RIP: Mike Slive (SEC Commissioner)

RIP: Mike Slive (SEC Commissioner)

Submitted by LongLiveBo on May 16th, 2018 at 9:50 PM

The man behind the SEC's rise has passed away.  Dan Wetzel produced a nice write up that includes a lot of information that I'm sure the board will find interesting.   RIP, Mr. Slive

 

 

On Mike Slive, the unlikely leader who believed in, and then unleashed, the power of the SEC in particular and the South in general. https://t.co/B3WHBa1xWl

— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) May 17, 2018

Hurst Signs Rookie Deal With Raiders

Hurst Signs Rookie Deal With Raiders

Submitted by Mercury Hayes on May 16th, 2018 at 4:39 PM

Maurice Hurst signed his rookie deal with the Raiders today. The deal is for 4 years with total contract value of $2.7 million and average yearly contract value of $695k. He's gets $480k gauranteed this year and his salary is gauranteed each year throughout his contract if he were to get cut.

Not as big of a contract as he was hoping for I'm sure - but after where he was drafted it was essentially all but certain to be a small deal.

Hopefully he stays healthy and wrecks opponents enough to get a restructure or makes another team pay a lot of coin in 2022.

Your unpopular Michigan opinions?

Your unpopular Michigan opinions?

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 16th, 2018 at 4:32 PM

This can be any sport. 

-I think we should keep the all-Maize as a permanent alternate in Football and wear them for big non-rivalry games (PSU, UW etc.)

-The endzones being green is stupid. Make it Blue and step into the 21st century. Almost everyone has colored endzones and they look great.

-The renovations have made The Big House feel smaller and boxed in. Not a fan. They look great don't get me wrong, but I miss the stadium I first walked into as a 9 year old kid.

-The holier-than-thou degree waver fans are obnoxious, thinking because they went to the school they're higher than non-grad fans on the totem pole. 

Plenty of Blue Balls for 2019 CB Turner

Plenty of Blue Balls for 2019 CB Turner

Submitted by MaizeMN on May 15th, 2018 at 11:33 PM
Looking at 247 recruiting, I see Sam Webb has put in a prediction for 2019 CB DJ Turner II. The pick is hidden behind a VIP paywall, but 100% of predictions are for Michigan, so I assume Sam's is, as well. Turner is a composite 3* (.8817), 5'11" 170 lbs. #435 nat'l rank, #39 CB, #46 GA. He has an impressive offer list, including: FL, AL, GA, AU, LSU, PSU, ND, OU, NE, TN, WI, MSU, Stanford, etc. Sounds like a good pick up, if Michigan gets a commitment. (Commence obligatory "but he's only a 3*" rants, below)

Sam and Ira speaking at Alumni Scholarship Dinner

Sam and Ira speaking at Alumni Scholarship Dinner

Submitted by Michigan Eaglet on May 15th, 2018 at 8:43 PM

For those of you that didn't get the alumni email that was sent out, I figured there would be some interest here (and it's also open to non-alunmi). There is an annual scholarship fundraiser dinner and silent auction being put on by the U of M Alumni Association of Greater Northville with Sam and Ira as the speakers next Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30 PM in Plymouth.

According to the link below "Sam and Ira will share their take on what to look forward to for both the basketball and football teams." The silent auction includes U of M memorabilia and other items. As this is the height of off-season and there won't be a lot of substantial football info coming out until camp, this might be perfect opportunity to get your football and basketball fix (while also supporting a good cause for scholarships for incoming freshman).

LINK: https://umalumni.force.com/EventApi__simple_event?id=a1Q1a000006DELlEAO

For those of you wondering if this group is just in Nothville, the site says this part of the alumni association covers "Western Wayne and Western Oakland Counties including: Canton, Commerce Township, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Highland, Livonia, Milford, New Hudson, Northville, Novi, Plymouth, Salem, Walled Lake, Westland, White Lake and Wixom", and I know they have had events outside that area, such as Royal Oak, as well.

Grant Newsome, From 2 Weeks Ago, Update On Status

Grant Newsome, From 2 Weeks Ago, Update On Status

Submitted by SkyPanther on May 14th, 2018 at 9:50 PM

I saw this video 2 weeks ago, a presser when the team was in Paris. I thought some regular poster would have posted it by now. At least I haven't seen it posted yet.

 

In it, he takes some questions about his possible return.

 

"What have the doctors told you...?" "Just waiting for one kind of nagging thing to come along."

"...you could think about maybe sitting out another year?" "...it would be an option that's on the table."

 

6:29 video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6weZZmSsOc

 

 

The Game, MSU game to both be on FOX in 2018

The Game, MSU game to both be on FOX in 2018

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 14th, 2018 at 6:26 PM

Score commercial kickoff commercial

Also prepare for a Trash Tornado Night Game 

CFB TV news: Texas-OU, Michigan-Ohio State and Michigan-Michigan State are set for FOX broadcasts this year, per @ChrisLezotte

— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) May 14, 2018

2019 Michigan Verbal Commit, 4 Star DE, Stephen Herron: Latest On His Recruitment

2019 Michigan Verbal Commit, 4 Star DE, Stephen Herron: Latest On His Recruitment

Submitted by SkyPanther on May 13th, 2018 at 11:16 PM

From this weekends Rivals Camp Series, Nashville. Stephen Herron asked to update his recruitment status.

 

-Michigan calls him once a week. He is still committed to Michigan. Will make an official visit some time in summer.

 

-Stanford has flown to see him 10 times in the last 3 months. Calls him at least 3 times a week. Is he going to make an official visit to Stanford? "I would say so. Yes."

 

2:27 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkGZDlamYFU

 

It's clearly sounds like his committment is not secure, is seriously considering Stanford, and could still flip there.

James Light Tweets About Jim's Great Game Plan vs Ohio State

James Light Tweets About Jim's Great Game Plan vs Ohio State

Submitted by Santa Clause on May 13th, 2018 at 9:51 AM

I'll leave it up to the experts to discuss the more technical details, but this breakdown seems very encouraging with Shea coming in and all the other quarterbacks having another year of experience.

https://twitter.com/JamesALight/status/995382307157692417

https://twitter.com/JamesALight/status/995015617903235073