This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Per Kovacs's Twitter post:
This morning, coach Hoke awarded 7 walk-ons with scholarships at team meeting. Special day for them and for Michigan! #WalkOnNation"
(Don't know how to embed Twitter posts).
Seems fitting that Kovacs would be the one to post this. Any guesses on who the 7 might be?
Some pretty good fluff coming out of Seattle. I've always been a Braylon Edwards fan, I think a lot of his bad wrap was his own doing, but he's a good guy overall. It is good to see he is putting in the effort to excel in Seattle. I liked Wilson, even at Wisconsin, so that is a duo I will enjoy watching this year.
I made another 'Deep Thoughts' post a while back that went pretty well, and had the intention of posting one about once a month. I've been thinking about the effect the internet had had on college football since its proliferation. There are so many dynamics that the internet has changed in regards to football. Do you think it has been a mostly positive impact, or mostly negative impact?
Points to consider:
1. High school athletes receive more exposure, which may have lead to parody in all but the top schools. Are high school athletes with talent more likely to be recognized, especially when they come from places that are not traditional hotspots?
2. College athletes are now under a very high powered microscope. They can't eat a salad these days without it being posted on Twitter. The general opinion is that college athletes have had an alarming rate of stupid ideas, but is this just the microscope speaking?
3. College coaches and adminstrators are not immune to fans actions and reactions. Ultimately, we are the consumers of their product. We can pressure them into making decisions. Whether it be scholarship long snappers or punishments for starting RBs, what level of control do fans have by vocalizing our displeasure through email, forums, blogs, etc?
4. NCAA enforcement has become somewhat of a joke. Is this a loosening of policies or a product of the information age?
So, I am in a bit of a dilemma. I have two tickets to the game on Saturday and plan on driving the seven hours from my home with some friends down to Dallas on Friday. However, my wife is 8 months pregnant with a due date of approximately September 21st. This is going to be our first child together, so I really want to be there for the birth. Should I roll the dice and go to Dallas this weekend with the hope that she doesn't go into labor, or should I stay back to cover myself in case something happens?
My wife wants me to go so I don't hold a grudge against her if she doesn't go into labor (jokingly of course, I would never really do that), and before she was even pregnant, she knew I would be going to the game. Not sure what to do as the clock begins to wind down.
Haven't seen this posted anywhere else - Highlights from Channing Stribling's second game featuring a leaping interception (first play shown) and an amazing kickoff return TD. Our coaches definitely uncovered a gem. Reminds me of Marquis Walker even though he is being recruited as a corner.
Responsibility. Leading by example. Being vocal. Big Ten Championship. Team 133. (No twosie)