"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
I was talking to a long-time friend of mine who's oldest son has D-1 full ride football offers from mid-majors, but is taking a 'blue shirt' offer from a big-time national program. He described what is termed a 'blue shirt' option that I had never heard of before - maybe it's been discussed on the board but I missed it. It gets around the issue of over signing and of using gray shirts or preferred walk-ons, which depending on the circumstances if they get a schollie, they cost the program 2 schollies the next year. He said Tennessee came up with this wrinkle.
Anyway, a 'blue shirt' is where someone who would be a preferred walk-on pays for his own visit to the college is invited to play as a 'blue shirt'. Because they paid their own way, the practice circumvents the rule that penalizes a program 2 schollies for each preferred walk-on who gets a scholarship that first year. What happens is that they are usually awarded a scholarship after the first day of practice, I think this year that's 8/1. It only counts as one schollie and no penalty is assessed.
Curious if others have heard of this and wonder if JH would do this (I doubt it) at Michigan.
A few days ago I reached out to Denver-based sportswriter Terry Frei to see if he was aware of Kelly Lytle's new book because Frei had written a great book on the 1977 Orange Crush Broncos and in it, detailed the recruitment of Rob Lytle (and Randy Gradishar) by Bo and Woody.
Terry wrote the following piece, appearing in today's local Denver paper ..
I know posting links to sites is a no-no, but this is a great (short) piece on Lytle and the family's battle with CTE and the NFL. The book is great too ...