"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Friday, November 20, 2015
BU 3, UM 2
BU 0 UM 1 EV 06:06 Kile (3) from Motte (1)
Marody carries in and tries to pass, but it’s broken up by a defender’s stick. The puck slides to the corner. Motte picks it up, fakes to his right, and reverses course toward the area behind the net. Marody’s in nice position at the side of the net to effectively set a screen and give Motte extra room.
Motte spins and shoots; it’s a good shot- close to the net, unexpected thanks to a nice spin move, accurate. LaCouvee makes the initial stop, but Kile’s circled behind the net for a reason.
Kile knocks a backhander in; he has a partial-second window the make a play. LaCouvee has his pad sealed against the post but not his body, and Kile takes advantage by lifting his shot.
[After THE JUMP: does this site’s reverse jinx extend to other sports?]
News Bullets and Other Items:
Jehu Chesson is working through something. Harbaugh expects him to play, but his medical status will be evaluated again today.
Derrick Green is also working through something and will be evaluated today.
Bryan Mone hasn’t been ruled out for Saturday, but Harbaugh wouldn’t say whether he’s been practicing, instead saying he’s been running, working, and healing.
Peppers at RB is something they might use more in year two. He said next season might “get a little crazy.”
Grant Newsome is the backup tackle and David Dawson is the backup guard/center
The snow reminds Harbaugh of 1969, when Bo called the players in on Monday morning to shovel the practice field. A similarly snowy practice field is the only reason he’s thinking of the ‘69 team, though.
First opportunity you get to coach in this big game, this big rivalry. How much are you looking forward to Saturday?
“Very much looking forward especially to today, gathering with the team and starting our preparations.”
Can I ask you about Jake Rudock? When you were in San Francisco, was he on the board as a potential NFL prospect and are you hearing from NFL teams from scouts and what not asking more about him?
“You don’t call that ‘the board’ until somebody’s in their last year of eligibility.”
What about the second part?
“I would think he would be.”
Have NFL scouts talked to you about him this year?
“I really haven’t talked to many NFL scouts this season.”
In Bo’s last press conference with us he said he did something to prepare for Ohio State every day. Is that something that you’ve been following as well?
“You know exactly how we’ve been trying to go about things. We’ve been trying to be better today than we were yesterday, [and] we’re trying to be better tomorrow than we were today. That’s our approach.”
As a player, it seemed like you guys, Michigan players, treated the Ohio State game differently. Do you not anticipate treating it differently as a coach?
“Uh…I have no frame of reference for what you’re referring to. We treated it differently when I was a player?”
Yeah, just circled it, the game, the rivalry game, doing something each week for it, your guarantee and stuff like that.
“Yeah, I don’t know. I don’t really know where you’re coming from. Sorry.”
[After THE JUMP: Jake Rudock gets upgraded from tough as a two-dollar steak to hard as hen’s teeth]
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I Will Now Surgically Attach Myself To My Laptop
247's Steve Lorenz has published an early list of visitors for The Game. It's free, extensive, and includes the following big names, among many others:
- Five-star GA ATH Mecole Hardman, a Peppers-type who's expected to stay in SEC country but is giving M a serious look.
- Four-star TX ILB Dontavious Jackson and his teammate, three-star S Chris Brown, will take their long-awaited official visits.
- Four-star MD OG Terrance Davis, who maintains Michigan as his leader heading into his official visits, per 247's Luke Stampini ($).
- Detroit King teammates LaVert Hill and Donnie Corley could be back on campus for unofficial visits, as could Hill's fellow tenuous PSU commit, Quinn Nordin.
- Four-star FL DT Keyshon Camp is showing a lot of interest despite his USC commit; after taking an official in September, he'll pay his way back for an unofficial.
- Three-star FL WR Keyshawn "Pie" Young has had Michigan at or near the top of his impressive offer list for a while. He'll be in on an official.
- In addition to hosting a huge number of current commits, M will host six top-150 recruits each from the 2017 and 2018 classes.
Michigan also will have a second USC flip candidate on campus in three-star WR Velus Jones Jr., who added an offer a couple weeks ago and will be in on an official visit.
One big name who initially planned to make the trip is four-star TX OT Jean Delance, who had to reschedule his official visit because his team advanced in the playoffs. In a sign that his interest is legit, he told 247's Ryan Bartow that as a result he's pushing back his announcement date ($):
Delance had hoped to announce a verbal commit January 2 at the Under Armour All-American Game.
That's now up in the air.
"No I will not commit," Delance said. "I will visit these schools before I (am) committing if possible."
This might put Michigan in a tight spot if another lineman wants to commit before Delance is ready to make a decision, but that's one of those good problems.
[Hit THE JUMP for the rest of the roundup.]
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1 hour 31 minutes
Rudock still locked in. The receiving corps is legit good. Appreciating De'Veon Smith's blocking.
Back to the salt mines for opposition running games after the first carry. Poor Hackenberg. Peppers still a little rickety in coverage.
AIRING OF GRIEVANCES
Refs, punt block, Ohio State gameplan, basketball, announcers… we cover every single complainy complaint we can muster.
TALKIN' BIG TEN WITH JAMIEMAC
Rutgers played Army! Did you know that? We spend like 20 minutes talking about that game and zero minutes bewailing OSU's game plan against MSU.
"Across 110th Street"
"All The King's Horses," Aretha Franklin
"Pencil Rain," They Might Be Giants
"Avant Gardener," Courtney Barnett