things go poorly
Keith Smith injured his right knee, and it looks really bad. Possible season-ending with tests being run, but Hope is "not optimistic".
The article has a fabulous photo of DR in "the Heisman pose" against ND.
Denard Robinson — who, we remind you, is a quarterback — leads the nation in rushing. By 41 yards. He also has thrown 62 times without an interception. Against real competition.
The numbers aren't merely good for the Michigan quarterback. They're too good. And so there's a natural feeling of skepticism about whether the sophomore speedster can possibly keep this up, especially the absurd rushing totals.
"He's a tough kid," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Saturday after Mr. Robinson ran 28 times for 258 yards in Michigan's 28-24 victory over the Fighting Irish. "When you run a quarterback 25 times, you've got to have toughness. I'll let Coach figure out whether that's the case for 10 games."
Translation: I'll let Rich Rodriguez figure out if he wants his quarterback in one piece after 10 more games.
What do we know about UMass? Some quick reading of a few articles shows they are 2-0 and put up some good yardage. Sr QB. Spreads the ball around. Oh Noes! I'm having trouble finding a depth chart, but I would hope that our O and D lines will dominate this one. Has anyone scouted them yet?
Many good vibes from watching the game yesterday but none so satisfying as the sideline shots of Tate and R.R hugging it out pre-game and Tate helping a teammate with his pads. Transfer was the word after week 1. Now, I think we've seen this young mans true colors come shining through(sorry;-). Mr. Forcier is a true Maize and Blue Meeechiganman. Beautiful thing is I think he realizes how potentially important he is to this team now and in the years to come.
Also props to B.K for keeping his QB on the sideline no matter the repercussions. Many a coach in this land would have played him regargless of the long term effect on the player or the team. Medically or otherwise. Class move.
Go Blue and on to "EMU"
Was fortunate enough to be at Professor Thom's, a Michigan Bar in NYC PACKED with Michigan fans. Had the iphone out for the last play and the ensuing reaction. "It was like a bomb went off."
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