it's a major award
Been a long wild day and Paterno has just sent me over the edge. I have no idea what coaches in the Big Ten have been thinking, but based on these decisions and their status maybe they won't be making them much longer.
1. Earlier today Zook has a 4th down deep in Ohio St territory down 7 with 4 minutes to go and kicks a FG?!?! So you think it will be easier to stop OSU on a 3 and out, force a punt and then drive the length of the field against OSU than pick up 6 yds? Idiot.
2. Lynch passing up a 4th and short in Mich territory is just beyond comprehension considering our defense and our offense.
3. Paterno down 14 with 4th and 6 near midfield elects to punt...hmm so you haven't scored a td yet but you think you can stuff Iowa, drive down and score then onside and score again in 5 minutes, but you don't want to risk a 4th and 6? Joe Pa was awesome and he probably didn't even make the decision, but just horrible.
4. I can't pinpoint just 1 Brewster debacle on the last drive but it was epic in the fail. That was more a LOL than anything the use of clock and play calling was terrible but they never got a yard so it didn't matter.
I love RR and it worked out but wasting a TO after Hemmingways catch was driving me crazy as well. The clock is stopped for you no need to waste a time out. You wasted a potential play and limited your options had Denard gotten stuffed.
Bad day for Big Ten coaches.
Fellow Michigan Fans,
I know that its easy to get caught up in the season with the ever changing win predictions and gripes about play calls and poor defensive play. But I just want to remind everyone to take a second to step back, just for a second, to enjoy what we have in Denard Robinson. Be it his uncanny ability to slip between defender's tackling attempts, his pin point accuracy downfield as he throws darts on the run, or the sheer beauty of his speed as he gallops like a thoroughbred, untouched into the end zone. We are fortunate to have the most exciting player in college football today. And at this pace, quite possibly one of the most exciting ever to play. So take just a second each game this season and over the next three years to step back and enjoy having Denard Robinson. We will probably not see another football player of his kind here in our lifetime.
Here's film from the first four games for in-state recruit for the 2012 class, Matt Godin (6'5", 253/Catholic Central). He loves Michigan, is hoping to get an offer and is also best friends with 2012 DT Danny O'Brien.
Thought you guys may want to see these before the sites update them. I didn't triple check, so if I'm off a yard or two, please let me know...
|First 5 Games||67||96||1008||201.6||69.8||7||1|
|First 5 Games||97||906||9.3||181.2||8||1|
He's attempted to throw 96 times, and ran 97. How do I hear people call him one dimensional? That seems pretty balanced. He may see stouter defenses, but you can bet he doesn't play 2/3rds of a quarter in any B10 games, barring injury.
Our defense was on the field for 42 minutes and still relentlessly getting after the quarterback at the end of the game. It almost looked like Indiana's offense was the unit getting tired out there..... not our D. This is a team that is in great physical condition and it really showed itself today. Credit goes to our players for busting their arses to get in tip top shape and to Mike Barwis for putting them through the paces.
Most defensive units would have wilted after playing so many minutes. Not our guys.
In a moment of rhapsodic fandom, I whipped up this poster. Shredder will blow it out of the water, obvs, but I wanted to create a thread where we can create stuff with full CC-license for people to print out and leave for strangers to find, a guerilla act of MGoBlogdom if you will. I look to our Ohio and big-city brethren to do yeoman's work on the streets with this.