this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Anybody else watching them play Southern on ESPN? They actually are looking pretty impressive thus far against more appropriate competition. Relieves some guilt after clubbing them so badly last year. A little. Maybe.
For those interested. Its 21-0 with 7 mins left in the first Quarter. Plenty of scoring left.
Interesting take on the DSU game from Delaware's perspective.
But rather, falling prey to an experienced Michigan team that made itself at home in every facet of its game plan.
I didn't know Michigan was experienced.
Elko said he will carry the memories of playing at Michigan Stadium with him. But no longer will he feel rattled by the competition or hostile environments he'll face throughout the remainder of his career.
"Nothing will compare," he said.
They enjoyed the shellacking though:
Despite the lopsided nature of the loss, though, Delaware State players acknowledged afterward they would trade another conference game for a chance to compete on a stage like Michigan Stadium.
"I believe the experience was worth it," running back Nick Williams said. "I mean, who gets to play in the Big House? That's a great experience for anyone.
I'm glad Michigan made their season.
Here is a youtube video with some highlights of today's game- courtesy of ESPN. I'm sure there will be more videos in the near future.
We (fans, hopefully not the team) are severely overlooking this opponent. They may be a bad FBS team, but what makes us think that we can overlook anybody when we won 3 games last season, lost to a FBS team in 2007, have two freshman quarterbacks running the offense this season (one with a concussion), are without our best football player, and are currently in the midst a two loss streak?
Yes, we have a much improved team. Yes, we should win. Yes, Penn State is next week. But I don't think it's appropriate to be so overwhelmingly certain of a win this weekend. There is no reason for it, and the only thing it can do is lead to disappointment. I know I will be looking forward to the game and am happy that we have an opponent that we can and should beat. Let's just not pass the game off like it's an inconvenience.
P.S. I should probably mention my superstitious inclinations...
I was checking both Time Warner and DirecTV for this weekend's game. TW, at least in my area of Ohio, near Columbus, is carrying the OSU game in HD. DirecTV has OSU as its primary game (in HD), but also has channels designates as BTNa, suggesting alternate coverage, and they indeed show Michigan-Delaware State, but there is no HD designation.
Does anyone know if the game is in HD on these alternate channels?