no, YOU'RE off topic
Noon kick off.
Less time for the truck drivers to get there drink on. To all going, be safe.
SIAAP - I looked around and didnt see it.
I know their O-Line is great and their backups are good too, but if he can't play, that would be a huge help to this yound Defense.
Yesterday there was a post on Fairley's cheap shots in the Auburn - Georgia game (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/auburns-nick-fairley-cheap-shot-artist.) To me, it sure doesn't look good. I have several questions, not just with this, but with cheap shots in general.
- How many of you have seen coaches encourage dirty play? (as a player, or another coach with a coach letting it happen.) This could happen in two ways: either to ignore cheap shots, or to actively encourage them. There have been comments on here about Saban, Chizik, Bielema, Hope, and Dantonio. Is there any insider info. on these coaches and dirty play?
- Can you refresh my memory on any Big 10 coaches suspending their own players for cheap shots, especially prior to outside outrage and pressure?
- Why does it seem that nothing happens? Are the Conferences and the NCAA toothless?
- What is the line between having a "hard edge" and dirty play? I personally think that there is no room for shots with the goal of injuring someone else, but not everyone feels the same way. We love the photo of Branch walking away after he leveled the PSU QB. That's obv. a clean hit. I guess I would just hope that we want the rules applied in a fair way.
RichRod has mentioned that Senior Day is a chance to honor the seniors who honored their committment to Michigan.....and he contrasted them with those who left.
as their only seem to be 7 or 8 seniors on the roster, what is the list of players who came in with the currnet seniors but are no longer in Ann Arbor?
As most of you know, an impressive number of players have left UMich during RichRod's tenure. They've landed at all sorts of places, but in this post I'm going to focus on three that were rated among the top ten transfers "to watch" this season in an article on the ... Bleacher Report(!) site. Your Michigan transfers:
#10 Toney Clemons
#7 Sam McGuffie
#2 Steven Threet
How have things gone for the former Wolverines?
Toney Clemons >>> In this case, the article's prediction seems reasonable. It appears that he is (by receptions, at least) their #2 guy: http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/stats/_/id/38/colorado-buffaloes Presumably he skipped town because he was trailing Roundtree, Stonum, et al. and didn't figure to see the field much. (EDIT: In the comments here it's stated that he wanted to play outside instead of the slot, where the coaches had him. I didn't know that.)
Sam McGuffie >>> Here's another case where the prediction turned out pretty well. He's the leading rusher and (again, by receptions) receiver at Rice: http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/stats/_/id/242/rice-owls Notice that his yards-per-carry number isn't very good. I still think receiver is his best position.
Steven Threet >>> They nailed the last part, because Threet won the starting job. It has been a so-so year for the Sun Devils, though. They're at 4-6 (2-5 in conference) and they've lost a bunch of close games. As for Threet, he currently sits at 47th (out of 112 ... Denard, by the way, is 14th) by passer rating, which is very respectable. On the downside, he leads the nation in (d'oh) throwing passes to the wrong team: http://espn.go.com/college-football/statistics/player/_/stat/passing/sor... In fairness to him, he's in the top quartile in attempts.
So, were their preseason rankings justified? Not sure ... I'll leave that to people with more information. What seems obvious is that great faith is placed in high school recruiting rankings even after a couple of years.
Here's the article: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/426284-the-top-20-college-football-tr...