i refuse to even consider this a possibility
The season starts out with Appalachain State. Leading up to the game, ESPN decides to add 6 hours of college gameday to talk about The Horror. After Big and Rich get done singing, cameras zoom in to the set with Corso, Fowler, Desmond, and Herbstreit all holding beers.. After a few minutes of Chris Fowler talking, Herby abruptly takes his shirt off, swirls it in the air, and flips off the camera. Following the episode, ESPN announced that it has fired Kirk Herbstreit and is hiring Denard to replace him. Kickoff brings more good fortune as Jabrill Peppers returns the opening kickoff hurdling all 11 ASU players enroute to the endzone. Following that touchdown, App State fumbles the next 5 kickoffs for TDs which makes the score 42-0. Gardner then throws a couple 80 yard passing TDs and has a couple of 80 yard rushing TDs to make the score 91-0 at halftime. The Mountaineers decide to forfeit the game at halftime citing player safety. Following the game, Ohio State is found to be sponsoring the underground drug cartels in Colombia and the school is shut down by the federal government.
Rutgers returns Sr. Quarterback Gary Nova for 2014 season, but they just landed LSU-transfer Hayden Rettig (4-star Scout.com) who is immediately eligible
Rettig is 6-4, 205 lbs. Tall, lanky shotgun type. Strong arm. Not a lot of footspeed though.
Pretty good game today down at Findlay.
Team Michigan beat Team Ohio pretty good, 27-14. It was 24-7 most of the game until a late TD run by ohio signee Davon Anderson pulled them within 10.
Jared Wangler was named Defensive MVP for Team Michigan.
Noah Furbush left the game holding his shoulder in the 3rd quarter and did not come back in the game.
Although he will likely wear the #2 before he leaves Ann Arbor, it doesnt' appear that it will be this season as was widely speculated yesterday.
Woodson wore No. 2 at Michigan, and while it has not been given special designation, Hoke believes it is a number that should be earned.
What number will the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Peppers wear this fall?
“We’re not sure yet,” Hoke said after speaking to the Sound Mind Sound Body football campers about the value of education Friday at Chandler Park Academy. “He may be wearing (No.) 5.”
The Golden Nugget in Vegas opened betting on the 2014 season today and released point spreads.
9/6 Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Fighting Irish -3
9/27 Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan Wolverines -12
10/11 Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Wolverines -7
10/25 Michigan Wolverines at Michigan State Spartans -7.5
11/8 Michigan Wolverines -3 at Northwestern Wildcats
11/29 Michigan Wolverines at Ohio State Buckeyes -8
At the link below, you can find other games of interest:
California Golden Bears at Northwestern Wildcats -9.5
Ohio State Buckeyes -14 at Navy Midshipmen
Penn State Nittany Lions -2.5 at Central Florida Knights (Ireland)
LSU Tigers -7 vs. Wisconsin Badgers (Houston)
USC Trojans at Stanford Cardinal -3.5
Michigan State Spartans at Oregon Ducks -13
Virginia Tech Hokies at Ohio State Buckeyes -18
Iowa State Cyclones at Iowa Hawkeyes -9.5
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish -21 (Indianapolis)
Miami Hurricanes at Nebraska Cornhuskers -3
Notre Dame Fighting Irish -5.5 vs. Syracuse Orange
Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio State Buckeyes -21
Arizona Wildcats at Oregon Ducks -25
LSU Tigers at Auburn Tigers -6.5
Wisconsin Badgers -7 at Northwestern Wildcats
Stanford Cardinal -6 at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan State Spartans -8
Oregon Ducks -3 at UCLA Bruins
LSU Tigers -9 at Florida Gators
North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2.5
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Florida State Seminoles -24
Nebraska Cornhuskers -2.5 at Northwestern Wildcats
Ohio State Buckeyes -9 at Penn State Nittany Lions
Florida State Seminoles -17 at Louisville Cardinals
Stanford Cardinal at Oregon Ducks -10
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Arizona State Sun
Alabama Crimson Tide -2.5 at LSU Tigers
Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans -1
Iowa Hawkeyes PICK at Minnesota Golden Gophers
California Golden Bears at USC Trojans -34
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Wisconsin Badgers -7
Northwestern Wildcats at Notre Dame Fighting Irish -8
Wisconsin Badgers -6 at Iowa Hawkeyes
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Iowa Hawkeyes -1
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at USC Trojans -10
Florida State Seminoles -17 at Florida Gators
Illinois Fighting Illini at Northwestern Wildcats -9.5
Minnesota Golden Gophers at Wisconsin Badgers -13
Kind of talked about it a little yesterday.
My picks for who will wear the vacant Legends numbers are Chesson for #21 and Countess for #11.
The only reason I think they'd give Chesson #21 is because he's the only true receiver to have any significant playing time. This year is interesting because this is the first year we don't have a clear choice for #21 unlike 2012 and 2013.
Something I don't see happening but would make sense would be for Funchess to change from #87 to #21 since he is pretty much all but listed as a receiver, and Butt to get #87 since he's a TE.
This would drive many people crazy who already can't keep up with the crazy amount of number changes, though.