B1G! B1G! B1G!

Submitted by Heywood_Jablome on December 30th, 2017 at 11:22 PM

Looking like 7-0 heading into the Michigan game tomorrow.

Bama and Georgia better win or the Playoff committee is going to have egg all over their face. Good news is it might finally force a 6 or 8 team playoff.

Will be interestering to see how ESPN tries to spin it.

Comments

AA Forever

December 31st, 2017 at 9:42 AM ^

Wisconsin, Michigan State, Penn State, Ohio State all will have proven, reliable QBs going into next year.  We're still rolling the dice at that position going into Harbaugh's 4th year and crossing our fingers that "competition" will somehow make everyone better than they really are.

 

ak47

December 31st, 2017 at 11:14 AM ^

Michigan state and ohio state both will have proven talent from teams that beat us this year back, as will Wisconsin and PSU, notably PSU, Wisconsin, and MSU all have a more stable QB stiuation.  Expecting only Michigans young players to improve seems a little naive.  Next years Big ten should be very comptetitve.

PaulWall

December 31st, 2017 at 11:32 AM ^

I'm not saying other teams won't improve. The point here is that the machine is turning on. People outside of this blog don't realize it, and a lot of folks are going to be "surprised" when it happens. Next year 1 or 2 losses, and that's good enough to be in position to make a run. Here it comes, starting tomorrow against the sec.

ak47

December 31st, 2017 at 11:17 AM ^

3 of the 4 teams we lost to this year bring back a more stable qb situation than we do next year, msu was younger than us, osu's qb looks pretty damn good in limited work, only expecting Michigan to improve is asinine, its going to be tough next year and the coaches will either earn their money or not.

stephenrjking

December 30th, 2017 at 11:54 PM ^

I do actually care how the B1G does in the bowls, and this is the major reason why. It's good for Michigan. 

Transitive property stuff is of limited utility, but it is interesting that these teams we couldn't quite beat are teams that major conference powers can't beat either. And teams like Washington, Miami, and USC have significantly better QBs than we did when we were either playing on the road or playing better.

Other people are noticing, too. For example:

AA Forever

December 31st, 2017 at 9:48 AM ^

Half of his passes in 2016 were "arm punts", and he was just "lucky" that his receivers made plays on so many of them.  He was totally "overrated".   Right? He seems to be working out just fine, and Penn State will have a third year starter and no questions or concerns about the QB position in 2018.

He may not be THAT serious a Heisman candidate, but he is far better than anyone we have.

 

SeattleWolverine

December 31st, 2017 at 12:57 PM ^

McSorley put up more passing yards this season than any M quarterback has in any season ever. McSorley had a higher completion % than any M quarterback (100+ attempts) has in any season ever. McSorley threw more TDs than any M quarterback has in any season ever. His career passer rating to date is higher than any M quarterback ever. No, he's not the greatest quarterback ever, yes he arm punts it, and he is surrounded by a ton of skill position talent. But in the end, he's a pretty effective passer and people should stop acting like he is just a replacement level QB. The guy is on pace to be a 10,000 yard career passer with 1000+ rushing yards, 85-90 TDs, had a 67% completion rate this year etc. He's actually a really good QB. Be ecstatic if Peters or Patterson does anything close to the production that McSorley had this year at any point in the next 3 years. 

PaulWall

December 31st, 2017 at 9:48 AM ^

for those who think mcsorely is garbage, please take off the blinders. He may not be Andrew luck or lamar Jackson, but he will be a 3 year returning starter who has played in back to back bcs bowls. He may not get drafted, but he's a decent college qb. so until he fails, it's wise to assume he won't.