M vs. ND Starters

Submitted by joeyb on September 12th, 2009 at 10:32 AM

I was waiting for some one to say something about this, but I haven't seen any posts for it.

ESPN just reported that:
- Hemingway is out, Stonum is in.
- Minor won't start, but will play.
- They didn't say anything about Cissoko, so I am assuming that he is good to go.
- ND's MLB is out so their OLB is going inside and Manti Te'o will start outside.



September 12th, 2009 at 10:38 AM ^

I know ND fans are excited about Te'o, but does this bode well for our run game? Seems like a freshman might be a little more susceptible to the misdirection and more likely to make poor reads.


September 12th, 2009 at 12:08 PM ^

Amen, Brother. "All in" is more than some cutesy slogan, it is a rallying cry after what happened last year. This year the team is definitely together and that bodes well for their future. I've often heard how close the '97 team was and how some of our disappointing teams were less "in" so I think the team being "all in" is a definite advantage.


September 12th, 2009 at 10:43 AM ^

Someone will step up for Hemingway. I've got to think that they will get the ball to Odoms more. Hopefully Mathews or Stonum can be semi deep threats. Probably a lot of 5-10 yard passes today.


September 12th, 2009 at 1:30 PM ^

So you go from saying "minor stuff" to completely agreeing with the insight that someone will have to step up for Hemingway and since it likely won't happen, we'll have to throw 5-10 yard passes all day.

How do you really feel Mr. John Kerry?


September 12th, 2009 at 11:32 AM ^

From the little i have gathered, Hemingway and Matthews are about the same in terms of ball handling skills, but perhaps Hemingway is a little faster and, being a bigger, tougher body, can get more yardage after the catch. I am not sure of their ability to run routes, but Matthews has more experience than either Hemingway or Stonum.


September 12th, 2009 at 12:40 PM ^

Last I checked the injury report, Craig Roh and ALL IN were good to go...Michigan will be just fine.

As far as Te'o...18 years old AT Michigan against some of the fastest athletes in the country with Rich Rod orchestrating the plays....he's about to get an education.