Per Angelique Chengelis's twitter:
Molk wins Rimington
Beat me to it and we have the exact same post. TWINS!
But a well deserved award.
Ha I saw that, I thought maybe I posted it twice.
Awesome! I couldn't be happier for the guy. He deserves it in every way shape and form.
I feel bad for Van Bergen. He said Molk was already running around their house saying he was a better O-lineman, now it's just going to get ridiculous.
Molk doesn't seem like the type to do that. I'm pretty sure that he was joking.
Van Bergen said it in a presser. I wouldn't be surprised at all if it were true, given that RVB plays D-line, not O (which is the joke).
I'm sure Molk does it as a joke...
And now he can say he's the *best* lineman (or center, anyways). There will be no living with him!
But seriously, congrats to him, a well-deserved honor for an irreplaceable player.
WOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Maybe the freshman are safe from his headbutting for awhile.
No. He's gotta celebrate somehow.
Interesting that he wins the award for the nations top center, yet isn't even 1st team all big ten...
All-Big Ten 1st team by the coaches, 2nd team by the media. He was also the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Really! I'd like to hear the media explanation for how the Remington award winner isn't even first team all conference. Nice job, voters.
what a great honor. Great for him and for the school. Unfortunately it means he's going to have to talk to the media a bit more
Unfortunately for the media, you mean, right?
Not unless Michigan has revised its policy on headbutting Rosenberg, unfortunately.
You KNOW we haven't!!!
with enjoyable press conferences following the last couple of games. Even sneaking in a smile on occasion. Hope the smile is ear to ear now. Wonderful news. Sometimes they get it right.
Well deserved, wearer of the Budweiser
what does this do for his draft stock?
Increases it, if I had to guess.
I'd guess it does nothing for it. The NFL will measure him and give him their tests and base their decision on that. The choice of the individuals who vote for the Rimington will mean the same as the votes of the idiots in the media who didn't put him on the first team All Big Ten.
You are apparently not a fan of snide sarcasm.
With all due respect to David Baas, I can't think of a guy that deserves it more.
This is great for recruiting too! CONGRATS TO MOLK AND THE TEAM!
I finally learned what a reach block was because of you, Mr. Molk (and Brian, too!). What a pleasure it has been watching you develop over the past 4 years. I will miss your feisty demeanor and general disdain for media types.
Well deserved and seems to be a great leader on top of being a great player. Much of this year's success falls on Molk's shoulders. Congrats
you deserve it. We appreciate your hard work with everything you've had to endure during your tenure at Michigan.
Maybe someone more talented with graphics could do a photoshop/video clip of Molk and his pre-snap head bob that got so much attention after MSU game.
We are going to miss him, badly.
Football or not, he will be the CEO of something someday.
I'm glad; really glad for him. What an honor. I am so glad he is getting this kind of appreciation for all of his hard work and sacrifice. He is as great a Captain as any in my memory. His play this year was flawless. We'll miss him when he is gone.
all the Sparties at the B1G Championship showed up and booed the shit out of Molk. the selection committee just sat on their couches and watched. why is the world so unfair to Michigan State?
he is our first National Award winner since LaMarr Woodley in 2006
Great player who had to deal with loads of BS he didn't sign up for.
Glad his play is being recognized, but we should commend his leadership in holding this team together even more.
Fucking awesome! Congrats David, you earned the hell out of it!
and to a kid that sat out an entire season ... just tto rededicate himself to Michigan football. Remember when got injured he was on a team that was definitely struggling .... Congrats to Mr. Molk!
At 9pm on ESPN there is a college football award show. Will this be presented on the air?
The U-M press release I cited below says no:
The official Rimington Trophy presentation will be held Jan. 14, 2012, at Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Neb.
Is that where the coach of the year award is handed out?
Espn blurb shows that tonight's show will have the Home Depot Coach of the Year award. Not sure if that's the real award or not. As it's ESPN and as Home Depot = Game Day, I'm guessing Ess EEE See coach.
ESPN site adds:
In addition to the nine player awards, the show will feature the live presentation of the NCFAA (National College Football Awards Association) Contribution to College Football Award; The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award; The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team; the Disney Spirit Award; and student-athletes selected to the Walter Camp All-America Team.
Good guess. The Home Depot Coach of the Year is not official, and it is in fact going to Les Miles (reported a few hours ago). The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year is the real award.
There isn't one "real" award. Any organization can give out one if it wants. The Liberty Mutual one has only been around since 2006, in fact, so I don't know why you'd consider it the best.
The most prestigious coaching awards are probably the AFCA Coach of the Year and the Walter Camp Coach of the Year.
Could NOT happen to a more wonderful, terrifying person! My he bring his scowl and swagger to the NFL, that all may fear his thunderous snaps!
(P.S.- The Lions could use a talented young center, maybe???)
Congrats to Molk. Well done!
Those who stay
will win Rimingtons
Mgoblue.com press release has this quote from Molk:
"I am truly humbled to be the Rimington Trophy recipient," said Molk. "It's such an honor considering all of the great centers around the country, including the other finalists. It's an individual award, but it's a credit to our offensive line, our team and our coaching staff. I'm proud to represent the University of Michigan."
during the ESPNU Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Molk also was named a first team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation.
It's an individual award, but it's a credit to our offensive line, our team and our coaching staff. I'm proud to represent the University of Michigan.
I love how that's an automatic response for our (Hoke's?) players now. I would be absolutely shocked if any of our players got any sort of award or recognition and didn't thank his teammates/coaches/school.
Absolutely. The difference is very obvious when you see a player from another team interviewed - "I've done a lot for my team" and "I think I deserve ____ award", etc. Our young men are always very humble and respectful of their teammates and coaches. It's great to watch them get rewarded for their hard work and perseverance!
How cool is that? Good for you. National recognition for your craft!
wow and the media named him 2nd team big ten? off much?
Very proud of you Mr. Molk, way to do our first name proud!
Your first pro endorsement is lined up!
What a legacy of leadership this class will leave for the team. I am happy to see Molk getting some recognition. You would think the media might have noticed.
Quick, someone call and tell him!
He had to win the award, did you see all of the plays where he pulled and went to the outside for blocks during the season. And other than the bobbled snap between him and Denard against tsiO, did you ever see any of his snaps go horribly awry. Molk hands down was the best center in the country and worked his butt off all season.
OUTSTANDING! And, Spuck Farty.
Read the FAQ and we'll get along fine.
Michigan the first school to have two Rimington winners.
|2001||LeCharles Bentley||Ohio State|
|2003||Jake Grove||Virginia Tech|
|2006||Dan Mozes||West Virginia|
|2008||A. Q. Shipley||Penn State|
Another great one following, Payne, Everett, Baas. Well done Mr. Molk.
wants to know who that other guy is?
Molk is awesome and hilarious. I can just see him telling Hagerup that he is a better center than him and the Rimington proves it! Also... There is no one I'd rather see rip the limbs off of Rosenberg than Molk. Can you imagine?
I get excited when I'm at the strip club.
I really want to congratulate him personally. Does anyone know his 'real' twitter? I googled it and came up with @dmolk.
Can you dig it, Garnett? Can you dig it? CAAAAN YOOOUU DIIIG IT?
He's also been named Warchief? Awesome!
f anybody can help us march through the Hokies after taking on the Turnbull ACs, the Orphans and the Baseball Furies, truly it is this man. C'Mon, Molk! "Let's march right through these lame f*@#s!"
Hes also Michigans first Walter Camp first team All American since Jake Long
David! You will be missed!!!
Of course he won, fergodsakes.
The Media named him second because Molk donky rode them too much
This win is probably a nice selling point for Michigan in recruiting the #1 center in America.
78 All Americans.
That's what I told my ten year old boy and immediately he says, "Martin or Molk?"
Excellent parenting, clearly.
i love molk, gona be missed but hopefully the younger guys absorbed as much from him as they could!
Congrats and well-deserved. Just a great leader at UM, one who overcame so much turmoil with the coaching staff but never lost sight of his and his team's goals.
One of my favorite players who has donned the winged helmet. Congrats! Definitely well-deserved.
Agreed. Molk is something very special and this award is well-earned. Great player, even better story. Molk represents all that's good in a Michigan Man!
Molk has been through it all. Losing, injuries, coaching changes, and even quarterback changes. He is the glue of the team. Glad to see the him get to achieve some success with the team before he graduates, and also glad to see him get some individual honors. All-American Rimington winner is big time, they'll have to call Tom Brady up to change that "This is Michigan" video now. If someone has to call Tom fuckin Brady because of something you achieved, that is pretty legit. If you watch the videos from 1 or 2 years ago, Molk was kind of immature and rash and over the years (like when he dropped an F bomb that MGoBlue.com completely missed, lol) he's really grown into a great leader for the team. Here's to hoping he has a great NFL career.
just crapped their pants.
Congrats Mr. Molk. Dude's and animal out there on the field and a terrific person off it. Thanks, and add another All-America to the Michigan family.
Brian to pull out his post of Penn St in 2008 when he picture paged Molk doing a reach block and predicted that Molk would be good (I think that's pretty close to how it went down, anyways). Great call, Brian.
After all he has been through with three different coaches....Congrats!
David won the Hoke finger point trophy!
Congrats David, well deserved!
Molk will be missed next year. Beyond his great skills and leadership, he was always fun to listen to when interviewed.
Congrats on a job well done.
more videos of crushing blocks please