He's stuck it out here through a lot of ups and downs. Hopefully he stays healthy the rest of the year so he can keep showing the world what he's capable of.
Brown Shares Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Award
Brown won. He should share nothing!
And he threw the pick that set up Syracuse's winning field goal.
Regardless, what a great day for Carlos Brown. It's only Monday and I'm already getting pumped to see our slew of running backs gash Indiana on Saturday.
noon start on espn2 means Pam Ward.
and radio with Beckmann and Brandstatter on.
What can Brown do for you?
OMG ... did I just say that ... :(
Congrats to Brown. If he can stay healthy, it would provide a nice complement to Minor and give the team another option against some of the bruisers on the schedule.
"Brown will lead the conference’s top-rated rushing offense..."
Forget "three yards and a cloud of dust", how about 14.4 yards and a cloud of, er, FieldTurf?
The 14.4 sounds great. The 'cloud of shredded tires and sand,' somewhat less so.
With Minor, Brown, Shaw, and Robinson we have some serious weapons running the ball. Feels good. Hopefully Molk can get better fast and the line can continue to improve.
Having a Michigan player get Big Ten offensive player of the week in 2 of 3 weeks is pretty good. It really says something about how far we've come.
When he signed a letter of intent, I thought he would beat out Mike Hart. Injuries, fumbles, and incumbentitis short circuited his career. Now we are seeing the skills we should have seen three years ago: speed, instinct, ball protection, and desire. Has R Rod brought this out, or did Carlos just mature on his own? Kudos to a powerful speedster. Go Blue.
I think Barwis brought out that 90-yard run.
Carlos is a hell of a running back, maybe not as tough as Minor but he is faster and has better moves to burst out into the open like Saturday. Every team should worry about Michigan's run game as they have Minor, Brown, Robinson, and Forcier not to mention some of the other great young backs that played later in the game. I just can't wait to see how they do against a really good big ten team like Penn State or Ohio State. The scary part for opposing Michigan teams is that Michigan is only going to get better as the year goes on. And if the opposing team stops the run Michigan can just throw it up to their great young receivers.
But Michigan has a lot of work to do on the defensive side of the ball. Hopefully they can fix that so they can be contenders for the Big Ten.
Good for Carlos and Michigan! I don't recall too many player-of-the-week honors last season, so hopefully that's a sign of continuing progress.
But Tim, I strongly disapprove of you posing the press release verbatim. If I wanted that, I'd go to the Michigan site. I come to MGoBlog for commentary and analysis, not what the University wants everyone to hear.
I understand that sometimes you're busy and can't do a lot -- I'm a newspaper copy editor, I know how it goes -- but please at least recompile the press release's facts and add some additional commentary of your own. Reference past games: Brian's done plenty of analysis, and Brown's shown up in the UFR plenty of times. Talk about past off-the-field incidents (if any ... I don't think there are any in Brown's case, so this would apply to other players primarily). Or just throw in your two cents about what this means about Michigan's progress in general. I'd love to know how many times a Michigan Man was named player of the week last season.
Thanks for doing a good job, Tim, and thanks for posting a weekend update, but please don't do the university's job for them.
He's a newspaper Copy Editor . . . in Alaska.
You don't want to fuck with that.
So this is what a healthy Carlos Brown plays like. I for one hope he will be a factor next month and beyond.
Somehow I bet Phil Fulmer is behind this!