OT: NCAA Fantasy Football

OT: NCAA Fantasy Football

Submitted by meechiganroses on August 9th, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Putting out an APB for person(s) interested in joining a starter NCAA fantasy football league at www.u-sports.com  I've never used the site before, but it looks better than what CBS and ESPN are putting out.  Registration is easy, and they haven't sent me any emails or junk. The league so far: 

2QBs, 2RBs, 2WR, 1TE, 1K, 2DEF with bench spots available.  Scoring is pretty standard with some small changes.  Like I said this is a starter league and is competitive, but not AREYOUSERIOUSCHRISJOHNSON serious.  We would do a live online draft--I'll set that up.  Right now it looks like I'd need 7 people.  

If you're interested, I'll email invites shortly.  Questions, and details to follow if there is interest.



**EDIT: If you're interested and haven't received an email, please let me know.  I don't think I've missed anyone.

Michigan #1 for Jordan Payton

Michigan #1 for Jordan Payton

Submitted by althegreat23 on August 9th, 2011 at 6:54 PM

This was posted as a comment in another thread but I thought this deserved its own thread. There's also an paywall article on The Wolverine:


Hopefully sometime shortly after the Notre Dame (or sooner) we'll be posting a "Hello: Jordan Payton" thread.

Martavious Odoms wearing a cast

Martavious Odoms wearing a cast

Submitted by wresler120 on August 9th, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Michigan senior wide receiver Martavious Odoms was seen practicing Tuesday with a cast on his left forearm.

Odoms, a projected starter at wideout who also returns kicks, was seen with a large, white cast, although he still was running sets with what appeared to be the first offense.

There has been no word on the specifics of Odoms’ injury, although coach Brady Hoke said Monday his team was “pretty doggone healthy” entering camp.


Hopefully theres not an issue here



Q: Denard's Arm Motion when releasing the football?

Q: Denard's Arm Motion when releasing the football?

Submitted by MGrether on August 9th, 2011 at 5:01 PM


***Apologies for the Scary Title. No Harm Intended***

Question to those who have coached or know more of the mechanical side of the sport: how does Denard's release in the day 26 video (at the end) compare to what we saw from him last year? I know you can only take so much from one play... but last year it seemed that ALL of his passes were lasers of various distances, while that pass had significant arch to it.

Curious to hear from those who know

I didn't "Get It"

I didn't "Get It"

Submitted by New Carr on August 9th, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I was a huge supporter of RR as I had grown tired of stale Lloyd ball run left strategy. 

I thought the hiring of Hoke was a huge mistake, and he was MAC level.

I believed in the spread and speed and neglected the importance of the trenches.

I was cynical about the "Michigan Man", "The Rivalry", and the goal being to win the Big 10.

I believed the goal should be a national title run every 2-3 years.

I didn't get it.  Now I do.  Hoke's love and passion for the university has won me over.  I don't want to knight him just yet before even coaching a game, but the energy around the program is insane.  If these guys can coach half as well as they recruit, we are in great shape for years to come.  And given Mattison and Borges's track records we seem to be in good hands.

I get it now....Our opinions don't mean shit.  I was so absolutely wrong about Michigan football over the past 5 years.  Was it time for Lloyd to go...sure, but clearly the Frankenstein experiment was not the answer.

It seems the football god's may favor us now...OSU getting what they deserve (maybe, if NCAA doesnt totally puss out), Hoke poops gold, karmic justice for the past 5+ years...(RR, Appy State, the Vest).  But it seems like the cycle is turning back in our favor.

In conclusion, I have never been so wrong about something that I love so much.  Not that I had any control over the direction of the program with my opinions, but I will try to sit back and watch and enjoy how this plays out over the next 5+ years.




Jordan Payton top 2

Jordan Payton top 2

Submitted by Gobluegr on August 8th, 2011 at 11:39 PM
There have been rumors on this board about Michigan being in Jordan Payton's top group, and now it is official. In a recent interview with LA Daily News, Payton said this about how his recruitment is going "Right now I'm going through the process ... my top two schools are Cal and Michigan, those are the two schools I'm really interested in right now." Here is the link to the(relatively short) article: http://bayarea.sbnation.com/2011/8/8/2352150/jordan-payton-california-g…