Peppers at 10, which seems low.
Maybe it's just me, but I see "Purdon't" as being in the same vein as "Spartina," "DickRod" and the rest.
See, that's your problem. The ASS doesn't like MLive-caliber insults.
Let all the other sites stoop to name calling. MGoBlog should be the "Leaders and Best" of the bloggesphere. (sp?)
Don't let the charts fool you. Mgoblog is the 4chan of blogs.
Hook and Ladder.
Why on earth is Purdue favored by 13 points???
not -13.....bet much?
Man, you almost gave me a ragin' chub there...
I was about to make an exception to never betting on Mich
I was trying to get a hold of Texas too to see if he wanted to make a little wager on the game......
Isn't it the hook and lateral?
I actually looked it up and surprised there's so much discussion behind it:
It says it's also known as the hook and ladder in that link...
it was Saturday already.
I would like to see Roundtree break his record this weekend in the win against Purdue.
Is Siller their QB?
Siller is out for the year. Their QB depth chart consists of 2 freshman :
I honestly couldn't remember if he was hit by that flu going around West Lafayette that eats ACLs.
(we have our own strain in Ann Arbor that enjoys ankles)
Actually, Henry is more hurt than Siller right now and they've been warming up Justin Siller's arm the last few weeks he just wasn't able to run.
Coaches say that they'll watch him run this week and if he can he'll be good to go.....
Somehow Justin Siller will make a miraculous recovery, be able to run, and go Siller 2008 on us. This time though we have Tate and Denard and some non-freshman offensive weapons. They have no one else on offense. I suggest we put three people on Siller (Gordon, Vinopal and MM) and let the other 8 deal with the rest of the Purdue offense.
I think it's going to be a helluva of a show in West Lafayette after the past two seasons.
every time we score a TD
Seems like Oregon does, even though part of me looks at Chip Kelly every time and says: "A$$hole". I like the aggressive play call and it seems to be a very tactical move as whatever team they're playing has a noticeable drop in enthusiasm after he goes for 2. Still think he's an a$$.
Michigan - 42 Purdue - 34
74-70 in 4 OTs
You could be right, but I think your score is impossible in a OT game, or at least unlikely. I don't see a team kicking a field goal down 7 in OT
Is that your prediction for the score at halftime?
Worst Big Ten team we'll see all year. Worst pass offense in the country, period.
Will is be the worst pass offense in the country after the game?
"Penn State is playing their second-string QB, a former walk-on. Worst pass offense we'll see all year."
All of us, 9 days ago.
That being said, Go Blue! We're totally winning.
As it turns out, he's a lot better than we thought after watching him strafe Northwestern too. Purdue, on the other hand, has played whichever QB we're likely to see and the results have not been good.
Unless Siller gets healthy and plays QB, in which case dammit.
Yeah, but this time we have stats to back it up. Purdue averages 4.7 yards per attempt - only four teams in the past six years have been that bad.
Purdue will throw the ball all over the field and make Michigan's defense make open field tackles. The good news is that they have one QB who can run but not throw and one who can throw but not run...I think Michigan will win 45-31.
If our defense continues to get better, and our offense plays well and limits turnovers/stupid penalties we should win relatively easily
41 points and 45 points in regulation the last two weeks.
Only four more points after five more turnovers from the week before. Three FGs (+1 missed) and six punts. Definite improvement.
Denard has had arguably his 3 best games of the year on the road. So there's that.
Denard loves himself some Indiana!
Go 'head, score 65 for all we care...
Wait, that might just be my baseless blind arrogant over-confidence in the offense's ability to glow white hot like molten metal speaking...
Well, not quite baseless...
Every game is a concern for us, we're generally a realistic fanbase that dips between light optimism and wallowing sorrow.
But hey, I'd much rather be that rather than 'of course we're going to win a championship every year' Notre Dame fanbase (also: Washington Redskins fans, Ohio State Fans).
Kenny Demens in pursuit for a tackle to run through Purdue's sideline and split Danny Hope in half.
Here is a current pic of this turd of a coach, so next week we can have a before and after Demens changes his life.
Love to see Demens 'Boiler Up' the catepillar on Danny Hope's face...
Everytime I hear/see that Boiler Up bs, I nearly throw up in my mouth.
is a moist and malodorous skidmark in the stretched and off-white briefs of Charlie Weis.
But seems so right.
Hope RR meets him at midfield after we kick his nancy ass with a nice comment like......nice porno stache asshole.
I hope RR meets Hope at midfield and says, "I want you to meet Denard Robinson. He's the guy who just torched every player on your team." Denard: "Yeah, thanks a lot coach."
Not going to ask either...
I'm pretty sure Purdue hired this guy on his stache alone. They wanted to replicate the stache of Tiller.
beauty parlor job. (I know the Vietnamese gal who does his nails.)
Every game brings a new set of challenges. There are no gimmees at this point. Bring the pain, boys. Bring the pain.
Ever since last year's postgame handshake where Danny Hope "introduced" RichRod to the Purdue player that got suspended for a late hit, I've hated that fucker and that fucker's moustache.
Fuck you Danny Hope. Regardless of how the game turns out, you're still an asshole that deserves to eat shit and die.
But how do you feel about Danny Hope?
I just think getting that huge monkey off of the back (win #6) will go a long way. I also think the D may have stumbled onto something in the second half. Here's to some improvement and a BIG victory.
EDIT: by stumble onto something I mean, blitzing w/Gordon and Demens playing closer to the line...or am I just wishful thinking?
Thanks for reminding me. I knew I couldn't stand the guy, but couldn't remember why I disliked him so much. This is a noon game which should help on the road. No sitting around in a hotel for countless hours, makes me feel more confident for a win and revenge.
...that they don't have a walk-on QB somewhere in their depth chart that thinks of himself as a Brett Favre-type player and a chip on his shoulder. Otherwise, I feel kinda confident that Michigan will take this game strongly.
Johnny Walker neat. Do it. Do it.
Things to remember for Saturday:
-Danny Hope confronting Rodriguez after last year's game
-Danny Hope's comments about Michigan during Big 10 media days
-Even Carr hated Tiller
-Purdue basketball fans turning into a lynch mob and egging the refs into ejecting Manny Harris
I could go on all day. Without a doubt this is the athletic department, coaches, and school that I have the least respect for in the Big 10. I hope we hang 50+ on those clowns.
I forgot about some of this stuff...........50+ points should be doable............these kids now have something to shoot for in terms of a bowl game, I expect a better than expected performance.......
45-34 Michigan. Purdue will score more points than they should, but I think our D will make a few good plays to put a temporary cap on the oil spill of the last few games.
Denard's going apeshit, though. I'm almost tempted to call a 200p/300r game for him. Remember those huge runs he busted at the beginning of the year? yeah, he's bringing those back.
Emotion. Coming off of such a huge emotional game, I do worry about the team's emotional level not just for the game but also during the practices this week. This is when the coaches and team leaders need to step up and keep the young players focused.
I wouldn't be surprised to see M come out a little flat at the start of the game, but I fully expect this team to find their focus and relentlessly score on Purdue.
Hope knows we've been struggling and this might be his best chance to grab a win, here come the trick plays! Like you said, are the guys going to be able to get up for this? Here's to hoping so, GO BLUE!!!
making my first UM road trip oustide of the State of Michigan (been going to games since 1978 and outside of two Rose Bowls in the 80's...this will be my first true road game.). The offense better come ready to score.
Prediction-we will have 2 or fewer turnovers and it will make a big difference.
until a few minutes ago when a colleague of mine who's an Arkansas fan noted that a few years ago Arkansas had a big win in a multiple overtime game. He said that the following week they seemed to be one step slow and after the game it was speculated that they had not fully recovered from the long game a week earlier. I noted to him that Denard only played three quarters and the overtimes went very fast for the most part. Is being tired a legit concern????
I just had an epiphany and looked at the 2004 season. The week after Braylonfest, Michigan beat Northwestern 42-20.
They're in college. They'll recover.
What does college have to do with recovery?
Speaking of Purdue, am I the only one that sees a resemblance between Matt Painter and the Purdue mascot?
The loss to Toledo aside, Purdue was having a nice little season until getting absolutely clocked these last three weeks. I think that our defense picks up a little based on some of the good things they showed in the second half of last week's game and our offense continues to roll. If given the chance, I think RR rolls it up a little bit to see if can make the Stache cry like Zook did after the Illinois game. Good Guys 42/ Rollie Fingers Wanna Bes 20.
I look at this as returning to the scene of the crime. Two years ago, Purdue's offense (one of the worst in the big ten) led by a QB making his first ever career start put up 48 points on us. That loss assured us that we wouldn't go bowling for the first time since 1974. That was extremely hard for me to contemplate that my beloved Wolverines wouldn't be playing a game over the holidays for the first time in my LIFE!
And then of course last year, the boilers won in the big house for the first time since 1966. That did a number on my psyche as well. I grew up watching highly hyped Purdue teams get annihilated at Michigan Stadium. Mark Harmon and the #7 Boilers looking to wrap up a Rose Bowl trip got demolished by Schembechler's defense 26-0. Heisman hyped Drew Brees came to Ann Arbor at 5-0 and lost to Tom Brady & Company 38-12. Several years ago, after watching his #9 ranked Boilers lose at the big house 31-3, Gary Danielson said on camera, "I'm starting to believe this place really is haunted." So you can just imagine how I felt last year after that on-side kick helped Purdue pull out a 2 point win.
I've grown a ton of hatred for those guys the last two seasons. They must DIE now. Unfortunately, there seems to be a familiar scenario with this years game. Just like in 08 and 09, we're taking one of the worst defenses in the country to face a horrible Purdue squad. The only thing that's changed is the Michigan offense and THAT will be the difference in this game.
Purdue's defensive line is the strongest part of the team so long as Michigan's line holds up, which it has been great all year, it will be fine. Purdue is also experiencing inexperience in the secondary starting almost all freshman so Michigan should exploit this. On Offense the line is atrocious and the preseason 4th string is expected to start, Robinson, and be spelled by Siller who was switched to wide out, who will only be marginally better than Feagin. Dirking is the only hope for a running game and he wasn't expected to start.
The way I'm viewing this game is Rich Rod has yet to beat Purdue and going into the Ilinois game, he only beat three other Big 10 teams (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Indiana) so hopefully after this week Michigan will have 7 wins on the season and Rich Rod will have wins over 5 different Big 10 teams as he really begins to figure out this Big 10 style of play.
only Minnesota will be in our division starting next season.
i hate danny hope 100x more than i actually hate purdue