who fails upward better: Whitlock, Kiffin, or Brandon?
Jabrill Peppers added a blog entry. Amongst some other things he talked about recruiting. Specifically, him recruiting Da'Shawn Hand and Leonard Fournette.
I talk to Leonard Fournette and DaShawn Hand a lot about coming to Michigan.
First, with Leonard I'm trying to stress to him the importance of us having Derrick Green. Derrick is one of the best young running backs in the country and with him taking reps along with Leonard they could be the best 1-2 punch in the country.
The best part is that it would preserve him more because he's not gonna have to take on the whole load by himself. He'll get a blow and we won't lose productivity on the field. Getting those breaks will allow him to have a longer career than most running backs.
It's a win-win. Plus Leonard really understands how big a Michigan degree would be for him so I feel good about him.
Then with DaShawn, I always tell him that we can make each other better. We can really feed off of each other because we're both playing on defense. We'll put the clamps on the receivers and he'll pressure the quarterback. It's the perfect compliment with both of us on the field at the same time.
They're both really cool dudes and really serious about their academics first. That's what I love about them. They're obviously really talented and whatever they decide to do they've got a fan in me, but hopefully they'll come join Team 135 and we can all start our legacies together and bring Michigan back where I know it's supposed to be.
Do I think I can bring them with me? Well, I'm a really confident person so I feel pretty good about it. Definitely about DaShawn because of our relationship and the type of defense that we run. Leonard will be a little tougher, but they call me the commissioner so I'm gonna put it out there right here on my blog: I'm bringing both of them.
ESPN has a free (!) and pretty awesome piece up right now: an All-Time Michigan football fantasy draft.
There were five participants, two of whom were Michigan players: former RB Chris Howard (leading rusher on NC '97 team), former TE Bennie Joppru (All-American TE), Tom VH, Chantel, and Rothstein.
Here's how the first three rounds went:
Round 1: QB Tom Brady, CB Charles Woodson, RB Tom Harmon, OT Jake Long, TE Ron Kramer. Round 2: OG Steve Hutchinson, WR Desmond Howard, WR Braylon Edwards, WR Anthony Carter, RB Tyrone Wheatley. Round 3: DL Lamarr Woodley, RB Anthony Thomas, LB Erick Anderson, OT Dan Dierdorf, CB Ty Law
I think players out-did the writers, as I would take Team Howard first, and Team Joppru second, although I am mystified that anyone would take Tom Brady over Woodson...Brady just wasn't that great in college.
100 pct complete download from my locker GT:envy is atm
few things to note
change Norfleet to RB not WR
all teams are complete
all coach names are complete
bump some of Michigans linemen up
make hoke and our coaches better
mgo.licio.us doesn't get the views it sometimes deserves. This was linked below and the link provided here goes to the facebook page.
AboutBlack and Blue- The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan v Georgia Tech Football Game is the latest documentary by filmmakers Brian Kruger and Buddy Moorehouse.DescriptionIn 1934, Georgia Tech came to Ann Arbor to play the University of Michigan football team in their new stadium. Georgia Tech's athletic director, William Alexander informed Michigan's AD, Fielding H. Yost, that he would need to bench Michigan's only black player, Willis Ward, or Georgia Tech would not play. Michigan chose to bench Ward, and upon hearing the news, Michigan's center, and team MVP that season threatened to quit the team if Ward was benched. That player's name was Gerald Ford, the future 38th President of the United States. The film explores the conflict, Ford's stand for his friend, and Michigan's silence that allowed this to happen to Ward. It's the story of a lifelong friendship, and college athletics in the time of Jim Crow.
It appears it's only airing in Michigan perhaps (sucks for me). Airing this Sunday, at 5:00 PM on PBS.
More Michigan players on watch lists! This time around it is Gibbons on the watch list for Lou Groza, presented annually to the nation's best placekicker.
Thought it was interesting that Eastern Michigan's Dylan Mulder is also on the list.