at least it's not just us?
Newly minted five-star DB Leon McQuay tells me when he's likely to visit Ann Arbor again: bit.ly/PrCdVt— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) August 20, 2012
The last two spots seem to be being held for a combination of Treadwell and either Green and McQuay, which would give us two more 5-star players (assuming Treadwell get's the bump, as he is currently the highest ranked four star player) to add to our already spectacular 2013 class.
Hey guys, I was fortunate enough to talk to Chris Wormley a couple weeks ago and discuss, among other things, who he listens to before the game. Hope you enjoy: Chris Wormley
Here's the transcript of today's Greg Mattison press conference. Four instances of "tremendous".
He had this to say about Will Heininger's health:
Q. We've seen Will go around on crutches, how much has he been able to practice? And do you have a limit of how much time he can miss before you may rule him out?
COACH MATTISON: That's really up to Paul. That's up to our medical staff. Over the years in coaching I've had guys that have missed an entire Bowl practice and all of a sudden they were cleared. And you now have another hand, you now have another guy that can play.
You can't worry about that as a coach. If you're a coach and all of a sudden somebody goes down and you start worrying about that, you're not going to do a great job. And it truly is, at our place, with Brady, and our staff, next guy. Next guy. These are our players. This is Michigan defense. This is how you play. You're expected to know what to do.
You're supposed to execute what we call and I'm very confident that they'll do that.
And this to say about his confidence in Will Campbell:
Q. Craig talked about how Will Campbell has basically his own personal coaching staff. How has he responded to that kind of attention in practice and the position he might be thrust into next week?
COACH MATTISON: Will has responded well all year. There aren't just three starting defensive linemen. You can't make it doing it that way. You've got to always look at it as if there's five or six starting linemen.
And you're going to be playing [??] whenever you put a defensive linemen in a game in a crucial part of a game he's a starter. The times are passed when one defensive lineman plays the whole game if you get ahead you mop up you put a guy in. Doesn't happen that way. And especially the way we do it, because we've rotated, we've tried from day one, even when guys weren't ready, we rotated guys in in crucial times.
So when all of a sudden it's time for you to say: Okay, instead of you coming in the second quarter, you're going to start the first quarter, that's about where it's at with Will. And I have utmost confidence. And I'm happy for him.
I'm excited for him, because he has an opportunity now to show what he can do, and that's what this game is going to give him.
[Update: GBW now has video of the presser.]
Idea: (chrome?) Extension that combs through the currently-displayed text on the page for the word 'tremendous' and tallies it in some sort of visual (shiny!?) fashion.
Result: Immediate indication of how tremendous a page/post/thread is before you even start reading.
Other applications: Applicability to everyday web browsing. Much like http://bacolicio.us/, but more tremendous.
Thoughts? I might have to learn how to program extensions just to figure out how to do this.
Heard on the radio today:
Ball State's tremendous coach Brady Hoke, on playing Western Michigan tonight;
"Obviously, Western is a TREMENDOUS team, and we have a TREMENDOUS challenge ahead of us..."
If that's not classic Lloyd-speak, I don't know what is. No wonder he was such a tremendous candidate.