"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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.
This tone-deaf conference is announcing HALF of their all-conference teams and award winners today.
Peppers named the B1G Thompson-Randel El Freshman of the Year.
Peppers and Lewis named first team all-B1G.
The armpunt catchist is named DB of the year.
Just saw this on Twitter. Let's get on this, M fans!
And there goes your afternoon, with College Football's newest, most pie-stegious award ballot published, you have GIFs to watch.
For those who don't know, the Piesman is a trophy that will be awarded for the Lineman doing the most un-lineman thing. Things like running the ball, scoop-and-scores, fat-guy-touchdowns, etc. It's just too bad this trophy was established after Keith Traylor's greatest-Piesman-Ever play back in 2001:
Thought this was a good read. Really puts emphasis on the way Harbaugh closes this recruiting class as a crucial variable for future success:
This, basically, is Harbaugh's first full class. It's the first class the staff has had a full year to work on. And it's the most important class he'll sign because it'll be the backbone of his program.
Take Ohio State as an example. In Urban Meyer's first full class, the 2013 group, he hauled in names like Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Vonn Bell, Jalin Marshall, J.T. Barrett, Eli Apple, Gareon Conley and more. That's the backbone of Ohio State's national title squad right there. Brady Hoke's first full class (2012), as a contrast, produced exactly one All-Big Ten player to date (Devin Funchess).
The race to the first Wednesday in February is always important. Right now, for Michigan, it's beyond critical.