Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer
However, the overall lack of effort after the first ten minutes or so of the game was pretty unimpressive.
You know I was thinking the same thing from what I saw. It did appear that USC just rolled their hats out that game.
Of course they have talent, but how about the desire? This seems to happen to a-lot of teams that have been on a run. The new classes start to attain a certain sense of entitlement, and it takes a couple of thumps to restore the hunger. That's when the upsets like UCLA start to happen. Hopefully, USC with play with a little more urgency in the future. Well, I don't hope that.
It was only the first game though, and it was Idaho so we shall see.
See Louisville for a hungry team that came out firing against an undermanned opponent.
BTW, the no kicker PAT was awesome, very classy!
Originally Posted by Gravitas
Might as well add some WVU love to this thread. Somehow we're ranked number 3 yet are rarely mentioned on ESPN, or anywhere else for that matter.
Nice, that completes it. We've had fans of all six conferences check in with the Big East addition.
Good luck to your team! It does seem WV, despite being no.3 is kind of under the radar huh? Well, other than Steve Slaton and Pat White get a-lot of ESPN Heisman run. The couple times I saw the Moutaineers last year, It was entertaining to watch Rodriguez's no huddle spread offense.
Oh and congrats on keeping your coach!
What's the story with the rest of the Big East this year?
Originally Posted by elrodtom
No...the one you mean is as long as Troy Smith is there. You know...talented and mobile quarterback
You know TS wasn't much of a rusher in 2006 with 204 yds for the season and 2.8 per rush. In 06 he rushed four times for twelve yards against the Maize and Blue. Last year, I thought Michigan had more trouble with OSU's spread and offensive talent than the fact that Troy Smith was "mobile." I'm sure the OSU and UM fans will correct if I'm wrong.
That was one hell of a game!
His stats do point to more rushing attempts in 05 and 04.
I was thinking of other quarterbacks Michigan has lost to recently and John David Booty, Craig Krenzel, Zac Taylor, and Matt Leinart came to mind.
All solid college quarterbacks, but were they mobile?
My point is Michigan likes to sit at the big boy table in CF. Rightfully so with their tradition. But playing a major conference, and in Rose Bowls, any team is going to face talented and with today's game, mobile passing quarterbacks.
Well Tom's theory is tested next week. Oregon and Dennis Dixon are packing for the Big House. Dixon is most assuredly a run threat qb.
Well, I watched a ho hum Tech blow out SMU today. Hopefully the Bowden Bowl will be better to wrap up an interesting start to the 07 season.