courts be like "why is it a problem if people get money"
I've only caught a little bit, and I don't know much about ND's roster, but they seem to have pulled most of their starters for the drives I've seen. They seem to have a more game-like scrimmage set up than we did...blasting their qbs, although it looks like it's their backup and backup's backup.
Some things I've noticed:
- They've had their STs on the field for punts. Interesting how coaches run this scrimmage differently.
- They're playing just as physical as we seemed to have played.
- Kicking unit looks competent; no one's scored a TD, but they've hit 3 FGs.
- One thing that's reassuring is that they haven't looked spectacular in the spring, which reinforces the notion that with 15 practices, these teams simply are not "game-ready" yet.
- Their early enrollee FR QB (Everett Golson) looks pretty good, Mobile QB that's been on the button with his passes. Looks like potential trouble in the future.
- Versus coverage so far hasn't cut out, so I give Versus the edge over BTN.
Sorry this isn't about the M spring game, just figured i'd let you all know one of our enemies is on Versus. They're at half, and will be showing highlights around the nation of other spring games.
The company is called the Compass Mangement Group, founded by Ross graduate Dan Sillman.
Brandon Graham and DeSean Jackson are featured in the article, as prime examples of properly managing money. Other clients include Manny Harris and Brandon Minor.
It's a great read, and very relevant, given the impending lockout and general monetary issue that so many pro athletes face. Within 2 years of retirement, 78% (!) of all NFL players are in financial trouble (or worse).
HT: Doc Sat
I just received an e-mail from Maggie St. Clair (Administrative Assistant to the MMB and basically runs everything) saying that the Spring game "will be four running quarters and there will be two teams competing for the win."
I did a quick five minute search and scanned the previous thread on the spring game and didn't see it, and figured this was pretty big news to not be posted. If it was posted, I apologize.
This maybe premature - but I'm pumped about the 2012 recruiting class.
I was wondering who the community thinks will be our first 2012 commit and when will it be coming.
My guess is that it will be an Ohio kid (Wormley) sometime in this next month or so - considering that tOSU already has two other top DEs in the class committed
The University of Michigan claims to be the leaders and best. Whether it be in the classroom or on the football field the U of M strives for excellence. From the most wins all time, to the hightest winning percentage, to the largest stadium in the country the University of Michigan has staked its claim in the college football world. The football program, however, has failed to evolve with the ever changing college football climate, and nothing proves this more than the hiring of Brady Hoke. This hiring is more a triumph of mediocrity than the pursuit of excellence.
The Bowl Championship Series has forever changed the college football landscape. No longer is it good enough to win the Big Ten and defeat a good team in the Rose Bowl. Now, in order to be called the champions, you must defeat another excellent team - the best of the best if you will. Does this mean that every championship prior to the BCS is worthless? Certainly not, but the method to be considered the champion has changed. In the 13 years of the BCS, Michigan has failed to recognize this change of culture. Sure, Michigan has won their share of Big Ten titles in the BCS era, but they have consistently failed to compete when going up against elite competition in BCS bowl games.
Three years ago, it seemed like the Michigan fanbase had come to recognize that a paradigm shift was necessary with regards to our football program. In other words, we were ready to stop throwing rock on first, second and third down. The fanbase clammored for change and a change was made. We dipped our toe in waters of chage, and many found that it was to cold or to uncomfortable. Instead of being the leaders and best, we have opted for the saftey of the past and the comfort of what was familiar.
Winning the Big Ten championship isn't enough anymore. Or at least it shouldn't be if we consider ourselves the "leaders and best". That is the old way of thinking, and it clearly has not been working in the BCS era. I have no doubt that the current coaching staff can stabilize the program and bring it back to where it was under Lloyd Carr. I am confident they can lead the program to Big Ten championships and even win a bowl game every now and then. But I want more. I expect more. This university and its fans should demand more.
Please don't misinterpret the point I am trying to make here. I don't believe that we should play in the BCS championship game every season. Programs have good years and bad years, injuries take their toll on every team, and sometimes you just aren't lucky. But, there is no reason why the Universy of Michigan cannot compete with the best teams in the country on a consistent basis.