"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
What it says in the title. Sure, an E-Book preview of Hockey and Basketball would be sweet, but there are definitely a few problems with E-Books. E-Books don't fit on the shelf all awesome letting people know that you get your analysis from MGoBlog. E-Books are way more expensive to throw down in disgust when you disagree with the analysis.
Basketball is coming off the best season since...? (1989?) Hockey is starting a new era with the B1G Hockey conference. I'd rather have those captured in print than just in bytes. There's a week left in the Kickstarter, if you haven't bought yours yet, go for it and let's get the print copies of the Hockey/Basketball preview made.
Sporting News ranks all head coaches in D-I, including BH at 23.
Some other notables include:
Urban Meyer at #2 (!)
Pat Fitzgerald at #8
Bill O'Brien at #13
Dantonio at #27
RR at #29
Pelini at #31
Ferentz at #47
Gary Anderson at #50
Jerry Kill at #56
Kyle Flood (Rutgers) at #64
Kevin Wilson at #75
Edsall at #78
Darrell Hazell at #81
Tim Beckman at #112
Just your friendly MGoBoard reminder that this weekend many of our Wolverines will not hear their names called in the NFL draft. And that's OK. There are 120ish D1 programs or approximately 13,800 "jobs" for people to play college football. In the NFL there are 1590 jobs (on the "active roster, which doesn't mean you'll get to suit up on Sundays).
Many of our favorite Wolverines are done with Football. Some might become NFL stars, long-time special-teamers, have a cup of coffee, make practice squads, play arena league, or somewhere in between. And that's all awesome. How many people do you know that took a year or two off after graduation? Some travelled the world, some just bummed around, some saved up money for grad school, etc. Making a practice squad is nothing to sneeze at. None of these kids are failures, even if they don't get drafted.
Here's hoping that all of our Wolverines have great football experiences going forward. Go Blue.
I wouldn't create this type of thread if either Football or Basketball were in season, but since it's the slow period, I feel like it's okay.
That said, are your more following Michigan players in the draft or do you have a team? Who do you want your team to draft? Where do you think Michigan's players will be drafted?
Any and all discussion is welcome...
I was looking at Minnesota's spring info a little bit (as well as their recruiting. Only 1 2014 guy so far, but he's a 4-star RB with a really nice highlight real. That's all we need is for Minny to go back to the school of no name guys with an RB that owns everyone). Anyhow, I came across this little gem through their twitter feed. Sometimes, it makes me regret that Michigan has such a huge fanbase that things like this are impossible.
Kill just screamed to bring all 200/300 fans at practice on to the field to put "pressure" on the FG unit. Classic twitter.com/NSandell/statu…— Nate Sandell (@NSandell) April 20, 2013
Joe Rexrode @joerexrode 5m
More Dantonio on that: "If they’re in the conference with us, that’s their problem. Right? They’re the ones that have to deal with it.” Is this like laying in the weeds and haven't we been in the same conference as them since 1950?