at least it's not just us?
Sorry if this has been done before. I was having a conversation with someone today who firmly believes most Michigan Fans want Rich Rodriguez to be fired. I argued that I believe the exact opposite. So I just wanted to create a poll, and ask a place I know is pretty much all Michigan football fans. You can vote in the poll by clicking the link:
Sorry if there is a way to actually post this in the forum without making an outside link, I couldn't figure out how.
Florida offensive lineman James Elliott (6'4", 305/Pensacola) is on his way back from an unofficial visit up to Ann Arbor this weekend. He went up to Michigan expecting to see a great place, and possibly a little help in making his decision. It sounds like he got more than what his expectations were set at.
TOM: How did the visit go?
JAMES: Man, that was the most amazing school I've ever seen in person.
TOM: It went that well?
JAMES: We actually stayed a little longer than expected just so we could see everything, and meet Coach Rodriguez. We didn't realize he was in Seattle, so we wanted to stay to meet him. We got to see practice and talk with him about the visit. It was just great.
TOM: What specifically has you so amazed?
JAMES: One thing that did it for me was the players. Every time I met one, they would tell me about themselves, and where they were from. They found out I was from Florida, and they all went crazy. I met some kids from Pahokee, which is a school we played in the playoffs. It was cool to see how all the players were so nice like that.
TOM: What about Coach Frey? I know your current coach is friends with him, how was it being with him?
JAMES: I got to see him, that was great. I also got to be around the offensive linemen which was really cool. Instead of taking breaks, sometimes they would just stay and talk to me instead, which was crazy.
TOM: The players and the coaches seemed to win you over, was there anything about the campus that stood out?
JAMES: They just started a new thing with a chaplin, and he said things are really changing around there. That was unbelievable to me. My mom and I are very spiritual people, so that was great to see. They have a Christian athletic group there, and they give you time to do bible work, and that's really important to me. Also, the stadium.....man. That place is unreal. They just put in the new turf, and it looks great. It was unbelievable being in that place. Everything about the stadium was awesome.
TOM: You already have an offer from Michigan, so what's next?
JAMES: Well, Coach Frey Coach Smith have approved my offer, so now I have to wait for Coach Rodriguez to approve it. Once he does that, we'll go from there.
I didn't do this I don't know who did but thank you.
I saw this in another thread, and thought it deserved a little more exposure. Purdue wants to kick a 70 yard field goal.
"We'll let him try the record. That's one of our goals going into the season," Hope said during Big Ten media days. "People think I'm kidding. We're going to line up to kick a record field goal to win a big game or if we're ahead and the ball is where the record is at, we're going to line up.
And the craziest part:
"I would allow him to attempt a 70-yarder to win a game, if we had to."
Since SB Nation predicted UConn will win against us, I thought it would be fun to record your thoughts on the final score of game one.
My quarter says, Michigan 38, UConn 28.
Spencer Hall (great mustache by the way) created this list last Wednesday. I didn't see it posted on the board, but I apologize in advance if it has been. Michigan is mentioned prominently in numbers 51-53 and in passing in others. I really like the EDSBS guys and this was a good read. Some of my favorites:
95. Les Miles will microwave popcorn in his office. The instructions will say two and a half minutes. Les Miles will rely on his gut to tell him when it's done.
94. Les Miles is going to be eating some burnt popcorn, and will blame Jordan Jefferson while he does it.
15. Missouri will, at the end of the season, show up at the Big Ten's winter meetings and just see if anyone notices. Then, things will get awwwwwkward.