Originally Posted by bearsfan_51
There is never an inappropriate time to chant "Who Hates Iowa". I even chant it during sex.
A lot of people think we'll actually be better with Shortell because he's a better passer, but those people are dumb. The Gophers led the league in lowest yards needed on 3rd down (an important stat considering how important it is to sustain drives). The biggest reason for this was the lack of negative yards because Gray has such fantastic running ability. Without him, I think we're going to be facing a lot of 3rd and longs.
So, to answer your question, yes.
Woooo we may win 2 Big Ten games!
It's a good thing we will have to face Shortell. Running QBs always kill us (except Denardzzz who can't beat us) and Gray, if I recall correctly, was no exception last season. But we are usually decent against passing QBs and this year our pass defense is head and shoulders above every other area that it makes me feel better knowing we face Shortell.
Also, Floyd needs to come home. He doesn't like it up in the cold or hearing how awesome the Vikings are. Haha, just kidding, he doesn't hear that in Minnesota either.
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