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Jeremy
01-01-2008, 05:12 PM
Purdue, Penn State, and Michigan have come up with good wins. Michigan State laid an egg.

Now if Illinois can pull an upset and Ohio State can beat LSU......the Big Ten can get some swagger back.

Haiku_Dirtt
01-01-2008, 05:14 PM
Outstanding game by the Wolverines.

touchdownward
01-01-2008, 05:25 PM
Great win for Michigan even though I was pulling for the Gators.

SEC is now 5-1 in Bowl games so far.

Hope that goes to 6-1 later this evening. :wink02:

ohiosteelerfan20
01-01-2008, 08:07 PM
USC is crushing Ill.

Haiku_Dirtt
01-01-2008, 09:02 PM
Illinois tried but the tenacity and relentless attitude of the finest defense in the NCAA kept the gritty Iliini in check.

As I've said before...Rey Maualuga :jawdrop: He's nuts.

I've watched alot of opposing tailbacks play against the USC defense and I can't recall many performances quite like Rashard Mendenhall. Dude is for real.

revefsreleets
01-02-2008, 09:00 AM
Michigan thoroughly outplayed Florida, and should have won by 21. That was a big win for that program. Hawaii was about what I thought they were. Would have been nice to see them matched with illinois, as both were really out of place and overmatched. Juice was way off his game, and Georgia's defense was too much for the Warriors. It's would have been interesting to see the high powered passing game of Hawaii vs, the Illini power running game, although the difference would have been Illinois defense. Georgia vs. USC would have been a great game.

GoFins11
01-03-2008, 11:28 AM
Michigan thoroughly outplayed Florida, and should have won by 21.

:jawdrop:

Dude, Florida would win that game 8 times out o 10. Plus with 4 turnovers Michigan had no business winning that game. But the Michigan coaching staff came up with a good game plan and thats what on that game other than our young defense.

SEC is now 6-2 so far

Jeremy
01-03-2008, 11:30 AM
:jawdrop:

Dude, Florida would win that game 8 times out o 10. Plus with 4 turnovers Michigan had no business winning that game. But the Michigan coaching staff came up with a good game plan and thats what on that game other than our young defense.

SEC is now 6-2 so far

Huh?

Lord Stiller
01-03-2008, 11:38 AM
:jawdrop:

Dude, Florida would win that game 8 times out o 10. Plus with 4 turnovers Michigan had no business winning that game.

I disagree with that. Michigan proved the were clearly a better team. If they didn't happen to turn the ball over so much it would have been a blowout

Overall, I still think the SEC is the best conference with the BIg 10 being the second best

Jeremy
01-03-2008, 11:41 AM
I disagree with that. Michigan proved the were clearly a better team. If they didn't happen to turn the ball over so much it would have been a blowout

Overall, I still think the SEC is the best conference with the BIg 10 being the second best

Yeah, the Pac 10 kind of dropped the ball this bowl season. This was their big chance to blow people away on a big stage and it just didn't happen. ASU laid an egg against a mediocre Texas team. Cal almost lost to a service academy. UCLA blew a sure win against BYU. Oregon and USC really pulled their bacon from the fire and turned it in to a decent bowl season for the PAC.

If OSU can find a way to win against LSU, I think the Big Ten can reclaim the title of second best conference in the country again.

GoFins11
01-03-2008, 11:45 AM
I disagree with that. Michigan proved the were clearly a better team. If they didn't happen to turn the ball over so much it would have been a blowout

Overall, I still think the SEC is the best conference with the BIg 10 being the second best

nah, I think that Michigan put together a great game plan.

Jeremy
01-03-2008, 11:50 AM
nah, I think that Michigan put together a great game plan.

Which wouldn't have worked had they not had the athletes to pull it off. Look, Michigan isn't among the very best in the nation at putting players in the NFL for no reason.

B.J. Askew (35) Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB
Jason Avant (81) Philadelphia Eagles WR
David Baas (64) San Francisco 49ers G
Jeff Backus (76) Detroit Lions T
Ronald Bellamy Detroit Lions WR
Tom Brady (12) New England Patriots QB
Alan Branch (78) Arizona Cardinals DT
Steve Breaston (15) Arizona Cardinals WR
Prescott Burgess (54) Baltimore Ravens LB
Mark Campbell (80) New Orleans Saints TE
Todd Collins (15) Washington Redskins QB
Markus Curry San Francisco 49ers DB
Kevin Dudley New Orleans Saints RB
Tyler Ecker (88) Washington Redskins TE
Braylon Edwards (17) Cleveland Browns WR
Jay Feely (3) Miami Dolphins K
Larry Foote (50) Pittsburgh Steelers ILB
Ian Gold (52) Denver Broncos OLB
Jonathan Goodwin (76) New Orleans Saints G
Brian Griese (14) Chicago Bears QB
James Hall (96) St. Louis Rams DE
Leon Hall (29) Cincinnati Bengals CB
David Harris (52) New York Jets ILB
Victor Hobson (54) New York Jets OLB
Steve Hutchinson (76) Minnesota Vikings G
Marlin Jackson (28) Indianapolis Colts CB
Jon Jansen (76) Washington Redskins T
Dhani Jones (57) Cincinnati Bengals OLB
Bennie Joppru (47) Seattle Seahawks TE
Cato June (59) Tampa Bay Buccaneers OLB
Ty Law (24) Kansas City Chiefs CB
Matt Lentz Pittsburgh Steelers G
Roy Manning (95) Cincinnati Bengals LB
Grant Mason (41) Pittsburgh Steelers DB
Tim Massaquoi (49) Buffalo Bills TE
Shantee Orr (53) Jacksonville Jaguars OLB
Tony Pape San Diego Chargers G
Chris Perry (23) Cincinnati Bengals RB
Rueben Riley Carolina Panthers T
Jon Runyan (69) Philadelphia Eagles T
Anthony Thomas (28) Buffalo Bills RB
Amani Toomer (81) New York Giants WR
Jerame Tuman (84) Pittsburgh Steelers TE
Gabe Watson (98) Arizona Cardinals NT
Brandon Williams Cincinnati Bengals CB
Maurice Williams (74) Jacksonville Jaguars G
LaMarr Woodley (56) Pittsburgh Steelers LB
Pierre Woods (58) New England Patriots LB
Charles Woodson (21) Green Bay Packers CB


That's an impressive list of talent. Michigan is a great football program.

GoFins11
01-03-2008, 11:53 AM
Which wouldn't have worked had they not had the athletes to pull it off. Look, Michigan isn't among the very best in the nation at putting players in the NFL for no reason.

B.J. Askew (35) Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB
Jason Avant (81) Philadelphia Eagles WR
David Baas (64) San Francisco 49ers G
Jeff Backus (76) Detroit Lions T
Ronald Bellamy Detroit Lions WR
Tom Brady (12) New England Patriots QB
Alan Branch (78) Arizona Cardinals DT
Steve Breaston (15) Arizona Cardinals WR
Prescott Burgess (54) Baltimore Ravens LB
Mark Campbell (80) New Orleans Saints TE
Todd Collins (15) Washington Redskins QB
Markus Curry San Francisco 49ers DB
Kevin Dudley New Orleans Saints RB
Tyler Ecker (88) Washington Redskins TE
Braylon Edwards (17) Cleveland Browns WR
Jay Feely (3) Miami Dolphins K
Larry Foote (50) Pittsburgh Steelers ILB
Ian Gold (52) Denver Broncos OLB
Jonathan Goodwin (76) New Orleans Saints G
Brian Griese (14) Chicago Bears QB
James Hall (96) St. Louis Rams DE
Leon Hall (29) Cincinnati Bengals CB
David Harris (52) New York Jets ILB
Victor Hobson (54) New York Jets OLB
Steve Hutchinson (76) Minnesota Vikings G
Marlin Jackson (28) Indianapolis Colts CB
Jon Jansen (76) Washington Redskins T
Dhani Jones (57) Cincinnati Bengals OLB
Bennie Joppru (47) Seattle Seahawks TE
Cato June (59) Tampa Bay Buccaneers OLB
Ty Law (24) Kansas City Chiefs CB
Matt Lentz Pittsburgh Steelers G
Roy Manning (95) Cincinnati Bengals LB
Grant Mason (41) Pittsburgh Steelers DB
Tim Massaquoi (49) Buffalo Bills TE
Shantee Orr (53) Jacksonville Jaguars OLB
Tony Pape San Diego Chargers G
Chris Perry (23) Cincinnati Bengals RB
Rueben Riley Carolina Panthers T
Jon Runyan (69) Philadelphia Eagles T
Anthony Thomas (28) Buffalo Bills RB
Amani Toomer (81) New York Giants WR
Jerame Tuman (84) Pittsburgh Steelers TE
Gabe Watson (98) Arizona Cardinals NT
Brandon Williams Cincinnati Bengals CB
Maurice Williams (74) Jacksonville Jaguars G
LaMarr Woodley (56) Pittsburgh Steelers LB
Pierre Woods (58) New England Patriots LB
Charles Woodson (21) Green Bay Packers CB


That's an impressive list of talent. Michigan is a great football program.

They are a great program. I think that Florida would normally win that game but thats why you play the game.

Jeremy
01-03-2008, 12:02 PM
Without a decent running game, I think that game is a toss up every time they would play it. If you become one dimensional, no matter how good that one dimension, teams are going to exploit that. Even New England has the threat of a running game. Florida doesn't have anything beyond Tebow and Harvin.

revefsreleets
01-03-2008, 03:53 PM
I actually may sort of agree with you GoFins. Michigan had a great gameplan, which is what enabled them to so thoroughly dominate Florida. Take away even 2 of those 4 TO's and it would have been much, much worse.

Sometimes a team is flat, and sometimes they are outplayed or outcoached even if they are the better team. I'll go to my deathbed believing that last year's Buckeyes at their best would beat last years Gators at their best 85 times out of 100.

Rhee Rhee
01-04-2008, 03:50 AM
I hope OSU wins.... im sorry Lou Holtz is so high on OSU that you just have to listen

revefsreleets
01-04-2008, 02:49 PM
Holtz just hates LSU. He is also a horrible prognosticator. He picked ND to beat USC this year, and you seriously have to have some wiring issues to make that pick.