Husker article praises Denard . . .

Husker article praises Denard . . .

Submitted by ImSoBlue on November 19th, 2011 at 10:46 PM

That's effin' correct, his our guy and we love him best . . .


"He's a stutter (step) guy," Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini said. "Early in the game, when he really hurt us with his feet -- those were times when we just broke down."

You saw what I saw. The 6-foot, 195-pound Robinson stutter-stepped. A defender hesitated. He ran round the defender.

And, boy, can he run.

He slithers through crevices.

He bursts through gaggles of tacklers -- sometimes it appears they're momentarily mesmerized by his quickness.

He explodes for sizable gains on broken plays.

He carried 23 times for 83 yards and two touchdowns -- numbers that don't bowl you over. Let's just say he looked more impressive in person than he did on the stat sheet.

What are you thankful for on Thanksgiving week?

What are you thankful for on Thanksgiving week?

Submitted by Noleverine on November 19th, 2011 at 10:32 PM


On the week of Thanksgiving, it is important to look back and consider what we are thankful for, both as human beings and Michigan football fans.

I am thankful for Brady Hoke, our tremendous head coach.  I am thankful for Mattison, our NFL DC who turned things around so much more quickly than anyone could have ever imagined.  I am grateful for Borges, who despite some disagreements we have had this season, seems to have quite a pair on him when calling plays. 

I am thankful for Mike Martin, Ryan Van Bergen, Troy Woolfolk, and the rest of the seniors for sticking with it through the most tumultuous career any players have ever had at Michigan.  I am thankful for Jordan Kovacs and his inspiring story.  I am grateful for Denard, Fitz, and the rest of the team, for representing the program in a way that would make Bo proud, and for sacrificing as much of their time as they do so that we may enjoy our Saturday afternoons.

I am thankful for 9-2 and a shot at a ten-win season.  I am grateful for a possible chance to play in a BCS bowl for the first time since '06.  I am thankful for the direction this program is heading, and the quality young men it will continue to shape.  But most of all, I am thankful for a chance to smack Ohio State in the mouth, stand over them, and let them know that “WE’RE BACK!”

Worst officiating call of the day thread

Worst officiating call of the day thread

Submitted by ppToilet on November 19th, 2011 at 8:54 PM

I am watching the USC / Oregon game and a ref called an incomplete pass (just a miscommunication between quarterback and receiver) as intentional grounding. Nuts, just nuts, I say.  To me, any ref that makes this boneheaded a call deserves to be fired on the spot.  And I don't even care for either team but it's just so terrible because every overthrown ball or miscommunication becomes intentional grounding.

But I pause because I haven't been watching all the games and maybe there was a worse one today. I thought I'd start this thread to help determine the winner of the Worst Call Of The DayTM and wonder if anyone saw a more heinous call.

Muschamp doubts Meyer to OSU, cites health issues

Muschamp doubts Meyer to OSU, cites health issues

Submitted by markusr2007 on November 19th, 2011 at 8:22 PM

From Jason Lieser of Gatorbytes Blog (Palm Beach Post):

"Rumors of former Gators coach Urban Meyer signing with Ohio State have been flying ever since Jim Tressell resigned.

Will Muschamp, Meyer’s successor at Florida, would be surprised if that happened.

Despite volume of that speculation getting louder as Ohio State nears the end of the regular season, Muschamp does not think Meyer will get back into coaching that soon.

“I think it would be great for college football,” Muschamp said after his team beat Furman 54-32. “I think Urban is an outstanding football coach who does it the right way. He did a phenomenal job at Bowling Green and Utah and obviously here at Florida. And just a first class guy.

“But I just — with his deteriorating health there and his family, as important as that is to him, I wouldn’t think he would. But, again, that’s just my opinion.”


Nebraska Fans at Game

Nebraska Fans at Game

Submitted by BlizzardOfOz on November 19th, 2011 at 8:06 PM

There were several articles and posts leading up to this week's game regarding the Nebraska fans.

Most of the content covered how well they travel and how dedicated they are.

I wasn't able to make it to the game.   Anyone have first hand experience with the Cornhusker fans tailgating and during the game?  Please share.

The Announcers

The Announcers

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 19th, 2011 at 7:56 PM

I really like the announcing crew of Spielman and Meyer.  Not often I feel like I learn something watching a gamer, but they do a great job of doing an insta UFR on replays.

Today was extra entertaining as Spielman played the role of B. Cook just pounding the fact Denard needs to run and run from the gun, Meyer was entertainig as the grumpy old blue yelling get off my lawn, turnovers.

When Meyer was pounding Denard for thye pick, Spielman asked if he would pull him sarcastically, when Meyer actually said he might Spielman spent the next 2.5 hours needling him every cahance he could.

Spielman must be amped for the game next week, because he was on fire today, making fun of Urban and Michigan while dolling out some good insight.

OT: Urban Meyer issues

OT: Urban Meyer issues

Submitted by MGoCooper on November 19th, 2011 at 7:26 PM

As all the Urban Meyer speculation came down today, I couldn't help but actually worry about his physical health.  To step down from a job as good as Florida, he had to have realized that   his health wasn't great. When it comes to problems with the heart, things really don't change that much in a year. I'm no expert, but having watched my Father work for years to improve his heart health, I have seen the work it takes.

The stress the SEC can put on a coach is terrible, that's a certainty. While tsio is not in the SEC, their fan base is equally as demanding, and a great deal more vicious in dealing with a loss. The pressure on him will be the same as it was in Florida, and the added pressure of the sanctions certainly will weigh heavily on him. While it certainly appears that he will eventually take the job, one has to wonder if it's the right decision for him. As a football fan who respects his body of work, I would like to see him take more time off to get his heart right. That has absolutely nothing to do with my fear as a Michigan fan, for him taking the job at tsio. Truth be told, I don't think it would be the match made in heaven most buckeye fans anticipate it being. That being said, I think it would be a disaster, and the toll it would take on Urban wouldn't be worth anything they could offer him.

Don't do it, Urban, it's not worth it.


FG questions

FG questions

Submitted by g_reaper3 on November 19th, 2011 at 6:11 PM

First, great win today!  The team looked great in multiple facets.  Hoke and crew has got this team firing on all cylinders the last couple weeks.

I am not trying to be negative here, just trying to come up with answers to some questions relative to our FG kicking.  The group of guys seated near me today were talking at halftime about how Michigan has struggled with FGs for several seasons now but that how it hasn't cost us at the end of a game.  Clearly it hurt us last year during games and changed our strategy but we couldnt think of any last minute losses.

Essentially, we had three questions:

When is the last time we made a 50+ yard FG?

When is the last time we lost because we missed a last minute FG?  (Could be Toledo in 08 or App St in 07)

When is the last time we won on a last minute FG?  (We came up with Remy Hamilton against ND in 94 - there has to be a more recent one than this).

Would love to know, these arent easy questions to google.

Go Blue!  Beat the Bucks!