mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
Not much in this article that we don't already know (as per usual with Nick). Personally, I was too busy panicking about the WR's after the Spring Game to worry about the run game, which was not great, to put it charitably.
They're calling it a "mutual" parting of the ways. I don't think it was "mutual."
I saw tonight that Denard had started promoting his new charitable foundation on social media and thought I'd share a link with the board.
It looks like he has a free youth camp planned for 7/11/15 and is raising money to (among other things) provide needy children with a new pair of back to school shoes. I'd definitely recommend taking a look at the site and even finding ways to show some support for Denard. The store has tee shirts and hoodies and 100% of proceeds go towards the mission.
Blake comes from a very reputable organization in Australia. Prokick Australia has put punters and kickers in the college, NFL and CFL ranks ranging from Ole Miss, Wake Forest, Arkansas, Utah, LSU, OSU, Hawaii, Indiana, Memphis, Green Bay, Tampa Bay, Jets, Miami, Calgary, Hamilton, Winnipeg, and Hamilton.
This year alone we are going to face 5 teams on our schedule that have Aussie "Prokick" trained players on their teams (Utah, Oregon St, Rutgers, Penn St, and Ohio St). I found that to be very interesting that we would face that many Aussies and have one of our own. That's 4 in our conferencec alone and all in the same East division.
"At 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, he doesn't fit the conventional frame and won't hesitate to mix it up."
"He's powerful, he's strong," said Nathan Chapman, the owner and coach at Pro Kick Australia in Melbourne, the company that helps Australian "footballers" transition to become American punters and kickers. "He's thick, he'll want to run down and tackle you and rip your head off. He's got speed, he can throw, there's a lot of bonuses and pluses to Blake as a player, which is going to be a great player for coach (Jim) Harbaugh coming in and getting the program back on track straightaway. I know Blake is a very important and crucial piece to that puzzle, because he can flip the field."
I'm so desperate for football that I'm sitting here watching the Las Vegas Outlaws battle the Los Angeles KISS in an Arena Football game on ESPN2. Which got me to Googling: Are there any ex-Wolverines in the Arena League?
There is. One. Terrance Taylor of the Spokane Shock.
I also found this listing of all the Wolverines that have ever played in the Arena League. You'll be surprised at some of the names (Paul Jokisch?):
Nebraska's crowd of 76,881 beats Michigan's 60,000 in the all important spring game attendance race. The totals for Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida aren't in yet.