further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that The Zooker is history: LINK
Damn, I was hoping he would continue to provide us with laughable decision-making every Fall. Perhaps the Illini would be interested in one Luke Fickell...
Taylor McNamara, a four-star TE to Rivals, ESPN, and 247 (and a three-star to Scout) just sent out this tweet:
@taylormcnamara1 Taylor McNamaraConsidering canceling an official and taking one to #Michigan...
That would obviously be huge for Michigan, and would fill the void left by Pharaoh Brown's decommit/parting of ways. He's already taken visits to Colorado, Notre Dame, and Washington, and has scheduled visits to Oklahoma and Cal over the next month. This is one to keep a close eye on.
[EDIT: I should note that McNamara is currently a very soft commit to Arizona, but it really looks like he'll be heading elsewhere. I don't think the hiring of Rich Rodriguez will change that.]
I know there are a lot of bad articles submitted everyday, but I need to submit this as a finalist as the worst article of the year. I saw the headline and was intrigued and even more so when I saw Michigan on there. "2012 Breakout Teams- Michigan"
The article highlights
1. The spread is a gimmick and Michigan doesn't need it
2. Hoke is recruiting like a mother in the trenches
3. The schedule is tough in 2012.
1. We can and have debated the merits of #1 forever, but the fact is we still run it 70-80% of the time and will probably continue to do so in 2012.
2. Yes, but this will have little impact in 2012 and in fact we will be weakened in 2012 losing Martin, RVB and Molk which he doesn't mention
3. Yes, which is why we probably won't break out in 2012
Not sure if an intern cut and pasted an incorrect title and headline or the editor cut out all of Huards "insight", but this is comically bad.
I mean talk about Denards progress with Borges, Toussiant, 4 of 5 lineman returning, back 7 on defense, Mattison. You can at least make a decent argument on while we could be good next year, but his article is basically telling us why to have hope for a 2014 break out year.
I just cut out the Mich part
"Michigan's goal is to get bigger and more physical at four spots -- offensive line, defensive line, linebacker and wide receiver," says Luginbill. "They have really loaded up at the linebacker and defensive front spots. They want to have a Stanford- or Alabama-like mentality when it comes to physicality." The Wolverines currently have ESPN's sixth-ranked class.
A brutal schedule looms for the Wolverines in 2012: Alabama in Arlington, Texas, to open the season, and road games against Notre Dame, Nebraska and Ohio State. However, Hoke can build some very positive momentum for next season if his team can beat the Buckeyes this weekend and earn a BCS at-large bid. As good as that accomplishment would be, bigger and better things await Michigan in 2012.
[ED:BISB - Too much paywalled content. Trimmed back]
I know, another thread, but this is confirmation apparently.
Many of you know of the legendary MGOBLOGGER known as WolverineHistorian. Many of you have watched his video recaps on the youtubez and basked in moments of Michigans great history. I spent a good chunk the other day organizing all of his (and a few other game recaps by others) into playlists, by the year, in order of games played throughout the season, with the extracurricular videos at the end. (1997 took me a good 45 minutes.)
I've got all of the playlists set up and ready to go on my Apple TV at home, but I wanted to share the playlists with you. Here is the problem, i can't seem to find a way to access my playlists as a guest on my youtube channel. In essence, I don't know what I can do to post them to where you can find them. I know that it will be mid April before we know it, and we'll all be going through football withdrawl. I'm stoked to be able to go back and watch past whole and partial seasons, but want you guys to have access too.
Anybody know how I can make these playlists available, findable, accessable, etc.?
I'm not trying to steal WH's thunder. He did all of the work, and great work at that. I am simply OCD and wanted to get the videos in order for my own purposes.
Let me know how I can do this.
AND BEAT OHIO!