Damn that's cool...
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Damn that's cool...
it's gonna be michigan again.
I thought 7, but that wasn't him in the Sr. photo..and he wouldn't be in there anyway. Who's the other 7?
Hawthorne. Seniors go in front.
brandin hawthorne i believe
He is seated second row first from the left.
Rountree switched from 12 --> 21, Gardner switched from 7 --> 12.
I knew about Tree switchin' to 21...just threw me off about DG. Appreciate it.
Hawthorne is the other #7
I'm wondering if because Denard, Kovacs and Roundtree are front and center, that means they'll be the captains.
That was my first thought too. Maybe Campbell because of the great work he put in the off season?
EDIT: Nevermind. He isn't as front and center as the others.
That number 16 has got a hell of a smile...
Haha, I looked through the whole picture and only saw two people smiling... Denard and Taylor Lewan. That doesn't surprise me one bit, if I had to guess two names who would smile I would have said those two. Awesome.
as several have pointed out. It also highlights how many people are involved in coaching, training, managing, eats the team. I counted 46.
Fucking watermarks. I'm missing several team photos, and can't find them except on that site and they have watermarks.
Are you trying to collect the digital files or prints? You can buy anything on the site, right?
The cheap bastard in me doesn't want to pay because I got almost every other team photo from the Bentley Image Bank free.
And then it'll probably be in the Bentley Library for free too.
Fitz and Frank Clark? They are there, like I thought they'd be, but it makes me feel better seeing them haha
I did that right away. Priorities.
2nd row, 4th from the right. Gallon is a midget.
between Lewan and Schofield.
...but if you put ANYone between those two mountains, the guy in the middle will look tiny.
Kind of cool that the center point of the Block M stops at the football that Kovacs is holding. (Shakes head in sadness thinking that there's only one more season to see #32, flying in from all angles to make tackles).
have taken it from further away?
How close should you stand to photograph 150 guys?
This was on the Michigan Photo Store, right? You think it's possible that it was shot wide to accommodate an 8x12 or cropped down to an 8x10?
Does anyone know why the team shot was postponed from last week until this Sunday?
One possible explanation: To permit Toussaint and Clark to participate in the photo.
I read somewhere on the interweb that Fitz and Frank were not permitted to wear any UM garb until recently. Presumably, that would have prevented them from appearing in the photo.
I seriously doubt that is really the explanation, but it is possible.
That was my first thought, but both of those guys were in uniform on Media/Youth Day on the 12th, so I don't think that's the reason. I'll keep listening for an explanation.
Seriously? It's probably one of the best Hoke catch phrases, not quite "This is Michigan fergodsakes" but I love it and so do a lot of other people. You sir are a douchebag if you don't like it
This appears to be at or around Section 1. The block M behind them gives it away.
I thought they always used to take it in the stands along the 50, above the tunnel.
This is the first year (at least in a LONG while) that the team photo was done in sections 25/26. For the last decade or so, it's been shot in the north end zone, dead center behiond the goalposts. The head coach or captains have had to sit on concrete blocks and boards used to bridge the aisle. It never looked that good.
This year, it was moved to avoid the aisle issue. Seat cushions were already being placed in section 23/24, so the team shot was pushed down a few sections for a nice clean background. The Block-M is not such a bad thing to have in the shot.
The team was positioned on the west side (facing east) to avoid having them all stare into the sun.
Yes...I know a guy.
Looks like Roundtree is one of those dudes who spreads out at the movie theater and takes BOTH of the armrests.
Gallon should not be nxt to Lewan.. Makes him look even smaller
But love the fact Hoke puts the team in the center of the photo with the captains and seniors in front. Most teams would have the head coach sitting front and center, but Hoke sits on the left with the entire defensive staff, and the offensive staff sits on the right.
Second year in a row they have done it this way, and it fits the philosophy he preaches of putting the kids and the team first. It's also the way Bo used to do it as well. For comparison:
Bo's legendary first team
OMG those coaches shorts. Also, Dave Brandon (#24) in the back row third from the left.
I love how Bo used to sometimes put his hat on the ground in front of him like the players with their helmets when kneeling in front.
Of note, that is Cass Tech HC Thomas Wilcher (#27) sitting next to Bo, and freshman Allen Gant's father Tony sitting front row on the left (#14). Freshman Bo Dever's father Dave sitting in the sixth row 5 from the right (#57).
Curt Mallory #39 standing in the back row sixth from the right.
Bo's final season.
Bentley Historical Library is fun to play with. Here's our coaches before they were head coaches...
Gary Moeller in 1969:
Lloyd Carr in 1980:
Once we get in the 90's, we can't zoom in cleanly anymore for some reason but here's Brady Hoke, Jim Herrman and Greg Mattison in 1995:
Good eye spotting the left/right, defense/offense split.
So are Kovacs, Denard and Roundtree our captains? (Was this announced already?)
Does anyone know if there is a limit on the number of players a team can have on its roster? I know there are dressing rules and such for away games, but wasn't sure regarding just people listed on the team.