"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Ohio State and Northwestern both now scrambling to fill 2013 dates. Stay classy, Vandy.
It has not been confirmed, but it was brought to my attention from the world of twitter (not the bleacher report) that Vanderbilt has informed the state university in Ohio and Northwestern that they will no longer be playing the 2 schools in football in 2013. It is in the early stages of breaking news, so it has not had a link assigned to it.
Mods, if this is against any rule, please delete and carry on
Get out the hankies when you read this article about Will Gholston, the "quiet, unassuming friend" who is learning how to better "play through adversity" (with "adversity" apparently translating to "being on the field with Denard" or "getting owned by Lewan").
To set the stage, let's start with the article's false statement that Gholson was "flagged for . . . [t]wisting the face mask of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson." In fact, he was penalized for a late hit on that play, and no action was taken (at the time or later) for the neck-wrenching.
We can then proceed through the rest of the article as though the neck-wrenching never occurred. For example, here's the head coach to whom the players look for guidance:
"It really bothered him because he was characterized in a bad light," coach Mark Dantonio said. "He is emotional and it was an emotional response. It was not premeditated and I think people hung him out to dry. I think they hung him out to dry on TV, but they gotta talk about something, I guess."
Teammates agree that "Will is not the type of guy to just go out and punch a guy for no reason" (neck wrenching is another matter), and that he was "provoked" and "pa[id] the price." All of this is expected to "provide some extra motivation" for Gholson this week, so I guess we'll wait and see what he can do to top last year's performance.
So, in the post The Lamentation Of Their Women, Ace created a few gifs of some of the plays. As someone who reads the blog at a company where they block youtube, these gifs definitely came in handy. It also helps that they are hosted by this site due to imgur gifs/flickr photos also being blocked (I miss a lot of the kttens and Lloyd Brady photos due to this). I really have no idea how long it takes to create these, but I would like to say to Brian and Ace that they are very much appreciated.
I was wondering if this will be something that we will see more of in future posts or if it was just a spur of the moment thing and if so, could we use the gif system a bit more. If they take too long then no big deal, but I just wanted to say that the effort was appreciated and I hope that it can continue. I realize videos and picture pages are very helpful, but hopefully gifs can be used some more as well.
Anybody else really like this new (maybe) addition?
MGoUser chadkent28 has made this hype video for the game this weekend, but doesn't have enough points to post it. Check it out, it's well worth the five minutes.