Football Display Case
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
Tribute videos for anyone interested.
Go Blue! Always!
Find another Leroy Hoard, please. Big, fast, and doesn't go down easy.
Be everything Fred Jackson says you are.
I do it for my love of the Streets
Give. The. Ball. To. Leroy.
5 4 3 2 1 Touchdown!
Touchdown Billy Taylor!
is the single best bowl game performance by a Michigan RB ever, and that includes Ty's second RB against Washington. Which is a close second.
Watching that Hoard tribute damn near brought a tear to my eye. Leroy Hoard, BEAST.
A rare kind of back that excelled at fullback and tailback. He ran the fullback trap better than anyone and could run the off-tackle and sweep as a tailback just as good.
And honestly, isn't "Leroy" a badass name?
"Coach, if we need one I'll get you three. If we need five I'll get you three." - Leroy Hoard
The Team, The Team, The Team.
Leroy Hoard has arguably my favorite line about football pretty much ever:
Regarding his skills, Hoard reportedly once said to his coach, "Coach, if you need one yard, I'll get you three yards. If you need five yards, I'll get you three yards."
Craig Barker || The Hoover Street Rag || Twitter
"The Michigan fanbase: a cynical, Eeyorish bunch even in the best of times."
Hoard never made long runs prior to that Indiana game, which was just fine--Michigan had Tony Boles for that sort of thing. As an 8-year-old kid I watched the '88 Indiana game with a couple friends from the Pray family across the street. My Dad, a huge fan, was unable to watch for whatever reason--probably had work or something. Anyway, when Dad came home that night, I explained that Michigan won, and that Hoard had run for two 50+ yard TDs.
He was stunned. "HOARD?!?!?" he exclaimed, "Leroy HOARD?!?!?"
I still remember the shocked, if joyful, incredulity of his voice. Of course he was probably a bit skeptical that I, not quite nine years old, could properly recite the events of the day. But there it was. And Hoard, amazingly, became a big-play back, and wound up having a decent NFL career.
Servant. Pastor. Husband. Michigan fan in Duluth.
J-Moe sure does "pack a wallop"
Hail! to the Victors Valiant Hail!
Didn't practice well but was a gamer!
A "Hoard's Horde" MgoShirt might not be a bestseller, but I would buy one.
"Boles, Bunch and Hoard in the wishbone set". - Keef Jackson.
and a funny guy in Math 105. He had the biggest thighs on the team.
I was attending Red Berenson's Hockey Camp one summer, must have been 1988 or so. Since I lived in Ann Arbor, I didn't stay in the dorms. I got dropped off by my mom a bit early and was hanging out in Yost before the morning skate. I was in the north end of the arena, right by where the players come on the ice, and there in the stands was guy in a Michigan letter jacket reading a magazine. I walked up to him and said, "hi." He looked up, and put his hand out to shake, "my name is Leroy," he said. He was the biggest person that I'd ever seen up close, and my hand was swallowed up by his enormous mit. He asked if I was enjoying the hockey camp, and he laughed about how he tried to skate one, but wasn't very good at it. He said we all made it look so easy. We talked football for a bit, and I remember asking him if Michigan was going to the Rose Bowl, to which he gave a big smile and a nod.
Funny, I hadn't thought about that years. Hoard and Morris, two of the Michigan greats -- man they were good. Not to mention, what an offensive line Michigan had back then!
Sing to the colors that float in the light;
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!
I grew up watching the 1988 Michigan Replay highlight VHS on pretty much a daily basis, alternated with the 89 Rose Bowl. Love me some Hoard.
Keith Jackson +++
Pam Oliver -
Love Boles and Hoard in the backfield!!! MVP of big Rosé Bowl win over the hated SC.
Leroy Hoard was just a bull! Running men over like they aren't even there!!!
Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you. -Satchel Paige
I remember the plastic shield behind Hoard's facemask but don't recall the reason for why he wore it. Did he break his jaw at some point during that '88 season?