chance of bowl: 13.6%
Brady Hoke is on the Albom program on WJR right now. In case anyone can't get enough of interviews of Hoke.
So, the dead period for recruiting is over, meaning that the football staff can now visit with players. If you're Brady Hoke, who is your first visit? Also, if Tom VH is listening, do you know who BH's first vist was actually with?
It was announced today, according to ESPN, that Case Keenum will be granted a medical redshirt for this year. Good for him, I hope that he can stay healthy for his last season.
I wonder if that means that we will be hearing the status of Devin's medical redshirt soon. What are the feelings of people more in the know than I am about what the outcome is likely to be? The last I heard it discussed, there did not seem to be much worry that he wouldn't be granted it, is that still the case?
Just read on the MB @ Rivals, Auburn poster saying Kris Frost's commitment was not honored and has been turned away by Auburn. Coach Hoke get on the fucking phone and get KF on board!!!!!
Paul Lukas at ESPN.com has written a nice article about the Bulwark, which is industrial design engineer Michael Princip's prototype of a safer football helmet that not only reduces concussions but is "totally badass." Way to go, Michael.
In a sidebar, however, is a brief excursus on the history of the winged helmet, along with links to vintage photographs of teams that have used it. Cool. We're certainly familiar with Crisler's 1935 Princeton team that donned the fabled design we know and love. One untidy historical tidbit of which I was unaware is that Indiana (1933), Michigan State (1934), and Ohio State (1930) also wore some version of the winged helmet.
Ohio State, c. 1930:
Michigan State, c. 1934: