Random "Tidbits" and Takeaways

Submitted by Mr. Yost on September 24th, 2017 at 9:45 PM

If you've got some 24-hour later snowflakes...have at it.

Really, I've created this thread because the comments are gone from the Harbaugh presser and there are a few "tidbits" in there. Not everyone reads the pressers, so here you go:

  1. The extra "TE" with the random jersey with no nameplate is Cesar Ruiz. I thought it was JBB for awhile until I saw him on the sideline. They did it a lot with JBB last year.
  2. Onwenu is a big boy and can't go a full game in that kind of heat - Runyan replaces him to give him a rest...not because he's playing bad.
  3. Sounds like Kekoa Crawford went out - I didn't see that, I saw he had a cramp in his leg, but Harbaugh is asked about it and he responds like he had something more.
  • Also, yes - we've got the #1 defense. Winovich and Bush are also #1 and #2 in the B1G in sacks (6 and 4.5 respectively).
  • Harbaugh was getting on O"Korn after Michigan went up 20-10 because he yelled back at the Purdue sideline. You can see it if you look at him when Isaac scores instead of watching Isaac. Purdue's co-OC was O'Korn's old coach and the one who benched him.
  • Still no word on Michigan/MSU start time.



September 24th, 2017 at 11:55 PM ^

I did the same as well.  But I thought I saw a WR or TE in that bunch of humanity he was looking out for in case of a mis-direction.  Because they ran about what seemed like a million across the field throws.  I could also be completely wrong about that play with JM as well.


September 24th, 2017 at 9:48 PM ^

Off Topic, but the people checking their overnight ratings on that 'Quit Smoking' infomercial on Fox Business yesterday are having a HOLY SHIT moment right now. 

Mr. Yost

September 24th, 2017 at 9:53 PM ^

I was thinking about that, too.

Or...who was the person in this country who finds Fox Business just to watch that infomercial? Like where is the guy (or gal) in America who was like "WTF!?! What happened to my infomercial!! What is this football shit?! And why is it in HD!?!"


September 24th, 2017 at 9:53 PM ^

Crawford is fine, just cramped really hard. People were scared (and perpetuating a rumor) that it was an achilles but he grabbed his toes and stretched in a way that he would not have were it an achilles tear. He also walked off the field. I've cramped so hard before that I've strained the muscle and limped for a day or two. I'm guessing that's what happened with his calf.


September 24th, 2017 at 9:58 PM ^

When Crawford was walking off the field after the injury he had his foot turned sideways, almost perpendicular to his body. I guess I am not sure what kind of injury would make you want to do that. I thought maybe a cramp, and that was a way of stretching the leg out, but if it's something more...? Maybe an ankle sprain or something like that?


September 25th, 2017 at 3:38 PM ^

Could have been a cramp and he purposely stuck his foot out that way while walking because it wouldnt cramp in that position. I have dealt with plenty of cramps while playing collegiate sports and then as a marathon runner...when they kick in, you will contort your body into all shapes in order to stop cramping.

Worst ever was a simultaneous hamstring and quad cramp in the same leg. If I strecthed out the hammie, then the quad locked up more. If i tried to strecth the quad, the hammie would cramp more. I went with stretching out the hammie first...those f'ing hurt.