This article suggests that RR was rather scarred by the outcry from Braylon et al. Quoth RR:
"Roy likes the No. 12 and I think he'd be good just staying in that," Rodriguez told Ryan Terpstra on ESPN 96.1..."We haven't talked about (Roundtree’s number preference) at all, Rodriguez said. I've dealt with that thing a couple of years ago, so we've really tried to put that issue to bed."
Whether any of our current receivers deserve the #1 is something people can honestly debate. But it would be a shame if RR felt like he didn't have the authority to offer it to a deserving receiver. The J.T. Floyd incident in 2008 was an innocent mistake, and it sounds like RR doesn't want to give it to anyone now because he doesn't want to deal with the political outcry from Braylon et al. should he give it to someone they don't approve of.
Once RR was educated about the tradition, surely we can trust him to apply it appropriately.
Good morning, all. Let's start the day out with some love for good old #21 Junior Hemingway. Talk about finally coming into his own. And, the fourth-year junior is about to put himself in the UM record books.
He's averaging 20.5 yards per catch. If he can maintain that, it will will land him 7th on the all-time single season list for Michigan. I find that to be very impressive. He's also 3 100-yard games in Big 10 play this season.
Anyway, let's play trivia. Who would be the six former Michigan players ahead of him and from what seasons? Heck, let's just go ahead and name the current top-10.
Maybe this wont be as fun as it sounds, but we have to trduge through Hump Day somehow. So, let's hear your guess.
EDIT: HINTS! I PUT SOME HINTS DOWN BELOW, BUT I WILL PUT THEM UP HERE SO PEOPLE CAN SEE:
Alright, we got Toomer and AC. But, none of the 6 single seasons ahead of Junior right now.
Here's a hint
Of the remaining 8 in the top 10, three former MICH players are on their twice.....neither are Toomer or AC, btw.
The three guys who are in the top-10 with two different seasons all played for BO
One of others had one of the best NFL QBs throwing to him
And another played with Tom Harmon. Good luck with that one.
In lieu of the Cam Newton stuff, I figured this may be an appropriate question. First, let me disclaim that I would never want to see a minor league football system, if only for the selfish fact that I'm an avid Michigan fan.
That being said, why is there not an avenue for these kids to get paid in the three years they have to wait before going to the NFL? Is there one, but it is just not a common thing? I'd figure a guy like Williams or Clarett would have taken that route if presented it, so their options cannot be tangible.
I get that the big benefit of NCAA football is that kids that will never attain anything in the NFL are given the chance to get a great foundation for other professions. However, no matter how unethical these pay to play scenarios are, its pretty unfair that these kids don't have an option to be paid.
That being said, I still enjoy the soap operas that are the Auburn's and USC's of the world. They still deserve it for skirting the rules. The NCAA would stop at nothing to prevent a minor league, because it would cut into their non-profit margins. They may have enough pull to prevent this from ever happening The question is, is it fair?
Rivals lists our current linebacker targets and breaks them down. Where is Kris Frost?
I hope you haven't forgetten the BUSH LEAGUE move at the end of last year's game. I know I haven't...
"I was a little disappointed that after the game their coach seemed to bring the lineman over like I was the reason that his lineman got suspended for that one game," Rodriguez told reporters in Ann Arbor. "I don’t know where that came from. I talked to him on the phone and told him that wasn’t me that -- this is way back when. I didn’t have anything to do with that young man getting suspended for that one game."
Ed-M: Six! Six fake commits ah ah ah. Sorry for hijacking this thread, but it's too entertaining not to have it all in one place.
For those just joining us, 4-star WR DeAnthony Arnett has a press conference tomorrow night to announce his school choice. In the meantime, he is having a bit of fun at the expense of fans who follow this stuff way too closely.
Look in the mirror, then look here.
Wherever DeAnthony commits, I give him credit -- this is one of the best roasts of the recruiting nutters that I've ever seen....
He's picking USC:
Wait, no, it's Michigan:
Just kiddin, M. It's Central Michigan:
Aw Hell, It's Tennessee:
And...it's Slippery Rock...wait no the 'University of Michigan State':
No no no it's "The University of Cal" (last one):
And then the respective online fanbases get the screen turned around on them.
Thank you DeAnthony and brotherguy for a hilarious night. [/takeover]
Not sure if this is him being serious, or him messing around with everyones head again. Take it for what it's worth.