John Simon a game time decision per NBC Columbus.

Submitted by SalvatoreQuattro on November 24th, 2012 at 12:41 AM

This from was gleaned from Bucknuts. Big loss for the Nuts if he is unable to go.


Red is Blue

November 24th, 2012 at 6:59 AM ^

Really?  I'm sure that when we play Nebraska a year from now, two years from now... someone will say "We could have beaten them in '12 and gone to the Rose Bowl if Denard had played."  Or how about '07 -- I still hear "we would have beaten Ohio if Henne's arm and Hart's leg had been right"

No team is ever completely 100%.  You got to play with who is healthy and that is why depth is important.  But, that doesn't mean people won't remember or care.

NOLA Wolverine

November 24th, 2012 at 1:31 AM ^

Yeah this has just been a ten minute train wreck. And here they go again, they get bombarded, and now are trying to storm back into the game. I used to think turnovers/streaky play was just a coincidental occurence when he was at Michigan, but this team has completely taken on that identity. 


November 24th, 2012 at 8:18 AM ^

Prior to yesterday (I'm not excluding their loss just to make a point; just excluding it because it's irrelevant to their pre-game ranking), they had played 11 total games: 6 of those were against teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25. 

By contrast, we tout our own schedule as difficult, but we've only played against 3 teams currently in the Top 25 and we've lost all of them.  Our best win is against Northwestern.

I'm not suggesting at all that Michigan isn't better than Arizona - I would take Michigan as 10-point favorites against Arizona on a neutral field after watching Arizona last night; just providing some comparison as to how ridiculous Arizona's schedule has been.

Arizona has two victories over Top 25 teams (Oklahoma St. and Washington) and their four losses are to teams ranked 5th, 8th, 15th, and 17th.  Prior to yesterday, Arizona didn't have a loss to a team worse than them.

I'm actually impressed they were ranked - the voters rarely can look past the record of a 4-loss team to actually analyze their season as a whole; if there was any 7-4 team that deserved to be ranked, it was Arizona.

Of course, that all goes out the window now that they lost to their rivals at home and we are about to stomp our rivals on the road.


November 25th, 2012 at 7:28 PM ^

I was just including teams currently ranked in the Top 25 - I think looking at where teams were ranked at the time they played is a little misleading; wins over then-#10 Arkansas and then-#10 Michigan State should not be looked at as more impressive than a victory over formerly unranked Stanford, for example.

But yes, that was a victory over a team that was ranked in the Top 25 at the time that is worthy of mention.


November 24th, 2012 at 2:01 AM ^

Beating Ohio at full strength is desired rather than not,  Urban Legend would have to have to be beaten pretty bad for us to beat the $#!+ out of him...but I like him stirring the pot a little....great BB material....and yeah, I know we don't need it!


November 24th, 2012 at 3:55 AM ^

... much as it would make M's job easier.  This guy is going to be a top draft pick for a reason and I'll believe he'll miss The Game an hour after it ends and he didn't play.



November 24th, 2012 at 7:21 AM ^

I don't care who they decide to dress, or if they all wore dresses, or if they played only their second stringers, or if their fans whine about something afterwards. There is only one stat that matters at the end of the game and Michigan will beat whatever Ohio decides to field.

With that said, I want this kid to play because, for his sake, this is the biggest game of the year against their biggest rival.


November 24th, 2012 at 9:12 AM ^

To the people who say "I want him to play cause I want to beat them at full strength" do you think Nebraska gives a flying fuck that Denard got knocked out of the game?  Nope - they don't and neither should we if Simon is out.  If he plays swell - good for him. I dont like seeing anybody get injured ever.  But if he doesnt that will improve our chances to win and I care way more about that than I do any false sense of pride in the moral purity of the win.


November 24th, 2012 at 10:20 AM ^

Everyone saying they would "rather play OSU at full strength" needs to get a grip. We're already missing our best CB, our best RB, and our best QB can't throw a football. I would welcome any injury on their side to even things up a bit.