at least it's not just us?
MGoBlue.com has a running feature this season called "Field Pass with Richard Retyi" (Retyi works in the Athletics Media Relations Office and is Assistant Director of Media Relations - Multimedia (Women's Gymnastics, Football)).
This week's inside look provides some nice insights into in game coaching including how Bruce Tall and Greg Robinson reacted after the first defensive series resulted in a UMass 11-play drive and a field goal and what happens when Mike Barwis decides to have a little tête-à-tête with his charges. Also:
Associate athletic director for facilities Rob Rademacher is happy that the Big House still has that new stadium smell. He's got an All-Sport Access Pass, which three men in the world possess -- athletic director Dave Brandon, Rademacher and former Wolverine Tom Brady.
Seriously? Tom Brady? Doesn't the man already have enough?
Here's the link to the UConn game edition of "Field Pass". Still worth a look two weeks later.
In April, MGoUser LB alerted us to the upcoming publication of longtime Michigan Football Equipment Manager Jon Falk's, If These Walls Could Talk.
It's now been published and should be available in local bookstores. Here's the Amazon link where it's selling for $15.61.
Falk was hired as the team’s equipment manager by Bo Schembechler in 1974 and has been one of the most trusted members of the staff for the past four decades. In his new book If These Walls Could Talk: Michigan Football Stories From Inside the Big House, written with Dan Ewald (foreword by Tom Brady), Falk shares countless stories from an insider’s perspective including:
- Bo Schembechler’s epic gridiron chess matches with Ohio State’s Woody Hayes
- Why a Michigan place-kicker was falsely accused of robbing a bank
- What lesson Tom Brady took from Falk and still uses today
- Why Falk took the shirt off of the back of a freshman during a game
- The day Falk introduced freshman phenom Anthony Carter to All-American Ron Kramer
did anyone else catch his interview on ESPN about his ongoing contract?
said he's happy just to have a job and he's not gonna "bitch" about not getting paid.
guy dates smoking hot babes and he's sick at football. I'll always feel bad about booing him off the field and cheering for henson to take his place.
Just look at how many times Zoltan is mentioned here. The Boston media is already amazed at how much of a wave a fifth-round punter has made. If they only knew...
Not only that, but another article says that the Space Emperor is guaranteed a spot on the roster. But the most amazing part of the article (and arguably the most important moment in the history of the written word):
“It’s kind of weird to be known as a punter. Yeah, I have a weird name that’s easily recognizable or recallable. I’m just being myself, doing my thing. It’s just the fans kind of took to it. It wasn’t my doing in any way, shape or form. I was being myself. It kind of just happened on its own. I’m very thankful it happened because I’m accepting of all things that come my way.”
--Mesko, on his cult following in Michigan and (soon to be) New England. Mesko has been given a number of nicknames, and he says “The Space Emperor of Space” is his favorite.
Rich Garven of The Worcester Telegram recognizes the awesomeness that is Zoltan the Great.
Lastly, this was featured in today’s Sports section of The Boston Globe. I fear for the author’s life, for he has committed the egregious sin of referring to the Space Emperor by His last name. I don’t even want to know what the gods demand for his atonement. Sheesh, no wonder print journalism is dying.
In an effort to hype their now 3 day NFL draft coverage ESPN is running a piece about the best late round picks ever. Not surprisingly, Tom Brady is chosen as the best QB to come from the 6th round.
They did drop a pretty sweet picture of a young TB looking "DiCaprio-esque"
In other news: The sky is blue...
-QB Tom Brady
-G Steve Hutchinson
-CB Ty Law
-CB Charles Woodson
Nice representation from the program. The only team I counted with more players was Miami (no surprise there). I also didn't count more than two players from any other school.