and... i like them? I think I like them.
so, one of the most useful times for the mini-program is at whatever this things is that happens in the spring. let me know if there are any changes to be made. the 2 deep roster comes from Touch the Banner. so, here you go:
Michigan offered Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central LB Darrin Kirkland, Jr. I'm starting this thread mainly because he seems to be a fairly likely candidate to commit to Michigan. He's been to Michigan a bunch of times and is one of four teams listed as "Warm" on 247, but the only one of the four that hadn't offered yet. He's a 247 Composite 4-star, the #6 ILB, and #201 overall. Josh Barajas's commitment to Penn State may have something to do with the offer going out at this point.
Michigan also offered Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis LB Asmar Bilal, who visited Michigan with Kirkland recently. He's the 247 Composite #7 ILB and #224 overall, so just a notch below Kirkland.
77, 72, 41.
Those are our national offensive rankings the past 3 years. An average of 63rd. Duing those years, the team has had 3 winning seasons and a BCS bowl.
Who was in 64th place in 2011?
Florida State, with an anemic run game worse tha Michigans in 2013, at 112 ypg. They were propped up by a decent to excellent pass game at 278 ypg, just 30 more than 2013 Michigan.
That was not an aberrant case. They had been trending down, with the 34th and 23rd offense in 2010 and 2009 respectively.
In 2012, they instantly bounced up to 9th with 205 rushing yards per game.
This isn't an exact comparison, but a mighty leap can be made, and I am confident it will be.
Details are starting to emerge from FSU's investigation in the the Jameis Winston Rape Case. From Deadspin:
Longtime play-by-play broadcaster for Michigan Football, Frank Beckmann, announced his retirement last August. To date, no replacement has been named and I have heard virtually no speculation.
Any rumors or speculation out there as to who will be the new voice of Michigan Football?
Is there anyone who you would or would not like to hear in the booth?