4-star CB that had UM interest as of a couple months ago - we will see him plenty in the next 4 years.
Times are rough, and none of us are happy with the current state of the football ream right now, but it's time to get our chins off the ground and remember all the things we have to be happy about. Here's three:
- Without the bitter, the sweet ain't so sweet. As Michigan fans, we've tasted success more often than most college football fans. The last 2 and a half years have been trying, but think about how much you're going to enjoy that next bowl game now. Think about how sweet that next win over OSU is going to be. We've taken a lot for granted as Michigan fans, but not anymore.
- We've got the best coverage (media, not secondary). Sometimes I wonder why I've enjoyed watching the last three years of Michigan football even more than I enjoyed watching the very good 2002-2004 teams. Mgoblog is the reason. Would you rather watch a 9-3 team and have nothing but the freep to read, or watch a 7-5 team and have this depth of analysis and community of intelligent fans? Obviously we want both, but Mgoblog is a big part of what makes UM football fun. No matter how bad it gets, nothing is taking that away from us.
- We root for the greatest university in the world. No matter what the rival fans say, nothing is going to keep us down for long. We have Dave Brandon, and he is committed to getting this thing working, regardless of whether the coach is RR or Harbaugh or whoever.
Even if it's ugly on Saturday, just remember that these kids are going to play their heart out, and they're going to suit up next Saturday and the one after that. Win or lose, I'm going to enjoy every time they run out of that tunnel, every snap, every touchdown, every turnover. Tears of joy or tears of sadness, every moment is special. Because this is more than football--it's MICHIGAN. Hail.
"You get the DOJ behind one (An investigation), and the BCS will finally say, 'OK, we'll go to a playoff,' " Shurtleff predicted.
So Utah is still trying to get the DOJ to conduct an invesitigation into the BCS for antitrust violations. Personally I'm not a fan of this and dont like Utah being all up-in-arms over the BCS. To me it just kinda sounds like little people being called midgets and taking an extreme offense...
"Dee said his visit to Cal was better than USC and they are a major player," Arnett's brother, Ralph, said. "He is deciding between five schools: Tennessee, Michigan State, Cal, USC and the surprise school people will know Saturday or Sunday."
Are we the surprise school??? I am doubtful but who else could it be??? Weren't the coaches at Saginaw recently??
I was going to post this on about 15 different threads but honestly its a mistake I see often enough on this board that I wanted it to be in a separate topic (obviously there are going to be people who dont feel like this post is worth its own thread).
I'd like to call attention to the various threads all talking about how we are favored the next two games and underdogs the last two, thus deducing that we'll finish 7-5. Is this possible? Sure. But to say we're favorites against Illinois is ridiculous.
Vegas lines are set to induce betting on both sides, not based on what the Vegas oddsmakers actually think will happen. Conclusion: Michigan has a stronger/larger fanbase that are willing to bet on Michigan than Illinois does despite the circumstances. Also, Denard is flashy and makes highlight reels, so casual fans who like to bet will probably tend toward Michigan especially in a home game because they remember Denard and don't know anybody from Illinois. Thus, Vegas sets Michigan as the favorite in order to induce betting on Illinois from people unaffiliated with either school or simply casual college football fans.
Reality, on the other hand, says that Illinois beat Penn State by 20. We lost to Penn State by 17 (easy TD for them at the end if they didn't kneel). We are not favorites. We can win, sure, but it would be an upset despite the Vegas line.
Please please please stop assuming we're going to finished 7-5. That's a silly assumption. At this point it looks like 6-6 but again anything can happen. We could finish 9-3 even, but it would take luck. I just dont want to see a bunch of people outraged on these boards on Saturday night if we lose to Illinois. Cheer on the team but don't act as if it is an upset if we lose to Illinois. Make no mistake -- we are the underdog.
The Gophers have targeted, in order of priority, Boise State's Chris Petersen, Stanford's Jim Harbaugh and Texas Christian's Gary Patterson to replace the fired Tim Brewster.
And in other news I am looking to fuck Jennifer Aniston, Gisele Bundchen or Jessica Alba this weekend. He if Minny can aim that high why cant I???