in town for free camps
Michigan is hosting the Youth Impact Program for at-risk middle school kids over the next two weeks.
Naturally, Coach Harbaugh was up at 4:30 am, excited to take a bus ride with the kids from Detroit.
Much more info from the newspaper that shall not be named.
"It means a lot because I was one of these kids growing up," U-M second-year safety Jabrill Peppers said. "I was one of these kids. Growing up in a rough area, you've got a lot of choices to make. Life is all about choices. One choice can ruin the rest of your life. We're just here to enlighten the guys on some things in life that a lot of us learned the hard way. We want to make their lives easier."
Sorry, because I'm old, I don't know how to embed, but OSU linebacker Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) trolled us on Twitter yesterday, opining:
Maybe Them Fools up North will be good again now that they are back to Nike
Then he followed that up with:
Or they'll still suck...that seems to be a common trend nowadays
And then, after all sorts of his own people told him to shut the hell up, he ended with:
Everyone relax..it's playful jabbing. They are our rivals..it's all fun. Y'all take twitter too seriously
In the age of neutral site games, Florida State has decided to one-up everyone else and have their Spring Game at a neutral site:
“The short term construction challenges of building the Champions Club in Doak Campbell stadium have provided a unique opportunity for our 2016 spring football game,” said Wilcox. “We are pleased to offer our fans greater access to Florida State football at an exciting and refurbished venue in one of the best destinations cities in the world. Moving the game to Orlando and partnering with Steve Hogan and his staff at Florida Citrus Sports will allow us to platform the game and Florida State athletics in exciting and unique new ways.”
If I remember correctly, during renovations to the Big House, Michigan elected to have their Spring Game across the street at
Pioneer (ed: Saline)and close it to the public. I like the idea of instead having it in a location central within the state, giving fans who might not want to drive the 6 hours from Miami an opportunity to attend.
Elite 11 Day One is in the books, and there are a couple of quick previews out there. Brandon Peters seems to have performed quite well, with only a few small criticisms of the speed of his drop and a slow start keeping him from the top.
OregonLive has him as an Honorable Mention:
247 gives him his own category, has pretty high praise:
Scout's got him in the top group, really liked him today:
Was one of the most consistent passers all morning. Was just hot from the get-go on day one. Looked athletic and threw the ball with very little effort. The Michigan commit really dropped the ball into the basket for receivers and it looks like the Wolverines have a lot to be excited about.
There is a 247 thread with updates throughout the day, gives a lot of the same info. summarized above. It's most entertaining for the Sparty poster kicking rocks in the corner and wondering why no one's talking about his QB. DeWeaver is finally mentioned.
Not sure what he did but I saw it on the feed during the Cubs Cards game:
I couldn't find this ANYWHERE online, though I'm sure it probably exists somewhere - as such, I downloaded the episode and chopped it out myself for your education.
Jim Harbaugh on Modern Marvels in 2007 educates you about footballs.