"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
Game 2: Random Notes:
- #4 Safety looks like he doesn't get off blocks well, could be some opportunity there. not a lot of speed for a safety.
- Relf doesn't like to pitch when running the option left.
- concerted effort to get bumphis the ball in a variety of ways, doesn't matter much since he's injured, but it shows the OC's thinking and willingness to adjust plays to players.
- funky punt formation, left tackle was split out to the wide side, extra linemen was on the boundary side.?? looks like they're setting up some kind of fake. the kicker doesn't seem to be kicking it to the right, so there's something else going on.
- Auburn's #90 DT looks real good, beating double teams. hopefully a healthy mike martin can replicate those kinds of plays.
- Their option series of plays looks deadly. especially PA off of it.
- down 17-7, get a TD to open the 3rd quarter to trail by 17-14 and execute the perfect surprise onside kick. Absolutely the correct game theory call. at that point in the game, coaches are crunching data and thinking about adjustments. great call.
- but then they go 3 and out on 3 inaccurate passes.
- ugh, this does not help my confidence about this game.
So Dee Hart indicated that he wants to play for RR, and will wait until things shake out to make a commitment, going to Michigan if RR stays, and Florida if he leaves. (although, who knows about Florida now with the Meyer resignation/retirement.) Devin Lucien, otoh, seems interested in Michigan, regardless of who is coaching.
This question is really for Tom VH, but I'm wondering where our current verbal commitments and those still on the active board stand, in terms of RR. My guess is that some want to play for RR & the current staff, and for others, it doesn't matter so much. I have the sense that many of our current commitments want RR to be retained, and that many of our potential recruits are waiting to find out if RR will return before they commit to Michigan.
So, to state the question simply: for which commits and active recruits does the retention of RR into the future make or break the deal?
As an aside, assuming that a statement of some kind is made in early January, I don't see the delay being that critical, one way or the other. Recruits have plenty of time before signing day to come on board or head elsewhere.
A short article on Randy Shannon's exit from da U. He left handwritten letters for several of his players.
The impression anyone my age has of Miami (YTM) is of a street gang in pads. This act by Shannon (and frankly, his entire time at Miami) stands in stark contrast to my impression of the program.
I wish him the best going forward.
While browsing on my phone this morning (in my personal work "library") - I began looking at the upcoming bowl games on ScoreMobile. When I went to the Michigan game the following is listed under injuries:
M. Odoms (WR) - (Out Gator Bowl (foot))
D. Robinson (QB) - (Questionable Gator Bowl (hand))
J. Hemingway (WR) - (Questionable Gator Bowl (head))
Can anyone PLEASE provide any more information about DRob's status ??? and Junior's ???
Losing Denard for the Gator Bowl would be like ... a sieve, no - not a sieve, a funnel; no not a funnel, a vacuum; no - not a vacuum a black hole; no - not a black hole, it would just suck, it would just suck .....
Go Blue !
When DB was selected as AD, I didn’t really know too much about the guy. I still don’t, other than some things that I stumbled across on one of the Michigan sites. Does anybody know what the contributing factors were to select Brandon as AD? I see some things that are positive, but to be selected as the AD at Michigan?
A native of Michigan.
CEO, Valassis Communications – media and marketing services (Livonia, Michigan).
Manager, CEO and Chairman of the board of Domino’s.
Played football in the early 70’s as a reserve player who played QB and then DE.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and received a teaching certificate with some additional honorary doctorate degrees.
Total Campaign Contributions of $239,180, with $217,180 of that going to the Republican party and $22,000 to special interests.
Brandon and his wife, Jan, along with former U-M head football coach Lloyd Carr and his wife, Laurie, head the $754 million U-M C.S. Mott Children's and Women's Hospital Replacement Project fundraising campaign.
Brandon was honored as national CEO Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association. (what does that mean?)
UM has some pretty influential people out in society (I read that “as per all the posters with “inside” connections”), with some major accomplishments, and based strictly on "notches on the belt", it would seem that they could have done a little better with the selection.
I have no idea what the qualifications were and was just wondering what made DB the choice. It would be interesting to know what those qualifications were, just in case 3 years down the road, if needed, UM can make the necessary changes.
I’m sure there a bunch of things that DB has done that I don’t know about. I sure hope he proves himself though, with some immediate results, because the clock is ticking.
Funny thing though, when DB was hired, the first thing I thought was,
“PIZZA, PIZZA, we talkin’ about PIZZA?”
Does anyone know what happened to Terrence Robinson's playing time? He played early in the year and I thought had had some reasonable success, but then he didn't seem to play at all in the last 2/3's of the year. Did he get in trouble? Hurt? Just passed up on the depth chart? I honestly thought he played fairly well in the time he got and then he just seemed to vanish.