Kovacs nearing elite company in career tackles

Kovacs nearing elite company in career tackles

Submitted by dnak438 on October 1st, 2012 at 12:33 PM

According to the Michigan football twitter feed,

Elite Company: Jordan Kovacs needs 4 tackles against Purdue to become only the 15th player in Michigan history to record 300 career tackles.

The leaders (from the Michigan Football Statistic Archive):

  1. Jarrett Irons (1993-1996): 296 solo, 133 assisted
  2. Erick Anderson (1988-1991): 286 , 104 
  3. Sam Sword (1995-1998): 265 , 105 
  4. Ron Simpkins (1976-1979): 262, 153
  5. Steve Morrison (1990-1994): 220, 95
  6. Mike Boren (1980-1983): 212, 120
  7. Mike Mallory (1982-1985): 211, 110
  8. Paul Girgash (1979-1982): 206, 146
  9. Victor Hobson (1999-2002): 205, 72
  10. Calvin O'Neal (1974-1976): 180, 145

Kovacs is currently 15 with 171 solo, 125 assisted.

Michigan (Football) at Syracuse 1999 Highlights

Michigan (Football) at Syracuse 1999 Highlights

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on September 30th, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Finally got highlights of this game. I've been looking for it for years. Michigan made the return trip to syracuse for the home and home series. Michigan gets revenge in this game for what happened the year prior when Donovan McNabb came in and led the Orangemen 38-28.

For the full game, check out jcbakkar's channel. He also has some other cool videos like old Michigan Replay shows, Michigan basketball full games and more.

Share stories if you were at this game, or just thoughts on it in general.

 

Week Six Polls

Week Six Polls

Submitted by justingoblue on September 30th, 2012 at 3:52 PM

AP

  1. Alabama (60)
  2. Oregon
  3. FSU
  4. LSU
  5. Georgia
  6. South Carolina
  7. Kansas State
  8. West Virginia
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Florida
  11. Texas
  12. Ohio State
  13. USC
  14. Oregon State
  15. Clemson
  16. TCU
  17. Oklahoma
  18. Stanford
  19. Louisville
  20. Mississippi State
  21. Nebraska
  22. Rutgers
  23. Washington
  24. Northwestern
  25. UCLA

Dropped: Michigan State (20), Boise State (24), Baylor (25)

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 72, Boise State 53, Texas A&M 51, Michigan State 43, Texas Tech 39, Michigan 38, Louisiana Tech 37, Baylor 31, Ohio 30, Arizona State 15, Arizona 4, Miami (FL) 4, Iowa State 3, Tennessee 3

Coaches

  1. Alabama (57)
  2. Oregon
  3. LSU (1)
  4. FSU (1)
  5. Georgia
  6. South Carolina
  7. West Virginia
  8. Kansas State
  9. Texas
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Florida
  12. USC
  13. TCU
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Clemson
  16. Louisville
  17. Oregon State
  18. Stanford
  19. Mississippi State
  20. Nebraska
  21. Rutgers
  22. Northwestern
  23. Cincinnati
  24. Texas Tech
  25. Boise State

Dropped out: Michigan State (18), Oklahoma State (22), Wisconson (23), Baylor (24), Virginia Tech (25)

Others receiving votes: Washington 65, Texas A&M 61, UCLA 58, Louisiana Tech 56, Michigan State 45, Baylor 41, Arizona State 40, Miami (FL) 17, Michigan 11, Ohio 11, Louisiana-Monroe 8, Wisconsin 6, Purdue 6, San Jose State 4, Oklahoma State 3, Toledo 1, Tulsa 1, Virginia Tech 1

Who's most overrated? Underrated? Weirdest rise/drop?

For me, I'd take WVU or Georgia as most overrated, Northwestern most underrated (from a resume standpoint), and I don't have an opinion on weirdest move. I will say that I'm not sure why MSU deserves to be ahead of us, same for at least Boise, probably others.

Hope for Pahokee: Claim Your Reward

Hope for Pahokee: Claim Your Reward

Submitted by CRex on September 30th, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Since I know we had issues with this during the HTTV Kickstarter and people asked about this repeatedly during the Hope for Pahokee one...

If you purchased any kind of reward in the Hope for Pahokee Kickstarter you need to go complete your reward survey.  That survey was emailed out at 2 pm this afternoon (at least mine was).  The survey is to provide information about size, color, mailing address, etc for your reward.  Until you give Kickstarter this information, your reward won't ship.  So go check your email, whichever address you registered with kickstarter, and follow the directions to complete the reward.  The email comes from: [email protected] if you need to search for it.  

As a FYI, Odoms said he thinks everything will ship out by early Nov.  Remember he's not running a large organization and 999 are getting shipped t-shirts, hoodies, etc, so this could take awhile.  Plus he needs to get those gardens planted.  

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 9-30-12

Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: 9-30-12

Submitted by Ace on September 30th, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Not a whole lot going in the recruiting world over the past couple weeks, but there is a new addition to the big board: the "POINTS" column, which is simply the product of number of commits times star average. Hopefully this adds a little more clarity to the rankings; as you can see below, Michigan and Notre Dame are well ahead of the field and Ohio State has some separation from the pack at large. Then there's Minnesota. Never change, Gophers. Changes since the last rankings:

9-11-12: Indiana picks up Jordan Heiderman.
9-19-12: Penn State picks up Kasey Gaines.
9-20-12: Ohio State picks up Tyquan Lewis.
9-22-12: Indiana picks up Anthony Young.
9-23-12: Notre Dame picks up Torii Hunter Jr.
9-25-12: Penn State picks up Tanner Hartman.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg 24/7 Avg ESPN Avg Avg Avg^ POINTS
1 Michigan 23 3.61 3.87 3.74 3.70 3.73 85.75
2 Notre Dame 21 3.62 3.81 3.81 3.81 3.76 79.00
3 Ohio State 17 3.65 3.65 3.65 3.76 3.68 62.50
4 Illinois 18 2.89 2.78 2.56 3.06 2.82 50.75
5 Northwestern 17 2.88 2.94 2.88 3.06 2.94 50.00
6 Iowa 16 3.06 2.88 3.13 3.06 3.03 48.50
7 Nebraska 14 3.14 3.36 3.36 3.21 3.27 45.75
8 Wisconsin 14 3.14 3.00 3.00 3.21 3.09 43.25
9 Michigan State 13 3.00 3.08 3.00 3.23 3.11 40.50
10 Penn State 11 3.09 3.00 3.27 3.36 3.18 35.00
11 Purdue 11 2.91 2.45 2.55 2.82 2.68 29.50
12 Indiana 11 2.73 2.64 2.64 2.64 2.67 29.33
13 Minnesota 6 2.50 2.33 2.67 2.83 2.58 15.50

^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.

NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.

To eliminate any confusion about how the rankings are determined (to be honest, they used to be arbitrary), team order is determined by multiplying the number of commits by star average.

On to the full data after the jump.

Things we have learned from 5 weeks of football...

Things we have learned from 5 weeks of football...

Submitted by MGrether on September 29th, 2012 at 10:27 PM

- The B1G sucks this year and is a clear level beneath the SEC, Big 12 and PAC 12... but still above the MAC.

- There is no "clear cut" set of school who should be considered Elite top 10. We have an Elite 3-4... but after that it is a hot mess that seems to be shifting around more this year then I remember is years past. 

Other thoughts?

David Dawson invited to International Bowl

David Dawson invited to International Bowl

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on September 29th, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Per his twitter to play for Team USA. Last year I believe it was James Ross, Royce Jenkins-Stone and Terry Richardson played.

David Dawson @D3_MrUnderated_

I WAS JUST OFFICIALLY INVITED TO PLAY FOR #TEAMUSA IN THE INTERNATIONAL BOWL!! #BLESSED #FOCUSED