"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."
Saw it on ESPN Recruiting and couldn't find it on an MGoSearch.http://insider.espn.go.com/college-football/recruiting/player/news?id=126955&_slug_=conelius-jones&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fcollege-football%2frecruiting%2fplayer%2fnews%3fid%3d126955%26_slug_%3dconelius-jones
Some people were wondering what ever became of CoJo, so now we know.
Did anybody else go? I went, for the people-watching. There were probably 300-400 people there, floating in and out. I think I had bid-card #290 or so. Three reporters from the Daily. One from the AP. One film crew from Fox, and one from WDIV. No sign of Rosenberg, Snyder, Sharp, etc.
There were some rather cool things sold. Lots and lots of standard sideline golf shirts. A few commercially-unaviliable things like S&C t-shirts. Two extremely cool t-shirts that had the helmet logo on them, that said "OFFENSE" and "SCORE" on them. There were some signed hats. Generally very nice stuff.
My rough guess (I'm sure an accurate number will be posted later) was about $15,000 for the Salvation Army. There were about 140 items auctioned; some others for general sale.
Chronological highlights of Michigan's All American quarterback.
Where is Brady Hoke beginning his 2011 recruiting journey of biblical proportions today?
Since the Domino's plane was a ruse during the CC, maybe he's on the Little Caesar's jet?
The University of Michigan claims to be the leaders and best. Whether it be in the classroom or on the football field the U of M strives for excellence. From the most wins all time, to the hightest winning percentage, to the largest stadium in the country the University of Michigan has staked its claim in the college football world. The football program, however, has failed to evolve with the ever changing college football climate, and nothing proves this more than the hiring of Brady Hoke. This hiring is more a triumph of mediocrity than the pursuit of excellence.
The Bowl Championship Series has forever changed the college football landscape. No longer is it good enough to win the Big Ten and defeat a good team in the Rose Bowl. Now, in order to be called the champions, you must defeat another excellent team - the best of the best if you will. Does this mean that every championship prior to the BCS is worthless? Certainly not, but the method to be considered the champion has changed. In the 13 years of the BCS, Michigan has failed to recognize this change of culture. Sure, Michigan has won their share of Big Ten titles in the BCS era, but they have consistently failed to compete when going up against elite competition in BCS bowl games.
Three years ago, it seemed like the Michigan fanbase had come to recognize that a paradigm shift was necessary with regards to our football program. In other words, we were ready to stop throwing rock on first, second and third down. The fanbase clammored for change and a change was made. We dipped our toe in waters of chage, and many found that it was to cold or to uncomfortable. Instead of being the leaders and best, we have opted for the saftey of the past and the comfort of what was familiar.
Winning the Big Ten championship isn't enough anymore. Or at least it shouldn't be if we consider ourselves the "leaders and best". That is the old way of thinking, and it clearly has not been working in the BCS era. I have no doubt that the current coaching staff can stabilize the program and bring it back to where it was under Lloyd Carr. I am confident they can lead the program to Big Ten championships and even win a bowl game every now and then. But I want more. I expect more. This university and its fans should demand more.
Please don't misinterpret the point I am trying to make here. I don't believe that we should play in the BCS championship game every season. Programs have good years and bad years, injuries take their toll on every team, and sometimes you just aren't lucky. But, there is no reason why the Universy of Michigan cannot compete with the best teams in the country on a consistent basis.