landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
An email I received in my inbox this afternoon piqued my interest. Let's look at how many emails I have received as a student urging me to buy student football season tickets, shall we?
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Hmmm. This year's home slate, the $295 price tag, and the stadium experience is proving a hard sell to many students, eh? For those interested, here's the email some students received today (note this is the first time they've ever extended the deadline to my/my friends' knowledge):
Thank you for being a Michigan Football SuperFan! According to our scanned data, you attended 5 or more home football games on-time last season (prior to or at kickoff). As a result, you have been granted SuperFan priority for the 2014 season.
Earlier this week (Tuesday, April 15) was the deadline to renew your season tickets for the 2014 season. However, since you have proven your loyalty this past season, we would like to offer a one-time extension of the season ticket renewal deadline in order for you to continue your devotion as a Michigan Football Superfan.
We know you are busy closing out the Spring semester and may have questions regarding the new seating policy for the 2014 season. By extending the renewal deadline to Friday, April 25, we hope you are now able to guarantee your seat as a Michigan Football Student Season Ticket Holder.
The World Wide Leaders has updated their top 300 2015 football recruits
Michigan has quite a few targets on the list. Our highest ranked verbal is Garrett Taylor who is the 10th ranked CB
Tyree Kinnel is the 13 ranked safety
Shaun Crawford is the 10 ranked athlete
Slow day got me to thinking about the aftermath of the 1997 National Championship season.
I was an undecided LSA sophomore that glorious year and my memories of most of the games are vivid, but much less vivid are my memories of the "official" celebration when students returned to campus. Quite frankly, the night of the rally at Crisler I remember being so blitzed on Aftershock (yes, I know, not very masculine of me....but I WAS just a sophomore and the rock candy in the bottle was pretty damn good) that my ONLY memory of the actual event was walking there with a group of my buddies and being incredulous that a guy was selling unofficial national championship tee-shirts at the corner of Hoover and Greene for the price of 3 shirts for 5 dollars. "How could that man have been turning a profit", I asked....nobody answered.
From that point on I think I was awake but incoherent. Anyone have any memories from the rally to help allow me to patch in that gap in my fanhood?
The online sources are fairly weak:
Coach Nussmeier is starting to fill up his calendar with in-person throwing sessions of potential 2015 QB offerees. Here's what I've been able to dig up so far.
Zach Gentry - Eldorado - Albuguergue, NM Coach Nussmeier will be in to watch him throw next week. He told me he feels like an offer is coming if he performs well.
Nick Johns - Gonzaga - Washingont, DC Johns said that no plans have been made yet but his coach is supposed to talk to Coach Nuss soon.
Kyle Kearns - Foothill - Pleasanton, CA Coach Nuss has told Kyle that he is still finalizing dates.
Brian Lewerke - Pinnacle - Phoenix, AZ Coach Nuss is supposed watch him throw next week.
Alex Malzone - Brother Rice - Bloomfield Hills, MI Coach Nuss will watch Alex throw on April 28th.
David Sills - Eastern Christian Academy - Elkton, MD Sills' high school will host a college day on May 8th and he said that Coach Nuss has told him that he plans to be there.
Travis Waller - Servite - Anaheim, CA There have been no plans made yet but Travis plans to call Coach Nuss soon.
Brandon Wimbush - St. Peter's Prep - Jersey City, NJ Wimbush and Coach Nussmeier had an extended messaging conversation tonight and set up a throwing session for Thursday, April 24th. Coach Manning will accompany Coach Nuss.
There may be some other names that will surface soon according to what the coaches have evaluated. I've been told that other schools monitor who Michigan is recruiting closely so some things are purposely kept under wraps.
Here's the link in case I still haven't figured out how to embed.
EDIT: quickly pointed out that this should have been an OMG Shirtless post. I'm ashamed.
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It's reported in a few places that redshirt freshman safety Jayme Thompson (Toledo) is leaving Ohio State. Bucknuts says he was thought to be behind Bell, Powell and Burrows. He was rated somewhere between 200 and 250 nationally by all four sites (Scout, Rivals, 247 and ESPN).