"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Brian Cleary a QB from Detroit Jesuit has been popping up on the Scout front page regularly for months. He shows no offers but his highlights and measurables are reasonably good. Seems like a decent candidate for a preffered walk-on to bolster our thin QB depth. Any word on the street? Scout must know something - either that or he is related to one of their editors.......
Today I was able to talk with 2014 Lineman Malik McDowell of Detroit. This past weekend he attended the Midwest Elite Big Man Camp and was named the top perfromer out of all the juniors and sophomores there. He told me, amoung other things that he is visiting Michigan this week. Here is what I learned from Malik.
I won't post a link, but I just talked with Dymonte Thomas about a week or so after Eleven Warriors posted a short interview with him in which the consensus seemed to be that Urb's golden touch will bring Dymonte home to the Buckeyes. In short, it's nothing to worry about. He said he'd visit Columbus only to see Brionte and his brother, who is also a student at Ohio. When I asked him about Meyer/Dunn and their potential influences, his message was simple: They have no impact on me
I only posted this just in case some people caught the 11w interview and were a little concerned.
Feb. 13, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The 2012 University of Michigan Spring Football Weekend promises to be an action-packed two days (April 14-15) of athletic competition for sports fans of all kinds. The 2012 Mott Spring Football Scrimmage sponsored by PNC Bank anchors the weekend festivities along with the inaugural men's lacrosse match-up with Ohio State immediately following the football scrimmage.
Team 133 will take the field for its annual spring scrimmage at noon EST on Saturday, April 14. Prior to the football team's debut, the Victors Classic Alumni Flag Football Game will be held at 10 a.m. inside the Big House.
Following the football scrimmage at 2:30 p.m. will be the "Battle in the Big House," which pits Michigan's first-year varsity men's lacrosse team against Ohio State.
Admission to all of the events Saturday at Michigan Stadium is free to the public. Fans can make a donation of choice to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital upon entering the gates of Michigan Stadium.
Both the spring football scrimmage and the lacrosse game with Ohio State will be televised live on the Big Ten Network. In between the action, the BTN will conduct interviews with players and head football coach Brady Hoke.
Also on Saturday, the women's rowing team will host a dual against Oregon State at 9 a.m. on Belleville Lake and the men's tennis team will hit the Varsity Tennis Center courts against Nebraska at noon.
The following day, Sunday, April 15, brings the Big House Big Heart charity run to Michigan Stadium. The event includes a 10K race, a 5K race and a one-mile race to raise funds for a variety of charities. Racing starts at 9 a.m. from the Big House and ends at the 50-yard line. Further information is available at www.thebighousebigheart.com.
Also on Sunday, the Michigan men's tennis program will entertain Iowa at noon at the Varsity Tennis Center and the Michigan softball team will host a 1 p.m. doubleheader against rival Michigan State at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field.
Could happen as soon as 2013-2014. ESPN has the article here.
The newly named league would have a membership in 2013-14 of: UNLV, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado State and Air Force, Hawaii (in football only), Southern Miss, Tulsa, Marshall, Rice, UTEP, UAB, Tulane and East Carolina.
They do plan on having a divisional/regional setup for ease of travel and what-not, so at least there's that.
It is pretty rare that I would post on another school's football facility, however Mr. Dooley at Tennessee did catch my eye with his "multi-level thunderdome of power" description, including the fact it has a MMA ring. Dooley seems to have jumped the shark, the boat pulling him and landed somewhere on land with that comment.
Tennessee football players should thank God that Barwis is not their S&C coach since I imagine things would get scary. I am all for wow factor, I just don't see the wisdom of giving young and very large individuals who often possess a bit of mean streak along with their competitiveness (I mean, they play football) access to a fighting ring. Well now that I think of it, might be good for Sparty to cut down on student beatdowns by channeling that energy internally. Hollis will probably be raising money for one next week.