this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
10/1 – Minnesota
10/8 – @ Northwestern
10/15 – @ Michigan State
10/22 – BYE
10/29 – Purdue
11/5 – @ Iowa
11/12 – @ Illinois
11/19 – Nebraska
11/26 – Ohio State
Doom partially averted.
UPDATE: 2012, by the way:
9/29 – BYE
10/6 – @ Purdue
10/13 – Illinois
10/20 – Michigan State
10/27 – @ Nebraska
11/3 – @ Minnesota
11/10 – Northwestern
11/17 – Iowa
11/24 – @ Ohio State
Looks like they're trying to make an important divisional game the second-to-last one of the season. By virtue of dodging Penn State and Wisconsin the next two years, Michigan is set up with pretty easy schedules.
UPDATE II: Sadly, "basketball will chart its own course."
|Sept. 3||@ Utah||Salt Lake City, UT||8:30||FS1|
|Sept. 12||Oregon State||Ann Arbor, MI||12:00||ABC|
|Sept. 19||UNLV||Ann Arbor, MI||12:00||BTN|
|Sept. 26||BYU||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Oct. 3||@ Maryland||College Park, MD||8:00||BTN|
|Oct. 10||Northwestern||Ann Arbor, MI||3:30|
|Oct. 17||Michigan State||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Oct. 31||@ Minnesota||St. Paul, MN||8:00|
|Nov. 7||Rutgers||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 14||@ Indiana||Blomington, IN||TBA|
|Nov. 21||@ Penn State||State College, PA||TBA|
|Nov. 28||Ohio State||Ann Arbor||TBA|
|Sept. 3||Hawaii||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 10||UCF||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 17||Colorado||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Oct. 1||Wisconsin||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Oct. 8||Rutgers||Piscataway, NJ||TBA|
|Oct. 15||Penn State||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Oct. 22||Illinois||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Oct. 29||Michigan State||East Lansing, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 5||Maryland||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 12||Iowa||Iowa City, IA||TBA|
|Nov. 19||Indiana||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 26||@ Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||TBA|
|Sept. 2||Florida||Arlington, TX||TBA|
|Sept. 9||Cincinnati||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 16||Air Force||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 23||@ Purdue||West Lafayette, IN||TBA|
|Oct. 7||Michigan State||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Oct. 14||@ Indiana||Bloomington, IN||TBA|
|Oct. 21||@ Penn State||State College, PA||TBA|
|Oct. 28||Rutgers||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 4||Minnesota||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 11||@ Maryland||College Park, MD||TBA|
|Nov. 18||@ Wisconsin||Madison, WI||TBA|
|Nov. 25||Ohio State||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
Michigan to reschedule Ball State at a future date.
|Sept. 1||Arkansas||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 15||SMU||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 22||Nebraska||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 29||@ Northwestern||Evanston, IL||TBA|
|Oct. 6||Maryland||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Oct. 13||Wisconsin||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Oct. 20||@ Michigan St.||East Lansing, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 3||Penn St.||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 10||@ Rutgers||Piscataway, NJ||TBA|
|Nov. 17||Indiana||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 24||@ Ohio St.||Columbus, OH|
|Aug. 31||@Arkansas||Fayetteville, AR||TBA|
|Sept. 21||@Wisconsin||Madison, WI||TBA|
|Oct. 5||Iowa||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Oct. 12||@Illinois||Champaign, IL||TBA|
|Oct. 19||@ Penn State||State College, PA||TBA|
|Oct. 26||Rutgers||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 2||@ Maryland||College Park, MD||TBA|
|Nov. 16||Michigan St.||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Nov. 23||@ Indiana||Bloomington, IN||TBA|
|Nov. 30||Ohio St.||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 5||@Washington||Seattle, WA||TBA|
|Sept. 19||Virginia Tech||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 11||@Virginia Tech||Blacksburg, VA||TBA|
|Sept. 18||Washington||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 10||UCLA||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 2||@UCLA||Pasadena, CA||TBA|
|Aug. 31||Texas||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 6||@Oklahoma||Norman, OK||TBA|
|Sept. 12||Oklahoma||Ann Arbor, MI||TBA|
|Sept. 4||@Texas||Austin, TX||TBA|
Last updated: 10/23/13 by Seth
Pissin' on the First Amendment. A note on a new message board policy: threads about the Free Press are now banned. Details on the board. Most of them saw a piece of me die, a lot of them were full of the sort of ugly ad hominems I delete from my posts about the paper, and they were all redundant since at this point I'm pretty sure the blog's readership has formed their opinion of them.
This might seem hypocritical a day after I posted some ad hominem at the Free Press myself, but I can control the frequency of that (very rarely). I can't on the board (every damn day).
Never forget. The meaning of this should be obvious:
But in case you need a legend, MGoUser "MGauxBleu" has a legend. A salute to all those who have dared the wrath of Angry Michigan Secondary Hating God but not lived to tell the tale.
MOLK! Okay, I didn't listen to all of the Media Day videos, but some guys did and they caught David Molk tellin' it like it is:
Q. How excited are you to get back on the field after sitting out the last few games of 2009?
A. I can't wait. The reason I like football is that I like to hit people. I hate everything else. I like to hit people really f___ing hard (laughs), and I haven't been able to do that for a really long time.
In the wild. The FAU-Michigan State game at Ford Field provides an interesting test case of what a game against a tomato can is worth when not parasitically attached to a season ticket package. Because it's technically an FAU "home" game—they had to move it because their stadium won't be ready—State can't do the parasite thing, and ticket sales are going as well as you might expect. Under 10,000 tickets have been sold because though Spartan fans did go to Michigan State, they didn't go to Ohio State and can therefore count:
With a sideline ticket going for $69 (and the most expensive ticket topping out at $79 or $88.10 with fees) the game just may be a little steep for the citizens of Detroit, whose economy is in ruins.
Many of the grumblings from Spartan fans I hear from is that the tickets are the most expensive of the season – sideline seats at Spartan Stadium go for around $49 - and they consider this to be one of the worst games of the season.
Not wanting to shell out 70-90 bucks to see FAU play MSU is less about an "economy in ruins" and more about having a shred of sense. If Michigan was playing Bowling Green at Ford Field and it wasn't part of the ticket package I wouldn't pay 80 bucks to see it. I might play 30, and I run a Michigan blog. End zone seats have just been reduced to 20 bucks—it won't be long until the whole stadium is that price.
What a bizarre system: teams radically underprice games against actual opponents and try to make it up with body bag games.
Fiutakin' it. This one is a doozy. From David Mayo of the Grand Rapids Press:
Forcier started every game last season. But he drew the ire of now-injured Troy Woolfolk when the senior cornerback chastised him publicly for skipping voluntary summer workouts, saying Forcier had lost respect of teammates and coaches, in part for practicing in a non-winged helmet.
If you are in disbelief this was actually written, a screenshot:
So… yeah. David Mayo of the Grand Rapids Press thinks Tate Forcier brought an unauthorized helmet to practice.