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- That bowl had some history so most college football fans should recognize it as the bowl in Houston
- There are SO MANY bowls in Texas that calling one of them the Texas Bowl is the opposite of helpful. There's one at Jerryworld, one at the Cotton Bowl, one at TCU, one in San Antonio, and then the Sun Bowl in El Paso.
- Bluebonnet Bowl is a good name.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Smoke green Snort white||
|4 days 13 hours ago||It was the "3-9" of the||
It was the "3-9" of the aughts. $49.03 donations were all the rage.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Sorry, "parted ways."||
Sorry, "parted ways."
|1 week 1 day ago||He is around and reads the||
He is around and reads the blog. When he committed he was told Tom Brady isn't a guy to worry about because he's too scrawny, which, okay he was. Griese was a rather big time recruit due to his bloodlines (Griese was technically a walk-on since his dad could afford tuition and save the scholarship) but neither Griese nor Dreisbach were all that good in '95 so Kapsner thought he had a good shot to compete. He redshirted in 96 and by 98 was behind Tom Brady Plus Drew Henson arrived. So that was that.
|1 week 1 day ago||Braylon and Hart would be||
Braylon and Hart would be high 3-stars based on their position rankings, so it's not really fair to use them as examples of why every guy who isn't 4 stars or higher could become the best of his generation at his position. They're 3-stars the way Chris Evans or Devin Funchess were 3-stars.
|1 week 1 day ago||Lemming rated him as an OL||
Lemming rated him as an OL and the best player in the class, but Hutchinson said he wanted to play defense initially so The Insiders (which became Scout) rated him as a middling DL. Today he would have been on the 5-star borderline, inside the Top 50. Kalis level.
|1 week 3 days ago||Higher 3-star. I think I had||
Higher 3-star. I think I had him a 3.6 but if memory serves he was kind of up and down during the process.
|1 week 4 days ago||Does an 8-win season next year put Harbaugh in the hot seat?||
No, asking is saying, and someone who's been here for 5 years should know that. Docked 800 points (they won't return) so he can't start threads for awhile.
|1 week 5 days ago||Scholarship count and||
Scholarship count and hypocricy
Please make a solid case if you think you have something on a rival. Being at 92 at this point isn't that. Normal from signing day to fall is 5-7.
|1 week 6 days ago||Zach Gentry||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||After promising me he would||
After promising me he would not get mad if PJ Fleck left my one friend who really likes Western Michigan is now really mad at PJ Fleck.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's funny I think I use your||
It's funny I think I use your rosters. Let's collaborate since I always have changes to what you do.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Best I can tell he's legit.||
Best I can tell he's legit.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes. On approach the planes||
Yes. On approach the planes would be only a thousand feet or so above my house growing up.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||LTT started all year. If it||
LTT started all year. If it wans't for WMU's magnificent pair he'd have been all-MAC.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I disagree. His commitment to||
I disagree. His commitment to Alabama was always soft, as evidenced by the fact that his recruitment from there played out exactly like an uncommitted prospect's would. Michigan was always involved but he was visiting OSU etc. He's also very savvy, and knows that committing to Bama early would get a lot of the crootin world off his back as he went through the process.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||When the hell was that? When||
When the hell was that? When I was in high school Drew Henson skiied for Brighton and everyone in our league was trying to get on the chairlift with him to ask if he was leaning toward FSU or Michigan. I remember an article when Woodson was drafted where he recounted the craziness of his recruiting saga, how fans were writing letters to his hometown paper trying to tell him he should play running back at Ohio State (he also got death threats).
I also remember in 2000 when just about everyone on campus knew Charles Rogers, the #1 recruit in the country that year, was visiting Ann Arbor. People were buzzing all weekend about what bar he went to, was he going to make it academically, etc.
Granted the internet has made access to recruiting a whole different ballgame, and social media took it to another level as fans could interact directly with recruits. But the interest is nothing new, and interest in the top overall players in the country has been over the top as long as I've been paying attention, which is about 20 years.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Your center knowing what he's||
Your center knowing what he's doing is a huge deal to the functionality of an offensive line. I think Ruiz will be a our future center but would prefer he get a year of tutelage next to a four year starter.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That would be stupid and||
That would be stupid and wrong.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I appreciate the help. Some||
I appreciate the help. Some of the stuff widely known at the time didn't get to high schoolers, and I didn't start to follow Michigan well enough to know more than the primary players until circa 1995.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know what you're||
I don't know what you're talking about. Nothing to see here. Move along.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Actually there aren't that||
Actually there aren't that many guys from the 1993-1996 classes we don't know about. Figure anyone who got their degree didn't leave for off-field issues I have a short list of transfers that fell into either Personal or Bad Scouting.
Personal: J.J. Brown, Jon Ritchie, Seth Smith, Trevor Pryce, Jeff Holtry
Bad Scouting: Clarence Thompson, Dana Overton, Earnest Sanders, George Howell, Anthony Williams, Rasheed Simmons, Tim Laws, J.R. Ford, David Bowens, Aaron Wright, Chad Carpenter, Grady Brooks, John Anes, and LeAundre Brown.
Keep in mind that I count "bad scouting" as anyone who transferred because he was unlikely to earn playing time with normal progression, but that could mean a David Dawson who can't unseat mediocre guys ahead of him, or Grady Brooks watching Larry Foote and Ian Gold running around and saying "Man, I could play anywhere else." However freshman who transferred and played for another power 5 school because he wanted to play right away would be "personal."
I marked that "Personal" because Brown was still on a typical track to start as an upperclassman but just didn't believe it. But it could be either. The point is that doesn't seem like there was any off-field thing, just a typical transfer thing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Worse...he was a shield.||
Worse...he was a shield. Projected to be a 1st rounder and the highest rated WR in the country.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Because before I went to work||
Because before I went to work for the Michigan Daily in 1998 I didn't know anybody you could give me inside information about why guys were leaving and there isn't much from the internet from back then so I have to rely on what accounts are available and give guys the benefit of the doubt if I don't know.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Drevno has a track record.||
Drevno has a track record. Developing OL takes a long time even when it's guys you recruited. OL were a problem across the conference this year to attest to that. Ohio State started a true freshman at LG too and that went as badly as Bredeson. Mags hit his ceiling long ago. Kalis was good at times but that was a long term reclamation project, and what goes for Kalis is true for Dawson. And Drevno did wonders with Braden. And there is a huge gap because the 2014 and 2015 classes were recruited under bad conditions. So the guys that Drevno really could pick put were true freshmen this year. Do you really want to give up on the guy who developed great offensive lines at Stanford and San Diego because this year's performance wasn't up to your standards? That's why I find complaints about Drevno the hottest of takes right now. Right up there with hating on Speight.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||This is cause to worry. I||
This is cause to worry. I understand it from Dawson's perspective, but even if he couldn't crack the starting lineup next year Dawson was at least going to be the 6th OL, with is experience at a premium. Michigan was at least going to invite him back to spring camp and give him first crack at Kalis's job.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I think it ended up too small||
I think it ended up too small to notice but I want everyone to know that I did not edit the yaldo eye center logo. They actually make the subtext fuzzy.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Bo's second bowl victory in a||
Bo's second bowl victory in a calendar year (after a decade with zero)!
That Bluebonnet Bowl was a critical juncture in Bo almost going to Texas A&M. First because Bo refused to talk about a new job until he'd beaten UCLA for "stealing" a WR recruit out of Detroit.
After the game however was the beginning of several weeks when A&M made their big recruiting move. Bo even disappeared from the locker room shortly after the game to be with the group of A&M/Cowboys/Oil Money guys who were recruiting him hardcore at the time.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah. But everyone remembers||
Yeah. But everyone remembers it as the Citrus and then they named a second bowl the Tangerine and it got so confusing that the old names aren't any better than sponsored names.
The Outback is a special case because it might actually be an improvement on "Hall of Fame Bowl". Given the length of that deal at this point there's no use fighting it. If they called it the "Outback Steakhouse Bowl" then I'd say just go back to Hall of Fame.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Technically it is. The||
Technically it is. The Bluebonnet Bowl ended in '87 and then they brought it back as the Texas Bowl (with some awful naming rights). There's three reasons I want to keep the Bluebonnet name alive: