also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
No really hot off the press, but I did not see it posted: ESPN published the 2011 - 2012 bowl schedule and since three B1G vs. SEC bowls take place in Florida on the same day, i.e. 1/2/12 (Outback, Capital One, Gator), I was wondering if you guys expect Michigan to participate in any of them.
The reason I'm asking is because I might take my chances and book a flight from Europe to Florida hoping to see Michigan play.
I've been in favor of most decisions of the pimp hand and the athletic department. But finally joing the ranks of the idiotic phone mascots is something I can't get behind.
John Hollinger has published (insider only) his draft rater at ESPN.com:
This is a statistically based predictor of NBA potential that he uses to create his draft board. Hollinger has Morris rated as #33 and his numerical rating suggests he's most likely going to end up a fringe rotation player. He's the #12 perimeter player rated in this system.
Hollinger does acknowledge some limitations in his system, but most of those limitations wouldn't help Morris' score because he played a lot of minutes, was not a one-and-done player, and was not an enigmatic post player that is hard to predict. Last week Chad Ford had Morris rated as a Tier-5 prospect somewhere between 21-33 in the draft.
I sincerely hope that Morris gets picked somewhere in the first round and is able to play his way into a regular role with a team. I wish him nothing but the best. That being said, I still think that Morris would have moved up the draft boards if he stayed another year even with some other stars keeping their names out of the draft this year. I also remain skeptical that there will be an NBA season at all.
Anyone else going through some tsio scandal news withdrawal? Or are people enjoying the break?
I don't know about you guys, but I have a lot of respect for Nevada HC Chris Ault.
He led Nevada to a 13-1 record last year, a 52-31 defeat of Cal, a 27-13 win at BYU and a 34-31 upset win vs. No. 3 Boise State (remember Kyle Brotzmann missed kick and his "Fffffuuuuuuhhhh!" with chin guard rip down response?)
How many HC's out there would uber-perform and then accept a 4.8% pay cut like the rest of the Univ. of Nevada university employees?
My guess is not many.
Coach Ault personifies humility and teamwork during tough economic times for the state.
Things are far worse in California's economy right now, but I found it nice to read how elsewhere some people are really doing the right things for the greater good of the university, students and others, not just to line their own pockets.
Over at Rivals, they rank the best Offensive Lineman in the conference this year. Molk makes the list, and Omameh comes in as someone to watch. (http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1232570)
I have felt for years that the strength of the OL goes a long way toward determining the overall performance of the offense. Given Molk and Omameh, and a year of seasoning for Lewan, along with decent play by Huyge and Barnum, the OL appears to be much stronger than it has been for years. The key is staying healthy. If these guys last through the year, they will give Denard plenty of time to pass, and also open up large lanes for both Denard and the rest of the RB corps.
On the other hand, our depth is not that great, and a lot rests on maintaining health through the season. Here's hoping that happens.