I see what you're saying, but no team should get credit for anything that happened in the 2007 season. That was the most ridiculous year I've ever seen. There were about twenty teams they could've put in the NCG.
If we're talking hits, I'd throw Big Kat out there, too.
Haha, holy shit. Never realized this, but go back and watch the Dumas hit. In the celebration (0:14), you can see none other than #48 Bo Pelini. Good times.
I know exactly the hit you mean. I can't even read the name Dumas without seeing him standing over that poor sod. I would also offer "Andy Katzenmoyer Blasts Corby Jones."
All time? ;)
In regards to what everyone else is saying about Michigan having a chance, it comes down to the droves of down-trodden Wolverines moping about, bitching about the refs, trying to make sense of their team, who are VERY likely to quote/link/view any article that gives them a shred of hope. It's just a bunch of websites/news media outlets preying on their loss for ad revenue.
Wolverine tears are good for the economy.
And yes, Clemson would jump Ohio State with a win, Washington, I think, would not.
I considered Oklahoma but, there again, you'd be comparing a 10-2 "champ" who just beat #10 with an 11-2 Champ who just beat #4 and who's already ranked higher.
I think the B1G winner will (and should) jump Michigan, whether it's Penn State or Wisconsin. Look, you'd have two teams, each with 2 losses. But one team would have 11 wins and a championship, while Michigan would have 10 wins and no championship. One team would be 4-0 in the last 4 weeks, Michigan would be 1-2 in that same time span. That's just too much for a head-to-head win to overcome. Plus, a win over the now-#4 Washington would most likely vault #8 Colorado over #5 Michigan for the same exact reasons.
If Washintgon loses, it would be Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, B1G Champ. If Clemson loses, it would be Alabama, Ohio State, Washington, B1G Champ. If Clemson and Washington both lose, it would be Alabama, Ohio State, B1G Champ, Colorado. I just don't see a path to the playoff for Michigan.
I was just thinking of the Tressel connection. They missed each other by about a year as assistants under Tressel, but Hazell was widely respected and trusted by Tress, and that might be good enough for Dantonio.
On another note, I expect Darrel Hazel to join the staff (maybe even in a volunteer role) of a football program near and dear to our heart.
If not us, I could see Dantonio giving him some love.
I'm not really much of an NFL fan but, living in Houston, it'll be fun to see what Braxton Miller does for the Texans. And I'm sure I'll get a good look at Elliott, too.
After the 2010 Rose Bowl, when asked about Oregon's up-tempo offense, Jim Tressel replied, "Well, we've got an up-tempo defense."
Bonus predictions: those 129 yards come with no touchdowns and the good guys win, 37-23.
I have a feeling this will be the best game of the
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Great article. And I'm really loving this cloud-to-butt Chrome extension.
Great for slow-dancing.
I just had the same thought. I love how candid Urban can be. It's nice hearing the coach talk about the team and their abilities and limitations and actually come away with some info.