And the hell that he will catch will be deserved.
Next year, I am all for making the move and just being a straight-up pro-style, west coast, air raid, power run or whatever he wants to call it team. That is what he and hoke like to run and that is what he is recruiting for. But for now, we have a qb (yes they should play Denard assuming that he heals) who is fast as shit but not a great thrower, another qb who cab throw and who can scramble, slot receivers and no non-Denard running game. Run Denard from the zone read, mix in a good dose of the 2-qb set. Intersperse power and deap balls (when devin is in) and generally just confound the opposing d with all of the many options that devin/Denard provide. Straight up pro style for denard's last game - and in a meaningless second tier bowl game, with nothing to lose, no less - would be a sin.
Michigan v. South Carolina in the Outback Bowl
And the hell that he will catch will be deserved.
Go Blue! Let's fuckng maul those fucking fucktards.
You seem pretty angry.
(picks up phone) -- "Ole' Ball Coach here! We're playing Shoelace? Aww Sh......"
Michigan's combined opponents record is now 96-63 with south carolina now on the schedule. That is the most wins in the history of Michigan's COR.
5 teams with 10+ wins. 3 of them with 12 wins, 2 with undefeated records.
Apples and motor oil; we didn't play 12 games per season until recently, I think. Still, it's impressive; our average opponent is 8-4
I like those odds.
I'm confident our team will show up ready to go in all phases. Borges terrifies me though...
So basically 2 of 3 phases?
If Borges gets his shit together, we have a legitimate chance to win. If he insists that the power I will work, it could be over by the half.
Exciting match up!
Coming in to the year most had us border-line top 10ish teams. We lost to #1 #2 and #3 teams and Nebraska (top-20ish team) all on the road and Nebrasa with a big asterisk.
We beat Northwester (top-20ish team) and everyone else we should have- so its very hard to accurately gauge how good this team is.
This will be a really good chance to see. If we win we are border-line top 10ish to top 15ish, if we keep it close 15-25, and if we stink it up then we can agree we were most likely overrated and are a fringe top-25 team.
have any more eligibility left?
I see what you did there. As long as Joe Kane is drunk, Alvin Mack has a broken leg, and Steve Lattimer is having to work on his limp (her dad is a friend of the program), we shouldn't need Tim "He Could Go All The" Wayman.
Several of these are fairly comparable - no gigantic differences, and of course, different conferences. It has been mentioned in other threads, but we stack up well on both sides of the ball when season averages are considered on a few important, cursory metrics...
|PER GAME AVG.||MICHIGAN||SOUTH CAROLINA|
|PASSING OFFENSE||198.08 yds||229.50 yds|
|PASSING DEFENSE||155.17 yds||193.25 yds|
|RUSHING OFFENSE||187.33 yds||142.92 yds|
|RUSHING DEFENSE||156.00 yds||119.00 yds|
|SCORING OFFENSE||30.00 pts||31.42 pts|
|SCORING DEFENSE||18.75 pts||17.42 pts|
And as brutal a schedule as Michigan had this year, no one can qualify those numbers as saying "Yeah, but they didn't have to play most of their games against ESS EEE SEE competition."
There is no Wofford on the Michigan schedule this year.
Yeah, instead of that horrible 9-3 Wofford team that was behind SC 10-7 in the fourth quarter, we played an awesome 1-11 UMass powerhouse.
If denard is healthy with the hand, does Borges get cute and let him play qb? I hope Gardner continues to run the offense and denard lines up in a skill position. I think that would be our best chance to win. Thoughts?
From a football standpoint this makes sense. The offense is just better able to move the ball with devin in. Denied at qb will allow a very good d to load up the line and the result will be something like the ND game (with a few less self-inflicted wounds).
I like going with the 2-qb set for about 50% of the plays. Of these, there should be some where Denard is rb, some at WR (slot), some in a jet sweep / reverse type play, some as a qb where he run and some where he throws. of the remaining 50%, I would like half to each qb, but for denard's plays, he has to be able to throw occasionally.
From a pure emotion standpoint, Denard at qb where he throws for 4 Tds, runs for 3 more with 365 through the air and 225 on the ground. 1 pick, just because.
Michigan student here, and randomly love University of South Carolina with no affiliation to it at all so I decided to donate there this year. My ideal matchup, even considering sitting in the South Carolina section.
is you love the cocks?
Sorry but your post is by far some of the most random shit I have ever read. Weirder than reading "naked lunch." Boy, get your head on straight.
I've lived above the Mason-Dixon line my whole life, but I have several friends from the state of South Carolina, and their unanimous opinion is that South Carolina is the Michigan State of the region - the drunken brahs remaining once the admissions offices from better schools were done selecting their students.
We're gonna shove those Cocks in the dirt.
Maybe this time we can actually beat USC in a bowl game...
But definitely winnable. Sorry for the overused meme, but:
You know the old saying... a cock in the bush is worth two in the hand.
How about a cock in the Outback is worth two in the hand?
This should be a good match up if Al doesn't blow it. I am definitely looking forward to it.
And given my hazy recollection as a student back in the 80's when the gamecocks played in A2, I look forward to the crowd shots. I honestly don't remember the game from back in the day (I believe we smoked them), but I definitely remember being impressed by the hotties from SC wandering around tailgates trying to sell GameCock boxer shorts (which they were thankfully modeling).
Here's to hoping that Borges pulls an '08 Capital One Bowl. Please.
is Cocks by 7.5
I think Vegas will favor the Cocks by 6.5
Old Ball Coach
VS. Man Ball Coach.
I like it.
He hates being called the old ball coach!
Says he;s the "Head Ball Coach".
Do you have any pictures of Bigfoot? Or aliens? Or a smiling Bo Pelini? Or ghosts?
Hey guys, I just realized something from when the Cowboy Classic jerseys were released back in July...
Michigan may consider designing a special bowl game jersey if the opportunity presents itself. However, a final determination will be made later in the year.
I think we're safe. The Outback Bowl (still the best corporate-sponsored nowl name) isn't a high-profile enough game for us to be sporting the clown uniformz.
of the Brandon (especially after 60 minutes)
Did you just out yourself as Herm?
2nd tier bowls look SOOOOO much better than Sugar and Orange!! Die BCS DIE!!!
I feel like Chicken tonight, Chichen tonight!
Wife's employer has an office there. If they get comp tickets (and they just might, they're a MNC health insurance provider) and she can score a pair and get assigned there over New Year's, attending Denard's send-off on the cheap might very well be manageable.
I'm going to be there. Who else is going?
...work: off, beers: bought, vehicle: loaded, food: handled, parking: done.....who's with me???? I'm a season ticket holder for the Bucs...huge UM fan and ready to go. Let's take RayJay over.
I am with you. just booked my hotel to go with my tickets. I will be driving down from Charleston, SC on new years eve. I may buy some tickets to Busch gardens and make faces at the orangutans.