Just a reminder for the Bowl Pool:
Feel free to sign up, I'd like to see a huge competition.
ESPN has a report out that Kevin Sumlin has accepted a contract at Texas A&M.
If true, a good hire for Texas A&M, should be interesting to see his offense play against some real defenses in the SEC.
"Hello - my name is MGrowold"
The wife and I are heading down to Naarlans for the game without our normal tailgate/seating buddies. I've been there a few times pre-Katrina and know that partying in the city is an absolute blast so I'm not worried about finding things to do. And, thanks to fellow boarder Jlvanals I now have an up-to-date and excellent list of recommended places to eat and more importantly...drink.
But I got to thinking who else was going down and have we ever had an MgoPregame party somewhere? This is Michigan's first significant Bowl Game in the MgoBlog era and I would image one that will be robustly attended by people as fanatical about Michigan football as we are. Has such a thing ever been attempted before and if so, how did it go?
What do you guys think about trying to put something like that together? I think it would be cool as hell to have a drink or two with my fellow MGobloggers pre-Sugar Bowl at one of the bars suggested by Jlvanals maybe Monday late afternoon or evening. Oh, and yes I know about the University sanctioned tailgate party. Great place for kids and people even older than I am but pretty quiet generally (at least the one pre Rose Bowl 2004 was) and I guessing this group is a bit more "enthusiastic" shall we say.
Anybody interested in trying to put something like this together?
Looks like Jim Mora will be coaching UCLA, according to rumors on ESPN.com.
Jim L. Mora will be named football coach at UCLA Saturday, a source close to the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com. Mora, the former coach of the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons, is currently an analyst for the NFL network. He replaces Rick Neuheisel, who was fired after going 21-29 during his four years with the Bruins.
According to the article, it will be officially announced sometime today.
EDIT: Realizing this may cause some confusion, I'd like to clarify. It's the younger Jim Mora
Not the older
Just wanted to comment on Taylor Lewan...
From last years moments like http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/what-did-taylor-lewan-do and http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/a-kicking-nightmare-taylor-lewans-interesting-first-half-and-injuries-for-michigan-football/ which made me all..
To this year... I'm having trouble remembering a single penalty (I know he got at least one.. but dang.) Then I was watching the Ohio GlorioussmashingSuckiteverysinglebuckeyefan-
illplaythevictorseveninthebathroom Highlights and saw this... (Go to 6:37)
Taylor Lewan has progressed from a high ceiling prospect to a team leader all very quietly. So damn proud of him and all my wolverines.
I'm Trying to sell 2 pairs of tickets to the Sugar Bowl. One pair is Premium Terrace (it was suppose to be endzone mezzanine, but UM oversold) and the other pair is Plaza Level.
The location won't be available until December 14th at 8:30AM according to the UM ticket office.
E-mail me if you're interested [email protected]