"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
That's it. Just wanted to say that.
There is simply, objectively, no comparison between what Auburn has had to do to to advance to the SEC title game and what Boise/TCU have to do to go undefeated. Playing at Bama, getting through the SEC schedule, and now having an SEC title game is playing football on another planet than Boise. Boise, who's "Big Tests" were Oregon State--yes Oregon State, Va Tech and now, the latest "test," a Nevada team they have beaten ten years in a row. I have no issue with Boise or TCU in a BCS game, but even if Auburn loses in the SEC championship game, they will be FAR more worthy of a BCS MNC game than either of Boise or TCU. So would LSU.
One of the things I don't think most fans appreciate and I know the MSM doesn't even understand is the difficulty Michigan faces in turning the corner.
We were still every teams Super Bowl this year despite all of our struggles. Teams are even more excited top play us because they see a great chance at victory as well. Ohio st is the only other team that gets this treatment in the Big Ten, but while those teams "get up" for OSU deep down they know they don't have much chance so you see a lot of teams implode once they get down. We might have been 9-2 or 10-1 right now if this exact team was dressed in green and white.
Once we get up and rolling in terms of overall talent and teams fear us again we should have an easier time. but getting there is going to be that much tougher, because of who we are.
There are a lot more factors other than playing Michigan but look at some of the teams that we played this year.
UConn- After we beat them down they spiraled out of control, but they have since gained their footing and lead the Big East
ND-They spiraled out of control as well before their late surge to get bowl eligible.
Ind- Lynch was "All In" against Mich after that they have been even more awful than usual.
MSU- They have continued on, but they were terrible the week after against Ill and haven't played well since then
Iowa-Eh they've been all over the map.
Penn St.-They've been ok but they did fall down 21-0 to NW the week after.
Ill- They tanked against Minn enough said
Pur- D. Hope can coach because they kicked the Spartans ass before imploding. I lost a lot of money on the assumption they were all done and couldn't score anyway. Quite an impressive performance considering their injuries.
Just a thought when you get depressed about our lack of progress. Our progress is going to come in chunks not little bites.
I just get the biggest kick out of Danielson hang on to his spread meme.
So Danielson is downright giddy as Alabama proves the "spread is dead" early on as he takes subtle jab after jab that he hasn't been able to use all year long. He isn't stupid enough to say the spread is dead, but he continues his platform
"This is why this offense will never work in the NFL"
" A lot of people were wondering what would happen when Saban who was coaching in the NFL 5 years ago would come up against Malzhan who was a high school coach 5 years ago"
"You need to attack these spread qb's and not allow him to stand back there making reads. I've been saying this all year." ( This was after a nice blitz by Bama so Gary could claim he and Saban were the only ones to figure out this gimmicl offense.
So this is all done after Bama has 2 weeks to get ready with one of the best defensive minds in the game, at home, in a rivalry game......all the while Bama is shredding Auburn using mostly......a spread/pistol attack.
Give it up Gary. You are a pretty good announcer. Don't embarrass yourself just because you were a statue that couldn't move.....oops Auburn just scored again....
I should have Inside Michigan Football up on YouTube in about 3 hours.
I am petrified and can't move, awake, but cannot open my eyes
And the weight is crushing down on my lungs I know I can't breathe and hope someone will save me this time.
And your mother's still calling you insane and high swearin' it's different this time
And you tell her to give in to the demons that possess her, that God never blessed her insides.
And you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things, crawl back into bed to dream of a time
When your heart was open wide and you loved things just because like the sick and the dying.....
And sometimes when you're on, you're really fucking on, and your friends they sing along and they love you
But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap, and it teases you for weeks in its absence
But you'll fight and you'll make it through, you'll fake it if you have to, and you'll show up for work with a smile
You'll better and you'll be smarter and more grown up and a better daughter or son and a real good friend
You'll be awake. You'll be alert. You'll be positive though it hurts. And you'll laugh and embrace all your friends
You'll be a real good listener you'll be honest you'll be brave
You'll be handsome
and you'll be beautiful.
You'll be happy
Your ship may be coming in. You're weak but not giving in to the cries and the wails of the valley below.
Your ship may be coming in. You're weak but not giving in, and you'll fight it.
You'll go out fightin all of em.
Go Blue! Be brave! Be beautiful! Beat Ohio State!