somehow we're only 124th
Our good "pal" Bret Bielema apparently doesn't know how good his Arkansas team is...but has a range of where he thinks they should be ranked:
"I don't think we're No. 76. I don't think we're No. 1," Bielema told reporters before an appearance at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. "I think we're somewhere in between."
Guess he will find out pretty quickly how good they are:
However, the schedule isn’t kind for the Razorbacks, who open at Auburn, the defending SEC champion and national championship runner-up, and then play at Texas Tech two weeks later. If there’s some saving grace, the Razorbacks do get Alabama and LSU at home.
He is Number 1 for Drunk OMG Shirtless!!! though:
Apologies for the OMG SHIRTLESS faithful, but I don't know how to embed instagram shots - but Wolverine247 posted this on Facebook today. Dude was already a monster, and now he is the hulk!
Freshman athlete Jabrill Peppers shows off his improved physique after only a short time with the Michigan strength and conditioning staff.
If someone else can embed, that would be appreciated!
Here's the link in case I still haven't figured out how to embed.
EDIT: quickly pointed out that this should have been an OMG Shirtless post. I'm ashamed.
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It'll be interesting to see how this affects his game.
Denard definitely looks more comfortble catching the ball now than he did during senior bowl practices, but the rest of this is just guys running around and lifting things to my untrained eye. I mean are we supposed to be hand timing these at home? Hopefully people who know about stuff will explain what's happening in the comments.
Denard highlights and interview:
NFL Network analysis (of Denard):
After his performance in this weekend's Winter Cup Challenge (a national invitational meet), sophomore gymnast Adrian de los Angeles was named to the U.S. National Team, joining fellow Wolverine Sam Mikulak. (Sam couldn't compete this weekend due to injury, but he and his fellow Olympians are automatically named to this year's US team.)
Adrian was the surprise all-around leader after the prelims, going back and forth with Olympian Jake Dalton (who competes for Oklahoma). Dalton pulled it out in the final event, with Adrian finishing in second, ahead of Danell Levya, the all-around bronze medalist in last year's Olympics. Pretty good company.
Also making Michigan proud was sophomore Stacey Ervin, who was 7th in the complicated qualification point system going into the finals even though he didn't compete in all 6 events, making the finals on the strength of his placing top 10 in 3 out of his 4 prelim events (including tying Adrian for 2nd in floor). In fact, he was the only qualifier in the top 15 not to have been in all 6 events.
The following picture of Adrian and Sam is posted as a public service to prove that gymnastics isn't only fun and games; success follows commitment to down-in-the-dirt (or chalk) blue-collar teamwork.
A full report of Mens' Gymnastics' recent success wouldn't be complete without adding that 5th-year senior Syque Caesar (who competed in the Olympics for Bangladesh), broke the NCAA record for parallel bars when Michigan upset #2 Stanford two weeks ago. Not surprisingly, he was named both national and Big Ten gymnast of the week. Boy, these guys are good.