How do we let this guy get out of our back yard? We seem desperate for an athletic tight end. This guy is it. He is ranked #24 in the state by rivals. He has offers from Iowa, Oregon, and Michigan State. He verbally offered to Iowa. He seems really fast for a tight end (played wide out in high school).
Rittenberg came out with his B10 rankings earlier tonight. Either he scored some extra cat nip tonight or rushed this because his Ma was calling him to come out of the basement for a late dinner.
Northwestern & Illinois above Michigan?!
Illinois can only play on half a field and Northwestern was stricken by the Angry QB Hating God. How are they in this position?
PSU above Iowa and Illinois?!
Both these teams crushed PSU. I know they didn't have McGloin, but I doubt the outcome would change with him in.
LOLophers above Indiana?
Granted Indiana has not won a conference game, but I feel that they would if they played the LOLophers.
Agree? Disagree? Thoughts?
So who's hosting a party for the OSU game? I've invited a bunch of family and friends for the game, but a lot of my family and friends are kinda ninnies, and won't show. As such, I will likely have quite a few sections of sub sandwich and at least a few cups from the pony kegs to go around. I'm making my party a bit of an open house.
If anyone lives in the Temperance, MI area, and would like to show up and have a section of sandwich and a beer and watch the game on my slightly bigger than normal but not huge TV, hit me up with an email at eric_fischer at mail dot com. I'll help you find my joint.
On the day of the game, any Michigan fan is a true friend.
Also, for the record, I guess Michigan fans truly are the wine and cheese crowd. I don't know how it happend, but among the supplies and snacks I've picked up for the game? Brie en Croute.
LB/WR Kris Frost was on campus this weekend, and I got the chance to discuss his visit and how he feels about Michigan. Here's his film, then the interview.
TOM: How was the visit, and what was the game like?
KRIS: I've been to Michigan a few times, obviously, but that was my first time there for a game. The tradition just comes out through everything, it was awesome to see that in person and be a part of that game. I actually got an earlier flight than my parents, because I didn't want to miss them running out and touching the banner. You see that on TV and it sends chills, so to get to see that in person was pretty cool. It was really like no other college game.
TOM: Unfortunately Michigan didn't win, but the crowd seemed pretty loud and into it. You being a Michigan fan, were you as into it as everyone else?
KRIS: I was really impressed by the amount of dedication by the fans. That really excited me. I told my mom I was probably the happiest person in that stadium even though they were losing. I'm not really looking at it as just a win and loss total. You have to look at Michigan and give them the benefit of the doubt because they have injuries, they're playing freshman, and they're a young team. You have to take all that into account with them. I really realized that on this trip. I really don't think my experience would have been any different if they had won or lost the game.
TOM: I know you've been up to Auburn quite a bit, and they've been able to explain how you'd fit in there. That was one of the main aspects you wanted to see at Michigan for this trip. Who did you talk to, and what were they saying about how you'd fit in?
KRIS: I met with the offensive coordinator, Rich Rodriguez, Tony Dews, and Coach Gibson who's recruiting me. I talked to them about I would fit in there, and it was just as good as how Auburn explained everything. Michigan is a lot younger, and more inexperienced and Auburn has a lot of guys that are already there, and they're kind of loaded. Michigan is trying to get back into the groove of things. How many freshman they played, that really opened my eyes and my parent's eyes that I could really play early there. That caught my attention, and by what they showed me I would fit in perfectly.
TOM: After meeting with the coaches, the players, and being there for a game did you feel like it was comfortable?
KRIS: Yeah, I felt comfortable with everyone. That was one thing that I really wanted to see how the atmosphere was, and I wanted to see what it was like being there away from home like that, and it was great.
TOM: Besides the business aspect of this trip, since you're a fan what all did you get to do outside of recruiting?
KRIS: We talked to the academic people, we drove around campus and saw where all the buildings are. We went down to the train station and ate, hung out a little bit. We went to the Michigan store and bought some stuff from the store, so it was fun.
TOM: You plan on graduating early, what's the plan from here?
KRIS: I'm going to LSU and then to Cal, and then I'm going to announce at the Army All American game. We are actually going to try to make it back up to Michigan one more time before the big announcement too, but that depends on my schedule.