"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
Hargreaves to Florida per scout
Must be a reaction to Ross Douglas committing.
Let them know what it's like to suffer through not having a secondary.
You did see UTL, right? That was a secondary?
IIRC, their safties were good, but had terrible corners. Harrison Smith was a 1st round draft pick.
Exactly - and this year they have that same secondary, but without him. Should be fun.
This year their secondary won't be quite as Gray, but there are still a lot of question marks.
Yes - Gary "The Anagram" Gray is gone as well, meaning one of their corners is someone he beat out. Hopefully our receivers can take advantage of that.
Oh Gary Gray. ND fans wanted to massacre him after the UTL performance he had.
Jeez.. He was the 78th ranked player in the nation in 07. ND really is the place potential goes to die..
That place is a vortex of coaching compromise that sucks the talent out of top 5 recruiting classes on a yearly basis. Mack Brown will not win another national championship until Vince Young 2.0 comes walking through his door.
The last time ND had a secondary I was still in diapers.
That's not saying much, as that could have been yesterday?
He was always a longshot for Michigan, but this kid was worth the press he got. VH III can seriously play, it's tough for me to see him go to UF considering my level of hatred for the Gators.
You hate the gators? They beat the buckeyes in consecutive championships! And then we best them in a bowl game. What's not to like?
One of those was LSU, not Florida. UF beat OSU in 2006 and Oklahoma in 2008.
Florida did beat OSU in the basketball championship that same year though.
Little did you know, but beating OSU once is equivalent to multiple victories. NCAA sanctions can be pretty harsh these days.
Somewhere between Tim Tebow and flocks of former Miami fans switching to UF led me to loathe the Gators. As a kid growing up in SEC/ACC country as a Michigan fan I hated all the Florida schools. I was at the 2007 Capital One Bowl and that was one of my happiest days as a Wolverine.
It's the same everywhere you go. A lot of those Gator fans are Seminole fans now. At least I see a lot more Seminole gear these days in central FL. What's really funny is remembering all the Pistons fans that used to exist. That and the non existing Tigers and Lions fans. I don't even like to mention those superstore fans out of pure hate for the phrase but it is true to an extent.
I have been a lifelong fan of Detroit sports. I love football most, so the Lions are my top pro team, followed by Red Wings, Tigers, and lastly by the Pistons. ( I am not much of a Basketball fan but if I root for a team it is the Pistons.)
I have a really old Barry Sanders T-shirt that I used to wear in the old days. Went to a fair number of Tiger games in the late 70's early 80's. Don't knock the Detroit die-hards, there are a few on this board.
Yep, you summed up my Detroit loyalty quite nicely. There are a few of us true diehard fans still lingering about
That and the non existing Tigers and Lions fans
Huh? Those two fanbases are pretty loyal. The Pistons, and to a lesser degree the Wings, are the franchises that seem to have more bandwagon jumpers.
Disagree with your Wings comment. That tends to be a pretty loyal fan-base, even when the team is traveling.
At least someone will give Bama/LSU a good game in the SEC championship game.
Unfortunate that michigan didn't pick up VH, but at least he's not heading to a team we'll play anytime soon.
When he picks off Shane to seal a victory for Florida in the national championship game, I'm coming after you
I know Florida isn't what it used to be, but man, they're recruiting aging Canadian-born soccer guys now?
I went to Florida for grad school after finishing my undergrad at UofM in 1997. I was there for some fun years under the ol Ball Coach. It's a fun place on Saturday with a very loud stadium and extremely rabid fans, but there's a level of intelligence, sophistication, history and understated badassery about the University of Michigan and it's football program that puts it on another level than any other program in the country.
Especially in the MNC game.
Here's the local paper's take.