"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
"There's a certain level of confidence and composure he brings to the court," said sophomore forward Aubrey Dawkins, who played the bulk of his minutes as a freshman while LeVert sat on the end of the bench in a sweat suit. "When you know you have a player like that on your team of that caliber, it's just like, we're in his hands and he can do a lot of things for this team. It's a comfort. It's nice."
"I just really wanted to see him in a game and I loved what I saw," Beilein said. "He was active. He's got a motor. He's got some things he's got to work on. He doesn't have the strength to (play) the way he'd like to in the Big Ten yet, but that's what we're going to work on in-between (games) without inhibiting his ability to play the next game."
I admit that I don't really have 200 words to meet the diary limit. I'm relying on this note from Brian at the bottom of the requirements section:
Something that requires effort you would like to keep around for posterity's sake should be a diary.
Trust me, I put plenty of work into this. I can't take any more of the emo posts about Beilein and RichRod and the NCAA investigation and "How many games does RR need to win to keep his job" and so on and so forth. We need something more WOO FOOTBALL and less WHY DOES LIFE HATE US?!?
With spring practice ready to start, hopefully this gives everybody a few warm fuzzies and gets you excited again about what we can be. I present to you "Sometimes When You're On: 2010" (and yes, this is the only appropriate song at this point for a Michigan football highlight video):
The resolution option isn't showing up for me yet, but it should be available in HD. Enjoy. Be happy. Go Blue.
To steal a fellow Mgoblogger's signature (sorry, I can't remember whose it is):
"When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing!" - Bo Schembechler.
Loved the video last year, and I'm sure I'll enjoy this one when I'm at home and away from the work filter, but I think I want this year to be something along the lines of "you fuck with me and you fuck with death." Death Wolverines, with opponent's innards spilling out of vast, tooth-filled maws.
Its nice to have some positive feeling for a few minutes in what is such a rough year sports-wise. Plus I had forgotten about Odoms awesome freaking block on Denard's run against Western. He wails on some guy, gets up and is right behind Denard when he hits the end zone, just awesome awesome effort.
plus 20 pounds. The O line with another year of experience. Speed to burn all over the field. The D with a second year under the same D coordinator. I truly believe that great things are on the way. I simply cannot wait for 2010!
Fire Hoke you aks? Well that's the question for the fuckin' ages, ain't it?
Great work man! When this losing is all over, we will still remember Rilo Kiley...what I can hardly wait for is the victory video when we finally get "on" for good...perhaps we can get the band to produce a "we're on, lose the switch" song for us :)
You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four. ~Dan Birdwell