Down here in the Tampa Bay area, Bo's Lasting Lessons by John U Bacon is in Dollar Tree stores. That's right: $1 for Bo's Lasting Lessons. I've usually never seen a book like that one in a dollar store in it's own market, so maybe you won't find one in Ann Arbor. However, for those who don't live in Ann Arbor anymore, you might want to hit your nearest Dollar Tree. If you are in Ann Arbor and don't yet have a copy, it may be worth checking out.
Oh, and for those of you who are into that sort of thing: the book is autographed by Bacon.
This is something that's bothered me for a long time, going back many years. Whenever Michigan graduates a kicker, the next season is virtually guaranteed to be a disaster (kicking-wise) while we scramble to find a replacement. Frequently, the opening-game starter loses his job in favor of a walk-on, who has very limited range.
Meanwhile, down in Columbus, year after year they churn out kickers with fantastic leg strength and phenomenal accuracy. On Saturday, OSU's kicker went 5-5 on field goals. What a luxury. If they had our placekicking, that game could have gone the other way. And OSU isn't the only program with consistently great kicking. Iowa is another. Even Sparty seems to have more consistent kickers than we do.
I've heard that college kickers don't really get coached by the staff - that they just kind of do their own thing and the ST coach loosely supervises. I can certainly believe that in our case. But is that what OSU and Iowa are doing? They've produced too many good kickers for me to believe it's a coincidence.
Alright guys, lets see your untied shoes. I'll start with my maize and blue Adidas:
Didn't see this make the board yet.
When the Michigan regents meet October 16, they will vote on whether or not to approve permanent lights on to the big house. Based on the construction timeline, completion could only take a few weeks.
Hey guys, I made this last week in honor of all of the great staches I came into contact with:
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I'm planning on making one for every home game and just wanted to know if there's anything you guys really want to see in the next one. I definitely want to get everyone's thoughts on Denard's coming out party and I'm already planning on bringing a blank map of the United States and asking drunk people to identify Massachusetts. Might have to find some people with thick Boston accents to see if they pronounce Denard "DeNAHD" as well.
Yes, I know, Bowl Projections in September are as useful as Heisman lists in September; and yes, we were on the list after last year's ND win (I believe it was the Outback Bowl, I hope you didn't buy tickets to Florida)
That's the Gator Bowl versus Georgia. 5th team in Big 10.
ESPN (no link, you'll have to trust me) has two "experts" that say a) Outback versus LSU and b) Insight versus Texas A&M.
That's a range from 4th to 6th in the Big 10. Sounds about right to me (at this time)