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Friday, September 15, 2006

Time to run for real

Y'know, it's not really football season until it's time for Michigan-Notre Dame. It's fine to have a game, maybe even two, as a tuneup, but once the students start moving in, it's time to bring on a real game. The IndyStar has a preview that focuses on Michigan's newfound running game. It's early, but they point out that U-M is #10 in the nation in rushing, while the Irish are only #73 in stopping the run.

» Posted by Jon at 8:56 pm

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Heading back to football

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Fall practice has started, so maybe we'll resurrect things here and point out some of the football previews. Today's entry: senior safety Ryan Mundy is coming back after missing almost all of last season with a nerve injury. Oh, and there's a note about available tickets (to get Iowa, you have to buy Ball State).

» Posted by Jon at 10:48 pm

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Football is a speed game

Football used to be played by big people, some of whom were fast. Those days seem to be over. In an NFL combine preview, the Philadelphia Inquirer notes that speed is what everybody is looking for, especially on defense.

» Posted by Jon at 11:07 pm

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Getting to know people

The bowl game previews are starting to focus on individual players, though AP's coverage of Nebraska's pre-bowl press conference does note that coach Bill Callahan sees this game a quite the building block for his program.

» Posted by Jon at 5:21 pm

Let's have a playoff

Lloyd Carr has apparently decided that it's time for major college football to have a playoff -- 16 teams on the field. Maybe getting passed over for that New Year's bowl caused a little more hurt than Big Blue was letting on.

» Posted by Jon at 4:27 pm

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Coaches and switches

Been a little tardy but there's a few stories out there about the history between Lloyd Carr and Bill Callahan (both longtime Big Ten assistants) and the new offense the Huskers are working on.

» Posted by Jon at 10:29 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2005

The all-important recruiting game

In college football, recruiting is almost as rough a battle as the game itself. In Michigan, they're showing off a new building. In Nebraska, they're fretting about how little some of the high schools are getting visited by the new head coach.

» Posted by Jon at 9:36 pm

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Those Big Red writers

Here's one of the differences between college football in Michigan and in Nebraska: in one place, they occasionally get distracted by things like basketball. That place is not Nebraska. Most of today's Michigan sports pages focused on the basketball game between the Wolverines and Delaware State, and had nothing about the football team. In Nebraska, they were blessed with stories surrounding the start of bowl practice.

» Posted by Jon at 10:20 pm

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Getting more practice

Nebraska gets its bowl practices underway today, using its new indoor practice facility. These would be the extra practices that didn't happen after last year's team wasn't eligible for a bowl game, extra practices that the elite football programs get almost every year to develop young players and sharpen everybody's work habits.

» Posted by Jon at 10:33 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

A few other blogs we'll watch

I've run across a few other places, mostly where these papers attempt to run blogs. Who knows, some of them might even be worth reading.

» Posted by Jon at 7:47 pm

Let's start the previews

» Posted by Jon at 9:26 am on Tuesday, December 6, 2005

A look at the Alamo

» Posted by Jon at 9:29 pm on Monday, December 5, 2005

A little love to the alma mater

» Posted by Jon at 10:55 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2005

He runs, he writes

» Posted by Jon at 12:21 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2005

What do we know?

» Posted by Jon at 9:47 am on Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Henne lays an egg

» Posted by Jon at 11:00 pm on Thursday, September 15, 2005

Quiet Breaston excels, but humble

» Posted by Jon at 9:44 pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Step one, check

» Posted by Jon at 10:45 pm on Monday, September 5, 2005

Rose means more this year

» Posted by Jon at 10:30 pm on Thursday, September 1, 2005

Shuffle the line

» Posted by Jon at 11:48 pm on Tuesday, August 30, 2005

National Champs!

» Posted by Jon at 11:51 pm on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | Comments (1)

Dissecting the Rose Bowl

» Posted by Jon at 9:59 pm on Sunday, June 5, 2005

Previews of Blue

» Posted by Jon at 6:58 pm on Tuesday, November 16, 2004

A little bit of history

» Posted by Jon at 11:47 pm on Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Is Edwards the best?

» Posted by Jon at 11:29 pm on Thursday, October 7, 2004 | Comments (3)

Hey look, it’s hockey season

» Posted by Jon at 11:38 pm on Wednesday, October 6, 2004

AP ranks Blue #8

» Posted by Jon at 11:45 pm on Sunday, August 15, 2004

Blue ranked 7th

» Posted by Jon at 1:30 pm on Friday, July 30, 2004

And we have a goalie

» Posted by Jon at 12:02 am on Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Goaltending update

» Posted by Jon at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2004

There’s a new enemy in town

» Posted by Jon at 10:30 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2004

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