fair point that
Another in-depth post coving the Michigan defense over at James Light Football. This one is about the pattern-matching coverages Michigan uses against trips formations. It's way above my pay grade, so maybe Space Coyote or some other sophisticated poster can give it to us in plain English. It seems likely that we'll see a lot of this coverage against OSU and other spread-to-run teams.
We probably could have guessed where Harbaugh was going to be on Friday night, but now we know. He'll be watching Rashan Gary's team take on Isaac Nauta's team.
Four of the arrests were for minor in possession of alcohol, two for disorderly conduct and one for resisting and obstructing police. Eight of the citations were for alcohol in the stadium, with the other for unlawful entry. Among the 71 other ejections, 29 were for possession of another person’s ID, 16 were for alcohol in the stadium, 10 were for disorderly conduct and five were for false identification.
Interesting that most of the ejections were releated to ID's. Does this mean that the athletic department is starting to crack down on non-students using friends ID's?
Purdue is planning a $60 million football training / practice facility upgrade. That alone isn't as interesting as their analysis of other B1G facilities along with Notre Dame (I know, the Hell with ND).
There is a chart (and who doesn't like charts?) that shows each school's metrics for different things Purdue thinks is important to a football center. At the top of the list is "Wow Entry". This sounds like a metric that Dave Brandon would have made up and placed at the top of the list. Somehow, Michigan gets a mediocre score. They must have missed the larger-than-life status of Bo and the non-ending wall of footballs for every freaking game we have ever won. They also don't include Michigan's stellar academic center, maybe because it isn't attached to the football building(?).
The interesting analysis is how far behind ND has fallen with their football facility. I know their stadium has recently undergone major renovations, but it still lacks many of the things we take for granted. Their football building sounds like a real dump. They are lucky to have a tradition to fall back on, unlike Purdue which has only had spotty periods of success.
Chart? You bet!
There is a bigger version of the chart in the story.
I'm not sure what to make of the split red/green that makes up the majority of PSU, Maryland, Minnesota, and Northwestern. Purdue and Rutgers are fighting for the cellar though.
Michigan angler breaks 109-year-old record for smallmouth bass
Greg Gasiciel of Rhodes, Michigan, was bait-casting a green grub at Hubbard Lake in Alcona County when he hooked and landed a 9.33-pound smallmouth bass on Sunday
Michigan beat Ohio State 6-0, Oct 20, 1906 - a sign!