I listened to Mattison's interview on BIG network last night. When he was asked what are the weaknesses of the defense, Mattison paused for a moment and then basically said none. Then he went to praise every unit and say that we are going to be very aggressive because the DL will put pressure of QBs. This morning, there is additional information on MLive with Mattison defending Hoke, but also sounding really high on the defense. I think we are going to have a really good defense this year -- May be the best in BIG. http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/08/greg_mattison_defends_...
Edit: sorry for the typo in the title: "Heigh"
Strike a pose, QBs. pic.twitter.com/CfVc5SrQ0j— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) August 11, 2014
@umichfootball is #7 a Jedi and if so wtf— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) August 11, 2014
I know blue outs were attempted probably 10 years ago and were pretty much a fail. Maize clearly pops more when the (majority) of the stadium wears it. Of course we've never really been able to accomplish a complete maize out, although the UTL games have been pretty close.
Since we're going to be wearing all blue for UTLIII, do you think a blue out gets attempted? If everyone wore blue and they handed out maize pom poms it would still look pretty cool.
I remember when we played Iowa at night in 2009 they did a blackout but gave out gold pom poms:
Penn State TE Adam Breneman is out indefinitely with a knee injury:
As of now, details weren't made available, but we do know the injury is to his left knee and has nothing to do with the previous ACL tear back in high school. This new injury is also not believed to be an ACL, which would guarantee that he misses the entire 2014 season.
You may recall Breneman as a near-5* TE coming out of HS. The tone of the article would seem to indicate he might miss a big chunk of the season (and possibly UTLIII) though that's not certain yet. A big blow to Penn State, though they always seem to have 2-3 Tight Ends that would start on most other teams.
Iowa blog "Black Heart Gold Pants" is doing a charity drive to raise money for an Iowa Childrens Hospital by collecting donations per Iowa touchdown. If the pledges reach $400/TD writer Adam Jacobi (noted equinophobe) will ride a horse and put it on the internet. Let's turn the Michigan Money Cannon (TM) towards another great charity and put Jacobi on a saddle. Michigan doesn't play Iowa this year (or until 2023... thanks new B1G!) so you don't have to root against kids to root for Michigan.
EDIT: every cent donated goes towards the UI Children's Hospital construction project. After seeing all the good that's done at Mott, more children's hospitals are needed. Let's help them out.