it's a major award
For christ's sake, some of you negative nillies need to take a chill pill. Remember what our offense looked like with sheridan at the helm? And now we're rolling up 500 per week. Give the man a chance to get some freaking players in. He's a fine coordinator working with the equivalent of three or four sheridan's in the backfield and probably a couple other threets on the 2 deep.
What we need are players! We need to recruit better players! We need to keep them from transferring or declaring early when no one is going to draft them. We need to keep them busy and out of trouble with the law.
And you debbie downers are not helping by going overboat with your stupid "analysis" of the defense. The man has coached defenses to TWO Superbowl wins. WHAT THE F*** HAVE YOU DONE?
There has been a lot of progress with this defense. No, the numbers don't show it. But it's there if you look hard enough. And in another year or two it will be so apparent that you arseh0*es will owe everyone on this board, all of our potential recruits, and the entire football team a huge apology.
To any potential DB's out there, COME TO MICHIGAN! Charles Woodson, Leon Hall, Marlin Jackson, Ty Law, Etc, etc, etc all did and it was the stage for them to shine. We've got tons of playing time available for anyone who wants to come in and work hard. Please come to Michigan, just to shut up the idiots on this board.
Many haters have pointed out the parallels this year’s team has had so far to last year’s squad. A young inexperienced defense, a young QB, a 4-0 start against, possibly, overrated opponents, a QB who was banged up early in the season, and an Michigan DB hating god seeking vengeance. Well, many of us have worried that this year may turn out similar once the Big 10 schedule came around. I certainly feel this year will be dramatically different. However, I began to wonder when Roundtree was tackled shy of the end zone again and, like the Illinois game last year, we failed to score only to surrender a soul crushing 99 yard drive for a TD. With Robinson hurting again, I began to wonder if our worst fears could come true. Meeechigan showed a lot of heart out there today and, I hope, has finally put the nail in the coffin of the horror of the past two years! Our young D is showing signs of improvement, the O-line is excellent, the receivers and RB’s are talented and deep, and we have depth at QB!
First off this was one of the most frustrating games I've ever watched in my 24 "cotten picking years." We had every chance to put this game away and for whatever reason we stalled. However- we got a Big ten win on the road with a defense that we should not expect much from. I knew it would come down to how the coaches managed the shootout. Props to RichRod for keeping the Team together in an otherwise demoralizing performance from our D and at times an offense that didn't take advantage of what they were given. Hell we could have scored 60 on these guys. I'm also happy that after Lewan made a freshman* mistake richrod ran out to take control of the situation. I'm curious to know what happened? Any clue?
Watching this game of body blows, I can't help wondering why we defer when we're clearly so much more dominant on offense than on defense? I'm not a mathematician, but seems to me it's possible to have more possesions in a game only if you receive the ball to start, or recover an onsides kick. We're basicaly assuring our offense will receieve the same number of possesions, or one fewer for the game, by kicking off to start the 1st half. Not a big deal, but in a game like this that one extra posession could mean OT or a loss. Nice to get the ball to start the 2nd half, but in the grand scheme it doesn't make sense.
I just keep thinking about how IU had one more posession than we had during the first half, no guarantee that'll even out in the 2nd half. Thoughts?
Holy shit. A Michgan game is on TV, the B10 season is starting, it is clearly Fall, and I'm looking forward to a victory. I turn on ESPN U, swelling with anticipation for another three and half hours of bliss, and hear "I'm Pam Ward" and see Pam wearing some sort of faux leather jacket. Fuck. Talk about going from midnight back to six, quickly.
Just before I was going to bed they were making a huge deal about OSU's QB and threw Clemson's QB and TP (always think toilet paper, maybe it's just me). The topic was how much these big, fast, mobile QB's add to a team for the offense and how much more dangerous they are as a result.
I was just about to turn the TV off when I heard them say something about Denard. I figured they were being assmonkeys as they were members of the MSM, being on ESPN. What they actually said was that Denard was different - nobody had been able to tackle him yet.
I was actually surprised Denard was getting some love from a couple ESPN stooges.