coaches say you can't, so don't sign a loi
Noted hack writer Michael Rosenberg wrote a hit-piece against the Patriots over "deflategate" that was complete crap writing (though what would one expect from Rosenberg, right?). It was noticed by a sportswriter in Boston, who wrote a very funny and thorough fisking of the whole thing, which I'd encourage you to read it here if you want a laugh to brighten your day. My favorite quote from the fisk piece is this:
This is stupid. This is lazy. This is irresponsible “journalism” from Sports Illustrated. This should not be published, period.
EDIT: to make it clear, here's the link to the fisking, in case you missed it in my text paragraph above: LINK I'm not linking to Rosenberg because eff that guy.
But, but...didn't LaCanfora say he was gonna be our coach???
He'll be assistant coach with focus on the offense and offensive line (but he's not OC).
A serious case of bad decision-making. I don't care what you think of your front office. Leaving a head coaching job in which you have been good but not great when there is no certainty you will land another is a very bad idea (even if you are guaranteed $4M).
By only a small margin, the team was the first to cross the finish line on the last day of the competition. Overall, Quantum finished roughly two and a half minutes ahead of the second place team, Petroleum Institute.
The team has a history of strong performances in global solar competitions, but this is the first race they have won on an international stage.
One more layer of firsts was the team’s partnership with Abu Dhabi University, ADU. More than a dozen ADU engineering students joined the U-M squad throughout the event.
“This was a really, really good experience, and it was fun learning about how the car works,” says Mohamed Mukhashin, a fourth year mechanical engineering student at Abu Dhabi University. “Everyone was very friendly and it was impressive to watch their work ethic. Hopefully in two years we will have our own car and be able to be in the race with our new friends.”
The team was awarded their trophy by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi at the opening ceremonies of the 2015 World Future Energy Summit, which kicks off Abu Dhabi Sustainability week. Quantum will be on display in various venues through the weeklong event.
Congratulations to UM Solar on their first international victory. You can read the whole story HERE
Next up is the World Solar Challenge, in Australia, in October. Go Blue!
The preseason #5-ranked ladies' team (#1 preseason B1G) went 24 for 24 events in only their second meet this season, topping their winning score from last week, beating both OSU and WVU (Coach Plocki's alma mater) in Columbus. UM: 196.975, OSU 195.025, and West Virginia (194.175).
Michigan also swept the all-around: Senior Sachi Sugiyama took first, soph Nicole Artz second, and a freshman, Brianna Brown placed third, only 0.075 points behind Sachi. So much for losing such talented seniors from last year.
They open their home season next week against Illinois.