Enhanced viewing of Massachusetts Offensive UFR available (for now)

Enhanced viewing of Massachusetts Offensive UFR available (for now)

Submitted by WolverineBlue on September 19th, 2012 at 6:40 PM

The enhanced UFR viewer web app is now available for the UMass Offensive UFR. The launch page is here:

http://www.michiganufr.com

Video Notes: As always, the linked video clips are dependent on the fine work over at MGoVideo.com. Last weekend's game was on BTN, which  raises some issues. Thorin can probably address this better, but BTN tends to be aggressive in removing content from their broadcasts from YouTube. MGoVideo has two varieties of video for the UMass game. There is the customary "Every Snap" condensed video, but it is posted on Blip TV, not YouTube. This requires a different video player and while the viewer app can partially support this, there are currently no automatic video queing scripts that work with these other players (i.e. - the Watch Video button will not work). This is a theoretically solvable problem, but would require way more time than I can afford to devote to this at the present time.

So I have instead linked to the YouTube videos posted by MGoVideo. These are full replays (not condensed "every snap") which is fine; the video indexing will still work and will automatically switch between the first and second half videos. These were posted as unlisted videos on YouTube, but since they are up on MGoVideo, I assumed they were okay for me to reference. In the past, BTN videos on YouTube have had a habit of being removed and if Thorin prefers that I not reference them, I will unlink and use the Blip TV videos instead, with the accompanying limitations.

Shane Morris Out For Season?

Shane Morris Out For Season?

Submitted by Everyone Murders on September 19th, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Most of us knew that he was battling mono, but the reports were that he was playing through it (as he did against Brother Rice).  Today Kyle Meinke reports (via a Freep Article) that Shane Morris's coach is pessimistic regarding Morris's ability to play for the rest of his senior season.  Per his coach

“He won’t play this week," De La Salle coach Paul Verska told the Free Press, “and really, I’m not counting on him coming back the rest of the year."

Link: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2012/09/report_shane_morris_m…

Tough break for the future Wolverine, but assuming his bout with mono is as rough as most this seems like the right decision for his long-term health and career.  A tough break after he put so much effort into getting ready for the season and all the 7-on-7s.

Here's to hoping his coach is wrong, and Shane M. makes a speedier-than-expected recovery.

Magical night at the Big House

Magical night at the Big House

Submitted by robbyt003 on September 19th, 2012 at 1:24 PM

LINK

I'm sure you don't need anything extra to pump you up for the Mich/ND game this Saturday, but the link above is a pretty good read from ESPN.  Here are a couple quotes:

Brandon: One of the moving parts was the whole Michigan Football Legend ceremony and taking number 21 and putting a patch on it. Junior was going to run out of the locker room with the patch, and we're going to do the video to honor Desmond. I'm standing there and we're playing the video, and I look over at Desmond and there are tears running down his face. I walked to the sideline and the sun was setting and the lights were on and things were starting to twinkle in the stadium and every seat in that stadium was full.

 

Robinson: I was shocked. I was like, 'We just drove the ball with 30 seconds left.' That's when I jumped into Taylor [Lewan]'s hands and was like, 'Oh my God, this is crazy! This is one of the biggest games, craziest games I've ever played!'

 

Denard Robinson

Hope for Pahokee #Eating Kickstarter Daily Update - It's all gravy now (1 week to go)

Hope for Pahokee #Eating Kickstarter Daily Update - It's all gravy now (1 week to go)

Submitted by Butterfield on September 19th, 2012 at 11:38 AM

The Hope for Pahokee Kickstarter reached its funding goal of 35k yesterday afternoon and keeps climbing, at roughly 37.5k at the time of this post.  Just because it is funded doesn't mean you can't still contribute, though.  Any extra money will I'm sure be put to good use by Tae in his efforts to help his hometown.  You can contribute here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1021358459/hope-eating-from-garden-to-table-season-one?ref=live   

This will be the last of my daily updates.  I've been posting them for a week now and I would have to assume that pretty much everyone has had the chance to read them and learn about the charity and contribute in some way had they wanted.  The mods have been very kind to allow the promotion of the charity to this point but with the goal having been met, I didn't want to overstay my welcome, if you will.

I just wanted to close by saying how inspiring this last week has been for me personally.  I don't have any personal connection to Pahokee, #Eating, or Tae, but the opportunity to make a difference was hard to pass up.  I got goosebumps watching the donations accrue several times and yesterday, when the ticker moved to $35,010, the feeling I had was akin to the final seconds of a Michigan victory on the field (against a team other than UMass).  Watching the great teamwork and seeing firsthand the collective financial power of the MGoCommunity that helped a young man reach his goal has given me faith in the world, as trite as that may sound.  If you have helped in any way, be proud. 

God bless the University of Michigan.  Go Blue. 

Nebraska LB Zaire Anderson out for the season

Nebraska LB Zaire Anderson out for the season

Submitted by Leaders And Best on September 18th, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Nebraska LB Zaire Anderson tore his ACL and is out for the season. He was one of Nebraska's highly touted JUCOs and was supposed to fill the void at LB after Lavonte David graduated. This coupled with sudden departure of DT Chase Rome raises some question marks for the Huskers on defense.


http://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/life-in-the-red/anderson-out-for-the-season-with-knee-injury/article_1ba92374-01eb-11e2-b707-001a4bcf887a.html

Denard's stat line for ND predictions

Denard's stat line for ND predictions

Submitted by MikeCohodes on September 18th, 2012 at 8:51 PM

In 2010 Denard threw for 244 yards and 1 TD and rushed for 258 and 2 TDs.

In 2011 he threw for 338 yards and 4 TDs and rushed for 108 and 1 TD.

Like Michael Jordan playing the Knicks, something about Notre Dame brings out the best in Shoelace.  He clearly is the Irish's Kryptonite.

He now is in his 3rd year of starting and 2nd year in Borges' offense.  However, ND's defense appears to be better this year than in the past two years as well.  So, how will he do?

I think he's improved as a passer to the point that he will surpass 2011's throwing totals, racking up 350 in the air and 5 TDs passing (and he's going to have a far better completion percentage than last year's game), and I think he's going to bust at least one long run allowing him to break 125 on the ground and pick up another rushing TD.

Am I crazy? Over exuberant? Or is this going to be Denard's best game yet in a career of wow moments and it will put him back into the Heisman conversation?

Oh and it was also mentioned on the board it's his birthday Saturday.  Not sure if that will have an effect on his performance or not, but maybe it'll help the team to perform so they can give him a birthday win.

EDIT: I forgot to mention this is my first forum topic that I've started so also I'd appreciate any suggestions for improving these in the future or any feedback to improve my writing as well, thanks!