here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Nice write-up today in the Detroit News regarding him.
Highlights: He is already 6'7" 271 and he is only 16
Has family in Michigan and has been on campus twice for unofficials
Michigan is #1 on his list, and he will be announcing sometime before the football season next year. I am hopeful he brings his talents to AA! Here is the link
Terry Bowden has been hired by Akron according to sources, since it's not confirmed, no info on the contract. (edit: hire has been confirmed pending board approval)
Kinda suprising. Always thought when he made his return to the FBS, it'd be to a BCS conference team. I know not all are fans of him, but I think it's a great hire for a MAC team...
To all those talented Mgoblog photoshoppers...in preparation for next years opener...how about a nice Denard, Hoke (more likely candidate), or Mattison - Santa photoshop job.
To UM Athletics: Maybe some new red/white uniforms with white fur and funny hats.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
In a somewhat surprising move(or it may not be, haven't followed closely) Dayne Crist has decided to play his final year of collegiate football at Kansas. I'm sure Charlie Weis is the reason for this, as he was the coach who recruited Crist to Notre Dame. Seeing as he's playing somewhere that won't affect Michigan, I wish him all the best.
To be read/sung to the tune of "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
(see also Shoelace Road)
In the stands we sweat it out every week with a runaway Floridian teen
At night we revel in the glory that Michigan did bring
Sprung from high school in Deerfield Beach
Dreadlocked, dilithium injected
And running past just out of reach
Spartan thugs twist your face mask
The B1G is a death trap for running quarterbacks
We gotta win it while you’re young
Cause champs like Denard
Brady, he was Born to Run.
Brady, let him in, he’s gonna win
He wants to guard your program’s traditions
Borges, mold your offense around those untied shoes
And watch as the magic happens
Together we could win this league
They say it’s slow but we’ve got speed
Will you hold the team accountable again?
Cause Brady, I’m just a scared and loyal fan
But I gotta know how it feels
I wanna win the Big Ten
I wanna win it every year!
Beyond the limits of Ann Arbor town people scream at young Denard
Dave Brandon loves stripes and marketing hype
While Hoke in short sleeves looks hard
The Big House rises up bold and steep
Fans are huddled in the stands on their feet
I wanna run with you Shoelace on the field today
In a vicarious bliss
(1, 2, 3, 4)
The nation’s jammed with Heisman hopefuls on a last chance power grab
Everybody’s out for themselves tonight
As their teams get pushed aside
Together Brady, we can win with his selflessness
I’ll cheer with all the helplessness of this fan
Someday, Brady, and I don’t know when
We’re gonna get to that place where Michigan belongs
And we’ll win the Big Ten
But ‘till then champs like Denard
Brady, he was Born to Run
Breaking and Entering, class 2 felony. Held without bond.