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)
Rudock reportedly doing really well. I like how he's listed as from Michigan on the roster, NOT Iowa. We can take the credit.
Hell of a tribute to Harbaugh and Rudock both, for the progress made within a year.
Not sorry if this has already been posted.
247 released their player rankings for the top 247 players in college football for the upcoming season.
At this link, you can read about their process for selecting and ranking the players. There are no freshman (true or redshirt) or juco players on the list.
Follow this link to see the list.
7- Jourdan Lewis
13- Jabrill Peppers
85- Chris Wormley
116- Jake Butt
129- Mason Cole
135- Jehu Chesson
167- Erik Magnuson
The Bad Guys:
Alabama - 13 total, 9 in the top 100
Ohio State- 7 total, 5 in the top 100
Michigan State- 3 total, 2 in the top 100
Desmond King (Iowa) at 16
Anthony Walker (NW) at 28
Dan Feeny (IU) at 41
Dawuane Smoot (Ill) at 49
Saquon Barkley (PSU) at 55
I know some of you don't use Twitter, or can't access the Periscope app, so I thought I would post this link from Isaiah Hole's Periscope account.
He's been cool enough to give fans a glimpse inside of Michigan's satellite camps while he's photographing and such for 247. There are three videos as of right now from the satellite camps in Antioch and Los Angeles (California). In one video, Harbaugh runs the QB accuracy competition, which is pretty neat if you haven't seen him run it before. The other two videos focus on the tag game.
A few observations/notes: 1). Don Brown IS the loudest person on the field, even with Harbaugh on the blowhorn. Coach Brown is awesome hands down with the energy he brings. 2). The camps are run really well and move methodically at a circuit training pace. You can sense the professionalism that the staff brings and I'm certain this is why a lot of people who have participated/watched these camps--critics included--have said nothing but positive things about the way Michigan runs them. 3). Coach Wheatly is impressive, to say the least. Watch the 22:00 min mark of the Antioch video (23:59 in length) while he works hands-on with Najee Harris and another camper. He brings it solidly as a coach. 4). Trolls most prominently from MSU and Alabama enter the latest broadcast to show their obsession with Michigan and Coach Harbaugh. Isaiah Hole begins overtly blocking them for being douchebags.
P.S. If anybody knows of any other sources for watching the satellite camps, could you please post them. I'm going through Michigan Football withdrawl. Thanks in advance. :)