"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
So I've seen this guy on the sidelines a few times on TV wearing a headset, and I've thought "Wait a minute, why isn't Devin in uniform?" After seeing him on TV this past week with Devin obviously suited up, I decided to do some research, and shore 'nuff, Devin Gardner has a full-fledged doppleganger. His name is Roy Manning and he's listed on MGoBlue as an offensive graduate assistant coach. He played at UM from 2000-2004 and spent a few years in the NFL as a linebacker. See for yourselves:
Not totally new information from the topic below, but confirmation via a Smith presser that Posey, Herron and Hall will be out for Nebraska for being overcompensated in a summer job they held with the guy who handed out cash envelopes at the charity event, Bobby DiGeronimo. Mostly small amounts of money, a couple hundred bucks, but Posey received over $700 and will face a longer suspension. Don't worry though, he'll almost certainly be back by the time they come to Ann Arbor!
Unclear whether the pay occured this summer while they were already under investigation or in years past.
"I am held accountable," Smith said. "That's why I'm sitting here today. We have to constantly work with our student athletes to educate them about accountability ... and then educate those people around them to ensure that our student athletes aren't taken advantage of by people around them."
The title says it all, a fun little read on a few tailgaters
Classic and delicious stuff here: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2011/10/the-joker-laughs-at-you#more
Bollman (let's refer to his offense 'Walrusball' going forward) has now produced two games where the Buckeyes failed to score more than seven points. He is on his way to becoming known nationally as the Greg Robinson of offensive coordinators for 2011. All he needs is a little stuffed Brutus to sick on JB Shugarts' neck every time he does what JB Shugarts always seems to do.
In this annarbor.com article regarding the contract signed for the UM/Alabama game there is this gem of a quote.
"The U-M marching band will receive free entry and reserved seating. U-M cheerleaders, dance team and mascots will also receive free entry."
Do you think this is a contingency plan or that there is a legitimate possibility of a mascot (or multiple mascots) unveiled in the opening game next year?
Let the meltdown begin.