Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Jonas Mouton will be starting Saturday against Miami (OH) per Doug Karsch on 97.1fm. He will take the place of either Marrell Evans or Austin Panter.
Just in time for the start of a brand spankin new season, InGameNow relives some of the best moments in the last 20 years of Wolverine football. Starting with Desmond Howard's Catch in 1991 - Charles Woodson and Braylon Edwards are also featured.
1991 - Desmond Howard’s Catch (vs. Notre Dame) With Michigan trying to avoid a fourth-straight loss to Notre Dame, the Wolverines faced a 4th-and-1 in Fighting Irish territory late in the game. Elvis Grbac found a laid-out Howard in the back of the end zone for the winning score - flat out one of the most amazing grabs ever. Not to mention, Michigan calling a pass on 4th and 1 - are you kidding me
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Transitions are never smooth - some are just better than others. The transition from Lloyd Carr to Rich Rodriguez has been bumpy to say the least, and this is before any meaningful football has been played.
I think most rational Michigan fans knew/know that season is going to be ugly. Personally, I just hope that Michigan keeps its post-season bowl streak intact Though lately, I think 8 or 9 total wins is possible.
In the long term, I think there is potential for great things. I like that Rodriguez is aggressive and hungry. I like that he believes in well conditioned players and wants to make Michigan tough like it was in the past. Still, in the pit of my stomach, I'm don't know what to expect from the Rodriguez era. In fact, I'm still not sure it was the right hire.
Was there a better hire out there? I don't know. If I had to pick, I would have gone with Miles because of his ties to the school (and in hindsight, his National Championship doesn't hurt either). For some reason, I just see the Rodriguez era being either total domination or total disaster - nothing really in between. Why total disaster?
- The hiring process. It's well known that Rodriguez was not the first choice.
- The handling of the buyout. Worst litigation strategy ever.
- Current recruiting, specifically the number of 3 stars being offered so early
- Impression that Rodriguez's teams are more offense oriented. Will he overlook the importance of defense?
- The man himself. Definitely not as polished as Lloyd (sans interactions with media)
I think the above bullets are just more irrational fears. Looking at "soft" factors and projecting them on the bigger picture of wins and losses. Maybe its just getting used to something new and different. I'll be the first to admit I have no solid evidence that Rodriguez will bomb, but as of right now, based on his tenure so far, I'm not sold.
Hopefully, Rodriguez will make Michigan an annual contender for the National Championship. Hopefully, Rodriguez will be our Roy Williams and not our Bill Gutridge or Matt Doherty.
Not savvy enough to transfer the whole post (being a dumb girl and all)
Come on over to http://spawnofmzone.blogspot.com/ to see the latest installment of Know Your Coach
The day tickets went on sale to the public, I was fortunate to land 2 tickets to the Penn State game before they sold out in a matter of minutes. My credit card was charged and I have a confirmation in hand. Then, I get this ridiculous email from the ticket office. Did anyone else get screwed over by the ticket office?
"Dear Michigan Fan,
We regret to inform you that we are unable to fill your order for Penn State tickets placed on Wednesday, July 23rd.
Demand for this game was extremely high, and tickets sold out in less than five minutes. Due to the number of servers being used to handle our heavy sales volume, it took several minutes for us to remove this game from our website. We are refunding the orders placed after the sell-out. Unfortunately, your credit card has been refunded for the full amount of your Penn State order.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your interest in this game.
Associate Athletic Director
Ticketing & Marketing "
Just had to vent a little.....
So there's a lot of worry about the quarterback situation next year. About how our best prospect is Georgia Tech transfer Steven Threet, who has yet to throw a pass in college football and would probably trip over himself if he tried to take off running. And about how the only dual threat quarterbacks we have for next year are walk-on Nick Sheridan and incoming 3-star freshman Justin Feagin. While one of these three lucky fellas will probably walk onto that football field as a starter next year, I for one would like to take a look at two other players on the Michigan team that just might be better prospects.
RB Carlos Brown - Mr. Brown played quarterback and running back at his Heard County High School. He completed 27 of 52 passes for 541 yards, and even practiced a bit as quarterback as a freshman at Michigan. And just as important, he's a proven runner who racked up 100-yard games against Illinois and Minnesota last year, even while splitting time with Brandon Minor! He's 6 feet tall, only 2 inches shorter than Henne. He is a true dual-threat option: a quick, proven runner who can heave the ball when necessary. More details here: http://thosewhostaywillbechampions.blogspot.com/2008/01/should-carlos-brown-switch-to-qb.html.
Incoming DB Brandon Smith - Again, played quarterback in High School in New Brunswick, NJ. His highlights on YouTube show more passing than DB play (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Wv3BrV6Uis4). He is 6-3, great height for a QB, and runs a 4.5 according to rivals. He passed for over 1000 yards both junior and senior years in high school, and rushed for another 800 his senior year. This guy is a real-deal quarterback, and I wouldn't be surprised if he's given a serious shot at handling the offense when he gets on campus.