A Mark Schlabach piece:
This got my blood boiling:
"In late November, Ohio State lured Meyer out of retirement to restore the image of its program, as well as its dominance over Michigan."
Per Allen Trieu: https://twitter.com/#!/AllenTrieu
Campbell now holds two offers. One from EMU, and now one from notre dame. Now that a big school/rival has offered him, I think it's time Michigan start keeping a very close eye on him.
In the Cass Tech games I attended this past season, he looked really impressive. Including the playoff game where he outperformed commit Shane Morris.
Jayru set Michigan HS Football State Championship game records for touchdown passes in Cass Tech's throttling of Catholic Central. Campbell was a FRESHMAN setting records.
He has mentioned to me that he has a relative that currently attends Michigan, and that he also "likes the school."
Interesting that ND has offered him this early, but I think this won't be the first of early offers he will be getting.
I figured this was board worthy because of his bounce back from Dallas.
Sporting News' Steve Greenberg ranked the coaches of the B1G and Hoke came in at 4th place. Somewhat of a shock considering last season he was coach of the year for the B1G and in the running for National Coach of the Year. Ahead of him are:
1. Urban Meyer
2. Bret Bielema
3. Mark Dantonio
While those are the 4 best coaches in the B1G, I think the order is interchangable and would have thought Hoke would have gotten more credit for turning a 7-6 team into an 11-2 BCS Champ with players that were recruited to run a spread. Think about that... even with all the talented Michigan teams we have had, we only had 1 BCS victory and Hoke matched that in his first season. Granted, most of our losses were against a talented USC team in their back yard.
The rest of the order for those interested is:
5. Kirk Ferentz
6. Bo Pelini
7. Pat Fitzgerald
8. Bill O'Brien
9. Jerry Kill
10. Tim Beckman
11. Danny Hope
12. Kevin Wilson
Of course, over at annarbor.com, Hoke leads with 70% of the votes, followed by Dantonio(15%), Meyer(8%), Bielema(5%), Other(2%). What are your thoughts and non-homerish picks?
He gets released on the FIRST DAY of rookie mini-camp?! Unless something was very wrong, that seems like an extremely classless and unfair move by the Redskins given that most other teams have already started their mini-camps so it will probably be too late for Shaw to get picked up elsewhere.
I really don't like coach oompa loompa, he invented getting super red on the sidelines before Brian Kelly made it cool.
Hopefully Shaw can find a team that hasn't started camp yet and still has an interest or need. If he does, he can BOUNCE on over. He's good at that.
I know that MgoBlog prides itself at being a high(er)brow message board. We try to keep content north of the intellectual Mason-Dixon line. I'm not sure how this will go, so if I get positive feedback, I'll start similar posts in the future. If not, I'll change the OP to some gif of Kate Upton or something. I think there are a lot of issues we could get into about college football and Michigan that could prompt some good debate.
Today I want to ask what your take is on the perception, and in turn reality, of the sport of football. Junior Seau has been the latest in a growing line of incidents that have created buzz about the safety of playing football. Being such a tidal society, this issue is being hammered quite a bit in the media. What are the concerns that this could either fundamentally change or even destroy the sport of American football?
If you missed the recent news, Kurt Warner has stated that he does not want his children to play football. Warner's statements are echoed by many parents today, but how prevelant a number? Prior to the last year or so, I think that number has been pretty low. Chronically cautious parents have always held their kids out of contact sports, but when does the average parent take notice of the medical information coming out linking football to depression and suicide. What has to happen before the average parent decides they would rather have their son play soccer or basketball, and forego high school football. Could this type of a movement sweep the legs from beneath the powers that are the NCAA and the NFL? Are there any other factors, such as class action suits, that could directly cripple those same powers?
So... is there such a thing as the NFL or NCAAF in 10 years? How about 50? If so, does it even resemble the game that we grew up knowing?