"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|1 year 20 weeks ago||"The Catch"||
I'm probably a little older than the average MGoBlogger (graduating in 93), but do recall a few memorable games. The one that comes to mind first is the ND game where Michigan needed to get about a yard to get a first down. Everyone expected that, and flabbergasted to see Elvis fake the hand off, do a fake pump to Desmond Howard in the flat, and then loft a high pass to the back of the end zone. No! No!! No!!! was my only thought. Then Desmond laid out for seemed like an eternity to make the catch. The crowd goes wild! One of my roommates had taped the game (yes, via VCR) back in our apartment. As soon as we got back to the apartment, we re-watched that play about a hundred times.
Unfortunately, I was also at the MSU game (in Ann Arbor) where Desmond got tripped in the endzone and no penalty was called. It was horrible that there was no call, but Desmond should have made the catch anyways. He had made many other far more difficult catches. The Big House never sounded so quiet on the walk out.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Borges' History?||
Is the haphazard offensive scheme that Borges is running at UM the same he's run at other schools, or is his offense likely to morph into something else once he gets 100% his own recruits?
Also, are Borges and Hoke tied at the hip, or (if Michigan's offense continues to struggle for a couple more years) is Hoke apt to replace Borges with someone else?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Tradition?||
While I enjoy most of UM's tradition as much as the next guy, I tend to flinch at that being the sole justification for doing something. I'm pretty sure Crisler painting the wings on the helmets was (gasp, dare I say) NOT traditional at the time.
For what it's worth, I mostly liked the matte helmets. I didn't like that the strips and wings were glossy and the blue was matte. If they do the matte thing, I think they should go all the way.
I also liked the throwback uniforms from the night game against ND. Didn't care for the away version against MSU, though.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||QB, O-line, and others?||
Has any analysis been done on the cast of characters that past 5-stars had around them?
As we all know, a good offensive line goes a long way towards making a good running back.
Also, a good QB and competent receivers can prevent defenses from filling the box to stop the run.