this may be of some local interest
George Campbell comes in as Scout's 13th ranked player, and Damien Harris is just out of five-star territory at #22.
#1 Tim Settle
#14 Josh Rosen
#47 Jashon Cornell
#48 Osa Masina
#54 Justin HIlliard
#59 Brian Cole
#62 Sterling Jenkins
#73 Hjalte Froholdt
#76 Minkah Fitzpatrick
#86 Jacques Patrick
#98 Shaun Crawford
Wideout Jeremy Jackson discusses his leadership role during a recent senior trip with the Navy Seals, his excitement for the upcoming season and playing under his father, Fred Jackson, a U-M assistant coach
Black Heart Gold Pants, the chaotic neutral Iowa sbnation blog, probably has the best sense of humor of any of the college football blogs. This is probably a necessary condition for surviving Iowa football on a consistent basis.
Their podcast has a tradition of co-opting popular summer songs by applying BHGP's particular brand of anarchic semi-despondency: last summer's version was Call Me Maybe.
They've just debuted their new theme song based on Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. Here's a sample of the corn-fed Iowa goodness:
'We’re gonna 4-and-8 ya, punt from the 38 ya, lose to I-O-Wa State ya"
The link is here: link.
Welcome to the 2013 Michigan Football season! For the past several years now, I have written the lyrics to a Song for the Season, beginning in the RR era, when it was especially meaningful and poignant to have something to liven up the approaching unknown.
Now, though? Now everything is just way too much fun to be too meaningful and poignant. So, I present to you this year's Song for the Season, 2013.
Michigan's Back (To the Tune of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back)
I like deep threats and I cannot lie
Al Gorgeous Borges can't deny
When a reciever runs in a deep ball race
with a Touchdown in his face
He has fun! Wanna make the o-line tough
So the runners don't get stuffed, deep in the offense backfield
Make that defense bend and then yield.
You know he wants to run through ya,
Got D. Green, Boo-yah!
Those boxes, the defense will stack up
Got Gardner to make 'em back up!
Ooh, six foot five tight ends
You say, "When will it end?"
Well Run up, Run up,
Cause Borges don't like to sum up.
See OSU sweatin'
See Lil' Brother forgettin'
Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette
I'm tired of ESPN
Sayin' SEC is the beginning and end.
Take the average Michigan Man and ask him that
We gotta have a bull-rush back.
So Fan Base? (Yeah!) Said Fan Base? (Yeah!)
Has your offense got deep threats? (Hell Yeah!)
Tell 'em to run it! Throw deep!
Light up that scoreboard now!
I like that D-Line Big!
Those offenses feel like they 'been rigged!
Mattison can't help himself, bustin' with the swag.
Recrutin hard gettin jet lag.
Gotta get 'em to the house
And yeah, sign em up, yeah yeah,
I ain't talkin about recruting tips
Cause they do decommits in Minneapolis
We want 'em thick n' 5-starred
He'll find 'em starred and hyped.
If they're Purdues he'll get 'em swiped.
Ain't got no practice music piped.
I'm lookin' at M-Drill Videos,
Got O-Line and D-Line setup in rows.
Big Uglies keepin their pads low,
Pipkins and Kalis we stole from 'O".
A word to the LB's, Mattison will bring you the Bling-Bling,
Like Ray Lewis but without the Killing.
But I gotta be straight when he says you gonna hurt,
Gonna break you all the way down make you work.
Might think he's a jerk.
A lotta teams won't like this song
Cause them punks get hit, just quit.
Michigan Men rather stay and play
Cause they Michigan Strong
So Band take the field, go get on!
So Ladies? (Yeah!) Ladies? (yeah!)
Is your defense mad like rabies? (Hell Yeah!)
Then push 'em back! Hold the line!
Give 'em a place to stand!
Michigan's Back! When it comes to football, them Buckeyes ain't got nothin' over on Michigan. 3 Arrests in one Weekend? Ha-Ha! Only in Columbus!
Little Brother wants to know where's the threat,
Oh oh oh, how soon they forget.
The threat gotta five-star, rocket-armed jet.
Our defense don't wanna hear it,
without Bell, you'e lucky to run three and clear it.
You can come from Ames or Madison,
You ain't gonna win in Ann Arbor, son.
Some haterz can't face reality.
Tell you want you see ain't what you really see.
They whine and cry about Roundtree.
Darboh's got more there, you'll see.
Well DiNardo says we're young.
We ain't down with that, son.
Cause our QB says we a champion squad.
Gonna party in the quad,
When we bury Braxton Miller in the game.
Hello, Heisman? Ain't that a shame.
Give us MMB, and touch the banner.
Want another shot at Yellow Hammer.
Some Spartan whined and moaned.
Cause we got Bunyun, you got boned.
Night game? Friggin juggalos!
Buy some goddamn decent clothes!
So folks if your tailgate's set.
They're runnin up the fieldgoal net.
Pasadena, ready to recieve 'em.
Roses, oh baby we need 'em.
2015 TE Cole Chewins (Clarkston HS - Clarkston, MI) took in a Michigan practice on Saturday and I was able to exchange some texts with him about it to see how it went.
Chance of an offer:
They said they want to see a couple of games this year and see if I can add some more weight before they make a decision. They said they are looking for me to be 240 lbs. by the time I graduate. (Chewins is 6'7", 210 lbs.)
It was great! I talked with Coach Ferrigno and Coach Hecklinski and they would like me to come back out this fall for a game. I also had a chance to talk with Coach Hoke and Coach Borges for a little bit. I really liked practice because it was high intensity and uptempo. I'm looking forward to being back out for a game this fall!
Chewins was really excited about the visit and the possibility of a return visit. The fact that he visited with every important coach as a tight end is a sign that he is a likely candidate to receive an offer. He is built in a very similar mold as 2014 TE commitment Ian Bunting with his long, lean frame. He is definitely one to keep an eye on in the 2015 class as it projects as a very small class.
Butch Jones. Yeah, he's going to kick your ass.