Your Early Games Open Thread

By 11W Staff on November 17, 2012 at 11:30a
100 Comments

Denard Robinson leaves Michigan with two September Heisman trophies

Where has the time gone?

It seems like only yesterday that a young freshman from Deerfield Beach, Florida was bursting onto the scene in the Big House.

Today, he'll play his final home game in front of the key-rattlers in an appearance that may be reduced to just one symbolic play.

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Just gets me pumped every time... around the 21 sec mark.. after the OT win vs Purdue.. Buckeyes and Students gettin' crunkkkkk!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxXLtEc_pPw&feature=related
 
or better yet from ozone
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzOaPO4WhJw&feature=related
 

TheHostileDwarf's picture

First time I've seen either of those. Awesome. Thanks for posting.

buckeyedude's picture

That gave me goose nipples.

 

 

rdubs's picture

Interesting that Denard hasn't made a ton of progress, I wonder if he'll be back by our game, I also wonder if they are better with Gardner behind center.  Maybe they moved the wrong dude to WR??

buckeyedude's picture

I think Gardner starts for The Game.

 

 

kareemabduljacobb's picture

I was going to say that, I think they look better w/ Gardner under center...

buck-I.8's picture

Maybe in the passing game, but Denard was his own individual brand of dangerous, and that made the team as a whole more dangerous

Oyster's picture

I just hope he doesn't get hurt, so he can play next week....
(not gonna say anything like 'so OSU can hurt him', because that would be mean spirited...  Saying and thinking are two different things...)

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

jmoody's picture

Um Forcier started his freshman year didn't he?

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

Oyster's picture

Little Hands Tater, yes. 

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

rdubs's picture

Yes although Denard did play on rare occasions and showed why he should have been starting in Rich Rod's offense from the start.  For instance this was his first career carry, yeah it's directional tun, but still...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KafXTjJf8Mc

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

Why is DeNard is always eating imaginary food, well except the Alabama game, and ND game. Didnt notice him eating much those days, but every so often like the Indiana game, there he was yet again eating that imaginary food. Must be tasty! 
 

Pay It Forward!

Oyster's picture

Maybe that is why his elbow hurts? 

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

Adambob's picture

I thought that was him just imitating how Hoke eats

Oyster's picture

Nah, he would have to use both hands then, wouldn't he?

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

DefendYoungstown's picture

What the guy above said...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Geraffi's picture

I hope he chokes on it. I hate that. 

BUCKfutter's picture

Corso just called a 5 year old kid "midget" on gameday. my saturday is complete without even watching a snap of football

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

TheHostileDwarf's picture

That kid was okay until he picked Wisconsin. Jerk.

aj99's picture

Oregon fans were all right until they started cheering for wiscy.  Go Stanford!

jkrk's picture

I don't see how linking a sentimental scUM story helps with my blind hatred of TTUN. What's going on here folks? If it was to make fun of the bad grammar in the caption, say so. Otherwise stop toying with my emotions!

Oyster's picture

Reverse psychology.  Look at how fired up you are right now.
11W staff rocks!

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

rdubs's picture

I was curious if we would see Denard in at WR/RB given that he doesn't need to grip the ball the same way as a runner.

aj99's picture

Denard at rb.  Dude we're gonig to kill these guys.  Can't wait.

rdubs's picture

Well considering our inability to tackle in space and the fact that Devin Gardner appears to be a better passer I would say this situation makes them a lot better.

aj99's picture

I agree with your point.  They have some addtional potential.  I just see a team in mi that has no idea who they are and what theyre trying to do.  While they may become shiftier, they don't all of sudden become experts.  It's a major change for them as a team and for detard as a player.  But looks like touissant is done. 

BUCKfutter's picture

toussaint down...Robinson could get 30 touches next wk

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

jkrk's picture

Edit: Robinson Shazier could get 30 touches tackles next wk

rdubs's picture

Toussaint is gonna be out for a while that didn't look so good.

D-Day0043's picture

Yeah that looked nasty...

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chitown buckeye's picture

Hoke: OK, Denard, for senior day we are going to try and get you killed.
Denard: Sounds good coach. Anyway I can help.

"I'm having a heart attack!"

Geraffi's picture

Denard: will soup be made available. 
Hoke: doubt it. 

Chris Lauderback's picture

Damn. They brought the cart for Toussaint. I thought it looked like his lower left leg snapped but who knows. 

slippy's picture

Yea that looked real bad.  I've seen similar that somehow didn't break...but there's no way he's playing next week.

Chris Lauderback's picture

Yeah, his season is over. The big air cast thingy is never good to see. 

rdubs's picture

Rawls is a pretty solid back, more of a power guy, but that is a tough loss.  Although Denard might be a better RB anyways.

rdubs's picture

Mauti down on the field too, can we have another bye week to avoid today's injury bug??

poop's picture

Tough break (no pun) for Fitz. Hopefully it's not as serious as it appeared.

tOSUman's picture

I am going to disagree with you guys. This offense makes them more dangerous, IMO. I would say they know who they are if they're keeping Gardner in at QB. Anyone who thinks this offense makes them worse is delusional. I hope we take care of Wisky today. But this scares me for next week because, as alluded to earlier, we have trouble tackling in space. Hope I'm wrong.

cplunk's picture

Agreed- they are much more dangerous with Gardner at QB and Denard in an RB spot. Not only is Denard a more explosive runner than their other backs, and not only is Gardner at least as good if not a better passer than Denard, but it just gives so many different options. Multiple pitches, multiple passers, etc. 
I would much rather face TSUN with Denard at QB than the Gardner/Denard backfield they're running some in this game.
I still think we beat them (largely because I just don't think their defense is going to slow us down much), but I'm not happy with their new wrinkle.

buck-I.8's picture

Denard just can't play RB effectively and consistently. He gets injured every few hits he takes, and a shitty nerve in his good arm. It's only a matter of time 

rdubs's picture

I agree that having him as an every down back isn't going to work for them, that's where losing Toussaint will hurt.  But just having him on the field means you have to account for him, possibly with more than one guy given his speed which opens up other things even if he doesn't touch the ball.

rdubs's picture

Like I just said, 40 on 3rd and 1

poop's picture

Not worried at all. They'll score some points but we'll score more.

D-Day0043's picture

Iowa looks extremely slow. 

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poop's picture

Having walk-on fullbacks play tailback will do that.

D-Day0043's picture

The whole team looks slow, not just the running back. They look like they are walking in mud.

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rdubs's picture

I hope our offense gashes ttun the way Iowa has on this drive.  A nice long drive going right now.

GABuckeye's picture

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that the ref in the Michigan-Iowa game sounds like he got his nuts caught in a car door??

DefendYoungstown's picture

Not a lot of happiness up north today

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Bucksfan's picture

We are going to shred those blue and yellow skunk bears.

Kevbo714's picture

Any update on the status of Toussaint's injury?  I missed it, but I am not embarrassed to say that I am watching some Kent/BG MACtion

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Oyster's picture

Just heard on 610 that he is on his way to the hospital, that's all I know so far.

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

rdubs's picture

Nope, but he either broke his leg or dislocated his ankle based on the treatment, no way he is back for next week or even their bowl game.
Also Mauti was carted off and no return yet or update that I have heard.

highwire's picture

D nard is taking a beating

rdubs's picture

Frankly I am surprised they are using him this much.  I would have stuck him out there a couple times and used him as a decoy but save the hits for next week.  But hey I'll take it, wear him down a bit for the GAME.  Sounds good to me.

aj99's picture

Seriously.  These guys suck.  We're going to kill them.  But Iowa is going to kill detard first.

Oyster's picture

And I'm stuck at work missing it.
My life sucks!

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

Kevbo714's picture

Yikes... Here's to a full recovery.  Regardless of who he plays for, any fan with an ounce of respect does not wish that on anyone. Thanks for the info...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

cplunk's picture

Well said. I hate me some TSUN but these are kids playing a game. Speedy recovery to him.

rdubs's picture

No doubt, and for the most part I hate jersey he is wearing more than any thing else.

Dougger's picture

Iowa is turrible. It's hard to believe they haven't lost to these scUMbags yet

I like football

Dougger's picture

Dave pasch-retarded

I like football

rdubs's picture

Indiana with a lead, I will take that!!

NoVA Buckeye's picture

How do you know when you hate Oregon? When you walk around campus and see 5 different STUDENTS wearing Oregon jerseys on campus.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Dougger's picture

If denard keeps holding it with his left hand, I hope we're puttin hats and fists on that ball a week from today. He's holdin it like a load of bread!!!!!!!!!

I like football

NoVA Buckeye's picture

All Devin Gardner has been doing is throwing prayers against mediocre B1G secondaries. He is gonna throw so many picks next week. 

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Gibbons' shirt looks awfully baggy...

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

nickma71's picture

Iowa's defense just isn't good. In fact, they are bad. The good part is, michigan's defense isn't nearly the unit they are made out to be. Iowa moved with ease on both of their drives.

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Michigan QBs taking a ton of hits.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Man, it's a week away, and I already feel like gut punching Hoke.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

The Walrus is feasting on Thanksgiving dinner early today.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Dougger's picture

Who wants the msu-nw game to be 5-5?!

I like football

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Unfortunately, Sparty wasn't Sparty enought to let it happen...

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

rdubs's picture

But they did just give up a 3 run HR, so it is 6-5.

cplunk's picture

Hahaha, well played RDUBS

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I think Brian Griese has Devin Gardner ahead of Braxton in the Heisman race. He is heaping praise on him against a very, very slow Iowa D that can't rush the QB and can't cover the WRs.

kr66osu's picture

I'm pretty sure I complain about this every week, but why to they squish all the terrible games in the noon slot?

rdubs's picture

For the same reason the student sections are all empty.  No one is awake yet...

jkrk's picture

Yahoo! grabbed a frame of the Toussaint injury if you missed it and are into disgusting pictures. Best wishes for a quick recovery from what looks absolutely horrendous.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/mauti-toussaint-carted-o...

cplunk's picture

Oh man, that is a brutal still pic. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I saw the first replay and knew right away it was bad.  Wow.  Best wishes. 

Class of 2010.

buckeyedude's picture

I'm telling you right here and right now. Next week, Ohio State is going to run all over that Michelin D. We are going to score some serious pointage. I am not at all impressed with that UM D.
If the OSU D shows up, we are going to crush Michelin. This is not overconfidence. I am that confident in these Buckeyes. No matter which way the contest today goes.

 

 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Toussaint's injury forced Michigan to show more of the Gardner QB + Denard RB offense than they probably wanted to.   

cplunk's picture

I think you're right- that offense was destined to be next week's surprise.

razrback16's picture

@ BuckeyeDude
My biggest concern is our secondary having breakdowns. That seems to be the only way Michigan really moves the ball through the air is when there are massive breakdowns in the secondary with receivers running wide open without a defender within 10 yards of them. Ridiculous. And we've all seen our secondary have similar breakdowns at varying points this year.
Also as I watch pieces of this Iowa @ Michigan game I can't get over just how absolutely AWFUL Iowa is. How did they get this bad in just a couple of years? Wow.

buckeyedude's picture

The Buckeye DBs were playing 10 yards off the line of scrimmage, or more. They were giving way too much free space to UW receivers. I only remember the OSU D blitzing one time all night. Maybe I was too stoned, I dunno.
I think the OSU D is going to bring more pressure to the UM offense than they did Wisconsin.

 

 

johnblairgobucks's picture

after seeing this blog topic picture of Deenard spooning........maybe he needs to be coached to imaginarily brush his teeth, cause those uppers are awfully yeller.

pukindawg's picture

@JohnBlair
That's not yellow. It's maize.

rdubs's picture

Looks like Leveon Bell realized he was a Groveport running back after the first couple games.  I suppose no pass game hurts him, but seriously he doesn't get much more than 3 yards ever.

M Man's picture

Hello, Game week.

buckeyedude's picture

I'm not skeered.
Feeling confident actually, M Man. You?

 

 

Oyster's picture

It's Sunday morning of Game Week,
and tsun still SUCKS!

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

jkrk's picture

Who didn't give Wofford, Georgia Southern, and Jacksonville State the memo that they must bow before the greatness of the SEC?

cplunk's picture

I know, right? 
The SEC teams will all end up winning by big margins, but it's pretty clear this year that  the number of teams they have in the top ten is based more on names and past conference success.
After watching ULM, ULL v Florida, and this week, I'm don't think the SEC teams over Clemson, Florida State, Oklahoma, etc should be nearly as automatic as the voters seem to.

rdubs's picture

Well not South Carolina, still tied in 4th.

AngryWoody's picture

What are the odds NW blows it in the fourth again?

Our Honor Defend!

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Why in the hell is NW throwing the ball up 3 with less than 2 minutes to go? 

Class of 2010.