"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
With Senior Day fast approaching, let me be among the first to thank Denard for going Blue four years ago. He has represented the University well - I'm proud of him and what he has accomplished.
I'm just SO glad THIS didn't happen.
I don't usually buy into the thought that it hurts the other teams prep to not disclose injuries but considering we are not running our main running play anymore and our #1 weapon is out, I was wondering if that old adage has any merit?
I don't have a strong opinion on this, I'm more curious on what other people thought. I would guess that Minn and NW had to spend a considerable amount of time preparing to stop Denard running the inverted veer so in theory that would have taken away gameplanning for Gardner and helped his success. On the other hand we still can't execute a I-Form running play so maybe it didn't help and it's just a load of crap.
LS&A Magazine has a nice slideshow up showing how game-day fashion has evolved over the years. (Or devolved - you kids get off my lawn!) Link is here: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/lsa/archives/ci.footballhautecouture_ci.detail .
It's entirely unrealistic on many levels, but I'd love it if we could organize a "throwback fan uniform" day. I understand raccoons are 100% against this idea, BTW.
A sample shot from the 1930 homecoming game against Illinois. That blanket is the bee's knees, I tell ya.
Alright, so you can't actually vote for him, but I thought this was pretty funny and didn't see it posted already.
Nice article on one of our other walk-ons. Stories like this are one of the reasons I love college football so much. Go Blue!
Something I've often wondered, and it came across my twitter feed today (h/t @Hooverstreet), why don't we play OSU as Red vs. Blue with both teams wearing their home unis?
In the OSU Uniformz thread it often came up that the Home Jersey is the Untouchable, for both us and the OSU guys on the board. While Adidas has tried playing with the away uni piping, and Nike changed things up too, AA Torch and Pitchfork would really go nuts if they tried to do anything to the home blues.
This could add a bit of stabilization. Every year we play the last Saturday of November. Every year it's at noon (most years). And every year it looks like OSU vs. Michigan because we both wear traditional home unis.
That said, the "one team must wear white" rule came about for black-and-white TV, and has since been taken off the books. As I like Michigan's blue home jersey, I'd love to see us wear it more often. We could go color vs. color against OSU, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Indiana in conference, we could have done it against Bama and should do it against Arkansas. UCLA and USC do this every year, I'd love to see us pick it up. What do you think?