here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
A buddy and I were just talking about how we couldn't remember the last time that College Gameday was in AA or even the last time when it was at a Michigan game? Does anyone recall the last time?
Also, are there any games on our schedule that have the potential to bring out the Gameday crew this year? Likely not, but just wanted to get everyone's opinions on this otherwise boring Wednesday.
We seemed to have a considerable amount of activity there last year, but seems more quiet now. Is this a conscious decision based on our close ratio there last year to focus elsewhere or is it just the way recruiting is going this year? I know GERG was leading some of those pursuits last year due to his connections, but he is not a guy that seems to like to get very involved in that aspect of being a college coach. Assume Tom VH would have some input.
In light of the recent injury to Woolfolk and the transfers, I thought people might feel a little more positive if they saw the positive dialogue going on amongst the remaining Secondary
You have entered UM Remaining Secondary Talk Google Wave
TGibsSmotherCover: "Alright guys. With the recent departure of Vlad the DepthChartImpaler, I think it's important we get as much fire and passion into this defense as possible heading into Notre Dame."
HaRRd Edge: "That's right. It's a new beginning. Dave Brandon even bought me a new laptop for beating UConn! While I may have accidentally issued release papers to the wrong player due to this new computer..."
TGibsSmotherCover: "Wait what?"
HaRRd Edge: "Long story short I got papers ready for Tate when Melanie Collins' tweeted about him. Thought it was a done deal! That shit's real life!"
TortoiseAndTheHair: "Happens all the time."
TGibsSmotherCover: "No... No it doesn't. So wait, you just issued papers to #5 and didn't check to see which one it went to."
HaRRd Edge: "There's no right button on my mouse! The damn thing has no Start Menu. What the hell does "return" mean? It was an honest mistake!"
TortoiseAndTheHair: "One time I accidentally kicked the entire special teams off the field because I thought Zoltan was a German slur."
TGibsSmotherCover: "Unbelievable. Somebody invite the players so we can get going with this."
CullenYourOffense: "Let me know what I need to do and I'll blow it up."
T8Gr8: "Ok will someone explain to me why I'm here?"
TortoiseAndTheHair: "We'll tell you what you need to know! Start doing reps!"
T8Gr8: "But I just got a Killtacular!"
HaRRd Edge: "Move it!
*T8Gr8 has left the chat*
TGibsSmotherCover: "What the hell was Tate doing in here?"
TortoiseAndTheHair: "Jesus Gibs... First you complain about one little mixup and now you're complaining about us adding a player to your roster. HOLD THE ROPE MAN!"
HaRRd Edge: "Well the thing is... remember the #5 issue?"
TGibsSmotherCover: "You're shitting me."
HaRRd Edge: "Well I was trying to move Vlad off the roster and moved Forcier on. And since he got the roster auto-notification, we kinda have to play him or else he'll think he can do whatever he wants."
TortoiseAndTheHair: "ALL IN! GO BLUE!"
TGibsSmotherCover: "What's wrong with you Greg?"
CullenYourOffense: "Okay well I don't really know what's going on here but don't worry - we're here to win!"
FlashGordon: "Cullen speaks the truth. Anyways, I've got a question."
TortoiseAndTheHair: "Don't be embarrassed. I get it all the time - rinse, lather, repeat... then, I add a little bit of lime and a sprinkle of honey... that's what gives it the bounce"
FlashGordon: "Ummm.... well actually I was going to ask if we should report vandalism to DPS or through Ann Arbor police. Somebody put bubble wrap all over my place."
JTFlow: "Same thing happened to me. And my tires got slashed."
TGibsSmotherCover: "No need to call. That's called preparation."
TGibsSmotherCover: "Can't have any more injuries now can we?"
CullenYourOffense: "Wait did you beat the hell out of my best friend from high school too?"
TGibsSmotherCover: "He looked like a roughhouser - can't have him trying to Punk you and tear your MCL."
TGibsSmotherCover: "People develop the strangest food allergies suddenly"
TGibsSmotherCover: "Jesus people have you SEEN Fatal Attraction. God."
JTFlow: "I can't believe I'm asking this because I thought it was a prank but now... did you legally change my name to Wolverine VidalSassoon McSchembechler?"
TortoiseAndTheHair: "That was me. Try to transfer now! BOOM RETURNINGSTARTER'D"
HaRRd Edge: "I like the initiative Greg."
*Kovacula has entered the chat*
Kovacula: "Hey sorry I'm late... had to go to the Fish Bowl to get online. I think I got a computer virus."
*T8Gr8 has entered the chat*
TortoiseAndTheHair: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WHY GOD WHY?!"
T8Gr8: "Guys? 4srs? Cornerback?"
HaRRd Edge: "Greg settle down. I believe he means his PC is failing to function at its "potential." LOL Mac4Lyfe"
TortoiseAndTheHair: "HE WAS SO YOUNG! BUT THE ROBOTS GOT TO HIM BEFORE WE COULD PROTECT HIM? WHY GOD!? WHY NOT TAKE ME INSTEAD?!"
Kovacula: "Coach Robinson, I'm fine."
TortoiseAndTheHair: "SHUT UP COMPUTER ROBOT FROM THE FUTURE PRETENDING TO BE JORDAN KOVACS! WHY DID YOU DESTROY HIM? WAS IT FOR HIS CLOSE-CUT HAIR!? WHO DO YOU WORK FOR?"!
TortoiseAndTheHair: "IS IT BECAUSE OF MY BEAUTIFUL SILKY GREY HAIR!? IS THAT WHY YOU ALLOWED THE ROBOTIC OVERLORDS TO TAKE DEAR KOVACS FROM US?! Well then SO BE IT! I will make it so that his life is celebrated"
*TortoiseAndTheHair has left the chat*
HaRRd Edge: "Whatever, he's in charge of linebackers anyways. Hey has anyone checked out how amazing iTunes is? I was using WinAmp b4. LOL. noobs"
TGibsSmotherCover: "Pardon me but what in the hell is going on?"
CullenYourOffense: "Hell if I know friend-beater."
Kovacula: "So is this basically what's been going on the whole time?"
JTFlow: "Same as last week."
T8Gr8: "Ok jokes over. It's not funny. My dad just put up a picture of me being scored on by a wide receiver drawn in MSPaint on qbforce.com"
HaRRd Edge: "Pwn3d"
HaRRd Edge: "It happens. He'll get tired out and take a nap."
HaRRd Edge: "LOL"
HaRRd Edge: "Best non-bowl postseason ever."
JTFlow: "So coach what will we be shifting in the defensive set to make up for the lack of depth? Or just going with what works?"
Kovacula: "I think we'll just have to ride it out and hope maybe a walk-on comes in and makes an impact like in previous years. Cough cough."
HaRRd Edge: "That was Shafer."
*TortoiseAndTheHair has entered the chat*
TortoiseAndTheHair: "Everyone remain calm. I have purged the threat of further injury to our secondary by killing the robot invasion that took dear Jordan Kovacs from us."
Kovacula: "I'm right here."
HaRRd Edge: "How'd you do that Greg?"
TortoiseAndTheHair: "I began by executing the beast in his residence. I stabbed it and smashed it repeatedly with a baseball bat until it lay decimated on the floor. To think it arrogantly sat atop his counter, filled still with young Kovac's plasma, the air reeking of the sweet strawberry smell of blood."
Kovacula: "You broke my $500 blender?!"
TortoiseAndTheHair: "Silence robotic demon!"
CullenYourOffense: "I smell smoke."
HaRRd Edge: "Greg....?"
TortoiseAndTheHair: "And like the brave Viking warriors who preceded him, I lit young Kovacs' residence aflame... thereby purging any remnants of the robotic virus invasion that claimed his life and SALUTING THAT YOUNG SIR FOR ALL HE WAS TO OUR TEAM, OUR COMMUNITY, OUR WORLD!"
Kovacula: "WHAT THE HELL?!"
*Kovacula has left the chat*
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It was at the half-time of the UConn game when I thought of this.
Flashback: 1998 football game against Syracuse. We had just earned the National Championship. We were on top of the world. Then comes Syracuse and Donavan McNabb runs all over us en route to a 24 -7 half-time lead. I remember feeling frustrated, angry and helpless during the entire first half.
Everything was McNabb and we had no answer.
Fast forward to the UConn game, where our Denard Robinson poured it on a stunned and bewildered Husky defense.
I thought to myself, "I'll bet that's exactly how UConn fans feel right now".
Karma does come back around. And for just a few minutes everything in the world was alright...
Anyone else have that, or a comparable memory?
Just curious if anyone who is a little more familar can give me an update on when transfers happen and how it effects theie eligibility.
Obviously Vlad leaving puts us in a bind, but if he goes to a school like Oregon who I don't think has started school yet could he be ready to play next year? Does the fact he started school at Michigan have any effect? Really curious when the cutoffs are because if he won't be ready to play next year it makes the timing of the switch even more curious. Why not stick it out here and see what happens if you wouldn't be eligible anyway? If he is ready to go next year then maybe people will be more understanding.