Seems to be a perfect fit.
Shane Morris to wear the famed #7 jersey, J.J. McGrath #46
I thought Shane said he would start his own legacy with a unique number
He's going to reinvent the #7.
So, how many "unique numbers" are there at Michigan?
there are a bunch.
Still quite a few, although the irrational numbers were used up during the RR era, mostly on defensive players.
Denseness of irrational football players. No matter how close two players get, you can always fit a Denard Robinson between them.
How about a transcendental number? Transcendental number = transcendent play = awesome.
Has Legends Patc h written all over it.
Here are mine...question, do we allow walk-ons to hold their number over freshman?
bolded = enrolled or confirmed
(Cass Technical HS)
(Cass Technical HS)
(John Glenn HS)
(David W Butler HS)
(Ottawa Township HS)
Maurice Hurst Jr.
(Xaverian Brothers HS)
(Chandler Park Academy)
Harper Woods, MI
(North Allegheny SHS)
(Pickerington HS North)
(Detroit Catholic Central HS)
(St. Francis HS)
(Pickerington HS Central)
(Cass Technical HS)
(Crockett Vocational Tech)
(De La Salle Collegiate HS)
Also, I wish that I would've noted which players would be keeping their number for HS.
I think Green, Samuelson, Jones, Stribling, Smith, McCray, Kugler, Shallman, Fox and Hill are the guys who I have keeping their HS numbers.
However a few of those guys would be bumping walk-ons to a new number (if that's allowed).
What about Dawson who wore 55 in HS?
I had #71, but #55 is what he wore...it's open.
He wore both 71 and 55 at Cass Tech. Iirc, his twitter handle had 55 in it.
has what seems a list generated from the players. a few differences - shallman is going to wear 33 for what looks like a pretty cool reason.
Jeebus, I almost forgot how awesome our incoming class is.
Walk-ons will share numbers with scholarship guys. Only the rare few who gain regular playing time (like Kovacs) get the number for themselves.
...they share the same position? Or they're on the same side of the ball?
odd how one year ago DG was 7 and Morris was destined to be 12..
Magnus verified this houuuurs ago....
Out of the back of the closet and now the old #7 is going to make a comeback too! Woo!
I was ready to comment on the immortality and greatness of Spencer Brinton, but you had already included him. Great job.
With great enthusiasm
I don't see much of a difference between this years home jersey and the Henne jersey, besides the B10 patch. I think you're reaching a little...
And it only took Adidas 4 contract years to come out with that one.
come out with the one Leach was wearing?
It didn't even become Nike until 1978, and even then only made shoes. Leach's unis were probably Champion or Russell or some other old-time manufacturer.
I was wondering if the fellow who thought he looked good in the Nike jersey could tell me that, though.
You apparently can't read. Unless Henne suddenly became Leach.
If your point here is that people are arguing Nike is more traditional to Michigan because they think we've always been with them, a grand total of no one has made that argument.
It took Nike over 10 years to come up with the Henne one. So 4 years for the Denard one doesn't make any sense.
...I think the Henne one looks better. In my humble and correct opinion.
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Who will wear the Shane Morris Legends Patch?
Wilson will...in fact it will be like the Masters jacket where the jersey is handed from a departing senior to the next in line within the locker room. CBS will telecast with Jim Nantz in hushed tones commentating. "Shane has now taken off his #7 legends jersey..."
Isn't his name WIlton?
Five hours ago
Is it too early to wonder what number Speight will wear? That's only like 16 months away.
Speight wears 19
So little was made of Denards homage to John Navarre. It's just not right!
"I don't know what to do with my hands!"
Henson played freshman year
Henne played freshman year
I hope Shane doesn't play freshman year
Leach started freshman year as well.....
Thanks lol he was before I was born
Shane is going to play his freshman year. We need a backup beyond walk-ons.
Not necessarily, Henne didn't need a backup his freshman through junior year. It was due to injury his senior that Mallet even played. The backup wasn't all that important till the spread was introduced. In the pro set days the backup would usually just see garbage time.
Henne was the backup his freshman year. Gutierrez got injured in fall camp. By the time that he healed, Henne had won the starting role. Henne got injured during the Oregon game and was nursing that injury the rest of the year. Had he not been injured, I'm sure that Mallett would have seen playing time in the 38-0 beating over ND.
A Buckeye friend of mine (I know, but yeah) told me that Morris is not a serious threat to be a great QB at UM because he's unfocused...witness his addiction to Twitter. So for the last couple of weeks I've followed him on Twitter (he's my second follow after Jon Stewart) and I gotta say that I'm concerned because he seems to be on Twitter 24/7...posting nonsense. I've stopped following him because it was too depressing...I hope my impression of him is wrong since I kind of agree with my Buckeye friend now.
You're worried about a kid for Twittering too much. Time to take a step back, chief.
You're probably right, but it demonstrates a lack of seriousness on his part in my book. I really hope I'm wrong.
He's like 17 years old. How serious were you at that age?
Not very, but I wasn't going to be QB at UM. My summer before UM was a drink fest....I remember nothing.
I would go through the drive through at McDonald's in reverse and then shout my order at the sign. Then I would flirt with the unattractive middle-aged woman at the window. Today, I have an amazing job and a great life. Please calm down.
Your still unattractive and quickly aging wife still working the window. ;-P
It was there. Had to take the shot. :-)
probably 99% of the Top Whatever List guys have twitter accounts. Just be chill bro
Chillin'.... we'll see what happens. I just hope he doesn't wake up one day and wonder why he didn't work harder a la Big Will.
Last I checked Big Will worked himself into a multi million dollar contract
Big Will was addicted to twitter?
Man, this is the most idiotic (or ignorant) string of comments I have read in quite a while. Everyone today has a smartphone and sending a tweet takes only a few seconds. Although I think tweeting your every thought and action is stupid, most people do it, especially people with a lot of followers. Doesn't mean he isn't working hard or doing something else. I don't think Morris is wasting his life away sitting at a computer sending tweet after tweet.
Furthermore, Shane has probably been the best recruiter for Michigan this side of Mattison and Hoke over the last 6 years...mostly via twitter.
But that's overblown. Recruiting doesn't take effort, focus, or persistence. Clearly, Shane Morris is a risky prospect because he tweets so much.
Not only that, but he's worried about him "posting nonsense." You know, instead of posting eloquently written insights, like Twitter is famous for.
I hope you're not serious. I really do.
I'm serious but it's just me probably...I've looked at Twitter and can't believe it's a "thing" out there that people waste time on. Tell me that's it.
You do understand that it takes like 7 seconds to tweet, right? You could tweet 100 times a day and only spend less than 12 minutes doing it.
I don't understand it...and I really hope my OSU friend is way wrong.
you're not that bright?
We should all spend hours a day on mgoblog discussing how much time he spends on twitter. :)
We can all assume your OSU friend is way wrong, not only for the reasons you stated above.
But that's 12 minutes he could be studying the playbook! How dare he!!
Back when Navarre, Leach, Henson, Brady, Griese, Henne et all played QB they never spent 12 minutes a day in HS doing social activites - it was only football. Yep. Yes sir.
But I GUARANTEE none of those guys were spending all that time tweeting. You can bet Bo would never allow it!!!!!!!
I wouldn't be that worried. The kid was a 5 star recruit until mono sidelined him, and he still played some while he was still recovering. He was one of our top recruiters and was a constant presence at games last year (I shook hands with him a few times from the front row).
To me, the most important feature of a QB (other than his arm) is his competitiveness, and Shane has that in spades. Whether it is on the football field, on the recruiting trial, or leading his Land Sharks at The Opening, he always seems to be working his ass off to win.
That was my impression of him all along that he's a competitor and that will be the difference. I just have a low opinion of Twitter so when I see a guy who's about to go to UM and become a star QB and possible NFL QB I get worried that he's a slacker. Problem is that when I think back to my summer before Freshman year at UM, all I did was drink beer all day and night on Walloon Lake.
"Oh, this kid's nothing like me and likes things I don't, so he must be a slacker."
Brady Hoke drank all the beer in Muncie, IN and he turned out alright. Shane can tweet all the twitters in Ann Arbor and he will be alright too.
Brian Griese threw a chair through the front window of Scorekeepers. Honestly, if Shane Morris' biggest vice is that he likes to Tweet alot, I'm thrilled.
I am only worried about his accuracy and ability to look off his first option - those are his 2 major weaknesses per camps and scouting reports. (focuses too much on first option and his balls, while thrown hard, dont necessarily go to the right spot) I could care less if he tweets 150x a day. There are other kids who play fucking video games 7 hrs a day which idiots like us would never see since its not on twitter.
He has tons of time to work on that
Have you been tested for mono?
My gut feeling is that he will be a high risk high reward type of player. He will have you throwing a beer can at the TV one moment and then have you singing hail to the victors the next
Well, Denard did that a lot for me and I feel like that worked out remarkably for us over the years. I will take it
Your friends a clown. It didnt seem to hurt Johnny Manziel.
What I find is most 15-17 year olds these days dont spend an ungodly amount of time on social media...
...at least not while playing video games.
friend's part (is he really a friend?). Look on the bright side, maybe it will keep him out of the tattoo parlors.
This sure sounds like throwing random shit against the wall and seeing what sticks.
you are so oooooooold. I hope you dont ever look at Bacari Alexander's during one of his patented tweet blitzes #HALOL. he goes HARD on his tweets, guess we should be worried about him not focusing on coaching.... oh wait we went to the championship game. #GetOffMyInterwebsOldMan
Because Braxton Miller or any of the other quarterbacks on Ohio's roster don't use Twitter.....right.
In fact, OSU QB Cardale Jones uses it to express displeasure in the education system. As in "I didn't come here to go to no class, I'm a football playa" ...or something along those lines.
Maybe you could ask the mods to give you 100 points so you could start a thread about your buckeye friend's opinion, and your concern over it.
Someone with photoshop skills needs to put them all in the same pic.
I have a away 7 from the the last season with Nike. Had Gardner sign it. I was bummed when he switched numbers. Anyone have any good suggestions on a place that could be a Gardner name plate on the back and look authentic?
Bonus: my chad henne jersey will become super current again
My Ohio State friend is concerned about Drew Henson's focus on tweeting...
I have a number 10, any news on a 'new' number 10 guy?
Which number is more emblematic for a Mich QB?
16 Denard Robinson/ John Navarre
15 Elvis Grbac/ Ryan Mallet
14 Brian Griese
12 Scott Dreisbach
10 Tom Brady/ Todd Collins
9 Dennis Franklin
7 Henne/ Leach/ Henson
5 John Wangler
4 John Harbaugh
I was trying not to mention players who flamed out :S
is in there?
How did Mallett flame out? He left because he had a chance to go home and play for Arkansas. Where he did well enough to now be Brady's backup. I'm not getting into the RR discussion, Mallett was likely gone anyway.
27- Don Moorhead
28- Bob Timberlake
69- Forest Evashevski
45- Pete Elliot
49- Bob Chappuis
Ups, I meant Jim... today's not my day...
What does UPS have to do with this?
Really ... c'mon really. Seriously ... WTF have you been doing since the mid 1980's. ?
Dude needs help ....
#10 Stephen Threet
What about Nick Sheridan?
Seems no one wanted to really answer, but I have to go with 7 or 10.
13 Jason Kapsner
There was a series about this a few years back....best player to wear number XX....went on for weeks.
What number is tacopants?
Because he is at least as tall as Robert Parrish.
but wow what a choke job by the maple leafs. Toronto may be burned to the ground within the hour
Luckily Toronto isn't Vancouver so hopefully that won't happen.
Can't wait for one of the incoming DB's to get to wear James Whitley's vaunted #5. Guy will be picking up unnecessary penalties in no time, and he won't know why.
Hopefully no incoming freshman wants 5, that's the jersey Peppers took pics wearing
Wore number 7 and led Bo to his 2nd and final Rose Bowl win.
Are you Demetrius Brown?
He (you?) lived down the hall in south quad with my dad his (your?) freshman year
Mark Jacoby, ran a 4.6 40. Look at those calves...
Que viven los zurdos!!!
A Long time ago there was this guy, maybe a couple hundred years ago, he was fighting, I think it was around Philadelphia--he was left handed--and his arm was facing toward New Jersey you see. And that's south. So then naturally they call him south paw. You see? South jersey, south Camden, south paw. You know what I mean.
I didnt miss it, sir.
I'll bet Morris will be happy he gets to wear the most beautiful uniform in the country and not those nasty high school uniforms. Purple blows, man.
The only question now is who will wear the Shane Morris Legends Jersey to start the 2035 season.
Henson leaving early still pisses me off.
I still remember the press conference like it was yesterday. I wanted to kick Steinbrenners ass so bad. He was laughing saying he payed football back for taking John Elway. Im glad Henson at least took his 20 mill and stunk it up over there.
Will always be bitter at Steinbrenner for that ! I'll always believe the Buckeye in him did that on purpose to hurt our football team !
Does anyone know the stats for win-lose versus Ohio with quarterbacks wearing 7. Chad we all know was 0-4. How did the others fare?
Leach was 3-1
Henson 2-0 (kinda, I think he only started the 2000 game but I can't remember)
Bonus: FB Chris Floyd 3-1
Leach was 3-1-0 and Henson was 2-1.
Courtesy of MWolverine.com, we also find that Leach, Henson and Henne combine for a 2-2 record against Notre Dame (this is more for historical note, considering the current state of that rivalry) and 8-1 versus Michigan State. Some great names, and per the MLive story, Morris will keep the number when Gardner moves on.
FWIW, I've gathered as many freshman jersey numbers as I can:
So how is that phone app coming along Magnus, never gonna let it go.
I've made the new phone app available to everyone but you. Sorry.
I love how it has a separate section for hot chicks, and then the work/wife safe section with just the recruiting news and such.
Aw, shucks. What can I say? I'm a real innovator.
My friend is Derrick Green's art teacher. He said he will keep #27 at Michigan. She got him to sign a ball for me. Just FYI for anyone who cares about jersey numbers.
EDIT: And then I decided to not be lazy and read the post directly above mine. Oops, redundant.
That would be an interesting conversation to have in art class.
"Hey Derrick, can I see you for a minute at my desk?"
(He walks over, uncertain of the reason. Other students assume he's busted.)
"Ms _______, I promise, my papier-maché mask is almost done!"
"So . . . what jersey number are you going to wear next year?"
I had to call in alot of favors to get her to do this. She said she never felt as unprofessional asking a student to autograph memorabilia after class.
Shane Morris will not red shirt. Reports coming out of Schembechler hall that some coaches expect him to push Gardner for the starting job.
I really hope that he only pushes Gardner if it's because Shane is advanced and picking up the offense quickly, offers more to the team....if it's because Gardner isn't performing, we may be in for a sad 2013 season.
We know what Gardner is capable of doing in Borges' offense, and it's pretty damn good. If Morris is pushing him as a freshman, then I'm extremely excited for the next 4-5 years.
No way Shane pushes Devin for the starting job. That would be dropping the playbook from 90 percent to 20 at most.
Reports? Considering Morris hasn't participated in one official Michigan practice yet, I'm not sure how much credence to give that other than wishful thinking. Do we even know if he's physically recovered completely from the mono he had last fall?
The only way Shane Morris doesn't redshirt this season is if Devin Gardner gets hurt. I'm praying it doesn't happen.
That's not good news, because that means Gardner must be terrible.
Morris isn't going to be a good college QB right off the bat.
Waded thru the W0RST THREAD HIGHJACK EVER ...but am grateful to post in support of Rick Leach's #7 being once again worn by a Michigan QB.
Who knows, maybe by the time Adidas starts making them the build quality will be worth replacing my Henne-era Nike versions with.