in town for free camps
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 slow on the draw here, but I don't think this has been covered yet. A few days ago, (friend of the board!) Vincent Smith appeared at a community garden event in Allegan, MI. I think this is the only official media coverage so far: http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/2015/07/02/new-community-garden-opens-in-allegan/29657161/. (I think the local Allegan paper was also there, but they seem to have taken the weekend off posting new content.)
I hadn't realized there was an online announcement beforehand or I would have posted it ahead of time.
Can't link from phone, but the player who was involved in the domestic violence case with his stepfather is alleged by said stepfather to have had his transcript falsified and gotten money and gifts from both the University and agents. I for one will be SHOCKED if any of this is true. (Insert Treadwell/bagman/Hugh Freese joke here.). Granted the stepfather has a good reason to make player look bad, but it rings absolutely true to me.
There was a diary several days ago about how productive Rudock or Morris could be. It compared Jake to other UM's senior QBs of the past. I am not sure that is very useful because so many factors have to be taken into account. It is very difficult to predict either QBs' likely performance but more so for Morris because we have so little evidence. However, we have a lot of evidence about Jake
The best way to predict how Jake is likely to perform is to look at this own progress: Here are his numbers from the last two years:
2013: games: 13 Effic: 126.5 A/C/Int: 204-346-13 %: 59.0 Yrds: 2383 TD: 18 Av: 183.3
2014: games: 12 Effic: 133.5 A/C/Int: 213-345-5 %: 61.7 Yrds: 2436 TD: 16 Av: 203.
Jake made substantial improvements. Still, I cannot understand why he was benched. If he continues the same improvement (especially under Harbaugh), he should be 2nd All BIG next year and better than most QBs, including the 2014 version of Conner Cook.
Here are the figures for Conner:
2013: 14 135.53 223-380-6 58.7 2755 22 196.8
2014: 13 149.4 212-365-8 58.1 3214 24 247.2
I understand that Conner had good supporting casts both years, but I think UM's offensive supporting cast of 2015 is not that much below MSU's cast of 2013/2014.
If he makes the same progress as he did from 2013 to 2014, we should see a significant improvement in our offensive output. May be 10 wins.
Looks like he just decommitted from Narduzzi. (Narduzzi can't recruit jokes go here).
Have seen a few places OSU is his "dream offer" but not sure he will get one. UM has been the rumored landing spot per the crystal balls for a long while.
He only has 1 visit set up before his senior yr. To UM.
Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward cornerback Tony Butler told 247Sports on Friday afternoon that he was decommitting from Pittsburgh. "Starting from scratch," Butler added.
The only thing Butler has scheduled moving forward is a return visit to Michigan on July 15. "That'll be my last visit before the start of the season."
Butler would be UM's sole recruit from Ohio in this year's class.
Trieu has a pretty in depth piece on Butler here from April if interested.
Just did it. Oh, there's this by the way. What about that vaunted MSU class?