good for a plus one in my book!
i refuse to even consider this a possibility
good for a plus one in my book!
A not-so-"Minor" glitch is that we failed to drive for scores in the second half. I set forth my predicted point spread in another post "Pryor" to today's game. Off, thankfully. Hopefully the rationale I provided is accurate however. As this offered, RR and staff held back mindful of That Trade School in South Bend. If not, next weekend could be a painful one.
Holding off, maybe. But also we had D-Robinson in quite a bit in the second half. He's lighting fast, no doubt about that. But he looks uncomfortable in the QB position at the moment and is obviously thinking RUNFIRSTRUNFIRSTRUNFIRST.
There was at least one time he could have thrown toward a wide open receiver and gotten a first, but instead he kept the ball for minimal gain. Anyway, I'm not taking anything away from the kid. He made a great play early on and generally played well. I am sure he will progress nicely.
But RR needed to give him game time to see how he'd do. With UM up 31-0, made sense to do it then. Hence . . . no sustained drives in the second half.
Spot on with everything, sir.
Standing in the student section, I was simply overjoyed at how LOUD it was. Let's hope that continues.
Things are looking up!
They cannot leave quickly enough.
As for not driving for scores, they were trying some stuff out, likely holding some stuff back, also testing some players, etc.
We could do that b/c we were up 24 points with no real threat of a come back.
Not to mention, RR has to be ultra-cautious about whatever he does, b/c perhaps not all the blue-hair, cabernet fans had left the stadium and they would surely ding his character for running up the score.
They were seriously complaining? I guess I can understand that, after all in a way they lost today.
When Tate was in for the 2nd half, we had great drives. The first drive we switched to Sheridan in the redzone, and DEATH ensured. The 2nd time Tate drove us down to the redzone, and Rod put in the Coner, who almost got us a TD. We used the 2nd half to test out new formations, packages, and players. I'm not too concerned about the 2nd half. Glad to see the Coner get some PT; was really rooting for that guy to get a TD. Oh well, maybe another game.
I too was rooting for the Coner to get a TD there. I told my girlfriend if Coner got a TD there I'd make her a celebratory dinner.
31-7 wasn't enough for a celebratory dinner for your girlfriend? You have high standards.
My girlfriend's celebratory dinner was that delicious kettle corn.
Let's be fair to Sheridan here. He actually ran for a gutsy touchdown that was called back for holding. The interception came after that.
Still, I hope to not see much of Sheridan OR Cone after this week.
I said before the game I expected RR to do well this year. But just do the math/projections. If he loses today, it likely means the 2009 squad is not bowl caliber. IMO, a non-bowl 2009 following a 3-9 2008 would put RR in the frying pan in 2010. Compete for B10 championship or else.
This had nothing to do w/ practice-gate. At some point, a Michigan coach has to produce. Great to see that it looks like that year is 2009 for RR.
Tate can run this offense. As I've stated before, Tate's ability to throw on the run is really unbelievable. With our offense in the hands of two young and inexperienced freshmen, Michigan's play book is limited. Coach Rod got them off the field, ND has enough tape to review. Michigan could of scored 50-60 points easily but at what expense-giving ND more tape to work with and a limited number plays these guys can run at this point made no sense. This offense can't afford Tate to get hurt. Denard doesn't have the experience and Nick Sheridan is still scary. The defense was great but as pointed out the secondary is still questionable. Was it me or did others notice the Barwis effect-very impressive. Great win for Michigan could have been a lot worse for WMU.
We stand on guard for thee, its just that Shoelace is so fast we dont know where he'll be.
Eh, thats all I got, I aint a poet.
Nice to here from you Clarkie. Keep that Maize and Blue Maple Leaf waving up there.
The stadium was loud and festive for the first time in a long time.