landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
I haven't seen a whole lot of discussion on it, but as most of you know this will be the first year we have 9 B1G games. Just curious what people think about it.
I have mixed feelings on it. Generally, I am one of the people that thinks there's no benefit in creating a harder schedule for your team than you need to. Getting smoked by a team like Bama to open the season is not good for many reasons, especially your playoff chances, even if you go 12-1. So playing more B1G teams, which are supposed to be tougher than a cupcake, is somewhat similar.
On the other hand, most teams in the B1G are cupcakes right now. IMO there are only 3.5 legitimate teams (Michigan, MSU, OSU and I'm giving Iowa a half point) in the conference, so adding a 9th game does give us a chance to play some other conference teams we wouldn't normally face without too much risk of adding another loss.
What are your thoughts?
Jim Harbaugh hosted a football camp for 2nd through 7th graders in Washtenaw county earlier today. His goal was to teach the kids 2 to 3 things, and to focus on how safe football is. Warning: this is from the Freep.
Money quotes for those who want to avoid a Freep link:
Don’t know of any other sport that requires toughness, courage, discipline, being on time, teaching youngsters to be a part of a team,” Harbaugh said. “So many good things come from being on a football team.
There’s a lot of people attacking football these days, talking about it being too rough of a sport or too tough. I feel like there’s a real prejudice against football at all levels. But there’s just a misconception about football. ... Football’s never been safer than it is now with the rule changes and technique changes.
Michigan is having multiple vistors today, including Luiji Vilain, James Hudson (who decommited from Kentucky this week, and recieved a Michigan offer today), and JKP (again). There are other visitors this weekend as well.
Ambry Thomas is also visiting today. He previously told Rivals that he would be visitng this upcoming week. We will see if he does both.
Sam Webb has said: https://twitter.com/SamWebb77/status/734062696107216898 and recently updated it with https://twitter.com/SamWebb77/status/734188833332428800
Dejay Dallas has Michigan in his top five is commiting today but Miami is the favorite. (EDIT: He commited to Miami)
Yesterday ,Austin Deculus, the 45th best player in the country and 10th OT in the nation, commited to LSU, the longtime favorite. Michigan has appeared to be in second place.
...days until Michigan plays and beats Hawaii for the first time since Tom Brady was the starter.
Which means just...
...Saturdays until football is back!
Saw some posters asking about Baruti yesterday. Looks like he's headed to Utah. Not sure if Beilein will continue to pursue 16' prospects.
In football related news, Lorenz & Clint Brewster put in crystal balls for DPJ to Michigan today. Expect for a flood of them to follow as they usually do when Lorenz puts in a crystal ball.