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Gary Anderson was on M&M this morning, and afterwards the talk got around to the Michigan coaching hire.
Greeny brought up the topic of which is the better coaching position--UM or Wiscy. He had some stats comparing the two schools and the number of NFL players in the draft and on the field and it was markedly not in our favor. CC's take was that even the perfect hire wasn't going to turn things around quickly since UM just doesn't have the bodies.
Although I wasn't expecting a fair shake with three OSU, ND, and NW honks in the group, I couldn't argue with their findings completely. That being said, they agreed that UM was still a prestigious program with a ton of cash and the ability to hire top-shelf coaching talent.
EDIT: Let me clarify that I couldn't argue with Greeny's stats about the number of players in the NFL. I certainly don't agree with their overall negative take on UM.
Just reading some of the articles coming out of the West Coast, Kiffin may be captaining a boat that's taking on water fast. Does anyone think guys like Ty Isaac or Eddie Vanderdoes, could be reconsidering UM because of this?
Probably has been discussed before, but besides Desmond Howard, who else deserves to be considered a Michigan Football Legend? Obviously the overwhelming choice would be Woodson, but who else among the greats of UM, have earned legendary status?
Interesting article on the recruiting battles between UM, MSU, and OSU around the midwest in the Detroit News. Some shots at us, but for the most part pretty fair.
He was especially irritated by the Buckeyes' poaching of one-time top Spartan commit Se'Von Pittman, something his mentor, Jim Tressel, wouldn't have done. "They've got a new coach, and it's different," Dantonio said. "I would say it's pretty unethical, in the end."
Kalis endured the scrutiny in his hometown and stood firm, perhaps the first sign Michigan was officially back in the fray. A larger sign: Of the 15 players on the Detroit News Blue Chip list, nine signed with Michigan and two with Michigan State.
It's been a slow couple of news days aside from the BBQ and Wormley committing (glad you finally chose the good guys), so I decided to raise a question to the board: what is your most proud moment being associated with the University of Michigan?
My time of being associated with UM has been filled with an enormous amount of pride. Every time I see the block M, whether on a t-shirt, a campus building, or anywhere else, I can feel the pride swell within me. Even despite how things have gone recently in football, I still take every opportunity I have to talk about Michigan-- football, basketball, and general scholastic endeavors. Whenever I do speak of UM, I do so with a smile and a sparkle in my eye, as I am speaking about the greatest University in the world.
For me, the most proud moment had to be when I got accepted to Michigan. I grew up in NY, but had always loved UM. It had always existed as an ideal for me, but one I did not think was reasonably attainable. My brother was a law student at UM, and he talked me in to applying (I was reluctant to waste the application fee only to not get in). I was on campus visiting him and the school, when I got a call from the University saying I was accepted. I was all alone in his apartment, so I was forced to dance and laugh maniacally to myself (the neighbors must have been concerned).
When I returned home, I was brimming with excitement. I had made my decision as soon as the admissions counselor told me I was accepted, and made a point to share my joy with everyone. The most common response I received was "Michigan?!?!? AWESOME!!." Being from a small town in NY, most people from my HS went to SUNY schools. Our valedictorian even went to a SUNY school (nothing against them, but in a town like mine it's hard to leave). So when people started making their decisions, college t-shirts started to become a part of every senior's wardrobe. I wore the maize and blue daily, counting down the hours until I could get on campus. And every time someone saw me with the block M, I could see that they understood why I walked around with my head held high and the biggest smile on my face, ever.
So, I will reiterate my question: what is your most proud moment?