As Kayo said in this week’s RKC, an offense built on broken plays is not sustainable. Given Michigan’s defensive prowess and the absence of Dexter Williams, I’m more than willing to see what next week brings. But if we’re going to schedule a MAC snack, next week better bring something. I’d prefer it bring Brandon Wimbush not throwing off his back foot.
Who’s this Mike Elko guy I keep hearing about?
Safety play makes such a difference in a defense. I heard Alohi Gilman’s name plenty over the course of the evening, and every time I cursed whatever numbnuts at NCAA headquarters decided he hadn’t been misled enough to justify his playing last year. If Houston Griffith is half as good as advertised, it could be a very good year under the Dome.
Continuity does wonders as well. Clark Lea was smart not to try and re-invent the wheel and make this season about him. He kept the terminology the same, tweaked things here and there, and went with what he knew worked to put his players in a position to succeed. In the words of the prophet Ezekiel, I like this guy.
Notre Dame can benefit from targeting calls??? Who knew?
Two words: Jafar Armstrong. Holy shit, that kid can move. And the best part is the harder he pushes Tony Jones, the better both of them will be.
Who’s this Harry Hies … well, let’s hold on thar about that one for the time being.
MTA breaking his foot is a bummer. Jayson Ademilola better be ready to go. Fortuntately, we’ve got a week or two to ease him in.
Teacher says every time a vein pops out on Harbaugh’s head, an angel gets its wings. Definitely put me on the list of folks surprised he’s having so much difficulty. Given what he was able to do at Stanford and with the 49ers, I thought he’d be a natural going back home. Could it be the pressure is getting to him? That’s what the look on his face tells me. That or he’s eating too much cheese. Seriously, one or two more losses and that guy’s going to be the poster child for Dulcolax.
Apparently the late season travel schedule has been judged “difficult”. [banging head on desk]
I’ve tried to keep my commentary about the new environment at ND Stadium to a minimum because I haven’t been there yet and would prefer to judge for myself rather than off hearsay. The hearsay in question has been mixed but leaning more positive than negative, so I’ll see which is which at the Pitt game. Anything that puts the Michigan band far from the field can’t be all bad, I suppose.