Meram is scoring some sweet-ass goals of late
I imagine the NCAA would deem it some sort of disallowed perk, but he kicked off the season and it sort of seems that it would be right for him to be at our games. He has trained in our facilities and is almost like an extension of team this year, the story is surely intertwined. He and his family will probably be at all home and close road games anyway, but hell, get him on the bus/charter flight with the rest of the guys. Not sure what the MGo board thinks.
RR had a great quote. The host asked him about Denards 29 carries and RR replies, "Well, if we had better downfield blocking, he wouldn't get so many carries." Basically saying if we blocked better he'd have fewer carries b/c he would be scoring all the time instead of taking 15 play drives. Gotta love that attitude!
Since we have been getting 3 weather report posts per day from our MGoWeatherMen, I figured I would throw this info that I heard from RR on Inside Michigan Football.
Practicing on the grass will hopefully eliminate any potential problems, and RR said they are accounting for rain so perhaps they even watered down their practice field?
Anyways, I don't think that the rain will be a huge factor, unless it is like 2008. In that case, both teams will be equally affected.
The boys will be ready rain or shine and won't make any excuses regardless of the outcome.
This one has some shots of the players wandering around ND Stadium. The grass doesn't look too high.
stolen from a ND forum (suck it, dirty irishes)
The only previous meeting between the two head coaches.
(2007): West Virginia 28, Cincinnati 23
- West Virginia: 295 yards rushing (4 TDs), 140 yards passing (435 total yards)
- Cincinnati: 84 yards rushing (1 TD), 323 yards passing (2 TDs) (407 total yards)
An end-of-season (2007) comparison of those teams:
(11-2) West Virginia
Total Offense: #15 (456.2 ypg)
Scoring Offense: #9 (39.6 ppg)
Total Defense: #7 (301.7 ypg)
Scoring Defense: #8 (18.1 ppg)
Total Offense: #30 (433.9 ypg)
Scoring Offense: #16 (36.3 ppg)
Total Defense: #50 (368.2 ypg)
Scoring Defense: #13 (18.8 ppg)
Did you ever wonder what we think of Notre Dame? Well, according to NDNation, what we feel is pure, unadulterated envy :
Since the first day the University of Notre Dame did anything worth doing on the field, Michigan has been literaly animated (anima, Latin for "life," "mind" or "soul") by a consuming envy, a second-bestness, a sure and certain knowledge that while it could have been the premier football program and university of the American midwest
Livin' in the past? You betcha:
Enter Notre Dame, which did precisely that, and which, armed with the best coach in the history of the sport, captured the imagination, not only of the region, but of the nation. As Rockne's triumphs garned headlines from coast to coast Michigan grew smaller, and its eyes grew greener and greener
Nazi reference? Check:
This need to be as good as others--this overwhelming, festering sense of inferiority leads Michigan people to ever-more-insane claims of greatness. It has long since passed the point of self-parody, and has become sad, like those really, really old ex-Nazis in retirement facilities, gibbering idiotically, shitting themselves, and repeating the delusional propaganda that first warped their minds.
For the record, I rocked the maize and blue on campus today. This was not appreciated by the locals.
EDIT: I should say that the locals are split into two very distinct camps, and have been since this summer; the "we'll be 10-2 because Weis was the only thing holding us back" camp and the "we'll be 7-5 because it's a new system and we lost a bunch of talent on offense and the defense still sucks" camp. Those two camps held firm through week 1, and exist in roughly equal numbers around here.