mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
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Amusing article ($) from TomVH where he gets 2012 recruits anonymous opinions on the recruiting process and their knowledge about Michigan:
The most hilarious one:
Other than Michigan where did you have the best visit experience?
One person said: "Michigan State was the worst"
Also, the "weirdest things heard throughout recruitment" is pretty funny.
A month ago, there was a thread giving a link to free ESPN Insider access for a month. Well, that month is over and since you are clearly satisfied with your subscription, ESPN will autorenew it tomorrow for $40. This is a reminder to unsubscribe if you are poor like me. Yeah, I love TomVH as much as the next guy, but its not quite $40 worth of love.
Problem is, ESPN makes impossible to unsubscribe online. To do so you must call 1-888-549-3776. Have your user name and the personal information you gave them handy, and they will cancel the autorenewal. Some overly friendly guy answers the phone and asks you a few questions, but its pretty painless overall. Just a pain in the ass that you can't do it online.
That is all. Happy unsubscribing!
From KC Joyner on ESPN Insider comes a preview of our season which includes this:
"it's a good thing there are many reasons to believe that Hoke's team could be a lot closer to making a run at a conference title than is generally thought"
I don't have an ESPN insider subscription, but if anyone does, it could be an interesting read.
KC Joyner has an ESPN Insider ($$) article on Denard and the "new offense"
However, nervous Maize and Blue fans should take comfort in the fact that, just as the Cowboys' shotgun offensive changes weren't as great as generally thought, a detailed look at the 2010 season shows why Robinson and company have already mastered a number of the passing elements they will be asked to use in the new system. Based on the abilities and promise shown by Robinson as a passer last season, there is good reason to believe that he could thrive in Hoke's system in 2011 and lead one of the top passing attacks in the country.
Robinson also posted terrific numbers last year when throwing to Junior Hemingway (12.2 YPA on 26 targets) and Martavious Odoms (12.1 YPA on 15 targets). If those totals could be added to improved numbers by senior Darryl Stonum (6.1 YPA on 45 targets), it could make for one of the top passing attacks in all of college football.
This is not to say that Robinson's game was error-free, and there are clearly areas in which he'll need to improve if he is going to ultimately succeed in the Wolverines' new system in 2011. His 5.6 percent bad decision rate means that just over one in every 20 of his passes was a mistake on his part that led to a turnover or a near-turnover.
That is an unacceptable figure, but could easily be cut in half if Robinson merely finds a way to stop staring down his receivers (a habit that accounted for six of his 13 bad decision throws last year).
Even with those blunders, however, Robinson was able to post a top-20 mark in passing efficiency last year. If he can combine some error-correcting improvements with a gameplan that takes full advantage of the aerial skills he and his receiving corps displayed last year, it could vault him to a top-10 passing efficiency total.
There's some great charts and other stats and what not that COULD help some people here back off the ledge after the spring game