The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
This week's scouting report is on Bastrop (TX) Bastrop cornerback Antwuan Davis. Michigan currently sits outside his top five of Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, and Texas, but the coaches are still pursuing him. I like Davis as a physical boundary corner, and he also has the speed to stick with receivers downfield. Lately it seems most Michigan corners only have one or the other, but Davis looks like a pretty complete player if he can stay healthy.
Long-time UMich fans may be familiar with Trevor Pryce. He played a couple years at Michigan in the mid-'90s before transferring to Clemson. (I'm hazy on what prompted the move.) He was a 1st-round pick of the Broncos and (as you'll see here) has had a long NFL career. This article contains his thoughts on retirement:
Not something I'd post mid-season, but it seems OK for now.
Boise State at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ESPN
Indiana State at Indiana, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network
Vanderbilt at Northwestern, 8 p.m., BTN
Notre Dame at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ABC
Utah State at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN
Ball State at Indiana, 8 p.m., BTN
Syracuse at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTN
Louisiana Tech at Illinois, 8 p.m., BTN
Wisconsin at Nebraska, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
Nebraska at Ohio State, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
Ohio State at Indiana, 8 p.m., BTN
Penn State at Iowa, 8 p.m., BTN
Ohio State at Penn State, 6 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2
Michigan at Nebraska, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
Some of my notes:
-Our game at Notre Dame will be a night game. I'm not sure why that's not included on this schedule.
-The above would put Ohio, Nebraska, IU and us at 3 prime-time games each. As for why IU is getting 3 prime-time games, I don't think anyone really knows.
-Purdue is the only team with no prime-time games.
Hit the link for some of their notes on the match-ups:http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/category/_/name/michigan-wolverines
per Nick Baumgardner's (AA.com) Twitter.
Michigan marching band received a letter today from Dave Brandon informing them that they will be heading to Dallas for the 2012 FB opener
While there are just as many factors that say he'll choose us as there are that he'll choose FSU, I'm going to say I think he goes FSU by a whisker, unfortunately. Two reasons: first, we don't offer a Criminal Justice major, which according to Tim at Rivals he very much wants to major in, and second, all of his Dad's comments, while absolutely glowing about Hoke and Michigan, kinda sound to me like what the Bachelor says about the girl that comes in second: "she's an amazing girl, absolutely fantastic, she has big things ahead of her and some lucky guy is really going to be fortunate to get her." Not that I know (ahem) anything about the Bachelor, my wife must have told me about that...
/hope I'm wrong
/trying not to jinx