landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Cincinnati Oak Hills OL Caleb Stacey was Michigan's second commit of the 2012 class, pledging all the way back in March, when people were still freaking out about Brady Hoke's ability to pull a solid class together. Stacey, of course, is still committed, while any concerns about Hoke's ability to recruit have been shunted aside for full-scale Hokeamania. Caleb was kind enough to agree to an interview as he prepares for Oak Hills's opener against Cincinnati La Salle.
ACE: What are your goals heading into your senior season? Doing anything special to prepare for Michigan?
CALEB: Heading into my senior season there is only one goal on my mind, and that is to take my team to the state playoffs for the first time in school history since joining the GMC conference. Preparing for Michigan right now really isn't on my mind much because I have another season to play in high school, but I'm definitely trying to get better week by week -- whether that be working on footwork, getting stronger in the weight room, or really focusing on fundamental things like hand placement and zone steps.
ACE: Do you have any visits planned at this point?
CALEB: Yes, I have a visit planned for the ND game. Although it's an unofficial I'm still ecstatic to get up there again. Already have my hotel booked!
ACE: Have you been talking to any other recruits, either in your class or 2013 players? Now that you're committed, are you doing any recruiting yourself?
CALEB: I try to do as much recruiting as I can to help The Team out. When I get a chance to talk to some of the recruits I really sell what a great place Michigan is and how when you visit there isn't much you don't like, if anything.
ACE: With the news that Tony Posada is transferring, it looks like Michigan is going to have to rely upon some young players on the interior line in the very near future. Does the prospect of being on the two-deep as a freshman change how you approach preparing for college? Have the coaches asked you to do anything specific to get ready for Ann Arbor?
CALEB: It doesn't really change how I approach preparing. I'm always going to work as hard as possible at what I do. That's just the type of player I am. The coaches haven't really told me anything specific I need to prepare for when I arrive on campus, just to be ready to work hard and have a great attitude.
Many thanks to Caleb - who's already caught on that at Michigan, "The Team" is capitalized, often thrice - for taking the time to answer my questions. He asked that I make sure to let you know that you can follow him on Twitter. Help a future Wolverine out, MGoTweeters!
Greg Mattison played his college football at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Division III). He played for arguably one of the great football college football coaches of all time, Roger Harring, who is in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Michigan's DC Greg Mattison played for Harring and the UW-LaCrosse Indians (now called the Eagles) in 1969 and 1970. These were Harring's first two years coaching at UWL finishing 5-5 in 1969 and 5-4-1 in 1970.
Harring never had a losing season and finished 261-75-7 (.771) 12th all time among college coaches and 4th among Division III.
I found this document from the UW-LaCrosse online library a very interesting read about Harring and Mattison. There are season summaries for Harring's football teams for 1969 and 1970 which include Mattison in the team photos. He wore No. 63 in 1969 and No. 66 in 1970.
1969 UW-LaCrosse Indians Team Photo: 8th row (top row) first player on the left is Mattison:
1970 UW-LaCrosse Indians football team: Mattison is in second row, 5th player from the left (No. 66):
Also, apparently Greg Mattison was drafted in 1971 by the Washington Redskins (see page 9).
Obviously in response to its shaming on MGoBlog...
Was just looking at photos on the Michigan Football facebook page and one of them shows what looks like an unbalanced offensive line. Omameh and Moore are the only ones to the right of Khoury.
Wanted to post this and say I have fully updated the Michigan roster with everybody correct listing and currently on the Team as accurate as possible without being able to go past the scholarship limit NCAA 12 allows. FIgured somebody would find this useful. Have Fun
Everybody on scholarship are on the rosters except
So all the freshamn are up there minus Tamani (and of course Kellen and Posada).
I moved Beyer to LBm Omameh to LG, after the reports of them being there now. Also created Nathan Brink with the talks of him being so heavy and most likely getting ample amounts of playing time. This does include the transfers of Stokes and Posada Plus some other things.
My user name is RMCCRAY this is the name you will need to type in to get the rosters.
Have fun hope they please you. GO BLUE
EDIT: These rosters have all the teams named so no problem there.
So, as we all know, SI sent all kinds of reporters to Columbus, talked to tons of people, interviewed the on the record and some (Ellis) without revealing identities.
Well, the NCAA looked at all that and said... nah, we wont do that.
The NCAA never spoke with, and never ATTEMPTED TO SPEAK WITH:
The tattoo parlor owner
The car dealer guy, Kniffin
Talbott - golf course/memorabilia dealer
The article brings up parallels on how the NCAA never actually finds anything. for the Fab5 it was the FBI, SMU - a player, USC - the marketing guy who never go paid.
I was hopeful that OSU would get their due... now I just hope they get ANY punishment.