Desmond Blockham has returned to Ann Arbor for spring classes, and unbeknownst to him, there is a surprise waiting for him at the dorms...
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What sort of advice will father Glenn offer his youngest son? How will Desmond be able to relate to Yeshpremi? Who's the hot girl in the poster over by Desmond's desk? Will Glenn be able to win over Misopogon with his response?
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All of these questions and more will be answered in the follow-up to this strip, available tomorrow ONLY at the strip's official home page...
As stated before, THE BLOCKHAMS™ will run every Tuesday here at MGoBlog, and every Thursday on its official home page. And as we saw last week, don't be surprised if they make a few unannounced appearances from time to time as well.
Interesting read on Shane Morris over on ESPN:
I really like this kid. He should give us a few great soundbites in the years to come...
TTB Andrew did an interview recently with Matt Godin over at Touch the Banner. He's getting to be a big body already - which is good because Michigan needs size up front defensively.
(FWIW, I'm not a huge fan of posting links to my own site as MGoBoard topics...but the mods don't seem to care about these things, so I guess I'll join the fray.)
OT: Rich Rodriguez lands mobile QB from TX plus 3 good LBs (PLEASE DELETE WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT THANKS)
After nailing down his new staff last week, former UM coach Rodriguez appears to have secured 3 decent LB commits to Arizona, plus a backup QB for returning Matt Scott.
The new quarterback recruit for Arizona is unranked mobile QB Javelle Allen from TX. Offers from Indiana, Ark State, NM State and Utah State not that exciting, but he does looks like another everybody-says-he-should-be-playing-DB someplace-gamebreaker that Rodriguez has been famous for these past several years.
Arizona's days at 11th in PAC-12 league rushing are probably over.
In Joe Paterno's latest interview with the Washington Post, he said he knew nothing about Jerry Sandusky being investigated in 1998 by local police.
This article from Sports by Brooks shows newspaper articles from this time period which not only indicate Sandusky's support, but also Paterno's, for a new football program at PSU Altoona. This was pitched after the investigation into Victim 4's time with Sandusky, the infamous victim of the shower incident, but before Sandusky retired. As a refresher, during this investigation was when Sandusky said that that his behavior “was wrong” and that “I wish I were dead.” Ultimately, the new program never came to fruition.
This gives support to the notion that Joe Paterno did, in fact, know about Sandusky being investigated in 1998. Coupled with evidence of the conversation Paterno had with Sandusky in which he informed him that he would not become Penn State's next head football coach (which occured in 1999) , it appears that the two came up with a backup plan: Sandusky would start a new football program at PSU Altoona.
This information seems to indicate that Paterno's role is larger than we were led to believe.