WTF is wrong with our defense?

WTF is wrong with our defense?

Submitted by artds on September 17th, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Over the past 4 years, we've gone through three coordinators, two coaching staffs and a multitude of different players, and we have sucked EVERY YEAR.

It's like someone flipped the "terrible" switch the minute Lloyd left.

I'll tell you right now that these kids are going to get their asses kicked by Hillman and SDSU next week if they don't correct some things fast.

College Gameday/Tailgating/Drinking Open Thread

College Gameday/Tailgating/Drinking Open Thread

Submitted by justingoblue on September 17th, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Sitting in front of my TV, Gameday on (including Lou Holtz sticking to his "ND is going to win out" line) and just cacked a Kalamazoo Stout left over from two weeks ago. Who does everyone have in the marquee games today? What about around the Big Ten? Iowa, Nebraska, OSU and MSU all play good teams.

For the record, I think Oklahoma rolls, Iowa loses, Nebraska kills Washington, OSU-Miami will be vacated on both sides, and I've yet to decide who I want to lose more between MSU/ND.

Game Day Weather

Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on September 16th, 2011 at 11:52 PM

A great fall football Saturday on tap for tomorrow!


It's a noon game, so if you're headed out the door early for tailgating make sure to have some warmer clothes with you - this is definitely a dress-in-layers day. Temperatures will still be in the mid 40s until around 9 or 10 am (slowly attempting to bounce up from an overnight low around 40). There's a calm northerly wind overnight, but around the same time the air temperature starts to rise, the winds will go up as well. Not a whole lot, but a gentle breeze shifting to come out of the east- enough to feel on your skin and make the leaves rustle. 


Kick off looks great - the clouds will diminish throughout the day thanks to a high pressure system bringing in a decent amount of sunshine. Partly cloudy skies will get us up to about 60, complete with that light easterly breeze.


By halftime you'll be shedding some more of those morning layers as we reach the mid 60s, and even with the breeze you'll be warm as more of the sun begins to show.


We'll end the game still enjoying that warmer fall air, reaching the high for the day near 65. It'll be a great afternoon and evening to continue the celebration, with continually clearing skies, a light easterly wind, and temps remaining in the 60s until dinnertime. It'll be a slow cool off into the later nighttime hours, but if you're planning on staying out late bring along some of those layers you had with you in the morning.

Go Blue!!



Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!

OT: Ndamukong Suh the next Reggie White?

OT: Ndamukong Suh the next Reggie White?

Submitted by MGoCooper on September 16th, 2011 at 9:09 PM


The National Football Post looks at the comparison that many have already made between Reggie White, and "The Boy Named Suh". A lot of in roads between the two are clear, and Suh possesses the skill and aggression that made Reggie White a hall of famer. Like with all other comparisons, especially with a hall of famer involved, there are going to be disagreements. Either way, I think this is a good situation for the Lions, to have a player who creates this much positive buzz.


I did, however, find a lot of humor a response to the article from a reader.

"Sunday he got handled by the Bucs' Davin Joseph. Two tackles, no sacks, no QB pressures, no splash plays whatsoever. Nada. Zilch. He's not worthy to even carry Reggie White's jock strap at this point. Maybe in a few years. Maybe."

I'm not certain what game he was watching, but this was funny to me. Suh created consistent pressure on the Quarterback, drew constant double and some times triple teams. Infact, Tampa ran most of their run formations, and Quarterback movements away from Suh.

Forgive me, I'm rambling.....

FWIW: EMU Ticket Prices Bottomed Out

FWIW: EMU Ticket Prices Bottomed Out

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on September 16th, 2011 at 8:22 PM

For those who were looking for a good excuse to go to the EMU game:

StubHub prices are now as low as $15 with sideline tickets as low as the $40s. I know it's a bodybag team and a lot of people are short on cash due to the ND game but I thought it worth bringing to light in case some weren't aware of how affordable this could be and have wanted to bring their kid, etc.