this may be of some local interest
Didn't see this posted already, but ESPN has released their All-American team. Michigan lands one player on it, Jake Butt. Surprising that Jourdan Lewis didnt make the list. Link below.
TE: Jake Butt, Michigan
Teammates say the 2015 All-American is deceptively fast and uses his body to get open as well as anyone in the country. Equipped with a coaching staff that makes good use of its tight ends, it's a safe bet that Butt is on his way to a second-straight season of 50-plus catches. -- Dan Murphy
I have a confession to make - I haven't been counting down the days to Football this year. This is probably the first year I've done that since Carr retired. If anything, I feel at peace; we're in good hands with Jim - whatever happens, he will have extracted every ounce of potential from each man who touches the football this year. That, and as I've gotten older, I've been able to contain my emotions a little better and also work in the realization that the game outcomes aren't really something I have any control over (duh, but we do get pretty into this stuff - don't we? It's fun).
This weekend though, I rewatched my favorite Michigan documentary about my favorite former Michigan player - Tom Brady.
Here's a link to the documentary in the event there are people here that still haven't seen it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHJMfF-3FD0
I get emotional every time I hear Tom's speech at the end, because I know in my life there have been times where I needed to overcome rejection/self doubt and redouble my efforts, proving people wrong - to do this, I draw on the strength I developed at MIchigan. This is the true sprit of Michigan - love for the school, what it stands for, and competing to be the best. At times, it's a struggle. Tom will always be remembered as a Michigan Man who embraced that struggle, and had tremendous success in the face of internal and external adversity. I don't know the guy personally, but he's certainly a role model in my life for what one person can achieve.
Sorry if this got a little heavy, this was just my Monday morning proclamation that I'm now absolutely jacked for the season to start. Let's go prove some people wrong, let's beat the hell out of our rivals. It's time.
Let's Go Blue
...days until Michigan wins.
Ricky played running back from 1990 to 1993. He set a Michigan freshman rushing record with 789 yards, which Mike Hart broke in 2004. Ricky earned All-Big Ten honors and rushed for 1,251 yards in his sophomore year. He is currently ranked thirteenth for Michigan all-time rushing yards (2,680). He signed with the Lions as a free agent in 1994, but was waived prior to the season's commencement. The Browns then signed him in 1995, but after their move to Baltimore, he did not see much playing time. Ricky attempted the World League of American Football and Spring Football League, but retired shortley after.
EDIT: There were some typos, but as I stated in a post below, I was in a hurry to get this posted due to a meeting at work. I have since fixed them.
Only twelve days until Michigan football?
There is also a game this Friday night (Saturday in Sydney).
I think I saved the best for last... One last hype video for the upcoming season hope you guys enjoy.
The annual AP poll that most were waiting for was released this morning, UM will begin the season #7 ranked team in the country. Fair ranking, IMO.
Notable: Oklahoma and OSU both ranked ahead of us, obviously one of those will fall. Also, FSU. With Maguire being out, they will start a redshirt freshman QB. How is that any different than the big question mark we have at QB? Either way, FSU and Clemson matchup will drop one or the other as well.