The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
Last night I was trying to fill the MGoBlog-sized hole in my heart. I headed over to rivals to find out Mattison was (hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husbands) snatchin' everybody up. As I was looking at the overrated recruiting rankings, I realized that no team in the B1G TEN currently has a 5 Star athlete committed. As for the conference as a whole, I am just wondering if this is the lowest ranked recruiting year.
I painfully watched the replay of that game on the Big Ten Network last night. The game sums up the Lloyd Carr years. The man could really assemble a team, but you just never felt that even with all that talent, they could win it all in a BCS type setting. One game, against comparable talent, for all the marbles. Watch the game. You are filled with fear that somehow Lloyd will figure out a way to come up just short, and I KNOW it's a replay and they win! The roster is just sick. Other than the Miami Hurricanes in 2001-2, I would argue that nobody has had more talent on a team. Seriously...
Henne, Hart, Edwards, Avant, Breaston, Branch, Crable, Long, Hall, Harris, Woodley, Woods, Watson, Burgess, Mundy.
We talk about the "big games" Michigan should win? Michigan lost to ND, Texas and Ohio State. You can argue that those were the 3 biggest games of the year. OSU was not rated. An unranked, 6-6 ND team. They gave Texas the game. They barely beat San Diego State, Minnesota and Purdue. Teams, as people on this board have said, we should always beat.
In watching that MSU game, if you could not use the internet, could you even name a player on the MSU roster who was worth noting? How in the hell is Michigan behind 27-10? Also, admit it or not, the game was determined on an offensive pass interference call (against MSU) that was on the opposite side of the field. Wow!
For me, reliving that game was not an instant classic, but more of an instant heartache. It conjures up what should have been. I like Brady Hoke. I believe everyone deserves a chance and I hope he excels. I love his passion for UM. I just hope he lives up to the expectations of those who believe M should compete for a title. A National Title. I'm sick of hearing about the SEC.
days until the malware warnings go away. Use a Mac or Linux.
I understand why, as the anti-ESPN Classic, WolverineHistorian doesn't do Michigan losses. But sometimes the difference between winning and losing is so small that I feel like it's almost inconsequential when judging the overall greatness of a game. I can promise you that's not how I felt on January 1, 2005 (or January 1, 2000). I'm not sure if it's just the passing of time or what Vince Young did to the college football world the next season or both, but I definitely feel now that this is a great Michigan football game.
This was the first time the Rose Bowl was in HD. Does anyone know if there were other Michigan games that year in HD? If not, this would be the first HD Michigan game too. Quarters 2-4 are untouched streams from a blu-ray rip. I had to re-encode the pregame/1st quarter to get it in under YouTube's 2GB limit. OK yeah tl;dr, commence seeking for shots of GERG.
I just spoke with his JV coach and he said he is going to Michigan...Just take my word