Photos from Michigan vs. Illinois

Submitted by Eric on October 15th, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Here are the photos from Michigan vs. Illinois. IMG_9593

Jake Ryan forces a fumble




Let's play leap frog!

The slideshow:




October 15th, 2012 at 10:25 AM ^

IANAD, but I've seen that brace used to aid recovery from all kinds of knee injuries.  If I'm right, I wouldn't call it a "precaution" so much as just efficient use of equipment.  If you've got a knee brace that handles ZOMG TORN ACL TORN MCL BROKEN KNEECAP MOMMY HOLD ME injuries and still allows the knee to bend, why not just slap it on a mild strain until the tissue heals?  There's a slight risk of compensation injury but I seriously doubt Hoke would abuse Kovacs' knee.  We need this dude healthy for Ohio.

FWIW, I don't actually know what the problem is.  I'm just sayin', don't panic.


October 15th, 2012 at 10:27 AM ^

I guess they don't have the "tuck" rule in college football?  Nate's throwing arm has moved past his body by that point.

Serious question, actually.  It's a controversial rule, but it actually makes more sense to have it in a league where instant replay isn't standard.


October 15th, 2012 at 11:14 AM ^

I love that picture of JT Floyd. Beating cut blocks is something you see them practice in videos under Mattison, and it pays of with plays like that where the cut block is easily defeated and hardly matter. I cant remember any of that under our last DC. Not to mention every tackle was both forceful and wonderfully wrapped up. Mattison