Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up on the board yet, but who do you have pegged as a captain for Team 134 next year? With Lewan coming back, my money would be on him being one of them. As for the other, it looks a little more up in the air. If I had to guess, it would be between Quinton Washington and Jeremy Gallon.
But who do you have?
Yesterday new Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman decided not to retain former Michigan OC and Bears TE coach Mike Debord.
Debord is officially on the market.
FWIW Marc Trestman was a Golden Gopher QB in the late 1970s.
Per ESPN, Gene Smith favors the concept that Michigan and Ohio should be in the same Division, nothing new for Mgoblogers. Not locked in stone, but leaning in that direction as DB feels similarly.
Smith said he has had informal discussions with Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon about the two teams being in the same division and that both sides were open to the idea. In an email to ESPN.com, Brandon said, "I would certainly not be opposed to being in the same division as OSU if it was in the best interest of our conference. I look forward to the discussion with my colleagues and our conference leadership."
"Going into the meetings, we would be leaning toward being in the same division," Smith said. "But there might be something that comes up in the [AD meetings] that could change our minds."
From the coaching clinic.
For me it's pretty simple: the receipt for those white roses and his phone records. They should be pretty easy to produce. In fact, I bet he has already done so for that independent investigation paid for by Notre Dame. Either that or we can't trust Jack Swarbrick any more and that's just incomprehensible to me.
[ED - PGB: Put all of your Manti Te'o related comments here rather than starting new threads and bumping other content off the front page. Thanks!]
Mod edit two: BILG found this new piece on ESPN. I'd say it's big enough to go in the OP up here, but falls just short of needing a new one. If Te'o or ND has something to say, that should be a new thread; try to keep anything else in here. JGB
If [a Michigan student athlete] had [a] medical MJ card, and tested positive, would they still [get] suspended? I'l hang up and listen and will apologize in advance if this has been covered.
Mod edit: Took the names down, reframed it as a general question. I know what the internet says about the suspensions in question, but without an admission from either player or word from the staff it seems to be in better taste to offer the question as a general one. JGB.