Haven't seen a thread about recruiting today, which is my biggest interest from now until the bowl game. Here is a LINK which quotes Brionte as saying he does not want to play in a spread offense. Not exactly new news but it is the first quote I've seen directly from him.
Any other recruiting updates?
I hear there was some football game played on Saturday or something. I wouldn't know. I was too busy sleeping off the over-indulgence of Thanksgiving leftovers. Anyone know what happened?
Well, whatever happened, it is still my sworn duty to provide you guys with a bunch of stuff other people wrote which you could just as easily look up on your own, but I know you won't, you lazy bums.
Here are the week 13 bowl projections for all our bowl-eligible Big Ten teams, whether they have coaches, don't have coaches, or kinda sorta do but not really but yeah they do hint hint nudge nudge wink wink. (Note: as of this writing, BTN and CFN/Scout have not yet updated their projections. I'll revise when they're up)
Also, this will be the final installment of the 2011 season, since I'm assuming the bowl selection show will be on Sunday night after all the championship games are over.
|Post Week 13||Rittenberg||ESPN-Schlabach||ESPN-Edwards||CBS Sports||CNNSI||BTN||CFN|
|Fiesta||Ok St||Ok St||Ok St||Ok St||Ok State|
|Orange||Va Tech||Va Tech||Va Tech||Va Tech||Va Tech|
|Georgia||S Car||S Car||S Car||S Car||Georgia|
|Insight||Iowa||Penn St||Penn St||Iowa||Iowa||Nebraska||osu|
|Care Care||Penn St||Iowa||Iowa||Penn St||Penn St||osu||Iowa|
|Ohio (NTO)||Toledo||Toledo||Ohio (NTO)||Ohio (NTO)||NIU|
So what's new, pussycat? Not much, honestly. We'll know our bowl fate on Sunday during the selection show, but right now, everyone (except for slowpokes BTN and CFN) have Michigan still projected to go to N'awlins to face Houston in the Sugar Bowl. I can live with that.
In other news, Wisco is a lock amongst the prognosticators to whip up on Sparty and head to the Rose to face Oregon. This means most folks are liking msu for the Outback, with the Cap1 opting for Nebraska (like I said, ignore the last 2 columns for now, which are populated with last week's predictions).
Pretty much everyone is also calling an osu-Florida matchup in the Gator Bowl. The Urban Meyer storyline would just be way too juicy to pass up. I'm guessing they expect Florida fans to make a strong showing with the hopes their team will beat up on their old coach's new team. Sadly, this means an Ohio-Ohio Pizza Pizza Bowl Bowl will likely no longer be in the cards. I know, I'm crushed, too. Rather, you've got either Iowa or NW there, with the other team probably in the TicketCity Bowl.
Penn St and Iowa are currently splitting votes for the Insight and Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowls (seriously - that's the real name).
Finally, you've got the sad Illinois Fighting
Zookers TBD'ers who, on the bright side, may get to go bowling in N'awlins in the Superdome!!! Woo!!! Sugar Bo... Wait, what? The R+L Carrier New Orleans Bowl on Dec 17? Well, they were close in proximity to a BCS bowl, at least....
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: