After last weeks game it's nice to celebrate a solid victory. Here's my homage to the game.
Going to be in LA (Los Angeles not Louisiana) for the Sparty game and wanted to see if anyone had thoughts on a good sports bar. I saw some spot in Santa Moica mentioned a while back, but can't seem to find it.
On a side note, some douchenozzle Stanford fan today told me Rich Rod was all smoke and mirrors...man I would love to see a home and home with ol' Jimmy Harbaugh....
Pretty simple question - if Woolfolk somehow healed and was unquestionably 100% (yes, I realize this is highly unlikely, it's a hypo) in time for the game/s listed below, would you use him?
- bowl game only
- OSU + bowl game
- Wisc + OSU + bowl game
I go back and forth on this one. 3 would be awfully tempting, especially if we are in contention for the b10 title (not holding my breath). I always want to throw everything at OSU hoping for a win, but TWolf could be a huge advantage going into next year. OTOH, transitioning him back in next year could be slightly awkward - do we simply replace Rogers at CB? Put him deep and sit Cam for a year? Thoughts?
I sit next to a Texas A&M grad and I mentioned to him that they, seemingly, finalized the deal for Michigan to play 'Bama at Jerry World in 2012. Suffice it to say he's very, very unhappy.
He said they need to make a rule that you can't play a neutral site game in any state not represented by a conference because all they are doing is using the game as a recruiting tool and that upsets him, a lot (at which point I told him he can blame Jerry but he didn't seem to grasp that one). Beyond that, apparently Oklahoma State used to have a camp in Houston and they passed a rule that said you can't have an out of state camp (don't know if that's a Big 12 thing or a NCAA thing) and he was very upset with OK State doing that because they are just mooching off of Texas. I asked him, well, what's wrong with that? OK State is closer to Houston than Texas Tech is so should you ban them from Houston as well? What if you were an LSU fan and they had a camp in Houston, would you still support the ban? He then said that he thinks no team from outside of Texas should be able to even play in Texas unless it's against a Texas team because, get this, the state of Texas is spending it's money to educate these kids and build the stadiums so they shouldn't be supporting anyone from another state doing anything to get those kids outside of playing a Texas team...
Yeah, Texas really is its own nation...
I shall be interested to hear from Tom VH who were the kids that we had for recruiting visits for the BGSU game. I saw what appeared to be an unusually large group, made all the more unusual by the fact that I didn't recognize anybody. (My profound apologies to any recruits whom I should have recognized but didn't.)
My ignorance leads me to ask if last Saturday was somehow a very big day for 2012 kids? Can they supply tickets to 2012 kids at all? Was there some different allocation of tickets in the "recruit" area of the Stadium to a different group of kids? (It did look like a very young group.)
Michigan Monday is up at O-Zone at http://www.the-ozone.net/football/2010/Illinois/michiganmonday.html. Positive write up, and he focused on Vinopal, Demens, and Avery, saying:
The final thing I should mention was the tremendous interception by true freshman safety Ray Vinopal. He was at deep safety late in the game, and broke on a pass in the seam, sneaking in front of the receiver despite coming from behind him, and then avoided the pass interference entirely. Sure, he fumbled the interception back on the return, but it was just nice to see an instinctive move from a Wolverine playing deep down the field. It's been a while.
Overall, this game really told us nothing other than Kenny Demens should see more snaps, and Courtney Avery will probably be starting before the season is over.
One other thing: apparently someone on staff over at O-Zone needed significant surgery, and doesn't have insurance. They're raising funds at their front page. Consider giving . . . it would be a nice touch for mgoblogerati to help out.
p.s. With the new editor, how do I do block quotes? The same way as before, or is there an easier way?
edit: I didn't see a "blockquote" button between italics and numbered list, but I did use the plain text editor and it worked.