I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
You're probably aware that there's a "Hard Edge" message painted inside the Michigan Stadium tunnel just before the "Go Blue" message.
It looks like RichRod (or his designated Twitterer) is looking for some of that spirit as practice begins:
UM_CoachRod Getting geared up for practice #1....Hope to see a lot of Hard Edge
Here we go...
[Edit: This post is targeted at anyone who finds it interesting that RichRod (or one of his subordinates - maybe even the new Director of Football Operations (does he work for RichRod?)) sent out a Tweet (pretty rare event) using a saying that appears inside the Michigan Stadium tunnel and is known to most diehard fans but is probably not universally associated with Michigan football potentially signaling a coach's emphasis during the pre-season camp on this concept (but certainly not Other Chris).]
Are you ready for a world where a Sun Belt team is favored against a Big 10 club?
That's the reality of the day. Complete set of spreads for the opening weekend have been released. Here are the Big 10 games, some of which is old news as the 'bigger' games had lines realized weeks ago.
Minny +4 at MTSU....PLAY4BREW is an underdog against a Sun Belt team. Nice going.
OSU -29 vs Marshall
MSU -21 vs WMU
Wisco -19.5 at UNLV (lol, wisco at wisco. if it was only that easy)
NW -2.5 at Vandy....is this a trap? I thought NW might be favored by 6 or 7.
UM -3 vs UConn.....somebody in Vegas told me a few weeks ago, this had gone up to 4.5. Good to see when my Book released it was still -3. The Over/Under on the game is 53.5
PU +10 at ND.....I like this one a lot for some reason
Illini +13.5 vs Missou....up from 10 earlier in the summer. Nobody is betting the Illini
As for other lines across the nation:
Pitt +3 at Utah
Washington +3 at BYU
Oregon St +13 vs TCU (Dallas)
UNC +1.5 vs LSU (Atlanta)
Cincy -1.5 at Fresno
Maryland +6.5 at Navy
Boise -2.5 vs Va Tech (Washington)
Place your bets.
I was traveling on business this past week and saw a sign for IU Football Tickets and a special price for kids.
If you are planning on going down to Bloomington on 10/2 and bringing some young kids. Call the IU Ticket line at 1-866-IUSPORTS (487-7678).
Adult Tickets are $50
Youth Tickets are $5!
Yes, $5 per ticket. You can't get that deal through U of M and will have to call IU directly.
Enjoy and Go Blue!
The BTN is visiting each Big Ten football practice in their Big Ten Icons bus about a week before each school-specific preview show airs.
The BTN crew will be at Michigan practice on Aug 13 to tape and the preview show will air Aug 19 at 8 pm EDT. Set your DVRs appropriately.
Full schedule at the link above.
Brian Cushing is just so awesome and worked so hard that his body started producing steroids all on its own.
Haven't heard him talking us up much lately, but evidently he's planning on coming up for an official. He joins the list of big time prospects (from Florida) who look like they'll take a serious look at UM if they win this year.
I fixing to set one up with West Virginia coming up, so West Virginia will be the first one I take. Then, I’ll take one to Michigan, the (USC) Trojans, Oregon and probably Marshall.
It might not mean anything, but if we get Dee, HaHa, Karlos Williams, Brandon Fulse, DeAnthony Thomas (obviously not from Florida) and him (correct me if I'm missing anyone) up the same week, serious chit-chat could occur.
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