i refuse to even consider this a possibility
...days until Mike Hammerstein watches his former teammate, Jim Harbaugh, and the 2016 Wolverines defeat Hawaii.
Mike was primarily a defensive tackle, playing from 1981 to 1985 under Bo. He started in all games for the 1984 and 1985 seasons. In 1985, he was a consensus All-American selection. After he graduated, Mike was drafted by the Bengals in the third round and played with that team from 1986 to 1990.
What a shame. I hope this doesn't start a political discussion about gun safety, but it probably will. This is just an unfortunate tragic accident above all else. Someone earlier in another thread said deaths come in threes... While Tipton certainly didn't have the impact Buddy Ryan or Pat Summitt did, he's still an athletic figure in a public light.
There's a fluff article at the Freep (freep alert) on Rashan Gary:
Greg Mattison is quoted:
The thing that excites me probably the most about that is he’s with a great group of guys that can mentor him and get him into that freshman year. One thing I’m real proud of is these seniors. They’ve become real men and they see a talented kid and they’ll make sure he does all the right things and we’re going to help him get as good as he can be. “He’s already fit in.
And something almost all of us are anticipating:
The challenge is where to put Gary because, Mattison said, “he’s got the size to play inside, but the speed to play outside. So it gives us a lot more flexibility.”
The future looks bright. Bright indeed. Looking forward to the season.
This excerpt SI's MMQB ran from Dr. Z's unpublished memoir is awesome. I loved reading Dr. Z in the early years of SI.com, he was the only NFL writer worth a damn.
That is all.
With Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class shaping up to be an absolute monster, I started putting some research behind a creeping suspician I had about Coach Urban Meyer.
Urban Meyer's time at Ohio State has been similar to his tenure at Florida in some interesting ways
On the field
First four years at Florida: 2 National Titles, 2 SEC Titles
First four years at OSU: 1 National Title, 1 B1G Title + 1 undefeated season with a postseason ban
Around the conference
Midway through the tenure, an elite coach joins the conference from the NFL to take over a struggling traditional power.
Prior to Meyer's third year at Florida, Saban is hired at Alabama.
Prior to Meyer's fourth year at OSU, Harbaugh is hired at Michigan.
After recruiting well for the duration of his time, year six is the year that the class hits the stratosphere.
Meyer's 2010 class at Florida features five 247C 5 stars and another seventeen 4 stars on the way to 324 total points
Meyer's 2017 class at OSU currently features three 5 stars and ten 4 stars out of an initial 14 commitments
Does this mean that we can expect things to flame out in dramatic fashion in Columbus in a year in a half. It does mean that we can hope. For all the talk of Harbaugh being restless, he's left three jobs, two for massive ugrades in position, one for ownership ineptitude. Meyer lef the comparison job as the weight of pushing ahead his program's problems finally crashed down.
Has anyone seen it? I watched it on Amazon yesterday, and I found it quite fascinating. This is a documentary on Mitch Mustain, a QB who first went to Arkansas and later transferred to USC. He was in the same senior (HS) class (different school of course) as Tim Tebow. If you get the opportunity, check it out. High school All everything, Gatorade POY, and can't miss prospect.