Hey i remember watching College Football Live a few weeks back and Randy Edsall was on and they were talking about the Big East and opening up with Michigan, and he made the comment that he has yet to beat West Virgina. So I was thinking will this help Michigan this saturday considering that West Virgina still runs Rich Rods system. What do you guys think? I think the lack of experience on defense is the main factor. Sorry guys i know this isn't a great post just trying to get threw till saturday.
UCONN has never beat West Virginia
So that's why Tate had no wings on his helmet... he's going to come out with the 1st team offense wearing a "WV" helmet.
RR is tricky tricky
I hope UConn doesn't counter by putting numerous buckeye stickers on their helmets. The chess match has started!
thus begins the longest 5 days of my life
I'm sorry, but I just dont think your effort as volunteer OP is working out. We're going to have to let you go.
UConn will have not beaten us either.
Luckily, I guess, for UConn they are not playing WVA on Saturday
in which case, not only do I know what the implication of that would be, but not sure exactly what that means since I am tragically unhip.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that it doesn't matter that UConn has never beaten WVA. Seeing as they'll be playing UM and all.
RR pasted Edsall's team a couple of times (66-13 one year, I think). I'll take it at this point, and hopefully it means that Edsall doesn't know how to defend a Rodriguez spread offense.
Right, because our coaches are the only ones who learn from past losses? These arguments are laughable. It woudl be better for us if Edsall had NEVER played RR rather than if RR had beaten him four times. Edsal et al. have now had much to learn from, and they will be playing a less-developed RR team. That is what we should take from the past RR vs Edsall contests.
We'll find out on Saturday.
I prefer to think of it as past games don't mean much of anything going into Saturday. Yes Edsall has had ample opportunity to learn from past match-ups, but so has Rich Rod. Just because he won doesn't mean he didn't learn anything. It's a two way street.
Agreed that this can cut both ways, but it's more useful information than the more generalized stats that will get trotted out in in the media guide (e.g. M's record all-time against Big East schools, M's record all-time at home openers, etc.)
Either way, just get this thing started already.
I understand that Edsall and RR have a history and that history heavily favors RR. I also understand the point that sometimes coaches never learn to defend a certain style of offense (e.g. Carr and mobile QBs). But every game is different.
It sounds like UConn has undergone a rough off season (injuries, suspensions, etc) that has hurt their depth and experience, but UM is still an incredibly young team with a lot of holes in the depth chart and even more question marks.
Don't get me wrong, I fully expect UM to beat UConn, but I just think it will have little if anything to do with UConn's past record against WVA.
when they faced WVa. If anything, this hurts Michigan because they faced that similar offense the last two years.
Stats like that do nothing for me. College football always has those WTF moments where you ask yourself, "How could this team beat that team but at the same time lose to this other crappy ass team?"
It's kind of like looking at this past decade. We own the SEC, the SEC owns Ohio State yet we're 2-8 against OSU. (Excuse me a minute while I throw up.)
I think the majority of WVU's wins over UConn were during the time the Huskies were building their program up from 1-AA status, or whatever they were prior to 2002. UConn is much better these days. But I still expect us to win.
I fully expect Edsall to remain winless against Rich after this Saturday.