Forde pretty much rips into Pryor..he was after all the #1 qb recruit. Forde also points out the faith the coaches have in Pryor with some pretty damning stats. I don't know why, but I feel optimistic about our chances against Ohio st. Yes, they are ranked 10th in pass offense and throws the fewest of any team.
In the games I watched Ohio st this year, most of the passes seem to be deep balls. I wonder if this translates to an acceptable risk factor for Michigan, namely to just stop the run every down and shift into pass offense on 3rd and long situations. We have nothing to lose, so RR can be more dangerous in that respect. Will Tressel change things up and let Pryor loose? Probably not, so there is always hope in playing a conservative team. However, if we build up a 10 or 14 point lead, then Ohio st will change gears and play to win, not play to lose.
Thoughts about the game and approach the teams will likely take? Should Michigan feel pressure in the need to win this game to make a bowl game..or pretend the season is lost and just win the game to make up for the season, instead of focusing on the desire for a bowl game? No doubt, Ohio st would love to ruin our season and prevent us from going to a bowl, but is that a strong enough motivational factor for them? We seemed to play poorly when we only needed 1 more win for a bowl, so if we give up that focus, I hope we play like a wounded wolverine and put out our best team performance overall this season.
Remember, this is why we play games to see what the results are, instead of wallowing in our own doom and gloom predictions.
Let's fuck. shit. up.