mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
I am sure him getting to retain these guys for one more year and making another run at NC never crossed his mind....he is just looking out for their best interests. If he needs to cut a few others from the team to make room...no biggie.
Just throwing this out there, while fully acknowledging that it's a little strange to be discussing a ten year old t-shirt:
Did anybody else get you the bright orange Orange Bowl t-shirt? I got it and proudly wore it - once. It's simply too orange to wear in public. It's safely tucked away in my drawer though.
According to Andrew Bone of Scout.com, 5* FL QB Teddy Bridgewater, as well as his 3* FL WR Teammate/Friend Eli Rogers have committed to Louisville. Look's like Coach Strong's really building his program there. A few other notable commitments recently.
4* Ath Miles Schuler to Rutgers...he was rumored to be visiting here a while ago, but that doesn't look like it'll happen anymore.
4* Ath Rodney Coe to Iowa...he got an early offer from M but then we sort of fell out of it. Teammate of big 2012 NT Vincent Valentine.
3* QB Michael Eubank to ASU...we got in contact with him for a while, and after Sousa's decommitment I thought we might look back that way, it appears not to be.
I'll let Tim cover the rest in more depth in his weekly recruiting column.
So 2 weeks ago Stan called in to blast Brian and Craig Ross for their criticism of ex players toward Rodriguez. Stan had me fired up as he told them that he went to see RR last week to offer his support. As a decorated alum and RR's open door policy toward them I am sure he has access to practice, facilities, whatever.
So today he called into the recruiting roundup and threw Beilein under the bus with a story about him not accepting B. Kearney which nobody had heard including Sam and then asked Sam a question about one of his kids who is a Sophmore in football and how much contact he can have with schools as he intimated he was disappointed he hadn't heard from Michigan yet, but had heard from Oregon(at this point Sam explained only a questionare could be sent or it was illegal contact and that Mich had to be on its best behavior).
I guess my question is if he went and saw RR last week, couldn't he just tell him about the kid and ask him to send him a questionare or talk to Singleton about the rules. To call publicly just seemed like a way to jab at the staff at not being on top of an instate kid we can't even talk to anyway. Seemed very odd.
Also, what happened to R. Leach on WTKA. He used to call all the time and now I never hear from him. I know he took a lot of heat when Lloyd went to the Iowa game and he fried him for it, but was there something else that happened that stops him from coming on with Sam?
If you were Santa Claus would the Michigan football program be on your Naughty list or your Nice list this year? How about Coach Rich Rodriguez? Do you approve of the behavior of Athletic Director Dave Brandon? Whatever your position, I have a Christmas gift for you. I've created two holiday-themed wallpapers so that you can choose the one that best represents your spirit this football season. If you had Santa's freakish ability to squeeze down chimneys (and his immunity from breaking and entering charges) would you deliver a lump of coal or a tasty gingerbread treat?
Feel free to regift.
The images below are previews only. You can get the widescreen, 4:3, iPad and mobile wallpapers at The Art. The Art. The Art!.
How it was made
The lump of coal for the Naughty image came together rather painlessly but as you can see from the video I really struggled with the Nice image. If you watch closely you'll see several discarded concepts including a gift box with a bow (looked too tacky) and a candy cane (colors were too Ohio State-ish) so I landed on the gingerbread house (which is arguably more tacky than the gift, but you get what you get and you don't get upset). I sped up the footage to condense several life-wastingly long design sessions into a little under 3 minutes of video. If you're looking for an alcohol-free way to numb your emotional distress this holiday season this video is for you.
Bonus Wallpaper (or that one gift I hid behind the tree only to be unveiled after all the other gifts were opened)
In late October I stumbled across a fantastic high resolution Tron Legacy publicity image showing off the new light cycles. The combination of colors (blue and gold) and the futuristic protective gear made me think of Michigan's modern, high speed offense and Denard Robinson at the controls. After his record setting season, Denard Robinson has laid the foundation for a Michigan football legacy sure to last. Man, this is super nerdy but I like it.