Jordan Kovacs Profile

Jordan Kovacs Profile

Submitted by Bo_Knows on April 24th, 2013 at 3:03 PM

A pre-draft profile on former Team 133 captain, Jordan Kovacs by Meinke at MLive.

Either way, he's just asking for a chance.

"I’m hoping for the best, preparing for the worst," Kovacs said. "That’s always been my approach. If I get picked, that’ll be great. If not, I’ve beaten the odds before.

"It’ll be a challenge either way, whether I’m picked in the fifth round, or whether I’m undrafted. It’s going to be a dogfight just to make a roster. I’m looking forward to the challenge."

 

It must be JORDAN KOVACS DAY since it looks like Angelique wrote one over at the Detroit News.

 

I'm rooting for him to get drafted or sign-on as a post-draft FA. 

Hope for Pahokee Eating Garden Kickstarter Video Update #1

Hope for Pahokee Eating Garden Kickstarter Video Update #1

Submitted by Butterfield on April 24th, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Tae Odoms, Vincent Smith, and the Robot Hustle Crew released video update #1 for the Pahokee Eating Garden.  The video shows the future site of the garden and what can be expected when it is complete.  Great job, Tae, Vince, and anyone who has helped out with the kickstarter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCo5BiFRUjw

Any mod help to embed the video into the OP would be appreciated!

#1 on Charles Woodson's Post Football Bucket List

#1 on Charles Woodson's Post Football Bucket List

Submitted by m1817 on April 24th, 2013 at 11:18 AM

#1 on Charles Woodson's post football bucket list from the Houston Chronicle:

The No. 1 to-do item on Woodson's post-football bucket list will be to return to Napa Valley to participate in the fall harvest, something he's never done, for obvious reasons. But he's confident, even certain, it won't happen this year. He'll play somewhere. When the Packers signed him in 2006, that deal wasn't done until late April. For now, selling wine is Woodson's top priority.

Read more: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/food/article/Woodson-tackling-sell…

 
Mod edit: Copy/pasting an entire paywalled article is bad form. Edited it down to the stuff that sounded important after not getting a response from the OP. JGB.

New College Football Playoff Name Revealed! (It's not Leaders Legends)

New College Football Playoff Name Revealed! (It's not Leaders Legends)

Submitted by desmondintherough on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Sources have revealed the new name of the college playoff starting in 2014.  See here: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9204021/college-football-playoff-expected-new-name-four-team-playoff-sources

 

EDIT: Apparently the tongue-in-cheek title was not getting through to some people.  The new playoff name is, get ready for it...College Football Playoff.  Yes, really.

Per Sam Webb and Allen Trieu **BUCKLE UP** (ITS Ian Bunting) duh.

Per Sam Webb and Allen Trieu **BUCKLE UP** (ITS Ian Bunting) duh.

Submitted by TexanGOBLUE on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Petition Against GA Student Section

Petition Against GA Student Section

Submitted by kirtip on April 23rd, 2013 at 3:46 PM

I held off on posting this for a while, but now that the petition has gained significant support, I thought I would post it here for any students interested in signing it. As of now it has over 3000 signatures. 

I know that many people on here are in favor of the GA seating, but for those who don't, this is a chance to voice your opinion and hope for some form of change. If you are for the GA system, simply ignore this post and do not sign.

In my opinion, I think this could lead to at least a GA by section policy, still giving some level of seniority by credits.

Edit: Forgot to include the link.

https://csg.umich.edu/upetition/p/footballseating/

 

Also, I understand many of you don't agree, but I think all the negging is a little much. Its a relevant topic and many people are against GA as well.

OT: NFL Mock Draft

OT: NFL Mock Draft

Submitted by MGoVoldemort on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:17 AM

1. Kansas City: Luke Joeckel- Not a top overall prospect in my mind, but this draft is extremely watered down.

2. Jacksonville: Eric Fisher- Better than Joeckel, but will be held back from the first pcik because Joeckel played better competition. Jacksonville would be crazy not to take Fisher here.

3. Oakland: Dion Jordan- In typical Raiders fashion, they'll take the best athlete on the board regardless of position.

4. Philadelphia: Ziggy Ansah: I haven't heard a whole lot of buzz about Ansah and the Eagles, which probably means they want him badly. They need a pass rush desperately, and Ansah is the best this draft has to offer.

5. Arizona (Trade): Lane Johnson- The Cardinals need to keep the immobile Carson Palmer upright, and outside of the top two tackles, Johnson is the best tackle left. The Lions probably like Johnson, but not enough to pass up adding an extra 2nd round pick.

6. Cleveland: Dee Milliner- In the end, pairing Milliner with Haden is too attractive for the Browns to pass up.

7. Detroit: Chance Warmack: Detroit trades down, and gets what is likely the safest bet in this draft. Warmack is a mauler, and will do wonders keeping interior pressure off of Stafford, and open up the running game.

8. Buffalo: Ryan Nasib-Although I generally don't believe draft rumors the week of the draft, this one makes since. Marrone will go with a guy he trusts and knows, which you really can't blame him for.

9. New York Jets: Sharif Floyd may be a little overhyped right now, but if he's still there at 9 for the Jets they'll hurry to the podium.

10. Tennessee: Jonathan Cooper: This pick could go anywhere, but looking at their offeseason, they absolutely want to improve their lackluster running game the last couple years.

11. San Diego: DJ Fluker- Can't play Left Tackle, but he's still an intriguing guy. Absolutely nothign wrong with drafting a guy who can perform at a pro bowl level for a number of years in the top 15, even if he plays guard, right tackle or safety.

12. Miami: Barkevious Mingo-Great Value pick for the Dolphins, adding a guy who is strong in both the pass and the run.

13. New York Jets: Tavon Austin- The Jets really need to add some talent to their offense, and a guy who can do things with the ball when he gets it. Sanchez's arm is unreliable at best past 20 yards, so if they're indeed going with him, you need to surround him with guys who can get a lot of YAC yardage.

14. Carolina: Xavier Rhodes- Carolina must improve their secondary to have any chance of contending in their division. I give Rhodes a slight bump over Vaccaro, simply because corners are more valuable.

15. New Orleans: Cornellius Carradine- Big injury risk, but his upside is huge. The Saints need an overhaul on defense, and a defensive line that can put pressure on the QB, because their secondary is awful.

16. St. Louis: Sheldon Richardson- The Rams could go a number of directions with this pick. Their division has suddenly turned into a power run division with the 49ers and Seahawks both pounding the rock, so getting better up front is a must. Simply put, you draft to win your division, everything else is secondary.

17. Pittsburgh: Justin Hunter-Losing Wallace hurts, so they need to replace him with another guy who can stretch the field. This may be a little high, but Pittsburgh has never cared about taking the guy they want higher than he should go.

18. Dallas: Kenny Vaccaro-Win win for Dallas, they get the guy they wanted all along, and didn't have to trade up to do it.

19. New York Giants: Star Lotulelei-I think health concerns push him WAY down, where the Giants will be happy to scoop him up.

20. Chicago: Manti Te'o- At the end of the day, Manti Te'o is a damn good football player. That should overshadow any other of the myriad of concerns there are over Te'o.

21. Cincinnati: Deandre Hopkins- Would be a very nice compliment to AJ Green, and this is about where he should land.

22. St. Louis: John Cyprien- St. Louis can get a quality WR in the 2nd round. With that being said, Cyprien would be a great fit in a Jeff Fisher defense.

23. Minnesota: Jamar Taylor- Personally, I think Taylor will end up being one of the best players in this draft. Doesn't do anything spectactular, but does everything well. In a pass happy division, this is a great pickup for the Vikings.

24. Indianapolis: Desmond Trufaunt- Great Senior Bowl week. he has good measurables, and given the Colts needs and what's left on the board, this makes a lot of sense.

25. Minnesota: Sylvester Williams- The Vikings need to eventually think about replacing Kevin Williams. Williams is the best DT left on the board, and provides pretty good value for this pick. WR is also an option, but they can probably fulfill their needs later inthe draft.

26. Green Bay: Eddie Lacy- Green Bay has realized they need to get tougher on both sides of the ball. It isn't Green Bay's style to draft a RB this high, but they really like him, and they won't be able to get him in the 2nd round without trading up, and Green Bay doesn't trade up.

27. Houston: Tyler Eifert-Every draft there's just a scenarion in which a player and a team are a perfect fit for eachother. TE meet Houston, Houston meet TE.

Rest later, my client is here.