landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
In stark contrast to my earlier post, Russell Bellomy has torn his ACL in spring practice. Can't be good news for being able to redshirt Shane Morris, or for QB depth or for Bellomy himself, obviously.
From the official Michigan Football Twitter account, he tore it Friday during practice.
So I decided to start recording the radio broadcasts after learning we will probably never have a full broadcast of the Kansas game (would have loved to re-live Matt Shepard's call durin the last two minutes). Eventually these audio recordings will be synced up with the HD network broadcasts so we can have hometeam audio + network video. Look for that this coming football season.
The only problem is that mgoblue.com was linking to the CBS national radio broadcast. I couldn't find an internet stream of the local broadcast. I was forced to record the analog broadcast with line-in audio to my PC. The only problem is that you get the constant buzzing/sound interference typical of analog audio.
Are there any audio gurus out there who might be able to clean up the audio/take the buzzing out? I can cut the commercials out myself, I just need help with taking out the distortion. Here's the .mp3 of the broadcast - https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1308556/Michigan%20vs.%20Florida.mp3
PS - has anyone been able to find an online stream of Matt Shepard calling the game? If so, where?
Bielema, on Saban:
"... he can't compare."
That's not all, but it's the best part. You can read the rest here:
Thanks to "Further Word" for preventing back to back posts on my part. But again thought this might be of interest. Received an email about the Alumni Association getting 1,000 tickets to each game. So if you're an Alumni, don't have season tickets and want to go, or need more tickets, you might want to see if you can win their lottery-
This is where you hail from. It's the maize and blue that runs through your veins. It's the thrill of feeling the Michigan marching band thump in your chest on a fall day for the first time.
As a member of the Alumni Association, you have the chance to experience this again and be a part of the largest crowd in college football with this member's only tradition.
The Alumni Association has 1,000 tickets for every U-M home football game; as a member, you are eligible to participate in a lottery drawing for these tickets.
Here's what you need to know:
We will be offering 5 single game options and 2 two-game packages
- Members will have the opportunity to apply for (and purchase) tickets to one single game or one two-game package.
- We will only accept online applications. We will NOT accept paper applications.
We will begin accepting online applications Tuesday, April 9, at 9 a.m. ET.
- *In order to apply you must have a university issued log-in (also called U-M uniqname) and Kerberos password to submit an application.
- Click here to acquire a U-M uniqname and password
- Applications will be randomly selected for an opportunity to purchase game tickets.
- If your application is selected, you will then have the opportunity to purchase tickets (Please remember, this is NOT a ticket giveaway program).
- The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, April 23, at 5 p.m. ET.
- Notification of selected applications begins Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
- Selected applicants will have two weeks, from the date of notification, to purchase tickets.
Click here for complete information about the 2013 Football Saturdays in Ann Arbor program.
*Please note, you will need a uniqname and password before you are able to access the Alumni Association member website.
For those who leave Michigan, but for whom Michigan never leaves,
this is where you belong.
The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.
Just further confirming what we've all been hearing. Fitz declares himself 85-90% back.
It's a short article but should warm your heart, at least, until about 7:45pm ET tonight.
Yes, I have an addiction. Yes, it's March. Some choose to build tiny wooden ships in bottles, I intricately break down defensive lineman technique from spring practice videos frame by frame.
Here's the set-up, Pipkins vs. early enrollee Kyle Bosch and a running back who I don't even bother identifying because Pipkins plays this so well that it doesn't matter what the running back does. Besides, his job is to just pick a side and hit it hard.
Here, Pipkins has a pretty good stance, wide base, on the balls of his feet, athletic posture and good knee bend. Low for a big man - that small human he shed this offseason seems to have helped with that some.
Right after the snap, Pipkins has fired of his left foot and is already bringing his hands, preparing to make contact with Bosch. At first glance he appears to come out a little high, but as we'll see, his hands, strength and quick feet help him overcome that. The ideal first step (my understanding) is to be quick, low to the ground, forceful and almost a jab - generate force but reset to be able to drive off again.
As he makes contact with Bosch, Pipkins has already driven off his right foot as well, generating more power and force into Bosch. His hands have shot inside very quickly and, as we'll see, will allow him to control Bosch.
Here, Pipkins has reset both feet and will again drive through them to push Bosch back. They're pretty much at the line of scrimmage - Bosch has not fired off the ball nor has he moved his feet, except laterally. I think he should be drive blocking here, but I could be mistaken. Maybe his job is just to seal off Pipkins. Regardless, the young buck won't win this battle. Bosch has his hands in pretty poor position, as Pipkins has him basically by the collar and Bosch would need to hold to really have his left hand be any use to him at this point.
This time as Pipkins generates more power into Bosch with his legs, he clearly has leverage. Just compare the angles of their bodies to the ground - Pipkins is firing out and up, Bosch is sitting back down onto his heels. His feet are again driving for power, and as we'll see in a second, he's about to explode upward with his feet and hips, while also extending his arms and pressing Bosch away from him.
He's pushing off the ground hard enough that both feet are (minorly) airborn. His hands are extended, they're even with his eyes. Ideally they will end up above his eyes when he extends, but this a strong punch he delivers. Keep in mind this has all happened in a few split seconds as we are just now seeing the ballcarrier enter the frame.
Here, Pipkins has his left arm free with his right fully controlling Bosch, further pushing him back on his heels. The running back has already decided to go left, so that's where Pipkins will meet him with great haste.
Contact is made with the ballcarrier at about the line of scrimmage, as Bosch is finally leaving his heels. He's also managed to grab a little cloth with his lefth and, proving that Pipkins hands were far better on this occasion. I'll give him credit for trying to finish the block and driving through Pipkins, but it's already over.
Tackle made - 1 yard gain.
Here's the video of the whole thing, starts at about 2:28.
If you start a second before you can see how much taller Devin is than Gallon which is both awesome and depressing at the same time. Let me know if you see any mistakes or glaring oversights or crap I just made up.