Is Desmond Howard lurking on MGOBLOG

Is Desmond Howard lurking on MGOBLOG

Submitted by Hugh Jass on August 7th, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Occaisionally I will catch ESPN "College Football Live" and always enjoy listening to Michigan great Desmond Howard.  Virtually everytime he speaks it seems he says what has been discussed recently here at MGOBLOG.  I have no doubt that he is a reader of the blog because - let's be honest we are the smartest and most insightful football guru's on the planet.     With that said I wonder if he has a secret identity here on the blog and regularly contributes commentary without us knowing we are blogging with a legend.  My question is "Which one of you is secretly Desmond?".........

UM #1 in B1G Merch Sales

UM #1 in B1G Merch Sales

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on August 7th, 2012 at 2:19 PM

In a story about PSU remaining relevant in merchandise sales was this nugget

 

Despite the negativity associated with the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, Penn State still generated more royalties last school year than any other Big Ten school except for Michigan.

This also surprised me:

As of last season, Penn State was the third most popular football team in the country, according to an ESPN Sports Poll. More than five percent of the country considered themselves Ohio State fans (5.2 percent), 4.1 percent said they supported Notre Dame and 3.8 percent said they rooted for the Nittany Lions.

 

Link: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8243778/penn-state-nittany-lions-royalty-merchandise-numbers-surprise

Darboh looking good in practice

Darboh looking good in practice

Submitted by MilkSteak on August 7th, 2012 at 1:29 PM

AnnArbor.com reports Amara Darboh is looking good in his first few practices as a Wolverine.

Featuring quotes from Roy Roundtree such as:

 

"He's really fast and strong. Amara, he just showed out today. I feel like he's really being comfortable. I told him, 'It's football, man. It's just a faster pace.' And he did it."

And:

"I quizzed him last night to make sure he was on his Ps and Qs. He asks a lot of questions, but he did a great job.His head is spinnin', just like all the other freshman. Asking questions. But he's a great kid."

Illini first B1G to snag a PSU transfer

Illini first B1G to snag a PSU transfer

Submitted by BlueinTC on August 7th, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Nowicki, OL, is from Chicago so it makes sense to go to in-state school, but so much for BIG coaches poaching current players.  I think Beckman mentioned he wouldn't hesitate to take a PSU player, but does this open the door for other BIG coaches or is this it?  Do you think Beckman called O'Brien?

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/06/nowicki-continues-p…

 

 

Edit:  I guess he came from AZ but spent early years in Chicago, so technically not in-state.

FYI: LivingSocial Deal - $79 for SRO to Bama/UM

FYI: LivingSocial Deal - $79 for SRO to Bama/UM

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on August 7th, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Includes food!

Per the Deal's website:

Exclusively for LivingSocial customers for a limited time, pay $79 for a Cowboys Classic Spirit Pass, which includes a standing room-only ticket to the game, along with a voucher good for one hot dog, one bag of chips, and a soda or water (Be sure to grab your tickets fast -- price is subject to change).

Link here

Disclaimer: I do not work for this company.

VIDEO: First Practice (on-field chippiness, presser bites, player interviews and OMG NEW PRACTICE JERSEYS)

VIDEO: First Practice (on-field chippiness, presser bites, player interviews and OMG NEW PRACTICE JERSEYS)

Submitted by Thorin on August 7th, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Interviews with Denard and Kovacs as well as practice footage that shows Devin at QB twice and everyone who isn't Devin or Darboh catching a pass.