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.
Bret Bielema is addressing a recent DWI incident involving a Razorback player in very strong contrast to many other SEC institutions:
Bielema said he talked to Beanum's mother to help determine a proper, or additional, punishment. "For instance, I've taken away his car," Bielema said.
Over the past month or so, among other things, I've been pulling together information about what to expect Jim Harbaugh's offense to look like. I started out with a preview of the man, that included information culled from a variety of places, including this site. This looked more at the philosophy from a wide angled lense.
Next, I went into more depth with the run game. I looked back at his time at Stanford through his time with the 49ers. It's interesting to note that outside the scope of this article, he did some other interesting things. Back in the early days, Harbaugh utilitized as much, if not more, inside zone than he did Power O (which can make for some interesting offensive transition discussion). He also not only ran zone read dating back to the Stanford days, but Power Read with the 49ers as well as Triple Option (from gun, typically involving a slot as the third option) and PA Draws (where the QB fakes the Power O or Inside Zone and then follows the RB into the gap, using him as a lead blocker).
I don't expect all these schemes to be implemented immediately, though they'll be in the playbook. A commenter at the bottom of the post asked what I expected to see, and my response was "Power, Inside Zone, Crack Stretch (or sweep), and Counter F. The rest will come later when the base is mastered.
Regardless, what makes it difficult to defend comes down to this. The chart below is the direction each blocker will go on a given play (to means in the direction of the play, for example, a zone block; away means away from the play, for example, a down block; pull means pulling to the playside). This is against a standard 4-3 Over defense, FWIW (zone schemes won't really change, but who pulls or the away/to combination blocks on gap/man schemes may change).
Here's the link to that post.
Lastly (so far anyway), I previewed the blocks that FBs and H-Backs are tasked with making. I felt there was some misunderstanding when it came to Pallante moving over to FB and what that would mean with him as a full time FB. I had some reservations, not because of his ability to smack people or understand leverage, but because of just how much is asked of a FB to do, and the combination of bat-shit crazy and athletic that these guys really have to be. So this post discusses many of the responsibilities of being a lead blocker in any scheme (including when the RB is tasked with being a lead blocker for the QB in a spread scheme).
I hope to have another post up about Harbaugh's offense this week, and have a few more planned out. I'm also working on previewing Nebraska (Mike Riley preview here) before switching over to more of the defensive stuff to expect for both Michigan and Nebraska, while continuing to take periodic glipses at other B1G teams. So be on the look out for that.
We just offered wr/athlete JD Spielman - the adopted son on Vikings' GM Rick Spielman and nephew of Chris. Star gazers beware... he is under the radar but not outside of the JH radar.
Interesting article on how he had a lacrosse scholarship to osu but now wants to play D1 football.
We are his first D1 offer and he looks like Norfleet 2.0 - bigger, faster and could play slot, returner or possibly corner.
As a long suffering Browns fan, I look to the Board for wisdom since I certainly do not see it in the Browns management. Should they have made an effort to keep Hoyer? Is McCown worth a three year deal? Does anyone think tha Manziel will ever be a pro quarterback?