here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
he is not sold on UofM's defense
Just checking on twitter and I'm seeing all kinds of craziness on Denard's page. Looks like he's been hacked! http://twitter.com/#!/DenardX
I read the injury updates and press conference news on an on again-off again basis, but not enough to know a whole lot about the details of certain injuries and likely outcomes. In terms of what I know, Cam has a serious enough but not very serious injury that has kept him sidelined but mysteriously not prevented him from at least part time contribution in practice. His complete dissapearing act in games continues to puzzle me a little if he is playing in practice and Troy Wolfolk continues to play with a macro fracture of his entire body.
Cam always struck me as a "tweener" who may have been out and out confused by the dumpster fire of a scheme that he was largely responsible for putting out last year as a freshman. Given our youth at linebacker and the departure of Kellen Jones (ouch), could a redshirt be in store for Cam to shore up his understanding of this defense and bring back additional experience for the long-term.
Anybody with any insight into his situation and what may be going unsaid for the time being? Correct me if I am wrong, but he has not seen one down this year, correct?
This USA Today database has all FBS athletic directors salaries for the year along with additional compensation.
Adam Rittenberg listed in this article the highest paid ADs in the B1G.
Gene Smith is the fifth highest paid AD in the country and highest paid in the B1G at $1,058,546 ($250,000 in potential bonuses).
Barry Alvarez comes close to Smith at sixth in the country, at $1,040,800.
And our own Dave Brandon comes in at thirteenth nationally, and third in the B1G, at $700,454 ($165,000).
Thoughts? Obviously LOL Smith, but I was a bit surprised to see that Alvarez stands to make that much more money than Brandon. I guess DB is still early in his career at Michigan...would be interested to see if he's getting paid less because he's already loaded.
New S&P rankings: Michigan #1 offense, #37 defense (and #18 academically in Times Higher Ed rankings)
The title basically says it all. Here are the links for offense and defense. I think if we were told before the season started that we'd have these rankings five weeks in with five wins, we'd all be over the moon...
PS Speaking of rankings, Michigan is #
19 18 in the Times Higher Ed ranking of world universities.