this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
ESPN is predicting Michigan vs. Houston in the Sugar Bowl. If this happened, This is ridiculously premature speculation and there is a significantly more important game coming up next week, but since we're fans, we can actually talk about what might happen if we win that game without the team losing focus. I know that the goal is to beat Ohio fergodsakes, but a BCS bowl win in Brady Hoke's first year would also be nothing short of tremendous.
So I'm wondering, how would Michigan match up with Houston? Houston puts up insane passing numbers, but does so against inferior defenses. Michigan has not really been torched through the air since the Notre Dame game, and it seems as if the defense has improved since then. Would Michigan be favored in a matchup with Houston? Is Houston's offense really the best in the country, or is it inflated by playing in Conference USA? Michigan's passing defense is 14th with 184 yards per game. However, Houston's offense is insane. Houston puts up an absurd 447.5 yards per game in the air, which is more than Michigan puts up in total offense. Their total offense is 618 yards per game, with 53.1 PPG. Their quarterback is makes 2010 Denard look like Joe Bauserman, statistically.
How would Michigan match up against Houston? Would you favor us to win?
MSU scheduled a home and home with Miami in 2020/2021. Discuss
Heavily edited as my initial post was based off of a phone call from a friend who works in the athletic department at MSU. A peon, but a worker nonetheless.
There is a live broadcast tomorrow on the Big Ten Network tomorrow (Sept. 1) at 7pm EST. Based on the specualtion from the Hawkeyes Board, it will be the long awaited announcement of the football divisions. From Frank The Tank's Twitter feed...
Speculation that Big Ten divisions will be announced tomorrow on BTN at 6 pm CT (see Jon Miller's comments): http://bit.ly/aBjqa2
Here is the direct link to the Big Ten Network's schedule. http://www.bigtennetwork.com/subindex/programming
Pure speculation, but let's say that by years end one of the two has established himself as the clear starter (Chitown has recently predicted that Denard, will be starter by year end, which prompted my thought here). Wouldn't the loser of that battle, being second team, and understanding that DG, a likely 5 star QB, is coming next year, reasonably conclude his future playing opportunities are slim to none? And given the current landscape in college football, particularly with QB's, then decide to transfer? I think the answer is likely yes. What do you think?