"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
so who cried at the opening of the game during the walk? I thought it was freakin awesome, and definitely teared up. Not sure how much they showed on tv, but it was cool. Great flyovers too. Really the only thing that wasn't great was the one piped-in Journey song! Great game, Go Blue, we are undefeated!
I just have to say how continually impressed I am with Denard.
He was so humble in the post-game interview, and so geniunely happy and delighted about the win, and when the reporter told him to go enjoy the victory, the way he said, "Thank you, alright!" just had so much sincerity and humility in his voice. It was almost as if the magnitude of what he had achieved on the field today had just begun to sink in for him at that exact moment. Seeing that was cool. And he had no arrogance or pretension whatsoever. What a great moment for the kid, and for the team. The fact that he worked hard, made improvements in the offseason, and that paid off for him in such dramatic fashion today.... just exemplifies everything that is truly good about collegiate athletics.
He just seems like a really good kid, I'm proud that he wears maize and blue!!
Did our team win the TOP battle once last year or the year before? And if so, certainly not in today's fashion, 36:52- 23:08.
The easiest way to help a struggling defense might be to keep them off the field...
Overall, UConn put up less points than I thought they would.
Our defense looked good at times. They had some good hits.
But also there were some runs where it seemed like UConn was getting 15 yards up the middle way too easily.
They were also their own worst enemy. Especially with the 2 key dropped balls early. And the fact that we got lucky on that muffed punt by Gallon, recovering it. If they catch those balls, or if the muffed punt goes back to UConn, it's possible there could have been a different outcome.
I'm thrilled about the victory. There's a lot to celebrate. But, with ND looming next week, I can't help but think about our D and how it will hold up. They probably looked slightly better than I thought, but, we really did catch some breaks today. And the fact that our offense had 0 turnovers was huge. If we can keep that up all year, that will be a huge help to our D.
Anyhow, I'm curious what ppl thought about our D that - unlike me - actually know what to look for in a defense.
-Denard is excellent as we thought, but its fair to say he far exceeded expectations for his passing. The o-line was solid, but it's fair to say they were not dominating in run blocking-pass blocking however was great.
-The defense has many holes, tackling is still an issue, as is the secondary, and Brandon Graham is impossible to replace. Strong game from Roh.
-We continue to have problems CATCHING THE DAMN BALL, which is frankly, a nightmare. Kicking game was ahem, an issue.
-The effort and unity of the team was impressive, and looks very positive for the rest of the season.
An excellent win to be celebrated, Looking to ND, I'm already concerned about Rudolph and Floyd. UCONN receivers were wide open all game, and drops killed them. But we'll worry about that Monday. Go Blue!