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
* [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.]
...days until the next crop of TEs unleash hell on Hawaii.
Which means we are only...
...Saturdays until Michigan football is back!!!
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.
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.
Happy Friday to my Michigan Wolverines brethren.
Also, there are...
...days until Chris Howard watches Jabrill Peppers and Company beat the living hell out of Hawaii.
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.”
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.