alternate headline: man does job
Now that you fixed your typo I look stupid. Anyway congrats to the captains.
It's always the right thing to do to simply exclaim KOVACS!
Look out! There are Ko-
-vacs. Ouch. Sorry. I tried to warn you as soon as I saw him.
That play really set the tone for the defense the rest of the year.
It was pretty fantastic. My favorite was when he lit up "BOOOOOM" Herron.
There were some big defensive plays in that game that really made it feel like Michigan football was back. Loved seein that game last year.
Nice, surprised they are only doing 2. Maybe they will have a 3rd be the game captain?
Also, no need for that suspense OP. Just put it in the title.
I think the norm for Hoke is going to be 2. He said last year they had three because two people finished within 1 vote of each other.
Both of these players deserve it. Tremendous players and even better people. Now Beat Bama!!
by the Team. Both have earned the honor in both their play and the way the have carried themselves. Congrats to #16 and #32.
Yes... They both certainly have!
I should have seen this coming. Congrats.
First time since 2006 Michigan has had offense-defense captains. They were Jake Long and LaMarr Woodley.
Great picks. Obviously I thought they'd be locks for sure. I'm glad the traditional two-captain format is back.
Kovacs has massive forearms. For some reason Denard just looks weird with his arms crossed.
That is all.
I thought people could have used the, "finally, a football thread, with real content inside." thought/feeling.
Are you hunting for page clicks OP?
that no one could see him doing it
Hard to think two more deserving guys for the honor. BTW.....we were on Middle Bass Island about a month ago (next to Put-in-Bay) here in Northern Ohio and my wife and son were both sporting Michigan gear (oddly enough I was not) when a man came up to them at the General Store and asked "are you guys Michigan fans?" When we all said YES he said "my nephew is Jordan Kovacs....if you give me your address I'll have him autograph a picture for you.". Sure enough about three days ago a pic of Jordan laying out the Western Michigan QB arrives in the mail with a "Best wishes to Tommy (my son's name) from Jordan. GO BLUE!" written across the bottom in silver ink.
Cool story bro
Really? Why? It's not funny when it is, in fact, a good story.
That's one GREAT csb. Totally jealous.
couldnt imagine two other seniors being chosen for team 133 captains
I was having a hard time figuring out who the third captain would be....I guess that's with good reason.
I was thinking Roh, Roundtree or Campbell, with one of the senior interior lineman as a darkhorse.
In addition to the positional diversity, I like the racial diversity. It's a refreshing change from that racist John Beilein, who, if you'll recall, hated white people in 2007-08 (captain: Ron Coleman) and 2008-09 (captains: Merritt & Lee), hated all people in 2009-10 (Harris, Sims, and Novak), and hated black people in 2010-11 and 2011-12 (Novak & Douglass). I haven't heard anything for 2012-13, but something tells me that he hates white people again. Stupid racist.
[Note: This is a reference to some particularly dumb comments from some particularly dumb people who saw two white captains on the 2011-12 poster.]
Wasn't that an actual article too? I remember reading that on AA.com, but maybe I'm just imagining things
that level of ignorance is truly frightening.
As for the Team 133 captains, I could not be more proud of these two fine young men.
Every captain earns the honor, but these two young men have been particularly special. The last time we had a quarterback captain ... Tom Brady? He beat 'Bama! The last time we had a safety ... Crowin Brown, maybe? I am sure someone out there can give the history lesson.
One week !!!!!
If Wikipedia's telling the truth, then Navarre was a captain in 2003. No Chad Henne in 2007, though (Crable, Hart, and Long).
Safety- Marlin Jackson 2004
Quarterback- John Navarre 2003
Edit: Jackson was back playing corner by 2004, he played safety for his junior year, not his senior year. I'll see if I can find the last bona fide safety captain.
Tripp Welborne was a safety captain.
Welborne was not a captain, just a team MVP. I go with Corwin Brown.
To finish up that last edit, James Whitley was another hybrid DB who captained the 2000 team, and Corwin Brown was the last before that in 1992. Wow, there is definitely a history of issues off the field there.
Also, Bentley doesn't list Tripp Welborne as a captain. The two they list for 1990 are Jarrod Bunch and John Milligan.
Everyone is missing the horrible and most important point here... We now have an entire one to 12 weeks of reporters asking Jordan if he ever thought he'd become a Michigan captain when he walked on 4 years ago. Kill me now.
the logical choices..Now if September 1st would just get here..
16 X 2 =32
Two is the common denomenator.
Who owns a twosie?
Hmmm. This makes too much sense.
Kovacs will go down in Michigan Lore. An everyday kid became a leader and a legend.
Now let's go kick 'Bama's @$$!
...from walk-on to captain.
Kovacs was a walk-on?
Perhaps we should get him to tell his story just one more time for us.
And this is the last year we get to see either of them in the winged helmet. I haz sad panda.
I heard they just added a Jordan Kovacs Walk-On wing to the Hatcher Library if you want to learn more about the story. I hope you're familiar with the Dewey Decimal System, because...
Edit: don't know how to insert a screen shot. Joke failed.
To me the only question was whether or not Taylor Lewan would be the third captain. That would've been cool to see, not many juniors get that honor and he's certainly worthy, but he'll have his chance next year.
Also, I believe "Kovacs!" would make a great title for the inevitable movie made about his life. It's a better story than Rudy.
How awesome would it be if/when Coach Hoke retires the next head coach of Michigan was Jordan Kovacs! Talk about a Michigan Man coaching a Michigan team
I understand that they normally have at least 1 captain on o and 1 captain on d, but is there anything else that determines how many captains they have?
Will be great leaders! I'm looking forward to watching how this team takes shape over the season under their leadership!
the best thing about choosing these two as capatains is that NOTHING will change.
Denard & Kovacs were going to be selfless, motivational leaders anyway. They have grown so much over the past 4 years that making them Captains (while an honor) was really just a formality for these great kids.
ever football walk-on? (Success in this case being measured by being a full-time starter, elected either captain or co-captain, off-field honors like Freshman All-American or All Big Ten, leading tackler, etc.) You probably have to go back to the Bo days to find a walk-on who was even close to Jordan Kovac's success. Congratulation to Jordan!