Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Ohio DE Tom Strobel (6'5", 245 lbs) took a trip up to Ann Arbor this past weekend. Strobel has had his interest in MIchigan steadily rise the more and more visits he's taken. Here's a look at his film and what he had to say about the most recent trip.
TOM: Who came up to Ann Arbor with you this time, and what did you get to see?
STROBEL: I've been up there before for the spring game, but I went with both my parents this time. We got a small tour of campus and facilities. We talked to all the coaches.
TOM: I'm assuming that this visit gave you a better chance to actually get to know the coaches?
STROBEL: For sure, we got to sit down and talk with them. They talked about football and family mostly. We didn't really go over scheme or film. We really just talked about football here and there, it was honestly more about the person they want to come to Michigan. It was all about character. They said they want to get someone that fits as soon as possible. I told them I wasn't supposed to make a decision any time soon. I'm not sure exactly when I'll decide, sometime in the near future.
TOM: Since your parents were there what was the overall impression of the coaches for both you and your parents?
STROBEL: The coaches are very kind, respectful, and very personal too. They didn't really talk about football it was more about my mom and dad. They asked me about how I feel about academics, which I appreciated. It's nice not to talk football all the time. They just explained to us that they want to have that Michigan man.
TOM: Have you narrowed your list down yet, or started to?
STROBEL: I'm starting to narrow schools down now. Michigan's in the top with schools like Ohio State, Stanford, and Notre Dame. Academics are big for me.
TOM: Have you been out to see all of those schools yet?
STROBEL: The only places I haven't been are Stanford and Nebraska. I'm interested in Nebraska also.
TOM: What's the criteria to evaluate these schools? How will you narrow it down?
STROBEL: I look for the pros and cons in each school. I'll look at the facilities and the strength and conditioning coaches. I'll be spending most of my time with them so that's important. I want to get in depth with the core of the program, rather than all the bells and whistles. I want to see the food too, I want to see what kind of food I'll be eating. I also want to see what type of coaches they are at each school.
TOM: I have to ask, since you're from Ohio did you grow up an Ohio State fan?
STROBEL: I think everyone in Ohio is an Ohio State fan. I grew up a little Buckeye, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will affect my decision. I'm looking at this without the fan side in it.
TOM: Did you know anything about Michigan before your visits, other than they're the Buckeyes' rival?
STROBEL: I just knew that it was Michigan. To be honest I didn't expect much going there, but then when I got there it was just an eye opener. These visits are what got them in the top group.
TOM: What about any of the coaches? I know they're new to Michigan, but did you know anything about them?
STROBEL: I knew that Mattison had been at Baltimore, but it shows that he's going to be there and he's not going anywhere if he came from the pros. I don't want to be switching coaches constantly, so it makes a difference for a coach to be there the whole time.
TOM: How do you think your recruitment is going to play out? Do you have a timeline yet?
STROBEL: I'm not sure how it's going to pan out yet. I want to get out to Stanford and some other places. I'd like to get my official visits in, but we'll see.
(Sorry if I missed this somewhere else)
Brian asks and Brian receives. Orson comes through and names the great Fielding H. Yost as the greatest mustache of all time (or of today, but still).
University of Michigan basketball Ohio State Football scandal or Ed Martin Ed Rife scandal was a six-year investigation of the relationship between the University of Michigan, its men's basketball teams and basketball team booster Ed Martin. Ohio State Football and Ed Rife. As a result of the investigation, the Wolverine men's basketball Ohio State football program was punished for numerous National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules violations, principally involving payments booster Martin Rife made to several players to launder money from an illegal gambling drug operation. It is one of the largest incidents involving payments to college athletes in American collegiate history. An initial investigation by the school was joined by the NCAA, Big Ten Conference, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).
The case began when the investigation of
an automobile accident during Mateen Cleaves' 1996 recruiting trip Terrelle Prior's tatoo's revealed a curious relationship between Martin Ed Rife and the Wolverine basketball program Ohio State football program dating back to the 1980s 2000. Several Michigan basketball players Ohio State football players were implicated over the next few years and by 1999 2012 some were called before a federal grand jury. Four eventual professional basketball football players— Chris Webber, Maurice Taylor, Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock—Troy Smith, James Laurinaitis, Quinn Pitcock and Chris Wells were discovered to have borrowed a total of $616,000 from Martin. Reves.
1997, 2012 coach Steve Fisher Jim Tressel was fired for his involvement in violations relating to the scandal. By the fall of 2002 2012 , it was obvious that the four players were in fact guilty of taking money from Martin, and had thus compromised their amateur status. In response, Michigan Ohio State placed the basketball football program on two years' probation. It also withdrew from postseason consideration for the 2002–03 2012-2013 season, vacated all or part of five past seasons and removed the players' names and achievements from its record book
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletics Department announced Wednesday (May 25) the football team's Oct. 29 homecoming game against Purdue University is slated for a noon EDT kickoff and will be broadcast live by ABC, ESPN/ESPN2 or the Big Ten Network.
It marks Michigan's 111th homecoming game in Ann Arbor, and it will be the seventh time U-M has hosted Purdue on homecoming. The Wolverines hold an 83-27 record in their previous 110 homecoming contests, including a 5-1 mark against the Boilermakers. Michigan owns a 42-14 record all-time against Purdue and a 23-5 advantage in Michigan Stadium (27-5 home record in Ann Arbor).
It marks the third confirmed kickoff time on U-M's football schedule. The Wolverines will host Notre Dame at 8 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10 in a contest nationally televised by ESPN in the first night game at Michigan Stadium. The Big Ten Network will broadcast the Michigan-Northwestern game in Evanston, Ill., at 6 p.m. CDT on Oct. 8.
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So in maintaining their non-bias, the NFL adds "the Steeler rule" to the Mel Blount rule, the Hines Ward rule, the Ryan Clark rule, and the James Harrison rule.
Goodell is running amok and is fudging up the lockout situation and seriously needs to be fired. He's the worst thing to happen to the NFL in a long, long time. How many years until defenders can't touch QBs at all, and they have flags around their waists? Or until defenders are only allowed to move at half speed?
Seriously, such a joke. This is the NFL, not the Arena League.
EDIT: You can't hit the QB while he's throwing. Um, what? Combined with the "no hitting the WR until he's in the endzone" rule, how are defenders supposed to do their jobs?