M Man, I was worried that were no more sane michigan fans. I read mgo regularly. They are getting shrill re the coaching position, and might go completely off the charts crazy when Harbaugh says "no thanks". Extreme damage has been done through their- as you wisely put it- facilitation. Maybe Brian doesn't want to admit his role and is doubling down with the Harbaugh push. At any rate, they seem to have lost touch with reality over there.
I think we're better coached on the defensive line and have the time to do some good scheming there. My main concern is whether or not the o-line, especially center position, can hold up to AL. I have some serious doubts re the o-line in this game, because they haven't faced the strength and speed of AL. I remember the PSU game all too well.
We could be toast if Jones doesn't get some time to throw. Do we roll him out? I don't know if he's fast enough for that. I don't think we're going to be able to score on them like we did with MSU or WI, so I'm expecting a relatively low scoring game with our punter making the difference for a win.
Am I the only one that has a problem with a coach interviewing for a job during such an important period of the season? I'm sure many of you have been involved in the whole job hunting process and my experience has been that it affects my my performance at my current job. If one of my guys was actively searching and interviewing for other work during a critical stage of development for my operation, then I would be highly motivated to, first off, have a very serious sit down with him and, second, conduct a very serious search for his replacement. I guess maybe in the coaching world this okay, but it seems off to me.
The wiscy defense can keep our offense in check? Really? I don't see that. I also don't see Ball having more than 80 yards. Isn't the wiscy middle linebacker out with ham string injury? I know tOSU fans are a little crazy some times, but I see nothing on the opposing team that frightens me. Where do they have someone on the field who outmatches us? Anyone?
We will be ready. We only have one weak spot and that's at linebacker. These guys that think making brax throw is their best chance have another thing coming. The kid can throw. Where is Nebraska better than us other than linebacker? The coaches will be ready. They crowd will be jacked. The team will be angry about last year. We win by two tds at least.
It's the olympics. You do realize that we won by over 80 points right? You show sportsmanship by not shooting 3s in the second half. It's common decency and respect. I get it...win. But when you win by 80+ and you're still jacking up 3s in the second half that's just plain rude.
Two things. Well three. First, thanks for the site- really enjoy it.
Second, I don't think finding a Harvin is a mistake by Meyer. It's a different strategy than Tressel, for sure, but not a mistake. I think it reflects the different level of aggressiveness that Meyer brings. Tressel says let's just work with what we have. Meyer says let's coach these kids up to what we need to win. Tress was great, but he did not demonstrate that kind of aggressiveness. I always got the feeling with Tress that he was thinking, "well we probably couldn't make that play work with our personnel so let's stick with Dave- everyone can do it". Know what you need to do to win and go get the players you need. If you don't have one on the roster now, then train one or two of them.
Finally, the USA men's bball team was a classless disgrace yesterday. Coach K says, we stopped the fast breaks in the fourth quarter. But that's just not sincere. Here's an idea to maintain some sportsmanship- how about stop shooting threes? 46 three point attempts and he claims that was fine. He's a stupid stuck up Dukie wanker and I hope we stomp on them...but not by 80 points.
That was great. Thanks guys. I can't wait until tOSU and umich surprise people this year. I think we're going to be solid this year. Great talent. Great coaching. New schemes for opposing teams to figure out. I think umich vastly over achieved last year and this year reality will sit in with at least four losses. Can't wait...