Michigan a ten win team..... folks are coming around.
College Gameday and Early Games Open Thread 10/08
Even people in Ohio are starting to believe?
Herbie doesn't leve in Ohio anymore
Or it didn't happen.
Pics of tide in the process of turning or gtfo.
This is TREMENDOUS.
This is the greatest thing in the history of things. If he was pointing, it would be even more betterest.
Front page this, stat!
Exhibit #728 as to why there should be no up-voting cap.
I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
I will start believing myself. Go Blue
Exactly. Some of my non-UofM fans are getting riled up because "Michigan doesn't deserve to be ranked so high." I tell them that rankings (in the first half of a season) are what outsiders use to evaluate a team because they don't intimately know the team or the opponents they've faced (like we know Michigan). Let us play some stiff opponents, answer some questions and we'll see where the chips fall.
"Who should be ranked in front of them"? Rankings aren't a future assessment or prediction; they're a resume, up to that point. Lose some with others winning, and we'll go down. Win more with others losing, and we'll go up. Unless you're non-BCS conference, no on cares who you played. It didn't matter that FSU or USC were the only team in bad ACC or PAC-10 conferences, respectively. Just that they kept winning. That's how it works, whether it's good or bad.
Al Borges and his offense...intimately
There are some really crappy B1G games this afternoon. Iowa-PSU and Minn-Purdue don't look like much fun, Ill-Ind doesn't look great either. Wish the OSU and Michigan games weren't on at the same time.
Yeah, this is bullshit. On at essentially the same time: Michigan game, Tigers ALCS game, Red Wings game, and the OSU game. I mean these people scheduling these sporting events need to all sit down together and coordinate this out because channel flipping between these games in unacceptable.
Create a thread about that.
The Minn-Purdue game could be very entertaining, in a terrible sort of way.
I hate night games. It's one thing when you get to go to the game at the Big House and you're tailgating all day, but sitting on the couch nervously for 8 hours is not my cup of tea.
I feel ya dawg. But you gotta love the atmosphere, even if it is on tv. I get so excited for night games!
The nervous energy is making me incredibly productive around the house this morning.
I wish I could do that. I have so much homework to do, but my brain just shuts down before games.
That's why I'm doing house stuff instead of work stuff; it doesn't require focus. I can scrub a bathtub and still ponder the implications of the triple option.
That'll make 3 1/2 hours of the wait just that much longer.
I'm going to be taking nervous dumps all day. I hate that.
You're taking your responsive bowels for granted. Some would pay to have that effective of a fiber source, appreciate it.
Y U THINK UR OREGON AND WEAR THAT?
Whoever made the schedule for today is either on drugs, or incompetent, or both. Our whole region is waiting for multiple games all starting in primetime...ridiculous.
At PSU, perhaps gonna take some meetings?
I'm glad that the Red River Shootout is still in the Cotton Bowl and hasn't yet been moved to JerryWorld. Then again, I'm sure that's right around the corner.
Relax. The new renovations at the cotton bowl were dependent on signing a long term contract to stay. They're staying put.
The worst thing about living in Pittsburgh is we get all the random shitty Big East games like West Virginia - Connecticut instead of good games like Oklahoma - Texas.
Looks like I'll be watching the Georgia Tech - Maryland game. The triple option is the coolest offense in college football right now.
making me think our O and D performances last week were less "juggernaut-y".
Not that I expected any different from Minny today, (but was hoping a little.)
Minnesota will not win a game the rest of the year...just gave away a fumble on their own 15 while already being down 10-0 in the first.
I just feel pity for them.
anyone else concerned that 2-2 Purdue is beating on the gophers just as hard as we did?
Did you see Purdue get smashed by Notre Dame in the exact same situation as us (at home at night)? They got destroyed. It wasn't even a matchup. Purdue is awful (I am a Purdue fan).
That game last week looking a lot less impressive now
We crushed their souls last week.
Man, I was rooting for texas a few minutes ago because fozzy whittaker and malcolm brown are fun to watch, but then they ran an ad for the lhn and that just pissed me off for some reason...i hope that shit gets thrown off the air.
Uh, Purdue--yes that Purdue--is beating them 24-0 in the first quarter. Think Brian was correct when he said it didn't mean much
who thought it did?
I bet some thought it meant something, even if very little. After this first quarter, clearly it doesn't mean anything.
Start making Rose Bowl plans. Just that it was a lot of fun. I bet the Purdue blog isn't glum about killing the Gophers.
I actually started making plans with my friend down in Louisiana for me to come and visit for Michigan's inevitable national championship game this year.
Wrote on his post and others that Brian was a Gloomy Gus and that it was a B!0 opponent, etc etc.
So Oklahoma is pretty damn good. Also with all these talented freshman and such playing this early on and playing fairly well (excluding this week so far) Texas is about to be scary good in a few years.
I'm so memorized by their young team. It's amazing. Two freshmen quarterbacks, freshmen running back, freshmen receiver, freshmen cornerback/return man, sophomore defensive end, etc. It's mind bottling.
Mind Bottling? Srsly?
via. edsbs -
"Man, this Sooners team looks good enough to blow TWO BCS bowl games this year."
Texas is down 20-3. Go Sooners.
Minnesota vs. Purdue is unwatchabale and unlistenable. Pam only had to say "Boiler Up" and I'd had enough of her talking.
Beth Mowins not Pam Ward.
But the resemblance of the game call is eerie.
Because women should only say 'Boiler Up' when narrating their tales of cooking spaghetti... amirite?
Not really surprised to see Minny getting worked over this badly. I didn't take much from last week except that Minny was really bad at football. That said, I don't Purdue is that good either, and wouldn't be surprised if they fell off a little as the game progressed. At some point, the Gophers are going to pull whatever pride they have and play something resembling football for at least a quarter.
Is this sort of season that can get a first-year coach fired? Especially after seeming to throw the former coach and current players under the bus for lack of toughness?
No. They aren't getting results like we are, but I've heard some of our coaches say our players lack toughness, even comparing them to the players they inherited at Ball State. It takes time to change the culture in a program. We were just lucky enough to have a lot of talented players returning.
needs to stop committing personal fouls on special teams. Roughing the kicker just resurrected a 4th and 19 for Purdue.
So how in the hell did we get destroyed by Miss. St.? This team is not good, it is hard to believe they destroyed M 10 short months ago. Miss. St. in a scoreless battle with winless UAB with 8 minutes to go in the half.
GERG, dead-man walking head coach, MSU still had Manny Diaz...Mostly GERG though.
Minn scores a field goal, Purdue must be terrible
If anyone is looking for a different game or something to watch at halftime here's a link to Army at Miami(NTM). mac-sports.com live streaming site actually will broadcast every MAC game today I believe besides Central Michigan at North Carolina State which will be on espn3.
I love seeing FSU lose, I hope wake can keep it up. Anyone know what channel that game is on?
Same here. I'm not exactly sure why I do, but it really warms my heart.
Both my neighbors children went to Florida State so I have to like them some but I really enjoy seeing basically every Florida team lose
What time is Central Michigan on today?
3:30 on espn3 against NC State
My neighbors went to Iowa + Minnesota. Growing up, my neighbors went to Ohio State.
I don't root for them.
This is Purdue, and they still would have trouble containing a corpse.
Oh my, Minnesota is just terrible. How the hell did they stick with USC for a game?
Some teams leave the occasional hole. Minnesota is leaving entire quadrants of known space undefended.
Hmmm... I am trying to recall where I saw a defense like that recently. Must have been a bad dream
A defense like this is even less amusing when the offense lacks dilithium. Or, for that matter, a coal-fired steam engine.
Minnesota is what Michigan would have been in 2008 if Michigan wasn't quite as good on offense.
Wow Minnesota has a brutal schedule ahead. I feel bad for them.
Shane reportedly struggled last night. The only bit of the stat sheet I got from a reliable, HS-football-loving source was 5 completions, 85 yards. I know nothing about his attempts/TDs/INTs. Anyone have more info?
Ace was at the game last night and was Twittering:
Yeah, check out Ace's twitter. From what I've gathered, his team really isn't that good. Receivers dropping passes, no protection, no running game. Dunno about the defense. Actually if you look at his stats from last year, they aren't very good either. Last year he had something like just over 1000 yards passing on the year and just over 50% completions. Someone on the board pointed out that he didn't even have a TD pass in his league play last year (which was true). This is basically why actually seeing and evaluating a high school prospect is much more important than a stat line. From all reports he as an accurate thrower, HUGE arm, smart, and good size.
Plus OLSM is one of the best teams in the state.
This OU/Texas game is EXACTLY why I've said for 2-3 weeks now that we are ranked too high.
People keep jumping down my throat, but look at Texas, very similar to Michigan. Big school, coming off a disappointing year, goes undefeated and people start to believe and overrate.
Now I think we have better coaching and I think our schedule sets up better. But they were #11 and they're clearly not the 11th best team in the country. OU is beating them to a pulp.
Michigan hasn't played anyone either. Right now we're not at top 15 team. Beat N'Western and maybe...beat MSU and CERTAINLY.
Texas is getting manhandled...every thought that they were "back" was completely a farse. I don't think they're better than Oklahoma St. and may not be better than Texas A&M.
Hey Mr. Yost we are 5-0 just shut up and enjoy the ride!
Who are these people who jumped down your throat? I don't think any of us believe Michigan is as good as their ranking right now.
...read one post before yours and you'll have your question.
Trash posters like that.
Based on Resume, who would you put in front of us?
We've moved up because we've won our games: we've done what we are supposed to do. If we really aren't good enough, we'll lose some and move down.
No one is saying that we've won that one game that vaults you 10 places in the polls. No one is calling this Michigan team a national title possibility. So relax, and just enjoy.
You're saying that Texas is overrated, and Michigan should be ahead of them?
Someone just used his mod powers for evil...
you put too much into it. it doesnt mean shit right now anyway. still gotta play the games. re-fucking-lax and enjoy this beautiful fall saturday. go blue
Michigan isn't really similar to Texas at all. We have an experienced offense, they have freshmen. They play Oklahoma, and barring Wisconsin in the BTCG, we play nobody close to that good.
We might be overrated (except by resme we aren't) but Texas has nothing to do with it at all.
Great start for Illinois.
This just in, Minnesota has the ball down 45-10 and is driving. In other words, they actually have 10 points!
I'm finding myself rooting hard for Minnesota to put this ball in the endzone. KIll seems like a nice guy and no team should be this inept in the Big Ten
Hoosier Daddy! Indiana 7 Illinois 0. Kick return for a TD
Purdue put up a glorious 10-second struggle at the 1, but the Gophers got through - 45-17 now.
hopefully Oklahoma loses this year so we wont have to play them in the national championship game. They look really good.
For those that want to watch the rout.
feeling bad for my texas friends, this is going ot take a while to get over
This is why we could go 12-0. Maybe we aren't as good as Oklahoma, LSU, or Alabama, but that's irrelevant when the big ten is so far down this year.
Indiana 10-0 vs Illinois! Maybe vowel enthusiast Nathan Scheelhaase isn't that scary after all.
Illinois scores 10-7
That blitz worked well for Indiana.
Would be ironic if this is the year the Big Ten did ok in the Bowl Season.
Maryland within 4 of Georgia Tech on the U.
So at the risk of speaking too soon, Illinois really reminds me of UM last year. Good offense capable of big plays, but the D also seems to like to give up yards. At least they get sacks, which is something our D-coordinator last year didn't have in his defensive philosophy last year.
Dusty Kiel is not a good quarterback.
Illinois really is all over the place, right as I am about to make a comment on being unimpressed with their Defense they go get a touchdown. Still look very inconsistant, pretty confident we can hit some big plays again this year.
I cannot imagine the world of hurt that Clemson is about to bring to BC.
Who else was sick of that song IU plays after every first down last year? They sure played it a lot. I looked it up; it's the first bars of a march called National Emblem, FWIW. My daughter and I are rooting for IU, so we pump our fists up and down.
Maryland's Danny O' just threw a ridiculous pass on 4th down w/ 2-1/2 minutes left for the incompletion. It looks like some kid who downed a 1/2 gallon of rainbow sherbert threw up on the Maryland shoulder pads.