a terrible blight on our fine country
Live feed from mgoblue of destruction and construction of the new score boards.
Went back a few pages and didnt see and references.
Michigan has offered eight quarterbacks so far with two of those prospects already committed to other schools [Brewer - Texas, Kline - Cal]. Evaluations and new offers will definitely be forthcoming, and Ohio quarterback Austin Appleby may be one of those candidates. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound signal caller is trying to plan a trip to Ann Arbor this weekend to find out more about Michigan's interest in him. Here's a look at his film and where he's at in the process.
TOM: I know you have offers from Toledo, Kent State, and Temple, but where are you at right now? What schools are you starting to hear from?
AUSTIN: Everything is going very well. I visited Pitt and Akron this weekend, and they both pulled me aside from the junior day groups to talk to the head coach. They told me how much they liked me and that I was at the top of their quarterback lists. I'll also be going to Michigan, U Conn, and Florida over the next few weeks, so I'm very busy.
TOM: That is busy. Did you set a date yet for the Michigan visit?
AUSTIN: We're trying to schedule it for this weekend. They invited me out on March 26th, but we are already booked for Florida that day. My dad is trying to confirm a visit to Michigan for the 13th, and then we'll go to U Conn on the 19th.
TOM: If Michigan were to offer where would that put them in your rankings, or where would they stand overall for you?
AUSTIN: I want to keep all my options open right now. I am very interested in the Big Ten and Michigan. Right now we're in the information gathering process. Every team that has offered me is very high on my list, so based on that they would be high on my list.
TOM: Do you know when you want to try to narrow everything down and when you want to make your final decision?
AUSTIN: In a perfect world, by the end of June or early July. I am planning on attending a few camps and I don't know what doors may open. I know it will be by August 1st for sure.
With all of the OT posts recently and talk about actual football seeming to wane, here's a topic to get the football engines revving again. Who would be on your All-Michigan team choosing only players from your lifetime (or the time you have been a Michigan fan)? For example, Tom Harmon wouldn't count for most/all of us, because he played before most/all of us were born. My list is somewhat limited, since I remember watching Desmond Howard as a kid...but I don't remember the names of all his linemen.
QB: Tom Brady
RB: Tyrone Wheatley
RB: Tshimanga Biakabutuka
TE: Tony McGee
WR: Desmond Howard
WR: Braylon Edwards
OL: Jake Long
OL: Steve Hutchinson
OL: Jon Jansen
OL: Jeff Backus
OL: Steve Everitt
DL: William Carr
DL: Mark Messner
DL: LaMarr Woodley
DL: Brandon Graham
LB: Jarrett Irons
LB: Sam Sword
LB: Erick Anderson
CB: Charles Woodson
CB: Ty Law
S: Marcus Ray
S: Ernest Shazor
I realize the safety position is a little weak, but...well...Michigan isn't known for producing safeties.
Haven't seen it noted, but WTKA 1050 am in Ann Arbor is having teammates, Michigan football members, and callers send their best wishes and talk about Vada tomorrow on air from the 8-10 am hours with Sam and Ira. Thought some might want to listen or call, and this is heads up to tune in tomorrow. Or podcast it after the fact. I'm sure there will be links when the time comes.
I haven't seen anyone mention this yet, but maybe I didn't look hard enough.
The College Football HOF Ballot was released today.
Among the long list:
Don Dufek, Michigan, Defensive Back, 1973-75
Curtis Greer, Michigan, Defensive Tackle, 1976-79
Robert Lytle, Michigan, Running Back, 1974-76
Lloyd Carr – Michigan (1995-2007); with a 122-40-0 record (.753)
Per Yahoo! Sports
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was informed that several Buckeyes players were selling memorabilia more than eight months before the school claims it was made aware of the scheme, a two-month Yahoo! Sports investigation has found.
Tressel received information that players were selling items to Edward Rife – the owner of Fine Line Ink Tattoos in Columbus – as early as April 2010, according to a source. However, neither Ohio State nor the NCAA investigated the transactions or the players’ relationship with Rife until December 2010, when the school claims it was informed of the situation by the local United States Attorney’s office.