the season has truly begun now
I caught the audio from WTKA’s interview with Kevin Grady Sr. this morning - even though it’s not comparing apples to apples and we can poke plenty of holes in each other’s responses - I wanted to toss the idea out there asking who you feel, by the end of their Michigan ”football” career, will have a bigger positive impact. Include a point or two backing up your selection. Please base your response on the assumption that Kevin will be allowed to continue on with the football team.
The following statements are dangerously biased, and they come from a result of a lifetime of trips to AA, games with my closest 110,000 friends, and too many brats soaked in beer.
You should all stop worrying so much. I know that last year had moments that made us furious, throw objects, and swear up and down for hours. This was all a necessary evil to start this new era of Michigan football. Metamorphosis is a painful process that yields amazing results. Now all the new schemes are in place. The offensive linemen know what to do and how to do it. The backs and recievers have bought in. Those who didn't buy in are gone. We have a dual threat QB to run a system that looks really awkward with a pro-style guy back there. I know Tate is a true freshman, but he fits this system like a glove. When RR unleashes this team this fall, they will start to dominate like many of his teams have in his second year. Year two is when the players stop thinking too much, and start making plays.
The wins will come in bunches this year. Michigan will have two 1,000 yard rushers (Tate, Minor). The defense will not be put in so many bad situations throughout games. They will start off beating WMU, then ND. Notre Dame beats Hawaii last year after going .500 and the whole fan base thinks they will contend for a title. Until they fire Charlie, this team isn't going much of anywhere. We gave them the ball on turnovers 9 times last year and still could have won in the 4th quarter. I almost want to type that sentence twice, but please just read it again. The "immaculate front butt" will be run out of town by January. After embarassing the golden domers, Michigan beats EMU & IU and they are sitting at 4-0.
From there, who knows. What I do know is that UM will go to a bowl game, set records on offense this year, and show everyone that the giant just took a little cat nap, and now he's ready to break some skulls. When the nation knows Michigan is back, and on it's way to global domination - the recruits will pour in faster than we can sign 'em. So my message is simple. Unwrinkle your panties, get ready for a great season, buy tickets, and join me this year in the best stadium in the world. Go Blue!!!
I remember many season previews mentioning that the team has "gotten faster" or "this is the most athletic" group to attend the university. Usually we were embarrassed by some speed team the previous year which would prompt the mention, for all I know it could have been real occasionally (I am not collecting individual 40 times).
However, with the teeth gnashing over recruiting rankings and we are now getting RR's guy that fits or GRob's guy that fits, I assume that we should about have the fastest team in the Big Ten even after two years. We are not the biggest, maybe not the strongest, but can assume we will field the fastest in this league, right (yes that may not be saying much)? A bunch of smallish dudes that get caught from behind don't amount to alot so someone is going to tell me we will actually see what appears to be chaos as blurs move about the field, because that is the plan. We have collected underpants, the second step of has been completed and profit or touchdowns will result. Right?
The deerfield group (also including Juniors Dauntia Dotson and Cassius McDowell) ran an impressive 40.64 seconds to win the title. Witty says he's getting faster and states that Robinson told him that he's "just as good as he [Denard] is on the other side of the ball." Hopefully a diamond in the rough find.
Obviously the stadium renovations won't be finished until 2010. However, I was curious if anything in the renovations will be finished and operational by 2009. Will any of the suites open this year? Any of the new bathrooms? Food options? When do they put in new seating and seat numbers in the major part of the stadium? New handicapped seating?
I don't recall seeing a timetable, with certain parts of the project finished at specific times. I would think that with much or all of the exterior framework done, work can continue all the time, regardless of rain or cold. Is work following normal business hours, or are they working long days to get the work done as quickly as possible?
I saw general pics a couple weeks ago . . . if anyone else has photos to post, that would be nice.
With a title that made most of you go "Wait what? Ohhhh... I get it," Steven "Roundtrip ticket" Threet will be likely holding a clipboard in the desert. ESPN reports that former University of Michigan quarterback Threet, not to be confused with current walk-on University of Michigan quarterback Nick Sheridan, will go not to Nebraska... or Oklahoma... or Texas... or USC... but to the Arizona Sun Devils and wait out a mandated one year via NCAA rules. While this transfer makes no sense to many, rumor has it he will earn a 1.0 credit of Independent Study coursework for his paper "Reliving Manifest Destiny Through Football"
This leaves many speculating Threet may again fail in 2010 to get the starting position and instead play backup to this guy:
a walk-on who has spent time on the sidelines learning the offensive set apparently better than a scholarship athlete. Note, however, that the fire indicates he may in fact be fiery and fast...
Read more here or, well, here:
Quarterback Steven Threet, a redshirt freshman who started eight games for Michigan last season, has decided to transfer to Arizona State, a source close to Threet said Monday.
Threet also considered Oregon State but developed a relationship with the Arizona State coaching staff and had an excellent visit over the weekend.
Threet wanted to fit into a pro-style offense after having been previously enrolled at both Georgia Tech and Michigan.
The move remains confusing as John Effing Elway's son left ASU saying there was too much competition at the position, most likely the exact reason he left Michigan when RR's 'chosen one' came to campus. SO basically one can presume Threet is transferring more for this: