Was at the Cass Tech-Northwestern game earlier today. NW was really overmatched in this one. The rest of CT's schedule is going to be cake save the Orchard Lake St. Mary's game. Here are some key notes-
- 2015 QB prospect Jayru Campbell, 6'3/175 (offers from ND & Bama) passed for 3 TDs and rushed for 2 including a LONG TD run. Great recovery from last week when he had an off night. Keep in mind, Jayru started AND led Cass Tech to their first ever State Championship last season as a 14 year old freshman. He set multiple title game records.
- 2014 WR/CB offer Damon Webb, 5'11/170 (Top 4 of Michigan, LSU, state & ohio) had a nice TD grab, some vicious hits and blocked very well at WR.
- 2014 LB prospect Deon Drake, 6'1/215 (offers from State, Nebraska, ND) was out with an injury for this game. He will return to the lineup next week in the big rivalry game with Renaissance
- 2014 LB prospect William White, 6'1/215. Kid played out of his freaking mind last week with 14 tackles and 1 sack. Did pretty well this week too. He will be visiting ohio tomorrow.
- 2014 LB prospect Gary Hosey, 6'0/230 was arguably a huge reason why Cass Tech won last week. Had a great game today as well. Hosey will be visiting ohio tomorrow along with White.
- Every player listed above will be in attendance at the boise state-state game tonight.
That last point concerns me since state recently got a commitment from Cass Tech 2013 OL Dennis Finley. They are all there with him.
Here are two definite names to watch out for.
2015 DE Josh Alabi, 6'4/245- Keep in mind, this kid is only 15 years old and is that size. Made some good plays today and last week
2016 OL Ostell Martin at an amazing 6'5/315. My God. 14 years old and is that big.
IMO, the class of 2014 at Cass Tech has the potential to be a legendary one in the history of not only the school, but in the history of HS football in this state.
The 2012 year is upon us, close enough that we feel the moisture of its breath on the back of our necks. Tomorrow we will face possibly the toughest opponent since our last Rose Bowl. Time to confess your MGoSins. We wouldn't want to go to battle with a guilty conscience. So I want to hear every game you were sure we would lose. Every dark thought you have had about the Michigan program that turned out to be wrong. Time to go into the football confessional.
My dad was (and is) a huge Michigan fan. I grew up going to the fourth quarter of every home game, because as a 3-4 year old, my attention span would not allow for my dad to watch the entire game live. We lived just blocks from the stadium, and it was his chance to get me into portions of the games for free (which is no longer the case). I remember that at around age 10, I briefly thought about being a Michigan State fan, if only to rebel against my dad. Everybody loved Michigan, poor MSU had no love*. I'm not sure why I didn't stray, but I am deeply glad I did not.
I was irate when Denard Robinson took over for Tate. Why mess up something good? I was actually DISAPPOINTED to hear that Denard had a monster spring game during his sophomore year, as I did not think that he was the future of our program. He is now my all-around favorite Michigan Wolverine of all time.
I was extremely disappointed that our AD flubbed the coaching search a year and a half ago. There were big names on the table and we settled on some no-name guy with a losing record. Brady Hoke has done literally everything right since his appointment as our head coach, and I would not trade our coaching staff for any other in the country.
Despite these two huge whiffs, I still have strong opinions on what the football team should look like, based solely on baseless conjecture. I'm sure that will never stop.
*On a side note, this phenomenon is responsible for a disproportionately large number of Michigan fans in the city of Columbus.
We have Tennessee vs. NC state going on in a couple minutes, and Little Brother vs. The Smurfs in about half an hour. Talk about them here.
Both games should be on firstrowsports.eu for those who will inevitably ask where to stream these games.
I just wanted to thank the mgostaff (especially Brian) for their TREMENDOUS job this week with the season preview (as if HTTV wasn't enough) and related writings. It seems like there were 3 new articles up every time I checked the site. Ctrl-c, Ctrl-v into msword gives us the following appraisal of their dedication via word counts (and some famous novels for comparison):
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: 46,118
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five: 49,459
William Golding's Lord of the Flies: 56,695
Erich Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front: 61,922
Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises: 67,707
mgoblog's Front Page 8/25 - 8/31: 65,719*
That's ridiculous, and that's not even counting the 2-hour podcast. I can't say that I've gotten through them all yet -- I've saved some position previews for lulls in the day tomorrow -- but if you've read the front page this week, you've essentially read a short novel. Further breakdown:
Brian = 35,228 informative sarcasm-laced words
Ace = 13,633 terms from an advanced lexicon
Heiko = 12,205 transcribed utterances
Seth = 4,653 articulations on the mgoblog draft
Thanks again guys, maybe you should take the next few days off to recover (oh wait...)
*[msword counts numbers, bullet points, etc as words, but regardless]
couple questions -
1) I have looked on mgoblue, and I can't find the news about this. Can anyone find the link that talks about the stadium being open for the game? Ugh.
2) Do any of you plan on going tomorrow?