Since December, I have been watching highlight tapes of the top recruits of this class. I have been able to get through about 500 before I decided to finish my rankings, and publish this. For obvious reasons, I am unable to watch all of the recruits 15-20 minutes highlight tapes, however I got through at least 5 minutes of all Now I encourage questions about why I ranked prospects where I did, and I tried my best to keep all bias aside. Thank you and attatched is the link.
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days until Marvin Robinson welcomes the incoming freshmen class to Ann Arbor.
There are also...
days until Devin Gardner and Vincent Smith lead Michigan to a big opening week victory in Arlington.
So... The Michigan Football "Legends" patches... Like many folks, I feel like they are a very fine idea with mediocre execution. They're big, yet impossible to read at a glance or at a distance. They stand out, sure - but less like anything you might want to affix to your own apparel and more like a white bumper sticker slapped on a black Mustang. Junior Hemingway spent most of last season looking like he was really proud that he'd won the Pinewood Derby for his scout troop. Or something. Anyway, some may disagree that they're all that bad, but I think we could perhaps at least agree that there is some room for improvement. Today, in a fit of procrastination, I decided to take a stab at improving the patches - which, hell, I think even if I'd just PictureHaused them to be smaller I would have succeeded in some way - and I humbly submit those efforts to your Dreaded Collective Judgement.
It's all pretty simple - mainly just the initials of the Legend-in-Question with some small text below to the effect of "Full Name - Michigan Legend" or something like that. Fewer words, fewer colors. What do you think?
Title says it all. No details as of yet, and still needs approval from university Presidents.
Chip Brown of Orangebloods is reporting Notre Dame is in talks to move their Olympic sports from the Big East to the Big 12 along with scheduling 3-6 football games against the Big 12 per year.
I hope this happens. Their new conference rivals in closest proximity: Iowa State and West Virginia. Good job Irish.
The latest APR scores were released today and Michigan did great:
The scores for Michigan were highlighted by the men’s basketball team, which scored a perfect 1,000 in both the multi-year APR and the 2010-11 single-year APR. The men’s basketball team was one of 10 Michigan sports to receive perfect APR scores for 2010-11, including the women’s basketball team.
Michigan men’s basketball is one of 11 schools -- and the only one in the Big Ten -- to have a perfect multi-year APR score.
The Michigan football team had a single-year APR of 984 and a multi-year APR of 943. The 984 was the highest Hoke has had as a head coach, dating to his time at Ball State.
For John Beilein, it was the third time in the past four seasons his team has landed a perfect 1,000 on the APR.
It's great to see Michigan sports doing so well, academically. The multi-year APR for the football team should go up, as the attrition from the transition from RR to Hoke finally settles down. Full APR numbers for all the sports are found at the link below: