I think other commentators are stretched thin as well because this is a lean week with team opinions :)
Even my own husband, superfan Turnkey Tim has not submitted his comments yet.....Update 8:30pm Friday night, Turnkey Tim got his in :)
Nonetheless, enjoy the pickins' we do have :):):) and check back before tomorrow's games to see if any other comments trickle in!
Have a great weekend everybody!!
Silver Fox: Now on to week 7. But first, I guess I'll comment on the Penn State game. I didn't recognize the Iowa team, because that wasn't Hawkeye football. The fan that I am, I don't like to be so critical. However, that was disgusting for the most part. My worst: fears were confirmed with our defense. The game wasn't as close as what the final score would lead one to believe. Kudos to Micah Hyde for his play, tho. As for the offense; as always, Marvin McNutt was very good. It's a shame he's not getting more plays designed for him. Vandenburg had a less than desirable game. I'm not sure he's our guy at quarterback. But, I can't fault him for effort. He does play hard; even when things aren't going well. I like that in a player. The guy I was most impressed with was Marcus Coker. I enjoyed watching his second and third efforts carrying the ball and bowling defenders over. Way to go!!! The body language with the rest of the team was showing little to no enthusiasm. We better come out with fire on Saturday night against Northwestern, or else it's going to be another loss. If that happens, then make no Bowl Game plans my fellow Hawk fans. But, I'll be there like always. No matter what, I don't quit on the Hawks. I know there'll be better days-just hoping they will take place this year yet. I know this team is better than what they showed last week. GO HAWKS!!!
Black And Gold Girl: Black And Gold Girl is nine months pregnant and is exhausted and is requesting a bye week. Blog author Angie (and mother to Black And Gold Girl) says Black And Gold Girl is cranky too. Angie hopes Black and Gold Girl doesn't read what she just wrote.
Turnkey Tim:Who are the Iowa Hawkeyes? They are as confusing as the economy. Is Ferentz conservative or has he thrown caution to the wind? Hell if I know. Are they the team that played five good quarters of offensive football or are they the offensive team that showed up against Penn State? One thing's for sure, come six o clock Saturday the Hawks better show up and play some serious football. This is a key game in the 2011 season. They need to get the Northwestern monkey off their back and win since they've lost to them three consecutive years in a row. If I had to predict a score, I'm figuring Northwestern will probably win. I hold out all hope that the Black and Gold shows up to kick some arse, hoping that somehow the Hawks would make Forrest Eveshesky proud. Should be a great environment. All those going to the game better be ready to help their team. I'll be watching from my executive chair from home. GO HAWKS!
Ace: I'm goin fishin for a few days and hope that when I get back I don't learn that the huskers scored a 100 on the goophers!
Buck-I:Well, it's a little hard to be optimistic going into a game with an undefeated Illinois team this weekend with the memory of the 4th quarter last week against Nebraska. Illinois always seems to play Ohio State tough and I don't expect anything different this time. If they pressure Miller like Michigan State did it could be a long afternoon. Miller looked much more poised and comfortable last week and made some very good plays when they should have been stopped. If he can stay healthy and with Boom Herron coming back from suspensions we should have a chance at coming out with a win. I have a feeling it will be a close one decided in the 4th quarter. Last weeks game even though there was a breakdown in the 2nd half gives me a little more hope for the 2nd half of the season. Either way - I'm already looking forward to Basketball! GO BUCKS!!!
BO BIG RED: We have a Bye this week but in responce to last weeks game. WOW The biggest come back in the history,of Nebraska!!! Lavonte David not only turned around the game, he may have saved Nebraska’s season. Memorial Stadium was swirling with negativity and was very quiet (save for a smattering of boos) when Nebraska trailed Ohio State 27-6 midway through the third quarter. Then David stripped the ball from Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, giving NU possession at the OSU 23-yard line. Nebraska scored in two plays, and the Huskers were on their way to their biggest comeback in school history, a 34-27 victory. David’s strip was one of two turnovers the Huskers created in the second half, and both led to touchdowns. Nebraska out-yarded Ohio State 187-17 in the fourth quarter. “I’ve been a part of some pretty great ones. That’s up there,” Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said. “I’m proud of our football team, I’m proud of the character on our team. They just kept fighting!!!!! Way to go BO.See ya after the Bye week.
Bill's Big 10 Corner
Michigan at Michigan St: Michigan has lost 3 in a row in this series, I'll go out on a limb and pick Mich.
Purdue at Penn St: Penn State goes to 6-1
Indiana at Wisconsin: Wisconsin to 6-0
Ohio St at Illinois: Illinois is hot and moves to 7-0
Northwestern at Iowa: NW has had Iowa's number lately and unfortunately is my pick here :-(
On tap for next week ............Wisconsin at Michigan State .
Bevo jr: . – We couldn’t do much trying to stop OU, and as a follow-up we have 50 points-per-game Okla State coming to Austin. Bad karma? Or just bad luck?
This week’s practice for the Horns team has focused on responding to adversity (getting gut punched by OU), putting the last game behind us and preparing for the challenge ahead that is OSU. We know our d-backs are not one of our strengths, and that they will be bombarded by a Weedon to Blackmon aerial assault (Shock and Awe, only better). New faces will get PT on the Texas defense as coaches try to find ways to keep this season from wobbling out of control, ala 2010.
Can the “O” line toughen up and protect our QB practitioners better? It’s hard to pass or see the field when you’re running for your life. UT practices are still locked down and off limits, but rumor has it there will be another new QB getting audition time; look for Mykele Thompson to take a snap or 2, (and maybe even Miles Onyebule) as coaches try to find that dynamic offensive formula that has been elusive thus far. Ya gotta score lotta points to play with OSU!
Also watch for speedsters Goodwin and DJ Monroe get the rock more and run for open spaces, and Fozzy Whittaker to be the wildcat. Could be fun.
Yes, this very young Texas team is definitely a ‘work in progress’ but it’s time to ‘buck up’, hit back, and show what you can be. HOOK “EM!!!
Boone's Boy:Watch out Texas, the Pokes are coming to town in high gear after putting up 70 on Kansas. I know, I know, it’s Kansas, but our 2nd string piled up just as many yards/points as the first team. If Texas thought Jones and Broyles were a problem, wait until they have to deal with the Weeden/Blackmon combo. Should be a good showing from OSU, hopefully the Longhorns have healed since their beat down in Dallas last week. Last year the stands cleared pretty early and OSU fans were able to sit 50 yard line 20 rows up, cheering the Cowboys to their first victory over the Longhorns since forming the Big 12. Best part about this game is you can wear your hunting clothes (Orange) and fit right in.
Cowboys 56 – Longhorns 24
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Have Texas and Oklahoma State, Texas A&M...how about Oklahoma, Iowa State etc
Any fans out there? I have Colorado and Utah covered, how about other team fans?
Independent team fans?
Open to suggestions, Notre Dame? etc :)
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