Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Personally, I hate noon games. They're all right once in a while, but not every weekend. I don't remember every having this many noon games in 1 season before.
I tried to search the site to see if this has been posted before but the search function seems to be broken and I can't access anything beyond the 1st page of MGoBoard. Is that only me or is anyone else experiencing that too? I figured that I'm on here often enough that I'd remember if this has been posted before and I don't remember it being posted, so I went ahead and posted it. Apologies if it's already been posted.
If we don't beat OSU, I quit. I don't know from what, but I just quit.
To all that have the privledge of attending this weekends game vs Nebraska I would like to pass along one man's simple advice.
In multiple places across the web you can see stories about: how great and accomodating the Nebraska fan base is when you visit Memorial Stadium. Personally I have never been, but hopefully in 2012 or 2014 I will get the chance. With that said I hope the fan base I proudly list myself in is as accomodating and welcoming to Nebraska in their first trip to Ann Arbor.
If you see someone in Nebraska gear around town this week show them why Ann Arbor is such a great place, a simple "welcome to Ann Arbor" or "welcome to Michigan" goes a long way when visiting a campus (something that is very hard to find in Ohio or at MSU). Nebraska has already been to Wisconsin, one of the nicest places in the B1G outside Ann Arbor, but as stated earlier, let's show them what makes Ann Arbor special.
I just finished my copy of Three and Out and, like many of you, I am sorting through some very conflicted feelings. First of all, I would say that I found the book is a great representation of the last 3 years with a lean toward defending RR, while still acknowledging mistakes that he made and pinpointing a few key moments that if handled differently could have made his Michigan tenure more positive and probably long-lasting.
There were several parts of the book that tugged at my emotions and changed my perceptions, and anyone that followed the program the last three years had to feel that as they read this book (both pro-RR and anti-RR). I was certainly disappointed in the way the RR hiring was handled, disappointed in the way RR handled many situations as the head coach, and disappointed in several people in key positions to support RR that did not. I agree that we are in a good position where we are today with Brady Hoke, and I am excited about the future and turning the page.
All that said, perhaps the thing that astonished me the most at the very end of the book is that John U Bacon mentions that all of the players and personnel that played in the Gator Bowl got Gator Bowl rings despite the loss. Rich Rod and his staffers were not sent rings, and John U seems to imply that it is because they were not thought to be Michigan Men. When I read that, I said out loud "Really? Unbelievable..." After all of the work that they put in, and everything that they went through as a team they don't even deserve a commemoration of their culminating game? They were the coaches of the team that got to the Gator Bowl. That isn't in question. Granted, its not like they are being denied their national championship rings, but it is still just one final jab to a coaching staff that endured many. I, for one, was extremely disappointed to read that.
(shared with Kawann Short)
Congratulations on a great performance for the senior from Whitehall, MI.
Matt Wile also won some type of award (CFPA?) for kickoff specialist of the week. 5 of 6 kickoffs were touchbacks, though I think the wind had something to do with it. But regardless, congratulations to Matt as well. Apparently RVB won this CFPA award for defensive lineman of the week. JT Floyd also wins the bodogblog Suck It Zooker award for CB's. Our cup overfloweth.
Accused of home invasion in the second degree (no one home).
Hearing date is November 16th.
[ED:BISB: Held pending confirmation]
[ED:BISB: Okay, so apparently this is a thing]
1) On a fake field goal when the ball is snapped to the holder whose knee is on the ground, why is the play not blown dead at that point?
2) On a silent snap count when the quarterback pumps his fist, why isn't false start called? Oregon's QB comes to mind here. He almost hits the ground with his fist he pumps it so vigorously.