it's a major award
I would first like to give thanks to jamiemac for giving me the idea of an O/U for this week with ....DENARD....
- Yards: 450
- TDs: 3
- Threads started with his name the week after this game: 10
- INTs: 1
Oh, and I won't bet. Class starts in 12 minutes, no time.
Funny story on Deadspin involving alleged "cockblocking" by Manningham while a student at Michigan. My favorite part of it is when Alan Branch steps in to "protect" Mario: "Watch yo'self." Deadspin is such an f'ing cesspool.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis announced Friday, Oct. 29 that the Spartans have signed contracts for a three-game series with Boise State. The Spartans will kick off the series with Boise State on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in East Lansing, Mich. The 2012 season and home opener will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Michigan State's 2012 seven-game home schedule features Boise State, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Nebraska and Northwestern.
The second contract is for a home-and-home series, beginning Sept. 17, 2022, in the 33,500-seat Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The Broncos will make the return trip to Spartan Stadium on Sept. 16, 2023.
"We're extremely excited about this special opportunity to kick off the 2012 season with a nationally televised game against Boise State, the nation's winningest football program since 1997 (140-31, .819)," Hollis said. "As we try an innovative concept with a Friday night Labor Day weekend game, we couldn't pull something like this off without campus-wide cooperation.
"Since Michigan (K-12) schools don't begin fall classes until after Labor Day, high school teams will play their football games on Thursday that week, making this is a great way for our fans to kickoff the holiday weekend. By scheduling the Boise State game on a Friday night, it's also our hope that the tourism industry will receive a positive bump since most fans will now have the opportunity to make plans to enjoy the entire Labor Day weekend."
Michigan State has compiled a 6-2 record (.750) against current members of the Western Athletic Conference (1-0 vs. Fresno State, 4-1 vs. Hawaii, 1-0 vs. Idaho and 0-1 vs. Louisiana Tech).
In the last 18 months, Michigan State has announced home-and-home series with West Virginia (2014-15), Alabama (2016-17) and Miami-Fla. (2020-21) as well as the extension of its series with Notre Dame through the 2031 season, with two-year breaks in 2014-15, 2020-21 and 2026-27.
"With teams like Boise State, West Virginia, Alabama, Miami and Notre Dame on our future schedules, our fans can look forward to a lot of special game days in Spartan Stadium, as we continue to bring the top programs in college football to our state," Hollis said.
Says he will take 3 visits and decide in November. Took 1st visit to Cal, 2nd visit to USC and 3rd visit is a mystery that will shock people.
I still think he heads west, but it would be a step in the right direction to get him on campus.
Inspired by my own bizarre, and for the most part inexplicable and certainly not premeditated post on this thread, I offer a challenge:
You're Rich Rodriguez. It's Saturday night, somewhere after 7:00 pm. The team is gathered in the bowels of Beaver Stadium, and have prepared for battle. The ankles are taped, the jerseys have been pulled over the pads, and the dreads have been pulled back behind the ears. The players have put away their iPods and have gathered together around your feet. This is your last moment to speak to them together as a team, and instill the attitude and mindset that you'd like your team to perform with on a national stage.
What do you say?
Who's got the best Coach-Speak on MGoBlog? No prizes here, no trophies of bronze monkey nuts or bottles of Aqua Velva, just bragging rights, perhaps until next Friday....
Release your inner COACH and FIRE US UP!!!
Something small that I just saw that must have slipped through the cracks. I am not sure if this means anything about tomorrow but Rivals is saying Carvin Johnson moved to FS and Cam Gordon is working spur.
Other small note from article: Marvin Robinson could play LB in some Nickel situations.