alternate headline: man does job
2 Wolverines invited- Glasgow and Henry. Rudddddddock and Bolden not invited.
M's 2 invitees were 2nd worst in the B1G - only Purdue had fewer. And M Won 10 games. Bodes well for next year.
Some interesting stuff to chew on re: concussions and dementia, plus some Super Bowl trivia and miscellany
Thought it might interest the board to learn that Jim Herrmann, co-ordinator of the '97 Michigan Championship defense, has been hired as the new Colts Linebackers coach. Was pretty great during his stint here, though I also believe his tenure was marred by the inability to defend the spread-- which, as you might have scarred into your psyche, has been a major issue around Michigan for a long, long time.
With the road team winning all 4 of the NFL wild card games last weekend (and with all 4 of them being favored in Vegas), does that mean something is wrong with the NFL playoff seeding? Or was it just a fluke?
The NFL rewards division winners instead of overall record. They try to balance schedule toughness in a division, but obviously can't do it between different divisions. I would like to see them just go with overall record. That makes more like college and is probably one reason I like college more than NFL (that and Michigan, duh).
Just my opinion. Wanted to have some discussion on a slow board day. Didn't see this discussed in any of the NFL open game threads.
This is one article discussing the history. There are several others.
TB fired Lovie Smith Wed night after only two years. A month ago they were in the playoff hunt at 6-6, but then they lost four in a row, finishing as division cellar dwellers for the 5th year in a row, and he gone.
Still, 6 wins is better than 2, so seemingly things were getting better. Apparently not good enough for ownership, though - defense wasn't performing well enough. But who's going to take that job when they have such itchy trigger fingers?
Lions' DC Teryl Austin has been making the rounds, interviewing with the Dolphins and Browns. He's going to interview with the Eagles and Giants. So I suppose the Bucs will come calling next.
7th underclassmen to declare for Ohio State.
Ohio State are currently sending 19 players to the upcoming NFL draft (12 seniors; 7 underclassmen): Joey Bosa, Taylor Decker, Ezekiel Elliott, Jalin Marshall, Darron Lee, Tyvis Powell, Adolphus Washington, Eli Apple, Joshua Perry, Braxton Miller, Nick Vannett, Cardale Jones, Chase Farris, Jacoby Boren, Camren Williams, Jeff Greene, Tommy Schutt, Jack Willoughby, and Joel Hale. Obviously not all the seniors will be drafted.