Pregame blog readings

* Literary themes in Saturday’s game“Where Ohio State heaves, Michigan hos; where the Wolverines yin, the Buckeyes yang. Where Troy Smith, um, Marcos, LaMarr Woodley Polos.”
* How Ohio State Wins“If – you know, if – OSU can get out into its familiar advantage, perhaps aided by a giveaway, Michigan’s odds of avoiding falling into a one-dimensional game are not significantly better than those of Texas or Iowa.”
* Theories and Axioms “Michigan is not going to run on 80% of its first downs, nor is it going to close up shop with a two-touchdown lead. I’ve tried to note the divergent philosophies Michigan employs against teams they respect and teams they think they can roll over.”