This past weekend we once again experienced what has become something of a tradition in college football. Media types desperate to see something resembling football coming out of Ann Arbor hype the school up north to a point where rankings and Heisman talk become vogue. That is until somewhere around the opening of the Big Ten season when someone like Indiana puts a chink in the armor only to be finished off by an actual contender in the Big Ten.
I’m sorry but the fascination surrounding Denard Robinson is once again beyond me. He’s great until he meets an actual defense. Last year the Buckeyes absolutely shut down the Michigan offense (not like they actually had a defense) and this year Michigan State pretty much did the same. Yet look to the BCS rankings and their they are holding down the No. 18 spot.
Apparently, all it takes to get ranked is a loss to USF, a win over equally overrated Notre Dame (how they beat MSU I have no idea) and maybe run the score against a hapless Minnesota and if you’re Michigan, you’re in.
We’ve may have our problems on offense folks but if our defense continues to improve and play like they can, we will be looking at win No. 8? (honestly, I’m losing count at this point).
It looks like Kenny Guiton is finally making his way into the depth chart. According to ESPN, Guiton is starting to take more snaps than Bauserman and coach Fickell says that Guiton is “probably a little ahead of Joe” in the backup quarterback competition. Once again folks, just trying to figure out how bad he actually is to be just a “little ahead.”
Pray for Miller’s health.
Tell us how you really feel Carlos
There are times in life when you need to just put the iPhone away and stay off text messaging and twitter — 2:30 a.m. on High Street, after an argument with the girl friend and apparently after realizing that you’ve been knocked down to third string tail back.
After only getting a couple of touches against Illinois, Carlos Hyde expressed his frustrations to his loyal twitter followers saying, “Guess I’m not good enough. Take myself else where.[sic]” (As reported in the Columbus Dispatch. I really need to pay attention to Twitter once and a while.)
Hyde later removed the tweet but that’s the beauty of Twitter isn’t it? Once it get’s picked up by your followers, it’s completely out of your hands. (Take it from a guy who accidentally referred to USF as UCF on a high profile twitter account–it’s not pretty). According the Dispatch article, he teammates were all there ready to let him cry on their shoulder on the ride back to Columbus.
Don’t worry. I still like Hyde and think he’ll have a big future at Ohio State. He’s got plenty of time left to prove himself.
How lame is Notre Dame (example No. 323)
You know things are bad when your coach looks to the fans of Michigan for inspiration (what are they going to do, shake their keys at you?). Apparently, the fans at Notre Dame are so lame that the athletic director has asked them to please, please make a little bit of noise. According to an article on Dr. Saturday, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick is so frustrated with the problem that he actually got up on a table at one of the student dining halls and plead for the students to show some enthusiasm at the game. He’s backed down since then saying that the students are alright but the other fans need to step up.
Best part about it, coach Brian Kelly backed him up saying that they go to places like Michigan and see the fans cheering for their team. Personally, I think he’s confused. He must have been there for an Ohio State/Michigan game and heard the Ohio State fans cheering. (I still love that video.)
I’m not the only one taking cheap shots
I’ve often expressed my feeling about Miami football on this blog but who doesn’t enjoy a good nut shot now and then. After delivering a amazing shot to the jewels, Miami senior defensive tackle Micanor Regis has been suspended for the upcoming game against Georgia. Canesports.com has the video which unfortunately, isn’t in a format I can post here.
There’s an easy solution to this one folks, it’s called a cup. Why they don’t wear them in football is beyond me. Let’s see…tooth guard, check…eye makeup…check, cup…nah, who needs it.