Considering that Denard was doing so "poorly" that some loons said he should have been replaced by DG, he did pretty well against OSU.
So well, in fact, that he set a record for most TDs accounted for—5—by any UM QB in a single game against Ohio State.
Robinson is the first Michigan player in the modern era to score at least two rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns in back-to-back games, doing it against Nebraska and OSU.
He also passed Vince Young in career rushing yardage by a QB.
More on the records DR has accumulated at A2.com:
First post by the way, so if I F it up...sorry.
So I was listening to 107.3 in Grand Rapids this morning as they have the local sports guys on until 9:00AM and I like to hear their thoughts on this weekends games.
They had Jerry Palm on from CollegeBCS.com (who by the way had pegged M to be in a BCS bowl before the season started) and were asking the typical stuff about the BCS, who will be 1-2, do you have to be in the top 14, etc... Well Ray Bentley (i think that is the name) who is a Sparty Slappy asked the question about how is it fair that Michigan would trump the loser of the Big Ten Title Game. Clearly he is preparing for the meltdown when Sparty loses. Well Jerry's response is money:
"You know many are going to hate to hear this but THEY ARE MICHIGAN AND YOU ARE NOT."
I totallly fist pumped when I heard that. He then followed up with "MICHIGAN IS MICHIGAN."
The questions went in a different direction from there...
It's official, Urban Meyer's agent confirmed this morning that he has accepted the head coaching job at Ohio.
(Didn't see this posted on the first two pages of the Board nor in MGOLicious)
Sorry this is so late.
Full game on YouTube:
I was just watching various highlights of the greatness for the 3rd time and came across this video of the 'celebration' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYSPoNMWnDU&feature=player_embedded#!) in the frontpage video roundup.
While watching, I began to think about the accusation on OSU boards that Michigan players didn't shake hands, which, yeah, that's much worse than throwing cups of pee at people (notice that one is classified as 'assult' and the other not so much). Watching the video, it appears as though Michigan players lined up at midfield, presumably to shake. The 'bomb' celebration only consisted of a small number of players and much farther back towards the sideline. Only a handful of OSU players made it to midfield and most only meekly walked about halfway and turned around. Some didn't even leave the sideline. It was at this point that Michigan players ran to the endzone to celebrate with the student section.
I was on another continent and am relying on footage, but does anyone else see a bit of bullshit in this claim?
EDIT: Watching again, it definitely looks like most players did fall, but most OSU players were already walking back to the locker room in the other direction, so I think my bitching is still valid.
------Side note: I wanted to send out a sincere thanks to the other Michigan fans who joined me at the bar. We welcomed a pair of wolverine fans to our table because their tv was switched and they were suddenly without a view of the game. We had a nice time but they sneakily paid for the entire tab of myself and my two friends without so much as a peep. So to those two, thanks for the 7 beers, 2 cocktails, three shots of jameson (my ritual for good luck on crucial plays), a car bomb, and nachos. You are why our fanbase is great. Michigan was also being supported by two Oklahoma fans and a Kentucky fan.
While watching the highlights from the Ohio game, I started to wonder if Countess had intercepted that ball he had his hands on and returned it X number of yards, at what point would it have been mathematically proper to decline the penalty that resulted in the safety? With Brian always talking about how you should go for it on 4th down more frequently than most coaches are comfortable with doing, it seemed like a hypothetical this board might find interesting.
It strikes me that Countess would have to return the ball to somewhere inside the 20 in order to decline the holding penalty in the endzone. 2 points and an extra posession seems like it would be more valuable than a field goal, but less valuable than a touchdown.
What are your thoughts on what yard line Countess would have to return the ball to before you would/should decline the holding in the endzone penalty?