"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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.
The movie night vote winner (as expected) is
Here is the link for your print at home tickets that you need for it.
Football Season Ticket Holders: Stadium tunnel open at 5 p.m. General admission seating will be available exclusively for Michigan Football Season Ticket Holders on the field of Michigan Stadium on a first-come, first-served basis.
General Public: Gates 2 and 4 open at 6 p.m. General admission seating for the general public will be in sections 8 through 15 in the south end zone of Michigan Stadium.
Locker Room Tours
Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to take self-guided tours of the football locker room from 5-7 p.m. Entry will be outside the Michigan Stadium Tunnel on the east side of the stadium.
• Blankets and pillows are allowed. Lawn chairs are prohibited.
• Limited concession items will be available (excluding popped maize) for purchase.
• Merchandise will be available for sale at the M-Den inside Gate 4.
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.