The team awards were handed out tonight and I know you're all probably shocked but Denard won the Bo Schembechler Most Valuable Player of the Year Award for the second year in a row.
Dr. Arthur D. Robinson Scholarship Award (Leading Senior Scholar): Will Heininger
Hugh R. Rader Memorial Award (Top Offensive Lineman): David Molk
Roger Zakoff Award (Best LB): Kenny Demens
Robert P. Ufer Bequest (Senior who has demonstrated the most enthusiasm and love for Michigan): Split between Ryan Van Bergen and Kevin Koger
Richard Katcher Award (Best DL): Mike Martin
I just want to give another shout out to the Senior class who dealt with so much and fought through it all. This team wouldn't be where it is today if it wasn't for those guys. They're true Michigan Men.
The MWC is applying for an automatic bid to the BCS. Here's how they're doing it:
The BCS rules allow a league without automatic qualifying status to request an exemption for the next two seasons if its teams met certain performance standards from 2008-2011.
I wasn't even aware that a non-AQ could gain an auto-bid. Anyone have any more info about the standards for gaining an auto-bid? Is it just sending 2 teams to the BCS in 2 consecutive years?
My guess is that they'll be denied, considering that both TCU and Boise State are leaving the MWC and those two teams are the only reason the MWC is even eligible. Then again, the Big East is really, really bad. And that's an understatement.
Even though we still have a VT team to handle interesting to see that the Alabama OC Jim McElwain has just been named the next HC at thee Colorado State University. A long way off but I'm already pumped about next year!!
Second call for ESPN's MGoBlog College Bowl Mania group.
Group Name: MGoBlog
Current Membership: 130
Good luck, but not too much.
We're currently at 144 members, seems like we could get a lot more to sign on before this weekend!
Oddly enough I was talking to my coworker (Purdue Alum/ND Fan), who is also into recruiting and from NW Indiana. He asked me if we were looking at Gelen Robinson... Which made me think he either meant,Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson or current Basketball Recruit Glenn Robinson III.
But, as it turns out, GR3 has a younger brother confusingly named Gelen, who is just a Sophmore... but appears to be pretty good at football. Looks like we could be hearing his name in a few years.
NW Indiana Times, Defensive Player of the Year...
Of course, Robinson is also a very talented wrestler. But his ultimate goal is to play football on Saturdays. And maybe even Sundays.
And this is where he might follow in his brother's shadow. He has gone on trips to Ann Arbor with "Tre." Wearing the classic blue and gold helmet is something that brings a smile to Robinson's face.
"I haven't talked to a lot of colleges yet," he said. "But I do like Michigan."