Gator Bowl to be officiated by the BE

Gator Bowl to be officiated by the BE

Submitted by Distik on December 15th, 2010 at 7:59 PM

The Gator Bowl will be officiated by the Big East, no names of officials have been released.

Also, The BCS National Championship Game will be officiated by the Big 10.

 

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2010/12/big_ten_will_officiate_bcs_cha.html

 

Breakdown of which Conference will officiate each bowl game.

Dee Hart & Ray Drew POY Finalists

Dee Hart & Ray Drew POY Finalists

Submitted by sULLY on December 15th, 2010 at 3:04 PM

On thewolverine.com main page is an article highlighting Dee Hart and Ray Drew as Army Allmerican POY finalists.  It's a pretty cool opportunity for these kids to see New York and get to meet former Heisman winners.  One thing in particular caught my attention, which was a quote by Ray Drew (who we were recruiting at one time).

New York may not have wanted to see Drew leave, either. At one point during his trip, Drew witnessed a man digging through the trash. Drew asked him if he was hungry, to which the man replied yes. So Drew took him inside a sandwich shop and bought him a sub and chips.

"I couldn't just pass him by. He was a human being who was digging through trash for his dinner," Drew said. "He just wanted to eat so I was happy to help him. I might be broke if I lived here because I'd want to help them all."

(Not paywalled)

What a tremendous young man.  It's too bad that Michigan couldn't get him because he is a great talent and from the sounds of it, a high character kid as well.  He will make one program proud in the future.

CC: Does Harbaugh's inaction tell us something?

CC: Does Harbaugh's inaction tell us something?

Submitted by Dan Man on December 15th, 2010 at 2:30 PM

[Opening note - I hate having to defend CC talk, but here goes: if you didn't want to hear CC talk, then why click on a link marked "CC"?]

About a week and a half ago, Stanford offerred to sweeten Harbaugh's contract at Stanford, solely for the purpose of keeping him there.  Nothing has yet been signed.  It seems to me that, if Harbaugh truly wanted to stay there, he would try to sign something pretty quickly or at least make some kind of statement to quash all the "Harbaugh to Michigan" rumors, which are surely hurting his recruiting at Stanford.

To me this is evidence that Harbaugh is coming, mostly because I doubt that he would leave Stanford hanging just to wring a few more bucks out of them or if he didn't have strong feeling that the Michigan job could be his.  Of course, this is just speculation like everything else, but I haven't seen this angle discussed here.  Any thoughts?

Gator Bowl Now the Progressive Gator Bowl

Gator Bowl Now the Progressive Gator Bowl

Submitted by MGoShoe on December 15th, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Get ready for a New Year's Day heaping helping of Flo as the Gator Bowl has signed on Progressive Insurance as its title sponsor.

Progressive Insurance said it has signed a one-year deal to become the new title sponsor of the Gator Bowl, beginning with the Jan. 1, 2011 game. The pact has a three-year option. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Mayfield Village, Ohio-based company is expected to support with national TV and local marketing, including spots featuring its always-happy-to-help sales clerk Flo (played by actress Stephanie Courtney).

According to Progressive CMO Jeff Charney, "The Gator Bowl is a fan favorite. And, this year is all about settling the SEC and Big Ten Conference superiority contest.  We're glad to be a part of it and proud to sponsor the game on behalf of our more than 25,000 employees, our more than 30,000 independent agents and the nearly 12 million people who choose Progressive."

A Little Positive Tidbit for RR

A Little Positive Tidbit for RR

Submitted by Ziff72 on December 15th, 2010 at 1:59 PM

I found this quote in an Insider story on ESPN from Bruce Feldman.   It's the story of former 5 star RB Jason Gwaltney who originally signed with Rich at WVU.  The story follows the usual downfall of a 5 star.....came in cocky, got hurt, lost his job, got down, got in trouble, got kicked out(not sure if he got kicked out or left).  This isn't a revelation or anything, but this would be the perfect kinda guy to take a jab at his former coach and blame him for some of his problems instead he said this..

If he could do it all over again, he said he should've redshirted, so he could've matured. But he can't change that or any of the other decisions he's made. He says he did learn how to practice full-speed from his days at WVU. "They chiseled that into my brain," he said. "Coach (Rich) Rodriguez instilled something in me. I still owe that man a lot."

Like I said not earth shattering, but it is nice to hear somebody say something nice about Michigan or it's coaches after the last couple of years.

 

Tre Moore Safety Prospect

Tre Moore Safety Prospect

Submitted by jbibiza on December 15th, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Listed as a 3 star corner on Scout but watching his junior film (Scouting Ohio) he looks like an excellent free safety prospect.  From the same H.S. as the Talbott brothers (Huber Hts., Wayne) with only MAC offers so far but Scout showed him on the front page so perhaps we are interested. With Avery off to Berkley and Lyons somewhat of a long shot I could see going after this kid because we need FS help/depth.