Drew Dileo had one of the most clutch performances in Michigan history. Mad props to this young man.
Indeed! And mad props to DRob for an amazing pass under pressure!
I also love that we set up the win with a DROB pass. BOOM.
Brian - can Dileo get some love for the epic Hoke double point this week?
that's a given.
Hats off to Dileo for his superb game. Had to have been a crazy atmosphere in the Big House which can only help out our chances for Green and others. Bring em home Hoke and lets hopefully get a few more "Buckle Ups" here in the next few weeks.
Kid shows up well in big games. The catch in this game and the snag toward the end of OSU last year speaks to his fortitude.
the white mamba can't be stopped, you can only pray he takes mercy on you
Move up in the double point standings?
he is the holder on the kick too.
Huge catches; most of them difficult and in traffic. Held right-footed for Matt Wile and left-footed for Brendan Gibbons.
An unheralded 3-star Rich Rodriguez project out of Louisiana; this was his day. Player of the game.
I posted this on the live blog, but it scrolled by so fast I feel the need to post it again:
Anyone else remember when this blog flipped out after Dileo committed?
Not one of this forum's finer moments.
The Board thought that it was kind of a wasted pick, that RR brought him in merely to return kickoffs becuase at least he did not fumble the ball.
He made some comments that were almost apologetic after he comitted, about how he hoped he could live up to the Michigan offer. I felt bad for him because you knew he read some of the comments.
But there were also a lot of supportive comments on the Board as well.
Dileo was the only bright spot on O today. Everything else was mostly turrible. But a win is a win, especially against a rival.
The Defense was not turrible. It was, in fact, the opposite of turrible.
I realize your comment was aiomed at the O, but I still thought it was worth mentioning.
Y U NO LIKE Funchess or Gallon?
This one goes under one of the best finishes.
And who doesn't like a happy ending?.
Oh my goodness with pride and dignity drew pulled it off. We all pulled it off. Go Blue!
Was Pipkins out or hurt during the game or something? Swear I saw him in street clothes walking by the Paul Bunyan Trophy.
You saw Chris Bryant
Played some snaps
Worth the read at this point. Comments ahoy!
ESPN's comments on Dileo as a recruit:
He is a good athlete with quickness and agility... Maintains balance even after being hit. Fights for every inch of return yardage and can make defenders miss in the open field. … Catches the ball easily in traffic and hauls in the pass even knowing he will be hit immediately after the reception. Can turn back across his body to make the difficult catches.
Wow, they called it dead on. ESPN is generally thought of as a second-tier recruiting service on this board, but they nailed that one.
You da man Drew!
O, you were talkin about Dileo and not me, I guess. Go Blue!
please send money
I noticed on replay. That was huge. I can't believe he got that down.
.... singing HEEEYYYYOOOO, DREW DILEO!!!!
Drew Da Lee Oh.
What Denard was to OSU last year. We wouldn't have won either game without their individual performances. To magic midgits!
RCMB posters were going nuts over him, calling him all manner of derogatory names; it was glorious!
Hats off to both of them. If I see either of them at Ricks, buying them a drink.
Don't do that! You'll get us in trouble
He just makes plays.
Dileo was fired up all game, you could see that when he was jawing the DB after his earlier catches.
Nothing to see here, move along.
He is indeed the Real Dileo. Four receptions for 92 yards, and in this game, all of those yards were vital. Truly the difference maker today - many thanks to Drew!
This never gets old
The hit that he took on his first catch of the day would have knocked out lesser men. Kid has great hands, catches anything put anywhere near him. Glad he had a huge game like this that we couldn't have won without him.
Hoke in postgame with Brandstatter: "Drew Dileo is a football player. And he's a tough little football player."
It's uncanny, almost like it is a team sport. When one is down, someone else totes the load.
Really happy for him. Seem to recall that he accepted his Michigan offer site unseen (before visiting) - true Michigan man - think he would have walked to A2. Great when kids like that rise to the occasion in big games.
This. He just screamed "that type of kid all great teams have one of who can do everything well but few things great". Many hated the offer as he was a 2*, IIRC. I immediately loved his commit and Ryan's commit once I watched their tape. However, I'll also admit to loving Feagan's tape. Haha. I had my misses on "reach" kids.
Plus it is fun to say his name
Dileo's second catch was uber-fantastic. He got absolutely rocked, yet hung for the first down. Nice hold on the last kick, too.
Nearly threw my remote through the ceiling when he came down with that catch for the 1st down.