As Michigan fans stare at the almost inevitability of 7-5, lombasting the idiocy of GERG and the Angry Michigan BLANK Hating God, we do have things to be thankful for. There are reasons beyond "I/my Mom/my Dad went to Michigan" or "I live nearby" or "I like to be able to look at myself in the mirror" that makes us Michigan fans, and for that I would like to celebrate a few of the things that we as fans should be grateful for even during a time that has been well, trying, to say the least.
I am thankful for:
-Denard's smile (and his NCAA records)
-Les Miles for not taking the Michigan job
-ditto for Greg Schiano
-Wangler to Carter (no it never gets old)
-hockey season and the onmipresence of Red Berenson
-having the largest stadium in college sports
-being just good enough to keep Notre Dame as the largest disappointment year after year
-Lloyd Brady (no explanation necessary)
-having the best college football blog in the country to serve this fanbase
-Rich Rod's offense (yea I'm one of those crazy Rich Rod supporters)
What about you?
Some good news for you on American Thanksgiving. A positive follow up to a tragic story that hopefully will have a very happy ending.
Eric LeGrand is a Rutgers defensive tackle who was hit during a game against Army and paralyzed entirely from the neck down. Initially, he was diagnosed with a complete spinal cord injury and placed on a ventilator to help him breathe. Two days ago, the NYtimes is reporting that he has been "reclassified" (downgraded?) to an incomplete spinal cord injury and is breathing on his own, sans ventilator. Basically any improvement to his current condition is a good sign for hope of future rehabilitation.
"We want to thank everyone for all of the love and support for Eric, it has really been beneficial to his recovery," the LeGrand family said in a statement. "Please continue to keep Eric in your prayers."
So today we can also give thanks for that.
One of my favorite games of all times. I hope the ghost of Michigans past can help our boys get the upset this weekend! Go Blue!
CBS guys just said Tom Brady ordered a spread for his linemen last night from his favorite spot in Ann Arbor - Mr Spots. I've never been there - whats the scoop?
GO BLUE / CRUSH OSU!
My brother shot a round with Dennis this morning. Dennis mentioned that this Saturday during the Pre-Game Show for the Big Ten Network a feature will air on both he and Cornelius Green.
He's excited about The Game this weekend.
First off, I know we haven't fired anyone yet and personally, I can envision a scenario where Gerg stays on next year, but none of that is the point of this post.
I have a three part question for the board (it is a slow day so I figure it is a good time):
1) Who are the best DC's out there in the college football world (or perhaps even assistants that are in line for a promotion)?
2) Which of the best DC's do you think would be available (or I guess "take" would be the word I am after) the job at UM if offerred?
3) Who would want to see as our next DC?
To finish, please lets just keep this at hypothetical and not get into the "we need a new DC" or RR has to go....I would just like to know the opinions of my fellow UM fans as to who the best DC's are and whether they would want to jump on board.
It thanksgiving (at least for most of you on here) so lets just have a good natured discussion.
GO BLUE! Pound the bucks!
Not wanting to say anything about the topic of this article, but one line in particular NEEDS to be shown:
If RichRod's job is in trouble, we're not going to hear about it from random chatter; it'll be from one of about four or five respected sources (including but not limited to CBS, ESPN, the AP, and mgoblog), because those are the people who are going to have access to the highers-up that make that call.
Way to go Brian and all the other contributors! Good to see the blog getting the respect it deserves!