Florida coach Jim McElwain prepared to implement new plan after MI 'whooping'

Arnold Nichols
September 5, 2017

MI coach Jim Harbaugh had a word that he best felt described college football openers.

It's the first full college football Saturday of the season.

Speight returned to start the third quarter and the Wolverines responded by taking a 20-17 lead.

The longest drive for the Gators was to open the game, when they went 46 yards - 34 on one pass - for a field goal that was their only offensive score.

Anthony Riddle, who is from Jackson, Michigan, shared in the letter some of the experiences of training and combat that he and his fellow young Marines went through. Florida vs MI football tv channel is on ABC, live stream is on WatchESPN. No, Harbaugh won't let this team fade out of the playoff picture. "It's a group in a unit or on a team that come together and do their job".

MI trailed by 17-13 at halftime before scoring three times in the first six minutes of the second half.

The Gators had won 27 consecutive season openers, the nation's longest such streak, since a home loss to MS in 1989.

Florida had already returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the game when it blocked a punt and began its next drive at the MI 37. "I want Jim, as well as all my coaches, to have the ability to make the selection of the uniforms they believe they need to make and the look as we roll out". "It was better than anything I could have told the team".


"We got to look at a lot of things", he said. After Michigan regained the lead at the beginning of the second half, Thomas forced and recovered a fumble on the kickoff to give the ball right back to Michigan. Enough said. Even the special teams added a bonus Quinn Nordin, who drilled four field goals, including a pair from 50-plus yards.

"This win was a good start for the season for us, build our confidence, allow us to see what we're capable of", sophomore linebacker Devin Bush said. Speight air-mailed his next throw over Grant Perry and into the arms of cornerback CJ Henderson, who raced 41 yards for the go-ahead score. MI quarterback Wilton Speight overthrew his very next pass and freshman CJ Henderson streaked down the sideline for another score.

"I can't say I wont think about it", he said. "Showed a lot of resilience, our team today, and I'm very proud of that". Both of those became field goals for the Wolverines.

Before that, Nordin committed to Penn State with the most epic kicker commitment video of all time.

"There's really good things to learn from it", Harbaugh said. But they were also drubbed in the SEC title game, going down 54-16 to Alabama. They lost three fumbles, one recovered in the end zone for a MI touchdown. Wilton Speight is completing 44 percent of his passes for 181 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Without running back Jordan Scarlett and wide receiver Antonio Callaway, whoever was under center for the Gators was going to be up against it. He was replaced by Malik Zaire early in the second half, and the senior ended the day with nine completions on 17 attempts for 106 yards.

"We needed to shake up the batting order a little bit", McElwain said. I don't think we've ever made excuses for anything we've ever done or anything I've ever done. Thomas Geddis and Kahlil Lewis have combined for 89 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jerron Rollins has two receptions.

2011 Under The Lights vs. Notre DameWolverines quarterback Denard Robinson looks for a receiver against Notre Dame in 2011.

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