I know this has been addressed ad nauseam, but I thought this was a very good overview with breath and depth that I've not read before while being easy to read and concise.
With the lingering domestic issues on many campuses I thought it still worthwhile to post.
...days until Michigan unleashes it '97 level defense on Hawaii.
Which means we are...
...Saturdays away from football!!!
It's a slow Friday night but it is always great to know we have Harbaugh! Looks like the 49ers are not favored at all this season. Harbaugh and more Harbaugh.
September can't get her fast enough! Go Blue!
Thought this was a good, fair piece that shed light on the positives and negatives of the camps.
The short of it:
There was some real teaching being done by the Michigan coach and his staff, no doubt. That was cool. Harbaugh was energized and plugged in. I can see the allure.
Now for the downside.
A big-time lineman who plays for a high school in the Atlanta area was under a water tent on the sidelines, dressed in blue jeans. He told me he was there to watch his cousin. He was not registered for the camp. I confirmed that with him.
"Hey, warm me up," Harbaugh said as he threw his arm around the lineman's waist under the tent. It was already plenty warm. The lineman is 6-foot-5, 290 pounds. We are talking about a serious prospect.
The lineman's mom was sitting on a chair close by. Harbaugh took a picture with her.
Harbaugh's contact with the lineman was an NCAA violation. These camps are supposed to be about "instruction," not "recruiting," and a coach cannot talk to a prospect who just shows up and is not registered for the camp.
I was actually there for a little while yesterday and saw the kid the article mentions and the photo Harbaugh took with his mom, so the author really isn't making it up.
The violation itself is of course minor, but does give some credence to those who have warned of "unintended consequences" of the camps. There's just so much going on so quickly that the chances of things like this happening are pretty high. You don't need me to tell you that though, as I am sure every SEC outlet will be shouting this from the rooftops soon enough.
warning - if you do not watch Game of Thrones and are into it to the extent that you've discovered the Cleganbowl theory, none of thise will make sense.
Apparently the origin of Cleganbowl was derived from 'The Harbowl' when Jim faced his brother - http://www.businessinsider.com/game-of-thrones-cleganebowl-fan-theory-2015-5
People have been converting non-believers to the Cleganbowl Faith on r/Cleganbowl ever since - https://www.reddit.com/r/cleganebowl/
amazing GET HYPED video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTjBVsKbHQQ
One last thing to CONFIRM though - does Jim watch Game of Thrones? Does he know the connection?
getting a head start on it - JIM KNOWS, 100% FUCKING CONFIRMED.
I saw that it was national donut day in the Friday posbang thread, but didn't see this gif from the Michigan football facebook page. Does anybody recognize this player? (will post below if embed doesn't work)
I actually owe this to Tony Gerdeman at The OZone, who is a Buckeye but a pretty good guy. He shared this on Twitter. He thinks it's ridiculous and creepy as well.
A "Dr. G. Jack Brown", graduate of Ohio University and current Las Vegas resident, retains a pretty active LinkedIn profile, regularly posting short blog type items on "Body Language Communications". According to him, Harbaugh is likely to "...lose his temper in a highly significant manner" sometime soon.
He goes on to say that Michigan clearly did not vet him well - anyone should know that people with wide open eyes are evidently dangerous, violent psychotics.... apparently.
As an Opthamologist from the highly esteemed OHIO University, he would know all about this.
And this isn't the only time - he has five or six posts about Jim Harbaugh on there! I'm seriously doubting Harbaugh has any issues - but I'm kinda worried about this guy and his OCD. Does anyone know him? Does he have his apartment wallpapered in Harbaugh photos?
ED-S: Ran this by the psychologist wife. Needless to say, you can't diagnose personality disorders from a distance, and the guy doing so appears to be a grade a quack. looking for clicks or to do personal harm against a football coach he doesn't like. She especially noted you can't get diagnoses off of sports for the same reason you don't judge a personality disorder by what a person does in battle.
I'm on a mission to see a Michigan game in every B1G Ten Stadium. This year I will be hitting Iowa. In previous years, I've used Stub Hub. Do any of you have recommendations for the best way to buy tickets to away games?
As I will be traveling, I will not risk scalpers right before the game. I want ticket in hand before boarding the plane/making the road trip.