REMINDER VOTE: HOKE FOR COACH OF THE YEAR!

REMINDER VOTE: HOKE FOR COACH OF THE YEAR!

Submitted by Leaders And Best on December 10th, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Reminder to vote for Brady Hoke for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. Fan voting counts for 20% of the selection process so your vote makes a difference. You can vote once a day, and voting ends on Dec. 22nd.  Added bonus: the winner receives $50,000 towards a charity of his choice and $20,000 towards the school's alumni association.

http://www.coachoftheyear.com/Vote.aspx

Coach Hoke is currently in 2nd place trailing KSU's Snyder by 9,000 votes.

Zettel on the Radar?

Zettel on the Radar?

Submitted by Webber's Pimp on December 10th, 2011 at 11:51 AM

I'd welcome him with open arms...

http://www.mlive.com/sports/bay-city/index.ssf/2011/12/anthony_zettels_…

Fwiw, the article is based on conjecture, rumor, and speculation. I'm hoping we can file this one under the "where there is smoke, there is fire" category.

Here's the intra-conference transfer rule.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/60254332/Intraconference-Transfer-Rule

Help! I'm Having CFB Withdrawal symptoms.

Help! I'm Having CFB Withdrawal symptoms.

Submitted by M-Dog on December 10th, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Help!  I'm Having Withdrawal symptoms.  I can't believe that my CFB Saturday's are OVAH.

No meaningful games to look forward to at 12:00, 3:30, 8:00, 11:30.  I would have thought that they would at least have Game Day to talk about the Hiesman, Bowl Games, Army/Navy, whatever.

Nothing.

I guess I'll just watch the Michigan - Ohio State game again.  I might even have to do some chores that have backed up over the last 12 weeks.     

 

Mgo Heisman

Mgo Heisman

Submitted by chris1709 on December 10th, 2011 at 10:51 AM

With the Heisman being presented today, I thought it would be cool to see who the people on this blog would give the award to. The finalists are Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Monte Ball, Tyrann Mathieu, Trent Richardson.

If you would like to participate leave a comment with your top 3 and I will count up the votes before the presentation ceremony tonight.

My ballot:

1. Trent Richardson

2. Robert Griffin III

3. Andrew Luck

 

results:

Robert Griffin III  -  143

Monte Ball   -  83

Tyrann Mathieu  -  41

Andrew Luck  -  38

Trent Richardson  -  22

OT- Sumlin to Texas A&M

OT- Sumlin to Texas A&M

Submitted by weasel3216 on December 10th, 2011 at 10:10 AM

ESPN has a report out that Kevin Sumlin has accepted a contract at Texas A&M.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7337943/texas-aggies-hire-houston-cougar-kevin-sumlin-source-says

If true, a good hire for Texas A&M, should be interesting to see his offense play against some real defenses in the SEC.

Have We Ever Done A MgoPregame Party?

Have We Ever Done A MgoPregame Party?

Submitted by mGrowOld on December 10th, 2011 at 8:46 AM

 

"Hello - my name is MGrowold"

The wife and I are heading down to Naarlans for the game without our normal tailgate/seating buddies.  I've been there a few times pre-Katrina and know that partying in the city is an absolute  blast so I'm not worried about finding things to do.  And, thanks to fellow boarder Jlvanals I now have an up-to-date and excellent list of recommended places to eat and more importantly...drink.

But I got to thinking who else was going down and have we ever had an MgoPregame party somewhere?  This is Michigan's first significant Bowl Game in the MgoBlog era and I would image  one that will be robustly attended by people as fanatical about Michigan football as we are.  Has such a thing ever been attempted before and if so, how did it go?

What do you guys think about trying to put something like that together?  I think it would be cool as hell to have a drink or two with my fellow MGobloggers pre-Sugar Bowl at one of the bars suggested by Jlvanals maybe Monday late afternoon or evening.  Oh, and yes I know about the University sanctioned tailgate party.  Great place for kids and people even older than I am but pretty quiet generally (at least the one pre Rose Bowl 2004 was) and I guessing this group is a bit more "enthusiastic" shall we say.  

Anybody interested in trying to put something like this together?

Jim Mora new UCLA HC

Jim Mora new UCLA HC

Submitted by Noleverine on December 10th, 2011 at 6:51 AM

Looks like Jim Mora will be coaching UCLA, according to rumors on ESPN.com.

Jim L. Mora will be named football coach at UCLA Saturday, a source close to the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com. Mora, the former coach of the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons, is currently an analyst for the NFL network. He replaces Rick Neuheisel, who was fired after going 21-29 during his four years with the Bruins.

 http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/ncf/story/_/id/7337808/ucla-bruins-hire-jim-l-mora-coach-football

 

According to the article, it will be officially announced sometime today.

 

EDIT: Realizing this may cause some confusion, I'd like to clarify.  It's the younger Jim Mora

Not the older

Taylor Lewan's Development

Taylor Lewan's Development

Submitted by maizedandconfused on December 9th, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Just wanted to comment on Taylor Lewan...

From last years moments like http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/what-did-taylor-lewan-do and http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/a-kicking-nightmare-taylor-lewans-interesting-first-half-and-injuries-for-michigan-football/ which made me all..

To this year... I'm having trouble remembering a single penalty (I know he got at least one.. but dang.) Then I was watching the Ohio GlorioussmashingSuckiteverysinglebuckeyefan-
illplaythevictorseveninthebathroom Highlights and saw this... (Go to 6:37)

 

Taylor Lewan has progressed from a high ceiling prospect to a team leader all very quietly. So damn proud of him and all my wolverines.

Selling 2 pairs Sugar Bowl tix

Selling 2 pairs Sugar Bowl tix

Submitted by silverslugger on December 9th, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Mgobloggers, 

I'm Trying to sell 2 pairs of tickets to the Sugar Bowl. One pair is Premium Terrace (it was suppose to be endzone mezzanine, but UM oversold) and the other pair is Plaza Level. 

The location won't be available until December 14th at 8:30AM according to the UM ticket office. 

E-mail me if you're interested [email protected]