I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Just read this at Lost Letterman. Nothing earth shattering but they have a few Michigan ties on the list. Steven Threet at ASU (former player), Kevin Newsome (former recruit) and of course they have our own dynamic duo on the list.
I'm not sold on one guy running away with the job, at least not in the early part of the season. But I do think Denard gets a lot more run this year. We have two very good options this year. If, God forbid, one goes down with an injury I don't think the offense will skip a beat. Last year I think a lot of people were worried more about Tate going down due to Denard's perceived lack of throwing ability and knowledge of the offense. I think this year it is the opposite because Denard has improved and he is the more dynamic runner of the two.
Not that my epinion means anything. Looking forward to a wonderful football season. How many more days do we have to wait.
Presenting, in case anyone was curious:
Presumably Mallet is somewhere in the 1-43 range.
Great piece by Angelique on Brock Mealer's recovery from the auto accident that left him partially paralyzed from the wasit down.
My favorite part is short, but succinct:
"He'll walk," Barwis said firmly as a statement of fact, not as a hope or dream"
Anyone else have chills hearing Barwis's voice say that in your head? If this is turned into a movie, only one man can play Mike Barwis: Chuck Norris
So im in the middle of a Family reunion (all die hard Michigan fans), and on my way up to Clare, I notice something. I have seen just as many OSU reps, as I have Michigan. This usually doesnt bother me until I realize...IM IN MICHIGAN. I know were falling on downtime but come on people. Show your true colors! I will not settle being out repped by OSU in MICHIGAN, I will not!
We may have had some bad past couple seasons but we will very soon return to the old Michigan. Book it. Let every OSU fan hear what I am saying! Michigan will defeat them in the next 2 years. Below is my reasoning.
We have "QB controversy! OH NOO!"
FAIL. We have two legit QBs that are from what I have seen equally good. Both can run, both can pass, and both can do one while doing the other, and one (Denard) is improving rapidly. Ummmm, why not have a QB controversy? One will just make the other one better. Is that not what we want? Two QBs pushing each other to get better? Constantly? Thats exactly what we want.
#2. Roundtree and Crew
Our WRs, while not yet very experienced, will end up being the most consistent in the country. We have four legit targets, at all times. Some are better than others but none are good enough to shut us down if they get double teamed. If they double team the good ones and every one is covered? Denard runs 46 yards for a TD. No matter what play we run, no matter who is open and who is covered, we always have one good receiver to throw to.
Our defensive line, even though we lost Graham will be in the top 3 in Big12Ten. We have the most power, agility, and speed in that area out of everyone in the Big12Ten.
#4 Defensive Backs
We suck. There is no way around it. All we can do is improve. If we can win 5 games with virtually no secondary then we can win 10 with a halfway decent one!
#5 Were Freaking Michigan!
Were one of the top football schools in the nation! Always! Even when were doing horrible we get the best recruits! They just keep on coming. With Rich Rods recruiting we will, in very few years be a powerhouse again. He is getting us good players, great players. So stop giving him a hard time. They WILL perform on the field, give him another year, this will be a full class that is 100% on him. We will be back on top. Just wait.
So for all you Michigan fans freaking out, chill. We will get back on top, everything will be fine, we will soon beat the Buckeyes.
And for the OSU fans I saw in and around Clare, Michigan...
Ed Davis is a linebacker from Southeastern High School in Detroit. Michigan has been targeting Ed since his performance at their summer camp. Everything had seemed to be going good for Michigan until MSU and Iowa offered the 6-foot-3 linebacker. Davis previously held only a few offers from smaller schools, and saw his recruitment take off after a tour of camp visits. Ed also received an offer from Cincinnati, which seemed to peak his interest.
A few visits and some negative recruiting later, and Davis was confused about where he stood. He came out and said that MSU and Iowa were at the top of his list, and then later somewhat retracted that statement.
The coaches must have gotten word of Davis' confusion, and got him and his father on campus for an impromptu visit. That visit just recently happened, and no one really knew until after the fact.
Davis has now said that he has reached his decision, and he's ready to announce. "I'm at about 80% with it," he said about his choice. The schools that he narrowed his list down to are Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, and Cincinnati (surprise!). "I'll be announcing my decision the day before my first game of the season," Davis told me. I believe their first game is August 28th against Hudsonville, so he will be announcing on the 27th.
He's kept all of this very close to the vest, and won't even really give any insight. People have asked me where I think he'll end up, and I really have no clue. There's been so many twists and turns in this that I got lost at the last fork in the road.
Has Mike Modano come close to a decision yet on if he's going to be a Wing NHL Network hasn't been saying much about it lately.