I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Last night kicked off the start to a significant 5 day stretch for Michigan Athletics.
Michigan 61 Sparty 57 - Muppets.
Pride comes bef............... nevermind.
Today: Illinois OL Chris Bryant makes his announcement at 7:30 Chicago time
TomVH seems to think we have a slight edge. Thank you very much.
Saturday: Michigan hockey takes the "Sparty Beat-down Tour" to Detroit
Crypt Keeper Comley bid fare-thee-well.
Sunday: MBB returns to the court against Iowa to continue the "Give us a tourney....any tourney" tour.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday is the last ditch effort to sign, seal, and deliver the last of the 2011 Recruiting class.
"I want you, and you, and you, and you, and you"
Let's Go Blue!
Oh, and just cuz it's worth reposting............
Suck it, Sparty!
So clearly there's no "hard news," but I'm wondering if anyone has any insider knowledge about whether we're still applying for a medical redshirt for Gardner, what the chances of obtaining one are and when we would know if he was granted one?
Why don't major college football programs (USC in the pacific islands excepted) recruit internationally? And I know what you're thinking: because it would be more expensive and nobody plays American football internationally.
My counter to these arguments is that it would require minimal effort to attract some kids from the Caribbean or South America, for example, where there is a surplus of athletes and a shortage of opportunities.
Regarding the fact that they would have no football experience, a Jamaican sprinter with not-quite Usain Bolt's speed could easily become an asset at corner or receiver with a year or two of coaching. Or a Brazilian footballer that can't quite go pro but wants to get out of the favelas.
Taking one or two fliers per year on this sort of prospect would have minimal risk and huge upside, particularly if a few guys made it big and brought the game back home.
Thoughts? Neg bangs?
University of Alabama Associate Athletics Director for Football Mike Vollmar is leaving the Capstone for a position in the University of Michigan athletic department, sources close to the UA athletic department told The Tuscaloosa News.
He worked at Michigan from 88-90 as a recruiting coordinator.