While driving back to the Great White North I was listening to the ESPN sports radio feed out of Cleveland to check the afternoon scores. I found myself, thereafter, listening to WKNR/ESPN Cleveland radio hosts discussing Denard Robinson and today's Michigan performance. They were, perhaps justifiably, all over our defense. However, what interested me was the comment they made about one Denard Robinson.
The first of these was that "Robinson hasn't matched up with a linebacker who can match his speed and spy him like Brian Rolle".
These hosts then discussed how they perceived Michigan would lose five of their last seven games.
Now, I find OSU homerism pretty typical but I think that analysis is a bit over the top and perhaps borderline idiotic. I think you can't really scheme against Rodriguez/Magee's offense with the spy (teams were not successful with that strategy during the Pat White years). I respect Brian Rolle as a player but the idea that he has the sort of speed to match Denard is completely insane.
Needless to say I changed the station.