I did everything I could to give Michigan the benefit of the doubt and believe this honestly couldn’t play in Saturday’s game. But man, they don’t do anything to help themselves on that front.
In a Zoom conversation with reporters, Jim Harbaugh says Michigan had a tough workout on Sunday. The Wolverines were scheduled to play Saturday at Ohio State, a game that UM has canceled due to concerns about COVID-19.
– Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) December 14, 2020
This sort of thing, coupled with a team like LSU playing a match (and * winning *!) Against a top-10 team with a similar number of positive tests, is only fodder for the majority of Ohio State fans who genuinely believe that Michigan has dodged the Buckeyes. this year.
At this point it doesn’t even matter what the real truth is. Michigan has lost this information war.
Word of the day: Eminent.
CREATE YOUR OWN KOMGAME. In one of the most imaginable events in 2020, the NCAA will basically allow teams to make up their own bowl games this year.
With bowls being canceled and conferences losing tie-ins, NCAA will allow teams to make up their own game to play after December 19. pic.twitter.com/zC7uR2a52F
– Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 14, 2020
You can go ahead and put this on the huge (and still growing!) List of things that would have been incomprehensible 12 months ago.
There are limitations, of course, but I pray that some team will embrace this and have fun with it. I want to see someone directly invent a bowl game with a name, logo, mascot, etc. Hell, turn it into a marketing class’ capstone project.
DYNAMIC DUO. Also, an underrated part about having the best quarterback in the country is having the best wide receiving combo in the country.
Ohio State: Only five force teams with two 75+ graded WRs
Chris Olave pic.twitter.com/KEBtUgs4mH
– PFF College (@PFF_College) December 14, 2020
It looks like last season will be the last time in the near future that Ohio State * didn’t * have the best receiving corps in the country, and to agree to that, the Buckeyes just went ahead and showed a commitment from the highest ever quarterback commit.
Good luck, everyone else.
GET A GOOD LOOKS. I have absolutely no idea how you would measure this or add numbers to it, but according to this metric I just learned exists, the Ohio State offense is doing good things, with the Buckeyes ranking in the top 10 in terms of shot quality.
10 teams at the forefront of offensive shot quality in the country.
Making the best overall shots !! pic.twitter.com/hApg6tNl0H
– ShotQuality (@Shot_Quality) December 14, 2020
That is the good news! The bad news is they are still ranked 157th in 2-point firing rate and 116th in 3-point firing rate, and this statistic only makes those numbers worse.
Maybe they should try not to look good for a change of pace, and see if it somehow helps their field goal percentage. It works for JR Smith.
SHALIEVE. Ryan Shazier was one of the best linebackers I’ve ever personally seen in a Buckeye uniform, but he’s an even more impressive person in every way.
In addition to having one of the most inspiring sports-related stories I’ve ever heard, he’s now committed to helping people with similar injuries with his new Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation.
But his kindness is also much simpler than that, as Ohio state wrestling coach Tom Ryan shares.
This man is special. I have a friend whose son has Alopecia. He was bullied at school. @RyanSchouw went to all his classes with him. Walked him through the halls and told the kids he had it too. He talked about inclusion and love. He gave a full day to a 4th grader! https://t.co/VRZVUNqp5J
– Thomas Ryan (@ Buckeye158) December 14, 2020
The older I get, the more I realize that time and inconvenience – more than any amount or charity – is the most important, most important, and most valuable thing you could give someone. And Ryan took a whole day to make sure a fourth-grader he’d never met felt better about himself.
Ryan is brave, brave, inspiring and heroic. But most of all, he is extraordinarily and extraordinarily kind.
That is a rare quality in humanity that I never forget when I see it.
SONG OF THE DAY. “The Christmas Song” by Michael Bublé.
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