Sorry, hate to be OT but I can't create board topics. My friends at Michigan made a song to hype us all up for the season, take a listen I'm sure you'll appreciate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEuh-PyWJEA.
Class of 2011: The New Numbers
The 2011 Football Media Guide is out, and you know of course what that means: OBSESSIVE ATTENTION TO ROSTER NUMBERS HO!
Kellen Jones is not on it: There are plenty of rumors on [pick your favorite message board] as to why, but I've heard there's a high probability those rumors were made up to fill the great big "I dunno." I have a query in with Brandon's office.
Christian Pace is not on it: Medical rumors seem to be true, at least for this year. Shattered dreams of Molk 2.0.
Darryl Stonum is on it: If this means anything, horray. If not, horray.
Your Football Freshmen, Now With Digits:
# = walk-on
|Name||Pos.||Was||Now||This is not the reason:|
|Josh Furman||S||6||14||Stokes may line up on defense maybe?|
|Jack Kennedy||QB||25||14||Walk-ons don't count.|
|J.T. Floyd||CB||12||18||Secret plan to make me think we still have James Rogers next year|
|Thomas Gordon||S||15||30||Doubled the abs|
|Isaiah Bell||LB||26||34||Isaiah 26 is 'A Song of Praise'; Isaiah 34 is 'Judgment Against the Nations.' This is a bad sign for…someone.|
|Terrence Talbott||CB||22||37||Weird: Jake Ryan is 37 too. Maybe there's a plot to make the DBs and LBs look interchangeable to confuse opponents or something?|
|Marell Evans||LB||9||51||Those who stay can keep their number.|
|Ricky Barnum||OL||56||52||Joey Burzynski (2010 walk-on OL) called it|
|Brandon Moore||TE||88||89||Because he and Craig Roh are listed as 6'2"/250 and this was really freaking Funk out.|
|Teric Jones||RB||14||--||Maybe you need a position first|
Yes, I too was totally thinking of that Seinfeld episode after Susan died. Best as I can guess here is Lloyd and Bo liked to keep one guy to a number and some of them were repeats on the other side of the ball (RR was a proponent of that long before EA Sports let you do it). Or maybe some of the 2012 commits have been promised digits?
Counting Things on Scholarship
15! Fifteen scholarship seniors on the roster, ah ah ah! Also 18 juniors, 20 sophomores, and 27 guys with freshman eligibility.
42! Forty-two scholarship players not from one of the last two ('10 or '11) classes, ah ah ah! Up from 36 last year.
80! Eighty guys on scholarship, ah ah ah, counting Kovacs, Grady and Evans but not the missing fellows. Up from 76 at this time last year.
15! Fifteen scholarship players at defensive back, ah ah ah! Five of those are redshirt sophomores or older (two each from '08 and '09, and Woolfolk). Last year was 15 guys, but 7 of them freshmen. Now we have five freshmen and five sophomores, which, better?
15! Fifteen guys on the 2010 roster not on the 2011 one. That's 9 graduations, 2 non-renewed, four transfer/booted (Forcier, Cullen, Vinopal and D.J. Williamson) and one we're guessing medical. Strangely only Vinopal, the 2-star who became a freshman starter, seems to be a coaching transition loss.
12! Twelve guys pictured in the Media Guide with dreads: Richard Ash, Chris Eddins, Josh Furman, J.T. Floyd, Jeremy Gallon, Junior (Not a Junior) Hemingway, Stephen Hopkins, Martavious Odoms, Denard Robinson, Vincent Smith, Je'Ron Stokes.
Photo day!: From his picture I think Devin Gardner is going to end up being CEO of something. Will Campbell wins the "Fell for the old 'hey everybody let's all look like we're really tough in our photos' shtick" award. Meanwhile Klingons are attempting to steal Denard's smile because it has the power create habitable, lush new planets all by itself.
Non-renewed 5ths: Michael Williams, John Ferrara, Zac Ciullo, and Kevin Leach might have had another year of eligibility, but are gone. All were expected. Sad that Mike Williams's career ends with his pre-2010 concussion. I've been hard on his play but we'll never know if he might have put it together for his last two years.
Weight Gain 2011: The player weights are unchanged from Spring but some of the freshmen are a little off from their high school weights. Of those, Tony Posada is up 15 lbs. (to 330…um), Delonte Hollowell is up to 170 (from 162), and Thomas Rawls is listed at 220 (from 214). Standard operating procedure is to consider all weight gains and losses as good things.
Gentlemen, start your dynasties.
Oh God don't share that with people, man. It's Freakbass-y.
well played sir.... well played
That was awful on so many levels and now it's on YouTube.
For the love of God mods please delete before other schools see this. In the future dude, watch these things before posting on the internet and ask yourself: "Is this cool or is it embarrassing? What about this will make people like it?" WOW.
I want to think that some other school created that video just so they can troll us.
That ginger needs to transfer ASAP.
reminds me of Saved By The Bell or something
Yeah, the squirrel (see 3:28) was the best part, but can we agree that as a U-M squirrel it was seriously WEAK? If you're going to show a campus squirrel, show a specimen that truly reflects the girth, sense of entitlement, and "fuck you humans" attitude regularly seen on the Diag. In other words, it needed to weigh at least 30% more and shouldn't have had that panicked "about-to-flee" posture.
I also liked how their three friends pretty much stayed hunched down in the background for maximum camera avoidance.
It neuters what had been the great equalizer in countless Michigan vs. ND office e-mail battles.
We can still pretend it never happened if a mod deletes it.
The key difference is that Freakbass wasn't just condoned but was actively enlisted by ND. Maybe the MGoCommunity could help emphasize this difference by starting a letter writing campaign to get these assholes expelled?
at least our video wasn't university sponsored and faculty advised. Plus our white rappers are infinitely better than their white rappers.
I paused Justin Beiber for that?
we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...
Please delete this and all evidence that it ever existed.
If I didn't have to look at the video, I can dig the song. I had to channel my inner Cee Lo. Not a bad use of Lupe.
The video however... Can someone order up a Mulligan? Wowzers.
I don't see why every is hatin. That was pretty good bro
They thought this was a good idea, yet they got admitted to Michigan? I am confused. I'm just going to assume their parents donated a shit ton of money to Michigan and they got in based off that.
Haha is that the Average Homeboy Denny Blazin's lovechild?
Terrance Talbott w/ #37? not sure how that's possible b/c Jake Ryan is #37 as well and they're both on D.
Yeah, I double-checked the Guide and they're both 37 (in a row?).
I guess something's still changing.
Disappointing that we don't get to see current heights and weights - perhaps a new roster will come out on MGoBlue.com when practice starts. With regard to Teric Jones maybe he is taking a red shirt year to rehab his knee?
Yeah, the heights and weights were the first thing I wanted to see, and they are conspicuously missing.
Is disturbing and the rumors are moreso.
Ok. I realize there are a number of reasons why someone wouldn't want to share what these rumors are. It allows the many to freeride off the money spent by the few on premium message board content. As alluded to above these rumors are probably (hopefully?) untrue. And they may invade on the privacy of an 18 year old kid. However having said all that kellen jones is the incoming recruit I am most excited about and it being a particularly slow time football news wise my interest is very much piqued and it would be much appreciated if someone would shed a little light on what may be going on here.
I've been gone for the weekend. Is Kellen Jones not coming to Michigan? I'm confused and your post links to a song on You Tube so I'm even more baffled.
All comments as to why he is not on the team have been deleted pretty quickly, hence the Rick-Rolling nature of my link.
Search the interwebs and I'm sure you can figure it out.
OK got it...thanks. And yes....the interwebs truly do provide a source for everything.
As the parent of a small child, I appreciate the Count. Thanks.
You never really came out and said it, but we're looking at 20 scholarships available right now (15 Seniors + 5 slots under 85). Seems like a full class is definitely possible.
"Yes, I too was totally thinking of that Seinfeld episode after Susan died. Best as I can guess here is Lloyd and Bo liked to keep one guy to a number and some of them were repeats on the other side of the ball (RR was a proponent of that long before EA Sports let you do it)."
I've read that paragraph about five times and still have no idea what it means.
mavin robinson is peaceful, oh so peaceful. so peaceful in fact that he will haunt my dreams
and je'ron stokes is apparently the only one facing left-looking right
AND kenny wilkins is listed as a DT. holy crap man
"Walk ons don't count."
I beg to differ.
That since we have a walk on at fullback they will not use a scholarship on that position, and take another D-linemen instead?
Hope to God they do just what you suggest. It would be insane to bypass a Pipkins or an O'Brien for a fullback who will touch the ball just a few times per game.
If a kid walks on just because he wants to play for Michigan...he's going to give the team all he's got. Man, I wish I had the talent to walk on to Bo's team back in '81!!!!!