I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Given the number of posts that I've seen on watching UM while in Europe, I thought I would let the board know that ESPN's forward schedule shows that UM vs UConn will be broadcast live on ESPN America. Those who have a subscription or access to a bar with a subscription can watch live and in HD.
(Searched and read lots on AAG&O ire. Not so much a guide of how-to and when-to, as I'm looking for now) Given the current economy, it looks like my post game tradition of pizza, beer and TV will have to go by the wayside, replaced by staying in a “golf course style” setting, where I can grill, eat and drink both before and then after the game.
My queries to my fellow mgo’ers are as follows: 1) U-M Golf Course or AAG&O (did those who stayed at AAG&O suffer under the newly implemented painful parking procedure?) 2a) Coming in from northeast of AA, if going to the U-M Golf Course, just drive through town, enter on State St? Or Stadium Blvd? 2b) Coming in from northeast of AA, if AAG&O, just drive through town, enter on Main Street? Or Stadium Blvd? 3) What time to try to arrive at your suggested golf venue? 4) What time (how long after the game) do they kick you out?
My perspective is derived from parking at Bethlehem United Church of Christ for the past 8-10 years. Good location (enter on 4th, exit onto 5th, just north of Packard), good price (now $15 per game), good facility (hot/cold running water, porcelain fixtures, church doors open ~11 for 3:30 games, ~10 for noon games, and a fenced play area for kiddies).
This was good, but at $15 for parking, then ~$70 for pizza and beers for 3-4, it seems that I can do better with a $40 parking spot, and grill before/after (don't want to cook after on an asphalt lot, with no facilities/trees nearby). I know it’s been done. Tell me/sell me your stories, your justifications, etc. I have no real demands. I have a canopy, I am self contained (I don’t caravan), I have a nice set-up honed over a couple decades of fun, so… And if there’s a third option, away from the asphalt church lot, and not shoo’ed away from the parking spot a mere 2 hours after the game ends, I’m interested!
Thank you in advance for your fine cooperation in this endeavor.
I hadn't heard if he officially enrolled or not on Monday. Has anyone heard?
RR - I know you only discuss Michigan players. Sorry and please don't respond.
Last question: Has anyone heard where Austin White is thinking about playing?
Saw this article and it made me wonder if RR has talked to the networks since we run similarly paced offenses. If not, might be a good idea.
So this is my first and probably only board post on here. I've been waiting for a proper outlet to suggest this as it popped in my head about a week ago. I'm not computer savy and this may have been brought up somewhere else so I apologize if it has.
Anyway on to the content.
With Michigan going into this season with 3 somewhat viable options at starting Qb maybe they should take a different approach to things. We all know that Tate is talented but his ceiling isn't very high. He may have hit it already in fact but he still has great skills and can show great leadership at times. We've been hearing for weeks how Denard has progressed and should be taking the starting role this season. Follow that up with also hearing that Gardner is starting to come into his own and may truly be the future at the QB position. With all this information I think the coaches need to do one of 2 things.
Option 1: Stick to your guns and redshirt Gardner NO MATTER WHAT! Barring Michigan QB hating god showing his presence and taking out either Denard or Tate for any lengthy period of time there is really no reason to play Gardner regardless of how good he's shown he can be. The team does not need 3 QBs all in their second year or less with the program going into the future. I see RR going away from this move if he is desparate to save his job and tries everything to win.
Option 2: If you're not going to redshirt Gardner and are actually going to have him at QB some during the season then start making some other options available to get Denard on the field in other positions. I still think keeping him 100% at QB is a waste of his talents as he is clearly the most gifted athlete on the team. Tate is far capable of running the offense and if he were to split reps with Gardner then opposing defenses would have to respect both the QB position and wherever Denard lined up. This opens a large bag of tricks that can be employed and would greatly give the team other chances to win.
I don't see either of these happening and I see Denard taking the majority of the snaps with Tate doing the rest. Throw in a smattering of Gardner in there burning his redshirt. Then going into next season we see Tate probably put in his transfer as he will be relegated to 3rd string and the possibly new coach dealing with even more attrition.
In a perfect world I vote for option 1.
Begin the negbang as I'm sure this will entail.
A classic Big 10 / Pac 12 showdown at The Horseshoe in 2011: Colorado @ Ohio State