couple questions -
1) I have looked on mgoblue, and I can't find the news about this. Can anyone find the link that talks about the stadium being open for the game? Ugh.
2) Do any of you plan on going tomorrow?
We already have a Michigan-Bama prediction thread, but what do people think about the rest of the Big Ten this week? I say the following:
Minn. v. UNLV: The Gophers pull out a close one, probably by three points.
Boise St. v. MSU: The Spartans are too tough for Boise, especially at night in East Lansing. MSU is up 24-10 after three quarters of play. Boise leaves at the start of the fourth quarter for fear of being in East Lansing too long into the night, as three Broncos' fans have already been captured by cannibals. The game is accordingly forfeited to the Spartans.
Miami of Ohio (which is a school of giant d-bags) v. Ohio St.: OSU struggles a little with Miami's spread b/c OSU's linebackers aren't fantastic. OSU also has a few hiccups on offense, but they win 34-13.
Ohio v. PSU: The Bobcats give an overly-emotional PSU a hard time, and the Lions have trouble with their new offense. PSU wins, though, 20-14.
WMU v. Illinois: IIlinois' new coach is going to be good, but WMU isn't too many notches below them. Illinois wins only 24-21.
NW v. Syracuse: I have no idea.
Purdue v. E. Kentucky: "Purdue is playing the Hilltoppers?" you say. No, that's Western Kentucky. "Then who the hell is Eastern Kentucky" you ask, annoyed. The answer, honestly, is that I don't know, but I assume that they're a bunch of meth-heads who live near West Virginia. That may be unfair, but Purdue still wins 45-10.
Nebraska v. Southern Miss: Did you know that Brett Farve went to Southern Miss? You will be reminded of this 117 times if you watch this game. Nebraska will also win easily.
Iowa v. NIU (at Soldier Field): Iowa wins 23-20 against a game Northern Illinois, who comes out fired up to play in the home of the Bears.
Northern Iowa v. Wisconsin: Kansas thinks they can hotdog their way through this game, and they don't take Ali Farokhmanesh seriously. Northern Iowa plays like they have nothing to lose and advances to the Sweet Sixteen.
Indiana v. Indiana St.: Gene Hackman nearly outthinks himself, but in the end he calls a play for Jimmy Chitwood, and Jimmy drains the shot, because he is good and true and strong and because he has faced countless hours alone shooting under the dismal Indiana sky, where he transcended despair and found within himself an indomitable summer.
You may hear some decommitment rumors due to a commit's recent tweets, but someone close to the situation said its nothing to worry about.
Anyone hearing anything?
- Committed too early;
- It ain't nothing against Michigan I just didn't explore anything that was the first time I've been to a college campus
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Save, the DL I think we would all agree that WR is the biggest concern and that this concern specifically, lies on the shoulders of backup QB Devin Gardner's ability to transition to WR. Well, I played WR in college and like to think I have somewhat of a decent opinion on the position. One thing I learned/witnessed, is that usually big, tall, fast guys, with big hands tend to do well at the position. I do think there is something to be said about timing and learning how to run routes, but from someone who's played the position, I truly believe Devin Gardner has the athleticisim to make an immediate big time impact. Charles Woodson didn't know the offensive play book and still was a serviceable WR option from time to time. Devin Gardner knows where he's supposed to be and when the ball is supposed to be coming from his time at QB which, just knowing a playbook (taken from my personal experience) will greatly help him transition.
A couple more recent transitions I can think of to help prove this point is Ryan Tannehill and Michael Crabtree. Tannehill practiced at QB and redshirted as a freshman. His (RS) freshman year he went all through camp before moving to WR, and by his 5th game went 12 for 210 yds, the rest of his career has been talked about on this blog so I won't drag into it.
Crabtree was a high school dual-threat QB in a similar mold to Gardner. In his first game at the receiver postion a 49-9 victory over SMU, Crabtree had 12 catches for 106 yds and 3 TD's. The rest is history.
I think we all for the most part expect Gardner to be decent to good at WR. I expect him to be great and as Brian would say "undeniable" at the WR position. Just one man's thoughts and opinions, can't wait for tomorrow. Go Blue!