I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
This is a thought I had concerning the Drew Sharp thread that I assume will be deleted so I started a new one. I don't read any news articles about Michigan from the Freep or News anymore and I don't listen to that much sportstalk radio, but due to the forum board posting thoughts from different articles and talk show hosts I certainly get a flavor for what's going on.
My question to you guys is this. Do you think that these guys actually know anything about the players or depth charts or recruiting or schemes and just choose to write something negative because it gets hits or are they simply so lazy that they don't really know anything and just write from a basic fan perspective?
I don't really know anymore after the last couple of years. You would think being around the news conferences and games they would talk to people in the Michigan athletic department and would know enough to write in depth about it, but I get the feeling that if I asked Drew Sharp to name the 22 starters for Michgan he could probably name 7.
Again this is not a D. Sharp or Freep thread. I wonder about guys like Wojo, who seem fairly neutral, I wonder how much these guys really know. I'm curious your opinions.
Demetrius Hart is mentioned favorably a total of three times across these two articles:
SIYAS (Sorry if you've already seen ... I thought these merited a post.)
h/t to Haxel Rose for alerting me to an incorrect second link (now fixed).
Got word from Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville asst. Tony Overton that QB Cardale Jones is looking to set an OV to Michigan, but no date is set.
I don't know how reliable this gentleman is, but i thought it might be of interest to mention.
Recruiting staff, your thoughts and sources on this one?
All 4 of the Rivals "Experts" pick Wisconsin to win this game. So does 91% of America. If I remember right, 91% of America picked Florida to beat us in the Capital One Bowl. Here's hoping for a repeat.
4/4 Say tosu over Iowa, 76%.
4/4 Pick MSU over Purdue, 99% of America (Boiler-Down)
The closest matchup is Pitt vs South Florida, at 3/4 saying Pitt and 54% of America saying South Florida.
Not many close games this week. I'd be surprised if there were many upsets (from teams not starting with a "W" that is).
I can't think of anything clever to say. This is ugly.
The defense in case you missed it.
I know that we all feel we got jobbed out of a MNC game bid by Urban Meyer in 2006 but its nice to see a national media memeber acknowledge it:
6. 2006 - Michigan
Regular season: 11-1
Because Ohio State lost -- and lost big, 41-14 -- it's easy to forget now that most fans didn't even want Florida to be in the game. They wanted Michigan, which spent the final six weeks of the regular season ranked behind Ohio State in the AP Poll. The Wolverines' lone loss was a 42-39 classic in Columbus, Ohio, a game so good that the following week the pollsters kept Michigan at No. 2, as did the BCS. But when one-loss Florida defeated Arkansas in the SEC title game, the Gators leaped into the second slot and into the BCS title game. Michigan settled for the Rose Bowl, where they were romped by one-loss USC, whom Florida also leapfrogged.
Top 6 teams as BCS bridesmaids... its behind a paywall but you can probably guess who is number 1. I'll give you a hint they were ranked number 1 and took out their frustration on us.