"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Hopefully the Lions can get win #4 @ Tampa today.
Cleveland @ Cinci
Washington @ Dallas
Houston @ Tenn
Jacksonville @ Indy
KC @ St. Louis
Buff @ Miami
Philly @ Giants
Zona @ Carolina
NO @ Balt
The Wall Street Journal figures that Michigan had the seventh worst year of any traditional college football program using the following categories: program pedigree, humiliating losses, crushed preseason hopes and off-field embarrassments:
7. The Wolverines seem to deserve a worse ranking than this, given their epically overmatched defense (which ranks 108th of 120 teams nationally) and the way their regular season ended, losing five of their last seven. MICHIGAN's saving grace is that all five of its losses were to respected opponents
With the exception of pedigree, It is hard to see how any of these categories really fit Michigan's season. Yes, we lost badly to OSU, again, but win total was in line with general expectations but we had no off-field embarrass...
Michigan's coach spoke emotionally at a team banquet about a Josh Groban song.
Oh yeah, that. And a photo of the estimable Mr. Groban to boot. Sigh.
Your winner? Texas, easily:
1. Other programs had just one jump-off-the-ledge loss, or merely modest reputations and expectations, but TEXAS' 2010 season covered all the bases. Losses to Iowa State, Baylor and Kansas State ranked them No. 1 in our "humiliating" category, and they didn't rank lower than third in any other.
DAYS UNTIL CARVIN JOHNSON MAKES SURE HIS OFFENSE IS THE ONLY ONE "CARVIN UP DEFENSES"
<catchy quote credit to "sullijos" from the mgofanfootball league on yahoo>
After the Championship game today, reporters (predictably) swarmed the DP players for news. Here are some interesting tweets/reports that followed.
Justin Wells (247sports.com)
Heralded Dr. Phillips RB D. Hart, a Michigan commit, says he will officially visit the #Gators in January
MOAR: 247sports article that says pretty much the same thing.
Rivals ($) article regarding Hart's recruitment.
Video from Laura McKeeman
He was suspended back in November for a violation of team rules. He started one game for the rebels this season. Hopefully he ends up somewhere. I really wanted him in maize and blue last year, but it appears better that he didnt with everything that has happened with this program recently.
Let the Mike Leach rumors run rampant. Ralph Friedgen is now
officially out at Maryland.
When Friedgen's departure is announced, former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach will immediately emerge as the clear front-runner to replace Friedgen. There is mutual interest between Leach and Maryland, according to three people, two of whom are close to Maryland and one of whom is close to Leach.[...]
Leach is said to be very interested in the job. He has a strong relationship with Kevin Plank, a former Maryland football player who sits on the school's board of trustees and whose apparel company, Under Armour, is the outfitter for the school's athletic teams.