Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Coach Rick Pitino got his wish. The Louisville basketball coach indicated awhile back that he wanted Memphis to join the Big East.
The Tigers will join the Big East for all sports starting in 2013.
More details can be found here.
For those wondering, barring further changes, the Big East could be broken down as such (for football):
Boise State, Cincinnati, Houston, Louisville, San Diego State, and SMU
Connecticut, Pittsburgh (departing in 2014), Rutgers, Syracuse (departing in 2014), UCF, and USF.
Where does Memphis go? Navy joins in 2015, FYI.
Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh (departing in 2014), Providence, Rutgers, SMU, St. John's, Seton Hall, Syracuse (departing in 2014), UCF, USF, Villanova.
19 teams. Don't be surprised if that is an answer to a Final Jeopardy question or something.
Here's a thorough breakdown of 2013 ATH De'Niro Laster out of Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Could be a potential 2013 commit as he's very interested in Michigan and is quite the talent on both sides of the ball: De'Niro Laster
Just saw the update on WN. Mike Martin, David Molk, and Junior Hemingway have all received invitations to attend the NFL Combine in Indy, February 22-28. The complete list of invitees is found here.
Congratulations to them, but a bummer that Koger and RVB didn't receive invites.
SUPER BOWL XLVI
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If you're at all like Tom Blockham, the Super Bowl was easy enough to watch,
because either way a Michigan Man was going to get himself a ring. The hard
part was explaining to your co-workers that your collegiate loyalty is
more important than any professional franchise.
All apologies to Zoltan Mesko and David Baas for
not giving them props in the strip as well.
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Well, that was quick...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Due to an extremely high level of demand, the University of Michigan Athletic Ticket Office announced today (Tuesday, Feb. 7) that the University's allotment of tickets to the Cowboys Classic against Alabama is sold out. Michigan received just less than 25,000 tickets for the football team's 2012 season opener and sold out before a public sale could take place.
"We have received unprecedented interest in tickets for the Cowboys Classic game with Alabama," said chief marketing officer Hunter Lochmann. "The demand is on par or greater than our athletic department has ever seen."
If the athletic department receives standing room tickets, those will be offered in the following order:
- Victors Club members with 1-49 priority points without previous Cowboys Classic orders
- Michigan football season ticket holders with no priority points
- General public
Standing room ticket availability will not be known until late April. All individuals within the aforementioned groups will receive M-mail communication if and when standing room only tickets become available.
Yesterday I stated in another thread that the 97 defense carried a horrid offense to the NC. I was taken to task by a couple of posters that the 97 offense was anywhere from underrated to good to could score when they wanted Lloyd just held the reigns. Not sure why but this kind of surprised me that more than a few people stuck up for that offense. I asked a few people the rest of the day that question and most agrred with me that it was anywhere from mediocre to blah.
As we have seen the last few years people have a big difference on what they think is a successful offense so I wanted to get a board wide feel on where we slot this offense from 97. Put your vote in from 1 to 10. 10 being 95 Nebraska's run game mixed with Spurriers 97 fun gun passing game and 1 being 08 Michigan. I know a lot of guys have stats already worked up so please use some stats to back up your claims if you can.
The guys in the other thread made me reconsider my own opinion and looking at the stats and production I don't think they were good but maybe they weren't as bad as I remember. I'll give them a 4. My quick stat check looked at the last 11 years of Lloyd's tenure.
Pts per game they were 10th of a 11 years.
Pass yds per game they were 10th of 11 years
Yds per carry they were 6th of 11 years
That would seem to support my argument depending on how you feel about Michigan' offense during this period, but as we've seen with some of the advanced stats that have come out there are a lot of factors that go into those pretty generic stats so I can be swayed if you have a good point or stat.
Have at it.