“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
Aside from Michigan beating Notre Dame next week, there is little I want more than Miami to beat OSU in their own backyard, as payback for the 2003 BCS NC Game. The Canes see this not just as an opportunity to move up the BCS rankings, but also to erase a bad taste in their mouth. Former players are weighing in http://buzztap.com/link.jsp?id=2199985&cid=320.
"Hurricanes of today have been getting calls, e-mails, text messages, even handwritten notes, of Hurricanes from yesteryear about why Saturday's trip to Ohio State carries a bit more weight than just any other big game."
"All the alumni who comes back to train, they all leave us with that note," Miami cornerback Brandon Harris said. "'Go get 'em for us. We owe them one.' So we feel this game isn't just for us. It's going to be for the fans and the former players who played in that game."
The Pump Up videos are out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MVJCsgnY_M&feature=youtube_gdata_player and the last time a lower ranked Hurricane team (#12) played a higher ranked OSU team (#9), the outcome wasn't pretty for the favorite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFmNYa8o2xI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
I wont say Miami will pull it off but I get the feeling these Canes are playing more for revenge than rankings, and that makes them quite dangerous. Nothing will feel sweeter than going into hostile territory are potentially ruining their national title hopes. This is a game to watch.Go Blue!
Not to poop on the parade, but is anyone else worried about whether at 193 pounds, Denard Robinson can take the physical beating of thirty rushes every week (plus any hits when he's dropping back to pass). Most feature back are heavier than that and often don't run as often. I'm worried both for his long-term health and, more immediately, whether he can make it through the season unscathed. If not, can we can be the team we want to be if he misses a couple, or several, games.
I might just be seeing things, but does anyone else think Denard looks like Desmond? When I saw this photo on ESPN, I really saw a similarity.
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The comparison is easier to see if you imagine, or remove, Denard's dreads from the picture.
My apologies if this was covered sometime in the past.
Edit: Of course, both men have award winning smiles to match.
Blake is one of the top recruiters in the nation, this must mean he has some blood on his hands involving some of NC's problems. It's a free for all on NC recruits.
I just think it's worth taking a moment to show Tate Forcier some love today. As a competitor, it must be so frustrating for him right now. With a lesser QB, we might be dealing with a public tantrum.
But as far as I've heard and seen, he has handled his recent demotion with class, putting the team first.
Though I'd never wish injury upon anyone (especially Denard), we may need Tate. And lord knows he did some great things for us in the past. If called upon, it's nice knowing we've got a talented, team-first guy waiting in the wings. As I recall, Brian Griese was benched at one point. Things worked out pretty well for him in the end.
Go blue! Hang in there Tate!