(looks like) it 'gon rain, probably - http://bit.ly/awWIeY
this guy evidently hired to work for AD
(looks like) it 'gon rain, probably - http://bit.ly/awWIeY
Maybe that will be good. I mean we are run oriented and they are pass oriented. Theoretically that helps us.
Although a wet sloppy field is not ideal, it will be more of a Hindrance to them, Go Bluuuuue !!!!!
Yes we know. Again, something talked about earlier this week. It's part of the sport. Rain or shine, our boys are going to whoop the shit out of the Domers on Saturday.
That's not necessarily so bad, rain means less ability for Michael Floyd to tear up our secondary right? This isn't 2008 where Nick Sheridan's QB and we will fumble every snap...
True. But on the other wet foot, if M. Floyd stays upright during his routes, it's our DBs that have to react on the wet grass.
Basically, in the WR/DB one-on-one game, the first who slips loses. Howeva! A zone defense can give the DBs a nice advantage in wet conditions.
Zone baby, zone!!!
I know its just semantics, but I am pretty sure Threet played the majority of said 2008 ND-M game.
Come on...chin up! 40% chance it won't rain!
HOLD ON TO THE THE DAMN BALL
It seems like there has been a weather report for this weekends game each day on the board this week.
I call first dibs on tomorrow's weather update.
It is still better than it was last week where we must have had a couple of reports daily...finally, there is football to talk about.
Take the early lead (7-3)
Unless we get a repeat of 2008 when a hurricane hit the stadium, I don't think it will be that much of a problem.
Funny you mention a hurricane...
Most of the rain is the remnants of a tropical system, as noted below.
As a weather nerd, it really boils down to timing. It's coming from the remnants of Hermine which is moving into Arkansas/Missouri today. It really depends on 1.) how much will still be in tact and 2.) when it will actually arrive. I've been hearing mixed things but a majority of the reports are saying "late", which could mean late afternoon or late in the evening. It will most likely rain, yes, it just depends on when and how much.
Supposedly it was ball security throughout the offseason that has Shaw and Smith seeing playing time. I'm hoping that's the case. Regardless, I don't think it will be as bad as the last time in South Bend. Even if it does downpour, there's no way we have that many turnovers. Right???
Shh...Angry Michigan Possession Hating God will hear you.
I can see the rooster tail flying up behind Denard already. Dilithium-powered Miss Budweiser with feet Bring it on.
Good to hear that there will be weather on Saturday. I was worried there wouldn't be any.
Here is the local South Bend NBC TV Station's weather: http://www.wndu.com/weather
They seem to think that rain will hit late Friday night and early Saturday - hoping to get it moved out of town before the game. So, it looks like warmups and tailgating might be wet. On a side note, I've never seen it rain harder and longer than it did 2 years ago in SB. I think it will be mostly dry.
Hurricane Ike made landfall a couple days before and the remnants of it hit the Midwest that weekend.
I drove from Lansing straight to Minneapolis and back only stopping for gas and to get my new puppy during that storm. It was 25 hours of white knuckle driving. I promptly watched the DVR of the game when I got home, and was thoroughly disappointed.
omg no.....might as well not even turn on the game now
After that, it becomes: how many times will the ball change hands, and through how much rain must it go to get to the exchange point?
QB iso - no other exchanges, no additional moisture accumulates on football.
Long pass to Floyd - ball must cover quite a bit of distance; flight of ball influenced by each raindrop. ball gets slicker with each accumulated drop of rain.
Both teams have to play in the same weather.
and on the same long grass
With the rain the punt game is the only thing that scares me about Saturday.
Will Hagerup's a beast. The kicking game, on the other hand, is horrifying.
But, it's gonna be ok! COME ON SATURDAY.
Apparently didnt fumble at all for the entire fall camp.
One of those jinx type stats that come up right before they fumble the ball.
has never lost two fumbles against Florid . . .
Intellicast has conflicting information. One chart says 10% chance of rain Saturday. Then an hourly forecast gives it a 40% chance to rain by 10am (which was increasing since 4am), but that's as far as it goes for now
It will hurt us more in their passing game than them. The receivers know where their cuts are going to be....our DB's do not. Slick fields make for a slower reaction to the ball. Just sayin. I'm not happy about it, but either way we win.
Thats why you go zone in the rain and let receivers concentrating on slippery balls and field conditions get killed a few times by dbs in waiting.
to fear they might purposely tear up the field this week?
If they purposely tear up the field that would be irrational because they have to play on the same field. I don't think any amount of practicing would "help" a team on a crappy field.
So much worrysome speculation about weather conditions and whatnot.
Let's enjoy the game!
With Kelly coaching, it's irrational. He wants to run a very high-paced spread that requires a lot of precision. Weis, on the other hand, probably would have loved to line upend slog away with the big line they had last season.
is that it will be harder to HOLD ON TO THE DAMN BALL. After last week's kick/punt return "issues", and Dileo's holding, this worries me.
Maybe RR will go for it on fourth when he's supposed to.
I hope the stadium floods...as Denard is the only player who is fast enough to run on top of the water.
Is there a rule and/or reason why RB's (at least from what I recall) don't wear some of those sleeves that have a tactile feel and would help give them a better grip on the ball in the rain? Gloves are 1 thing but I'd think that if you had something on your forearms it would just help that much more.
Feel free to call me an idiot if people already do this or there's an obvious reason why it's a stupid idea.
Wet fields are typically more difficult for defenses and high-precision offenses. Both teams have defenses (kind of) and Michigan is probably more capable of running iso plays all game and being successful. That, and the thought of slowing Floyd down, makes me happy.
The rain was pretty good to our offense in 2008, despite getting hamered we ended up out gaining ND if I remember. So I say if we can HOLD ON T O THE DAMN BALL bring on the rain it will help our D.
and hide your halfbacks, 'cause they rainin' on errbody out there.
as long as it isnt the one way slopfest we had 2 yrs ago
Some of Michigan's players might have switched gloves at halftime.