courts be like "why is it a problem if people get money"
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:
Okay I never really understood RichRod and his desire for athletic smaller linemen. Like at the start of the year he mentioned that he wanted his linemen to cut down and gain speed/quickness. Now I realize that the more speed/quickness the better, you can get to blocks easier and will most likely have better stamina. But typically when someone cuts down they lose a little power as well. The bigger you weigh the less likely you are to get thrown around. Is the speed worth that much? What are the advantages to having an smaller/athletic linemen vs. a Bigger/hog type of linemen?
Here is an article Ivan posted today.