"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
Next to abysmal defense, the next worst area of performance for Michigan football teams has come from Special Teams. This is not just a recent phenomenon; special teams debacles have haunted Michigan for years. Will Brady Hoke change this tradition?
Year Team Phil Steel ST rank
2010 San Diego State 109
2009 San Diego State 94
2008 Ball State 48
2008 Ball State 17
2007 Ball State 50
2006 Ball State 28
2005 Ball State 65
2004 Ball State 114
2003 Ball State 97
This seems to be lot like the Brady Hoke resume - a couple of good years among a sea of mediocrity (or worse). Hopefully, there will be more of an emphasis on special teams, but then again, hope is not a strategy.
Aaron Rodgers pulls through, book it.
Does anyone else thing that the strength, speed, and overall awesomeness of our O-line may actually be well suited to a more conventional power run game with guys like Stephen Hopkins in the backfield? I see a little Hart in that guy.
your collection. Number one for me.
1. Detroit newspaper with headline "Bo To Import Old Staff From Miami" .... found under the stairs in the basement while remodeling a home. Nothing wrong with importing your braintrust. Can you guess the names?
2. Autographed Rom Kramer book
3. Blue paint chip from the goal post we ripped down
4. UM helmet I made when I was 11. Gotta get those decals back for for great defensive plays.
Go Blue !!!! Can't wait to tailgate with everyone !!!
So, has anyone noticed the parallels between the movie "The Damned United" and the recent history of Michigan football? I did a search and couldn't find any discussion of this on the board, which surprised me, because as I was watching, it really felt like I was watching Rich Rodriguez's life story, if only he'd been born in England instead of West Virginia.
If you're not familiar, the movie is based on the true story of the hiring of Brian Clough, a legendary English soccer coach, at Leeds United in 1974. I don't want to give too much away, so I'll just say it's a familiar story.
If you're the kind of person who hates soccer, don't worry: there's very little actual soccer content in it, and the soccer that's in it mostly involves fistfights and violent tackles. It's just a very well put together movie directed by the same guy who did "The King's Speech" and the "John Adams" documentary on HBO. It's a movie about sports without being a sports movie, if you get the distinction.
Anyway, it's very much worth watching if you're trying to make sense of the last three years, and it's available to watch instantly on Netflix.
Here's a roundup of notable arrests and incidents related to college football during the past week. Most of these are not eligible for the Fulmer Cup, but nonetheless might be interesting to you, the informed college football reader. Be warned: Many of these are somewhat grim.
- Jeremy Hill, a highly touted LSU commit, has been charged with sexual assault. Les Miles had no comment.
- Two men arrested in a Houston armed robbery told police they were football players, but their schools say they are no longer on the schools' rosters. Anthony Lewis Jr., of the University of Houston, and Denarius Marshall, of West Texas A&M, are among the five people in custody.
- In odder news, 54-year-old Robert Lance Theoudele, a former University of Washington football player, has been accused giving his teammates' identities multiple times after arrests, a trend that started as far back as 1985.
- Indianapolis police have arrested a suspect in the New Year's Day shooting death of Central Lakes (Minn.) College football player Dominique Corder.
- Former Middle Tennessee State football player Reginald Doucet Jr. was shot and killed by the LAPD on Friday after resisting arrest following a streaking incident.
- Tyeler Cookson, a freshman with the Highland Community College (Kan.) football team, is one of four people accused in the beating death of a Salina, Kan. man.
- A drunken Notre Dame student whose arrest at a tailgate was posted on YouTube has been charged.
- Tyler Thomas, a former Oregon State player who was kicked off the team after resisting arrest while drunk, has joined the Montana State football team.
- The man believed to be behind the street racing death of a 2009 Air Force recruit has pled guilty to charges.
- The man accused of murdering UConn football player Jasper Howard in 2009 has pled no contest to the charges.
- Recent Colorado linebacker Michael Sipili is accused of sexual assault after turning himself into police. Colorado administrators, having learned their lesson from previous incidents involving football players, issued a press release 13 minutes after the arrest.
- Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz found himself in court on Jan. 12, testifying in the trial of former player Cedric Everson, a player accused of a 2007 sex assault.