Nice article on Jon Runyan, Jr.

Nice article on Jon Runyan, Jr.

Submitted by Victor Hale II on September 4th, 2014 at 7:25 PM
Thanks to the fine folks at Maize N Brew for providing the link to the maxpreps story. It's a great article that describes some things this young man has had to overcome, including a learning disability shared with his father. It's very much worth a read. You can either click here: http://www.maizenbrew.com/2014/9/4/6106841/michigan-football-recruiting… Or here: http://www.maxpreps.com/m/article.aspx?articleid=0d9837c3-908d-402e-937… Either way, you'll end up at maxpreps.

CFN Prediction: Michigan 34, Notre Dame 31

CFN Prediction: Michigan 34, Notre Dame 31

Submitted by markusr2007 on September 4th, 2014 at 6:49 PM

I know, I know. CFN. Consider the source, son!

But hey, they DID predict UM 52, App State 13 during Week 1, so there's that.

http://cfn.scout.com/2/1441290.html

I think Michigan surprises everyone, improves from last week, and blows ND's house down in epic fashion thanks to Touchdown Neezus!

It won't even be that close.

Michigan 37, Notre Dame 20

 

 

Will Muschamp lets suspended Gators off the hook after 'terminated' game

Will Muschamp lets suspended Gators off the hook after 'terminated' game

Submitted by boliver46 on September 4th, 2014 at 2:15 PM

I actually like Will Muschamp.  His distaste for Urban Meyer is pretty well known around this blog, and certainly wins him points.

For those who don't know, Muschamp suspended 3 players for the opener against Idaho.  But then the game against Idaho was suspended due to weather and ultimately will never be played.

So then this:

But the non-game did serve one purpose. It allowed Florida coach Will Muschamp to free three players from disciplinary jail based on time served. Gators Darious Cummings, Demarcus Robinson and Jay-nard Bostwick were reinstated after being suspended for a game that wasn’t played.

Interesting....

So if there is a winner from The Opener That Never Happened, it’s the three Florida Gators who got off with time served. One play.

Thoughts?  Say the App State game was cancelled - would we be ok with Glasgow playing the next game?  

Link

Rival related rant

Rival related rant

Submitted by MGolem on September 4th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Maybe I will get slaughtered for this, I don't know, but I felt it needed to be stated if for no other reason than I cant argue with everyone who disagrees with me. Simply put, how can any Michigan fan root for MSU this weekend? I dont subscribe to the strength of conference perception argument. I dont root for MSU against anyone except OSU and possibly Notre Dame depending on who needs to lose to make Michigan look better by whatever metric I have decided to apply in my head. I dont care about the Big Ten, I care about Michigan. Rooting for MSU, OSU, or Notre Dame (except in rare examples cited above) is tantamount to treason. The fabrication that MSU is the Big Tens great hope is bullshit and I refuse to allow ESPN or any other site full of hacks to convince me otherwise. Where does ESPN (or any other site) come up with this theory??? Am I alone? Please tell me I'm not alone... Relevant ESPN link not included because, obviously.

MGoWallpaper: It Ends

MGoWallpaper: It Ends

Submitted by Blue and Joe on September 4th, 2014 at 11:16 AM

It's Notre Dame week. More specifically, it's the last Notre Dame week. I wanted to make a few different wallpapers for this game, but only had time finish one. I figure one is still better than none, right?

Anyway. The photo I used is from the 2012 game (I believe it was taken by ESPN). I chose this one because Michigan will be wearing away jerseys this week. It's also just a really cool photo. I used a color pop effect to really bring out the maize and blues. I think it looks pretty cool. Kinda neon-ish.

Anyway, here it is. Hope you like it. Go Blue! (click for full size)

 

Predictions for Notre Dame

Predictions for Notre Dame

Submitted by Danny Bonaduce on September 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Let's hear your predictions for the ND game.  Who wins and why?  Who will be the players of the game on offense and defense?

I have UM winning 28-13.  UM goes into halftime ahead 14-13 and then comes out in the second half with a dominating performance defensively.  I think Frank Clark is going to have a very good game as I see ND LT Ronnie Stanley struggling with his speed all night.  Clark ends the game with 2 sacks and 3 TFL.  On offense, I'm going with Devin Funchess.  I think the running game will struggle some (still looking better than 2013) but the Devin to Devin connection will continue its rise to the top QB/WR combo in the conference. Funchess ends with 10 receptions for 165 yards and 2 more TD's.