I have seen a few tweets and this article from Chicago regarding potential opennings at USC and Texas and whether Fitzgerald would take one of these two jobs. I think USC is more likely as it is a private school similar to NU. The policitcs of Texas program is tough to handle for a total outsider.
Headline says it all. CBS has decided to put a single camera on Johnny Manziel for Saturday's game.
No matter where he is and no matter what part of the game it is, we will have a shot of it,” said Craig Silver, CBS’s coordinating producer of college football, told (Richard) Deitsch. “If he is anywhere in sight of that camera, we will catch it.”
The guy is not perfect, but this is absolutely ridiculous. I can't think of any other player in recent history receiving this much scrutiny.
Any insiders or tech-gurus have any thoughts as to why the stats portion of the Michigan Stadium scoreboards continues to be inaccurate when it's even operational?
I'll admit that I haven't gone to that many games since they went up for the 2011 season, but I can't recall a game when they worked for the entire game, if at all. So that's three years that these things have not worked properly. As a fan with seats low in the bowl, it's frustrating to not be able to know the down and distance. As an alum, it's a bit embarrassing with all the brains at this university that somebody can't figure out how to get accurate numbers to project on a screen and update in near real time.
I thought the board might be interested in a weekly Slippery Rock update for those of you who could not make it to the game.
Last year their QB Nigel Barksdale had ACL surgery at the end of last year, and in the season opener had quite an impressive game, throwing for 465 yds and 6(!) TDs. They beat Northwood 51-36 in a game that was played with some impressive stats.
From the article "The game was played at a breakneck pace, with both teams utilizing a hurry-up offense and snapping the ball almost immediately after it was signaled in-play. As a result, Slippery Rock ran an incredible 110 offensive plays during the game, while Northwood ran 80 plays. The teams combined for a whopping 1,127 yards of total offense."
I will continue to do this on a weekly basis, unless there is no interest...
I was looking through our 2015 offer and I only see one QB offered thus far (who has limited interest in Michigan).
While I know it is too early in the game for 2015 recruiting to get going, recent trends in recruiting suggests that players are being offered early and commit early. This is particularly true with a position like QB.
I'm not sure why Jayru Campbell wasn't offered and what the plan on QB recruiting is going into 2015 (two year separation from Morris - we absolutely need a stud at QB). From the looks of it most top rated prospects in 2015 are from CA (so getting them to commit will be hard as is).
Is there any mitigation for my irrational FOMO (fear of missing out) on a stud QB in 2015?
Yesterday, the student section tried to start the wave during the third quarter when we were up 14 points with plenty of time left in the third quarter.
Notre Dame had the ball. While some students half heartedly attempted the wave, ND scored to cut the lead to 7. At the time I thought "ok, some freshmen or sophomores got down low and didn't know better." Embarassing, but at least the rest of the students knew to focus on the game and get loud for the defense.
Then the unthinkable happened. Immediately after the score, the student section kept trying to start a wave. We were up just 7 against a rival in the third quarter. This time, the entire section was participating in the act of sacriledge. Of course, the recent alums and non-students were having none of it.
Now, I'm not a crotchedy old alum, rather I'm a mid-20's, always yelling, "up in back" recent alum. I love the Michigan Stadium version of the Wave. There's none better. However, even though it is great and amazing, it's true beauty is a result of doing it properly and at the correct time. Doing it incorrectly and at improper times will lead to a substandard wave. This is serious business. During the RichRod years, blowouts were few and far in between and the Wave's standards dipped. Now that we are basking in the glory that is the Hoke era, let's bring the Wave's standard's back to where they belong.
Here's your MGoPSA. Wave Guidelines:
- The wave is only to start late in the third quarter or in the fourth quarter.
- The game must be "in hand." This means that even with a miracle, the outcome is not in doubt and we are the team that will be coming out on top. A safe number for this is a 21-point lead. However, depending on the amount of time left, this could be as low as a 17-point lead.
- ONLY when requirements (1) and (2) are met is it acceptable to start the Wave.
- The Wave's order is as follows:
- Regular speed
- Regular speed (second round of regular speed recommended if first cycle was weak)
- Slow wave
- Fast wave
- Reverse wave
- Split wave
- Split wave until it dies
Thus concludes your MGoPSA. Let the debate commence (though, I think I have everything correct).