2000 orange bowl
To survive the incredibly slow time of the year we're in, I DVR every one of Michigan's appearances in the Big Ten's Greatest Games I possibly can. Last weekend I got the 2000 Orange Bowl on tape and have been watching it in bits and pieces over the past couple of days....
This afternoon, I've been watching the 3rd quarter where Michigan comes back from down 14 and right after they score and 'bama gets the ball back. (with aboud 45 seconds left in the 3rd) Alexander runs left. The 5-tech gets blown inside by the tackle, the SAM loses contain as the H-back gets leverage on him, the safety takes a poor angle, & the Mike hesitates in a hole instead of getting to the edge.....and Shaun gets 8
AND THEN the sideline explodes in shouting and one very pissed D-Line coach starts yelling at one of those guys for giving up contain! I'm glad he's our coach!
its how I get through this time of year...... hope you enjoyed my story.
So obviously David Brandon has been publicly supportive of RichRod and everything, but I think his actions speak much louder than his words when it comes to his faith in RR to get the job done. He has scheduled a prime-time Big House night game under the lights against Brian Kelley's ND in 2011 and a season-opening neutral site game against Alabama and Saban for 2012, on top of our Big Ten schedule which is tough every year.
To me, this is a sign that Brandon really thinks RR's gonna have things rolling soon, otherwise he wouldn't open M up to such national exposure only to get wrecked in front of the whole nation. It looks like he thinks the team is going to get very good, good enough to show off on the national stage.
Just a thought, on that note, get pumped for M-Bama...