Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Regional cover, but still awesome.
Samuel Johnson III is believed to be the first player from the State of Michigan to be offered a football scholarship before high school. The offer was from Akron, but still.
The article talks a bit about the general trend of offering younger players. Also, apparently RR hosted a camp for 12 year olds while he was coaching here and some of the attendees ended up playing for Michigan.
Personally, I'm not fond of offering players that young, but what do I know?
Freep.com just posted - as its lead story - the ridiculously stupid non-story about Michigan self-reporting those four stupid minor violations. One look at the page, and you get the impression that Harbaugh is running a program that makes SMU of the 1980s look like choirboys.
They're trying to make this seem like it's their scoop, but MLive beat them to this about 10 hours ago.
I'm posting the link here, but I'm seriously hoping you don't click on it, because they don't deserve the clicks:
The story is bylined by Gene Myers (the Free Press sports editor) and somebody named Kevin Bull. Yes, they actually hauled the sports editor out to write this.
The story also includes this line, designed to further the impression that Harbaugh is running a rogue program:
"Before the spring football game April 4, U-M compliance officers met with reporters to discuss rules involving the media. At that meeting, the Free Press asked whether the new football staff had committed any violations. The compliance officers refused to comment."
I hate these guys.
I know that this was all but official, but Michigan just announced that he will be joining the football team as a grad transfer.
Wow. My CBS app popped up with this -
Brady suspended 4 games. Pats lose two draft picks, one a first rounder. Pats also fined $1 million.
That's... heavy handed.