i find this extremely interesting
I've been slowly watching the replay of the game (I was at it) and have noticed that almost every kickoff or punt was some sort of squib. Additionally, Stonum returned the opening kickoff of the Beanie Bowl for a TD. So question for the MGoCommunity, are our special team coverage units that bad that we can't even perform a normal kick?
Ive got Boise St. 27-21. What do you guys think it'll turn out to be?
You can vote for Denard for ESPN player of the week.
Text Vote to 345345, I then had to text "ok", and then i could finally vote.
B) K. Hunter-OKL
C) A. Luck-STA
D) D. Murry-OKLA
I hope the success doesn't go to his head!!
At the risk of getting this thread pulled because it's a repeat, here are the highlights from Bruce Madej's Pregame Chat conducted Saturday afternoon just before the rededication ceremony. Madej actually provided some substantive answers to a handful of questions. Here's hoping they do this again sometime this season. While I posted this as it happened, many were at the game or watching it on TV without the benefit of MGoBlog in real time.
The four Q&A I selected from the chat: 1) This one is mine and its about Michigan Stadium, Crisler Arena and Yost Ice Arena scoreboards. 2) Will old Michigan Replays ever find their way to the BTN or another outlet? 3) Whether or not they plan on naming the press box after Bob Ufer. 4) Did Bruce ever discuss Big Ten expansion with Bo Schembechler?
|2:00||[Comment From MGoShoe:]||Congratulations on the completion of the renovation project and today's outstanding rededication program. AD Brandon indicated earlier this year that replacement scoreboards could be in place as early as 2011 and IU has installed six HD scoreboards at various venues this year. Do you expect the Big House to have state of the art Megatrons (like FedEx Field's new boards) in 2011? How about Yost and Crisler?|
|2:02||Bruce Madej:||2011 is not necessarily a done deal. The scoreboards have to be changed out and Brandon knows this. He also knows that if we are going to change the boards at Michigan Stadium we have to change the boards at Crisler Arena at the same time since the production studio handles both. As for YOST, that is in the process too and I would 'guess' we will see a new board within two years--if not next year at YOST. Hopefully, the boards in Crisler and Mich Stadium will be put up at the same time.|
|2:03||[Comment From CFTV]||[Are] there any plans to do anything with old episodes of Michigan Replay from the Bo/Mo/Carr era? IE: Host them on a UofM Website or air them on the Big 10 Network. Those shows are priceless and I would love to watch those old highlights. GO BLUE!!!!|
|2:05||Bruce Madej:||Old Michigan Replay episodes were run on Channel 22 on COMCAST in AA a few years ago. Right now, we are currently converting much of our archived material with the Big Ten Network. I think more discussion with the BTN will help tring to fnd a home with the old Michigan Replays.|
|2:23||[Comment From Jeremy:]||Are there any plans to name the press box after the late Bob Ufer?|
|2:24||Bruce Madej:||No plans. There was a plaque for Bob that we are trying to get placed back in the press box.|
|2:25||[Comment From Devion:]||Bruce, did you ever have discussions with Bo about expansion to 12+ teams and if so, what were his thoughts? Was he seeing the game evolve that way into mega conferences or did he like the Big Ten as it was?|
|2:27||Bruce Madej:||Bo was traditionalist--period. He wanted all games to start at 1 pm and he was not excited to see Penn State join the league---despite the fact he loved Joe Paterno. But Bo was a realist. We talked about 'super conferences' back then and he knew it was going to happen. I would love to be able to talk to Bo about the latest activities, but talking to Bo about anything was so much fun. I really, really miss the old coach.|
The OZone guys have their usual take. Not a bad look at the victory, but it illustrates how badly we need to beat the Buckeyes, if only to give them some humble pie.
On tap for later tonight is the big one, Boise State vs. Virginia Tech. Right now Maryland is leading Navy 14-0.
I've liked Navy but have not been as big a believer in them as many others. Most of their wins come against the bottom third of 1-A competition. However, most people thought Maryland would be in or close to the bottom third of 1-A teams. The only reason they weren't firing Friedgen is for money reasons.
I know it's early in the game and the season, but is Maryland not going to be terrible this year?
My ESPN Streak for the Cash pick said that Navy would win by more points than Maryland scores TDs + FGs. We'll see how that works out.