this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
One of Michigan's best offensive performances last year. One of my favorite wins of the season.
Rumor on a couple other boards say that one of the incoming Freshmen has left the program.
Edit: No longer vague.
It's Tony Posada for reals. Link [zl]
offers some interesting comparisons and similarities between Denard and Taylor.
UM fans love Denard, NU loves Taylor, two exciting players.
If their season goes as planned without any hitches, I think our November game will get incredible hype nationwide beyond the team matchup.
I am looking forward to seeing these 2 perform on the same field more than any other game on our schedule.
Rivals article says that Pitt and Florida are his top two. He says he also still likes Purdue, MSU, and Virginia. No mention of Michigan at all. Just give me Diamond or Garnett to finish out this OL class and I'll be happy.
In the six years since the meeting, the Big Ten began to change, too. Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes might have a tough time recognizing the league these days.
If those iconic coaches, who shaped the Big Ten brand during decades at Michigan and Ohio State, were still alive, they'd see a very different conference.
They'd wonder if Nebraska had gotten lost. They'd be shocked to see their teams, archrivals Michigan and Ohio State, placed in different six-team divisions. While they probably would enjoy the division names, Legends and Leaders, more than most folks, they might struggle to figure out which teams go where.
They'd have to get used to a Big Ten championship game, the first in the league's 116 years of football. Playing the title game indoors might irk Bo and Woody, but probably not as much as playing the Ohio State-Michigan game after Thanksgiving.
The piece appears to be tied to an overview of the Big Ten by multiple voices at ESPN. In other content, Pat Forde discusses how tradition can limit the talent needed to win (sounds SO 2008), an overview of Nebraska's entrance into the Big Ten, and Insider looks over Wisconsin.
While merely a link-dump for the WWL, we all know it would have posted anyways. At least it's pretty this way.