spoiler alert: i linked this
Kirk Cousins wrote a book coming out this summer. I can't stop from laughing right now. This is going to be an awesome read.
So one you awesome MGoBloggers just gave an amazing sight to stream the Red Wings game.
I am mirroring it from my iphone to my appleTV - and it looks awesome. Like perfect.
Here is my question...
My wife and I usually activate Uverse from September 1st until the time UM is knocked out of basketball brackets. But really, who can afford cable?
Does streaming of this quality exist for every Umich football and basketball game? If it does, I am never paying for cable again.
The Big Ten Network has created a bracket to find out which Big Ten team has the best helmets. We made it through the first two rounds and now are losing by a large margin to Iowa (67.14% to 32.86% currently). There is no way Iowa has better helmets than Michigan's winged helmet. This was done by division, so we are in the divison final and would go up against the winner of Penn State and Indiana. MGoFaithful, let's show the Big Ten Network that Michigan has the best and most iconic helmets in the Big Ten. Go Blue!
Interesting read on SEC's possible reactions to lagging attendance. For all the hype about the level of football and loyalty of the fans, SEC power brokers are also concerned about losing fans to their TV sets.
Side note: Georgia and Alabama are cited as an example of lagging student attendance. This is not a unique problem.
Student attendance: Student attendance overall has dropped or, if the students do come, they show up late and leave early. Georgia has cut back its student allotment for tickets from 18,000 to 16,000 per game. It has taken those 2,000 tickets and sold them to young alumni who can obtain them without a contribution. "We haven't averaged 16,000 in student attendance in a long time," said Greg McGarity, the athletics director at Georgia. "This was a chance to help our young alumni get started as season ticket holders with a relatively small financial commitment."
A study by the Crimson White, the student newspaper at Alabama, said only 69.4 percent of student tickets were used during the 2012 season. And we're talking about a football program that has won three of the last four BCS national championships.
"I'm very concerned about it," Alabama AD Bill Battle told me when we visited in his office this spring.
I have to imagine twitter is only going to ramp up the intensity between players. Sparty recruits are already going after Michigan recruits on twitter in the aftermath of the Peppers commitment on ESPNU. Some of them have been deleted now, but the internet never forgets.
Another reminder do not tweet recruits.
@DamionTerry: You guys are juniors in highschool talking about running College Football? #SaveThatShit
@DamionTerry: man these fools who are committed to Michigan in '14 talkin about they're going to run shit....haha
@dhicky695: they just don't know man
@DamionTerry: I just don't get it lol I guess college football is easy
@dhicky695: hah they first have to go through senior year, then graduate, and I can guarantee some decommits coming from Michigan
@PCitySpartan: I think the hate for U of M will get worse when I'm in Lansing
@PCitySpartan: To Be Honest Drake Harris Is Like Benidict Arnold To Me..
@PCitySpartan: Sick Of Hearin About U Of M..Talk About The Real School Of Michigan.#State!
Even Jamarco Jones took notice:
@jjones_73: Its crazy how rivalries between schools are already coming out through recruits! #UM #MSU #OSU #ND
On various message boards, I've seen two widely divergent strategies for how to use Shane Morris in 2013.
One school of thought is that his potential fifth year has far more value than occasional spot duty as a freshman. Therefore, it would be better to hold him out of action unless they're forced to play him — i.e., Gardner is out with the game on the line, and Brian Cleary can't get it done.
The other school of thought, is that as starting QBs seldom make it through a full season without being knocked out of a game (or games), the coaches ought to assume that'll happen, and therefore get Morris into the action as soon as possible. This strategy assumes that Cleary could never play acceptably against a serious opponent, and that a prepared Morris is bound to be better.
For example, suppose Michigan is up on Central Michigan 34-6 after 3 quarters. If they're pursuing the first strategy, the coaches would play Brian Cleary for the 4th. If they're pursuing the second, they'd play Morris, or perhaps a mixture of the two.
Devin Gardner is the textbook example of what can happen when you burn a promising QB's redshirt. He saw only meaningless action as a true freshman, but fortunately was able to get that year of eligibility back, due to a back injury. Of course, Michigan had Tate Forcier that year, so they never really had to use Gardner; burning his redshirt was elective.
The real question, then, is whether you think of burning Morris's redshirt as inevitable (therefore, you might as well burn it immediately), or possibly avoidable (therefore, you should avoid it as long as you can).