FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
From the UVA Rivals board, this picture was supposedly taken in Ann Arbor:
Amusing explanation: It's there to pick up our new president, who starts in a few days. Likely explanation: Supposedly the truck is actually owned by a former player and his moving company, and in the offseason he uses it for moving. Possible: Maybe both are true. Edit: some other more reliable posters confirm that that's exactly what's happening - if you see (or saw) this truck around town, it's got Teresa Sullivan's stuff inside, moving her to Charlottesville.
Anyway, I thought that was fun. But here's the other nugget from the thread, the voracity of which I have no way of verifying:
not sure if it has been posted here yet, but we are very close to inking a deal with michigan in football. there are some hurdles to clear still, namely, michigan doesn't want to lose revenue by giving us a game in charlottesville. the last i had heard was that we would play at ann arbor and the virginia 'home' game would be at redskins stadium.
At least an even chance of that just being idle board gossip, but hey.
I know that this is old news, but I just got back from climbing trip to Wyoming... I had been texting Scot regarding his ring (old news part), and this was how he concluded. "i wanted to thank you for all your efforts in helping me receive my ring back. I love Michigan, and will be pulling like hell for the maize and blue!" For any doubters, Scot is (obviously) True Blue.
Awhile ago, someone posted a thread on the MGoBlog community about their obsession with MGoBlog. It's obvious we are all die-hard fans of the maize and blue but to what level? To what level has everyone altered their so-called "normal lives" around Michigan Football?
I was talking to a friend last night about this years football team and everytime we talk M football we always have to bring this up and laugh. Does anyone remember the 08' Wisconsin game when John Thompson made a play and the announcer called him the Machete? Just curious, thought it was very funny, never heard anyone call him that before, or ever thought he had a nickname.
As a new BT fan, I'm curious where UM fans rank themselves and the other schools for attending road games. Which teams get the most consistent support regardless of game importance or attractiveness of venue? Which teams have the most disappointing fans?
I think Husker fans expect to see Michigan show up in force in Lincoln, but what's the actual level of interest on your side, will it be a steady must-attend or a short term novelty game that's too far away to attend consistently?
If there is a cloud over the start of camp, it is that neither first-round pick Brandon Graham nor second-round pick Nate Allen was signed as of late Monday night and while Reid indicated that he thought Allen was closer to signing than was Graham, there was still no word late into the darkness. Both players need to be at camp. Both players are expected to help the team this year. Every day that goes by without them will be a day of concern.
But those deals will get done in time, hopefully sooner rather than later. The NFL needs to do something with this system, but that's another story for another day. What we're talking about here is making sure two young players are as prepared as possible to help this football team. Missing practices doesn't help Graham or Allen, or the Eagles.
What are you're thoughts? I understand why it is done. Just wish teams and agents could be more efficient.