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Stuff You Should Read Right Now
Rutgers DT Eric Legrand Suffers Paralyzing Hit - In a truly scary story coming out of New Jersey, the Rutgers DT suffers a severe neck injury and is currently paralyzed below the waist. The MnB family and this author send our sincerest best wishes to Legrand and his family on a speedy recovery. Football's a scary sport, and it's easy to get caught up as fans and forget some of the human aspects of the game.
Deja Vu NOOOO - Please, no. Use the bye week and pull it together. Via DetNews dot com.
Pulitzer. Please. - TTU RB Baron Batch writes a weekly column for the newspaper that's just too excellent to put into words. I encourage you to find the Seven Pounds reference as well in older posts.
Turnovers Doom Michigan - That, and penalties. And Denard's reaggravated injury. And penalties, but I said that before. And, you know, and opportunistic and senior-led Iowa team. Via AnnArbor dot com.
Moxie Means No INTs - Sure, the passing was a nice change, I can't call two bad interceptions moxie. See above headline. Kid needs to calm down, he's not the hero of the Incredibly Important YouTube Clip of the Moment... But Denard should be fine. That's a relief.
Replace "Spartans" with "Hawkeyes" - I know this is a bit old, but it's extremely relevant to the Iowa loss too. Thanks to Hoover Street Rag for the history lesson.
This Had to Be Tough - RichRod's postgame conference notes. I don't envy Rodriguez for standing up in front of the press after a loss like that. On kickoffs, via our neighbors at MGoBlog:
"Do you really want me to say? Twice? I don't think I should repeat what I was saying to myself."
Or what everyone was screaming at their TVs. In other ST related news, I don't want to see another kick attempt this season.
Big Ten Football
Excellent. - In the nightcap, the Badgers knock off the Buckeyes. But Wisconsin's special teams mastery is scary - I really don't want to deal with any aspect of the kicking game. It's worth noting, however, that a kick out of bounds cannot be returned for a touchdown.
They're Paying Him for Classes, Too - Clarett to re-enroll at OSU to finish his degree. There are two Buckeye-related posts on this SHH because one of them is about them losing. Can't blame a guy for wanting his degree, but still, the motives on both sides here are a tad fishy.
WIN FIGHT GET FIRED - Sadly, Tim Brewster, a regular target of SHH, has been fired. A bit surprising for a major-conference team to fire its coach midseason, but Minnesota really needed to do this. Oh, and check out this line from Minny AD Joel Maturi, via ESPN dot com:
We have high aspirations for our football program and we are not satisfied with its current direction.
I know Michigan's been down, but high aspirations in Minnesota? The conference realignment does them no favors.
SEC Refs Are Really Terrible - Sure, this was just a gaffe, but remember all those phantom late hit calls and horrible penalties that have benefitted Florida for years? Seth Broekhuizen needs this ref.
Michigan ties UNH - In a road dogfight, M scrapes a tie. Probably should have won this game, but it's worth noting Hunwick stopped 45 shots. Defense needs to improve on that number.
Incredibly Important YouTube Clip of the Moment:
Tate, please watch this.
Until next Sunday, Wolverine fans. Cheers.