Peppers at 10, which seems low.
Former Michigan Wolverine B.J. Askew (1999-2003), whose football career was cut short in 2009 after a traffic accident, won a civil lawsuit in Florida this week. The year before the accident Askew had just received the largest contract extension for a fullback in NFL history. Sadly, after the accident he was placed on the IR and cut at the end of the season, ending his football career.
The photos from today's practice are up on mgoblue.com, and I thought I'd bring a few things I noticed to your attention.
Devin Gardner IS still practicing at QB.
Taylor Lewan no longer has any need at all for his fingerstache. Also, his gunz look even bigger, methinks.
Will Campbell Q. Washington and somebody I can't identify (BWC) are Very Large People.
seriously... did Hoke shrink in the off season?
The Senate, led by Senator Dick Durbin, has decided to open an investigation of the recent New Orleans Saint bounties in order to determine "whether these activities should become federal crimes in the future."
[ED:BISB - No way this doesn't get political. Interesting news, but I'm not spending all evening deleting political comments and "NO POLITICS" comments.]
A previous post on the board (since deleted) got me thinking about the safety of Michigan's status as the all-time winningest team. Michigan has that title by either metric: by overall wins and by winning percentage.
We recently took the winning percentage title from ND (I think somewhere around 2003 if memory serves), but have had the all-time wins for as long as I've ever been aware (and probably as long as I've been alive since I'm in my 20s).
I thought I'd see what it would take to lose the records. The all-time wins is easiest: we have 50 more wins than Texas, who's in second place. If we never won again, and Texas won every single game, it'd still take over 3.33 seasons for Texas to surpass us, assuming they play a 12 game regular season, a conference championship game, and even with a plus-one playoff system
The percentage record is not nearly as durable, not surprisingly. If we lose the first seven games and ND wins their first seven, they would have earned back the record. It'd take a fair amount more before Oklahoma could catch up to us: we'd need to lose 23 straight games and they'd need to win 23 straight games for their percentage to pass us (Texas has a higher percentage currently but has also played more games so Oklahoma's percentage catches up more quickly).
It was pointed out in comments that Boise State has a more malleable win percentage having played so few games, so I ran those numbers as well: they can actually catch up in 13 games (again, we lose that many and they win that many).
(Updated to more accurate calculations--the originals were slightly off; the change actually increases the number of games needed to catch up)
Is it just me, or does Urban Meyer's new house (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/urban-meyer-buys-expensi...) look like it has a human face?
Look, I'm not a scientist, but is it possible someone made a bet with Urban Meyer, lost, and had to pay the ultimate price of being turned into his house?
Perhaps most disturbing of all: if you ask me, the house looks a lot like Bear Bryant!
I don't know what to make of this, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little concerned.