Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Title says it all:
I also noted that one of Northwestern's Gs was a draft riser. That tells me that either Tony Pauline didn't watch last week's game, or it says very good things about our DTs.
Yes, our defense sucks, but I was encouraged by a few things.
1. William Campbell making some plays.
2. J.B. Fitz coming in and getting some playing time.
3. Increased time for Brandon Smith
4. Donovan Warren (is it just a foregone conclusion he's turning pro?)
5. Craig Roh growing into a leader
6. Mike Martin is our third-best defensive player.
7. Teric making a few plays.
With the exception of Warren, these are freshmen and sophomores making plays for our team. It is the upperclassmen (OBVIOUSLY NOT INCLUDING BG) that have let us down. And while BG and DW are NFLers, it seems we don't have leaders on that team to settle the rest of the players down, and that the losing mentality on defense has been pervasive even before RR took the reigns.
All of our young recruits will not pan out, but these guys are all contributing at different levels. Our experienced defense flat-out blew last year, and we've improved just slightly. It seems our best hope is to get some more PT for our young kids over the next few days, then say goodbye to high-star, low-talent holdovers from the Carr Regime.
Was pumped to see Brian's recent photo-tracking of Will Campbell from Army All Star size, to his current svelte shape. While that all seems fine, I don't remember hearing much about him so far in camp. I've heard that Roh is expected to play this year, obviously a good sign. While, I'm sure Will is expected to play, I'm curious what's been said about his performance thus far in camp. Considering how thin we're supposed to be at D-line, it seems like a pretty important matter.
As alumni and fans of the University of Michigan football program, we demand a clear explanation of the significance of a Uniqname. It seems that Uniqnames have taken on an increased level of importance in the day and age of the Internet Stalker, and the public information available on the Umich directory will decide the fates of not one man, not one team, not even one program - but the fates of many lazy, pimple-faced, cyberspace inhabitants as well. I hope you do not cower under the weight of such intense pressure.
Does getting a Uniqname mean that someone is enrolled? Or does it simply mean that they might want to play football at the University of Michigan and the opportunity to Bind or Unbind could excite a star football player into committing to our great program?
We want to know!
As the steward of this public university - and a slave to the Freedom of Information Act - we require an answer from you at once. We will not leave our computers until we get one (or on January 3rd, whichever comes first), and you don't want a bunch of scoliosis lawsuits on your hands.
Magnus and the MGoBlog Community
P.S. Or if you can just tell us whether William Campbell is enrolled, you can forget about the rest of this letter. Thanks.
I don't get it. He eliminates michigan and his 3 top runners are LSU, FL, and Miami.