As I watched the post game press conference today I realized by not seeing Denard how much I love this kid. It has nothing to do with how he plays on the field(Well maybe a little!) but it does have to do with how he is a perfect face for UM and the football program. Each and every time he is interviewed he is so humble and thankful for everything he has and his teammates around him. Tate I thought was pretty controlled with the media but it is still about him. Here's to not having any more post game press conferences without Denard.
Watching him on the O-Line @ LG on Goal-Line/Short/Spec. Team situations only makes you wonder if the coaches are considering having him replace Schilling @ LG next year.
He's just so big and massive, it would be nice to have him on the field since he's not going anywhere with MM in front of him in the 3-3-5 at least for another year. Just a very tantalizing thought with him sitting in between Molk and Lewan on the left side, with Patrick & Schofield on the right side...could be a damn good O-Line.
The kid has a bright future. He really had 2 touchdown passes (both back to back) and 1 running touchdown. I was especially pleased with his deep throws and with how he brought back memories of Vince Young with his scoring run.
It was good to finally see Tate get some action and he obviously delivered. And Denard did his usual thing. All of our QB's looked good but I thought Devin was particularly impressive considering he is just a true freshman.
After watching both Tate and Devin, I think Tate looks like the more solid choice for #2 (although Devin does throw a nice deep ball). What do you guys think? I think Tate should be #2 as the offense seemed to run faster with him in it. Moreover, considering the game experience Tate has, I feel more confident with him in there if Drob goes down.
So today after we got the safety today to make it 30-14, bowling green proceeded to kickoff from their own 20 I think. however, I thought (or should I say ncaa football 05 taught me) that after a safety the kicking team had to punt it away. i looked on wikipedia and got this
Resuming play after a safety The various rules books prescribe different methods for resuming play after a safety. In the NFL, the team that gave up the points kicks to the other team from its own 20-yard line. This is termed a free kick: the kicking team has the option of employing a punt or a drop kick. Unlike the kickoff, a kicking tee may not be used (NFL only, college kickers have the option of using a tee on the safety kick). A punt is the most commonly chosen option, whereas a drop kick is virtually unheard-of in modern football.so it looks like it says you can punt or drop kick it. why then did bowling green kickoff normally?
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