Michigan Monday is up at the zone. Here's the link: http://www.the-ozone.net/football/2010/ByeWeek/michiganmonday.html. This gives us the perspective of the enemy.
So, regarding the offense, he writes,
I said last week that the main reason Michigan scores so many points is because they have to. The Illinois game would be Exhibit A. don't tell me the only reason Illinois scored 65 points was because the game went into triple overtime. Please show me the rule that states that you must allow touchdowns in overtime.and also
If the score was reversed, would you still be marveling at your offense?More harsh are comments on the defense, and bad coaching at Illinois:
The Wolverines are now allowing 42.6 points per game in conference play. This must be what it feels like to be a crime scene reporter. The gore was everywhere. Blood dripped from all four walls. Tendons twirled from a swirling ceiling fan. The Scheelhaase Massacre will not soon be forgotten. Illinois scored 45 points in regulation and that was with Ron Zook playing Tresselball in the third quarter and going scoreless. On the Illini's first drive in the third quarter, Zook chose to punt on fourth and one from Michigan's 48-yard line. At this point in the game, Illinois had carried the ball 29 times for 189 yards. The chances that Michigan was going to stop them from picking up one yard was pretty slim—especially since they hadn't done it on any of the previous 29 carries. Basically, Zook blew it. Even if they get stopped, did it really even matter where Michigan got the ball? The Wolverines had five touchdown drives that were over 70 yards and didn't even last three minutes. Two of those drives didn't even make it ONE minute. Why would you suddenly decide to play a game of field position when you were so clearly in a shootout? Oh, that's right, you're RON ZOOK! If it had only been that one instance, maybe it wouldn't have been so bad. but on the very next drive, Zook was once again faced with a fourth and one, this time from the Michigan 22-yard line. He chose to kick a field goal. They missed.Regardless, we should still beat Purdue. The offense is awesome. And whatever happens this year, I'm really looking forward to next year.