The athletic ticket office has the 2012 M Football schedule posters available, for those in the vicinity of the greater AA area. Pick yours up now, before the vultures swoop in during Fan Day and leave you with nothing to get autographed.
Magnets (thank you, ALRO and Al Glick) are not yet available.
Doug Karsch interviews Ricky Barnum.
In light of the board's infinite football knowledge recently recovering the Aaron Shea incredible blockitude, I have another play I've been trying to find for years. I was young when I was at this game, so I don't remember many details, but any help would be appreciated...
Michigan was on offense near the south endzone (I think) and Todd Collins was at the helm. From what I can remember, he took the snap, rolled to his right, then gave the best throw fake I've ever seen. I think more than one defensive player bit on it, then Collins basically hid the ball on his hip and walked into the end zone.
I remember being blown away by the fake at the time, but can't remember any of the game details. It was a long time ago, so I'm hoping my memory of that moment isn't way off.
Ring a bell to anyone?
I am taking tomorrow off since Minnesota is nicer in the summer than the winter, and drinking gin and tonic. Who is joining me?
Looks like Bama will be without the #2 WR recruit. He injured his shoulder in practice and is set to have surgery soon. Recovery will take 3-4 months.
DT Ondre Pipkins, Michigan: Veteran defensive tackle Will Campbell, a former five-star recruit who hasn't lived up to the hype to this point, slimmed down and worked hard this offseason so he can prove why he was rated so high coming out of high school. At the same time, Campbell also has taken Pipkins under his wing. His goal? Help the 340-pound freshman avoid the pitfalls that hindered Campbell. This is all fine and good, as long as Campbell also encourages Pipkins to continue honing his Brady Hoke impression. With a little practice, Pipkins-as-Hoke could rival former Alabama receiver Rob Ezell's Nick Saban impression.
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/andy_staples/08/09/2012-impact-freshmen/index.html#ixzz236hojTlH
Let's hope Staples is right because Michigan is going to need Ondre to be a legitimate rotation player this season. GO BLUE!