Has Michigan 7th in his 2012 AP Top Ten Projection. http://blog.philsteele.com/2012/01/30/2012-preseason-ap-top-10-projection/
7 Michigan-The Wolverines were one of the biggest surprises in college football last year winning 11 games and a BCS Bowl under first-year HC Brady Hoke. This year they return 7 starters on offense led by QB Denard Robinson and RB Toussaint who should be more comfortable in the 2nd-year of the new offense. UM also return 7 starters from a defense that allowed just 17.4 ppg (#6) which was nearly an 18 ppg improvement from 2010! Michigan finished #12 in the final AP poll and figure to be the favorites to win the Big Ten this year.
He also posted some Vegas odds to win the 2012 BCS National Championship. Michigan is best in the Big Ten at 22/1, Neb 35/1, Wisc 40/1, Iowa and MSU at 75/1. http://blog.philsteele.com/2012/02/14/odds-to-win-2012-13-bcs-national-championship/
left until (most of) Team 133 takes the field for the first time for Spring Practice
And after that,
47 days until the Spring Game
Then it's a long drought of
Days until we do Anthony Carter and Ron Kramer proud by shocking Alabama at Jerry World.
Days until we make Brian Kelly's head asplode after we score in the final minute to win.
Days until we snap the MSU losing streak
And to close off the season we have
Days until we make 10,000 OSU alumni and 74,000 truck drivers cry as Michigan wins in Columbus for the first time in over a decade
P.S- There's no MSU, not because of any "not a real rival" or anything like that, but I couldn't find a Number 36 or 6 to match up with Chuck or Chris Perry and I had to go to work
Edit: I put in Perry and Wheatley for MSU
Jared Shanker wrote this little piece on Jake Butt growing up a ND and Ohio fan.
Anyone on here that has Insider probably noticed the very negative reaction to Shanker posting on Michigan's site. There is a sentiment that he is an Ohio homer, and only reports recruiting on Ohio recruits and what not. There was a little backlash, and all of a sudden he's put out a couple articles on UM recruits. Just found that funny. Tom must've had a talk with him.
EA revealed today that RG3 will be on the cover of NCAA 13 this July, but he won't be the only person. He will share the cover with a former Heisman winner who wins a poll (the choices include Barry Sanders, Charlie Ward, of course Desmond, and that one running back from Ohio during the mid-90s). Voting begins March 13th.
Get the MGoBots ready, time to make Desmond the first 2-time cover athlete in the NCAA series (way after he was done playing at that).
1. Saban calls CB (and Georgia commit) Shaq Wiggins into his office on an unofficial visit to Alabama
2. Saban tells him that from hsi film, he hasn't seen cover skills like his in a long time
3. Tells Wiggns that he will offer him a scholarship if he commits to Alabama that day.
4. Wiggins says he's honored, but still chooses to remain with Georgia
5. Is promptly offered by 3 more SEC schools, like his verbal never happened.
A verbal in the sec, is kind of like strippers with a heart of gold. We know they exist, we just don't put much stock into them.
BREAKING: Rivals100 LB Mike McCray of Ohio has scheduled an announcement for his college selection bit.ly/wzVLwa
Just as a side note, McCray has a visit to Michigan scheduled for 3/6. That's usually a good sign when a recruit visits right before his decision.
For whatever reason, OSU has yet to offer.