And all was right with the world.
I want to see nothing but Tate and Denard all day Saturday.
In 2004 everyone was terrified and on pins and needles as a true freshman trotted out to take the first snap. In 2009 we are all relieved and excited that a true freshman will trot out and take the first snap.
Make that everyone minus one. I was not concerned in 2004. Really. I have been a bit surprised at the "OMG, We're DOOMED if we start a freshman QB."
I went to the San Diego State game that year and remember saying: "Hmmm I guess Gutierrez is still hurt. Where's David Underwood and who the hell is Mike Hart?"
Good times, good times...
...and why is everyone walking on the ceiling?
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said on his radio show Thursday that true freshman Tate Forcier will start at quarterback in Saturday's season opener against Western Michigan.
"It was so close," Rodriguez said. "There was a lot of give and take and going back and forth, and really it was the performances maybe he did in the scrimmages. But really I'll tell you it was so, so close for us and we felt comfortable we could put any three of them in there."
Also noted is that Carlos Brown will get the start, but that Minor is expected to get some playing time. Good to hear that the ankle isn't so serious as to prevent him playing.
let's get them both 100 yards.
Watch out big ten. The force is strong in this one. I can feel the betting lines shifting...
...and there goes the "thank you" start I thought Sheridan would get.
The last few years, we have gotten used to seeing UM struggle against teams they should beat. I have a feeling that RR is going to want to hang a lot of points on WMU Saturday.
SHOW NO MERCY
I really hope they put 40+ on these guys. But regardless of how many points they score, I hope it's a very one-sided game.
I just got downright giddy reading that. Saturday needs to BE here.
No more DEATH! The Force is strong again.
Does Obi have any force powers at all that may help lead the defense to greatness?
Lots of good news. I wish I didn't have to take the GRE tomorrow so I could just sleep all day.
good luck on the test
My studying has been minimal, so I'm kinda winging it...
No worries, the test is really easy.
Good to hear! I'm an engineer, so I think I'll do well on the math sections, and I don't think the verbal stuff is scrutinized so much for engineering grad students, so that's good. As long as I can get into Michigan I could really care less what my score is. Anyone know what kind of score would get me in?
I wouldn't sweat your lack of study on the verbal. A buddy and I tried work a vocabulary list from one of the GRE prep books for several weeks. Of the thousands of words we attempted to memorize, I saw one on my test and my buddy saw none.
The math on the other hand was worth looking at (if only to see the type of problems on the test.)
That sounds like what I've been hearing from others. It looks like the math will just be a matter of making sure I take my time and avoid stupid mistakes.
The mean score for engineers across the board is 468 and 717 for verbal and quantitative, respectively. Writing is 4.1, so, uh, just spell your name right.
Not sure about Michigan, but you'd have to imagine significantly higher than that. Still, you never know what'll get you in. I wouldn't lose confidence if your score is not necessarily perfect.
I got into Michigan's engineering grad school (Mechanical) with a 560 verbal, 800 math, and 4.5 writing. So not significantly higher. What you want is a math in the 90s percentile (800 is 94th percentile, go fig), and the other two in the high 70s.
Its just like the SAT but with a logic section. Of course, I took it nearly a decade ago, but two 800's and a 700 on the verbal were good enough to get into the engineering grad school.
What test did you take? The adaptive computer version is hard regardless of your skill level (by design.)
I took it in October of last year, thus, the computer version, and it really is quite simple. I didn't do as well on the math section as I probably should have, but seeing how I didn't study, I'll take it.
So, I took it without knowing it was computer adaptive. I was like, this is incredibly easy, then, 4 questions later, this is incredibly hard. I ended up, uh, guessing very fast at the last 7 questions. Oops.
If it's good enough for our helmets, it's good enough for the GRE.
There's no need to do anything but wing the GRE. I went in with about 2 hours of prep time under my belt, believing (incorrectly, as it turns out) that graduate humanities programs would not really care about standardized tests. And I still got what I needed to out of it.
It's basically the SAT with harder vocab.
I actually never took the SAT. Did well on the ACT though... I'm assuming the two are comparable.
I really think that WMU will struggle with our offense. I've watched some things from last and year and from this year's spring squad and they seem really slow at the linebacker position and I don't think there d-line can hang with our o-line. I expect Carlos Brown to have a monster game. Look for him to be the star of the game.
Coach Tony Gibson just finished an emotional few minutes. "I played for coach Rod in 1991-1995 and he changed my life." He talked about all RR does for the coaches and the players. Then there was a long silence. Finished up with "There is no one in the country I would want to coach with besides coach Rod."
Either everyone (RR, coaching staff, players) are blowing smoke up our ass or this team has never been more together. Anyone who says differently is just flat out lying.
Are you trying to impugn the character of Mr. Drew Sharp? He’s a columnist for the Detroit Free Press, so he automatically knows way more than us (or anyone else in the free world). It's a privilege just to read...nah, I can't go on with anymore of this B.S.
$10 says Sheridan starts.
How about 50 MGoPoints?
It was a joke.
How does this guy have so many points? It seems like every time he posts he loses points.
I'm having an affair with Tim.
Actually, it's laughingly easy. You don't have a job, you love MGoBlog, and you just post, post, post.
Say you post 10 comments an hour (that's less than 1 every 5 minutes). That is 80 posts a day (and that's only an 8 hour day). In 10 days, you have 800 points without a single up vote!
Can't remember how long this point thing has been active. But, in just a short 100 days, you would have 8,000 points!
Or, you could do what Jay did and have a bunch of your unemployed friends up vote on every post you make. Then you would probably have around 80,000 points!
Oh, lord. Alright I guess I have to make a serious post here about this incredibly lame discussion topic.
1) I post a tad more than normal. I may have 10-20 posts some days. This is not an egregious amount, but it's more than the people here who only check the board a few times a day.
2) I tend to post highly polarizing jokes/epinions. So, as an example, let's say I make a joke like one of the ones currently getting me negbanged. I get two points. Someone negs me for it, I lose one. Two people happen to find it funny and upvote me. I gain two points for each of those votes, so four. Then, three more people neg me. I lose three points.
So, I've gained six points in total and lose four... even though the post itself shows "-2".
Me and 1,000 of my friends will take that bet.
When can I stop by to pick up the money (for me and those 1,000 friends). $10,010 Sweet!
This is real. I believe it.
I believe that RR and his entire approach breeds loyalty. I have to believe it.
All you have to do is spend 5 min with RR and he will change your life.
Thank you Jesus!
Dont thank Jesus, thank Tebow.
looks like diclemeg/dicelmeg/whatever the hell his name is was wrong after all. What a shock.
(if you don't remember, he was the tool who "TOLD YOU SO" that Denard would get the start and that we all needed to get Forcier's schlong out of our mouths.)