Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
The earlier thread got me wanting to do this. The draft is August 11th (Saturday) at 8 ET. The 6 power conferences + Independents are available to draft from. There are 4 divisions with 6 teams in each.
Please only join if you'll be available for a live draft.
EDIT: Alright, from what I can tell, it looks like just leave your email address, and then I add it to the list. I don't see any other way to invite. If you don't feel safe putting it out on here, mine is email@example.com so just send it there.
Not to be outdone by Nebraska's tribute to The Noid of Dominos commercial fame, Wisconsin just unveiled the "feaux-back" uniforms they will wear in Lincoln this fall:
I'm doing a Fantasy Football draft right now for my NFL auction/keeper league. Basically, every year we do a two round NCAA draft and you get that players rights when/if they go to the NFL.
Some players of note taken last year still in college:
RB Knile Davis, ARK
QB Matt Barkley, USC
RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina (I own his rights)
QB Landry Jones, OKL
RB Malcolm Brown, TEX
QB Denard Robinson, MICH
I hold the 8th and 9th pick in the draft. I tend to favour WR becuase they seem easier to project to the next level, but if a real playmaking RB is there I would consider them. I would not consider a QB with either pick. So far the draft has gone as follows:
1. WR Robert Woods, USC
2. RB Montee Ball, WISC
3. WR Keenan Allen, CAL
4. WR Sammy Watkins, CLEM
5. WR Marquess Wilson, WASH ST
EDIT: 6. WR Marquis Lee, USC
I'm coming up at 8 and 9, who should I look at? Here are the three I'm considering as of now:
RB DeAnthony Thomas ORE
WR Marquis Lee USC
WR Dorial Green-Beckham MISSOURI
Black mamba I see being a Percy Harvin type at the NFL level. Lee looks to be a stud. DGB, I have to grab now because after this year he will likely be the first pick in this draft next year and I think he has the highest ceiling.
What say you MGoBoard? Anyone else I should consider?
Sounds like this pretty much closes the book on the Jerald Robinson parking gate kerfuffle. Pleaded guilty Monday morning to a misdemeanor malicious destruction of property charge, and if he does not violate the terms of his probation, no conviction will go on his permanent record. Sentencing is in September, but it sounds like he will get a fine and community service similar to Will Campbell (who was hit with the exact same charge last month).
From Mike Rothstein of ESPN Wolverine Nation:
List of Walk-On Freshmen, from mgoblue.com:
Andrew Offerdahl, #31, S, 5-11, 199, Fort Lauderdale, FL Prep ... attended Cardinal Gibbons High School (2012) coached by Mike Morrill ... three-year letterman in football ... national honor society ... Other Sports ... also participated in soccer, swimming and track and field. (Son of five-time Miami Dolphin Pro-Bowler, John Offerdahl)
Bo Dever, #3, WR, 6-2, 193, Lake Forest, Ill. Prep ... attended Lake Forest High School (2012) coached by Chuck Spagnoli ... three-year letterman in football ... earned first-team all-conference recognition at wide receiver as a senior ... Other Sports ... also participated in baseball. (TTB interview)
Chris Maye, #46, DB, 5-11, 182, Union City, MI Prep ... attended Union City High School (2012) coached by Eric Tundevold ... four-year letterman in football ... Honors and Rankings ... received all-state recognition junior and senior seasons ... Other Sports ... four-year letterman in track and field. (Board fluff) (He's fast)
Brian Cleary, #6, QB, 6-3, 204, Detroit, MI Prep ... attended Detroit Jesuit High School (2012) coached by Jeff Putnam ... national honor society ... four-year varsity letterman in football ... Honors and Rankings ... earned first-team All-Catholic League honors as a quarterback during junior and senior seasons ... added second-team all-city accolades as a senior.
Kenneth Allen, #91, K/P, 6-3, 205, Fenton, MI Prep ... attended Fenton High School (2012) coached by Jeff Setzke ... two-year varsity letterman in football ... Honors and Rankings ... first-team all-district punter senior year ... Other Sports ... also participated in basketball and soccer. (Held offer from Oregon State)
Dan Gibbs, #79, OL, 6-7, 311, Birmingham, MI Prep ... attended Seaholm High School (2012) coached by Jim DeWald ... three-year varsity letterman in football ... Honors and Rankings ... earned first-team all-state honors at offensive tackle senior year ... received first-team all-conference recognition sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Other Sports ... also participated in track and field and wrestling. (Scout: 3 stars, #97 OT)
Ben Pliska, #63, OL, 6-3, 269, Kirkland, WA Prep ... attended Lake Washington High School (2012) coached by Stephen Supple ... three-year varsity letterman in football ... national honor society ... Honors and Rankings ... earned all-conference recognition junior and senior seasons ... Other Sports ... four-year letterman in lacrosse. (Video highlights from hudl.com)
Ryan Glasgow, #96, DL, 6-4, 294, Aurora, Ill Prep ... attended Marmion Academy (2012) coached by Dan Thorpe ... national honor society ... two-year varsity letterman in football ... Honors and Rankings ... recognized as Suburban Christian Conference Defensive Player of the Year senior year ... Other Sports ... two-year varsity letterman in basketball. (Brother of Redshirt Freshman OL Graham Glasgow. One or both of the brothers had preferred walk-on offers from Ohio (yes, that Ohio))
Mark Lawson, #59, LB, 6-2, 213, Ada, MI Prep ... attended Forest Hills Eastern High School (2012) coached by Tim Gibson ... three-year letterman in football ... earned all-state and all-conference accolades as a senior (2011) ... national honor society ... Other Sports ... also lettered in lacrosse and wrestling. (Ann Arbor.com article)
One of my favorite things about Michigan football Saturdays is the feeling I get when I walk back into my living room after grabbing a fresh beer and see my friends all together. I absolutely love bringing people together, more than anything in the world.
I've been wanting to start an MGoClub or M Club or whatever here in Evansville, IN for the past two seasons, because I see an uncanny amount of Michigan license plates, car decals, hats and shirts around the city. I want to meet new people and enjoy this great thing with them.
I know it's literally unfeasible to have a seperate thread for every city (especially those the small size of Evansville) destroying the board, but is there anyway we could create something on the blog, or even just use this to organize some kind of MGoClub?
I really like the model the American Outlaws have, where there are local chapters, with someone heading up each chapter. I wouldn't want to get any $ involved the way they do with dues and paying for tailgates, I just want to hang out. You know, meet up at a bar once a month during the offseason, catch Football, basketball and hockey games together.
Hell, you might be like my dad, content just watching games by yourself, or with only the people you've been watching with so far. There's nothing wrong with that.
I'd rather connect. What does the blog think?
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd love for those of you interested in chairing, or leading your own cities local chapter to let me know. We can get a list together of contacts, and maybe even expand our "michigan bar locator" a bit.
EDIT (OP) : So far, there has been alot of positive feedback and ideas. Here's the plan. CRex, or someone, mentioned using social media (i.e. facebook) to get this beast rolling.
Step 1. Check on facebook to see if there already is such a group for your desired area. We don't want to be harshing anyone's gig, you know.
Step 2. If there isn't one, create it, and invite your current Michigan buddies on Fbook. Call it whatever you want, but for uniformity's sake, use the term MGo in it. I hope/suppose this is okay with Brian, Dave Brandon, and what not.
Step 3. If you're the one spearheading the effort in your city/region, please send me an email at the aforementioned address, with the following. Your name, the region, your email or contact info you're comfortable with, and the url link to the facebook group page. We'll see if we can't get a list together for the blog.
Step 4. Remember to set the blog's homepage as Mgoblog.
Mgodemigod Brian, if you see any problem with this effort, let me know.
I'm totally down for any other ideas or commentary you guys have on this.
EDIT #2: Lots of good stuff in the thread. Please remember to connect with me via email at email@example.com once you get the ball rolling.