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.
What type of system do you think he will run? If I remember back to the Stanford days it was a lot of tight ends and full back heavy formations. Was that more a symptom of personel or is that something he will bring here?
Luck was not exactly thought of as being a mobile qb but if I recall didnt he have 500 yards rushing his last year including sacks? Also Kapernick is definitely in the dual threat mold, would he be more the mold Harbaugh likes?
So my guess is a lot of under center man ball with sprinkles of some read option shotgun?
EDIT All you grammar nazi's can die in a fire
From the smoke it sounded like Narduzzi wanted both Barrnett and Tressel to come to Pitt, and most of the MSU faithful thought 1 would go to Pitt to be Narduzzi's DC and then the other would remain at MSU to be DC. Barnett was their DB coach and Tressel their LB coach. Unfortunately Dantonio cut Narduzzi off at the balls and promoted both to DC. So that makes both our conference rivals as teams with co-DCs. In practice it sounds like Barnett will be the real DC as he was given Narduzzi's "assistant head coach" role. Tressel sounds like he was (ahem) promoted simply to keep him away from Pitt. New title, same job.
Have to give Dantonio credit for giving Narduzzi a big F-U and putting his program ahead of friendship. I was hoping for more staff disruption with the Narduzzi move - both these guys have been with Dantonio for 11 years, as had Narduzzi. Prretty unheard of at a P5 conference nowadays.