it's a major award
I'm so excited for next weekend's game, I can't contain myself. I was kinda hoping MSU would stay undefeated to make it that much more interesting. I would expect Gameday to show up for this one. I don't know what other big games are going on, but this is a rare occurrence to get both Michigan BigTen teams undefeated (moreso b/c MSU won't be undefeated this late generally).
I have several friends visiting, planning on tailgating all morning/afternoon, and thankful for a 3:30 start. Some of these guys are Spartans, which will make it awkward when we pummel them. Although we don't have tickets yet, I'm gonna have shell out asking price at this point which will probably run $200 each from what I'm seeing.
I hope this week flies by. I know I'll be checking this board even more times per day than I already do for insight, breakdowns from this past week, and general surliness regarding our defense.
I don't know why I started this thread. Just to share my excitement with everyone after watching DRob destroy Indiana, our defense hold steadfast in the second half, and sense that Michigan is back baby.
Needless to say, lots of things jumped out at me here: http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302750084
18:13 ... wow.
I wondered what the records were for time of possession. According to this possibly credible source, we nearly witnessed a record today:
I'd like to know if someone finds even more extreme numbers. OSU was close in last year's Rose Bowl against Oregon. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that some Schembechler teams had 40+ minutes during the Big2/Little8 years.
Our defense was destroyed today at Indiana.. Howeva, unlike last year, we seem to not blow assignment as much and we seem to be physically capable. We had corners relatively close to all of their receivers (which is actually improvement over last year coverages)
I may be wrong (and would love intrepretation) but it seemed that the number one reason Indiana kept making every 3rd down was that our corners made no aggressive plays on the ball. It seemed like our corners were not being aggressive and were unsure. In other words, they look like 2-3 freshman corners playing their first big game.
The learning curve for this should be really high and it seemed like they were smart enough with the coverages and athletic enough for the most part...thoughts?
First player to 200/200 twice in a regular season in FBS. Wow. It took him 5 games as a starter. So how many more can he get this year?
I have, through intense scientific analysis, come to a new and exciting conclusion about the given natural laws. I move that a new natural law be added to the others:
If Roy Roundtree makes a spectacular catch and runs downfield with it, and is subsequently tackled at the one yard line, Michigan will not successfully punch the ball in, through any number of unfortunate circumstances.
But it doesn't matter, because WHOOOOOO WIN!
One of the most common short yardage plays used in all levels of football but we seem to have major issues executing it. We saw it last year (not to be spoken of), with UMass, and again today with the fumbled snap. It's clearly a pretty standard call but we have horrible luck with it.
Why do we keep going to this play when the inside zone with Denard is a guaranteed 2-3 yards?