alternate headline: man does job
For all of the questions along the OL this fall, things could be considerably worse.
242 YPG and 6.3 YPC.
I'll take it.
Michigan rushing attack is currently ranked in the Top 25, and incidently tied with Oregon and in good company with some other notable offenses in college football:
So apparently there was a big game this weekend against a big rival. And apparently I watched it because I have this large hole in my heart where my love for Michigan used to reside. Perspective is big right now as I just got home after my 2 month old got out of the hospital after getting meningitis. But Michigan football is my escape and this was more like a sentence than an escape.
It was a strange game in that, outside of the two kicks and late INTs there really wasn't anything bad that truly stood out. No major breakdowns anywhere. Just a game where everyone played just ok. No big plays, no separation from receivers, not much from the D line or defensive backs. Just a lot of mediocre play through out.
One position question that seemed to be answered for me though was running back. I just like Smith a lot more than Green at this time. While Green didn't do anything bad, like fumble, he didn't do anything extra. Although, I felt like he missed some cutback lanes when he ran into the line. On the other hand, I saw Smith make a couple plays that should have helped out. One early in the game when he ran behind a great block by kerridge and trucked a pledger to pick up an extra 3 yards. All these extra yards.
The other play was one where the line broke down and let 5 players in the backfield. Somehow he turned a 3-4 yard loss into a 1 yard gain and almost broke out big. I know there's a lot that needs to be done to get this team on track, but I think this is a choice that can help this team a lot. I also thought Hayes did a good job on 3rd downs. I'd like to hear if anyone else had similar impressions or why I'm of the mark.
Short blurb in the DetNews (re-run from the AP newswire). This just may be the NCAA's "Exhibit A" on why Gordon Gee just doesn't get it.