here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
We have been his leader for a long time now. Does anyone have any insight on whether he will commit or not this weekend?
I mentioned on Twitter that this would probably happen, but 2013 Colorado OL Chris Fox was offered today by Michigan after attending camp this week. I spoke with him about the offer, he said he's very excited and loved Michigan.
I'll have the full quotes and everything in the Weekly Update.
As everyone knows former Ohio State commit Kyle Kalis is visiting Michigan this weekend. He told me that he's very excited for the trip, however I wouldn't expect a commitment this weekend from him. He does have a lot of interest in Michigan, but he decided that he also wants to visit Alabama and Miami first. That isn't 100%, but that's the plan going into the visit. I always say that visits can change things, but this is the plan as of now.
Kyle is aware of the situation Michigan is in with the recruiting class and how many spots are left open. If no decision is made this weekend don't be surprised if any of the other linemen Michigan was in good shape with end up pushing their decisions back or going elsewhere. I believe that they would wait for Kalis to make his decision, rather than letting it fill up.
There are guys like Blake Bars and Eric Olson deciding in the near future. Bars is deciding within a week, as I reported in his interview earlier. If the coaches want three more linemen and if Blake Bars were to choose Michigan they could potentially still be fine. That would probably leave spots reserved to wait for Jordan Diamond and Kyle Kalis. If they want to take three more. We'll see how it plays out, but do note that Kalis has a lot of interest in Michigan.
Michigan State gained its 7th commitment when WR Kyle Kerrick verbally committed today. Kerrick is a 3 star on both rivals and scout, and is rated the 72nd WR on Scout. Michigan was not targeting Kerrick, and he is the 6th 3 star commitment for State in the 2012 class.
This is also being reported on rivals and scout
Mod Edit: Not OT and more relevant to Michigan football/sports than most of the front page posts. That said, have fun with the national profile MSU.
Annarbor.com reports on a change to Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club's parking policies:
Groups with six vehicles or more will be able to purchase season passes and reserve large blocks of spaces at spots of their choice.
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The season passes will cost $375 per vehicle, based on a rate of $45 per vehicle for five regular-season games and $50 per vehicle for games against Notre Dame, Nebraska and Ohio State. Single-vehicle rates will remain at $40 for five regular-season games, and $50 for the Notre Dame, Nebraska and Ohio State.
Season-pass holders will be allowed access to the course at 7 a.m. on game days, a half hour prior to it opening to the general public. One vehicle may secure an area during the early entry period. Season-pass holders arriving after 7:30 a.m. will be directed to spots along with everybody else.
A press release from the AAGOC has a link to an application and further details, saying that "groups of 1-5 vehicles will also be accommodated with restrictions" and will be assigned a location in a specific area.
Also of note from the annarbor.com piece:
[AAGOC's "parking chairman" Larry] Eiler said he anticipates that 600 to 800 vehicles -- or roughly half the traffic the course sees on game day -- will take advantage of the new offering.
Reservations and payments must be made by Aug. 15.
So, I was wondering when the '11 edition of Brian's Maple Stree Press edition would come out, and while it looks like it won't hit newstands til July 19th, an eternity from now, there is a picture of the cover. It is terrific, complete with a heisman pose and Hoke pointing.