- So today I went and watched you play at a football game in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I have to say that after the first drive I thought,"wow this could be a blow out." All week long from various people I heard about this quarterback battle thing. Being a fan, reading the blogs, and listening to the radio shows I was interested to see who may emerge. I was basically told that you and this other guy were of the same but yet different skill sets. It was as if, to me the fan, the decision to play you both was even symbolic of the choice to run a pro set versus a spread. And that you were basically a pro set quarterback. Some very knowledgeable football types said this and that but yet the coach basically said nothing. We all have our little,"CSI detective," that lives inside of us all. If we did not, that tv show would not do commercial advertising business on par with the budget that governs your football program. And since every detective show since Hill Street Blues has had the same script format and same modus operandi. So it goes with QB battles and football in general.
- I figured I would come and see who is in line to maintain and operate the spread offense this year for Michigan. I might add it is a tough year to do that from a Quarterback position. With the loss of starters and new staff one begins to wonder,"Why play Quarterback at Michigan anyways Steve?" If it was me I would have transfered. In the business world I know when a new hire happens that your days are numbered. And I would've left. But I am not you. I mean even the spread type QB recruits are committing and decommiting. So why are you staying? I mean I am sure other schools call you or write to you. Probably to further the agenda of their schools interests. I am sure today THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES would give you a full ride just to say,"Hey he transferred to us as well. Wow. Who would've thought that? Thanks Again Michigan, Jim Tressel." But yet you stay. I guess I as a fan am beginning to wonder why? Actually if I hated Michigan Football, and I know you know a lot of people do. I would beg you to leave Steve. Just for the ripple effect. Just up and quit because it is obvious your coach wants to play the other guy more. It took a fumble and an interception for him to be pulled. It took you some incompletions. Your coach said he had hoped someone played really good so the choice would be obvious. My question to him is does playing really bad also a distinguisher? See your own teams fans say you run,"Like so slow and it's so ugly." But yet there isn't a column in the Box Score for,"Style Points." As if running a certain way garnished more love. However you do have a running TD and a throwing one.
- The other thing is that you are up against the perennial walk on. Oh wait I mean coaches son. I get them confused. So he's a walk on but yet his dad used to coach for Michigan correct? So he's one of THOSE walk ons. Yeah, get used to those types of walk ons in life for they are everywhere. Anyone who plays sports has met THOSE types of walkons since we played little league. Those coaches kids have some savvy dont they buddy. I would imagine it helps that his dad coaches in the NFL as well. I mean if you are going to network, network it out right. It's too bad your roommate is not on the offensive line as well Steve. You could run over to him every time you feel insecure for,"back up." See Steve let me break it to you, the guy your in competition against, has no real backing. So far to date from a statistical standpoint you are the winner. I mean your competition does have a throwing touchdown of 8 yards. Although it was more or less yards after catch and Michael Shaw also happens to be super fast. Also at the Illinois game last year even Adrian Arrington threw a pass of 11 yards for a td. And that was all 11 on the pass. I think your competition td pass was for 8 yards. So you even have him beat there. So see Steve no matter what you do, whether it be a running td or a throwing td, your very physical presence represents something that people subconsciously want to see go away. I'm no trial lawyer and many who read this rant will try to break it down and use this very sentence I am sure. But I would love to argue your case. It becomes more fun to ask the question every week of,"Jeez guys where can see what Steve screwed up again this week? Another incomplete without an interception and only one rushing touchdown??? Put Nick in! Where's Nick."
- But let me tell you something Steve for this year. Nick Sheridan knows in his heart he cannot do it. Sorry. It's easy to see people who don't really believe in themselves. So you will be called on when the games get ugly and yet you won't even be wanted! As the season progress's onward and your stats rise no one will be able to argue against you. When the chips are down, you are the only QB who seems to make plays. And let me also say this, I want Nick Sheridan to succeed. I do. But I don't see it in him. You see it's about the games and real life. It's not about who your dad is, or what your backstory is in real life. Or if you are the bomb in practice! It's about the game. So here it is man. Over the next few weeks, wow, things are going to get ugly. UGLY. You looked at your schedule? I'll be honest, the team needs you, except I don't think they think they need you. I know you really love Michigan, otherwise you'd of done what all the rest of the QB's did and transfer. So I know you love your school. But my question to you is do you love it even though it does not want to love you back?