[photo: Matt Demorest]

1 hour and 35 minutes

The Sponsors

We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we’d be all be very sad ex-SBNation employees with “real” jobs.

Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

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1. Upon Further Review: SMU

starts at 1:00

Takeaways on offense: Shea is a super accurate QB. Run game is still good. Passing game as a whole is a marked improvement. This is a very short segment.

2. The Sklars, Part I: We Grill Them on Comedy

starts at 10:07

We talk about the history of their comedic routine and then share a handful of amusing stories abut sports and life. Also: will Michigan ever rush the Big House field ever again? Brian doesn't to talk about sports but the Sklars only want to talk about sports.

3. The Sklars, Part II: They Grill Brian on Football

starts at 44:15

Our esteemed guests stayed for more! Brian and the Sklars debate potential movie ideas, how comedy has changed over the years, and why they love reading MGoBlog. Grant Newsome is a future President, Rashan Gary is a team leader. Mark Dantonio’s heart attacks are disrespected.

4. Nebraska Preview

starts at 1:12:25

Nebraska’s QB Adrian Martinez may play, but if he does, he’s pretty good at running. The Huskers rely a lot on Zone Read. Small tweaks to basic concepts. Passing comes out of those sets. Pretty good WR corps and another good slot dude. Michigan needs to keep contain if Martinez plays. Nebraska’s defense is bad. Retooling the scheme and personnel in year 1 under Frost and Erik Chinander. Michigan needs help from the TE’s to have success on the ground against big defensive linemen. Patterson needs to be ready to feast.

MUSIC:

If you or a friend made some good tunes and don't have a label out scrubbing for them we'd be happy to feature you.

Featured tonight: The Neal Anderson Quintet

  • “M-119”
  • “Parallel Fifths”
  • “Bacon Sundae”
  • “Across 110th Street”

THE USUAL LINKS:

Welcome to Ft. Worth, he was alive when we left.

We are at 333 S. Main Street downtown. Come on by, bring beers.

SPECIAL GUESTS TONIGHT:

The Sklar Brothers are bringing their stand up show back to Ann Arbor for two nights and apparently they're big fans of the blog, so we booked them to join us. Their shows are TONIGHT, Sept. 21, and TOMORROW NIGHT after the game, two shows per night (8 and 10:30pm) at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

THE SPONSORS:

We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan you’d have to deal with the fact that Eleven Warriors is the only large independent single-team sports blog on the internet that someone can do for a job.

Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

[Eric Upchurch]

Essentials

WHAT Michigan vs Nebraska wG6l0e_5_400x400
WHERE Michigan Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI
WHEN Noon Eastern
THE LINE Michigan –18
TELEVISION FS1
TICKETS exist
WEATHER low 60s, partly cloudy
0% chance of rain
minimal wind

Overview

I know Nebraska's 0-2 and in a year zero as Scott Frost takes over for a guy who had Nebraska in such a state that the first time anyone on the team touched a weight two guys got rhabdo, but 18 points? If I'd been sipping tea when I read that was the line it would have been spit take city, baby. Apparently I'm alone in this. The line hasn't budged since its release.

And okay yeah Nebraska hasn't been killing it but the Troy loss came without their starting quarterback—Michigan fans do not need to be told how devastating that loss can be—against a team that beat LSU last year and the Cornhuskers outgained Colorado by 150 yards. They ran for 329 yards! What part of that says "easy three score win" to you, Las Vegas?

I mean, Michigan should probably win this game but it's not the 90%+ shot the line says. I feel like I am taking the crazy pills. Unless Adrian Martinez is out. Then, yeah, 18 points. Survey says:

"He's further along," Frost said. "Again, it isn't just 'Is he ready to go?' It's 'Is he ready to go mentally and physically to the point that he can protect himself in the game and make sure he stays healthy?'

"He's really close. We gotta make a final decision."

Why is this game even on the board?

[Hit THE JUMP for BAD RADAR]

or Ed Reed nbd

Slants! But not much else. 

Suddenly competent?

Scott Frost's mom didn't put Rutgers in the Big Ten

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