Those first two rumors seem more like common sense. Last two would be awesome.
Michigan football rumors
The Field Goal Kickers made 4/5 field goals
Better not be joking about those field goals.
That may well be true - but I saw our kickers make plenty of field goals during pregame warmups last year. Making them in practice =/= making them in games.
What's a Field Goal?
I'll give you a clue: Rivas
Does that job your memory?
The job on my memory's already been done...
Kicking field goals in practice one thing, kicking in front of 109,901 fans, into the hypnotic glow that is one of two Colossus Go Wolverine Scoreboards, might be a little different. Just hope the freshman kicker has a pimp leg.
Then why don't YOU just go to the gate BEFORE the national anthem? Then the kids will be all behind you then...
a michigan football game without watching warmups, position groups, other team scouting, watching recruits mill about, "band, take the field!" and all the rest of the pre-game rituals. almost as good as the game itself.
How soon before kickoff should I arrive to see all the "rituals?"
In your seat ~1 hour before kickoff is enough to enjoy it.
^ This gets in the way of my drinking though, hence I reserve being in my seat early only on special games.
IMO, best way to do it is to start by watching the MMB Drumline Stepshow at its announced time (~1h before gametime, announced the week of) at Revelli Hall. Shortly thereafter, the entire band comes out for inspection and steps off for the stadium. The band going to the stadium is a good time to either go along with them or book on ahead to go find your seat. There is usually enough time to watch warmups (though not all of them obviously), catch the band taking the field, the star spangled banners, and kickoff of course.
If you're nervous about not seeing enough of the warmups, leave right after the drumline stepshow is over.
If you're really hardcore, go watch the band rehearse at the announced time that morning. (As early as 8, usually closer to 10 for 3:30 games.
Keep in mind some of this information is a little stale.. It's been a few years and I haven't been around for a Victors Walk, for instance.
How strict is it to stand on your actual seat vs going where ever you want in the student section?
I'm guessing that for him speaking as an usher, it's strict.
Me speaking as a student, it's not
Yeah I guess that is what I was more worried about. Another students reaction to me in their seat?
It all depends on where your seats are. If you are up close, then they might tell you that is there seat and tell you to move. With student tickets, ushers only look at the section, not the row number or anything, so as long as you can get into the student section through your section you can move down until you are comfortable and not in anyone's way.
EDIT: Errr....I'm too slow.
So you get to watch the game for FREE. Please don't complain about not getting to see the kickoff.
he gets paid to watch the games. If my line of work falls through, I think I'll become an usher.
requests to see your ticket stub
Please stop feeding this guy.
No. Our recruits are solid. The only one this will affect is Dunn, where it will be harder to get him.
I'd be worried if I were Sparty, though
Sparty seems to confident about keeping Pittman. Their defense is that a prospect wouldn't recruit other players to a school if he wasn't solid to the school to begin with.
No. It might mean we can't flip Dunn, but the rest seem solid. I would worry, however, if I were Sparty. OSU has whiffed on all their top OL prospects, which means they are likely to circle back and offer McGowan. And Pittman is a "Sparty No" moment waiting to happen. If OSU gets its sanctions in November and they are no more than a few schollies and a one year bowl ban, McGowan and Pittman will kick Sparty to the curb without a second thought.
I'm pretty sure most of those aren't rumors.. Borges' (s's?) offense has been said to be a hybrid and we just won't use that many slot receivers so obviously they're gonna change positions.
And didn't Dileo impress the coaches in spring ball? Or was that Gallon?
A lot of alums come back, so it wouldn't be a stretch to see Brady make it back for a game, especially now that Hoke is coaching
well there's some info about Stonum and players getting jacked, then again i'm just the messenger
Is it ok that I don't really know what that means..?
It is okay. I wasn't sure what he meant, but this is my best guess.
1) Stonum and other players have been stolen from us. I can't believe that players getting kidnapped is not bigger news.
2) Stonum and other players are getting bigger. As our good friend Tate used to say, "They are getting swoll."
lol, sorry, that's what 7 tabs open at the same time and a couple cups of coffee can do to you, I tried to clarify in the OP
I just counted, and I currently have 26 tabs open. Plus other programs running...
Rumor: I just took a shit the size of my arm.
I see you've been to prison?
Anyone up for a game of Tic-Tac-Throw?
Very impressive. Did you have Mexican last night?
Everyone will go nuts if he comes out to a game. It would be nice to see TB at more Michigan events.
I hope he brings his wife.
was at the Michigan State game last year with Woodley.
Was he? Figures I don't remember it. I blocked out most of what happened right after Denard threw that end zone interception on our first drive.
The only other time I remember Brady on the sidelines was at the 04 Rose Bowl.
It was during one of the commercial breaks or end of a quarter - but the PA announcer directed people to the north endzone where he introduced Woodley and then "some QB who played here a little while ago" and it was clearly Brady (I had really good seats), but the PA announcer never said "TOM BRADY".
Ya, I don't remember much after that first drive either. However, that may be more due to the substantial amount of alcohol that was necessary to deal with that game...
Any word on what receivers? And i'd assume they're moving to DB. Please....no more Teric Jones's
Saw him play in high school in Louisiana. He's just a battling, get-it-done ballplayer. Excellent hands, BCS speed, runs great routes, is a smart player who really works on understanding the offense and where he fits in. And he's tough. Michigan needs a Wes Welker clone. I am not at all surprised he is turning heads. He's fearless. I can see Borges and Hoke loving this guy.
I'm rooting for him hard. There was lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth around here when he was brought in. It was not a very enthusiastic welcome.
hmmm is it that time of year?
I'll get working on somthing.
If I remember correctly from last year - yes please.
I get so excited to see you posting, it's almost sad... almost.
I was beginning to wonder when you'd show up again. Can't wait to see what you have to say!
I call shenanigans on that one.
One of the Laws of Summer Hype is that each year, the strength and conditioning coach has the players working smarter/harder/more efficiently than the year before, and that it will "show on the field this year."
In reality, most (if not all) college S&C coaches are probably interchangeable in terms of quality.
They are just not interchangeable in terms of the ability to incite those unreasonable expectations by way of long strings of gravelly-toned rapid-fire abstractions.
Who says Barwis wasn't doing the job? He was doing his job to the T! Rodriguez wanted smaller, faster players, and that's what he did. Now Hoke wants bigger, stronger guys, albeit slower. That requires a different weight routine that Wellman is instituting. Different weight routine + 5000 calories a day (a la Craig Roh) = JACKED!!. Two of my friends on the team have both said that especially the O-Line is getting huge...
I'm not sure Hoke would agree with the implication that he'll willing to have players be any slower. For that matter, as much as we heard that RR wanted more speed, other than at QB (obviously) and perhaps the OL, I don't think we really saw it. Our defense was not fast by any stretch of the imagination, and our tailbacks and receivers weren't necessarily burners, either.
At the skill positions, the guys that come in usually come in with much less variability to their speed changes due to weight gain because their weights are already where they can run optimally quickly. You won't see that much variability in the speeds of DBs/WRs. But for O-Line, a lot of the designed QB runs involved pulling and hitting guys at the 2nd level... all of which requires a lot of agility given their size. I think you'll see a lot of sub-300 guys hit 300 at least given the shift from olympic lifts (Barwis) to powerlifting (Wellman). The trade-off is agility, but that's fine in a man-blocking power-running game.
As for the linebackers, they were criminally mismanaged as a group, as Brian has pointed out numerous times. Years of poor recruiting and mismanaged schemes. Roh as a linebacker? Come on. Demens as a midseason revelation? Really. Mouton was the only okay player and would have fit much better in a 4-3 where he was recruited. Most of our players were recruited to play in a 4-3 under and have already played this way in high school, keep in mind, and this 4-3 under given a poor coaching staff still managed to give us a 66nd defense in the country which would have been a godsend last season.
Of the 4 remaining position groups, one was faster? I don't know that Barwis was to blame (or credit), but recruiting wise we got a lot of guys who were smaller AND slower (including the skill guys). The idea was to offset size with speed. We gave up the size, but never really increased (maybe decreased) the speed outside of 1 QB.
Yeah I would agree with all of that except maybe the OL. I felt like the OL was a lot more mobile than I had seen from the preRR era. All I was trying to say was that the difference between 300 and 280 is a lot more than the difference between 200 and 180 speed wise.
Brunch/Breakfast at Zingerman's.
A stroll down to Sam's Store for the bandana of the day.
Walk down Hill Street and State Street to check out the frat's.
Drumline show is great, when there is time.
check out the new commemorative bricks.
Say a prayer for Maize 'n Blue, then head on in to find our seats and check out pregame warm-ups.
Please ignore the other side until it matters!
Rumor: Brady Hoke literally craps gold nuggets.*
* This statement is just as credible as anything Ace Williams says. I have "pals" who are friendly with the Michigan coaching staff who have witnessed this.
I know this is off topic but i am a newbie and cannot post yet. Story about ten recruits to look for in 2013. Shane Morris is one of those 10.
I know its Bleacher Report but still out of all the recruits in the country the recognized him as one of the 10.
Bleacher Report - as its name implies - is nothing more than a fan site, where anyone can post anything. It's not a professional media outlet.
I haven't seen one report from him that I couldn't have written. He reads message board chatter and makes optimistic predictions or posts "rumors" that are little more than a regurgitation of that material. He is just relying on the fact that people are suckers for positive news about their team to become of voice of relative authority around these parts.
I run the Spread/Manball O in NCAA 12
I run the 4-3/4-2 D in NCAA 12
UM FG kicking is scary and I quit trying to make them.
I kicked a 41 yard field goal, doesn't seem that bad. That's on ps3 of course. Those x boxes are a little to green for me.
Should have just called this thread "MGoBlog". I hope you're right about Dileo, I'm excited to see what this guy becomes in our offense. I also hope we start getting a lot bigger, especially at the LB positions. I want to see some fireworks out there this year.
"Players are getting JACKED up in the weight room. The problem with Mike Barwis’ methods is that he didn’t prep guys to take on a 335lb Wisconsin o-lineman." - rumor
They are keeping plenty of surface wipes handy, I hope.....
Billy likes to drink soda.
Miss Lippy's car is green.