I'm watching the Rutgers-Norfolk St. game on ESPN3.com and Drew Henson is the color analyst. Competent observations. Not much personality. Maybe new guy jitters. Good luck to him though. Hope it works out.
Drew Henson-color analyst
He'll probably turn out to be really good at it and then decide he wants to be a director.
... CBS Sports could make him a juicy offer, under the sole condition that he leave ESPN NOW, before the start of the second half.
Did he leave in the middle of the third quarter to go do color on the Yankees game?
Oh you're watching it too? He did step out and Tom Brady's in now. I expect him to be back next quarter.
If not, John Navarre is eagerly awaiting a phone call. He will get there as quickly as he can, so just so you know, that still might take a while.
ESPN 3 producers are torn between Henson and his older counterpart.
Something of a non sequitur, but I spent a few hours talking to Drew Henson and his wife the other day. His wife is an intelligent and normal person, a fact made remarkable if you are familliar with the Dallas suburb in which she was raised, which tends to produce legions of shallow, flashy tarts. I didn't talk much with Drew himself--only enough to gather that he apparently hates the new coaching staff, for all the ususal Rod-hater reasons--but the fact that he had the sense to marry a good woman makes me wish him well.
Let me guess... Plano? :)
Highland Park, actually. Not really a suburb anymore, since it's surrounded on all sides by Dallas proper. Plano could have been described in a similar manner, though.
is that some people haven't taken the time to see beneath the aw shucks exterior. I mean, he's a Hispanic kid from Chicago that went to W Va and took on some protective coloration, all in all a very complex and bright guy.
Rich Rod's from CHICAGO?
Maybe RichRod's Dad was? I have always heard that Coach Rod himself was born and raised in God's own West Virginia.
I believe his grandfather immigrated from Spain to West Virginia. I don't think the family ever lived elsewhere. (And while he is technically Hispanic, he's said that he doesn't really think of himself as a minority.)
He said in an interview with Michigan Today that he was born in Chicago:
Also in this piece:
That interview has done nothing but make me more all in for RR. I like his style, "I'll just fight every day until the coaches know my name!" This is why we at least win eight games this year. I'm hyped up right now. (Alcohol is helping me) But as the old saying goes, I'm ready to run through a brick wall for RR!!!! Come on Saturday!!!
Single-handedly put the M program behind for years due his disloyalty and self-promotion..not surprised he doesn't support Coach Rodriguez.
Henson's departure hurt us in 2001, but that's it. He only had one year of eligibility remaining. It's not like Mallett's situation, where we were banking on him being the QB for three years.
Henson leaving probably cost us the Big Ten title in '01, but we bounced back after that. We won 10 games the next year and won the Big Ten the two years after that.
You beat me to it.
Besides, I cannot hold it against a guy to go pro. No matter what the "major", we go to Michigan to do well in the career of our choice coming out. Henson's "major" was sports.
If you were a computer science major at Michigan and IBM offered you $1,000,000 to leave and start a career with them - you wouldn't do it? Of course you would.
That's all he did. The rest is our disappointment that he did not stay a Wolverine.
on the M roster may have turned away a recruit or two along the way. When he left early it did leave UM very thin at the QB position. A position that was stacked for years suddenly became troublesome in years to come with early departures etc.
Didn't Carr strike up a deal with Henson that he wouldn't recruit another QB until Henson's junior year at U-M in order to get him?
Henson was in the 1998 class. Carr promised Henson, when he was a junior in high school, that he wouldn't sign any QBs in the class ahead of him ('97).
There were never any promises about guys younger than him. Carr signed two QBs in '99 - Navarre and Mignery.
Wonder what he thinks of burnt sienna? I myself have never had much use for that crayon.
He only sees maize and blue.
He always did talk a great game.
When Tom Brady is rocking the Monday Night Football crew in 10 years, someone will blame ESPN3 for not recognizing his superior gifts first.
someone watched Rutgers/Norfolk St.