Decatur Jack

August 18th, 2013 at 5:16 PM ^

but the commenters are leaning more toward 12-0, for ridiculous reasons like "any chance of pulling of them pulling out a win in the 4th will be snuffed out by our D" and "not sold on Gardner," which I think is hilarious.


August 18th, 2013 at 11:19 PM ^

Although I agree with you for the most part, saying "I'm not sold on X" when X is any player with 5 starts isn't exactly a bold statement either.  It's not like Gardner is going into his third year at the helm.  I know he looked good, but I'm sure there are plenty of M fans who aren't sold on Gardner either.

San Diego Mick

August 19th, 2013 at 3:51 AM ^

I was never sold on Denard as a QB and I feel like he hurt himself in this years draft by not providing a bigger sample size of himself as a RB/ATH., he was exciting and fast but prone to mistakes and never had a presence in the pocket and he drove me nuts with his throwing off balance and off the back of his foot.

I wonder if ND fans realize that had Devin been the QB from the beginning, I think we would've won that game by a good 10 points last year. We lost by one score despite 6 TO's, 5 by Denard and the other one by Smith because the coaches thought he was a better choice to throw the ball into the endzone than the QB, what does that tell you?

I think we will beat them by double digits this year, they had a miracle run and got lucky so often, ain't gonna happen again, particularly in consecutive years. Hoke and Borges finally can do things the way they have intended from the beginning but couldn't till now, this is gonna be a fun year folks, we may be young, but we have a lot of talent.


August 19th, 2013 at 9:21 AM ^

This is probably true, and Gardner will more than likely have moments this season where he will look bad on the field.  Facing off against a defense the caliber of Notre Dame's will be one of those instances where this could be a high probability.  That said, I still would argue that Bobby Rees, with all his experience, hasn't done all that much to impress the ND fanbase.

I mean, if we look at this from the converse viewpoint, specifically, how many U of M fans would swap Devin Gardner for Tommy Rees?  I think the number opting for that would be pretty low.  Gardner just has a higher ceiling than Rees, period.


August 19th, 2013 at 7:44 PM ^

I agree with you, but the ND poster wasn't comparing DG to Rees, he was just saying he wasn't sold on DG. ND fans are acknowledging that QB won't be one if their strongest spots, whereas UM fans are. The ND fan was just calling into question one of our supposed strengths, not saying that their QB is better.


August 18th, 2013 at 5:16 PM ^

Does it matter though?

Also, I watched two movies this weekend. Elysium and Zero Dark Thirty. Zero dark thirty is excellent. Elysium is shrug inducing.


August 18th, 2013 at 6:26 PM ^

It was a well acted film but I really don't think it came together like she wanted.  No new ground covered, no old ground coverned in any way that provided additional insight into the events depicted.  I thought it was actually a surprisingly hollow film given the subject matter.


August 18th, 2013 at 5:28 PM ^

I've been doing that since the announcement that ended OT season, partly to head off the fifty comment discussions on it and partly because it's a pet peeve of Brian's and that was as good a time as any to start. Normally when something gets changed we leave a note, but I don't think it's worth anyone's time for adding or removing two letters and a colon.

On topic is anything relating to the University, anything about M sports, future opponents or other conference members. NCAA sports at large and M alumni stories are "grey area" and stuff about the site is meta. Everything else is off topic.