chance of bowl: 13.6%
What a heartening story in the midst of world chaos and acrimony.
Being from Toledo and living a couple blocks from Whitmer HS I am obviously excited about our recruitment of Chris Wormley. However, I have yet to hear anything about another Whitmer player Jody Webb. As an aside anyone older than 30 from the Toledo area will instantly remember his uncle Chuck Webb who was a complete beast and still holds the record for the most rushing yards in a game at University of Tennessee. Anyhow, this is Jody's first year playing HS football, he is in the same class as Wormley, and he is averaging 11 yards a carry. I admit he is undersized at 5'9" and 160 but that doesn't bother RR and he just reminds me so much of his uncle. I would love to see a Whitmer to UM pipeline with Koger, Wormley, and Webb.
Short video from game last week:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ivpiqzhcY
Since there have been a couple recent posts about where to donate tickets, I thought this would be timely and appropriate.
While at UM Law, I volunteered to help people from around the world who fled torture and persecution in their home countries and wound up in Detroit. The organization is called Freedom House, and my experience there was so moving that I've stayed involved several years after graduating and becoming a "lawya."
Freedom House has its Annual Dinner and Silent Auction on November 11 and is hoping that someone will donate any manner of sports tickets (preferably for a University of Michigan team) for the auction. Tickets to the Michigan v. Wisconsin football game would be miraculous. B-ball tickets to basically any Michigan game would be amazing. Anything and everything helps, except Michigan State tickets; sorry -- it's a good cause, but you have to draw the line somewhere.
Here is information on the event: http://www.freedomhousedetroit.org/index.php
This short video about Freedom House has some technical issues but is still moving: http://www.freedomhousedetroit.org/watch-our-videos.php
If you want to donate tickets, please chime in or contact Alexa Stanard at email@example.com.
I know it was briefly talked about in m.go.licio.us but there was further confirmation on events for Saturday's breast cancer awareness game. Along with the hats having pink trim and the shirts having a pink M on them, the student section will also be forming a block M in pink, instead of the usual blue.
In addition, the Block 'M' in the student section will be pink for the first time ever. The Block 'M' is normally formed through the help of Michigan students wearing blue t-shirts in the shape of the block M. This week the students that form the M will be wearing pink t-shirts.
I spoke with Dr. Phillips LB Darryl Monroe today, and he updated me on his status. He's a teammate of recent commit Demetrius Hart, and Michigan recruits S Roderick Ryles, WR Chris Gallon, and 2012 QB Nick Patti.
Monroe is currently committed to Washington State, but as I've said before it's very soft. He has been in contact with the Michigan coaches lately, and will be up soon for a visit.
I just talked to Coach Smith today, and he said he's just waiting to hear back from the defensive coaches. Waiting to hear if they want to offer me. I'll be coming up there probably for the Illinois game. We were all going to come up for the Wisconsin game but Nick told me we might change it, I'm not sure yet.
We'll see when they all decide to come up. It sounds like Michigan has a real shot if they decide to offer. It's hard for Darryl to really analyze anything, and where each school stands.
I want to see what Michigan has to offer from the depth chart, the defensive schemes, the academic side, and the atmosphere. If I go up there and I love it, then it will be on the coaches then. If they offer or not, but we'll see what happens.
He said if he and all his teammates decide Michigan is the best place for all of them, then that would be great. They all need to find the right place for them though. We won't know more until they all take their visit up to Ann Arbor, but it sounds somewhat promising so far.
Avery Walls is a defensive back out of Georgia that Michigan fans are hoping to get. He recently came back from a trip to Cal, and has decided that he's going to take a few more visits before he makes his decision.
I'm going to go to Michigan State, South Carolina, Virginia, and U Conn. Once all my visits are done then I'll decide from there. I don't have a leader right now, because I haven't seen all the schools yet. I'm still evaluating different things about each school.
He recently went out to Oregon and Cal, and said that all the schools he's visited so far have been different in their own right.
They all had a certain mentality about them from the coaches, a certain lifestyle, and a different climates.
I couldn't get a good read from him, so I'm not really sure what to think. We'll have to wait to find out his decision after his visits are up.
Was just watching Around the Horn when the entire Around the Horn crew ripped on Rich Rodriguez for his "You wanna hang me from a building?" comments. They said he needs to stop making everything about him and the wording bothered them. First of all, it bothers me that it seems like you can't say anything these days without offending someone. Second of all, all he is doing is telling people to calm down and things will be okay because it is just one loss. He isn't making it all about him. It's the media that always makes it about him and tries to come for his head at the first sign of trouble. Give the guy a break.