"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
“We were joking around (when) we went over the Big House,” the Red Wings forward and former Michigan State star said of Michigan Stadium. “If we’d had a couple of bombs on it (the jet), maybe we would have dropped a couple on there.”
Pilot Lt. David Tickle, an Alabama native, said: “One of the maneuvers that I can show him is a bombing hop. … We just happened to be over Ann Arbor at the time, and I know he’s a Michigan State guy. So it worked out great we could pretend we were bombing Ann Arbor for him.
“Obviously I would never bomb Ann Arbor. I have nothing against Michigan.”
About 7:45 EST. Just a heads up; that is all.
Key quote (paraphrased): "We don't talk about that other school. At Michigan, there is a certain savoir faire".
In a now-buried thread, dahblue asked whether the south scoreboard is being completed at the same time as the north. I figured others might be wondering about this as well, (perhaps) making this worth starting yet another scoreboard thread.
I went past the stadium today on the way to/from the miserably hot Art Fair. The frame has now been completed for the south scoreboard, but no sections of the video screen have been installed. Perhaps they’re going to complete the north video screen before starting on the south screen.
Two more sections of the north scoreboard video screen went up today. For those who can’t access the webcam (link), here’s a screen capture from earlier tonight:
Also, here’s a close-up of the north scoreboard from the Michigan Stadium Aerials site (photo dated 7/19):
A summary is here:
The NCAA thinks Newton was bought and paid for; it's all a matter of proving it now. Some amount of money went to Cecil Newton, while another amount went to Cecil's church. This money was handled by a "third party". The investigation has "revved up" since Chizik's outburst in Destin. The total amount is approximately $180-200K, with $20-30K having gone to the church.
Also, a link to the podcast of the discussion referenced is here:
Chizik's outburst in Destin is described in the link below. Apparently this is old news, but it was news to me - Chizik challenged an NCAA rep at an SEC meeting a week ago, and she had an "oh, snap" response:
He peppered Roe Lach with a flurry of questions about the N.C.A.A.’s investigation into Cam Newton and why the N.C.A.A. had not publicly announced that the investigation was over. Chizik complained that the inquiry’s open-ended nature had hurt Auburn’s recruiting and he followed up at least three times, leading to a testy exchange.
“You’ll know when we’re finished,” Roe Lach told Chizik, according to several coaches who were at the meeting. “And we’re not finished.”
Former Michigan Quarterback Jimmy Maddock passed away today.
Maddock is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Martha Ryan and seven children; Michael, Patricia (Page); Matthew, Elizabeth (Fisher), Anne (McGuire); Andrew and Martha ( Zipkin); and 18 grandchildren. Maddock’s grandson, Matthew, is a sophomore at the University of Michigan.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Maddock family. Maddock had a great career at Michigan!!