OT: Harbaugh's energy, intensity, and must win attitude...

OT: Harbaugh's energy, intensity, and must win attitude...

Submitted by Knappster on December 29th, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Great article on the former UM QB and now Stanford coach.  It basically talks about how competitive he is and has always been.  Good stuff.

http://www.mercurynews.com/orange-bowl/ci_16968020?nclick_check=1

Valero Alamo Bowl Open Thread

Valero Alamo Bowl Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on December 29th, 2010 at 8:16 PM
Because today's bowl games are sucking my will to live, they're so bad, and I'm ready to move on and hope the Big 12 just stops sucking (way to ruin the bowl season B12 - 2...wonder if ESPN is going to rail on them like they always do the B10 + 2 when we struggle). Plus, people at the team hotel have already been warned not to go to the local grocery store because the area is shady. It's cold, and it makes a Detroit Super Bowl look good. Trading the Gator for the Alamo (ahhhh, San Antonio) overall win or fail for Delany and the Big Ten? (hey, anything to stop thinking about this lousy Texas Bowl).

Crawford thinking different UM?

Crawford thinking different UM?

Submitted by Talcelm on December 29th, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Sorry if this is old news, please be gentle as my first blog post as well, but I didnt see anything on this yet and might have another casualty of the CC mess. Dallas Crawford is getting the HARD push from Miami, his childhood dream school, and he has scheduled a Jan visit according to sources on a few Canes sites. I'll link the article, but im sure it'ts behind a pay wall....its my GF who is the live and die Canes fan. Let's hope that we can keep a few south Florida recruits throughout this turmoil!! GO BLUE!!

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=13&f=2926&t=6947878

Miss State QB to honor fallen teammate in Gator Bowl

Miss State QB to honor fallen teammate in Gator Bowl

Submitted by InRodWeTrust333 on December 29th, 2010 at 7:20 PM

As much as we all dislike MSU this week, this is a nice story. As most of you know, the team lost their defensive end Nick Bell to cancer earlier this year. To honor his teammate, Chris Relf will being wearing his #36 jersey during their game against Michigan.

http://college-football.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/24156338/26715621

MSU: Best team ever?

MSU: Best team ever?

Submitted by Bixler on December 29th, 2010 at 5:38 PM

MSU did something this year that they have only done two other times, that is to achieve double digit wins in a season.  Previously they won 10 games in 1999 and in 1965.  Having won 11 games this season and with the potential, although slim, to win a 12th game, is this the best team that Sparty has fielded in their history?

I am actually surprised that they have now done this only three times.  I thought with their long history, they would have done it more often.  Guess this is a testament to their mediocrity over much of the past 100 years.  As a comparison, Michigan has achieved double digit wins 25 times!  Guess that is why we are the Leaders and Best!  Go Blue!

tOSU Apologies from yesterday...

tOSU Apologies from yesterday...

Submitted by Michiganguy19 on December 29th, 2010 at 4:34 PM

A few thoughts on the apologies that DeVier Posey and TP gave yesterday and ESPN played heavily...

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5963734

1. It could not have been more annoying during DeVier's comments that he kept referring to "the ohio state university" - really took away from his apology and sounded conceited to me and someone should have coached him to avoid saying it (Buckeye Nation references, ESPN counted 9, where also annoying, but not as bad).

2.  As for TP, how weird was it when he described OSU as "the greatest university in the nation"... he said it in complete apathetic monotone, clearly he barely meant it and it made it more obvious that the only thing he is sorry about is that he is getting punished. I gave the same apologies all the time when I was eight years old. 

3. I was completely disappointed that TP refrained from saying something obviously stupid. He usually puts his foot in his mouth, so this must have been a coached apology. Yet, in the ESPN article OSU spokesman Shelly Poe told the AP that she did not know if it was part of their punishment or if they were compelled by coaches to do the press conference. Seems like this was decently organized and she didn't check her email/missed the memo.

4. TP may be apologizing, but on 12/22 at around 9pm he was tweeting "I paid for my tattos. Go Bucks." You would think he would be well aware that this punishment and stuff was coming down the line the next day and that he wouldn't need to tweet anything about a minor infraction like the Tattoos. His twitter account has as many deleted posts as saved posts.  http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Yes-Ohio-State-is-probing-the-NCAA-s-first-tatt?urn=ncaaf-299540

Do you want T. Pryor to go pro?

Do you want T. Pryor to go pro?

Submitted by StephenRKass on December 29th, 2010 at 2:39 PM

While in Cleveland over Christmas, it was interesting to get the feeling of several tOSU fans on (edit) the tattoo/memorabilia fiasco. I certainly couldn't speak for all OSU fans, but there was consensus that Pryor was a bust, and that they would just assume he move on to the NFL now, rather than come back. From the perspective of these fans, the other guys could go too.

What about Michigan fans? What is best for Michigan in this whole debacle? I suppose it would help our chances at winning next year if they all left.

Also, it now is at the point where tOSU fans are ready for Michigan to become competitive again. They complained about the stands being less than packed and less than enthused for the Big Game last month. I have to say, I was offered a ticket to the game at face value, and I passed.