Boy. What happened?
Denard leading Rivals QB Power Rankings
The old black shirts are back. And Washington sucks.
Man, I am glad we got Nebraska. Right time and all
Is good this year, but they could be really good by next year...
I'll be curious to see how this season effects his draft stock.
could have been an overall number one pick last draft. Now he will be lucky to get drafted in the first round at all. at least he will get a degree, though. DW - different poor choice, no degree.
he got too much hype and frankly didn't deserve it. If they want to hype a Pac-10 QB, they should've done it with Andrew Luck who is a superior prospect than Locker.
but how was that spelling mistake in the subject missed?
Enlighten me please.
You mispelled Denard's name the first time. Don't do the old edit-and-feign-ignorance routine.
To the best of my recollection, I did not change anything in the lead line. I went back to it to take a look, because I do make mistakes - often. But when I do I confess and poke fun at myself under an additional line which I start with EDIT:
I thought it was because I spelled Denard as DenYard in the body of the blog. I have used this in an attempt to imply that Denard's yards should just be called DenYards.
If there was a way for me to check to see if I made a change, I would. But it seems rather trivial.
You may take my word for it - or can chose not to. But I do 'fess up to my errors.
EDIT: Did not do the old edit-feign-ignorance routine. note use of EDIT.
Seems like he's been hyped ever since he set foot on that campus. He'll have to wait until the post-season all star games and the combine to improve his draft stock.
Why is it that OSU is thought to have run up the score and Michigan did not? The scores were fairly similar. Yes, I am aware that we brought in many different players, but if they can't stop you, they can't stop you.
Yes, I am aware that we brought in many different players, but if they can't stop you, they can't stop you.
That's what you do. You bring in your backups, and then your third string, and if they STILL can't stop you, then that's just too bad. OSU did not. Pryor stayed right in there.
And it's doubly strange since their backups are total crap and could really use the reps in case Pryor goes down at some point.
Crappy backups scored 28 points in that game. Both backup QBs threw TDs, and both backup RBs scored TDs.
But you knew that already...
I did know that. The crappy backup QBs still didn't come in until the fourth quarter.
Can you explain the play calling on the halfback option throw back to Pryor for the TD when they were up big already? No offense intended to you (I value your opinion) but that was a ridiculous call, in my opinion.
That had nothing to do with this game and everything to do with future games. Now the defense knows it has to check Pryor on that rollout which will slow down the backside pursuit.
Oh, please. If I'm an opposing DC, I'm not going to freak out because in one play out of 1,000, Pryor was sent out as a WR. Tressel didn't even have the balls to call it in a real game.
It was a cheap stunt to get another highlight-reel play for Pryor. It's not a big deal. Lots of teams do this for their Heisman candidates. I find the rationalization of the play more ridiculous than the call itself.
That makes no sense. Who does that slow down, the DB on the other side of the field? Also, coaches don't reveal trick plays in games where they have no reason to surprise the opposition. That makes no sense either.
No offense, but That was a clear "run-it-up" and/or "pad-stats" play call. Plain and simple.
|Ohio State at 4:35||EMU||OSU|
|1st and 10 at OSU 34||Dan Herron rush for 13 yards to the OhSt 47 for a 1ST down.||20||45|
|1st and 10 at OSU 47||Terrelle Pryor pass complete to Corey (WR) Brown for 12 yards to the EMich 41 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at EMU 41||Terrelle Pryor pass complete to Dan Herron for 11 yards to the EMich 30 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at EMU 30||Dan Herron rush for 10 yards to the EMich 20 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at EMU 20||Jordan Hall pass complete to Terrelle Pryor for 20 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.||20||51|
This was the start of UM's 3rd
|Michigan at 13:38||BGSU||MICH|
|1st and 10 at MICH 49||Michael Shaw rush for 2 yards to the BwGrn 49.||14||30|
|2nd and 8 at BGSU 49||Tate Forcier pass complete to Roy Roundtree for 21 yards to the BwGrn 28 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at BGSU 28||Michael Shaw rush for 8 yards to the BwGrn 20.|
|2nd and 2 at BGSU 20||Michael Shaw rush for 2 yards to the BwGrn 18 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and 10 at BGSU 18||Michael Shaw rush for 9 yards to the BwGrn 9.|
|2nd and 1 at BGSU 9||Vincent Smith rush for no gain to the BwGrn 9.|
|3rd and 1 at BGSU 9||Vincent Smith rush for 3 yards to the BwGrn 6 for a 1ST down.|
|1st and Goal at BGSU 6||Vincent Smith rush for 5 yards to the BwGrn 1.|
|2nd and Goal at BGSU 1||Michael Shaw rush for no gain to the BwGrn 1.|
|2nd and Goal at BGSU 2||Michael Shaw rush for no gain to the BwGrn 2.|
|3rd and Goal at BGSU 2||Tate Forcier pass complete to John McColgan for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.||14||36|
Notice Passing vs. Running plays. Notice a lack of QB WR's.
Yeah, that's true. I didn't really realize the difference in play selection. I guess looking back at it, when they ran the Pryor receiving TD play, that was pretty absurd.
Good points. I accept them. I guess I just see the score and think same game, but not so.
It's alright. The part I missed may be the most damning for OSU's argument:
DRIVE TOTALS FROM THE ABOVE:
OHIOST drive: 5 plays 66 yards, 01:38 OHIOST TD
MICHIGAN drive: 10 plays 52 yards, 04:34 MICHIGAN TD
OSU threw 3 times on 1st down and took 1/3rd of the time to cover less yards and the game was totally in hand.
Does osu have a backup qb?
So, the answer to your question is, "No."
I don't have a problem with Pryor being in the game since it was still the third quarter and even though there was less than 1% chance EMU would come up back you still need to officially put a team away (see Michigan-Ball State 2006)
I also could understand needing style points if both osu and bama go undefeated and boise probably will be as well and possibly even oregon
and i can also understand trying to take pressure off pryor by letting him blow up so the talk can be about his monster game instead of his poor reads and arm punt interceptions in a season where you are expected to go to the title game
but calling a throwback pass to the qb up 25 in a non rival, non bowl game situation is uncalled for. and seems pointless unless the vest threw down a large pre season wager on pryor to win the heisman
And it's just plain lame to use that play against a winless, small-conference opponent. When we had Charles Woodson throw a pass, it was at Wisconsin.
I don't think Tressel gambles, but Earle Bruce sure used to like going to the track. Ask Art Schlichter.
he said arm punt....makes me laugh everytime.
I didn't realize Denard played that long.
Gotta be 25% less than that, right?
Denard played for 9 minutes (15%)
Doesn't deserve it's own thread so I'll say it here:
The coordinator of the nation's #2 offense is not in the top 20 for OC's. Makes sense.....
Plus one for thread restraint.
I've been watching these power ranking things for a few weeks, and it seems like Rivals must have a bone with RR and staff. There's no reason to not have them in the top 25 for their offensive success so far this year.
Its nice to have Magnum PI staking out the power rankings. thanks and keep up the good work.
Michigan's offense is a one-man show. Therefore, that one man gets the credit. Why should credit go to the guy who designs the plays for that one guy? The offense is basically just "line up, and let that fast guy run," right?
It isn't as if everyone's game plan since like 6 minutes into the UConn game has been "tackle that squirmy slithery speedy sonufabitch." Once this team faces someone who figures out that stopping Denard is important, the offense will grind to a halt.
That's going to be an issue with any OC we have. Our O is known as "Rich Rod's offense" so he will get the credit and the blame. Their wasn't anyone saying that Calvin Magee's system wouldn't work. It's too bad that he doesn't get more recognition IMO.
RR isn't getting any credit either. He's not ranked in the top 25 coaches. Brian Kelly was ranked up until their latest loss to Stanford.
But settle down. Michigan does it against good Big Ten defenses then Calvin will move up. It's that simple. No bone to pick with RR and company at Rivals, no conspiracy, just win some Big Ten games with good offense and it will happen.
What good Big Ten defenses has MSU's Don Treadwell (ranked #12) proved himself against?
How about Wisconsin's Paul Chryst (ranked #7)?
Or Missouri's David Yost (ranked #16) who has played Illinois and bunch of meh non-AQs?
These rankings are pretty meaningless, but given that UM has put up the most total yards of any team in the country against a pretty reasonable schedule so far, it's pretty silly to not have Calvin or RR in a top 25.
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"way to go Brown were ranked below f*cking Michigan."
All I have to say to that is "Get used to it."
Let's just get some Big Ten W's
That Schilling is slowly catching up to Boren on the list of top O-lineman, which shouldn't be a surprise, as it is expected that people catch up to people with the physique of the ghostbuster's stay puft guy
Man, I just really don't like Boren.
Doing what he did, transferring within the biggest rivalry in the country, was so weird and so despicable, and feels so damn wrong.
But when you look at his whole story, it does kind of make sense. Boren was at Michigan because Michigan was Bo's program, and Bo took a chance on Boren's dad when Woody wouldn't. If you remove Mike or Bo, Justin is your perfect Buckeye. It helped that Tressell offered Zach a role on the team as well.
Had Justin been the Baby Boomer and Mike played today, I would bet that Justin would have gone directly to Woody's Ohio State without a second thought, and Mike the overlooked 3-star with a motor, may very likely have come to play for Rich Rod.
don't care. still hate that fat fuck. for all the obvious reasons and he went to my high school - admitting this still makes me sick. I remember when he committed to UM. I was so excited to have a hometown guy Go Blue (not the first - Lawrence Reid was I beleive). transferring out of the program is one thing, but to go play for your biggest rival is just fucked up. Fuck him.
Then you know the real story, right? About what a psycho-dad Mike was, about how Justin came back to Pickerington every weekend that it was possible to do so, and how Mike and Hope freaked out when Zach didn't get a Michigan offer, and pulled Justin out of Michigan.
And you probably know how Mike had done much the same thing with Zach, when he pulled Zach out of Pickerington North and enrolled him at Central, because Mike didn't like the football coaches at North.
I don't understand why you'd be "ashamed" at having grown up gone to school in Pickerington. But I'm guessing that you could probably confirm the mostly-untold (by the mainstream media) details of the Boren story.
He was inclined to do so from the start.
It was the way he did it by insulting our program publicly.
This is why I dislike him so.
Some day I hope he realizes that what he did was classless. But being that he is getting stroked by every OSU fan in existence - it is doubtful.
I hope if the reverse ever happens, it is handled with more dignity.
but their list of top head coaches features BILL SNYDER - THE SAUSAGE KING OF SUCKING ASS - and not RichRod.
Granted, ranking players and coaches is sophomoric and a stupid thing to argue about, but that is just so awful it has to be mentioned to avoid anybody confusing Rivals with people who know anything about anything.
Bill Snyder is basically the Barry Alvarez of the Big 12 - he deserves some credit for turning an otherwise abysmal program around to above-average mediocrity, but nowhere near all the kudos he get from the national media due to his lifelong penchant for being a fucking pansy about scheduling. Not following the Big 12 as closely as the Big Ten, I'm not sure if Snyder had the same self-promoting whininess about his program as Barry. If so, he truly deserves the crown of SAUSAGE KING OF FUCKING ASS.
Ok where is Mike Martin on the Defensive Line list???????
FWIW, Schilling is No. 9 on the OL rankings.