"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
At the risk of inducing PTSD in a subset of this blog's readership (specifically, the people who believe the spread offense will never-ever-ever work in the Big Ten because the associated midget receivers can't properly handle the football in 15F temperatures), here's a Grantland piece on the 3-3-5 defense:
Only significant changes were the rise by Jourdan Lewis and the drop by Mike McCray.
Shane Morris 32 (up from 37)
Title sums it up. Ricky Seals-Jones has de-committed from Texas. According to ESPN, he is still without a Michigan offer.
Quick infomormation on Seals-Jones: 6'6" 220 lbs.
ESPN 7th Overall #1 WR, Rivals #18 Overall #1 WR, Scout #2 WR.
Great article from ElevenWarriors about the long-term powerhouses Delany and Scott are creating while we mere mortals get all whiney about the playoff scenarios...
Thx to user mgm 05 who doesn't have the points but posted this in another thread.
So prepare for a Michigan vs. Oregon weekend festival in Ann Arbor or Eugene with their field hockey, soccer and women's volleyball teams playing each other, culminating on Saturday at the Big House or Autzen Stadium when the helmets meet in the main event. Similar festivities will also happen in Columbus, Los Angeles, Bloomington, Tempe, Minneapolis and the Bay Area.
Football is and was the breadwinner for athletic departments; it's the black line on the balance sheet that cancels out the slew of red lines beneath it. Under this agreement it becomes the yeoman for larger attractions and more consumers while creating efficiencies in everything from transportation costs to promotional activities.
And it will happen with everyone watching on the two most profitable and extensive college networks in the country.
EDIT: Just saw that Brian linked to this article at the bottom of today's UV. His comment:
Can we stop giving credit to Jim Delany's amazing foresight when the conference he's piloting has won two national titles in fifty years?
My feeling is that this article puts some perspective on what the reasoning might be for both Delany's recent comments and how the B1G/Pac12 alliance ultimately benefits. Whether you agree with Delany or not, there's a lot of substance here. Also, yes, our conference should be winning more than 2 national titles in 50 years...
Dave Brandon Sees Future Ticket Price Increases; Future Schedule; Baseball Coach and More EDIT: Different Article, More Tidbits
Ticket Prices: Gradual increases coming
Future Schedule: Announcement "days away"
Baseball Coach: Very deep pool of candidates
Air Force Game: Planning for special day
Student Incentives: Coming (no new news)
EDIT: Ann Arbor.com Article w a few more things
Would like to schedule more military teams
Entertainment factor examined when scheduling: "networks are fighting over that game" - 2014 App State game
Still working to move UConn game to new venue: "working hard on that"