10. November 2008 · Comments Off on Final takes on the Gopher Snare · Categories: Archive 2008, Little Brown Jug

A few random takes on Minnesota, closing out the week:
* Man, I can’t believe Tim Brewster didn’t rush things a little bit down the stretch. After watching Michigan control the ball in the final minutes of the game it’s clear it wouldn’t have mattered, but Brewster walked off the field with all three timeouts, right? And as the ESPN guy kept pounding home, they had no sense of urgency on offense in the fourth quarter. I don’t blame them for kicking that field goal, but they needed to get some hustle on.
* Speaking of down the stretch, after all we’ve been through this season I caught myself watching the clock on every play. I wasn’t convinced we were going to win this thing until a few minutes to go.
* Angelique suggested there might be a quarterback controversy this morning. I’m not sure about that–yes, Sheridan looked great but I’m still much more comfortable with Threet back there if he’s healthy.
* A few in the local media have suggested that Michigan has given up in games, thrown in the towel, dialed down the effort. I haven’t seen it. In fact, during the Michigan State game one of my takeaways is how somehow these guys think they’re bad. Not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good. I mean Michael Jackson bad.
* I had to slap the giddiness out of myself Sunday morning with that leather glove I keep handy, realizing that we’re talking about Minnesota here. But it was a relief.
* These buffoons in this video demonstrate how I, like you, thought things were going to go on Saturday. This is gopher snaring:

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