So this internet thing has really become quite boring in the last month or 2 if you are a Michigan Football fan. Our recruiting has been for all practical purposes wrapped up for a while so let us turn our attention to the actual 2012 football season.
Almost every pundant/talking head thinks that we really lucked out last year with our record. most think a drop is almost certain what do you think? In a sentence or two give the reason why we win or lose.
- Sept. 1, Alabama (Dallas)
- Sept. 8, Air Force
- Sept. 15, Massachusetts
- Sept. 22, @ Notre Dame
- Sept. 29 Wifeday/apple picking in my household!
- Oct. 6, @ Purdue
- Oct. 13, Illinois
- Oct. 20, Michigan State
- Oct. 27, @ Nebraska
- Nov. 3, @ Minnesota
- Nov. 10, Northwestern
- Nov. 17, Iowa
- Nov. 24, @ Ohio State
Alabama - LOSE - They have a great offensive line returning, we have at best an unproven D-line that I think will be much better as the season progesses baring injury. Alabama will be able to run the ball. For us to have a chance Denard needs to play one of the best games of his career both running and passing.
Air Force - WIN - Closer than we may think but yes we win.
Massachusetts - WIN.
Notre Dame - WIN - They have a good front 7 but no back 4 and Denard takes advantage. After 3 games our Defensive line shows improvement against a quality opponent. Also Notre Dame is a little drained after a big overtime win the week before in East Lansing!
Purdue - WIN - This game is scary to me. Dont know why but we still win . . . closer than expected though.
Illinois - WIN - Illinois is going to a brand new system under a brand new coach. Illinois will be coming off a beatdown the week before at Wisconsin, and a lose to Penn State the week previous to Wiscy. Dont worry though . . . Indiana is up next.
Michigan State - Win - The ling nightmare is over and Little Brother is put into place. I think that if this game was at East Lansing we lose a close one. That be ing said MSU has a great Defense but Andrew Maxwell struggles as our defense takes another step up and Denard plays very well. This is the big turn for our Defensive line as they really play well and the back 7 shine as well. Pipkins in at starter after this game.
Nebraska - LOSE - So between this and MSU I think we lose one. Lincoln is a tough place to play and I'm sick of Dantonio so Nebraska it is.
Minnesota - WIN - They are better than last year but not ready to compete.
Northwestern - WIN - Alot like last years game but we have a running game this time. They make some plays on the offensive side of the ball but cant defend us.
Iowa - WIN - I kind of think that the lack of recruiting well, even by their standards, catches up with them this year. Their QB is the real deal but they dont have a ton after that.
Ohio State - WIN - This one is really a push for me. WE will be ready but this is their everything as they cant go bowling. Their Defense will be good and I think Braxton Miller is going to look like Denard did his Freshman year. They go as Braxton goes. I hate them so I say we win.
Yup, 10-2 is what I have which would put us in the BIG TEN title game against Wiscy.
Bowling, I have no idea???
Just something to talk about that has to do less with Penn State and more with football. What are your thoughts on our record this season?