Where does this leave Michigan?
"Misconception and trickery" Its a hell of gambit and they do it very well. They recognize they can't play based on fundamentals, so they don't try. Its exciting to watch when it works, but its hardly robust so when they face a power team, based on fundamental football - LIKE THE BUCKEYES - it collapses in spectacular fashion.
Since their defeat at the hands of Tress, they've made a great effort to get bigger on both sides of the line. They did a better job of being stubborn on the run than I thought, at least at the start, but its not just size they are still a D that needs a lead. Put them down 14, or 17 if their QB is really special, give them bad field position, take plenty of time and watch them burn!
I tried to make this point over at Addicted to Quack before the game, but they would not hear it. It became false equivocation. They felt we were the same team as them as far as speed and set. My point was always the Buckeyes did not get any smaller, and still play up the gut big ten ball, but somehow Urban made them fast as hell. He did not give up any of power when retooling the team.
All doubters can SUCK MY ALABAMA NUTS!
And.. some speedster is going to run into him and learn Bell is made of steel and concrete!
I want to see Bell drop someone so hard they are slow getting into the hurry up!
A fast start from the Dline, and 4 quarter effort from our Oline should just about do it!
I think this Oregon team is better than people give them credit for. Still I think the Bucks will win, and exploit the weaknesses we all see.
Not only would I'd take the starting back at Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota over any of the backs in the Pac 12 this year, but I live on the west coast too!
There is giant TV in the lobby of the building where I work, it often shows ESPN. I had to really control my self when I saw May's sorry a*s mug on the screen today. WHAT A HACK
Mark May - Troll for a Decade - Dbag for Life!
As a Big Ten bigot, I don't think we'll see the same rotation between those three backs you mention they way Oregon has done until now. I think they are going to find one who works through trial and error. Maybe I'll be proven wrong on Monday, but depth at running back from the Pac 12 is not something that ever concerns me outside of USC.
Don't forget Sith always work in pairs.
303 (150 the hard way with 153 of garbage yards)
The Hawks desperately need receivers!
I like the odds of our D on them in a two point conversion. Lets see Oregon leave the field with 6!
I've made this comment before in different ways but let me say it again:
If Oregon is still defending the run in the 4th quarter, their D will be broken; it will be totally new ground for them as unit. Maybe Mariotta is enough to compensate for this, maybe not. Thats their gambit.
Quick question from the back, now that Harbaugh is going to make Michigan less feminine, is this image going to be changed to show two queers in love, or will the Michigan woman become a bull dyke in khakis? Not that there is anything wrong with that!
He can't help it if his Super Nintendo is broken!
Before I thought it was an insult, now I think he does it because he is dumb. Does that make me prejudice against fat people?
Anyone else think its odd that Hoke still calls us Ohio?
I agree. Lets see them play 4 quarters with a team that runs first.
And to think Utah almost went up 14-0 on them. That stupid turnover was so costly.
Because I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map.... I'm the MAP!
No sleep till.... FINKES!!! (200 YARDS of Rushing)
Ha, if they show up prepared, we'll know they cheated!