to play football, not to play trumpet
Another issue I just noticed about this years Spring Game is the 2 pm start time. Check out the event schedule for Saturday.
• Victors Classic Alumni Flag Football Game (Michigan Stadium), Noon
• Mott Spring Football Game (Michigan Stadium), 2 p.m.
• Women's Tennis vs. Northwestern (Varsity Tennis Center), Noon
• Baseball vs. Minnesota (Wilpon Complex), 2 p.m.
• Softball vs. Ohio State (Wilpon Complex), 2 p.m.
• Men's Lacrosse vs. Fairfield (Michigan Stadium), 4:30 p.m.
A noon start could have increased attendance at baseball and softball. I don't get it. It's not really that big of a deal to me but it seems like a poor decision.
Welp, with another amazing Basketball season in the books and having 24 hours to reflect on it, I'm ready to move on and have the spring sports quench my thirst for Michigan Athletics.
The warm weather today in SE Michigan has caused me to bitten by the Football bug.
Yesterday I was dreading the fact of going to watch a glorified practice on Saturday, but the weather looking good (knock on wood) for the day and the Lacrosse game after have me in good spirits on the matter.
What do you want to see out of the spring game to send you home happy/make you happy?
- NO INJURIES
- Run the football for positive yards
- A good OL combo that can keep me from waking in a cold sweat during the summer worrying about this upcoming 2014 season.
- An effing pass rush. PLEASE?! (no hitting the QBs, obviously)
- Catch the football
For those who ask the annual question "will this be a spring game?". Nope. Hoke said it's going to more of a practice. Again. For the 13th(?) year in a row due to depth issues.
I'd like to see some kind of scoring system. RR's spring "games" had a way where the defense could score points, but nobody could figure it out since the ADept didn't bother telling us.
I'd like to see some kind of scoring system so I can be more entertained.
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Those of you on twitter will have seen this:
Another early enrollee opening eyes at Michigan is OL Mason Cole. Competing for starting LT job. Funk says Cole has great chance to play.— ESPN Big Ten (@ESPN_BigTen) March 31, 2014
And Brian's response:
can it be basketball season again RT @ESPN_BigTen Another EE opening eyes at UM is OL Mason Cole. Competing for starting LT job.— mgoblog (@mgoblog) March 31, 2014
Good news, bad news. Competition is good. True freshman starting at LT: generally speaking, not so good. I choose to believe that Cole's emergence is good news and will create competition on the OL. Let's really hope that we don't have a true freshman starting at LT. Even Jake Long took a redshirt.
This fall I will be coaching my first youth football team. (Go Bulldogs!)
I am coming to you guys looking for advice on what you find is the best playbook software available. Whether it's on the iPad or for a PC.
Also, any other advice would be greatly appreciated.
Even if this just turns into a coaches open thread that's fine with me.
Thank you all!
247 Sports has a new Football Recruiting Roundup for Michigan which has some very good news at the bottom. Link
BOLD PREDICTION Michigan will land three 247Sports Composite five-star prospects in the 2015 cycle.