Wow. We came. We saw. We kicked ass.
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
JDK and Rey for prez.
I don't know whether to listen to "I Love You Denard" on repeat or sit and write little haikus about Greg Mattison and/or Jake Ryan. Help!!!
The Mgobloggers were nestled all snug on their couches.
With visions of Mattison defenses killing MSU slouches.
Denard has shoelaces and touchdowns dancing through his head
Maxwell dreamed of Ryan and instantly wet the bed.
Leveon screamed " I will hurdle and rumble"
But having no o-line will cause him to stumble.
Tom tried to dream of sacks tackles and cheers,
But Lewan owns his ass year after year.
Need teeth to pillage your backfield. Viking Ryan shows no mercy.
Can we get rid of the "mini clay matthews" and just start calling him "clay Matthews but younger" now?
I am gonna call Clay Matthews "older Jake Ryan".
Just like Captain Insaneo
for Denards rushing QB world domination?!
Pat White: 4,480
Denard Robinson: 4,043
Denard has either seven or eight games left. That's 64ypg for seven, 56ypg if we go to the BTCG. If he doesn't get hurt, it's his.
Doesn't that just make you smile? Good for Denard.
Beat Sparty, Win at the shoe, go to and win Rosebowl... LEGEND..
gonna be sweet for him to break it, but if braxton stays all 4 years he will probably break denards record in a few years
Doubt it. Remember, BM didn't play a ton his frosh year, and he won't have the rushing stats Denard has for the last three.
8 touches by my count. Love you Denard. Glad your magicbabyjesus hand is OK.
My thoughts: fuck state
moar ball sacks!
I love Denard. I love his nickname and the story behind it. Having said that, is it time for Denard to start tying his shoes?
He's lost a shoe on a big play in like 4 of 6 games this season (IIRC). They've ended in big gains and we've been winning, but against the meat of our schedule the ability to make that last guy miss and take the ball to the house could be the difference in the game.
Point: Notre Dame. All we needed was one touchdown. If Denard has a shoe on big play, he might have the confidence to make a cut against a DB who is trying to chase him in space. I like that he's being smart and avoiding uneccesary contact, but I can't help but think that he's operating at like 90% of his potential elusiveness with his shoes untied. When that shoe falls off, his elusiveness meter falls to around 30% of his potential.
I'd love to see Denard tie his shoes. Does anyone agree? I sort of believe the NFL would enforce it somehow, why not start now?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Absolutely not.
Its not broke, don't fix it.
on the field.
I'll take the negs with yuh...
It was cute as a freshman/Soph, but it's grown man time now.
Tie the shoes??? HELL NO. But I'll admit you do make a point. Fortunately, there is a simple solution called velcro if it actually were to be a problem.
of all statistics are made up. Also if I could figure out how to embed, i'd put up the 16 candels Family Guy episode where Jake Ryan takes what he wants. I always think of that when I see Jake going crazy in the back feild. NO Jake! Not like this!
That's where he keeps his dilithium
Otherwise there would be jock straps littering the field in lieu of Denard's shoes
Rawls and Hayes looked pretty good (minus the fumble by Justice), and the Mario with the death stare registered a sack!
If Jake Ryan is the best player on defense right now, Demens is number 2. Guy has been dominant past few weeks. Nobody other than those two really make me go 'wow, he just did that?' but everyone else is super-responsible and forces teams to put full drives together, and fortunately it seems like B1G teams aren't capable of doing that.
On offense... holy Funchess. That play in the back of the end zone was jaw-dropping.
I'd be surprised if we opened up as <10 pt favorites against MSU.
have to give q washington some love. he has really turned it on the last three games.
QWash also gets some of the credit for Demen's play. Eating up those blocks really helps the LBs look good.
True, he's had a huge impact on LB play no question. It's tougher to eyeball that stuff as much when the linebackers are the ones running around making tackles though
Huh. We seem to be collectively having trouble deciding how to distribute credit for such a good couple of defensive performances this season. How the times have changed. I am ok with this new set of difficulties.
The defense has really gotten on a roll the last few weeks; I think the Q.Washington and BWC have done a really good job in occupying the interior of the offensive line, allowing for Demens and Morgan to make a lot of plays.
Ryan has been an utter monster.
I had a nice side view of that catch and wow it looked good. I was also impressed with Roundtree's jump ball catch in the first half. I don't know if it was just my angle but that catch looked spectacular.
Even though MSU has prepared for Michigan and only Michigan for the last two weeks, I would say we have a chance against em.
Looking forward to the IlliniQuest posts for the remainder of the year.
I'm so pissed off that Denard was not given the opportunity to get 300 yards today
Growing worry for me:
Jake Ryan is a redshirt sophomore. His draft prospects have to be growing, and if Michigan's trends from last year hold, the defense will only be getting better.
Is he a flight risk? He has to be improving his draft status. Could we lose him after this season?
Just a hunch, but I think he stays. Jake Ryan seems to have fun in Ann Arbor (no elaboration provided). I think he stays one more year. He is getting great recognition in the Big Ten and by us U of M fans, but one more year and he could get the kind of national attention Teo, Mingo, Jones, and Star get now.
Jake Ryan is not leaving next season. He's doing great. But he's nowhere near pro-ready. Try to remember it's Illinois.
Get a hold of yourself.
Again?! That got me arrested last time.
LBs don't leave after their sophomore year to go to the NFL. I don't even think sophomores can go to the NFL if they want to. I don't think you can leave until after your junior season. Wait to worry until next year. Hopefully by then Jenkins-Stone will look good enough that you can sleep at night.
So, yes, you can enter the draft following your RS Sophomore season.