“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
A few days ago someone posted a thread about tailgate music and one user (forgive me, I forgot his name) had an amazing list compiled. I took his as a "foundation" and added some more songs. For those who need some tunes for Saturday and have Spotify, try out my list: sackc26 on Spotify called "Official Tailgate Mix 2011".
I have also left it "open" so anyone can add songs they think would be a good fit. So far, there are 152 tracks covering 10 hours with artists ranging from the Pixies to Toto, to Eminem. Unfortunately, Spotify only has two versions of "The Victors" and they are horrible.
I just thought I'd toss it out there as it's a good mix that I figured the MGoBlog community would enjoy. Feel free to subscribe and add as you wish.
EDIT: Here is the link: http://open.spotify.com/user/sackc26/playlist/35XplThrVynfwoA8pMMvfC
Not sure it adds any super insight that readers of this site don't already have, but as the one Detroit columnist that doesn't reflexively make Michigan fans cringe, he's worth a read.
They're not new quotes, but it's good to see the players seem to be dealing with the transition.
I asked Hoke if Robinson truly wanted to be known as a passer, even though he ran for an NCAA-record 1,702 yards last season.
"Oh, yeah, he wants to be one of the great Michigan quarterbacks," he said. "And so does (backup) Devin Gardner. They're both doing a tremendous job of learning and understanding what a Michigan quarterback is, the tradition and what you represent."
"Sometimes coaches are standoffish and hard to approach," senior center David Molk said. "Coach Hoke is not like that at all. He's just a great guy that you can put your arm around and say, 'Hey, how you doing?'"
Also related, but not worthy of a 2nd post-
"I came here under Lloyd (and) that first season we beat Florida (in the Capital One Bowl), but still that wasn't a great hurrah season because we should have been better," Molk said recently. "And then Coach Rod came in and we had three of maybe the poorest seasons in the last decade, two decades.
"So (we're) stepping through that, realizing, it's time."
I don't know if anyone has seen this yet., but Park n Party has come to Ann Arbor (as well as East Lansing). For a slight upcharge, they will reserve a space for you at one of several lots around the stadium. These include Cubs AC for $17 per space, Berkley Ave for $50 a space, Ann Arbor Golf and Outing for $40-50 per space and Fingerle lumber for $35 per space. They will also do RV space reservations.
You can check them out at: www.parknparty.com
See you all at the game
Denard and Devin ranked the #8 QB duo by Rivals:
At the beginning of the Rodriguez era Brian envisioned symmetry in the renovation of the Big House and the rebuilding of the Michigan football program with the anticipated arrival date of 2010. He was convinced Rodriguez would get at least 4 years to see through his vision since it was a fairly radical departure from Michigan’s traditional offensive identity. While Rodriguez was able to recreate Michigan’s offensive identity in the original timeframe because of defensive failings Rodriguez only lasted three years.
So, now it’s 2011 and Hoke is the new Man and it strikes me as a good time to mark down expectations. Where do we have to be in 2013 and 2014 for you to be satisfied with the trajectory of the program?
Personally by the end of 2013 I think it's fair to expect at least one ten win season and a long term outlook at least on par with any big ten team. Thoughts?