Honestly, now I just look at the highlight film and less at the rankings. There is some truth to the rankings, but for the most part its about staff ability to evaluate and develop talent. A good example is occurring up north. Every season TTUN has way higher ranked classes than MSU, and Dantonio's guys pummel them. Based on how Coach Meyer and the staff has recruited and developed, I'm even more excited for this next wave of recruits.
Some of those blocks looks like he is just throwing the guy across the field. He is going to be a terrifying guard or tackle on a pull play. I would not want to be a defender with him running at me full speed.
Probably Connor Cook from MSU. Great QB.
The playoff committee has at least so far been pretty good at evaluating the teams. TCU doesn't have any big games left and if we beat Wisconsin (hopefully Wisconsin) we will jump TCU and Baylor. The one we need to worry about is Mississippi State. Hopefully Ole Miss drops out of sight on the playoff poll after their shutout loss against Arkansas. If Ole Miss beats Mississippi State that would seal it for us, but the bottom has dropped out there and I don't think they will challenge the Bulldogs.
How the hell is Ole Miss still ranked?
Give it to them both, problem solved!
Maybe with an impressive performance against Penn State, Michigan State will jump us in the Coaches Poll!!!!
I seriously question the purpose of the coaches poll in today's day in age.
Jalin Marshall = Roger Craig.
KEEP HOKE!!! I love him at UM, even more than Rodriguez. I knew that Rodriguez was a good coach, but I'm not so sure about Hoke. PLEASE STAY HOKE!!!!
We needed to give them the ol' Barry Switzer special. I was so happy how we responded to the challenge, but it should have not been so hard and it should be been more like 56-14 not 42-27.
"Lets beat the shit out of Michigan" - Urban Meyer
Noah Spence made a colossal mistake. I personally don't know what amends he's made to rectify the situation, but if he's done what I think would be necessary to have this amount of attention on his reinstatement...I have to imagine its been really inspiring. Regardless of the result we should all applaud his efforts.
He's a good kid and we all go through something like this in our lives. I fully support him regardless if he dons scarlet and gray or not. Selfishly, I'd love to see him get another shot if he's put in the work and is on a short leash (meaning weekly drug tests).
The difference is that Michigan wasn't good that season when we beat their ass. Michigan is over matched, we just need to execute better.
He's a young guy so settle down with saying he needs to be benched or replaced. Remember a guy named Mike Nugent had horrible freshman year too. I have been upset with him too, but this is a young team and we need him to develop. He needs us to be behind him not against him.
I expect Michigan's best effort, but I still don't think it will be enough. Getting a big scare from IU was bad for Michigan; not to mention we are fully aware of what happened last season when we played down to them. I expect us to be hungry this week.
Things will play out. Give credit to FSU; although I hate them. They keeping winning games regardless of how they're challenged.
You can live on the edge for so long, but almost 99% of the time it will come back to bite you in the ass. I wouldn't be shocked if Florida gives them a whooping next week.
I was really impressed how we turned it on in the second half. This is a young team that is susceptible to momentum probably more so than most teams. We got into turnover issues again and it REALLY effected is poorly again. I think by winning games like this our young players will be more confident and not get ratttled as much when things go south.
Where are all of those Marshall haters? ? ?
This is a very young team. For the second game in a row we can't get out of our own way. I actually can't fault the defense that much, they've done pretty well outside of two plays. We just needed to dominate today and unless Indiana starts making mistakes we won't make this look good in any way. Let's just get the win and we're Indianapolis bound.
It's hard to tell. Often a player can look fast, but it can be deceiving without proper data to analyze. A fast turnover or quick feet can often be deceptive and don't indicate true speed. The fastest that I've seen were Ginn, Roby and Galloway.
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