Took the fun little exercise going around the net and applied it to Michigan football, but with a twist. The $1 items are, um, not hall of fame level options.
Categories are: coach, quarterback, offensive team (minus QB), defense, and schedule. Schedule is playing our schedule for that season with the given quality of opponent.
This is by no means an exhaustive or definitive list, but may be fun.
$5 - Bo
$4 - Yost
$3 - Crisler
$2 - Moeller
$1 - Bump Elliot
$5 - Benny Friedman*
$4 - Rick Leach
$3 - Jim Harbaugh
$2 - Denard Robinson
$1 - David Cone
$5 - 2000
$4 - 1985
$3 - 1971
$2 - 2010
$1 - 2008
$5 - 1901
$4 - 1997
$3 - 1970
$2 - 2006
$1 - 2010
$5 - 2011
$4 - 1985
$3 - 2014
$2 - 2007
$1 - 2012
For my $15, I'll take Gary Moeller, Jim Harbaugh, 1971 offense, 1997 defense, 2014 schedule. Moeller was an excellent coach and Harbaugh an excellent QB. Combining one of Bo's best offenses with the best Michigan defense of my lifetime and I don't see a loss on the 2014 schedule.
*So I misspelled Benny Friedman's name. I'm embarrassed. I'll punch myself in the face as punishment.
Purdue has announced that if you buy into their "VIP card" program, you can submit a picture of yourself to be designed into the P on the helmet for the game vs Iowa.
Dear God, please don't let Dave hear about this idea...
MLive has an ARTICLE giving further details on Graham Glasgow's Ides of March DUI arrest. According to the report, he had a 0.13% BAC, and claimed that he had had 5 Natty Lights that evening.
Glasgow, 21 of Ann Arbor, was driving a white Chevrolet Suburban SUV on William when Officer Pat Maguire observed a woman, Alexa Dannemiller, hanging out of the front passenger window.
“As the vehicle turned, Maguire saw that there was a white female hanging from the front passenger side window,” the report stated. “She was sitting on the lap of another passenger who was in the same seat.”
Dannemiller, a Univeristy of Michigan volleyball player, was screaming at pedestrians and not wearing a seatbelt so Maguire began following the vehicle, according to the report.
He said the rear tailgate to the SUV was open and, as Glasgow continued driving, it started to open more and more with items coming out of the trunk. Eventually, the falling items started to obscure the license plate and Maguire initiated a traffic stop.
Needless to say, 0.13% BAC (i) raises a serious safety issue, and (ii) probably takes someone Glasgow's size more than five Natty Lights to achieve (although he would not be the first or the last to fib about how many drinks he had when pulled over on a night out). I'm in the camp that believes that drinking and driving is very serious, but also recognize that college kids do such things. It's probably worth noting that with the rolling party going on in the SUV Glasgow was driving, it seems like a blessing in disguise that the police intervened before anyone got hurt. One incident doesn't make a pattern, but I hope Glasgow uses this as a wake-up call and never gets behind the wheel again impaired. (All of this assumes the police report is accurate, of course.)
I suspect Glasgow will get typical first offender punishments from the judge after pleaing the case out, based on his lawyer's assertion that he expects this to be resolved quickly. And I'm sure that the dorm viking crowd will be appalled at whatever punishments the Michigan staff doles out (IIRC, it stands now at some Spring Practice suspension and missing Appy State).
Steele has Devin Funchess, Jake Ryan and Blake Countess on his preseason All-Big Ten 1st team. Frank Clark and Desmond Morgan make 2nd team.
Rumors from the underground are swirling that Ty Isaac committed to Michigan. However, Sam Webb, Nick Baumgartner, and Alan Trieu all quote Ty's mom as saying
Please hold and wait for further instructions.
Response to rumors of supposed Isaac commit to Michigan from Isaac's mom: "Not as far as I know"— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) June 4, 2014
Name: Shea Patterson
Ht/Wt: 6’2" / 195 lbs.
Location: Calvary Baptist Academy - Shreveport, LA (2016)
Offers: Arizona (COMMIT), Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, California, Clemson, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, TCU, Tennessee, Tulsa, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Louisiana Tech
Rating: ★★★★ .9775 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #57 NAT / #2 PRO-QB (247 Composite)
The Michigan coaching staff has offered another 2016 QB prospect in Shea Patterson. Patterson is currently committed to Arizona, but told me that he is open to anything.
Patterson called the Michigan offer, a "big one" with a laugh. The rest of his offer list is very impressive so calling MIchigan a big offer is a good indication of what he thinks of the Wolverines.
Coach Jackson went down to Shreveport a couple of weeks ago to watch Patterson throw, a session that Shea described as very sharp, and after some discussion with Coach Nuss an offer was extended tonight. Shea received the offer personally from Coach Nuss over the phone.
Patterson says he will visit Michigan within the next few weeks.
I hope to have more from Shea tomorrow.
Patterson is the fifth quarterback in the class of 2016 to receive an offer joining Dwayne Haskins, Malik Henry, KJ Costello, and Jacob Eason.