Here's Denard's press conference. I'm sure Heiko will have it up soon, but just couldn't help myself from posting this after watching it. I mean, he's the man.
Denard Press Conf.
I was giving a presentation today, so I wasn't able to make it, actually.
I'm as upset about it as you are.
It won't happen again.
No excuses, play like a champion!
I never want us to play like those over-rated domers. This is Michigan. We play like the Victors or The Leaders and the Best! Never ever play like a domer.
He was quoting Wedding Crashers... but I get why you thought he meant ND with their stupid "play like a champion today" sign. Too wordy.
You win . . . wait for it . . . my approval.
...because we see these glimpses of great things. But we have to have consistency.
And better pad level. And I want to hear blogging.
I hope we are consistently consistent.
Some constancy and regularity wouldn't hurt either.
Although, you have to admit he plays with Great Effort.
No presentation is more important than the team, the team, the team!
those who do not stay to watch the press conference and instead go to presentations that are most likely mandated by their trying to get a PhD will not be champions
That rolls off the tongue
Put that on a countdown clock.
This is a misallocation of my Beveled Guilt dollars! I demand an MGoInquiry!
Beveled Guilt dollar
Awesomeness as usual
Ever since this young man arrived, he's been a natural born leader. Always talking about his teammates and never drawing attention to himself. I'd love to see him on Mike Harts coaching staff here at Michigan someday.
Actually, I have seen him not talk about his teammates and only himself - when we lose. He puts the blame on him and says he needs to work harder.
Pretty amazing young man.
I wonder what it must be like to be from Pahokee, where dreams are usually what happens for someone else, and be living one in the Big House? No wonder he is always so happy. An entire new world has been opened up for him, and it probably includes a degree from the University of Michigan.
I almost don't want to put it this way becuase it sounds too much like the bleating of a lot of contented sheep, but Denard "gets it."
Deerfield Beach, not Pahokee.
He's from Deerfield Beach.
My favorite moment was where he corrected the dimwit who asked about him saying he never gets nervous -- Denard responds, laughing: "I never said that. That was Tate. That was Tate. Not me. Not me. Not me. Not me. ..." and then the gem: "Because if I never got nervous before every game, I don't think I'd be playing football anymore. I'm always nervous before every game."
Then the idiot reporter keeps going on that line of questioning for like 5 questions.
If he was at the presser instead of being responsible with his presentation we would know who the ahole was. I'm thinking Jim McCarthy or Drew Sharp.
And Jim is practicing law now. Making an honest living.
-You said many times that you never get nervous before a game...
-You've got the wrong guy, that was Tate. I always get nervous before a game (laughing)
Awesome. Also, reporter fail.
Also, I have a lot of favorites that have played for Michigan......Denard is the shit and it will be hard to not put him at numero uno when its all said and done. I hope he excels these next couple years.
Journalist: You know a lot of beat shows are wondering if you can make the transition...do you feel like you have something to prove?
Denard: No. I got something to prove to my teammates and that's it.
Denard wins at life. Period.
that comment made my heart flutter, like a love-struck schoolgirl.
Is it weird for a grown man like myself to like a college football player I don't even know and am not related to this much? I keep telling myself there's something wrong with me, but man...that kid is something special.
I think you're okay. I, on the other hand, am in trouble. I think I might go gay for Denard . . .
I'd ask him first, if I were you.
Actually, strike that. Just leave well enough alone, and simply appreciate Denard with your (understandable) man crush.
And nobody questions me.
/ not really close.
By the way, I have an awesome cookie side effect. My wife was shopping for bras online, and all I get now are these lingerie ads in the side bar.
Chalk that up as a +1 for marriage?
is all i heard.
I can't imagine how much tail that guy must mop up.
How do I go about wiping this massive smile off my face?
went from smile, to frown, back up to Denard, back to smile.
Funny that you say that...whenever I watch Denard being interviewed, at some point I always realize I am smiling.
It usually goes away after a 5 minutes or so for me.
If the smile lasts longer than four hours, you should consult a doctor.
I just get swept away in his dreamy eyes.
Confident, but not arrogant.
Leader, but not self centered.
Dilithium, inside and out.
We are lucky to have him. I will strive to never fail to appreciate it.
Could someone embed the video? The link for some reason won't play on my Commodore 64. I will be more than welcome to give +1 to anyone who does so. Thanks!
did anyone ask him if Hopkins was suspended?
How is it humanly possible to abstain from smiling every time you see Denard smile?
It's an honor to have such a humble class-act to represent
the University of Michigan.
What an amazing person. Selfless and the perfect leader. I'm proud to be a Michigan fan because of players like this.
How can you not love this guy?
After watching that I am almost praying every play is a broken play.
Do you remember the heisman pose? There is very little Desmond and Denard have in common other than they look kind of alike and they are both great athletes. No offense to Desmond, I love the guy, but I would bet my house on Denard never begging for his number to be retired, stiking a heisman pose in the endzone, talking about how great he is/was. It just isn't him and I don't see a great deal of similarities in the two at all. Again, no offense to Desmond, I just don't think the two are very much alike.
about his friendship with Devin...which just speaks more volumes about Denard's character.
You know Devin is driven and would love to get as much playing time as possible to prepare for the NFL. But I know if I was competing against Denard, and lost, I'd almost feel like I'd won because I like the guy so much...
and I don't even know him.
are making the wanking-motion-with-eye-roll reading these posts, but we've got Dilithium for 2 more years and they are out of TP.
"Playing the best fight song ever, so not a problem with me."