chance of bowl: 13.6%
Seems like the board could use some fun today... Here is a round up of Craig James articles from across the web (deadspin really has it out for him). I avoided all the anti-guy rhetoric he has been spouting to keep us out of politics, but deadspin has a funny article from Feb...
James is currently in 4th in the polls:
Apparently he made 350K/year while at ESPN to be lame and terrible.
And then this Gem:
Q: How much do you hate Craig James, I mean seriously?
Leach: I think my opinion is consistent with most of the rest of America's. This is illustrated by a poll done in the Dallas Morning News where people were asked who they would vote for senator: Mike Leach or Craig James. I got 96.5 percent of the vote.
Oh and he also allegedly killed 5 Hooker while at SMU.
I received my 2012 Football Season Ticket Application in the mail yesterday. I was on the Football Ticket Interest List with 12 Victors Club points. The letter says that I get 2 tickets and the seat locations will be assigned later in the summer. I'm just curious if anyone else received this letter, how many points do you have, and number of tickets offered? I am assuming the amount of Victors Club points required has increased significantly from a few years ago. If I had to guess I would say that 8-10 points was probably the minimum, due to David Brandon's love of the "a la carte" ticket packages over just allocating the season tickets to the Football Ticket Interest List as they become available.
and ...Yes... I believe that David Brandon places a value on renewable season tickets and until you have reached his price point in donations, their is no chance you will be offered tickets.
I personally think it's a little low, especially when you consider that he has ND at #21. Notable:
Pointing downward are the fact thatthey benefitted from 3 net close wins, were +7 in TO's, hadbeneficial off (12.2) and def (18.5) ypp's and my Stock MarketIndicator (pg 27) has them -5.0. This is an improved tm thatprobably won't match LY's 11 win total with gms away fromhome vs Alabama, ND, Neb and Ohio St but unlike LY, theycould find themselves in the B10 Title game
Read this article and thought it put a lot of perspective on what is coming out about player's injuries, especially after Junior Seau's death. RIP Junior.
A smart football link detailing how Gus Malzahn (former Auburn OC) attacked Alabama's defense (mostly when he had Cam Newton). I expect a lot of the same things out of Michigan come September, as Borges offense last year was relatively similar to what Auburn has deployed in the pass.
One thing is for sure if Michigan plans to run some of these plays: they need to get the timing and blocking down on the jet sweep if they want to have any success with it.
On this morning's Recruiting Roundup Sam seemed to double down on his previous indication that "a couple" of good things would happen for us in June. Today he responded to a questioner who felt that we have been missing out on too many of the very top prospects; ie, Isaac, Levenberry, Garnett, etc.. Sam's answer was that we already have many top guys in this class and he also hinted very broadly that we can expect some top names to commit to the Maize & Blue in the very near future. No gut feelings and no names mentioned, but a very confident statement. Let the speculation begin. LaQuon and Poggi are the two obvious big names out there, and though Hurst is not a big name (yet) I think he would be a fantastic addition to the class. Get those three on board and we are playing with house money.