this may be of some local interest
David Harris, Leon Hall, Marlin Jackson, Larry Foote and of couse Zoltan Mesko
If there's ever a place for the "Here Comes the Boom," it's a Zoltan highlight film. That, or the theme from Flash Gordon.
I wouldn't mind a Mario Manningham one.
The first game I ever attended was against PSU in 2006. <3 Mario after that game.
Hutch and Woodley would be great. How about one on the '97 defense. They had some awesome plays as a unit.
but whats the story with the Toomer estrangement? Love the guy because he was a Giant
was that Lloyd Carr passed him over and congratulated Brian Griese on some play. He also stated that he was jealous of then teammate, current parollee, Plexiglass Burress and his relationship with his alma mater. I think he basically felt underappreciated. (I think I have this right...)
Play his segment from Friday's WTKA marathon with a few of his teammates. He was having a lot of fun, including fun regarding teammate rivalries. Obviously, if he was ever estranged, his being there at all says something's changed.
I'm a Toomer Booster too, if that affects the history vote.
I think Derrick Alexander was one of the most underrated UMich players. He was in Desmond's shadow most of the way. Had a pretty good pro career:
I uploaded the 94 Boston College game yesterday and he was on fire. I also recently watched the 94 Illinois game where he returned a punt 72 yards for a TD. He had some great plays. I just wish he would stop being so angry.
Jay Feely or Garret Rivas
I long for the days when we had actual kickers who...I dunno...made kicks?
Made field goals. They were never one of our greatest strengths. But we used to be able to make them...a hell of alot better than the last 3 years.
Mike Gillette probably deserves a video since he made about a hundred field goals. Wonder what he's up to these days.
Kinda OT but your question about Mike made me go see if I could find anything out about him. Take a look at the assistants for the 1988 team:
Assistant coaches: Tirrel Burton, Cam Cameron, Lloyd Carr, Jerry Hanlon, Bill Harris, Jim Herrmann, Les Miles, Gary Moeller, Bobby Morrison, Tom Reed
I would say that's a pretty impressive bunch. Oh...and thanks so much for your work. I just clicked on your Ricky Leach montage and had such good memories!
better kicking, but I don't want to watch the videos of it.
I'd take a Remy Hamilton on the current roster too though.
this gets my vote. There's not much better than a good hit. Especially if you're on the giving end.
You could have a mix of clutch catches and crushing special teams blocks.
Loved the play. Hated the call since Musberger kept insisting that was a late hit. Herbie didn't think so, though.
Might be fun if time allows. Would not include a lot of recent highlights as we have forgotten this position. Would get us hyped for the future.
Chris Perry. I will never forget his 51 carries against MSU.
[EDIT: Also, these videos are awesome. Kudos!]
I just assumed he was on the OP's list of tributes already created...yes please for #23. He was such a work horse his Senior year.
He is one of my favorite Michigan Back
I agree. I was a football manager back when Messner was there (along with hammerstien). I was assigned to coach Meter and the defensive line.
He's one of my favorites.. not only because he was great at football. But because my softball team was short a few players one day.. and he filled in.... Total Ringer... the other team (restaurant league) couldn't believe I brought in Michigan football players for my team...(Mike Gillette also came)
what a great story! Though I come here to read the latest news/stats on Michigan FB, I love catching these little stories and anecdotes about our former/current players. It makes me so proud to be a Wolverine.
Yep. I want to make one for him. I just need to get some more games from his senior year.
Yes please for Tony Boles. Used to love watching him. Can't remember the announcers name, but he used to say "give the ball to Leroy Hoard". I would yell at the TV "give the ball to Tony Boles!!!". Good memories.
Where do you get these games from?
I was only about 3 when he played in the late 1990's, but a Sam Sword tribute would be really great! I see him in the 1997 tributes and want more.
Perry, as mentioned. Also --
I'll just go with more recent players since I'm sure it's much easier to find highlights. Steve Breaston's would be amazing. Gives me chills just thinking about him back for a return. John Navarre would also a good player who deserves a tribute (don't hate). Guys like Marlin Jackson, Dhani Jones, Leon Hall would also be very worthy.
1 Manningham 2 Marquise Walker 3 Brandon Minor 4 Woodley
I Am a sucker for tight ends (no homo?). Would love to see Derek brown, Tony McGee, jay reimersma, tuman, joppru, and a whole
Bunch of guys I am forgetting, toss in some Aaron Shea too.
Steve Smith Tribute. Probably the most underrated of Bo's QB's. A John Kolesar Tibute would be cool as well. I was also wondering if you could would be able to upload some of the following games if possible: '86 vs. ND, '85 vs. Purdue, and possibly reuploading '83 vs. O-lie-O b/c that vid kinda ended abruptly. Thanks in Advance WH. Your vids keep me sane. Especially during May-July.
Yep, I do have 1986 Notre Dame. I also have 1985 Purdue but the picture quality is kind of blah.
There are some really bad uploads from the 2007/08 where I didn't know what I was doing. And the vids could only be 6 1/2 minutes. (Again, didn't know what I was doing). Now, my account is enabled for me to make vids as long as I want so I don't have split them into parts anymore.
The reupload to do list is as followed:
*2002, 2005 & 2007 Penn State
*2005, 1996, 1994 Michigan State (plus several more)
*1989, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1980, 1978, 1977 Ohio State
*1999, 1978 Notre Dame
Wow...that's a ton of games.
I also have 15 new games worth of highlights to do as well.
I just watched M-BC 1994.
for a couple years...damn near unblockable. He set the tone for one of my favorite all time M victories with a sack at Penn State in 1997 on the first play from scrimmage. Both teams ranked in the top five, IIRC.
and one with Vada and Tripp