i would find this more credible if it was about Tom Crean
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'm a fan of alternate history books and tv shows so I thought it would be an interesting excercise to look at how events would have transpired differently if a scenerio didn't play out the way it ended up transpiring at Michigan.
I'll start with the rollover not happening.
Tom Izzo is fired after 4 lackluster years at MSU. The MSU AD looks no further than upstart Michigan assistant Brian Ellerbe to fill the spot. Mateen Cleaves leads Steve Fisher's Michigan Wolverines to their second national championship in April of 2000 at the RCA Dome. Michigan returns to the final four 9 more times between 2000 and 2015 and is now considered within the likes of UNC, Duke, and Kentucky. Ellerbe lasts only 3 years and is replaced by a young Tom Crean.
Shawn Crable doesn't get a late hit.
Miraculously Michigan has come back from a huge early deficit to beat the Buckeyes in the Horseshoe. This vaults Michigan to # 1 in the BCS computers and a date with Florida in Glendale. The Wolverines now face a chance to secure their 12th national title and 1st in the BCS era. The game starts out with a flurry of offense as Mike Hart, Henne, and Manningham are unstoppable against the Florida defense. Urban Meyer is no match for Lloyd's 2006 team as celebrations erupt in Ann Arbor and a parade is organized. Lloyd has won 2 national championships and decides to keep coaching for a few more years instead of hanging it up. Ryan Mallett leads Michigan to the 2009 and 2010 big ten titles after big wins against MSU and Ohio State. Lloyd hands off the job to Harbaugh in 2011 as it is his dream job afterall and Stanford has prepped him well. At the same time Tressel is fired over his tattoo scandal and the Buckeyes hire Rich Rodriguez from West Virginia whose offense institutes many growing pains from Tressel's offense. The Buckeyes go 3-9 in 2012, 5-7 in 2013, and 7-6 in 2014. After a beatdown by Mississippi State, Gene Smith fires Rich Rodriguez.
In another great move by our new AD!
"The 2015 tickets will not be dynamically priced, which is the practice of continually adjusting single-game ticket prices based on real-time market conditions with the biggest factor being fan demand and ticket scarcity. Individual tickets will go on sale in July."
Mod edit: Added ChuckieWoodson's table since it seemed like a waste to delete it. JGB.
|Oregon State||Sept. 12||$80||$90||$100|
|Brigham Young||Sept. 26||$80||$90||$100|
|Northwestern (HC)||Oct. 10||$75||$85||$95|
|Michigan State||Oct. 17||$95||$105||$115|
|Ohio State||Nov. 28||$95||$105||$115|
TOS is going to release an update later today on WR Drake Harris. There is a real chance that he misses the entire season again. I will update the thread with any concrete evidence later today. I feel really bad for the kid. I am sure he wants to see the field.
Edit: Rivals. Two mods chimed in on a thread about the UCLA WR transfer. Some are hoping the transfer takes a look at us and this came up in the discussion.
There is a free 247 article (check the link at the bottom of OP) that lists all the recruits planning to be in attendance this Saturday. There are A LOT. Just thought I would relay this info.
4* - Donnie Corley WR
4* - Dontavious Jackson LB
4* - Terrance Davis OL
4* - Michael Onwenu OL/DL
4* - Khalid Kareem DE
4* - Matt Falcon RB
4* - Brandon Peters QB
3* - Dez Fitzpatrick WR
3* - David Reese LB
3* - Austin Anderson OL
3* - Chris Brown DB
3* - Riley Anderson OL
3* - Kingston Davis RB
NR - Abdullah Yaseen CB
5* - AJ Espenesa DE
4* - Donovan Peoples-Jones WR
4* - Josh Ross LB
4* - Isaiah Pryor S
NR - Allen Stritzinger RB/ATH
NR - Antjuan Simmons RB
NR - Derrick Hubbard LB
NR - JaRaymond Hall OL
NR - Jaylen Kelly-Powell ATH
NR - Todd Sibley RB
NR - Emil Ekiyor OL
EDIT: Thanks Aquaman, here is the link he provided to the free updated 247 article: http://www.michigan.247sports.com/article/early-look-spring-game-visitors-36521601
Just a quick reminder of how awesome the new coaching staff is.
In total, Michigan's staff has a combined 34 years of NFL experience as a head coach, assistant coach or team staffer. There's also the 49 years of combined NFL playing experience held by Harbaugh, Jackson, Zordich and Tyrone Wheatley.