spoiler alert: i linked this
In the thread about NJ WR Bo Melton, someone mocked Rutgers because a team of Rutgers alumni beat the active team in 1996. I was curious how Michigan alumni would stack up against the current team. Here are some possible guys who are former Michigan players. Some of them are active in the league, some of them are retired, but still in decent shape, afaik. I think they would make the nucleus of a pretty good team. Curious who you would pick to win.
- QB - Tom Brady (backup - Chad Henne)
- WR - Devin Funchess
- WR - Devin Gardner
- WR - Jason Avant
- RB - Denard Robinson
- RB - Fitz Toussaint
- OL - Taylor Lewan
- OL - Michael Schofield
- OL - Jake Long
- OL- David Molk
- OL - Patrick Omameh
- DL - Alan Branch
- DT - William Campbell
- DE - Frank Clark
- DT - Mike Martin
- LB - Brandon Graham (backup Brennan Beyer)
- LB - David Harris (backup Cam Gordon)
- LB - Jake Ryan (backup Kenny Demens, LaMarr Woodley)
- S - Stevie Brown
- S - Jordan Kovacs
- CB - Leon Hall (backup Charles Woodson)
- CB - Ryan Mundy
- P - Matt Wile
- PK - Brendan Gibbons
I love what Coach Harbaugh is doing, and I love the current team, but I think they would get whipped by Michigan alumni.
EDIT: I think it should be clear, but I'm asking, if the game were played RIGHT NOW, not when players were at their best, but today . . . say a month from now, who would win?
These numbers are from 2014 so I would expect them to be quite a bit higher for 2015 and 2016. We had the 3rd highest expenses, behind only Texas and OSU.
MSU lagging behind at #17 as expected.
Oliver Luck, the NCAA’s executive vice president of regulatory affairs, said Monday morning while speaking to a meeting of the Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, he expects the NCAA to revisit the recent rule to ban satellite camps.
LINK (DetNews). Best news to come out of Ohio since Charles Woodson's birth announcement.
Oh, those pesky college class requirements for COLLEGE athletes. They apparently get in the way of player development, especially in the case of Cardale Jones.
Jones infamously stated that he "ain't come to play SCHOOL", and his coach Urban Meyer backs up why this was such a concern to Mr. Jones:
“A really good skill set, intellectual, very smart, wasn’t necessarily very good at school. I wonder if that kind of set him back a little bit. That’s one difference between pro and college — now he doesn’t have to worry about classes and going to school and all that stuff. He can focus completely on football.”
I am sure Mr. Jones is much relieved that the burden of getting an education no longer stands in the way of football. We can also all breathe a sigh of relief for this heavily burdened young man. /s
He's just like Ricky Williams, just faster! /fredjackson'd
But seriously, dude is 6'1, 230 lbs and can straight up fly. Just ran a 11.3 second 100m dash.
I know the truly elite times are sub-11, but at his size?? I know he's coming in as a running back, but can you imagine him at LB? Having that dude run sideline to sideline would definitely solve our speed issues at the position.
Interesting article on 247Sports about UM's 2017 DE targets. Malone-Hatcher may be the most likely, but future All-Name 4* Luiji Vilain has got to be a sentimental favorite. Worth a read on a lazy Sunday. Link?