TO THE HOT TAKE CANNON
Thanks to MaizeNBlueJ for sharing this with those of us who can't get the BTN.
Since I made two of MGoBlog's Pick 'em groups for the regular season, I just wanted to send out congratulations to the winners.
For the group MGoBloggers2 on Yahoo! the winner is: DenverRob
For the group MGoBloggers on ESPN, the winner is: entry password is Taco (user Tim Jansen)
Congrats to the both, and I look forward to picking with all of you in the bowls! GO BLUE!
Dave Brandon finally comented on the bust saying "It was an emotional night and it always is," Brandon said Saturday while taking in the Michigan-Harvard men's basketball game at Crisler Arena. "The emotions were high and the passion was high and that's Coach's way of communicating his passion and respect for the kids and the program."
I've been working my way backwards through the RR era of Wolverine Historian videos, and I've finally arrived at the great Minnesota '08 game. Think of the memories:
Sheridan looks like Brett Favre for a day. Michigan keeps the Little Brown Jug. Morgan Trent is still playing for Michigan. Zoltan's fake punt on 4th and 3. Michigan makes FIVE field goals in a single game!
Yes, it was ugly, and yes, I'd rather forget almost all of 2008, but this game was special. Even if RR isn't back next year I still had a lot of fun cheering for his teams as a fan and I still will root for M no matter what the coaching situation is next year.
As we are all aware there seems to be a rift in the recruitment of Dee Hart! I think the kid is an unreal talent; that said I feel that all this conjecture about him is nuts. Conjecture is all we have been dealing with since the OSU loss. He has not Decomm'ed yet, however, lets show the love for OUR coach , which I hope he will be! (atleast for one more year, his recruits are not even seniors yet.) love all Go Blue!
I see from headlines on Scout that Wayne Lyons is a visitor this weekend. While "google-stalking" for info on the visit, I stumbled on a great article about him. It may have been posted here in the past, but in light of his visit I thought it was worth sharing.
Coaches at 44 schools have offered Wayne Lyons a scholarship
His list includes offers from Alabama, Boston College, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin.
For example, of all the blue-chip high school players who now post details of their recruitment on Twitter, how many also include tweets such as the one Lyons sent out last week? "High school GPA has jumped to a 5.0 on the head! Gotta keep that no. 1 spot! Holding on to the dream -- Class Valedictorian for DHS c/o 2011."
He took calculus as a 10th-grader, is his class president and helped Dillard coach Manny Martin start a mentoring program this past spring.
When it became clear in ninth grade that Lyons would be an excellent football player, Bush simply assumed he'd go to Florida, the school she had attended and the school Lyons' sister currently attends. Then the recruiting mail started pouring in, and Bush began reading up on all the universities.
"His sophomore year, he'll get his bachelor's degree" Dillard's Martin said. "His junior year, he'll be working on his masters."
"I want a school," he said, "where the degree is worth something."
Wants to know:
"How many African-American players have graduated with an engineering degree in the past five years? Year-by-year? Please list their names."
Reading the whole article makes me really want this kid to be a Wolverine. What an incredible role model he could be.
I can't wait to hear about his visit.