"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
According to this article in NJ.com, Donovan Warren will not make the New York Jets' 53-man roster.
I am glad to see he has beat back his demons. I just found it interesting reading. The Ohio State connection made it no more less interesting. To me at least.
I leave it to the artists here on the forum to sculpt it to their liking. And I wash my hands of whatever happens.......
WTKA is having their all day Michigan coverage, so tune in anytime to hear Michigan talk. There have already been a lot of people interviewing, but of particular interest to the site, Phil was scheduled to be on around 4:30.
If you miss him, or were interested in anyone else, as always, there are podcasts to listen to.
Looks like so far they've had Stan Edwards, Dave Ablauf, Jamie Morris, Andy Mignery and Ron Bellamy, and Cazzie Russell. You can look up them individually. I expect more as we probably get to the drive time hours.
Just received this email from Time Warner. It looks like good news for those wanting to watch games on espn3.
To Our Valued Customers... Time Warner Cable is always negotiating new deals with TV networks. Recently, we reached a new long-term agreement with Disney/ABC and ESPN, so you can continue to watch your favorite channels and the shows you love for years to come. There will be no interruption of ESPN or Disney channels, as well as WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville and WTVG in Toledo. They'll stay right here on Time Warner Cable. In fact, our agreement means more networks and services for you, including the following*:
• Disney Junior - a new 24-hour basic channel for preschool-age children, parents and caregivers launching in 2012.
• ESPN3.com - ESPN's live sports broadband network will be available to all Time Warner Cable subscribers who get ESPN.
• A New ESPN Service - customers will be able to view ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU through broadband and mobile Internet devices.
• ESPN Goal Line - a college football super-highlight channel will be available only to Time Warner Cable’s Sports Pass customers starting as early as September 4, 2010.
• ESPN Buzzer Beater - a college basketball service similar to ESPN Goal Line, will be available to Time Warner Cable’s Sports Pass customers for college basketball season.
• Expanded Video On Demand Services - including ABC On Demand, Disney-branded On Demand offerings for kids, local sports content in select markets, plus the subscription Video On Demand service "Disney Family Movies".
• Start Over and Look Back - featured on a variety of Disney Media Networks content. • ESPN Deportes - will be available to a larger Time Warner Cable footprint. • ESPN 3D We will continue standing up for our customers when it comes to negotiations with TV programmers. To learn more about these negotiations and the cost of cable, please visit www.RollOverOrGetTough.com.
Thanks again for being a Time Warner Cable customer.
From UCONN's " Daily Campus" by Colin McDonough, senior staff writer.
I have no affiliation with The Daily Campus, I only attend UCONN as a freshman, and am a die-hard Michigan fan.
Friday, Semptember 3, 2010
BRINGING DOWN THE BIG HOUSE
Huskies to Face Wolverines in Front of Record-Breaking Crowd
The UCONN football team will run out of the tunnel of a newly-refurbished Michigan Stadium this Saturday in front of what is expected to be the largest crowd in college football history.To say the atmosphere may be a little rowdier than last year's opener at Ohio University may be an understatement., however, coach Randy Edsall and the Huskies are trying to treat their match-up with Michigan just like any other contast.
"It's the first game of 12," Edsall said. "Every game you play is just as important as any other game you play."
Although fans and the media have hyped up UCONN's opener in the Big House, Edsall is trying to keep his troops focused.
"We are starting this season a little bit differently, playing in the largest stadium in college football," Edsall said. "We have to put all the distractions behind us and just focus on what's going on between the white lines."
USC transfer D.J. Shoemate will make his debut in blue and white Saturday and may feel more excitement about playing the Wolverines than his new head coach.
"It's what everybody dreams of," Shoemate said. "The prestige they have is the thing I've been hearing about. You can feel the chills a little bit going into this game."
While Shoemate is looking forward to the clash with Michigan, other Huskies have echoed Edsall's sentiments.
"It's no different than any other game," said Moe Petrus. "We have to make each one of them count. We're preparing for this the same way we will prepare for the next game."
UConn's defense will breathe a sigh of relief after it was announced that Greg Lloyd Jr. will not redshirt the 2010 season due to a knee injury as was expected earlier in the week.
"I felt he was ready to play, he felt he was ready to play," Edsall said. "My job is to put the people on the field who can help us win. Sometimes young people exceed expectations. That's why our depth chart is what it is."
On offense, Zach Frazer will be the starting quarterback for UConn, and with back up Cody Endres suspended indefinitely, redshirt freshman Michael box is second on the depth chart behind Frazer.
"I feel comfortable with him as a backup," Edsall said. "He's a lot like Dan Orlovsky, but a much better athlete than Dan."
Another change at the quarterback position was announced in the depth chart. Freshman quarterback Leon Kinnard has been switched to wide receiver for the 2010 season. Edsall called Kinnard an "athlete," and may have a few tricks up his sleeve on offense Saturday. To finally beat Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, the Huskies may have to pull out all the stops.
Edsall will look to beat Rodriguez for the first time ever as a head coach. Rodriguez's spread offense gave the Huskies fits during his tenure at West Virginia, where the Mountaineers defeated UConn in all four meetings.
"It's not so much the scheme, it's the people playing the scheme," said Edsall. "That's the big thing in any sport, it's the players."
Rodriguez may not have Pat White under center for him anymore, but Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson could both make plays on the field for the Wolverines.
"We've seen both on film," said Edsall. "There's things that each of them do that are a little bit better.
His reason for picking UM in this game, IMO, is right on the mark. If this team is as bonded and "All In For Michgian" as reported the last few months, then there is no way they don't play pissed off and angry right out of the gates.
I love teams with chips on their shoulders.