Mike Lantry, 1972
That is all.
So, he's pretty good right? Will Gallon surpass Rice's NFL output? Is Brendan Gibbons going to stay for the next ten years in order to go 30 for 30 in a row? Will we have room for all the commits that are surely coming?
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.
Look's as though they are seeing the writing on the wall?
After discussing with friends about the fan base unity in not tieing shoes in denards honor. We have since discussed not wearing long sleeves the rest of the season to work or to games and it seems to be catching on in Coach Hokes honor. Any grass roots interest from the mgoblog community?