Boren Situation Might Be A Blessing In Disguise
It’s not like he is just another player. He is an excellent offensive lineman - perhaps the Wolverines best. But there is also truth to the saying that in order to make an omelet, you must crack a few eggs first. I’m not so quick to rush to judgment on Rich Rodriguez on this. He wasn’t brought in to keep the status quo. He was brought in to bring Michigan up-to-date, and to take the Wolverines further than the frustrating finishes they have suffered in recent years. That means leaving his mark from the very beginning, and weeding out those who can’t stand tall during the process.
Boren’s explanation seemed vague. Too vague.
Nobody is talking about wanting "The Junction Boys" here, but if Rodriguez has ramped up the intensity within Michigan’s football program, that can only be a good thing.
Note: I will be at the Overtyme Grill & Tap Room in Waterford from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, March 28th). Stop on by to talk sports.
- Pavel Datsyuk has emerged the second half of the season as one of the top handful of players in the NHL. He ranks among the top five in scoring and will finish either first or second in plus-minus ratio. Now the question is whether he can translate his brilliance into the postseason. Last spring, Datsyuk took a step in that direction for the first time. But the Red Wings need even more from him this time around. My guess he will be up to the task. Datysuk is much stronger and more difficult to knock off the puck than he used to be.
- Yeah, I do like Michigan State’s chances tonight against Memphis. Give Tom Izzo a week to prepare and he will come up with something. And Memphis just can’t shoot free throws.
- I know he is only 21 and that it is far too early to write him off, but it is not a good sign that Cameron Maybin floundered this spring and didn’t make the Marlins opening day roster. The truly great players move fast. It was understandable Maybin was overmatched last summer after being thrust into the middle of a pennant race, but this is much less so. Maybe, just maybe, he isn’t going to be the great player so many of us - myself included - anointed him to be.