FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
I think all of us here owe mgoblog a big thank you both for occupying us and keeping us informed during the long, cold offseason. The difference between mgobloggers in the know and the average Michigan fan is just astounding.
Before the game, I talked to my brother (class of '95) who is and has always been a diehard football fan...but not an mgoblogger. He (like most non-mgobloggers) was telling me how we were about to start another losing season and RR was going to get fired, etc. I didn't even respond, blood just boiling, gritting my teeth. I knew, thanks to mgoblog, that we would have a kick-ass offense, and while the D might be suspect, we should be able to compensate for that on offense.
Of course, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome, especially on defense, and don't claim to have predicted the outcome perfectly (I predicted 42-24). But, mgoblog allowed me to enter the game optimistically, knowing all of our players, rooting for our HC and looking forward to a much improved season. Thank you Brian, and the rest of the community.
-Kovacs took every snap at "SS" - M. Robinson played special teams only
-Patterson was the back-up at NT - Campbell did not play a snap on D
-DiLeo was the holder. If his redshirt is going to be burned to hold on kicks, might as well give him a shot on Punt Returns
-No Stokes at WR
-J. Jackson only true freshman to take a snap at WR
-No Cox or Hopkins at TB
Has anyone seen or have access to any photos from of the stadium yesterday?
I would love to see an overhead shot or a wide shot of the 113,000.
Herbie last night said "Michigan today I think sent a pretty loud message to a lot of people including myself with the athletic ability on the defensive side of the ball stood out [sic]. I know everyone wants to talk about Denard Robinson. I love to see that Michigan defense flying around and making plays."
Good to see Herbstreit admitted that he was wrong to pick UConn (not that he had much choice!). Despite everything I think he's one of the better ESPN analysts and generally pretty objective.
but I thought it still a great story to see him come back successfully at Rice. He started, but largely split carries (14 for 47 yds); He did lead the team in rushing though against a tough Texas team. Good for him, much luck/love.