I had a guided tour of the big house and locker rooms last week and I was surprised to see that the official replay booth had 4 small rather outdated 24 inch (at most) computer monitors and one old small flat screen TV (at most 40 inches). I guess this explains why the reviews take forever and are of such questionable quality. For some reason I expected giant screens with 4k ultra HD. Considering the amount of money that changes hands based on their decisions I was shocked at how low-tech it was.
...days until Braylon Edwards (the knucklehead he became who cannot keep his mouth shut, though he is still my favorite Michigan player) sees the force that a Harbaugh-led Michigan team has become in year two.
So, one of the more frustrating adventures for UM fans last year was the random and seemingly one-sided targeting calls, and/or non-calls. We seemed to be on the wrong side of virtually every targeting call. The fact that they all get thoroughly reviewed, supposedly under some common microscope, only heightened our frustrations! A question for the board: How does college football improve this process?
Four-star Willie Gay of Starkville, MS, is the No. 5 LB in the country and a consensus top-100 player overall. He went to our camp in Mississippi and he loves the love we're showing him. Update from Allen Trieu:
“First off, for (Coach Harbaugh) to come all the way down here and watch us, it means a lot to us Mississippi players to show us he’s for all-over-the-country recruiting."
Like many of you, I expect that we will be undefeated and ranked in the top 4 when we meet OSU on November 26th. However, we do play several teams that should be pretty good, at least on paper. CFB being what it is, upsets do happen and I suppose that it's possible that we lose a game this season.
There were a lot of changes in the Big 10 during the off-season. New coaches at Maryland, Rutgers, and our biggest rival, Illinois.
Is there a game on the schedule that worries you, and if so, why?
Thought this was a little odd considering Rivals released an article in which he was quoted as saying it was a good possiblility that he attend Michigan.Of course we still could get into that top ten or get a visit because Harbaugh. But thought it was a good example of crootin'
EDIT: Since I am seeing a lot of comments about how Rivals sucks I just wanted to say that was not my intention with this post. Just to show what recruiting has become...'crootin.
...days until Glen Steele is reminded again why he chose to play for Michigan. Speaking of being reminded, seeing that picture reminds me how much I don't miss having a grass field.
SI's Brian Hamilton put together a piece that would be considered a fluff piece, but for the accuracy of the B1G player selected. Their take on the impact coach is interesting too - although we know the QB Whisperer resides in Ann Arbor.
Nearly zero meaningful content? Probably. But Peppers, man. Peppers.
Big Ten Player: Jabrill Peppers, LB/S/All-purpose, Michigan. The winner of the Big Ten East will again be favored in the league championship game and thus be a favorite for a playoff invite. Peppers could be the uncommon player who will be deployed in such a fashion to make game-changing impacts singlehandedly. He has enough talent to do exactly that.
Coach: Brad Salem, quarterbacks coach, Michigan State. The Spartans have depth at running back, enough returning experience on the offensive line and a ton of potential to be exceptional on defense. What they don’t have is a starting quarterback who won 34 career games, as Connor Cook did. The toughest road game is Week 3 at Notre Dame. Michigan State’s schedule, which also includes matchups with Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin, could eat a bad quarterback alive. But if there’s a prepared, solid option available, suddenly the tenor of a playoff pursuit changes.
A CBS national writer is putting together Mt. Rushmores for lots of programs. Today's? Michigan!
I'd love to have heard his rationale for leaving Yost off, but it's nice write ups on the 4 he chose. The videos are worth the click themselves http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/michigan-footballs-mount-rushmore-how-do-you-limit-it-to-four