Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
Downvote as you wish. No idea what the dispute was with him - all he has done be correct.
The "crowned one" nailed this first and has never wavered. He started at 85%. Also nailed Brandon firing within 72 hrs, and nailed Hoke hire 4 years ago. Was ahead of the local crowd and way ahead of the national crowd. And yes he used to make me laugh on local radio - and is a big UM slappy. His sources were and continue to be pure. I tip my hat to the crowned one - when he didnt waver I had way more confidence from Dec 1 forward.
Great year, turned to shit, and now it's great again.
Ameer Abdullah won the big prize, Devin Gardner was named First Team All-American along with Chris Conley (Georgia), Tyler Lockett (Kansas State), and Deterrian Shackelford (Ole Miss).
Gardner was a damn fine representative for Michigan football and I think I speak for a lot of M football fans in expecting him to go on to achieve big things in his life.
About the award:
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of NCAA Division I senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring.
B10 is 2-1 so far in bowls with PSU pulling out an OT win vs. BC. Nebraska is tied with USC 10-10 in the Holiday bowl. The Holiday Bowl might take the cake as having the best reputation for thrilling bowl games too. That stadium (Qualcomm/Jack Murphy) was one of my favorite places to play - good facilities, field usually well kept, and fun to visit San Diego.
It's also Saturday night and we are quietly and expectantly celebrating a new coach, the coach we all want. We are done with barn chores and I am drinking a glass of Blackstone Merlot, inexpensive and built to stay that way.
Blessings to you all on the cusp of 2015. Here's to hoping we all have one more fantastic gift to open before the New Year.