Webb Chat: Nov. 16 Archive

We give you every angle for Saturday's game between Ohio State and Michigan (1 p.m., ABC). On Wednesday, we welcomed in Sam Webb from GoBlueWolverine.com. He answered questions for an hour on Michigan and The Game. Steve Helwagen will conduct a Chat Thursday at 1 p.m.

buckmark (Nov 16, 2005 1:08:26 PM)
Sam, give us your view of the importance of this rivalry to UM fans and players.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:08:55 PM)
The Ohio State game is the most important on the schedule

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:08:58 PM)

Heater (Nov 16, 2005 1:09:02 PM)
Sam--What's the story with Jake Long -- questionable for Saturday? He was seen wearing an inflatable boot after the Indiana game. If it boils down to Reuben Riley holding down the right side it is going to be a long day for Chad Henne.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:09:43 PM)
any talk of Notre Dame or Michigan State coming close is absurd

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:10:13 PM)
Well, Heater...they don't call it "The Fort" for nothing

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:10:20 PM)
they're pretty mum on injuries

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:10:37 PM)
Right now, I'm betting he'll play

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:10:45 PM)
I'll be checking up on it today though

buckmark (Nov 16, 2005 1:10:51 PM)
Where do you see UM holding an advantage Saturday and where do you see tOSU holdng an advantage?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:11:19 PM)
You're right though...if Reuben os on the right side...it spells trouble for protection

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:11:28 PM)
good tough player...but he's a guard

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:12:13 PM)
I think OSU's front 7 on defense is an advantage for them

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:12:46 PM)
I just think with the injuries Michigan has had up front and the lack of continuity make it an uphill battle for the home team

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:13:02 PM)
especailly when you consider that this is the best group of LB's in the country

buckgrad (Nov 16, 2005 1:13:11 PM)
Sam, I read an article on the UM website about a former qb and his opinion on OSU. WOW!! That is pure hate. Is that just an extreme feeling or is more common? Thanks

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:13:22 PM)
I think Michigan's advatage lies on the outside (if they're willing to utilize it)

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:13:36 PM)
Michigan does NOTwin this game if they refuse to challenge downfield

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:13:48 PM)
they have to loosen the Buckeye defense up

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:14:02 PM)
if they don't, all of that short stuff will get blasted

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:14:24 PM)
Yeah...Mike Taylor hates MSU and OSU

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:14:31 PM)
no doubt about it

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:15:06 PM)
we started out having fun on the radio, but old MT got a little serious there at the end

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:15:09 PM)
runs deep for him

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:15:13 PM)
like I said...

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:15:16 PM)
biggest game on the schedule

buckmark (Nov 16, 2005 1:15:18 PM)
What's your take on the "security check"?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:15:25 PM)
and they ALL still feel this game

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:15:43 PM)
I thought it was bush league

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:15:51 PM)
but at the end of the day...

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:15:59 PM)
it wasn't an excuse for losing the game

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:16:13 PM)
they lost because they couldn't stop Troy Smith

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:16:31 PM)
not because they felt like they were disrespected before the game

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:16:34 PM)
To interject, this was a topic on the Chat I did on the GBW.com site ...

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:17:14 PM)
It goes beyond gamesmanship to disrespect toward another Big Ten school. We still don't have all the answers though on who did what to who and why, though.

boulderbuck1 (Nov 16, 2005 1:17:28 PM)
steve, that mt dude called u a clown once you got off of the radio on goblue.com

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:18:04 PM)
Yep, he didn't say a word or challenge me on one thing I said while I was there. Waited till I was gone. Oh well, we're getting off tangent, let Sam answer some questions ...

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:18:22 PM)
I don't recall him doing that

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:18:25 PM)
but if he did, he did

buckmark (Nov 16, 2005 1:18:31 PM)
Should we expect Hart to be ready to go? Any other word on injuries?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:18:50 PM)
well, I prepped him before...I wanted to actually get through the interview without a lot of back and forth

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:18:55 PM)
Ha ha

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:19:05 PM)
Good idea

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:19:15 PM)
Yes, I expect Hart to go

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:19:23 PM)
He could have played versus Indiana

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:19:39 PM)
but I still think we'll see him share some of the duties with Grady

Heater (Nov 16, 2005 1:20:14 PM)
The weather sounds like good football weather for Saturday: 45°, winds 15 mph with a 30% of rain. Any advantages or disadvantages that you see for either team with that forecast on an artificial surface?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:21:07 PM)
I can't really see it being an issue at this point

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:21:52 PM)
those conditions are really that adverse, so both teams ought not be affected

buckgrad (Nov 16, 2005 1:21:59 PM)
Sam, is Chris Wells scheduled to be at the game? Also, is Lloyd still going after him? Thanks

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:22:07 PM)
aren't really adverse

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:22:46 PM)
Yes, he is supposed to be in...and yes, Michigan is going after him. No, they have no shot

Heater (Nov 16, 2005 1:23:13 PM)
Henne seems to throw jumpballs still as a sophomore that as a frosh were caught by Braylon Edwards. He doesn't have that luxury this year and you still see him throwing "WTF" passes. In your opinoin is he progressing or regressing or treading water?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:23:58 PM)
I think it was more a case of he hadn't really progressed as much as I (and many others) thought he had

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:24:16 PM)
early in the year, much of the pressure to perform was put on him

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:24:19 PM)
No Hart

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:24:22 PM)
No Jake Long

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:24:27 PM)
No running game

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:24:49 PM)
Breaston was also as well, correct?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:24:52 PM)
He didn't handle as well as we all anticipated

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:25:23 PM)
not that I'm putting it all on his shoulders, but he missed some opportunities in those early games

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:25:36 PM)
He looked a bit uncomfortable because of the pressure he was getting.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:25:45 PM)
that's one of the keys to this game IMO

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:25:54 PM)
how does Henne react if he gets a lot of heat

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:26:19 PM)
He apparently amde a lot progress during the bye week

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:26:22 PM)
and looked fairly sharp vs Indiana

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:26:31 PM)
not sure how much to take from that

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:26:35 PM)
I mean, it was Indiana

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:26:58 PM)
Yep, we know all about blistering the Hoosiers, the scores were almost identical 41-10, 41-14 for UM.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:27:08 PM)
we just have to hope that the improvements weren't simply a product of the caliber of opponent he was facing

boulderbuck1 (Nov 16, 2005 1:27:13 PM)
sam, did mike hart really say that our run defense was weak, and that we had trouble covering in the secondary?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:27:19 PM)
Yes Steve..Breaston was hurt

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:27:34 PM)
but he was also being utilized in a roll that he is not quite accustomed to

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:27:54 PM)
If you notice...now he is being used in much the same way he was last year

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:28:02 PM)
flare patters, slants

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:28:10 PM)
shallow crosses

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:28:18 PM)
space plays where he can make things happen

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:28:34 PM)
He just isn't a stretch guy

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:28:42 PM)
and he doesn't play as many snaps at receiver

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:29:01 PM)
that has really allowed him to be more effective...both in the passing and return games

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:30:22 PM)
boulderbuck asked about Hart's alleged comments ...

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:31:06 PM)
That the run defense at OSU was weak and that OSU had trouble covering in the secondary. Misquoted? Taken out of context? Never happened?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:31:35 PM)
When were these comments supposedly made?

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:31:59 PM)
I don't know. I never saw them myself. Maybe boulderbuck can help us with that, since he raised the question.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:32:02 PM)
I certainly didn't hear him say anything like that

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:32:27 PM)
I haven't seen them anywhere either

jcfiesta (Nov 16, 2005 1:32:35 PM)
Sam, How does the UofM basketball team look this year?

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:32:52 PM)
Big commitment from Alex Legion, No. 11 player in junior class I believe.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:33:05 PM)
I think this is a year when they should finish in the top four of the big ten

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:33:18 PM)
first time in Amakers tenure that he has a roster full of scholarship players

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:33:27 PM)
deep, talented, and experienced

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:33:37 PM)
keys:rebounding and defense

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:33:44 PM)
I think they can score

buckgrad (Nov 16, 2005 1:34:23 PM)
Sam, this is what I love about OSU UM game, Boston and Woodson exchanging blows, Gamble and Edwards jawing at each other. Any one on one matchups like the above intrigue you that could get a little touchy?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:34:37 PM)
But defensively, they'll need to rebound better than they did last year and they must do a better job stopiing dribble penetration and rotating

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:34:54 PM)
Yes...biggest commitment of Amaker's tenure at Michigan

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:34:56 PM)
he's a stud

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:35:09 PM)
and should give him credibility with some of the out-state big names

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:35:48 PM)
I see they are sniffing around Dante Jackson from Greenfield, Ohio. Great player and an even better kid. Not sure why OSU has hesitated. He could play the 1,2 or 3.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:36:30 PM)
Can't think of any one on one match-ups like that off of the top of my head

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:36:37 PM)
I think the Ohio players may play with a little mroe edge though

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:36:53 PM)
if that's possible in a Michigan-Ohio State game

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:37:12 PM)
That would be guys like Manningham, Burgess, Woods, Crable, etc.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:37:15 PM)
Pierre woods will surely have something to say

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:37:17 PM)
as will Crable when he gets in the game

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:37:46 PM)
yeah, they are giving Jackson a long look

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:37:53 PM)
it will be interesting to see how that progresses

spout (Nov 16, 2005 1:38:12 PM)
yeah,enuf about "sniffgate". Sam,welcome. How do you see your recruiting firming up?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:38:22 PM)
Right now, I don't think we'll see anymore movement with that until Amaker gets down to see him in a game

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:38:25 PM)
and yes, he is a GREAT kid

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:38:49 PM)
thanks spout

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:39:15 PM)
as for recruiting...I'll be better equipped to answer that question after this weekend

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:39:27 PM)
Some key visits? Any key names?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:39:38 PM)
this is the biggest recruiting weekend for a football game that I can remember

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:40:11 PM)
Michigan generally organizes weekends of this magnitude for after the season is over

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:40:43 PM)
It's a bit of a risk because even if they lose, they still have to be great hosts for these kids

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:40:49 PM)
and that can be hard to do

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:41:29 PM)
Some of the names

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:41:34 PM)
QB Tim Tebow

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:41:54 PM)
LB/DL Micah Johnson

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:42:00 PM)
RB/S Carlos Brown

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:42:25 PM)
CB Jai Eugene

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:42:44 PM)
You guys all know Thaddeus Gibson

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:43:08 PM)
there are 12 or 13 official visitors I believe

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:43:16 PM)
there will be plenty of unofficials as well

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:43:34 PM)
Yeah, the most OSU does official at a game like this is 7-8, that is a lot to orchestrate.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:43:36 PM)
Dexter Larrimore will be back unofficially

spout (Nov 16, 2005 1:43:52 PM)
I think Steve was asked and answered,but have you heard of a recruit who based their decision on the outcome of THE GAME?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:44:51 PM)
I don't really buy into the outcome of the game being the deciding factor in a kids choice

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:44:56 PM)
Can it play a role?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:45:00 PM)

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:45:39 PM)
I disagree with my own collegue about that all of the time

buckgrad (Nov 16, 2005 1:45:45 PM)
what scares me the most about UM is there DL. That is a big DL and has really improved. Do you feel that is an advantage for scUM?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:45:57 PM)
some think a single win or loss can be extremely detrimental

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:46:28 PM)
I tend to believe how the season as a whole has gone...and how the program has done over a number of years is far more important

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:46:46 PM)
I think a loss hurts more for the reason I mentioned earlier...

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:46:56 PM)
what is the atmosphere like when they lose

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:47:17 PM)
can the players and coaches turn on a switch and be outstanding hosts in a sitaution like that?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:47:21 PM)
often times the answer is no

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:48:01 PM)
Against the run...yes, I think the UM DL is a strength

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:48:13 PM)
the question will be can they put some pressure on Smith

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:48:47 PM)
With Woodley back for this game, they should be able to generate some pressure

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:48:54 PM)
I just not sure how much

buckicrazy (Nov 16, 2005 1:49:07 PM)
Hi Sam, thanks for the chat. Is Manningham the next great receiver for Michigan?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:49:16 PM)
if they play the way they did against PSU, tehn they'll have something

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:49:35 PM)
I think so bucki

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:49:38 PM)
the kid has all of the tools

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:49:44 PM)
he just has to get stronger

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:50:00 PM)
he has made a few mental mistakes in recent weeks

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:50:02 PM)
but all youngsters do

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:50:07 PM)
he's a special talent

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:50:17 PM)
and I look for big things from him next year

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:50:19 PM)
He does not lack for confidence that is for sure ...

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:50:35 PM)
Getting carried off the field after that winning TD against PSU had to be a thrill.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:50:40 PM)
he could play a huge role in this game if they go deep to him

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:50:42 PM)
DB's can't run with that kid

Bring it on (Nov 16, 2005 1:51:04 PM)
I assume you believe that UM will win Sat. Out of curiosity did you think Um would win in 2003. The reason I asked was that I didnt think that defence could be beat and man was i wrong. Really as OSU player said that took that game for granted I dont think they will do that again.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:51:19 PM)
Yes, he definitely has confidence in his ability

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:51:29 PM)
but coincidentally, the mental mistakes came after that game

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:52:19 PM)
Yes I thought they would win in 03

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:52:32 PM)
that offense was damn good and they were really clicking heading into that game

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:52:49 PM)
Navarre and Perry were seniors, that was a good team, no doubt.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:52:53 PM)
the surpise was last year

buckicrazy (Nov 16, 2005 1:53:09 PM)
What mental mistake are you talking about?

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:53:16 PM)
Of Manningham's?

buckicrazy (Nov 16, 2005 1:53:36 PM)

Bring it on (Nov 16, 2005 1:53:48 PM)
We were both surpised in the last 2 years.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:54:00 PM)
the most visible mistake was an incorect pattern he ran vs Iowa to cause an INT

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:54:28 PM)
they haven't been a real big deal

buckmark (Nov 16, 2005 1:54:35 PM)
Sam, what doyou see as the keys to stopping tOSU's offense? Can UM do it?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:54:51 PM)
and just that now he is getting a lot more snaps...and as a younster, he is going to make some of those mistakes

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:55:07 PM)
he wasn't really being utilized as much early as he is now

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:55:31 PM)
you'll notice that Henne often has to get the young guys lined up properly

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:56:44 PM)
knowing where to line up in this offense is a lot to pick up according to Carr

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:56:55 PM)
buckmark asked about stopping the OSU offense and what Michigan will have to do.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:57:16 PM)

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:57:28 PM)
I think they need to play zone the majority of the time

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 1:58:06 PM)
I agree, if they can make Smith hesitate and have to make a read they may be in better shape than if he sees Holmes and Ginn come free immediately vs. man.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:58:10 PM)
I think they'll do a better job of containing Troy Smith if they can keep there eyes on him

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:58:13 PM)
that means he will have some opportunites in the passing game

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:58:27 PM)
They must tackle better than they did last year

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:58:31 PM)
So in short

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:58:35 PM)
lots of zone

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:58:52 PM)
and the DB's have to come up and make the receivers pay when they catch the ball

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:58:55 PM)

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:59:32 PM)
mix up the blitzes...because I'm not conviced that they can get pressure on OSU with just the front four

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:59:42 PM)
If they can, that obviously bodes well for Michigan

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 1:59:55 PM)
If they can't, THEY have to get there...

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:00:11 PM)
or at the very least, maintain gap integrity in their pursuit

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:00:25 PM)
a big problem last year was guys getting out of their rush lanes

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:00:37 PM)
they left gaping holes for Smith to run through

Zville (Nov 16, 2005 2:00:41 PM)
Sorry to join late...but I think our success or failure is on Troy Smith. If he plays like the last 3 games, we win, if he has turnovers and keeps the ball too much, we are contained, and probably fall short.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:01:19 PM)
For the most part, I agree Zville

buckicrazy (Nov 16, 2005 2:01:39 PM)
Will Gibson be able to get into Michigan? I've heard Gibson might not make it grade wise at OSU.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:01:47 PM)
I actually think the outcome of the game rests primarily on the performance of the quarterbacks

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:01:59 PM)
I know that's stating the obvious

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:02:19 PM)
but Henne will have to hit some passes down field for Michigan to be successful

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:02:30 PM)
if he doesn't, they will not move the ball against this defense

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:02:56 PM)
On the other side, Smith is going to have to do a good job of reading defenses

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:03:25 PM)
because they're going to do a lot to try to confuse him pre-snap

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:03:46 PM)
I think they'll do a better job of handling his scrambling ability...so much more of his success will depend on his ability to hit the openings in the zone

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:04:40 PM)
I don't know re Gibson, buckit

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:04:43 PM)
that's the question everyone seems to be asking

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:04:57 PM)
I don't know the specifics of the young man's academic situation, so I can't really say

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:05:40 PM)
Guys we're going to have to wind down. Just a few more today.

pester (Nov 16, 2005 2:05:43 PM)
hey sam, if michigan looses, carr done????

Pastor Jack (Nov 16, 2005 2:05:49 PM)
If (when) TSUN loses to tOSU this Saturday, will this instigate a shake-up in the coaching staff? Will there be this much angst in Ann Arbor?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:05:56 PM)
no pester

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:06:14 PM)
Shake-up, though, especially if D can't keep up?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:06:19 PM)
I think there wil certainly be some unrest

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:06:34 PM)
1-4 against Tressel wouldn't play well

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:06:52 PM)
(Of course I'm talking like Ohio State is BYU in its prime ... ha ha.)

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:06:55 PM)
Would it cause a shake-up in the staff?

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:06:57 PM)

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:07:02 PM)
I tend to think that it won't

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:07:29 PM)
Loyalty and continuity have been the calling cards for Carr and UM through the years

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:07:32 PM)
I think they would try to improve from within

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:07:43 PM)
that seems to Carr's philosphy

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:08:05 PM)
if there's a shakeup, I think ti would be do to guys taking other jobs

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:08:17 PM)
I don't think you'll see anything happen on D

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:08:22 PM)
Several want to know about the score ... let me blast several of those questions.

Heater (Nov 16, 2005 2:08:33 PM)
Got a score prediction? I am going: Ohio State 25 - _ichigan 17.

Zville (Nov 16, 2005 2:08:37 PM)
Do you anticipate a high scoring/low scoring game? Both teams have been putting up good numbers lately.....but......

Zville (Nov 16, 2005 2:08:42 PM)
Do you anticipate a high or a low scoring game? Both teams have put up good numbers lately, but.....20's? 30's?, or lower?

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:08:48 PM)
Carr has been happy with that side of the ball this year

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:09:48 PM)
so I see a game in the 20sAt this point I believe Henne will be able to hit some of those downfield passes I've been talking about

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:10:06 PM)
I've already gone on record picking Michigan 27-20, so I'll stick with that

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:04 PM)
Very good!

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:20 PM)
Sam, thanks for stopping by today. We really appreciated the insight.

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:28 PM)
Best of luck to Michigan ...

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:36 PM)
... in it's bowl game against an SEC team ...

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:41 PM)
not so much on Sat.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:46 PM)
no problem

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:48 PM)
glad to do it

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:51 PM)
best of luck in everything except the final score! ;)

Heater (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:53 PM)

Guest (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:56 PM)
Thanks Sam, it's appreciated.

Zville (Nov 16, 2005 2:11:59 PM)
I'm going with tOSU 31, _ichigan 23

SteveHelwagen (Nov 16, 2005 2:12:23 PM)
I will turn off moderation now, you can talk among yourselves. My Chat will be tomorrow at 1 p.m.

buckicrazy (Nov 16, 2005 2:12:27 PM)
Thank you Sam for your time

Zville (Nov 16, 2005 2:12:30 PM)
Steve....thanks for adding that second message...you were scaring me.............

Heater (Nov 16, 2005 2:12:32 PM)
I just can't see _ichigan scorign 27 on us.

SamWebb (Nov 16, 2005 2:12:35 PM)
see you guys

Zville (Nov 16, 2005 2:12:46 PM)

MacAuley (Nov 16, 2005 2:12:50 PM)

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