Good evening, ladies and gentlement of MGoBlog.
As you may or may not have noticed, I have been absent from the wallpaper scene this year for the most part. I've been extremely busy with both work and life and haven't had some of the free-time to do wallpapers like I would like to. Well, this week I was sent to Kentucky for work and so I have had some evening free time - so you get a wallpaper from me for "The Game." Ok, enough stupid filler "me" content, and on to the wallpaper content.
I'm constantly struck by how much of Bo is in Jim Harbaugh. I think some of it is fabricated by my mind and others in the Michigan fanbase, but I also truly believe Bo had such a lasting impression on Jim that he tries hard to emulate Bo in many areas of coaching. For this week's wallpaper, I went with the sentimental approach rather than the "Beat Ohio" chest-pounding. While I love to talk trash about Ohio State, they are not who I am focusing on this week - focusing on your rival is for little brothers. I am focusing on The Game, and on Jim Harbaugh, and on Bo - all things that make Michigan that much more MICHIGAN in my mind.
There's no way I could know this, of course, but I like to think that Jim can hear his old coach giving him advice while he roams the sideline, grinning or growling, teaching or throwing things. I just imagine him hearing Bo curse when a flag is thrown, laugh at the futility of dealing with referees, and encourage his quarterback when he's down on himself - wanting to give in to doubt. I like to think that these things fuel Jim - that they give him some sort of supernatural serenity, an unnatural peace in the midst of the chaos that is gametime. I want so desperately for Bo's words to be prophetic.
"It's gonna be Michigan again...Michigan."
Damn it, Bo. We miss you. Jim misses you. This world took you away too soon. Here's to being "Michigan again." For Bo, for Jim, for the Team, and for all of us fans. I'm thankful to be a Michigan Wolverine. I'm thankful for a forum to express my unhealthy love for this game and for the Team that plays it so well. I hope you enjoy this wallpaper.
MOD EDIT - let's just open the discussion rather than have two threads. - LSA
To see how Georgia performs.
This Thread is dedicated to Aubrey Solomon. Aubrey please come to Michigan.
For those who have not seen his film, Aubrey is a Stud.
Some great stats in this piece put out by 247 today. Really cool to see how we line up against the rest of the country on both sides of the ball. My favorite part:
"There are only three teams scoring more points per game than Michigan. No team has more sacks (17) or tackles for loss (44) than the Wolverines. Like Jabril Peppers, who leads the team with 332 all-purpose yards and is second with 33 tackles while leading the country with 23.7 yards per touch and with 9.5 tackles for loss, Michigan is dominating on both sides of the ball. It has an extremely tough game waiting at the end of the regular season against rival Ohio State. But arguably nobody is in a better position to earn a spot in the Playoff this year than Michigan."
Yes, week 5 caveats and such (also, beat Wisconsin...before anyone else says it). But it's great to see us at the top of so many categories of stats already and looking ahead, should we continue that trend on Saturday, in great position to have a really special season.
Expected after Louisville dismantled FSU.
Link to poll - LINK
MOD EDIT - Cleaning this one up a bit. - LSA
So I'm heading east shortly to attend UCF @ Michigan game this weekend.
Excited would be an understatement. In tow with me will be a 9 year old boy and 11 year old girl, to witness the first Michigan football game of their lives. I can't wait to show them everything from UM campus, Moe's, Stadium, UM marching band, local restaurants and Ann Arbor itself.
I found this article on MGOBLOG with advice from August 2015: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/finally-attending-my-first-game-big-house-need-some-info-please
Just another reason why MGOBLOG is a great place and resource for visitors, thanks to all of you. Much appreciated!
UH Head Coach Nick Rolovich took to twitter to challenge Harbaugh to a friendly QB competition before the game on Saturday. Harbaugh's response?
“Yeah, I’d be open to it,” Harbaugh said in response to a question this morning on the Big Ten Conference media conference call.
“Quarterback shootout? Interesting. I’ll see what he has in mind. Yeah, I’d be glad to talk to Nick about that. Sounds like a challenge, huh?”
Harbaugh then said, “I think I know what competition he is talking about. So, that would be interesting. Yeah, I’d be open to it.”
Of course Harbaugh would never reject a challenge. He's the most competitive guy I've ever seen. My prediction? Harbaugh wins this QB shootout in blowout fashion, as a prelude to what's going to happen on the field.
Edit: For reference, Rolovich was QB at UH in 2001, then had a journeyman career, bouncing from the Denver Broncos, to NFL Europe, AFL, and the German Football League.
(I'm still taking Harbaugh)