August 30th, 2010 at 2:45 PM ^

Does anyone know what the coverage maps are for ESPN this week? I am out on the west coast (Oregon) and I haven't seen anything on what the maps will be yet. It looks like ABC isn't covering us out here, so ESPN is the only shot I got. Let me know if you've seen anything...I can't wait all week to find out if I will get to see the game. It will drive me crazy to the point where I might just flip out and kill an OSU fan if one walks by me this week. But that would be okay, cause everybody murders or steals from you and me.


August 30th, 2010 at 2:52 PM ^

Forcier is the man. He should start and eventually if denard shows he is better he will become the starter. Tate proved to be a winner when healty. Hes healthy and should def be the starter on saturday


August 30th, 2010 at 3:03 PM ^

I'm not worried about whos starting or who isn't. I know Tate and Denard will be in the game the same amount of time, with Tate taking majority of snaps at quarterback and Denard being lined up all over to keep the defense on there toes. RR has already stated they tried denard at multiple positions. He may be night and day better, but Tates gotten better as well, Why waste denards speed throwing the ball every time when he can line up elsewhere sometimes too?

Promote RichRod

August 30th, 2010 at 3:56 PM ^

but you are just wrong.  DR is your starter and won't be lining up anywhere else unless he flames out big time.  RR mentioned once about 6 months ago that he planned on moving DR around, then promptly walked it back as Denard emerged as a bad ass and beat out Tate.  I'm not sure why people want to tiptoe around this fact or simply ignore it.  While Tate rested on his laurels in the offseason Denard snuck up on him and blew by him.

DR earned the start and it's his job to lose.  Tate will get his turn but it's on him to now beat out Denard.


August 30th, 2010 at 3:06 PM ^

That's exactly what I was thinking as I was watching this. This video reminded me of what Tate did to give us a chance to win last year. Obviously, Rodriguez is going to make his decision based on what he feels is best for the team, but I'm excited to see Tate out there again.


August 30th, 2010 at 3:20 PM ^

I'm in my office and have tears in my eyes after having watched this three times in a row so far.  I really should stop and get back to work but I can't.  I think on some level I kind of blocked out a lot of the...bad from the past few seasons, and revisiting that is always emotional, but I think the parts that really choke me up are when we came up with these ridiculous dead-on plays.  This season has the potential to be an epic hail-to-the-victors-style comeback...


August 30th, 2010 at 3:36 PM ^

Flattered that this showed up on this site again, and really glad it's getting so much positive feedback.

I'll be in Ann Arbor Saturday cheering our boys to victory. I can't wait.


August 30th, 2010 at 3:58 PM ^

RichRod will have done more to advance the program, to bring it out of the stone ages and into the modern era than anyone since Yost.  These 2 difficult years will feel light years behind us and the VICTORS will reign supreme once again!