I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Not a whole lot of detail here, but it looks like Adidas is coming up with new jerseys for this season:
[EDIT] Click the menu bar for the Michigan video.
So im standing in line ready to board my flight from Detroit to Houston Sunday evening and I see a larger gentleman behind me wearing the number 2 jersey. I'm wearing my 2007 student t-shirt so as we turned towards each other I asked "Did you go to the game yesterday" and he replies "ya I'm a recruit" At which point I realize this is Kellen Jones and he's flying back to Houston after his official visit. We ended up sittling right next to each other on the 2.5 hr flight and we pretty much talked Michigan football/academics the entire time. I can't say much about how he plays the game yet but I was really impressed with the way he conducts himself. He talked about his official visit and the great time he had with a few of the players. He is also really excited to start working out with Barwis and he hopes to play right away next year. He had a smile on his face the entire time--just so pumped to becoming to michigan. He's looking at studying engineering or something in the math/chemistry field. Some of the things that stood out to him about michigan:
-He likes the Diversity at michigan, something the state of texas does not offer, people come from all over the country to play for michigan
-He (and especially his dad and godfather) like the class and conduct of the michigan football players---talked about how teams like Miami and Alabama have struggled at times in that department. He doesn't agree with the drinking and the trouble players get into off the field
-liked the fall weather in michigan, said campus was beautiful.
Sure is great to have him on our side and I welcomed him to the Michigan Family. Thanks for a great flight back to texas Kellen!
In furthering my efforts to make this board ESPN.com...
UNC has dismissed DL Marvin Austin for violations of NCAA agent benefits.
... and then...
UNC WR G. Little, DE R. Quinn have been deemed permanently ineligible for receiving improper benefits
... but what we all want to know is...
How much did they practice?
Remaining games for Little Brother: Illinois, NW, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue, Penn State.
They do not play osu.
Will they blow it?? (Sparty Noooooooo)
Here we stand, the Monday morning after a truly deflating loss, and I must say, whether it be the quality of our regular posters, the quick moves of the moderators, or some combination of the two, I feel applause is called for. Why?
Because the MGoBoard has not degenerated into MLive. We have few or no people calling for a coaching change. Nobody is bemoaning, lamenting or "renouncing" their fanhood. Nobody is driving nails in the season's coffin. We appear to recognize where we are, and greet it stoically and properly, even with hope and joy.
Nobody has lost control of their grammatic, spelling, or other functions. Nobody has lost control of their bowels and smeared the results across multiple threads. Nobody has offered to fight Denard. I am thrilled. Congrats to all, and I look forward to finishing the remainder of the season just as strongly, both on the field and on the forum.
(All that said, I did avoid the forum Saturday and until very late last night, because as much as we should all congratulate each other now, when it comes to not going all manic depressive, I don't trust a single one of you.)
On the following:
1. The cupboard was bare. OK, our roster wasn't loaded, but come on already, this statement is so far past irrelevant that it really makes my blood boil.
2. How many wins will it take for Rich Rod to stay? He is staying. This thing is not over. This is not how this story ends.
3. Those who stay will be champions. This era of Michigan football has nothing to do with the 1960s or what Bo's teams did or did not do. To keep with this theme is to attach a context to this team and this time that just does not belong.
Any other suggestions. These are just tired. And they come out in full force after the first loss of the year and only intensify as the year goes along.