The D-League as petri dish for weird basketball concepts.
I hope we get this young man back. I love his fire in this video.
Edit: Video embed is below. Link delted.
Days until The Team begins Spring camp.
At an interview with ESPN.com at the IMG Academy, Taylor Lewan says,
"I think I’ve really improved my technical running form, my start and my 40. It’s amazing how much science there is. I’m not here to understand science. I’m here to get it done. I think I’m several tenths of a second faster than I was before I got here".
What are the coaches at the IMG Academy teaching him that his college coaches didn't ? Lewan was coached by two different coaching staffs in his five years. Why didn't they teach him things that would improve his technical running form, his start, and his 40?
I thought this was pretty hilarious and could lighten the hearts of some fans, especially since we haven't lost to IU or Minny in quite some time:
The Big Ten Conference has some powerful football teams banging down the doors of the NCAA to snag the the national title this year, and you better believe the Michigan Wolverines are one of them. The University of Michigan football team is one of the toughest teams in the Big Ten, and their tenure in the conference has yielded all kinds of thrilling matchups and memories over the years. With Big Ten competitors like the Indiana Hoosiers and Minnesota Golden Gophers on the schedule this season, the Wolverines have their work cut out for them. Michigan football fans know that if they want to attend any of the most anticipated football games at Michigan Stadium this year, they need to get a move on and secure tickets as soon as possible when the Wolverines face off against conference and statewide rivals. The Wolverines football team is looking down another solid year of football action yet again, and fans can be there to cheer them on at every home game in Ann Arbor.
Back in the fall there was a kickstarter campaign for John Falk's Little Brown Jug party at MGoPatio. Has anyone that chose to receive a plain replica jug received it yet? The campaign said that we should see it sometime in December but I haven't received mine yet.
Just wondering if others have the same issue and if you have been given any kind of update.
As a good follow up to discussions in this thread: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/michigan-man-jason-avant-acting-partpeter-king-article-nfl-standards where Peter King quotes Jason Avant on behavior in NFL locker rooms, Jason wrote his own article for Peter's site the MMQB:
I wonder if Michigan Football has more of an "orientation" for freshmen now than they did back when Jason started, but this is an interesting read none the less:
I began playing football my sophomore year of high school in Chicago. I got pretty good pretty quickly, and by senior year I was the top recruit in the state of Illinois. That’s when I noticed people started treating me differently. One day I was just a regular person. Now I was kind of given this position of power. Students, staff members and teachers looked at me in a different way. They kind of winked at my mistakes, instead of trying to correct me. That’s part of the problem: too much empowerment without proving we’ve earned it. A lot of players aren’t used to being held accountable. The other part is of the problem is a lack of education about diversity and tolerance.
I think back to my freshman year at Michigan, and what it’s like at pretty much any college program. In high school you’re with kids from the same town who are a lot like you. In college all of the sudden your locker room is filled with guys from every background—a guy from inner-city Bronx, another one from the backwoods of Iowa, a guy whose parents were nourishing, a guy with gang issues, a guy who is very religious. You put us all in the locker room and expect us to get along with each other. Yet there’s no orientation, and barely any discussion of it. That’s why a lot of times you see the black kids sitting on one end of the lunch room and the white kids on the other.