Programming Note: Offensive UFR delayed until tomorrow, as getting it done today would mean kind of half-assing it.
Praise starts rolling in for the defense. Bruce Feldman names them the most improved unit($) in college football thus far; David Harris is listed amongst draft risers by SI:
David Harris, LB, Michigan: He rededicated himself to football this season, shedding 10 pounds and adding a lot of intensity to his game. He is the leader of a Wolverines defense that has given up only 75 yards rushing in four games. Harris has moved into the middle rounds and could make a push into the first day if he continues his solid play.Meanwhile, I've sold SMQ on Alan Branch, Best Thing Ever, with my obsessive charting. It does have a purpose! Assuming he continues his strong play I vow to do everything I can to get him into the MaxwellPundit top five, distressingly full of offensive skill players to date.
Also, if you haven't heard the Mike Valenti Meltdown, it is absolutely, positively, 100% required listening. Check it at House Rock Built. Skip ahead to about eight minutes in.
Etc: Badgers endorse Big Boy; Roundtable rounded up; Forde has entertaining conference campaign commercials (via Rakes of Mallow).