I usually find PTI pretty entertaining. The one thing that I wish they would do and talk radio hosts would do is revisit predictions they made to see how bad or good they were. I think that is much more interesting than just saying "oh we'll win the NC in 2013" because everyone will forget it. MGoblog has a search function and a database of your old posts. So if you were spot on with something come in and brag and if you were way off be man enough to show your face. I'll start.
1. RR will win the Big Ten in 2011-Tough to do when you are not even here. I did win my over 7 wins bet though.
2. Shaw will be a Heisman finalist in his senior year-The promise of the 08 Minnesota game didn't quite materialize. Off just a tad.
3. Come on Denard is not going to start for Tate you are out of your mind.
While I know most of you disagree with the basis for this argument it did turn out to be prophetic. Here's the end of my post from back in January.
I will cringe when the MSM and its followers point to how Michigan is back to playing defense and getting tougher on that side of the ball when in reality the majority of the improvement will come from the players themselves and not some made up mantra about toughness.
So please stop with the defense sucks our only hope is Yoda Mattison. Mattison is an experienced guy that has seen it all he is going to field a strong defense this year once he figures out what he has. You see it happen so often I'm shocked people have so little faith. MSU was in much the same spot as we were last year and they improved greatly on defense, Ironically SDSU almost mirrored MSU's defensive stats from 09 to 10. Think back to guys like Stonum and Odoms when they were freshmen and now look at what they have become. There are so many examples of guys like John Navarre, because it is more the rule than the exception.
Lastly I want to leave you with Nick Fairley who is currently the odds on favorite to be the #1 pick in the NFL draft now that Luck has gone back to school. He steamrolled his way through defenses this year. Last year he started 2 games and was pretty much a bust coming from the JUCO ranks. You never know so give it some time. I feel like Ben Crenshaw at The 99 Ryder Cup. I got a good feeling about this. It is going to get me ill hearing the stories, but I think Greg Mattison is going to be the next flavor of the month for what he does with this defense and be labeled a genius by the end of next November.