As expected, ESPN College GameDay will kick off the season in Arlington for the Cowboy Classic between Michigan and Alabama.
Full "story" here: Link
Sports Illustrated released its 2012 Pre-Season Top 25 which includes a preview of each of the teams.
Notables: Alabama #1, MSU #8, Michigan #13, Nebraska #19, OSU #22
The Michigan preview is mostly about Denard, but there are some other interesting bits including a Q&A with Coach Hoke. Also, I believe Denard is going to be on the print cover this week.
Link to the Top 25
Link to Michigan Preview
I saw this on Twitter yesterday and over on BSD today. Penn State will wear names on the backs of their jerseys this season. It seems like a symbolic move and an effort to break with past tradition and create a new identity. Or maybe they just wanted to make it easier on opposing fans who don't have the PSU roster memorized.
Did anyone check out ESPNU All-Access "Ohio Training Days" Preseason Football? I see Urban is attempting to embrace the rivalry. There was a random guy on the practice field wearing a Blue shirt and Urban told one of his assistants to get the guy a white "Ohio State" t-shirt. He said, "That’s the wrong color shirt on this field. We don't wear Blue on this field!"
His comment didn't feel as sincere as Brady's hatred and avoidance of the color Red (Scarlett). He was definitely showing off for the camera. I was a bit annoyed when he told one of his assistants to tell the guy to change his shirt. I highly doubt somebody on M Staff would wear red at practice. I'm damn sure if they did, Brady would have no problem telling them to change. He wouldn’t have an assistant coach tell him/her.
I’m curious to know if anyone else caught that…
Gremlins be in my YouTubez this morning but hopefully they're fixed.