"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
I've been avoiding the board topics of late, concerned my lead body suit will not hold up to that jhackney dude going WOPR on every post. So instead I've been staring at the 2-deep, depth chart and official roster weights for a couple of weeks. One thing that has been jumping out at me is that the 2011 DL could look almost exaclty like the 2009 DL.
While Jibreel may not have been BG reincarnate this season, he certainly did not embarass himself as a true freshman DE in the Big Ten. I would consider that as pretty much a win and good news for his future. If he emerges over spring as a stronger pass rusher and more diciplined, is it at all likely that VanBergen returns to the 3-tech? If so, I think I'm really liking the DL next year. Roh will be a much bigger, stronger, experienced version of his 2009 self. Martin should contiune being Martin, demanding double teams which means single blocking everywhere else. And overall, I feel VanBergen was actually more effective in 2009. Anyone else have and opinion on where he played better? And Jibreel showed some quicks and explosion, and he's #55, so yeah, could work out.
Also, is it crazy to think the reason we ran so much 3 DL sets this years was due to there not really being 4 DL's worth starting and coaches wanted to maximize athletes on the field. Well, any way, stare at the depth chart and think positively, and an actual defense in 2011 is not really that far fetched of an idea.
Cam Newton " I did it the right way"
The NCAA won't say its case on Newton's recruitment is closed, even though it has cleared Newton
SIAP. DetNews has a few quotes from DB about NCAA rules.
Best quote, "I spent less time with lawyers doing a billion-dollar transaction than I did with the recent NCAA case."
While the movie "The Big Chill" is not truly a football movie, it is a movie involving Michigan Football. Thought folks would like to throw out some football trivia related to the movie, any other movies with Michigan football, or other trivia appropriate to the Big Chill event this weekend.
Questions I will start with but looking for others.
- What is the date of the football game shots shown in the movie?
- Which Michigan players are featured in the football sequence?
- Who were the announcers for the game?
Other content and questions appreciated. If a savvy video expert can come up with the football video sequence from the Big Chill, I will gladly contribute positive points.
Based on cumulative record of opponents*, ESPN blogger Brian Bennett claims ND's 2010 schedule was the toughest. In comparison, he ranks Michigan's 15th, which is third in the B10 behind Illinois (10th) and PSU (14th). Also interesting, tri-champions MSU, OSU and Wisky come in at 44th, 55th and 70th, respectively.
* I have not gone back to check Bennett's calculations, but it appears he may be including only FBS opponents. If that is true, it might explain why ND comes out on top.
The usual suspects are near the top. Alabama's Nick Saban gets $5.9 million. Texas's Mack Brown makes $5.2 million, and Oklahoma's Bob Stoops grabs $4.4 million. Urban Meyer is walking away from a $4 million salary, and Rich Rod is at $2.5 million.
The big shocker to me comes in the ACC, as USA Today got a hold of Wake Forest's (private) figure. Brace yourself, Jim Grobe was paid $2.9 million in 2010. Not bad for a coach that had a nine-game losing streak this year and finished 3-9.