Mike Lantry, 1972
Is it just me…
The audio and video equipment at Michigan Stadium seems to have been left in the pre-HD era…Why is this? I took a trip to the Texas vs. Oklahoma game this year and spent four hours at the world’s largest trailer (Cotton Bowl) with one of the best “jumbotrons” I had ever seen. [So, was this game a waste of my time since the “regular season” games don’t matter anymore? As I recall Texas did win this game!] Next, I took a trip over to Tuscaloosa to see Nick Satan and Alabama. They have a top notch stadium with three HD video boards and an impeccable sound system. Texas takes the top prize with its Godzilla inspired video board down in Austin.
If you look close enough at pictures of Michigan’s video boards you can see the rabbit ears sticking out of the top right corners! With all the construction going on why not replace both endzone boards with a solid HD video screen? The area is wide open beneath for concrete pillars to support the structure and it would provide Michigan with a fantastic game time experience.
Take a look around the college football world:
Michigan: [Half of it is a fixed template for time and score!!!]
Am I asking too much for a decent replay and the ability to see the game without watching pixels tackle each other on the video board?
Someone call the W.L.A and tell them their Soviet era technology needs to go! It’s time the revolution transitions to HD.
[And I don't want to hear it's because we play in the cold/snow/north]
Look...I love Jim Brandstater but love comes in many forms and today it's-TOUGH!
The guy looks like he's the poster boy for the Mike Gittelson workout plan. He's 16 calories away from congestive heart failure. How in the heck can you be that large when you spend all day around people who do nothing but work out? If Jimmy B and I were friends I guarantee you we would be having a conversation about his health. What does it say about the people around him who let this go on? If you know this man...and you love him...them help him drop about 75-90 pounds.
I love his passion for Michigan football and want him to be around so my son can hear him one day. Please...someone introduce him to Mike Barwis.
Think I'm being mean...Go look at a recent pic of the guy or watch him on Michigan replay!
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I’m getting tired of reading articles that praise Bill Stewart but completely forget to mention that Calvin McGee was at the game. It’s as if the world forgot that RR put the system in place, Barwis turned it into a machine, and Calvin schemed his ass off…which leads me to ask this question…
West Virginia went out and b-slapped Oklahoma all over the Fiesta Bowl field. Instantly the credit for this whipping went to the coaching and preparation of Bill Stewart.
- Did Bill call the offense?
- Did he do anything new with the defense?
I look at this and say…the assistant coach's did their job and Stewart was a figure head to rally the team. IMO, Bill gets credit for getting the team to the game…but McGee and the D-coordinator get credit for organizing the game.
So…What do you say? Beyond the players, who gets credit when an interim coach comes in and wins a big bowl game?
For those of us who can’t get enough all things Barwis:
Here is a decent update on the recent strength and conditioning clinic held by the staff at Michigan; along with pictures and an audio interview.
Blog post recapping the event:
(Scroll down to find the two part post)
Barwis Interview (audio):
(Click on the Michigan logo in the post for the two-part audio
Photos of the strength and conditioning facility and clinic:
(Scroll down through the MSU and OSU photos to see the Michigan content.
I love this man and his vision for the Michigan program…EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE