this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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.
Per Albert Breer.
2019 Home opener (Sept. 7th)
As posted on the front page, the #11, #21, #47, #48, #87 and #98 jerseys will be retired on November 28.
However, what wasn't posted was that they will be honored in a display at the stadium concourse.
"The right plan is to retire them and display them in Towsley Museum which is connected to Schembechler Hall," added Hackett. "Because we don't have the display area inside the stadium, we have found a high profile area on the concourse where fans can see and honor these retired jerseys."