Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
Has anyone seen an early line for the ND game?
Just curious what you guys thought about UConn's defensive plan. From appearances it appeared they had no idea who Denard was and then as the game went on they made zero adjustments. I have a good deal of respect for Edsall as a coach so I don't believe that for a second.
I just can't wrap my head around the fact there were wide open spaces for Denard and very little openings for Shaw and Smith. Considering the wind and the 1st 2 drives I would have went 10 in the box before I continued to allow Denard to beat me on the ISQBD.
So I have drawn 2 possible conclusions
1. UConn was stubborn sticking to their plan thinking DR would eventually wear down and they didn't want to get burned by the counters RR was setting up.
2. Denard was missing a few reads and putting Shaw and Smith in some tough spots and UConn did adjust they just couldn't stop it which means the Big Ten is in a whole lot of trouble when we get that cleaned up.
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.
(Sorry, had trouble with the hyperlink)
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.