Mitch Sherman has Michigan going to the Foster Farms Bowl, whatever that is.
He is also predicting that MSU goes to the Rose Bowl and that the team down south will be back in the playoffs.
ESPN revealed their first rankings for 2016 recruits.
Players of note:
Brandon Peters #142 (committed)
Matt Falcon #246 (committed)
Rashan Gary #1
Michael Jordan #110
Khalid Kareem #126
Donnie Corley #261
Lavert Hill #265
If there is anybody else of note you want added, let me know. I know we have offered a lot of kids for 2016, but I have no clue who of those are high on Michigan.
So excited for football season!
So the 2014-15 NCAA basketball season came to an end last night (mercifully). Watercooler talks may still be going on about last night's game or what your favorite team has to look forward to next year. Also, people are collecting on their bracket pool money in offices and households as well. Who won money out there? My family doesn't play for money. The winner of our group gets to choose where we go out for dinner and we have to do a 'chore' for that person. My wife won this year.....I'm in trouble.
There was no money put into the ESPN Tournament Challenge, but bragging rights are also very important.
Congratualtions to owner knighthockey10 with his entry 'goblue 10' for winning this year's group challenge! He tallied an amazing 1540 points. He beat out runner-up darnelljporter who scored 1520 points. dmtatum_55 would have won the challenge if Wisconsin had been able to pull it off, but instead finished in 13th.
And the person in last place....housmanlyndsey...finished with 300 points. Better luck next year.
Thank you to everyone who participated. We had 643 entries this year compared to only 440 in 2014. This was not as volatile as last year, since last year's winning entry (kirby0013) only had 990 points!
Enjoy the offseason! And as always, GO BLUE!
Angelique Chengelis put up an article this a.m. confirming that Jack Miller left the program due to burnout and to pursue other interests. We saw this explanation from Miller earlier this week, but ESPN posted a conflicting story saying that fear of concussions was the driving factor.
The main takeaway, for me at least, is that Angelique is about 20x more reliable than ESPN. the other takeaway is that it's very easy to pull for Miller here - he seems like an honest guy who has a level of self-awareness that's pretty impressive at his age. As in the earlier story, there's not a trace of bitterness in his words.
"Concussions were really not a factor in this decision. I know it makes for a good headline. ... The story has blown up into this whole thing, because there's not a lot going on in college football right now"
|Team||# of Entries||Percentage|
|SF Austin (WD..wtf?)||1||0.15|
|NO PICKS MADE||16||2.44|
|656 Total Entries|
Just a little table. Kind of interesting. Lots of entries this year. Obviously there is an overwhelming favorite taking with over 54% of people picking UK to take the title. This lead to only a handfull of teams picked to win it all.
Group: MGoBlog Community
Brackets lock at noon tomorrow. Also if you have created an entry, make sure you go back and fill out your brackets. Good luck everyone!