I saw this on Doc Sat and linked over to the actual article. This is a table of teams playing (not starting) the most freshmen. It must have been an oversight since I have no idea how we don't make this list. I can't believe that all these numbers are true Frosh and not counting RS as well.
Air Force 13
Florida State 13
Oklahoma State 12
San Jose State 9
Texas A&M 9
Colorado State 7
Kent State 7
South Carolina 7
Washington State 7
West Virginia 7
I am playing the part of nursemaid for my son, and therefor bored stiff at home all day. Reading all of the Michigan blogs has overloaded my brain, so I thought I would outlet some crazy predictions here so I can look stupid Sunday.
1. Michigan gets 5+ sacks on Crist, possibly knocking him out of the game.
After reviewing the video of all of ND's offensive plays, I believe Crist is a statue in the backfield, and will remind us of Threet trying to run a spread attack. Purdue got to him several times, Martin & Roh will get to him even more.
Charles James Rogers gets one interception and generally looks competent.
I see this happening as a by-product of JT Floyd playing well and ND Floyd getting a lot of extra attention in the secondary. At some point ND will go to the other side of the field and Rogers will show why we can all feel OK with this secondary.
3. Michigan forces 3 ND fumbles, recovering at least two of them.
Again, from the ND offense video it seemed to this observer that ND was a little sloppy handling the ball. With all of the pressure our D-line and blitzing LBs will produce, coupled with our big hitters in Cam Gordon and Mouton, stirred up in a wet weather afternoon, I think the pigskin will be hitting the turf on Saturday.
How about the rest of you, any outrageous claims you'd like to utter?
This is one of the weekends it's great to be a football fan. An absolutely HUGE Michigan/Notre Dame game followed by a VERY winnable game for the Lions against Chicago. I can't wait. Is there really a purpose for this post? Probably not - other than letting everyone know my sheer joy of football and the amount of quality games this weekend in both college and the pros. I just needed an avenue to express myself.
Since I work in Indiana, I have my Michigan flag hanging outside my cubicle to counter all those band wagon ND fans at work. We've been trash talking all week and I love it. Couple it with the fact that they are mostly Bears fans and it's been great (I work in NW Indiana in a town called East Chicago, so they are all Bears fans instead of Colts fans).
God, I love football.
Good luck to everyone's fantasy football teams this week!
Does Kelly have an axe to grind with UofM for getting the snub when he wanted to interview for Lloyd's job? How much does a coach who feels slighted matter in the outcome of the game. The guy can obviously coach him some football, but was unwelcome by Mr. Carr & Mr. Martin IIRC. EVentually I think this guy will be exacting some revenge, probably not starting tomorrow. I hope RR has his number like he does Edsall's.
I am 6 7' and everytime Im at the big house I hit the guy in front of me with my knee ( I always apologize). What rows have the most leg room? Also what row is it when you enter into the stadium?
Assuming that the weather at game time is either rainy or that earlier rain makes the field somewhat damp, does this benefit Michigan or ND? Does the rain have more of an impact by slowing down our running, or more of an impact by making it harder for ND to air it out?