A fake field goal for a TD? Are you kidding me? I think Notre Dame is becoming the Cubs of NCAA football and a culture of losing is or has taken over the program. I am not seeing the great coaching of Brian Kelly and the defense still looks bad. Ugh. Well, besides my pain, this was more about survival this week. Michigan, Wisconsin and others got through some rather close games. Florida continues to win even though their QB looks terrible. Boise State and TCU begin their "We have to blow people out to stay in this thing" drive. Iowa is done. Auburn was able to get through their first real test and Bama continues to roll. Hopefully, we can get more then one game next week between ranked teams.
Clemson's special teams come through in the clutch yet again. Weird seeing Minnesota playing a home game in the sunlight. The way ND lost has to be up there on the disgusting factor. Still can't put Oregon on the Alabama/Ohio State level yet. Unless Michigan develops a defense, they are going 7-5. Just when you think Oklahoma is good, they try to collapse in the 4th quarter against Air Force.
Originally posted by lotjxThere are...all positives for Michigan.
Um, no. What I took away from the game (other than DENARD!!!~!!!111) was that our secondary still blows, the defense as a whole needs work, we badly need a Steve Slaton running back for our Pat White, and good god we need a kicker.
Just a horrible performance, but more of what I expected from them (and the Lions) this year. Scary-good offense, scary-bad defense.
So, at the beginning of the season I stated how scared I was of Brian Kelly. Not so much anymore. The Football Genius just let Mark "Neanderthal" D'antonio pants him on national television. If you're getting outcoached by a guy who can barely string together coherent sentences past "Ugh. Blugh. Die Michigan!", you need to re-evaluate yourself. And you also lose any invincibility factor.
Michigan against the SEC: 20-5-1 (7-3 in bowl games)
My Kent State Golden Flashes lost, as one might expect, to #22 Penn State, but hey, we kept it close-- we "only" lost 24-0. Against a team with such a national following, that ain't bad. I even got to see a little bit of the game on ESPN. Too bad it was in a loss. (Flashes fell to 1-2). They'll battle MAC rival Miami University on 10/2 after a bye week.
My Indiana Hoosiers defeated Western Kentucky on the road, 38-21, to improve to 2-0. They'll face their first FBS opponent of the season, Akron, next week.
My Old Dominion Monarchs fell to 1-2 after a 21-17 home loss to William & Mary. Next up: Monmouth, next week.
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I think it's instructive to contrast the two schools' reactions: At this point, FIU has kicked two players off the team and suspended another one indefinitely. The other players involved (in addition to the one game suspension)