Has anyone heard anything about why we have gone primarily with Shaw and Smith, and not even tried to insert Mike Cox into the rushing attack?
It seems like with Shaw and Smith underwhelming over the first two games, the coaches would give Cox a chance to get some touches. Is the issue that RR wants speed, and Shaw / Smith are speedier?
While I have been highly impressed with our offense, having a RB that is a threat will only open up more lanes for Denard, since defenses will have to worry about two group options, and not just primarily key in on Denard (as they will undoubtedly start to do over the season).
"the Shoelace bat signal" courtesy of Brian. You know, Commishioner RR (wizard hat, snakeskin oil in hand so we can clearly identify him in less than 2 colors), standing on top of Schembachler Hall with the spotlight pointed skyward with untied shoes inside the circle. Anyone with photoshop skillz, set it up!
I've been thinking about this a bit. I recall one play where an ND player hit DRob after a pass with his hands to Denard's face.
I wonder now if the refs will be tempted to protect Denard a bit more with his rise to national prominence, or will they consider him a virtual running back and an open target?
those who said winning cures all were right. we've gone two weeks without hearing a peep about practicegate, probation, rosenberg, the ncaa hearing, etc.
after watching denard break that 87 yard run on saturday i thought to myself when was the last time i saw a michigan player break a run where he just out ran angles, guys 5 yards in front of him and just plain ran away from everyone on the field... the only player i could think of was tyrone wheatley... the 1st wheatley run that popped into my head was his rose bowl run of 80+ yards where he just ran up the middle untouched for the most part... here is wheatlys tribute video from our good friend wolverinehistorian...
both players are/were track guys... wheatleys main event was the 60m hurddles... another thing to remember is wheatley played at or around 220lbs... so the question is who is faster??? i'm going to say wheatly wins but it would be close...