the season has truly begun now
Not only thinks Denard is the front runner for the Heisman, but also thinks Michigan should be a top 5 team. YOU make the call!
Not sure I am sold on our 3 man fronts. We are not getting much pressure on the QB and we were getting killed on runs to the boundary. I don't know if we have not learned enough, personnel is not correct or it's an alignment issue. I know one thing for sure is that outside of Mouton, our backers get caught in the wash a lot. Teo from ND was making plays everywhere, that group seemed much more active side to side. I don't know if the extra man in front allowed them to make plays.
Not sure what you uttered when Cullen gave ND an extra 15 yards on that last drive, but I think I simply had aneurysm and just gurgled since the kids were upstairs and I could not swear. My God man.
There have been various threads on pieces of this. Here is a final collection of the days worth.
Pre Game-- Said ND was only game he'd pay to see, best place to see a game in America. Crist was going to be breakout QB of the week. Allen was going to be breakout RB of the week. Seriously, he said all three of those things with a straight face. He has no awareness of his homerness.
Post Game- He said ND should be proud of the D, because outside of one player they played well. Does he realize that they still gave up 500 yards? Does he also realize that on Denard's rushing and passing plays, it wasn't just him? Yanno, those guys sometimes block for him and those WR's sometimes catch it, and even run after the catch occasionally. And maybe ND's defense should have done something about those guys blocking for Denard or catching his passes. But who lets rationality get in the way.
Later Post Game-- On Crists final play that he threw out the back of the end zone, he couldn't help but comment on the great protection by the O-line. Even though Crist makes one of the worst throws I've ever seen (completely removing ANY chance of a catch to win the game), even though on that play ND lost, he still had to say something about how great ND is in the face of obvious suck. Mark May pointed out to him that Michigan was rushing 3 vs. 5 blockers, but that doesn't matter to sweet sweet Lou.
I know he's old, but how does ESPN put up with this? It is insane how each week, each and every single week, he picks ND to be the winner and the breakout player and whatever else. Not to mention he perennially picks them to win it all at the beginning of the year. I don't get how ESPN doesn't see how he completely ruins their credibility. It used to make me laugh, but I'm starting to get mad about it.
In what appears to be the fortuitous conjunction of time and circumstance, University of Michigan student photographer Sam Wolson captured this prescient photograph:
In light of the game today, I would love for someone with video expertise/talent to splice video clips from today's game with the video from the Notre Dame fan in his basement. As he so poetically referred to all of the things that Denard couldn't do (which he did) as well as all the things Notre Dame would do (which they didn't), it would just seem like poetic justice.
I am thinking something like the hype videos that showed us missing a play at one time, then showing us hitting the play during the Spring game, etc. I am sure the creative contributors to this blog can make something better than I can describe here.
Great game today that had my 2-year old son repeatedly asking me, "Daddy, are you ok?" during the final minutes. After the win he wanted to chant "Let's Go Blue!" while practicing catching the football. What a way to top off a wonderful Michigan win!!