Who are you going to root for?
Since there's not much content to go around in July, here's a shot of Jordan Kovacs at Dolphins training camp. Looks like either there was some hazing, or the South Beach lifestyle got to him.
Is Kovacs at FS or SS this year? He is listed as the starter at FS on the unofficial two deep and at FS in the depth chart by class on mgoblog.
Based on Kovacs past performance at FS, I had assumed that Carvin Johnson was the FS and Kovacs the SS. Also, all posts I've seen on mgoblog including the mailbag today have Carvin Johnson at FS.
This is what i think after the game: OUR DEFENSE AND SPECIAL TEAMS SUCK!!
I also thought: A win is a win, but comeon!! UMASS!! comeon!!
So I have to start by saying that Jordan Kovacs is a STUD! he showed us what a true Michigan Man is today!! wow, i cannot ever believe that he was a walk-on at Michigan.
As for the Offense, great job Denard, I would say Shaw did super, the line was great and the receivers have to get a lot of recognition here. I know it was UMASS, but 42 points is blowout style points, if the defense was half decent and the FG kickers can kick it would be 45 - 20 or something.
Now to the ugliest defense I ever saw, seriously, seriously, SERIOUSLY!!! come on, just something has to be there. No way on earth we can beat the likes of MSU, PSU, OSU, Wisc or even Indiana with that atrocious defense. and even when Cam Gordon (I know he is a freshmen and doing all he can) get the INT, which would've ended the game, he fumbles. That really said the story of our defense. Its almost an automatic first down against then on third or fourth! UMASS wasn't even scared to pass on 4th and 10. Come on GERG you must be able to do something. Maybe against athletes similar to ours in athleticism do some man with some blitzes!! some pressure has to come in on the receivers and the QB! WOW, SERIOUSLY!!
We're not done yet, can anyone on the team kick a FG kick!! any single human, maybe the Punter Hagrup, we can do what Michigan did a couple of years ago when Finley became a kicker!! Get someone to walk-on from the soccer team! And as for punt returns, I don't know what they want to do, but Gallon is not smart about it. I don't care if he's athletic, we just need someone to make decisions back there... no need for big returns. just someone to HOLD ON TO THE DAMN BALL!!
Now to the heart-attack part, Im 30 and if Michigan keeps letting all the games go down to the final seconds (UMASS, UMASS???????!!!!!) then I'm going to have that heart-attack at some-point. A win is a win, but SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!! Anyone care to comment!! Put my heart at ease!
Kovacs is up for the "Rudy" award. It is an award for the college football player with the most heart. Yes, I know this was posted a week ago, but it has slipped down the board and I thought I would post again as a reminder. Also, it looks like you can vote more than once, so go ahead. We definitely could use the positive PR.
P.S. Any chance we could get a button on the home page for something like this? A win would be as much a victory for the power of the MGoBlog as it would be for Kovacs because my guess is many (most?) of his votes will come from here. Now, if we could only get them to agree to give us a vote in the BCS.
My dad sent me the link below that talks about how great of a story Blair White has to go from a no-playing-time walk-on to the leading receiver for MSU. Good story, sure. But I want my dad to see the Kovacs story for comparison (having to make the team twice, surgery, etc.) So here's the question:
Does anybody know where to find a well-written article documenting Jordan's full story?
Thanks for the help.
Here's the link for the article on White if interested. I know he goes to MSU, but it's still inspiring.
Came across an SI article on our walk-on safety Jordan Kovacs. I always like reading stories like this, its almost like we have our own Rudy (minus the suck).