this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
With the news of 11, 21, 47, 48, 87 and 98 jersey numbers going into retirement yesterday, I figured this was a bit of relevant news.
There were questions on whether Desmond Morgan would get to keep the #48 jersey that he has worn since 2012.
Well, judging by these posts of his on Instagram, it looks like he's going to have to give #48 up.
His new number choice is very interesting, though.
I thought this could be a time saver for many people here. Anybody know an easy way to import the football schedule into a Google calendar (or, for others, any other type of e-calendar) and save me the 5-10 minutes doing it manually?
Not sure if this was parsed into other stories so if so feel free to IBD, but if not worthwhile to note as many have speculated there were ultimatums given - especially in tems of medicals this summer and it sounds like none of those folks will be leaving at this time or the near future. There is also a blurb about anyone new coming into the program - it sounds like the door is not completely shut on that but there is nothing of urgency.
Harbaugh also said Tuesday that he does not expect any further attrition before the start of the 2015 season. Asked if there would be any possible additions to the roster before the beginning of the year, Harbaugh said "I don't know that. There's nobody that's really on the ... I don't know."
Interesting discussion in the other thread. I figured I'd check in with the MGoParents and future MGoParents. We'll have to see what kind of responses come through, what the sample size is, and we're obviously not a random sample. I'll post the data once it arrives with some possible conclusions, and then get those conclusions torn apart since I'm a mechanical engineer as opposed to someone who manipulates data for a living.
Like a number of other Mgobloggers, I coach football. Sign up for the football leagues up north is set to close on Friday for this upcoming season. The numbers of kids signing up for football all over the NW part of the lower peninsula are way, way down. In our area, in the last 5 years we have gone from fielding something like 18 teams to fielding possibly 6 this year. That is an incredible drop in participation and if it is seen across the country does not bode well for our favorite sport.
As one who played football until late in life I think it would be a shame to see the demise of such an exceptional game. Perhaps it is inevitable though. Please share your experiences and insights on this topic. I am hoping for good news from you all.