chance of bowl: 13.6%
Heck, when you're Jarrod Bunch the sun always seems to shine in Los Angeles. Just a few hours earlier, Bunch returned from Malibu, where he put some finishing touches on Slumber Party Slaughter. Later on, he'll grab a bite with his wife, Robin, then head back to their Hollywood home. Maybe after that he'll take a walk. Or do some Jiu-Jitsu training at the gym. Or read through some potential projects for Generator, the full-house production company he co-owns. Or come up with ideas for SILKtáge, the hair-care product he and Robin develop.
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/the_bonus/10/07/jarrod.bunch/index.html#ixzz1a7bqoy8D
Before this season started, I would have never thought I would be in this postion to think that we should be favorites to beat OSU this year. In fact, I never thought I would feel as confident as I do now that we will beat them.
With that, however, what would be the ramifications if we lose to them at home this year (Assuming respective team trajectories continue as is)? Would it be one of the more embarrasing loses to OSU ever? What would you make you think of the coaches?
IMO, OSU is close to hitting rock bottom, so we may never encounter such a bad OSU team ever again.
Brian gave me a heads up on this, and I haven't seen it posted on the board yet—Oaks Christian's game was televised last night, and before it started the announcing crew said that Payton told them he would be announcing his decision in two weeks, after his visit to Notre Dame on the weekend of October 21st. His final choices are Michigan, ND, Cal, and Arizona State, and this one looks good for the Wolverines barring a game-changing visit to South Bend.
Just fired up the DVR to watch Payton, and an intrepid MGoReader is capping some highlights for me, so by the end of the weekend (or Monday at the latest) those should be posted along with my general impressions of his game.
"They're living in a dream world."
The former Buckeye and current ESPN analyst said Michigan's defense "is still kind of doing it with smoke and mirrors" after a three-game stretch in which it allowed only 10 points.
I love the video in the middle of the article.....
This morning on recruiting roundup, someone asked Sam if today were signing day, who the last 4 kids of this class were going to be. As ALWAYS, this was just Sam's "opinion", but here are the kids that he thought would join this class.
I would agree for the most part, maybe substitute Wright for Banner, because that seems the most reasonable based upon recent happenings. I guess I have trouble putting a kid in this class who has yet to visit or even schedule a visit to campus. Maybe it works out that we can get 5 more kids in this class, as always we'll see.
I attended the Solon (Ohio) high school football game last night against rival Mentor. It was a big game against two very good Northeast Ohio teams -- big enough to be televised. So, there are TV timeouts in high school as well, apparently.
At the end of the first quarter, and during an extended TV timeout, the PA announcer made a presentation honoring one of Solon's favorite sons, the great and unfortunately late Jim Mandich. He apparently was involved in the planning for this event many months ago, but as most of you know, he died of cancer before he could attend.
It was a very nice honor. As a Michigan guy living in Ohio, I listened carefully to how they addressed Mandich's role as a player at Michigan and in winning the 1969 game against Ohio State (okay, "Ohio"). They discussed his high school career first, then sort of skipped to his years with the Dolphins, but finally circled back to his decision to play in Ann Arbor and being part of the team that beat the Ohio team that everyone thought was unbeatable. "Michigan" and "Ann Arbor" got some grumbling in the stands, but I applauded. Mandich was a great man and I am sure he would have been pleased if he could have attended. Members of his family were on hand for the honor.
Meanwhile, Mentor is an incredibly good team full of huge guys. Michigan commit Tom Stroebel was in on a ton of plays and his name was announced frequently as the tackler. (I'm not a scout, so others will have to comment on the merits of his performance.) Solon has a great team, but can't hang on against teams like Mentor with Stroebel and (last year) St. Eds and Kyle Kalis.
It was great watching a future Michigan star (hopefully) while honoring a past great.