You should have stopped the interview after the reporter said Big Blue.
Unverified Voracity Doesn't Talk Much
Hopefully more zany Michigan-related stories come up. LSUFreek on the Armanti Edwards lawnmower incident:
It's the kittens that make it.
Meanwhile, Justin Feagin's planned transfer to Appalachian State is off. App St cites "academic concerns" and, you know, an attempted cocaine deal as reasons. Hopefully the academic concerns are just "you blew a scholarship because tried to broker a cocaine deal for a few hundred bucks and therefore can't be the sharpest tool in the shed" instead of an 0-for-2 APR departure.
UFER. It's less than a month before the season and I haven't heard a grown man lose his mind yet. Lame. Also fixed:
That comes complete with a frighteningly accurate reproduction of the play in NCAA that I thought would be lame going in but turned out to be dorkily impressive. Let's reproduce the :01 Manningham touchdown next.
Somewhere, Lloyd cackles over a snifter of brandy. Braylon Edwards has imbibed some terminology:
"The Browns and I are on the same page, and my team is on the same page," Edwards said. "I've never made any contract [demands], so I don't know where that would come from. That's just more rumors and hearsay to spark up more controversy."
It is very important to be on the same page, which Braylon Edwards is. Also he had one of the worst "catch percentages" in the league last year, which will surprise no one who watched Braylon on a regular basis but also includes passes to Tacopants and given the Browns' QB situation might not be his fault after all.
Aerials. Basketball? Why not?
That is a scatter plot comparing minutes returning to last year's Pomeroy ranking and is used as a rough estimate via which to predict the Big Ten by The Only Colors. Limitations are acknowledged. For one: the chart doesn't take the fact that the vast majority of Michigan's lost minutes are two walk-ons and one guy buried on the bench when the season ended, or that OSU's recruiting class this year does not exist.
A couple of takeaways despite that: holy god Iowa is going to be bad, and if Robbie Hummel's back cooperates Purdue is your tentative conference favorite.
That's Dan Mozes, four-year WVU starter, Rimington award winner, and newest Barwis acolyte, as Moses, prophet of the Israelites. Mozes on Barwis:
"Mike gave me the fundamentals to get bigger and stronger," said Mozes. "He gave me the strength to do all that stuff. Coming out of high school nobody wanted me, and I had that chip on my shoulder. That's really the first thing you need to have. People always want to throw in external motivation, pep talks and stuff like that, but you have to be motivated from your own heart. That's one thing I had. Mike gave me the tools."
Barwis on Mozes:
"He's a tremendous strength coach. He has a great ability to show kids how to do things and explain why we do things and how it relates to football. He's a high-energy, explosive and passionate guy, and his work ethic is outstanding. Dan Mozes is what Dan Mozes is, and he's going to be that way in any job that he chooses. If he wanted to be a typist, he'd be the best damn typist around, because he goes as hard as he can."
We can add this to the pile of former Rodriguez players who don't hate the warped beings they were tricked into becoming, yes?
Slipup? This is old, but it sat in my inbox for a while and no one else mentioned it, so here's Rich Rodriguez talking about a year two turnaround:
"But it’s a different scenario," Rodriguez said. "The biggest difference is I had a quarterback that was my starter the first year, Rasheed Marshall, who had gotten hurt but he had at least started some games and he came back and was very talented and fit the system."
Is this a giveaway as to Nick Sheridan's chances at the starting job? Rodriguez does have a quarterback who was a starter his first year. You can parse that statement many ways, but most of them point towards freshmen. That's not exactly a surprise, of course, but FWIW.
Etc.: Wolverines come in #1 on a list of "Animal Mascots Ranked by Uniqueness, Cage-Fighting Skills, and Eco-Friendliness," which is pretty much awesome. Yrs truly is e-nterviewed about Michigan's upcoming season on Blog Ten. The O-Zone's Michigan preview comes in at 5-7 but seems more positive than that through the bulk of it.
Leach was pitching that ball. Guts and glue, yo
Who would have known that Harpo Marx was a fan?
Keep those Ufer clips coming until opening day!
But, should I be the ass who points out the symmetry of a Leach highlight so close to a cocaine reference?
Most of us are too young to remember Leach being suspended for cocaine use, but the fact that it is literally NEVER MENTIONED is kind of laughable. I get that the guy's a legend around here, but the fact that he threw his career away for coke makes it hard for me to respect him too much.
I really miss the toilet paper streamers and marshmallow rainstorms in Ann Arbor on Saturday afternoons.
The marshmallow fights were a blast. Too bad someone had to be "that guy" and up the arms race with penny-loaded marshmallows.
Aiming for the tubas (when the band would be close enough) and the camera man were always my favorite aspects. They even started giving those field level mobile camera tower things a shield to protect them.
If Tacopants is a receiver for the Browns now, does that mean he's graduated from Michigan? If so, when was he drafted? I bet he was a first day pick.
That was my 1st OSU game and I remember that play like it was yesterday. Oh, what a feeling and what a memory! The way Leach stretched out and got the ball over on his way down. Classic. Being a freshman, in the endzone, I was in the midst of the resulting TP storm. The dorm was void of it the next day - had to go out and buy my own roll. Love the Ufe! His son still has the horn from Gen. Patton's jeep. Video game re-enactment is semi-creepy, yet somehow I love it. :/
He needs to start hanging on to the ball. His number of drops the past couple years has gotten really bad.
"All of these guys here are my family. Mike is like a father figure to me. Chris [Allen] is my brother; Cassandra [Baier] is my sister...When they were at West Virginia, they were my family. The family moved to Michigan, so I just moved with the family."
That from Dan Mozes, former four-time academic All-Big East selection.
CLEARLY a demonstration of the WRONG crowd and POOR family values in Ann Arbor.
On Mgoblue the video of the day shows a bruised coach.
What's the rumor mill saying about Coach Smith's black eye?
a. Feagin clocked him on the way out.
b. Mallett hit him at a bar while on a recruiting trip.
c. While recruiting Braxton Miller he _______.
d. he signed up for jujitsu class.