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Saturday, January 01, 2011

Gator Bowl Open Thread

Ah, finally. 

After three loooong years, Michigan is back playing in a New Year's Day bowl.

Leave us your thoughts, comments and general whatnot on the Michigan/Mississippi State game as well as any musings on all the January 1st bowls here.

Happy New Year and Go Blue!



(Picture via Jeremy and his website, The Art. The Art. The Art!  If you haven't seen it yet, check it out for some fantastic Michigan wallpapers)

50 comments:

TitleIX said...

And Desmond says "Tat5" on College Game Day at about 10AM Eastern!
Love it Andy!!!!

justthinking said...

Can't wait for the game to start, and yet I don't want this day to end. Just don't want to wait until April to see this team play again after today. Love the heart of these kids and all they've been through.

GO BLUE!!!

Gator Bowl Records to Watch, just for Denard [not that he cares about individual records - lol]:

Most Total Yards Gained: 402 (387 pass/ 15 rush)

Most TD's Responsible: 5 (pass)

Most Pass Yards Gained: 407
(44 of 69, btw)
(12 players have thrown for over 300 yards passing)

Most TD Passes: 5

Most Rushing Attempts: 35

MOST RUSHING YARDS: 216

Most TD Runs: 3

Longest Run: 96 Yards

Longest TD Run: 69 Yards
(Only 5 players have 50 yard TD runs or longer)

TitleIX said...

Freep reporting Mike Williams sent home for curfew violations

william said...

Its a shame I dont have the money to go. Military stationed me in the panhandle. So close yet so far....

TitleIX said...

Thanks for your service william! Sorry you cant go to game, but grateful for where you are!

Seabolt said...

I guess some of the Bulldogs have a stomach flu, 2 on defense 4 on offense if I recall correctly. They are on IV's right now and are expected to play.

Seabolt said...

random OSU fan in the stands??? am i imagining that or did anyone else see him during the opening run in?

srudoff said...

man trying hard to pull for you guys because i'm so sick of the sec shit....

that being said, as soon as i see those uniforms the hatred starts to boil

damn it

TitleIX said...

Gonna be a looong game...

TitleIX said...

At least Sparty is being Sparty....

wingedhelmet said...

Well ok ...let's go BLUE

Seabolt said...

big gain through the air, maybe that will energize the team a bit?

Seabolt said...

Another big play for the TD!

srudoff said...

wow that miss state commercial was brutal.

Yost said...

Sru, thought the same thing!

Like they made it yesterday.

TitleIX said...

Do not know why I thought there would be some difference for the bowl game

wingedhelmet said...

I am all in for a return to fundamentally sound football.

Andy said...

Funny thing about that commercial... They cut out the word "hell" from the song.

Also...The 10 player goal line defensive formation is going to be my lasting memory of this coaching nightmare.

TitleIX said...

Come to Penn State!! They actually have a football game going!

Seabolt said...

im already so tired of these cowbells, i really want to get up by like 2 or 3 scores so they might shut up

bigGexpress said...

No defense and our offense and special teams are leaving them out to dry with a blocked punt and turnover. Just like the Wisky and tUOS games. I actually thought there might be an improvement with a month of practice to prepare. Joke's on me.

TitleIX said...

Let the drinking begin. Anyone winnng with their BCS Bingo Card?

TitleIX said...

Remember that horrible workout thing called Rolfing? Well, we are now getting 'Relfed'

wingedhelmet said...

I so hope this is the last RR coached Michigan game ever.

Andy said...

Halftime. 31-14. We are so terrible.

Someone please wake me when this nightmare is over.

TitleIX said...

There is hope!! Northwestern closing in on Texas Tech

bigGexpress said...

How disorganized is this defense, seriously? And why does Craig James keep saying they have the offense figured out? I haven't seen it in a big game this year.

Yost said...

bigG - so agree! Seriously - don't look at our O vs. UMass, IU, any MAC school, etc. Look at it against real teams and it ain't that special.

Andy said...

Sparty down 35-0 to Alabama.

So much for shutting up the SEC loud mouths.

TitleIX said...

So I know it is only football and there are so many worse things in the world....but I am so mad/sad/frustrated over the state of Michigan football right now .....
Is that wrong? Maybe I need a 12 step program or something....

Tom C said...

I've said it all year that the offense wasn't all that!
Went to Mgo group speak and learned that the defense wasn't rich's fault!?? Something about job security affecting recruiting. Whoda thunk it?
wv= sting

TitleIX said...

Are you fn kidding me????

Andy said...

Attempting to kick a field goal there was the ultimate example of delusional coaching.

We had a less than 5% chance of making that.

I am sooooooo tired of these idiots.

BaggyPantsDevil said...

A 35 yard field goal attempt at this point pretty much equals surrender. The coaches apparently think the game is over.

TitleIX said...

Ok, now I feel really bad for Sparty......down 42-0 with a quarter left to play......

TitleIX said...

I hope Brady Hoke does not become our 'healing' post

TitleIX said...

Proof that RR had no clue from the git go?
Red wrist band.....

Andy said...

I have changed over to the Penn State / Florida game. It is a good game, Joe Paterno is still standing AND wearing clean underwear.

TitleIX said...

It is now a race to the embarrasment finish line for us vs. Sparty.
49-0 Tide
Complete melt down for both the Michigan teams today

Andy said...

Sparty down 49-0.

TitleIX said...

No Tate didnt help anything either.

Ok, who really believes that JoePa is running that team? It has got to be the assistants, right? i mean the guy doesnt even have headphones or a play sheet....

Andy said...

Just saw the replay of the long play on another channel.

Ray Vinopal is lucky to be alive.

Andy said...

Paterno has a Ralph Lauren sweater on.

I am sure Nike is happy with that.

BaggyPantsDevil said...

So, we can now add worst margin of defeat in a bowl game to Rich Rodriguez's Michigan resume?

Amongst all the other worsts.

Andy said...

Florida takes the lead.

Wisconsin may need to win to keep the B10 off of a donut for today.

Voice of Reason said...

This better be one hell of a healing pic I tell ya.

whetstonebuck said...

Craig "my kid's a sissy" James and his crew are giving RR's eulogy on national TV. Ouch.

Andy said...

Healing post up.

Jim said...

I don't believe Brandon is making any decisions based on one game, but after this embarrassment, it'll be tough to keep him if that was his inclination.

One way or another firing isn't enough for Greg Robinson...he should be censured, or banned from coaching for 5 years, or something. They could have fired him at the half and it would have made no difference.

justthinking said...

Gotta be honest - I've been a full Rich supporter from the get go - but this was the last straw for me. Take the $1.5 million and go, please - taking everyone you brought here with you. Clean the house Mr. Brandon. The season was tough enough, but that was brutal.