2016 Captains - Who Do You Have?

2016 Captains - Who Do You Have?

Submitted by Perkis-Size Me on June 11th, 2016 at 7:11 PM
Let's face it: none of us can take it waiting the agonizing 84 more days until kickoff on Sept. 3rd. So in an effort to pass the time in the barren wasteland that is the offseason, who do you have pegged as your captains for 2016? Do you think we keep with one player on offense, one from defense? I'm going with Chesson and Peppers. Sure, Peppers isn't a senior, but he seems to be molding into the vocal leader with the confidence and swagger that this team so desperately needed for the past decade. But who do you have?

OT: Iowa Hawkeye's star player is sweeping the shed

OT: Iowa Hawkeye's star player is sweeping the shed

Submitted by Kewaga. on June 11th, 2016 at 12:12 PM

 

An interesting article* on Iowa's attempt to build and propagate a winning culture and it sounds like they are on the right track.  

Good for them, it would be nice for Iowa to step up in the B1G West.  I for one have always appreciated their blue collar work ethic and wish then all the best this season (save the one/two game(s) that I shall be in attendace). 

 

Pass the Ball

Sweep the Sheds

Keep a Blue Head

Be a Good Ancestor

 

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/college/iowa/chad-leistik…

 

 

*  [Edit at 2:15pm:  What makes it interesting is that it's based on a book that all of the players are required to read.

Though the 207-page book, authored by James Kerr, details years of principles instilled by the world’s most successful rugby team, the All Blacks of New Zealand, it speaks profoundly to the current state of Hawkeye football.]

 

 

New offer: 2018 QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson

New offer: 2018 QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson

Submitted by Magnus on June 10th, 2016 at 8:29 PM

Michigan offered 2018 Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson. This is potentially significant because his mom is a Michigan alum. Also, he's a 247 Sports 4-star, the #4 dual-threat QB, and #72 overall in the class. Right now he's a backup to 2017 QB Tate Martell - who started a recent fuss when he decommitted from TAMU - so he hasn't had a full-blown opportunity to show his stuff, but Michigan State, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah have all already offered, too. He's visiting for the Aerial Assault QB Camp in a week and a half.

Rashan Gary recruiting the entire ESPN150 for 2017

Rashan Gary recruiting the entire ESPN150 for 2017

Submitted by The Mad Hatter on June 10th, 2016 at 12:11 PM

A few quotes from the article.

"The whole nation, I'm trying to get everybody on Michigan," Gary said this week at Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey. "I want (Michigan to be a place where people) talk about it as a school that can go to the national championship every year. That's what I want. So I'm recruiting the best of the best."

"To be honest, I'm contacting the whole ESPN150 for 2017," said Gary, the top-ranked recruit in 2016. "I will be in your DMs.

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2016/06/rashan_gary_says_hes_still_rec.html#incart_river_home_pop

Kelly says of UM - ND "We're going to make it happen"

Kelly says of UM - ND "We're going to make it happen"

Submitted by BlueCube on June 10th, 2016 at 7:23 AM

Link

 

He offered this as a time frame:

“We want to do it as soon as we can,” Kelly told the South Bend Tribune. “We’ve got Michigan State home-and-home the next two years (2016-17), and then we’re hoping to. We want to get in on the schedule as quickly as possible after that.”

Sorry Sparty.

OT: Florida to rename field to honor Steve Spurrier

OT: Florida to rename field to honor Steve Spurrier

Submitted by ThatTCGuy on June 9th, 2016 at 5:54 PM

It will now apparently be known as "Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium"

Link to the official announcement: http://floridagators.com/news/2016/6/9/football-florida-field-to-bear-s…

This is a really cool thing, I think. Honoring their best player and best coach ever like  that, despite this breaking the "don't build statues of the living" rule.