in town for free camps
The Raycom College All-Star Classic, with Roy Roundtree playing for the Stripes team (wearing number 89; being coached by Head Coach Dan Reeves and wide receivers coach Keenan McCardle; and catching passes from Iowa’s James Vandenberg and Purdue’s Robert Marve - but playing in a red uniform, perhaps as a tribute/throwback to his Trotwood-Madison HS playing days), will be played today in Montgomery, Alabama (TV: CBS Sports Network at 3 PM) Link to the game’s website:http://collegeallstargame.com/
The East-West Shrine All-Star Game, with Will Campbell playing for the West team (wearing number 73) along with ex-Wolverine Dann O’Neill (Western Michigan offensive tackle) will be played today in St. Petersburg (TV: NFL Network at 4 PM) Craig Roh had been listed on the game’s roster, but he elected to train for the NFL Draft in Arizona with Kenny Demens, J. T. Floyd and (strangely) MSU’s Will Gholston. Link to the game’s website:http://www.shrinegame.com/
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, with Elliott Mealer playing for the National team (wearing number 76 and playing offensive tackle) along with Rice’s Sam McGuffie (ex-Wolverine, wearing number 81) will be played today at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California and televised on ESPN2 at 5:00 p. m. EST. Link to the game’s website: http://collegiate.nflpa.com/#!home
The Logo Helmet Sticker Question
It will be interesting to see whether the Michigan players will add other schools' logo helmet stickers to their helmets and whether Dann O'Neill and Sam McGuffie will feature the BLOCK M prominently on their helmets.
Per the bottom line on ESPN, I'm sure there are links everywhere. Seems like a strange way to decide to tell his story. Maybe someone advising him went with the whole "wait til Friday to give bad news" theory and doubled down by moving it to midnight in hopes to downplay it even further.
Found this review of Denards first 3 years. Not sure if shared here before. This man played with such joy. I doubt I will ever see another this good and this joyful playing football. Hope the NFL doesn't mess him up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=cla5l_1rteU
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."