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|5 hours 59 min ago||Regarding a possible all-juco||
Regarding a possible all-juco outfield, I think Jackson Lamb might have something to say about that.
|6 hours 22 min ago||Good point||
Earlier, I was going over the fall 2014 roster to see about any departures, and Zach Zott and Trey Miller aren't listed, so there's some playing time in the outfield and at third, respectively, that's available. (Jake Balicki isn't on the fall roster either, by the way.)
On the other hand, Jack Sexton is back on the roster as a redshirt sophomore. He started 42 games at first base in 2013 as a freshman and then wasn't on the roster last season. I can't remember if he got hurt or what.
I'm not sure how it'll all shake out. I believe that only one freshman redshirted each of the last two seasons. Perhaps there will be more than that this year.
|10 hours 40 min ago||Overall, this is likely one||
Overall, this is likely one of the top classes in the Big Ten, with five players in Prep Baseball Report's top 100, plus a highly touted catcher from New York. That New York player, Drew Lugbauer, is a key addition given the graduation of starting catcher Cole Martin. I'd say the other two headliners in this class are right-handed pitcher Ryan Nutof and southpaw Jayce Vancena, both of whom bypassed chances to sign with MLB teams. (Nutof wasn't drafted, but a team had approached him with a mid-round offer.)
|11 hours 28 min ago||Just to clarify, not all||
Just to clarify, not all acronyms are pronounced by sounding out all the letters—for example, NASA. Whether you should use "a" or "an" depends entirely on how the acronym or abbreviation is pronounced. So it would be "an NCAA" but "a NASA."
In regard to LB, do people really call linebackers "LBs" in the same way quarterbacks are called QBs? I think LB is fine for tables and charts and that sort of thing where abbreviations are common, but for headlines/thread titles, why not just spell the word out? "An LB"—while technically correct—does strike me as odd just because it's not a common way to speak about a linebacker. (Not saying it should be "a LB"—just that it would be better to use "a linebacker.")
|14 hours 27 min ago||You well know that's not||
You well know that's not what's meant by "season-ending." This is all a moot point if it's the player being rumored as he's not going to sit once he's healthy again.
|15 hours 17 min ago||You need to have a||
You need to have a season-ending injury for a medical redshirt.
Also, Chengalis (not suprisingly) had no luck getting any info out of Hoke just now:
|1 day 8 hours ago||As a debut effort, I thought||
As a debut effort, I thought they did pretty well. Based on the first game, Dierdorf will be quite good as the Michigan color guy. I disagree with Bando on Brandstatter. I always thought he did a very good job of quickly analyzing plays and providing good insights. I have my doubts that he'll ever be as good at play-by-play as he was at color. The OP is spot on about Brandstatter being slow about calling the plays, and he also wasn't consistent about providing details about formations and personnel prior to plays, which is important on a radio call. It'll be interesting to see how much he improves over the course of the season.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I earlier tried to the find||
I earlier tried to the find the player participation release that typically came out after each game, but one wasn't posted. The game notes have a summary of the 17 players who made their Wolverine debuts, with only 4 true freshmen mentioned: Cole, Peppers, Canteen, and Mone.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Well, he didn't say anything||
Well, he didn't say anything about that on Twitter, but after the starters were announced, he immediately declared, "No lemon!"
|2 days 5 hours ago||Technically, part of a||
Technically, part of a section was reallocated from student ticket to regular ticket sales (presumably in anticipation of expected lower student ticket sales). And the number of student season ticket sales actually dropped by about 6,000 this year.
See quote below from MLive article New seating policy gets mixed reviews from University of Michigan students
|3 days 11 hours ago||Hoke confirmed peppers||
|3 days 13 hours ago||On the radio call, Doug||
On the radio call, Doug Karsch says he hasn't even seen Peppers on the sideline in the second half.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Looks good to me||
From the front:
|3 days 16 hours ago||Embed||
|3 days 16 hours ago||Thanks||
I appreciate you saying that.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Scout article: Roseboro picks||
Scout article: Roseboro picks Michigan
He says he's "100 percent committed" and will take his official visit for the Penn State game.
Speaking of Malzone:
|4 days 11 hours ago||Yes, I saw an article the||
Yes, I saw an article the other day that confirmed that. The only hitch is that is that all lanes are open only up to I-94 and the bridge. South of that the road is still down to two lanes.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Never doubt Sam Webb's||
Never doubt Sam Webb's gut.
Also, the guy below on Twitter claims to be the source for rumors about a last-minute change in Roseboro's decision:
|4 days 14 hours ago||There's an ESPN "CommitCast"||
There's an ESPN "CommitCast" here.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I don't get your point||
Today is the day Roseboro is announcing; Sam reiterated his gut feeling today; there is no next day.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Has he actually been wrong||
Has he actually been wrong when he's issued a "gut feeling," or are you talking about when he's said something along the lines that he likes Michigan's chances? The two aren't the same thing. The way Sam talked this morning, it would be a major upset if Roseboro doesn't go blue.
I've seen this same scenario play out before where people doubt Sam's gut, and he's then proven correct and then reveals the inside info that led him to issue the gut feeling.
It's entirely possible that someone is simply trying to inject some suspense into the announcement by putting out disinformation about a late change of heart.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Does it all—||
|5 days 8 hours ago||First outdoor statue of an individual||
I think at one time there was a claim that it was the first statue of an individual on campus, but that was later clarified. This is from an archived DetNews article:
And, by the way, I'm with Ryanfourmayor. Hoke did not say the #11 and #21 jerseys weren't going to be given out this year. All he said on that show was that no new legends jerseys were going to be created this year. That's exactly what Baumgardner wrote about in this article.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Speak for yourself. There||
Speak for yourself. There were many (myself included) who wanted no such thing.
Also, an interesting photo choice by the person running the U-M basketball Twitter feed:
|5 days 16 hours ago||So? Tickets sold are all that||
So? Tickets sold are all that matters in regard to the 100,000+ streak, as the attendance is based on tickets sold (plus others in the stadium without tickets)—not on how many people actually show up.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Well, if you think Lochmann||
Well, if you think Lochmann is lying, then do as MGoShoe suggested yesterday and count the green dots yourself:
|5 days 17 hours ago||And from this morning's||
And from this morning's Recruiting Roundup—still no change in Sam's gut feeling, even after he touched base with Scout's North Carolina recruiting analyst.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Perhaps this was already||
Perhaps this was already posted here and I missed it, but despite the decline in student tickets sales—and all the people expressing concerns about the 100,000+-attendance streak being in jeopardy—as of a couple of days ago there were only about 1,500 tickets remaining for Saturday's game. That fact is buried within a typically gloom-and-doom ESPN article about ticket sales at Nebraska and Michigan.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Here's the statement Shaw's||
Here's the statement Shaw's lawyer, a criminal defense attorney, has put out:
Also of note:
|6 days 11 hours ago||So if you object to donors'||
So if you object to donors' names being attached to the titles of the head coach and assistants, then I guess you also object to all the named professorships at the University of Michigan, because that's what they're akin to (not to any sort of sponsorship).
And it was a single tweet that was sponsored, not the entire Michigan football Twitter account.