this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
So Nike has officially released their "new" Hyper Elite basketball uniforms for their top schools to wear during special occasion games this season.
Even though Michigan had a uniform exactly like this (and quickly got rid of it due to its sheer ugliness), Nike decided to go ahead and make them again anyway.
Our old version from the Jamal Crawford era:
Ohio State will be wearing theirs against us during the February 5th home game. Theirs look like so:
Other teams to wear them include Texas, Gonzaga (who wore them against Butler), Marquette, Duke, North Carolina, Villanova, Kentucky, USC and Georgetown.
And to think we complained about Adidas so much...
With the talk about Ohio State's uniformz for The Game, a friend and I came up with a different idea. USC and UCLA's game this year featured the home uniform of both teams.
I think seeing Michigan wearing Blue and Ohio wearing Scarlet out there would be pretty cool. Definitely better than doing the uniformz thing.
For confirmation that this is acceptable for all NCAA (pdf warning):
Jersey Color and Design
ARTICLE 5. a. Players of opposing teams shall wear jerseys of contrasting colors. Players on the same team shall wear jerseys of the same color and design.
1. The visiting team shall wear white jerseys; however, the home team may wear white jerseys if the teams have agreed in writing before the season.
2. If the home team wears colored jerseys, the visiting team may also wear colored jerseys, if and only if the following conditions have been satisfied:
a. The home team has agreed in writing prior to the game; and
b. The conference of the home team certifies that the jersey of the visiting team is of a contrasting color.
3. If on the kickoff at the start of each half, the visiting team wears a colored jersey in violation of the conditions specified in paragraph 2 (above), it is a foul for unsportsmanlike conduct.
So the home team that year and the conference would have to okay it.
So what does the MGo crowd think? Would this be a cool thing to do or would this be just as bad (or worse) than uniformz?
Slow day on the board and I saw this while browsing various blogs and thought it was worth a share, as IIRC we did something similar with the Wizard of Oz a few years back.
The premise is that the Michigan Martians (so thats where I put my giant maize and blue flag at) kidnap a Ohio cheerleader and then the band sets about on a journey to get her back....more than likely she's a blonde and Keith Stone says we only think about the brunette girls so nice try Ohio.
(if someone could embed, thanks in advance)
Looks like Urbs is in a similar position to the one we were in last weekend*, and were in for nearly the whole season two years ago. You've got an electric, multidimensional quarterback who can make plays with his arm or his feet, but really hurts you worse with his feet. You don't really have much of a second option. So you run him over and over again. This hurts said electric, multidimensional quarterback, and makes it less likely he'll play through the entire season. You wring your hands, but you still don't really have a second option to run the ball effectively. Article here.
Disclaimer: I don't want anyone, even someone who plays for Ohio, to get hurt. Rather, I bring this up because of the familiarity of the situation to things we've dealt with, and continue to deal with. I'm also curious what Ohio could potentially do to keep Miller healthy and still win football games. Looking forward to our matchup, what can and should we do to capitalize on this situation--as many quality defenses capitalized on our one-dimensionality in 2010?
*I'm going to stay positive, and hope this is more Fitz being rusty than our O-line being mediocre.
He just posted a picture on Twitter.
I love this class.
We all heard about the "Beat Ohio" chant that Team 134 did at NFTC. The video can be found here: