I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Michigan is #8 behind MSU, Purdue and Northwestern.
Considering the defense surrendered 33.3 points per game in Big Ten play last year with now-departed stars Brandon Graham and Donovan Warren, the Michigan offense figures to have a lot of pressure on itself. Luckily, the unit should be much improved in Year 3 under Rich Rodriguez, whether it's Tate Forcier or Denard Robinson leading the way.
Hey football fans...took the day off of research and development. I had this idea for a t-shirt. Let me know what you think....good, bad, needs more work, stick to making burgers..etc.
So I am doing some basic research on the Michigan players who are going to be part of the Big Ten Kickoff event this week, and one of them is Mark Moundros. I hadn't really been following his desire to move to linebacker, but found this:
Then Ryan Van Bergen at 0:30 talks about him doing well moving to linebacker during the spring ... "I think Mark Moundros played amazing for a fullback coming over"
And there was this article:
"“I don’t want to say it’s a surprise, but a guy that I think’s shown us that he’s going to be able to help us (at linebacker) is Mark Moundros,” Rodriguez said. “He’ll still play a little bit of offense, but our focus all spring for Mark has been defense to learn that new position. He’s got a lot of intensity, he’s a strong guy, very passionate. I really like what I’ve seen from Mark playing over there, so I think it’s a move that’s probably going to stick and at the same time probably help play some fullback.”
But then he got dinged up in a car accident, and I can only assume he is ok unless someone else knows:
"Already, Mark Moundros is back taking part in Michigan’s off-season conditioning program."
Lastly, I am working on a few questions to ask Mark if given the opportunity on Tuesday, but short of any other ideas, it looks like asking him about playing linebacker is a good start.
Not trying to turn this into a Suh posting board, but I thought this story would interest football fans and engineers alike. Suh was told that computers would be added to the locker rooms, and it never happened, so he's paying for IPads to be permanently installed in every locker in the locker room for the football team. http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/forums/viewthread/79046/ I must admit, I'm kinda jealous, on a few levels.
Jeremiah Masoli will walk on at Ole Miss and will be eligible to play this year.
[Jeremiah] Masoli visited the Oxford, Miss., campus this weekend, and Rebels coach Houston Nutt offered Masoli a place on the team, which is down to two scholarship quarterbacks after backup Raymond Cotton decided earlier this month to transfer. Masoli, from Daly City, Calif., will be a walk-on because the Rebels already have reached the NCAA's 85-scholarship limit. He is eligible to play immediately because of an NCAA rule that allows players who have obtained bachelor's degrees to transfer to schools that offer graduate programs their current schools don't offer. Masoli graduated from Oregon this month with a degree in sociology. Pending approval of his transcript, Masoli will enroll in the Parks and Recreation master's program at Ole Miss, and he will compete with redshirt sophomore Nathan Stanley for the starting job when practice begins Aug. 8.
"I'm excited to get another chance," Masoli said on Sunday. "I'm so grateful and thankful."
@Andy_Staples Masoli on being a walk-on: "Scholarship or not, they're going to get some criticism for taking me."
@Andy_Staples Nutt on Masoli: "I felt like he needed us a whole lot more than we needed him. He'll be under the highest of scrutiny."
In an article in which Reilly tries to defend Lane Kiffin, he talks about how his departure from Tennessee for his dream job at USC is something any of us would have done. Then he proceeds to drop this beauty...
And don't forget, Kiffin knew USC was about to be hit with some whopper sanctions by the NCAA over the Reggie Bush case, sanctions he had no hand in creating. He came anyway. And now that the sanctions are twice as bad as he thought they'd be, is he leaving? Is he complaining? No, he's trying to make filet mignon out of horse meat. He's stuck with 71 players when every other team with have 85. He's stuck with trying to sell kids on a school that will have no bowl games for two years and a Swiss-cheese roster.
Wasn't Kiffin the recruiting coordinator that brought Reggie Bush in? Reilly is a such a joke.