here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Hopefully I can get this to embed. If not, here is the link:
Short interview and Locker Room after the tsiO game.
The Detroit papers have been pretty much in lockstep the last two days, leading with quotes from Lewan and Schofield about UM getting bullied during recent games between the teams and the need to be tougher this year. Wojo also considers this theme in today's column.
There's a lot to be said on the topic (and MSU fans are saying some of it on message boards and in comments right now). But. . . simple question: will such rhetoric prove productive for Michigan, psychologically or otherwise, for this or future games?
I remember wondering after Gardner's interception in the end zone (and even more so after the 3 and out, poor punt etc.) if the players would start to feel the same heart tremors I was. Instead, it sounds like they rallied around each other -- I Iove the way this article describes Schofield picking Gardner up off the turf by his jersey, and other linemen rallying around him.
While it's a cliche of sports journalism to talk about how successful teams band together -- this team's bond seems real to me
So our Donkey-Hater-in-Chief was the prime feature article in this morning's New York Times: moustache tat, twosie, Dr. Hamlet III, and many hard-boiled eggs prominently featured:
Good article. It touches on what Lewan is doing from a nutritional standpoint as well as some of the efforts of Joel Totoro, the nutritionist that was hired from the Patriots, and Wellman. Lewan speaks of his motiviation to excel.
Now with Lewan coming back, Brian and others have made some predictions for what the line might look like. My question for some of the more knowledgeable posters is what type of line and play calling you would expect from Al and why some players would project to right guard vs left guard and so on. I know that with Long Michigan ran a lot of zone to the left, while under Rich Rod, our guards and center needed to get out to the second level.
With Lewan returning and Kalis a mauler, does this mean that we should expect to see runs go left with a pulling guard or tackle? Or are runs expected to go right up the gut? I'm looking for more of an explanation for what Al's offense might look like now with Devin and his lineman and what players are fighting for which positions and why. Do they need to be quick/ strong/ agile? Thanks in advance for the feedback.