"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
Ohio is a very deep state for HS football talent and 2012 will be even deeper.
Here is Rivals first 2012 list for the players in the State of Ohio.
OSU already has 5 verbals out of the top 40.
Wormley is #3. Gant #14.
Our beloved Mr. Woodson is now one of only 3 players to possess all of the following:
2. National Championship
3. Super Bowl Ring
Can you guess the other 2. Hint: One fell out of the category recently.
Que Jeopardy music.......
Alex, who is Tony Dorsett and Reggie Bush (who technically lost his heisman)
Charles had one thing the others didn't, a broken collarbone during the SB.
Seeing all the vitriol that continuously being re-hashed here regarding RR's tenure. I submit the following resolution.
Let it be resolved that between the years 2008 and ending in early 2011, the Michigan football program experienced a "perfect storm" of events that ultimately led to the dismissal of the head football coach.
These events could not be foreseen, nor avoided due mostly to the complexity of the factors involved in creating them. Therefore these events cannot be blamed or attributed to any one party, event or situation. To attempt to do so is futile and requires that the attempting party ignore or minimize a variety of factors to make their "case".
Its akin to the Edmond Fitzgerald sinking. Reading literally scores of reports, books and second hand accounts of the tragic event, one can only come to the conclusion that there is no clear explanation that will put the tragedy "to bed" once and for all. Having a morbid curiosity about that particular piece of history has led me to spend a substantial amount of time researching and reviewing it, as well a collecting a substantial diary of information on it, I can say that I know only one thing for sure.
The only way that it could have been avoided for certain is this. The doomed vessel never leaves the harbor to embark on its fateful journey. Once it did so, the events that followed became history.
Lets please do the same for the health of our program and our fanbase. Let the events become history.
This began as a reply to Misopogon's post, but I thought it warranted some Board banter.
One of my biggest frustrations last year was Denard's unwillingness to tuck the ball and run on designed pass plays. Some people seem to be putting that on Denard, but I don't think that's accurate. Rich Rod was an avowed control freak and didn't seem to tolerate any deviation from his schemes or play calls. Did we ever see one of our quarterbacks audible during RR's tenure? I feel like Rich even said something about this a few years back, along the lines of, "If we execute, we don't need to audible."
Denard is such a lethal runner, he should have been taught to take off as soon as his first and second reads weren't wide open. But it seemed like our coaches were telling DR that "If it's a pass play, you're passing. End of story." Doesn't make sense to me, but if the coaches were giving DR the green light to scramble, we would have seen that happen more often as the season progressed and Denard became more comfortable in the pocket. Instead we saw more defenses recognizing that Denard will never run on a designed pass play, and so our passing game became less effective and Denard's YPC fell.
So after a year of screaming at the TV, watching Denard search in vain for receivers on 3rd and 7 when there was nothing between him and the first down marker but open space, I'm excited to see him in a new offense that forces defenses to respect (and fear) his scrambling ability, even on plays where he doesn't take off in the first two seconds.
Don't know if Borges will do this, but it was pretty clear that scrambling on designed pass plays was verboten in RR's offense.
Here's a roundup of notable arrests and incidents related to college football during the past week. Some of these are not eligible for the Fulmer Cup, but nonetheless might be interesting to you, the informed college football reader. Be warned: Some of these may be somewhat grim.
• Missouri defensive tackle Jimmy Burge was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia on Jan. 17.
• Former USC defensive end and current Minnesota Viking Everson Griffen was hit by a Taser and arrested for allegedly assaulting an LAPD officer. Griffen allegedly grabbed an officer in the crotch and squeezed while the officer was attempting to restrain him while he was on the ground.
• Iowa State linebacker Matt Tau'fo'ou was arrested for having an awesome name and alleged drunken driving on Jan. 29. He has been suspended from the Cyclones' football team.
• Ohio State offensive lineman commit Christopher Carter of Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested Feb. 1 on suspicion of misdemeanor sexual imposition. There was no word if Ohio State would rescind his scholarship offer.
• Nebraska sophomore defensive tackle Justin Jackson was arrested for DUI, minor possession and negligent driving Jan. 30 in Lincoln.
• Arizona State redshirt freshman Ramon Abreu has been suspended from the team and charged with sexual conduct with a minor after police received a complaint that he had sex with a 14-year-old while a senior in high school.
• Arkansas wide receiver Lance Ray has been arrested and charged with marijuana possession.
• Two LSU recruiting targets have had their signings delayed because of legal trouble. T.K. Fleming was arrested Feb. 1 for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. It was his fifth arrest in the past year, and tailback Jeremy Hill is on hold because of his recent arrest for sexual battery involving a 14-year-old.
• Murray State sophomore quarterback Casey Brockman pled guilty to charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol as a minor. Murray State is in the Ohio Valley Conference.
• South Carolina wide receiver O.J. Murdock, kicked off that team in 2006 for a shoplifting arrest, enrolled at Division II Fort Hays State and has turned his life around as he prepares for the NFL Scouting Combine.
• Clemson outside linebacker recruit Lateek Townsend was arrested Jan. 18 for driving with a suspended license and released on his own recognizance.
• South Carolina linebacker recruit Chip Towers was arrested in Georgia on Nov. 23 for possession/sale/distribution of a drug, driving on a suspended license and an expired tag.
• Former University of Cincinnati mascot guy-in-suit M. Robert Garfield III will appear in court to answer for a disorderly conduct charge for throwing snowballs during Cincinnati's game against Pitt on Dec. 4. Yes, it's the one you saw on YouTube.
• Former Nebraska running back Thunder Collins (2000-2002), sentenced to life for a 2008 murder, is appealing his conviction to the Nebraska Supreme Court.
• One of the tree-sitters who delayed renovation of Cal's football stadium has been arrested for attempted murder after someone visited him in his treetop home.
Woodson attempted to give a halftime speech, but was moved to tears, which gave all the Packers a fuzzy feeling and helped them subsequently win. Additionally, I hear the White House is lovely this time of year.
Excerpt from article:
"I just asked the guys to understand how much I wanted it," Woodson said.
"That's all he could get out," linebacker Desmond Bishop said. "He was all choked up, and there was just something about it that motivated all of us."
There is also a video of him holding the trophy in the article.
My opinion: Charles Woodson is celestial.
Also, SIAP baby, SIAP