Does anyone know if Brother Rice QB Alex Malzone is on the recruiting radar yet for Michigan? He is just a sophomore but played extensively in the Rice win over Muskegon yesterday. Physically he already resembles a young Chad Henne--he's got to be 6'2" and he has a cannon for an arm and had tremendous pocket presence and vision for such a young kid in that pressure-packed game.
By the way it was a fantastic, very well-played game, back-and-forth, with trick plays and long bombs flying all over the place. Brother Rice finally won, but only after FUMBLING the snap on a victory formation play from the opponent's 1 yard-line and holding on to win anyways.
It's on the main page of ESPN. Holtz argues -- get this -- that Michigan lacks incentive for this game since we cannot win our division! I can't wait to hear Spielman's take during the color commentary -- such penetrating journalism! Go Blue!
A couple flurries fall into the morning hours due to a low pressure system pushing east across Canada. Thanks to high pressure moving in from the plains, we'll see the clouds decrease throughout the afternoon, but don't expect a bit of sun to warm us up. It's November football! Highs in the 30s, and with a NW wind it'll feel like the upper 20s. Grab the hat and mittens and bundle up for this one!
Early bird gets the hot coffee! Chilly morning, with lows in the upper 20s and cloudy skies. Might see a flurry or two fall. It's not really windy - winds out of the WNW at about 10mph (leaves blow around), but it's enough of a breeze to make it feel like it's in the upper teens until sunrise. By mid-morning we still have overcast conditions and have only warmed up to 30 degrees.
A chilly start to the game - 34 degrees for the kickoff. Winds are also up by a few to 13mph, creating a wind chill of 27. Clouds hang on for an overcast start.
Who's up for hot chocolate? Only warming up by a degree to 35 degrees and the chill lingering in the upper 20s! Winds hitting their peak for the day during the game at 13-15mph (loose papers blow about, small branches move). Still pretty overcast, but as we head towards the end of the game we'll start to see the sun trying to peek through the clouds.
Skip the soup and no more hot chocky - grab a koozie and some cold ones to celebrate a win! May touch 36 degrees briefly in leaving the game, but we won't stay there long. Winds are still out of the NW, but start to drop as you leave the stadium, and continue to go down throughout the remainder of the afternoon and evening as high pressure takes over. They'll shift westward around dinner and have gone down to about 7mph. Winds become light by 10pm out of the southwest. High pressure also gradually gets rid of some of the clouds throughout the night- getting us to mostly cloudy by the time the game ends, and partly cloudy by 10pm & staying that way until closing time. If you're staying out that late, expect temps in the upper 20s. Beat Ohio!
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI, and temporarily for NBC25 in Flint/Saginaw, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
Thank you for all of the nice comments this season! I look forward to doing this every week and am glad it comes in use/reminds you of good times! =]
As if we all needed further motivation and focus.....apparently that irrascible dinosaur Earle Bruce just hosted a "Beat Michigan Tailgate" event before this year's version of our beloved, sacred Game. Urban Meyer assumes the podium and proceeds to pander to the crowd in language only Buckeyes can understand.
Look, I'm a reasonable man. Married, 3 kids, a professional with a mortgage who volunteers on non-profit boards. Despite being a UM grad, my previous held position on all matters OSU could best be characterized as one of mere annoyance and quiet contempt. However, this little video clip pushed me a step further.....the next logical step.
"There's a reason why you do what you do. These kids love this school. They love each other and we can't forget that. Let's beat the sh*t out of Michigan."
Coach, does Tim Tebow know you talk like that?
Oh how I hate Ohio State. Go Blue. Let's win.
Well, better later than never, I suppose. Here's my second Seniors Tribute wallpaper. The idea is to put them together (those will dual screens will love it) to form Bo's famous phrase from 1969, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions." Like that year, I pray to God Almighty that we replicate that team's effort and send yet another previously undefeated Buckeye team off the field in defeat and dismay. This has been a remarkable Senior class that has helped bring Michigan back to the spotlght. God Bless them all and Go Blue, Beat Ohio!