“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.”
I'll stop short of saying that Robinson will transform a team that hasn't been to a bowl game in a couple of years into a BCS title contender this season. But he makes the Wolverines dangerous, and as long as he can stay healthy, they will be a handful for anyone in the Big Ten. -Feldman
It's so nice to hear optimism in the media for the Wolverines. I just wanted to share this tidbit with the Community. Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter.
I checked the ticket spreadsheet and didn't see any listed. Was just wondering if anybody on here has tickets to the game, or knows a cheap way to get one. I only need one ticket. Thanks for the help.
Dennis Dodd from CBS Sports has officially jumped on the Michigan bandwagon putting us at #22 on his Power Poll.
I know none of us were ever off the bandwagon, so this thread is for people ("experts" or otherwise) who have jumped on the bandwagon after yesterday's performance.
Personally, I'd be fine if Michigan continued to be disrespected because it will help keep our young team focused. But I guess love is better than hate.
Someone help me out with that Bo quote about being focused whether you're doing well or doing poorly. Thanks!
you're missing a VERY entertaining game. It's been back and forth the entire game.....I don't know how many lead changes there have been, but it's been a lot.
Current score is 38-35 with 9 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Defense isn't much of a priority with either team, but the long passes and runs have been fun to watch while I wait to get the BBQ started.
LOL....just as I was about to post this, dude from Tulsa just took the ensuinig kickoff back about 55 yards to ECU's 45.
Turn it on!
Coming into the UConn game, I don't think anyone thought that Michigan would lead in TOP. But they killed it! And it seems like something we should be able to do semi-consistently as long as we are efficient on offense.
With that being said, I saw this blurb on ESPN today:
"Brian Kelly's defenses play a lot. Cincinnati finished last in the nation in 2009 with an average time of possession of 25 minutes, 46 seconds. Notre Dame couldn't match even that, holding the ball for only 24:55 in its 23-12 victory over Purdue on Saturday. The Irish defense plays longer, yet defensive tackle Ian Williams said they got plenty of push against the Boilermakers' offensive line in the fourth quarter. Here's why: Williams weighs 305, 10 pounds more than last year, yet his body fat dropped from 20 percent to 18 percent."
The Ian Williams crap aside, if we can control the ball like we did this week, I have a hard time seeing ND keeping pace and scoring enough points to beat us. Like some UConn fan said, UConn has to score on every drive because every time Michigan gets the ball they keep it for 8 minutes (paraphrased).
I know replication of Saturday's performance will be tough, especially on the road. But what do you guys think about the possibility of Michigan becoming a ball possession offense with big play ability? Me like!
I haven't seen anything mentioned so forgive me if I missed an update, but what was Roundtree's injury/how bad is he hurt? I was hoping he only got the wind knocked out of him.
A few comments about being at the game, probably not original content: I couldn't have been more proud to (1) witness Brock Mealer walk (2) be amongst the largest crowd to watch a football game EVER and (3) see Michigan play an inspired, fundamentally sound game and get the W.
The renovated stadium exceeded expectations - crowd flow MUCH smoother, more amenities and easier to get to, just a fantastic job.
BEAT THE IRISH!