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- O-Line - can they get a push, can they protect
- D-Line - are they going to dominate this matchup
- JMFR at MLB
- Salt & Pepper - Hagerup's return and Jabrill's introduction
- Devin Garnder - Step up in the pocket or twirly-wirl into the pass rush for minus forever yards
|1 day 23 hours ago||I love chubby kickers!||
I love chubby kickers!
|1 day 23 hours ago||Yeow.... Wisconsin has some||
Yeow.... Wisconsin has some serious speed coming out of the backfield.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Smith seemed to read the||
Smith seemed to read the blocks a little better and has that natural fall forward attribute. Green badly misread a block/hole/cutback early in the game, but I also attribute that to getting comfortable with his linemen in game settings. He never really missed a read after that (at least I didn't notice). I think who starts is moot though. They will both likely share carries throughout the season unless one of them really starts separate themself from the other.
Ideally, you'd want two starting running backs - thunder and lightning. Right now we just have thunder and thunder with an occasional lightning from Norfleet on a jet sweep.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I just hope Frank Clark,||
I just hope Frank Clark, Willie Henry and the rest of the DL go to South Bend with bad intentions. If Gholson wants to leave the pocket, we need to lay his ass out. Everyone on the D needs to be in kill mode next Saturday night.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Nuss is a huge upgrade. No||
Nuss is a huge upgrade. No questionable play calls I can recall. Being on the sideline and engaged with Devin feels 110% better than last year. Mattison stayed pretty vanilla after we had a lead, but early on he seemed to call an aggressive game. Special teams A+ just because block + TD.
|2 days 4 hours ago||There is some potential OMG||
There is some potential OMG PAIN on this D. They were a little inconsistent but expect the front 6-7 to get better as more experience comes. Things like JMFR as MLB - he'll find his groove at some point - his football IQ is too high not to. The DBs were blanketing WRs all day. Significant depth all-around - should help with exhaustion, etc... in B1G season.
|2 days 4 hours ago||We mauled an inferior||
We mauled an inferior opponent - no head scratching how are we tied with TEAM A in the 4th quarter.
Funchess... Funchess... Funchess... enjoy because he looks like next year he'll be playing on Sundays.
Holy shit balls - Devin didn't twirly whirl when pressure came - he stepped up in the pocket several times.
O-Line - eh... ok maybe... well maybe not... er well ok "TBD" or "WIP"
|2 days 9 hours ago||amazing catch Sportscenter||
amazing catch Sportscenter Top 10 nominee
|2 days 9 hours ago||ROFL no one wants to win!!||
ROFL no one wants to win!!
|3 days 29 min ago||That was a pretty sweet run||
That was a pretty sweet run by Hill
|3 days 1 hour ago||LOL... might want to cover||
LOL... might want to cover him JSU.
|3 days 1 hour ago||That was a terrible hit - but||
That was a terrible hit - but it looked straight on. So, hopefully its only a hyperextension and no ACL/MCL damage. I hate Sparty, but I don't like to see people get seriously injured no matter what jersey they wear.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Roseboro? Sounds an awful||
Roseboro? Sounds an awful lot like Rose Bowl? Potential foreshadowing!?!
|3 days 3 hours ago||Hmm.... Right||
|3 days 7 hours ago||Row 1 - Seat 1 My House -||
Row 1 - Seat 1 My House - Surprise AZ at 9am PST... Living on the left coast during football season is enough reason to drink before noon! Although that 5:30am PST start time for the Penn State game is mighty early, but I'm usually up by 4am - will just be wierd watching a live game that early.
|4 days 4 min ago||There's still the post-game||
There's still the post-game presser with the Old Ball Coach. It should be entertaining.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Never been myself||
but that intro was pretty hype with towels and such.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Football is back!!! I'm in||
Football is back!!! I'm in heaven!!!
No... wait.... an hour pregame with Tebow and Palmer/Mussberger combo in the booth!!! SEC Network!?!?! I'm in hell!!
Ah well... quoting AC/DC - "Hell ain't a bad place to be..." Just glad football is back.
|6 days 45 min ago||I'm torn about this game||
I'm torn about this game since as varoius folks have pointed out there really is no "win" situation for Michigan. However, I do think a little reminder/humility can go a long way. A lot of us (myself included) get on our high horse and think we have that "mightier than thou" mentality. Just look at the ND, MSU, & OSU hate/shame/flame bait that goes on here.
We should swallow our pride this weekend and take care of business. That's the "win" scenario for Team 135.
|1 week 2 days ago||The RCA Dome in Indy was||
The RCA Dome in Indy was pretty bad. The nosebleed seats were some of the highest seats I've ever been in - not to mention the obstructed views abound due to supports. Also agree with Purdue's Ross-Aid Stadium although it does have that old school charm to it somewhat. IU's Memorial Stadium always kind of felt like a TX High School stadium. The bleachers were always half empty - just kind of gave it that "who cares vibe".
Stadiums I like: Sun Devil Stadium, Michigan Stadium, Hinkly Fieldhouse, Lucas Oil Stadium, University of Pheonix Stadium, and I kind of miss Riverfront Stadium from a nostalgia pov.
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|2 weeks 8 min ago||I sort of adopted ASU as my||
I sort of adopted ASU as my 2nd favorite team when I moved to Phoenix, and I can say I'm digging these uniforms. I still like the newish matte black helmets the best though.
|2 weeks 32 min ago||Completely agree||
"Nothing good happens after midnight." ~ Herm Edwards
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not real surprised by the||
I'm not real surprised by the reactions. Our D line is supposed to be one of our strengths and our O line is supposed to be our weakest area. So, expecting that match up to go anywhere other than in favor of our D line.... Well lets just say I wasn't expecting much. However, it does kind of confirm what most of us fear - the O line will struggle this year most of the time (especially in B1G play).
At some point you would expect forward progress from some of the players, and I'm not ready to hang Funk out to dry just yet. I'm hoping the unit comes together and begins to gel within the next week or two. I'm hoping Nuss can call a game better than Borges and he will put the players and team in a position to win (i.e. no studid ass I-Form PA pass on 3rd and long).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I can't believe I'm going to||
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I have been on the wrong side of the karma train since the Bob Davie era, but that I guess that's to be expected after all that horse shit luck 'o Irish stuff under Holtz (f'ing Rocket Ismail). That being said, its not even fun to give ND fans a hard time anymore. Not that we can throw stones from our glass house, but this horse has been beaten to death for the better part of two decades.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Henne is playing pretty damn||
Henne is playing pretty damn good tonight. He's doing his best to keep Bortles on the bench for the season. Wish Denard would get some 1st team reps in spread formations.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Its pretty cool to see it||
Its pretty cool to see it from a Phoenix point of view. He's getting a lot of community support, but Phoenix is pretty liberal (minus our crazy sherrif and the old fashion snowbirds). Someday, it won't even be news worthy story - sexual orientation will be no big deal and then true progress will have been made.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||To sucker punch someone face||
To sucker punch someone face to face in the heat of the moment is one thing, but to take 2 seconds to line it up and blindside someone, well that takes a special kind of person. Boot him - we need leaders not thugs.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'll be 39 in a few days, and||
I'll be 39 in a few days, and I've been wearing UM football jerseys for each game since I was 13yrs old. I'll never stop wearing my jerseys during the game. God willing I'll be 95yrs old sporting a UM jersey at the Rose Bowl decades from now. If you want to wear jerseys wear jerseys, if you don't then don't. Its not my role in life to judge other peoples decisions.
As far as custom jerseys go, I've never sprang for full blown custom jersey with name. I have standard issue road/home sets I wear and some uniformz for the special games. I have jerseys in #1, #2, #7, #12, #16 & #97.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Doh someone beat me to it...||
So, this gives a whole new meaning to "dotting the eye"... skeet skeet bitches