won a green-card lottery. They first lived in New York City, but lasted just four months there before moving to Twinsburg, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb, where friends from Romania who had also won the lottery had settled.
It was there that he picked up punting."
According to a recent Jets special on SNY, the Jets really like Donovan Warren's game. The rumblings say that they are moving him to safety, as they are absolutely loaded at CB. The rumors are that he's not in danger of not making the team:
In an interview with Warren's godfather, a recent hire as a DL coach for the Jets (?!?!), he says the following about Warren's decision to leave:
“I don’t think he regretted it. Obviously, I think he wished things worked out a little bit different for him. But . . . the Michigan he went to wasn’t there anymore. For him to go back, was that going to be more of a burden?”
More choice quotes in this article:
So Angelique writes pretty much of a non-story in the News today, but weighs in with her opinion, and those of un-named ex-players that she has spoken to, that winning against Sparty next year is the one must win (out of the important rivalries). A loss against OSU is sad but somewhat expected lately, and the heat is off ND given the win last year.
I have a question that has been nagging at me since, and during, last season. Why do we line up our CB's 8-10 yards from the LOS?
This seams to me to put our CB's at such a disadvantage as they are forced to be re-active, rather than pro-active. The receivers are wide open for quick outs and easy 5 yard, or more, gains. Our CB's are on their heals, and the receivers have a free and clear 10 yards to gather momentum and run uncontested routes.
Why aren't our CB's up on the line of scrimmage disrupting the receivers? Why are they back 8-10 yards waiting to get burned? I am watching the Spring Game (again) and the frustration boiled up again to the point I had to beg this question. Anyone in the know?