Good Look from ESPN, but...

Submitted by cougar blue on July 15th, 2008 at 3:04 PM

They messed up the grades!  

So I am bored off my ass at work and stumbled to espn.com to see what the "blue ribbon review" said about everyone's favorite football team! Here is the link:

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/insider/news/story?id=3479661

I like the article (but the grades for the O and D should be Swaped. I was impressed that all of these guys are looking good and getting some positive comments from Rich Rod. I believe we go 9-3 this year... i believe that Rich Rod will get the best out of these guys... some of whom were his type of player in HS but then came to M and were molded in the old ways.

My take on what to look for this year (very, very general):

  • we will be much faster at all positions, leaving the opposition in the big ten scratching their collective arsses
  • a lot of the guys that were over looked under the last regime will really start to show their skill now that they are all on a level playing field
  • terrance taylor being the lineman of the year now that he is svelt (sp?)
  • the defense will be damn good - we all know this - but I feel that they will look just as overwhelming as the 06 d
  • rich rod shutting up his critics... and showing the experts that M has more skill than what is being said
  • Mike Barwis submitting a grizzly bear at Half Time with an arm bar at the 15:05 mark, this is after a few elbows and knees to the head (he tries a guiliteen hold that fails - it is a grizzley bear after all)...

Pretty general but hey just because I am bored does not mean I do not have work to do!

Look Brian I used the bulletts! (and some bold!)

 

Comments

Thursubus

July 15th, 2008 at 3:11 PM ^

Blue Ribbon preview: "Grading the Michigan Wolverines Offense: A+ Special teams: C Defense: B- Intangibles: B Yet, this quote is in it: "The defense should keep Michigan in every game. The question is whether the offense can make enough plays to pull out close contests in the fourth quarter."

Nick

July 15th, 2008 at 7:22 PM ^

Im not sure if you guys were just joking or if they fixed them, but on my cpu they showed up as Michigan Offense C+ Defense A- and Ohio State Offense B+ Defense B

dakotapalm

July 16th, 2008 at 10:40 AM ^

Ole' Colletto at Purdue didn't exactly run a wide-open offense. Those of young to middle age like myself remember when Joe Tiller came from Wyoming amid hoots and catcalls proclaiming that he could not win in the Big Ten with that offense- or Jim Colletto's players. Well, we have better players that Colletto ever did, and Tiller got the Boilers to the Alamo bowl win in 1997 in this first season.