22 mins, 02 seconds of football!
I am probably missing a couple so please add. Here is what I saw looking through each teams' cuts from Tuesday (all needed to cut from 92 to 75):
Jay Feely (Arizona)
Alan Branch (Buffalo)
Craig Roh (Carolina)
Martell Webb (Cleveland)
Jibreel Black (T.B.)
Feely will land somewhere as he is a kicker and is "only" in his late-30s. Branch was a victim of his own stupid decision to drive drunk otherwise he was assured a spot in the DL rotation in Buffalo.
All others will have to see if they are picked up by another team , and if not, then hope to sign with a practice squad. NFL increased practice sqauds from 7 to 10 so there is extra room on rosters in 2014.
I know we all love talking uniforms around these parts. ESPN's uniform
analyst columnist Paul Lukas has a nice rundown of most of the changes throughout college football heading into the 2014 season. Michigan bits (UTL uniforms, replacing "Michigan" on helmet bumper to the block M) have already been covered here, but it's always interesting to see the new crop of unifroms.
A friend was offered a bunch of FREE!!!! UM vs. App State tickets as part of some deal between Bowling Green State University and the University of Michigan.
So yours truly has been given the chance to fulfill the dreams of my 9-year old son. I've wanted to take him to a game for a long time and planned to last year, but finances haven't been great for quite a while. I am really excited to share the U of M experience with him!
So I wondered - is anyone else sharing the Michigan experience with someone for the first time this weekend? Or experiencing it for the first time yourself?
My son upon hearing the news:
Hail! Go Blue!!!
****Mods - If this is considered OT, please delete and beat me with a wet Dave Brandon noodle.****
When Brady Hoke was hired in 2011 his 0-1 record against Michigan, by way of a 2006 loss while head coach at Ball State, made him the first Michigan head coach since Gary Moeller in 1979 to have coached a game against Michigan.
Fritz Crisler coached the 1930 and 1931 Minnesota teams to losses against Harry Kipke coached Michigan.
Harry Kipke like his successor Crisler coached the 1928 MSU team to a 3-0 loss against Michigan. He became the head coach at Michigan the next season.
Frank Crawford became the first coach to coach against Michigan after previously being head coach in 1891 by leading the 1892 Wisconsin teams to a loss against his former team.
George Little joined Crawford by losing to Michigan as head coach of Wisconsin in 1925 and 1926 after previously being the Michigan coach in 1924.
Any other interesting Michigan HC Trivia?
EDIT 2: Forgot about Moeller at Illinois.
Kind of interesting. Per the twitters.
There will be 4th and 5th year seniors at the coin toss.
So, pretty much the apostle system RR did from 2008-2009, but with seniors only.
This could be my last thread for awhile.
EDIT: After my first class today and taking my online, I'm not filled up with work. Yet. It won't be my last thread for awhile. You just won't see a 1000% percent chance of me posting 20 times a day like normally.