Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
[Ed-M: This is really board material]
I've only been able to make it to ONE Michigan Bowl game in my life, but it was a fine game at that --- the January 1, 1991 Gator Bowl.
My brother lives in Daytona Beach, and I usually visited him around NY's Day. This year, it happened that UM had beaten a woefully-coached Cooper OSU team on a last second FG by JD Carlson (why ON EARTH would a coach sent slow, David-Cone-style Greg Frye on an option on 4th and 1 from his own 29????)
UM faced Mississippi, the school that (at least then) proudly strutted out the Confederate Flag (OK...didn't that War end in something like 1865????).
Anyway, I had easy access to UM tickets so my "bro" and I (my "bro" is a dual UM/MSU grad, please don't flame me for that one) decided to go to the game, sitting in the Michigan section.
Michigan got off to a good start and a TD to go up 7-0. Ole Miss got a long FG to get to 7-3. Then, all hell broke loose, at least against the ""Rebs" (gotta love a team that names itself after the LOSING faction in a cataclismic batlle --- did you ever hear off the "Goldwaters" or "Dukasis'es"). Desmond Howard, in a preview to the 1991 Heisman, toasted a slow, white Ole Miss DB for an easy TD on a bomb.
Michigan set its modern day record for most yds in a game at something like 715 yds of total offense. If not for a few turnovers, we would have won Civil War II by more than 32 points.
I remember thinking, after the game, that we had just beat a mid-level (Minnesota in those days) B10 team.
Let's hope we can repeat some history this coming January 1st!!!!!
I don't really know how to take this, because although he's a buckeye, I typically think Herbstreit's take is meh, fairly objective. But it seems like he's on the kool-aid for us pretty hard against ND, while Desmond's enthusiasm is quite tempered.
I'm definitely in the camp with Howard, I was just a little surprised to see Herbie so high on Michigan after 1 game. Setting up his rivals for a fall maybe?
Big ups to the guy in the Desmond Howard jersey in the front row! (Right next to Sad VT Man). Go Blue!
I might just be seeing things, but does anyone else think Denard looks like Desmond? When I saw this photo on ESPN, I really saw a similarity.
(Sorry, had trouble with the hyperlink)
The comparison is easier to see if you imagine, or remove, Denard's dreads from the picture.
My apologies if this was covered sometime in the past.
Edit: Of course, both men have award winning smiles to match.
The classic 1991 Michigan -Notre Dame game is available as a torrent on the Ten Yard Torrents site. If you are into that sort of thing.
Oh, and anyone who wants to help my ration at Mgovideo, you can help me share the 1997 Wisconsin game or the 1993(4) Hall of Fame Bowl.
Per the AP
The late Pat Tillman and Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard are among the 14 newly elected members of the College Football Hall of Fame.
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced its latest class Thursday at a news conference at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange in Manhattan.
Tillman played linebacker for Arizona State from 1944-97 and gave up an NFL career to enlist in the Army in 2002. He killed while serving in Iraq in 2004. Howard was a wide receiver for Michigan and won the Heisman 1991.
The newly elected Hall of Fame coaches are Barry Alvarez and Gene Stallings.
The other players in the new Hall class include Dennis Byrd of North Carolina State; Ronnie Caveness of Arkansas; Ray Childress of Texas A&M; Randy Cross of UCLA; Sam Cunningham of USC; Mark Herrmann of Purdue; Clarkston Hines of Duke; Chet Moeller of Navy; Jerry Stovall of LSU; and Alfred Williams of Colorado.
Kind of a given that he would be inducted given the Heisman and all but... well... any extra reason to post this is great: