Was thinking about this topic listening to the radio yesterday. This applies to all sports and sports fans.
my no.1 is up and down guy. The guy in your row (usually at pro sports where alcohol is served) that gets up and down a minimum of 10 times a game to go refill and take a leak. Cannot stand it.
NJ Star-Ledger is reporting that Rutgers is on the verge of hiring a booster with no football experience as a recruiting coordinator. This should be interesting.
Stewart Mandel with an interesting take on why it may be a good move that more programs should consider (hiring people outside of football, not the booster part). The one problem with it is that he is a booster and has no football experience. I would still think you would want "GM" or someone organizing recruiting to have at least some background of working in football.
For any of you who don't use reddit, or specifically the college football subreddit r/CFB, an Alabama fan just posted a semi in-depth thread about why OSU has been one of college football's "premier oversigners."
I know Brian recently posted about why it's not a big deal, but I still thought it was an interesting read.
Read an article of guys to watch this spring and im interested to hear more opinions.. So, 3 players who you want to see and feel will carve out a spot for themselves this year.
1. Ty Isaac - I am not big on comparing these guys to proven stars but i must here.. Isaac has a Matt Forte build and skill set in my opinion.. Tall, thick, hands that can allow him to split wide, and deceptive speed and power.. I like the talent of our RB group and think all of them can bring production if the OL improves.. Isaac is the one who can do it all though and i have a feeling he will be a huge addition to the offense.
2.Maurice Hurst - Showed some real flashes of the quickness we heard about last year.. This team desperately needs a pass rush and if it can come from the inside of the line that is even better.. Another year of weight room may be the final move in taking a leap from seeing flashes to consistent production from Mo Hurst.
3.Jehuu Chesson - I say this in part to believing the OL improves with the coaching of Drevno.. I felt last season we were hesitant to setup deep routes because the confidence was not there with the OL.. Chesson plays hard and if the offense can click in a Harbaugh way that means the running game is churning and the TEs-HBacks are moving the chains.. That can open up some deep shots and Chesson has the ability to make plays.
Excited to see spring ball and the hope is strong
I'm not sure how I feel about the grad transfer rule one way or the other, but in the midst of all that's going on with coaches leaving programs days after signing day, this article contains an exceptional level of hypocritical BS:
After re-watching "The Fab Five," I got to thinking: What other U-M story should be made into an ESPN 30-for-30? Thus far, that's been the only Michigan-based 30-for-30. ESPN also did "The Brady Six," but that was a Year of the Quarterback documentary, not a 30-for-30.
There have also been Michigan documentaries in recent years on HBO (the Michigan-Ohio State one) and the B1G Network (the 1989 basketball team). The B1G Network also aired the Billy Taylor documentary, although they didn't make that one. And the excellent Willis Ward/Gerald Ford documentary ("Black and Blue") was on PBS.
So help me out here: What U-M story that hasn't been told needs to be a 30-for-30?
(And forgive me if this has already been a forum topic...)