here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Seems like a lot of predictions have us losing that game, but I'm just not seeing it.
They'll be a predominantly run based offense, and I have a feeling our run defense will be pretty strong this year.
They might try throwing over our super young secondary, but with who? Kevin Newsome, a true freshman, or a redshirt walk on?
I'm pretty confident that we're going to run over PSU, and yes I know it's still the preseason, but I need to survive 2 more weeks somehow.
Many on this board detest speculation, so for those, I am not trying to gaze into a crystal ball and make some kind of prediction, just bored, tired of trying to find ways to turn our freshman receivers into a defensive secondary, and want to throw out a remote possibility for discussion. Just as everything with RR has been somewhat of a headf#%k so far, I assume that the possibilty of having to fire him would not end up cut and dry either. What if......
Michigan is rough, last year all over again, a couple of nice moments, a win over MSU or Notre Dame, but sitting at 4 or 5 wins before the OSU game. Fire RR, correct, no brainer. Michigan then shocks number 1, 2,3 etc. Ohio State in a shocker of epic proportions, eliminating them from NC contention and a shot at the BCS title game. Secondary comes of age, the offense clicks like we knew it could, silence from 100,000 at the Shoe, chaos on the mean streets of Ann Arbor.
Fire him? There is one to think about.
3-star OL from Indianapolis, Nick Martin, is heading to Kentucky. He had a UofM offer.
I know this has been discussed on the board before, but just because we're all getting ridiculously anxious for the season, I couldn't help but notice how insanely deep our team could be next year.
On defense, the only big loss will be at LB where we lose Mouton, Ezeh, and Moundros. But hopefully the development of the younger guys will account for this or even improve it. What's exciting is that all our dangerous line guys, i.e. Martin, Campbell, Van Bergen, etc. return, along with the young secondary guys (Christian, Avery, Floyd, the Gordons, Emelien, Kovacs) that will get a TON of experience and then hopefully get T-Wolf back on top of that.
The offense could be unreal. Dorrestein leaves on the line but Schofield or Lewan should account for that. Schilling leaving hurts, but Omameh is right there as well as Quinton Washington. Where it gets scary is that all our RB's (Shaw, Cox, Toussaint, Smith) come back, as well as all 3 QB's AND all our WR's (Stonum, Hemingway, Odoms, Stokes, Roundtree) along with Koger at TE.
In fact, many of these guys will be back for 2011 AND 2012. If we can put it together nicely this season, this thing might start rolling after that. At least we can hope, thoughts?