|2 days 20 hours ago||UM finally solved the pesky||
UM finally solved the pesky "grizzlies on campus" problem?
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm surprised he is highly||
I'm surprised he is highly ranked. He drops a lot of passes and was not a reliable weapon in the 4-5 Skyline games I went to.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||RIP Coach Edwards, a kind and||
RIP Coach Edwards, a kind and honorable man.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The BYU play||
My favorite play of the Harbaugh era was the double-WR-screen fake and TE pass up the middle.
I've been waiting patiently since then to see it again. Maybe it was tailored to something BYU--and only BYU does--but if Harbaugh asks me I'm pushing for it.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||28-28 at half||
Donovan Johnson (cass) and Connor Hibbard (saline) are putting on a show. Both undersized RBs but very fast and tough to tackle.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, that's my fav. He||
Yeah, that's my fav. He punishes the Rutgers defender for being in the way.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Before the game ended we made||
Before the game ended we made two reservations this week. Had our first victory dinner Sunday night. It was our first time there and it was very good, though the steaks were a wee bit salty.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Badgers||
I'm married to a Wisconsin undergrad (and Michigan grad) alum. And she's trying to find her Badger gear to wear to the game.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Don Brown teaching with aggression||
"Delano, listen up. This right here is how you sketch a comically oversized penis."
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Was this right before the||
Was this right before the INT? Poor Speight was probably concussed.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Surprised to see Jon Runyan||
Surprised to see Jon Runyan Jr at 304 pounds. Saw him walking around art fair with his dad and he looked so tiny... next to his dad. I guess it's an unfair comparison.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Always a bad idea to show||
Always a bad idea to show balls at an early date.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Last night Romine came in the||
Last night Romine came in the play third base as a defensive replacement.
First batter of the 9th inning hits a routine ground ball to Romine, who bobbles it briefly and then lobs a throw to first base. The runner beats it by a half step. If Romine throws it hard the runner is out, but he lolli-popped it casually to first.
They called it a hit but it should have been an error (because of the bobble). Castellanos makes that play 10 times out of 10. Play Castellanos not Romine!
|25 weeks 5 days ago||OK, thanks!||
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Still have extras? Looking||
Still have extras? Looking for two.
I can offer free parking ~3 blocks from the Big House...
|25 weeks 5 days ago||$60 at Pioneer? That's||
$60 at Pioneer? That's ridiculous!
Guess I'll be parking cars in my yard on Saturday.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Ouch||
Draymond must have pulled the scholarship he was funding.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Is "Bredenson" the new||
Is "Bredenson" the new "Ruddock"?
|32 weeks 4 days ago||If the kid grows into his||
If the kid grows into his feet, he will not be a 5'8" slot receiver. He may still have a big growth spurt ahead.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||WELL OKAY has been done by a||
WELL OKAY has been done by a million coaches and will be done a million times more.
PUNT DEMO is in a league of its own. Can't believe it's losing to a nondescript sideline flare-up!
We need voter IDs here...
|36 weeks 22 hours ago||Jim Harbaugh, of course||
Jim Harbaugh, of course. Is there any other right answer?
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, here's my photo of||
Yeah, here's my photo of Malzone walking off after the play. Bunting is definitely eyeing the 'blue ball"!
|41 weeks 6 days ago||So did Hurst take a cheap||
So did Hurst take a cheap shot at Malzone? Or did I imagine that when I saw it live? I swear it looked like Hurst yanked him by the facemask.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||A few of my observations||
A few of my observations during the game--haven't had a chance to re-watch it.
What happened to Malzone's hand? I was sitting in that end zone and it looked like a late, cheap shot from Maurice Hurst. Did he rip at Malzone's facemask also? The O-line came in kind of late to defend him and Harbaugh eventually came running in to cool things down. Do we know exactly what happened?
As I was looking back at my game photos, I noticed that Reuben Jones got some good pressure on the QBs. Didn't really notice him during the game though. Before the game, Mattison chewed him out for running a drill wrong.
Ty Isaac looked great, as many have mentioned. His juke on Carlo Kemp was beautiful.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, this was very||
Yes, this was very frustrating to me during the game. Kareem Walker was wide open a few times and O'Korn held the ball too long. Or didn't see him. Either way, it wasn't good.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||9? Felsner wore 10 at||
9? Felsner wore 10 at Michigan.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I'd vote Denny Felsner or||
I'd vote Denny Felsner or Brendan Morrison.
Other than forwards, Dave Richter was a fan favorite during the early 80s. He loved to throw his 6'5" frame around and hits were graded on the "Richter scale."
|43 weeks 5 days ago||According to my toilet paper,||
According to my toilet paper, 8=32. I hate the new math.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I think it would be funny to||
I think it would be funny to announce "Chelsea vs Milan" and then have the two high schools play in front of a confused and angry crowd.
The last game was fun--I look forward to this one also.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Mgo-tshimanga-baugh||
Mgo-tshimanga-baugh Har-bo-sufjan Cook
|51 weeks 3 days ago||247 is covering all their||
247 is covering all their bases with Nate Johnson.
He's shown as a Michigan commit if you look at Michigan's "Commit" list, but as a Notre Dame commit if you look at Michigan's "Targets" list.
|1 year 3 days ago||Yeah, they're usually there||
Yeah, they're usually there the morning after games too!
|1 year 3 days ago||He'll probably be at Nick's||
He'll probably be at Nick's Original House of Pancakes the morning of the game too.
I swear those Glasgow boys are there everytime I go!
|1 year 1 week ago||Walking over to the front||
Walking over to the front entrance with a free ticket--hopefully I'll find someone wearing maize who wants it.
|1 year 1 week ago||Yeah, I'm sure she's thrilled||
Yeah, I'm sure she's thrilled everytime that photo is shown.
I don't recall her name, but I have that Yearbook at home since it was Sophomore year ('80) of my PI Hi Class '82. Harbaugh left, but we still had Minick and Moeller...
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I don't know how to say this without sounding creepy...||
MI WR KJ Hamler may be small, but I'll bet the kid has a growth spurt coming. The kid has huge feet and will likely grow into them...
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Great photos! Well done.||
Great photos! Well done.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||It's been more than the past||
It's been more than the past couple years... The "BYU players are dirty/racist" comments have been coming from other teams for decades. I first remember hearing the comments in the early 1980s. As the anecdotes continued through the 80s and 90s I simply accepted that there must be some truth to it.
The past couple years have provided some "striking" examples, but it has been a thing for a long time.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||The kid across from him must||
The kid across from him must have been soooo relieved everytime he pulled.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Daelin||
Daelin Hayes is big, fast, and strong... when healthy. He went right through this Saline lineman in their 9/11/2015 game. Skyline stayed close until Hayes left with an injury. When he left, Skyline's confidence and swagger left, and they got rolled by Saline.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||If Coach Harbaugh wants him,||
If Coach Harbaugh wants him, he would know better, obviously, but when I watch Corley play, I don't see a lot of fire or passion. I'd prefer to use that scolly on another LB or on a WR with elite speed. Stritzinger covered him pretty easily in the kickoff classic.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I miss Elliott||
I miss Elliott Smith.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I live about 3 blocks from||
I live about 3 blocks from the Big House.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||It was a holiday for me every||
It was a holiday for me every year when Bim Skala Bim came and played the Blind Pig. Such a great band and show.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'd even count Pipkins as a||
I'd even count Pipkins as a third loss...
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Game photos||
A few pics from the game.
Michael Onwenu dominates the line of scrimmage.
Donovan Peoples-Jones stops to let the defense slide by.
Peoples-Jones sprints downfield.
QB Rodney Hall scrambles down the sideline.
QB Sam Johnson III throws under pressure from Cass Tech.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Ha! The same descriptor is||
Ha! The same descriptor is sometime used by locals who attended school with Jim and John.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Good to know we'll be getting||
Good to know we'll be getting another recruit between now and Thanksgiving.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||No thanks. The stadium||
No thanks. The stadium atmosphere is better without alcohol.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Where? Is it behind the||
Where? Is it behind the raccoon?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Too slow moving and too many||
Too slow moving and too many storylines. The focus on bar singers is tedious. Vince Vaughn is too vince-vaughny. And so far the plot isn't compelling, but maybe that changes soon?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I have a ticket stub signed||
I have a ticket stub signed mid-game by BJ Dickey.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I'd go with Chop House,||
I'd go with Chop House, Pacific Rim, or Sava (not Seva's).
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I've been to Old Carolina||
I've been to Old Carolina twice, so it was good enough for a 2nd try, but it feels and tastes like a chain restaurant. Not bad, but there are better options. On the plus side, they have hushpuppies.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Lots of BBQ options in A2||
Lots of BBQ options in A2 these days with Rub, Old Carolina, Satchels, Red Rock, Roadhouse, Blue Tractor...
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Yes, and yes. The Red Iguana||
Yes, and yes. The Red Iguana is great.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Going out into the woods with||
Going out into the woods with two horny females and trying to attract horny males.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I saw a Letterman taping in||
I saw a Letterman taping in 2005. Luckily we passed their screening test and they sat us in the front row center. Had to peer around cue-card guy, Tony Mendez, but we had a blast.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||My dad is a professor. I grew||
My dad is a professor. I grew up at Stanford with Jim Plunkett as my idol. My dad came to Michigan in '78 and I became a fan immediately as a 13-yr-old sports-obsessed kid. Before accepting the Michigan offer, my dad requested four season tickets and an expensive electron microscope. Apparently the tickets were a harder ask.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I went to Peru last May and||
I went to Peru last May and came back with the same tshirt Jim's wearing.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Guacamole with lump crab at||
Guacamole with lump crab at Isalito.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I remember rushing the field||
I remember rushing the field once or twice between 1978 and 1981. My memory is foggy but I jumped up onto the south endzone goalposts as they were being pulled down. Was that one of the OSU games perhaps?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Beilein must issue him a pair||
Beilein must issue him a pair of Chuck Taylors... Pretty please?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Agreed. Our Arlington office||
Agreed. Our Arlington office was a couple blocks from the original (?) Five Guys. It was my favorite thing about business travel to Arlington in the 90s. The burgers seem pretty similar though, but I think the fries used to be so much better. Weren't they curly fries back in the day?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Sufjan||
I'm a big Sufjan fan and will be at the Detroit show, hopefully with a photopass to shoot the first three songs.
I've seen Sufjan a couple times and wasn't sure I would go this time, but after hearing Carrie & Lowell, I have to go. Brilliant album. If he had continued on the Adz path, I would have stayed home.
As others have mentioned, Carrie & Lowell has the feel of an early Elliott Smith album; simple, stark, passionate, and melodic, with multitracked vocals singing personal and painful themes. Illinoise has been a longtime favorite, but this one may top it.
Onstage, Sufjan and the late Elliott Smith have/had some similarities too--awkward shyness and imperfect performances (I've definitely never heard Sufjan use autotune!). Here's a video I shot of Sufjan closing the 2010 Royal Oak show with "Casimir Pulaski Day": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhZ3dPWJ6Fw
|1 year 41 weeks ago||May I have this dance?||
I kind of liked the dance team of Bushell-Beatty and Marshall Jr.
Wish there was a GIF of their little fox-trot shown here:
|1 year 42 weeks ago||No, but the upholstery was||
No, but the upholstery was overstretched.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||When I bought a Ford a few||
When I bought a Ford a few years ago, i picked the car off the Varsity Ford web site. The dealership told me it would be a few days because it was on loan to a member of the Michigan Football staff.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||"Home and Home"||
No, that's just dumb. It's "home and away." A home and away series.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Pratville, AL? Mmmmm. Fat||
Pratville, AL? Mmmmm. Fat Boy’s Bar-B-Que Ranch. That's some 5-star BBQ.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Would you prefer||
Would you prefer this?
"Buckle up, but don't get tooo excited... buckle loosely like you would for a 2-star... Hopefully better (really aMAIZING) news tomorrow. #GoodWithTheBad"
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Anyone have an extra ticket||
Anyone have an extra ticket to the Illinois game? I'll wear khakis for good luck?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Yes, Jim sat next to me in||
Yes, Jim sat next to me in math class at Pioneer.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Worst 2||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Worst 1|
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Gassed DLine?||
To me the Michigan defense, especially the big men up front, looked fatigued in the 4th quarter. They were getting driven backwards in those last couple drives. It made it even more curious that Henry, Pipkins, Hurst, Poggi, or others didn't get some playing time (though injuries may have been a factor).
|2 years 9 weeks ago||After the failed 2-point||
After the failed 2-point conversion, Michigan lined up for the on-side kick. OSU put ALL 11 men up near the kicker with no one deep. I was screaming for a pooch kick to the 25 yard line ("Oh my god, they have no one deep at all!") and Michigan likely would have won the sprint to field the free ball.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Thanks for this. I agree. And||
Thanks for this. I agree.
And that photo is just too sad for words.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Do you really think a||
Do you really think a University with a "large pubic institution" deserves better than a University with a small one?
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I've drafted a letter for the||
I've drafted a letter for the Regents:
"Dear David Brandon,
We suggest that you find a new Athletic Department to represent.
We will be fine without you.
Have a happy life..."
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I've watched Kelly at the||
I've watched Kelly at the last two kickoff classic games and been really impressed. Would love to have him join Michigan's recruting class!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||42-27 Michigan||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||No bags are allowed... But||
No bags are allowed... But some coats have pockets as big as bags. That's the loophole. I bring a lens on the camera and a seconds lens (fisheye) in a coat pocket.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Thanks, I appreciate it! I||
Thanks, I appreciate it! I enjoy photographing sports and other events.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||SLRs are no problem.||
SLRs are fine. I've brought in lenses many times that were 4-5" without a problem.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||QAWQ?||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Yeah, I was really impressed||
Yeah, I was really impressed with Weber at the Kickoff Classic last year against Southfield. He's tough and fast. With apologies if this is not allowed, but here are photos from that game last year: http://jaspersailfin.zenfolio.com/p71556617
I'm especially excited to see some of the younger kids I haven't seen yet, like Falcon, Peoples-Jones, and Hill. Also curious to see Daelin Hayes.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Prep Kickoff Classic||
I'll be at the Prep Kickoff Classic on Friday shooting photos of Orchard Lake St. Mary's vs Southfield and Detroit Cass Tech vs Oak Park.
So I'll be seeing Mike Weber, Michael Onwenu, Lavert Hill, Demetric Vance, Ostell Martin, Matt Falcon, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Donovan Johnson, and Josh Ross, among others.
The games are at Wayne State's stadium.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Photo Credit||
Hey Brian, can you add a photo credit for my Lawrence Marshall photo at the top?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Not yet. They were supposed||
Not yet. They were supposed to start mailing them out on Monday I think.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Peppers||
Jabrill was there too
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I'm Game||
Why first reaction was "why is the guy in the back holding a game controller?"
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Wish Michigan had kicked the||
Wish Michigan had kicked the onside kick deep. OSU had their 11 up at the line waiting for the squib with no one deep. A kick to the 20 would have been a race that Michigan likely wins, setting up a field goal try...
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Cowardly loss. Embarrassing.||
Cowardly loss. Embarrassing.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||There's a coach with balls||
There's a coach with balls
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Damn conservative play||
Damn conservative play calling. These coaches need some balls.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Apparently he has nine lives||
Apparently he has nine lives as a starter?
|3 years 16 weeks ago||My wife is out of town and I||
My wife is out of town and I have nothing better to do, so I'm driving from A2 to see the game. Should be fun.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Sometimes, but not in this||
Sometimes, but not in this case.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||The End.||
Walt Jr's disability will slowly melt away as he flicks open a lighter, lights a cig, then strolls down the street to a waiting car... Hank's wife welcomes him into the car with a sensuous kiss.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Ever seen Mad Men?||
Ever seen Mad Men?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Michigan T||
Thanks for the trip description--very interesting to hear the details of an official visit.
Da'Shawn was wearing a Michigan t-shirt at the Gandy Dancer buffet Sunday morning, so you might have to change it to (he sometimes wears school colors on his visits)! Bryan Mone was there too and is a massive human.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Gandy Dancing||
Yeah, Mone and Hand were in the buffet line in front of me at Gandy Dancer Sunday morning. I'm surprised there was food left--Mone especially is a large human! Hand was wearing a Michigan T-shirt though, not church attire.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||All religious discussions are||
All religious discussions are at odds with "reason and empirical evidence" and have no place here.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||What about...||
Truffling the quarterback?
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Devin was at the Michigan||
Devin was at the Michigan Women's Waterpolo match this evening... Studying today's practice film on his phone. Video after video--he barely even looked up at the match.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||PiHi||
I was PiHi 82 and Jim was an incredible athlete & arrogant ass. In addition to John Harbaugh (80) and Andy Moeller (82), there was also Franz Harary (80) who performed at a Super Bowl halftime!
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Isn't Joe Boisture done with||
Isn't Joe Boisture done with his redshirt decade soon?
|4 years 13 weeks ago||6) Doctors gave him some||
6) Doctors gave him some sweetass tats for one signed Buckeye helmet (broken)
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Wow||
One of the best EPL matches I've seen this year. So glad I saw this post and tuned in for the 2nd half. Fantastic final 20!
|4 years 45 weeks ago||And...||
Treais didn't score on his between-the-legs shot, but he gets major points from me for trying!
|4 years 45 weeks ago||To the left!||
|4 years 45 weeks ago||And celebrate!||
|4 years 45 weeks ago||On a roll, Coach!||
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Yet Moar!||
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Moar!||
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Hoke has all the moves!||
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Beat Ohio! I need a ticket!||
Beat Ohio! I need a ticket!
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Poole||
What's the word on Antonio Poole? People always seem to skip him when talking about next year's LBs.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||OJ||
I can see the Marcus Allen comparison, but the name that came to mind for me was OJ Simpson (minus the homicide). They both hit the hole at top speed and "gallop" through the hole, using their size and downhill speed to breeze past arm tackles.
Very impressive highlights--it seems like half of those long TD runs he isn't even touched. Poor competition, dominant O-Line, or incredible RB vision? He obviously has the speed. Hope he develops the Wolverine love!
|5 years 5 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Who is Noone and why is he making us watch?
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Wow||
He's so quickly into the backfield yet he's often the last lineman to move at the snap of the ball!
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Great Kid||
I am visiting Seattle this week and happened onto this interview this morning. Man, what a quality kid! I wish I was half that mature coming out of high school. Hope to see him in Ann Arbor next year!
|5 years 9 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
The refs sure do love Rivers, he travels every time he comes to a stop with the ball. Usually 4 steps. Watch the foul/time out trap near the end-- he takes at least 5 steps before he is touched.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Two weeks of prep for the coaches to do that? Were they recruiting the whole time?
|5 years 14 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Your version of what happened is entertaining to say the least. Luckily there is video evidence that dismisses your delusion.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
And for some of us who knew him earlier, he was an ass at Tappan and an ass at Pioneer.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Denard looks to running at 3/4 speed... Injured or just playing tentative?
|5 years 14 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Worst. Playcalling. Ever. Is Denard injured or something?
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Ugliest. Uniforms.||
Ugliest. Uniforms. Ever.
My first reaction was: Colorado State JV team?
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Big Will pushed his man 2||
Big Will pushed his man 2 yards into the backfield on that big 3rd and 1 tackle by Jake Ryan. His upfield penetration was key... And he definitely got leverage on that play!
|5 years 19 weeks ago||One Frustration||
I wish the Michigan D had changed plays when they showed the blitz before the snap and Rees then audibled. We got burned at least three times.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Pauloski||
I watched most of the fan day kicking exhibition and agree completely with a previous poster: "#93 Pauloski was the most accurate kicker and has a strong leg."
Pauloski was most impressive to me, followed by Wile. Broekhuizen looked better than last year and hopefully he has improved to provide competition. Gibbons just doesn't have it, in my opinion. His leg looks dead--the ball doesn't jump off his foot like Pauloski and Wile. It's odd because he looks so powerfully built yet he generates so little power with his leg swing.
Our kicking game will be better this year, because it couldn't be worse than last year!
|5 years 24 weeks ago||10?||
That number 10 looks so tiny on him!
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Huge comeback and win! Way||
Huge comeback and win! Way to go, ladies!
That was a rollercoaster of emotions...
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Hmmmm||
Gee, I sure hope none of our current committed recruits become boosters in encouraging other kids to come to Michigan. Is Strobel a booster in recruiting Kalis? Is Chris Bryant a booster if he tweets Diamond about Michigan? Is Ross a booster for tweeting GBOD to potential recruits?
What an asinine rule and clearly not enforced (and probably unenforceable).
Where does intent come in to play? The rule posted above states:
"...they turn into a booster the moment they contact a recruit and act as a school's representative by trying to influence the recruit to attend that school."
(Not that litigation is pending, but...) Couldn't any fan say they are acting in their own interests as a consumer of collegiate football and not as a school's representative? What are the critera for being a "school's representative"? "Ticket purchaser" seems rather flimsy.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Feeling Lazy||
Chicken salad from Produce Station and Diet Coke. Yeah, I'm boring.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Size Matters||
Yeah, I saw him last weekend in Schembechler Hall and he looked taller than 6'1" to me. Of course, he wasn't walking out of a 7-Eleven at the time, so I could be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if 6'2" was accurate.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Poole looks like a beast!||
At the end of a long walk Saturday, I dropped in on Schembechler Hall since I had never been inside before. My visit apparently coincided with 2011 freshman class orientation (or something) because as I was checking out the trophy cases, there was a constant stream of "rookies" showing up with their families.
Antonio Poole looks like a beast. I'm 6'3" and he looked taller than the listed 6'1" to me... He has big wide shoulders and looks like he could run through a wall.
I also saw Posada, Rock, Beyer, and a couple others I didn't recognize, but Poole really stood out. Our LB crew in 2-5 years should be a terror to other teams!
|5 years 32 weeks ago||New place on Liberty||
Beware of Mani Osteria & Bar unless you really like salt and want your tongue to taste salty for 24 hours. Ice cream at Kilwin's right afterwards doesn't remove the saltiness either... we tried.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Yes!||
The "Train Wreck" at Bagger Dave's is outstanding.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Things that make me smile||
We haven't even reached those dark OSU days when the coaching change leads to dimished roles for some, doghouse for others, and disgruntled players/transferees start telling tales.
We are still at the very front end of this story and that makes me happy.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Nice||
Another quality kid with a quality family. Yes please!
|5 years 34 weeks ago||The worm turns||
Maybe Wormley with track ending?
|5 years 34 weeks ago||SI Rumor Untrue?||
SPORTSbyBROOKS reported on 5/24 that there was no SI article on OSU next Tuesday:
"Yes, Dohrmann has been in Columbus chasing down leads but no, there are zero immediate plans for a story from him about Ohio State football to be published in Sports Illustrated."
Here's the link:
|5 years 34 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
They were wearing different colored pants; one team white and the other olive.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Great White Whale/Wail||
Charlie Weiss is an offensive genius and has no ties to Tressel. Hire him now, OSU! Please!
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Yep||
Got my CW shirt on Saturday. : )
|5 years 35 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Congrats to Shane! A very impressive performance, indeed.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Capitol Offense||
Yes, the right does hate big government... buildings.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Was Clowe injured when he got||
Was Clowe injured when he got Kronwalled in Game 5? That was a nasty check!
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Which way did he go?||
Man, the kid is just a blur in his highlight film. He certainly knows how to hit a hole and accelerate through it!
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Woodson||
Charles Woodson came out after the Spring game but only signed autographs for kids. I didn't meet his age criteria, but was close enough to count the gray hairs on his chin.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Poor Defense||
Wow. RSL defender #4 just gave up on the play, stopped running, and let his man score. Weak.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Chest Save||
MSL team names may be a bit lame, but at least we don't have "BIMBO" enblazened across our chests.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Better Game?||
I just finished watching today's DVR'd Barcelona vs. Real Madrid match. What a disappointing spectacle. A couple brilliant Messi goals late couldn't even save it for me.
Hoping that the RSL vs. Monterrey match is better!
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Deere Crossing||
This is one of my favorite pics from the Spring game and after. Still not sure why Jake left the stadium riding a John Deere... haven't heard anything about an injury.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||no||
We should be most concerned about his shoelaces. Look at that thing flapping in the wind. It could put an eye out.
No one can ever excel with untied laces...
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Body Language||
As I watched him on the sideline during the Spring game, his body language told me he wanted to be anywhere else. He did not look happy to be standing there.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Autograph Heroes and Other Post-Game Comments||
I thought these three players were true autograph heroes after the game.
Mike Cox, Stephen Hopkins, Patrick Omameh.
They hung out outside the stadium posing for photos, signing autographs, and chatting with kids long after most had left. They didn't leave until everyone was satisfied. Very cool. Lots of other players were great as well, I was just amazed at the patience of those three.
Long after the game ended, Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson came out of the stadium and signed lots of autographs. Well, Desmond did anyway. Charles only signed for kids and took off when all kids had their stuff signed. Desmond, however, stayed for a long time taking care of requests.
I had fun watching Sam Webb, Alen Trieu, and others work the recruits and recent commits as they emerged from the Junge Center. Most were interviewed once or twice. The kids all looked exhausted.
Two other comments:
Why did Jake Ryan leave on the back of a John Deere trailer? Hopefully he was just having fun and not injured. It made for a great pic though!
Josh Furman has the team's #1 dreads!
|5 years 40 weeks ago||I agree with the question:||
I agree with the question: "Who are the targets?"
Tom Brady doesn't come around much, but what players/coaches can we really identify that need to be reconnected?
Woodley was at the spring game a couple years ago but I didn't see him this weekend. Could he be a target?
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Sheldon Day had his Michigan||
Sheldon Day had his Michigan lanyard around his neck... and about a dozen other school lanyards sticking out of his jacket pocket. It was a pretty impressive collection! I saw MSU, Tennessee, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame among others. He said he was heading down to Virginia Tech next. I doubt it's him.
Coach Hecklinski was working Terry Richardson pretty hard after the game, telling him he needs to come to Michigan because "this is your home." Looked like it was making Terry a little uncomfortable... Doubt it's him either!
I'm gonna guess it's Bolden reserving his spot.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Good News||
After the Spring game, I was standing behind Sam Webb when Coach Montgomery walked by. In a very quiet voice, Coach said to Sam "Did you hear about Royce?" and flashed a thumbs up and a smile.
Happy to see the "Hello" post when I got home!
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Absolutely||
TP should sign up for the draft today... The 2011 Canadian Football League Draft is less than a month away!
Renaldo Sagesse is the 16th rated player in the 2011 CFL Draft!
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Hunwick was amaaaaaaazing!||
Hunwick was amaaaaaaazing! Great job, Wolverines!
|5 years 41 weeks ago||RIP||
You'll be missed, Vada.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Not on my porch!||
You'd think the couch comment would cushion the blow.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Prime Seating||
I'm in Section 1, Row 18, but only got that location when I reduced my ticket request down to a single ticket. And I reserved that ticket within 5 minutes of getting the email.
Bottom line, I'm going alone but will have a good seat!
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Nice||
If that doesn't get the blood pumping on a chilly March day, nothing will!
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks, Coach (and Tom) for sharing that. Sounds like a great kid who will fit in well at Michigan!
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Wait for it...||
Whatever the NCAA decides, I hope they take their damn time. I would love to see that dark cloud hang over Columbus while their players, fans, and boosters sit and squirm beneath the unknown consequences.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Apropos of nothing||
I'm just excited that Michigan is being considered by an Auctavius and a Leviticus.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Name Dropping||
Cyler Miles Seaver Myers... Try saying that fast ten times.
These names are outstanding in 2012!
Win Homer, Zeke Pike, Gunner Kiel, Austin Appleby, Cole Gautsche, Noah Spence, Deaysean Rippy, Ondre Pipkins, Leviticus Payne, Maty Mauk, Pharoah Brown... Fantastic!
|5 years 49 weeks ago||BBQ||
I never thought much about BBQ until I visited my wife's family in Alabama a couple years ago... Fat Boy's in Prattville. Dayum! I could eat there every day! We tried another place in Montgomery but it wasn't nearly as good.
On the drive home I made us stop in Nashville so I could get more BBQ. Then at the Outer Banks we drove up to Sauls Bar-B-Que for some vinegar heaven. I'm hooked!
Anxiously looking forward to a visit to Satchels!
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Playing the best||
Yes, Coach Anderson definitely wants to pay the best teams. Plus, he recruits the Cali girls with the promise that they will travel to Cali a couple times so their families can see them play. And so they can escape the brutal Michigan winters.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Ha||
A conceded calamity?
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Big Announcement||
Brady Hoke will tell them that pre-season Lions games will be on channel 7.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Jones||
I'm excited to see Kellen Jones be a beast on defense.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Yikes!||
I hope our offensive line stays healthy in 2011! That is scary thin.
Hoke mentioned in his presser today: "there's the possibility that this class could grow by a few," so maybe Michigan will still sign an offensive lineman.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Wrong senior stats||
From the MaxPreps and other articles I've seen, he had 150 carries in his senior year, not 450. He averaged 10.55 yards per carry.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Hello indeed||
This power back is a welcome addition to our class. I'm thrilled he hit the books and made the grade. Welcome, Thomas!
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Thanks and goodbye||
Thanks for fixing the iPhone app. My wife really appreciates it. /s
Goodbye Soony (hadn't heard the confirmation). It was a short but fun ride!
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks for all your hard work, TomVH. You've given us a lot of insight into this signing class and tomorrow should be a fun day for Wolverine fans.
Tip of the hat to RR for getting kids excited about Michigan and to Hoke for finishing strong under tough circumstances.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Great Interview||
Cooper. Barnett. I'm liking these cerebral visitors! They both sound like outstanding young men.
I'd love to have them both on our side next season!
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Super Cooper||
Glad he enjoyed his visit. Sounds like an intelligent, thoughtful young man. Hope he dons the Maize and Blue hat!
|6 years 2 days ago||No Recruits||
I didn't see the recruits at either Water Polo game, but David Brandon and Fred Jackson made appearances.
The matches are a lot of fun. Did you know it's a penalty if one girl pulls another girl's top off? Seriously. The officials even have a hand gesture to make the call.
I expect to see all of you at the matches on Sunday against #4 UCLA and #1 Stanford!
|6 years 4 days ago||Pie in Sky||
What the hell, let's make this weekend really fun and add Christian Westerman to the list!
|6 years 6 days ago||MD Magic||
I suspect Maryland resident Darian Cooper may have heard of him and be excited by this hire...
|6 years 6 days ago||The (Schembechler) Office||
I'm just glad Ricky Gervais wasn't roasting Michigan Football last night...
|6 years 6 days ago||Glutton for Punishment||
I keep coming in hoping to find something... anything... to raise my spirits on this ugly, gray Michigan day.
I know we have the potential "hello" to Flowers around the corner, but for some reason I have a hard time getting excited about him. Maybe it's because Lucien looked like such a beast in comparion...
Tough times in Ann Arbor... But at least the women's water polo team kicks off the season this weekend!
|6 years 1 week ago||Devin just dominates on every||
Devin just dominates on every highlight (which is why they call them highlights, I guess).
So sad that he won't be wearing the maize and blue next year. Hoping there is a good explanation...
|6 years 1 week ago||Deep Thoughts||
Wow, he really planted his plant foot!
|6 years 1 week ago||SI Typo||
If you go to the SI story (from the front page link "Robinson admits he considered leaving Michigan," the headline now reads:
"Denard Robinson say he's staying at Michigan"
Is that what he say? What did your English teacher say?
|6 years 1 week ago||Excellent||
Gotta love it when a recruit says: "He's someone that you would want to coach you."
|6 years 1 week ago||Rats||
These softening verbals and decommitments are snowballing it seems. Do recruits see themselves as jumping off a sinking ship?
What we really need is a commitment or two to reverse the trend and instill some optimism in the remaining and potential commits.
Who's it gonna be to break the ice? Chris Bryant? Raymon Taylor?
|6 years 1 week ago||I agree||
Re-Frost that which was recently defrosted. And then get to Zetteling--PSU be damned.
|6 years 1 week ago||Commit Touching Today?||
Did I mis-hear it, or did Hoke say that he would be contacting all the Michigan commits today after the press conference.
Is this allowed during the dead period?
|6 years 1 week ago||Everywhere Man||
I see Fred Jackson at nearly every Michigan sporting event I attend. Volleyball, soccer, water polo, basketball... The man is everywhere and seems to have a handshake and greeting for all.
He's a Michigan treasure!
|6 years 1 week ago||Yes||
I believe the one week "search" before the announcement was required to prevent litigation against UM.
|6 years 1 week ago||Yikes?||
I look at his recruiting classes at Ball State and SDSU and wonder if he's up to the challenge, but I'll reserve judgement until he hires assistants and starts talking to recruits. If he can flip a Zettel or otherwise make an immediate splash, I could start to get excited.