MSU printing out quotes in a Word document and laminating them like a 6th grade social studies project
Unverified Voracity Has A Lot Of Video
Countdown to Kickoff exists again. Talkin' with Devin Gardner:
So that explains that. If you were wondering why Michigan's option plays weren't actual option plays the last couple years, well, yeah:
“We did it [the Wildcat] in OTAs and a couple of times he ran the ball and fumbled the ball and he didn’t know how to pitch," Bradley said, according to the Register.
The one time he did try to pitch on a speed option was when he got lit up in the backfield, and that was a fumble.
Oklahoma State was not always good. Wolverine Historian presents the 1992 non-classic:
Gardner on Darboh. I think both of last year's wide receivers are on pace to work out, and Darboh is ahead of the curve:
"He's just a great athlete," Gardner said of the wideout. "He's strong, he's fast, he catches the ball well. He's pretty much everything you could ever want in a receiver."
Gardner compares Darboh to Junior Hemingway, but fast. No, seriously:
"He goes up and gets the ball just like Junior. And he runs fast."
I'll take it.
O'Bannon-related victory. I thought Sam Keller's lawsuit had been folded into the O'Bannon suit, but apparently not. They've just won at the appellate level:
By a 2-1 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said EA's use of the athletes' likenesses in its NCAA Football and NCAA Basketball games did not deserve protection as free expression under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
EA is disappointed that free speech doesn't cover important things like college football videogames using the representations of people without mentioning it to them, and plans to appeal, for all the good that will do.
They'll have to name him Lack Of Seat Cushions. Sorry, those are the probably fictional, possibly offensive stereotypical Native American rules:
I don't make the probably fictional, possibly offensive stereotypical Native American rules. I just enforce 'em, lady.
Jordan Paskorz: I'm not dead yet! Michigan could use some tight end depth with veteran Mike Kwiatkowski departed, and Jake Bu—MAH GAWD THAT'S JORDAN PASKORZ'S MUSIC, AT LEAST I THINK IT IS BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE HE EVEN HAD SOME:
[Paskorz's] career has since been derailed by seemingly interminable instability.
But that's about to change, as he enters his second season at tight end and seems to have fought his way into the rotation as a blocking specialist. …
"What I like is, we settled him into that position and I think he can be a guy who gives us a little more on-the-line-of-scrimmage movement. That’s exciting."
At 6'3", 251, he is about the right size to be more of a pusher at TE. AJ Williams is a guy Michigan will ask to fill that role as well, but he needs a lot of technique work to get there. We'll see if the talk translates into playing time.
When do I get to be on a bulletin board? Because if Steve Everitt's lighthearted jab at Kirk Cousins qualifies…
…surely I can come up with something vile enough to get up there despite not being a viking. Hey, Spartans! You smell! Bad!
I'll work on it.
In related news, Dave Brandon once again reiterated that he doesn't want a night game in the series. This is correct. I hope the real reason is wanting to tweak MSU by playing anyone but them at night, but I'll take "don't want a bunch of East Lansing people drunj" after the Gathering of the Juggalos that was two years ago.
Speaking of. UTL II Hype Video:
Glenn Robinson: now he can jump. Yeah, now:
His vertical is up four inches to 12'3".
Etc.: Introducing Dr. Gay Hitler, who was of course from… Ohio, and the son of George Hitler, and a dentist.
Here is a class of 1927(!) alum talking bout her days on campus. Oregon has some money. People don't like dynamic pricing, except for that one guy on facebook who hasn't been to a game since 1982 but likes being a prick to people on the internet. Bill Connolly previews Ohio State. Lewan talks Gholston punch.
There is a sixth grader somewhere who resents that comment
Did I read the article correctly? Denard doesnt know how to pitch the ball? How is that even possible? I'm a bit stunned that a play as fundamental and basic as a simple QB pitch would be something that he hadn't learned in high school - much less through two coaching staffs at Michigan. And I refuse to believe that an athlete as talented as Denard obviously is was incapable of learning something as basic as that.
Any thoughts as to why this would be if true?
I guess my question was more rhetorical as in "how in the name of sweet jesus could this be possible". Pitching a football is something QBs in 4th grade are taught to do and is some version of either a toss sweep or option is in virtually every playbook of every offense I've ever seen. So if he truly doesnt know how then that means one of two things IMO. Either he can't (which just seems impossible to me) or he's never been coached to do it correctly (which also seems impossible to me).
So I'm sitting here trying to process which "impossibility" I'm going to choose to believe.
Well, Denard didn't (couldn't?) tie his shoelaces either. When you are a dilithium fueled god, the perfunctory normal people shit just isn't worth it to you.
In Denard's defense, Sunshine could throw the ball for miles but had difficulties pitching as well.
As Chait says in the article, Ohio was settled by Hitlers.
I think it just getting lumped in with the anger at all of the other new ways the AD is attempting to squeeze every last penny from ticket buyers. The fact that this squeeze is coming at the expense of the people trying to make a profit in the secondary market and not the people actually going to the games kinda gets lost in the shuffle.
buying the ticket directly from UofM at a price less than stubhub + fees is preferable.
OSU and ND were priced higher - and they should have been. Why sell 4 tickets for $95 so someone can post them on stubhub the next day for $350?
I appreciate that stubhub exists, reducing secondary market autheticity risks, but I don't have a problem with the single game process this year, as it offered a better value than stubhub.
Maybe all the complainers are the donors and season ticket holders that used to be able to gobble up all the extra tickets and just got their prices raised?
For my part, I never had access to those tickets outside of the secondary market anyway so I don't see what the big deal is.
I think both of last year's wide receivers are on pace to work out,
Can we have some explanation for this opinion, or is this to be in a position group preview for next week?
I will never forget the conclusion of that MSU game in 2010, sitting in my dad's car on Main St waiting to move as fans were pouring out of Michigan Stadium. This girl who [probably could have benefited from a referral to a dietician] walked up to the car yelling "OH OH SIX AND OH!" she was leaning on my door and my dad, who is an innocent man whom I have never heard speak negatively about anyone, blurted to her "you look like a beached whale." True story.
they have a barbershop. does that mean they have a barber and if so, is that barber made to cut other, non-athletes' students' hair? if not, the ncaa is going to roast them as that is a total violation
read the caption. They still "charge" the standard student rate for haircuts at that barbershop
*(potential offensive stereotypical Native American rules) includes calling girl babies "him."
But any excuse for more Smita Kalokhe, and all is forgiven.
That vertical reach for GRIII is only 3 inches below Dwight Howard's, which is the highest ever recorded in the NBA (12"6').