I've noticed that on a picture tweeted awhile ago, it appears the large Maize (or elephant tusk-like) piping on both sides of the road jerseys are gone.
More to back up that it is, on FootballFanatics they have a new Michigan authentic road jersey that looks exactly like the ones pictured above-
Former Notre Dame assistant football coach Corwin Brown has been given a four-year suspended prison sentence for striking his wife and holding her hostage with a handgun in a seven-hour standoff with police last August.
St. Joseph County Judge Jane Woodward Miller agreed Tuesday to allow Brown to avoid prison after hearing from his wife, Melissa, who said taking her husband away from his family and the counseling he is receiving would be harmful. She also said she did not feel like a victim.
Let's hope Corwin gets heathly soon. My thoughts go out to Corwin and his family as they get through this difficult time.
Wilson will take the majority of first-team reps as the Seahawks prepare for the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night. Carroll plans to play Wilson with the Seahawks' starters through at least the first half. It is possible Flynn could get some first-team reps to start the second half, depending on the flow of the game.
I know this doesn't mean he will be the starter come week one, but it is a surprising move.
After releasing the Rivals 100 yesterday, the new Rivals 250 has been released today.
Michigan players appearing;
Dymonte Thomas-#102 (Previously #95)
Chris Fox-#112 (Previously #57)
Jake Butt-#132 (Previously #118)
Jourdan Lewis-#150 (Previously #147)
David Dawson-#165 (Previously #171)
Wyatt Shallman-#206 (Previously #182)
Ross Douglass-#232 (Previously #222)
Taco Charlton-#233 (Making his debut)
Logan Tuley-Tillman-#241 (Previously #235)
Ben Gedeon dropped out of the 250 completely but with a Rivals rating of 5.8 he is close to being ranked more likely.
Every other Michigan commit is a 3 star or lower, with Maurice Hurst Jr., Deveon Smith, Csont'e York, and Jaron Dukes all receiving ratings of 5.7, meaning they are close to becoming 4 stars.
Michigan now has 14 players in the top 250.
Ohio State has 11.
Notre Dame has 8.
Michigan State has 0.
There is going to be a Rivals chat at 2 PM today to discuss the new rankings. Any questions about why Michigan players dropped will most likely be answered the same way that they were yesterday in the Rivals 100 chat. That being that it's not that these players dropped and got worse, but other players imporved and passed them.
Certain players were discussed in the chat yesterday, namely Fox and Dymonte. The stated reason for Fox's drop was his streaky performance at the 5 star challenge in the summer. Dymonte's drop was more because he was not a big camper, so he did not have the same exposure as other recruits.
Tom from AA's post yesterday regarding the M Fanfare reminded me to re-post my original poll started in January.
The question: How many people know the entire lyrics to "The Victors"? HINT: The first word is not "Hail", it is "Now".
If you already voted previously, please do not vote again. Currently we are 20/33 (60%) who knew all the lyrics. Here is a good video from some M students that is worth watching.
As we try desperately to fill remaining days between now and kickoff, I thought it would be interesting to remember some of the notable blocks in Michigan history. I'll offer a few, but I'm sure there are many others which will appear as if by magic in the comments below.
Patrick Omameh vs. Notre Dame, 2010
We all remember the run, and most of us remember the block. Omameh cleared Te'o straight through the safety. Denard ran. There was much rejoicing.
Martavious Odoms vs. WMU, 2009
Broken plays are MUCH more dangerous when you've got a goddamn mountain goat rushing from the far side of the play to free you up.
Aaron Shea vs. the State of Wisconsin, 1998
Recently discussed. All your edge are belong to Aaron Shea.
Alfie Burch v. Ohio, 1991
Magicians call this misdirection; your eyes are so drawn to the shiny object shaking tacklers like whoa, you may not even notice number 7 fly into the play. Goodbye Buckeye, Hello Heisman. Much like...
Unknown Hero v. Ohio, 1997
I don't know who this is, but I've always appreciated this block. If you watch behind Woodson, some intrepid dude clears two would-be tacklers from Charles' baffles. Heisman Redux.
What else ya got?