Root against Oklahoma, leave nothing to chance

Root against Oklahoma, leave nothing to chance

Submitted by VictorValiant on October 23rd, 2018 at 2:17 PM

John U. Bacon tweeted during the Purdue-OSU game, that it would be better for Michigan if OSU won. The numbers may actually show this. According to Nate Silver, Michigan does not fully control its destiny into the playoffs, even if winning out:

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-college-football-predictions/

Leave nothing to chance, root for Oklahoma to lose a game!

OT: ESPN story of Mike Leach's fake play scripts in 1999 RRR

OT: ESPN story of Mike Leach's fake play scripts in 1999 RRR

Submitted by Sambojangles on October 3rd, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Before the 1999 Texas-Oklahoma game, Mike Leach, then an assistant under Bob Stoops in his first year at OU, successfully executed a plan to drop a fake play script for the OU offense. Texas staff picked it up and fell for it, allowing OU to take a 17-0 lead. Unfortunately, Texas was able to come back and win after abandoning the fake OU offensive plan, ruining what is otherwise a delightful story. As always, Mike Leach is awesome.

2019 S Daxton Hill says commit announcement is 'soon'

2019 S Daxton Hill says commit announcement is 'soon'

Submitted by Caesar on July 5th, 2018 at 4:04 AM

As per the Oklahoma native's twitter, the 8th ranked prospect on the 247 composite, who had impressive numbers at The Opening, is looking to commit 'soon.' Isaiah Hole from the Wolverines Wire cites optimism from sources close to Michigan based on some positive Michigan vibe

Garrett Moores Robbed of 2017 Holder of the Year Award

Garrett Moores Robbed of 2017 Holder of the Year Award

Submitted by Caesar on December 8th, 2017 at 3:48 AM

It was probably asking too much, but that's 2017 for you. Please don't shoot the messenger, but this year's Holder of the Year winner is Oklahoma's Connor McGinnis (link).

My analysis is that Moores got some undeserved heat for missed extra points. Damn shame. 

Edit: As per request, here's a Wiki (link) in German to the Award's history. 

OT: Oklahoma QB Steve Davis dies in Indiana plane crash (1976 Orange Bowl)

OT: Oklahoma QB Steve Davis dies in Indiana plane crash (1976 Orange Bowl)

Submitted by markusr2007 on March 18th, 2013 at 4:40 PM

I read about this plane crash near South Bend earlier, but they announced the names of the dead and injured today.

Sadly, one of the dead passengers was Steve Davis, star wishbone quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners 1975 team that played Michigan in the 1976 Orange Bowl.  Davis also performed sideline reporting for ABC college football, including one with Bo Schembechler (don't remember the game) as the teams went in before half-time.

You can catch the full footage of the 1976 Orange Bowl on youtube, a game famous Michigan's all-white uniforms. Oklahoma won the game 14-6.

Condolences to Mr. Davis' family and OU.  I'm sure a little No. 5 may be on the Sooners' helmets this fall.

OT: Nebraska vs Oklahoma rivalry to resume

OT: Nebraska vs Oklahoma rivalry to resume

Submitted by MikeCohodes on November 30th, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Nebraska and Oklahoma have announced a home and home series for the 2021 and 2022 football seasons, renewing their rivalry.  (LINK)

Now that teams are setting up games that far out, who would you like to see Michigan try and schedule a home and home for in the Big 12?  We haven't really played too many teams from that conference in a long time.  I personally would love to see us take on Texas in a home and home series, I've always wanted to travel to Austin.  Any other ideas?

Oklahoma Boy Prepares for Michigan Welcome

Oklahoma Boy Prepares for Michigan Welcome

Submitted by UMgradMSUdad on September 13th, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Most of you probably remember the story about Cooper Barton, the kindergartner in Oklahoma City who was forced to turn his Michigan t-shirt inside out. A story in yesterday's Daily Oklahoman provides some updated information including that Wolverines from around the country have sent letters and Michigan gear.  The UM alumni association has even started a scholarship fund for Cooper and his brother.  The family is also being flown out for Saturday's game, and they will be brought out to the field and introduced.

http://newsok.com/oklahoma-family-behind-michigan-t-shirt-flap-prepares-for-a-hail-to-the-victors-welcome/article/3709176

Nothing was cooler, though, than Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon calling to invite the family to Saturday's game vs. Massachusetts. The school is handling the all of the costs, including the flight, the rental car, the hotel and the tickets.

Of course, the Bartons, who will have a chance to visit family in Michigan that they don't often see, are getting special tickets — seats in the luxury suites.

Who knows what else is in store for them? What they do know is that at some point during the game, they will head onto the field where they will be introduced to 109,000 of their newest friends.

“I'm not sure what these guys are going to think of all those people screaming for ‘em,” Chris said, nodding toward Nathan and Cooper. “They're getting pretty excited. They've been talking about it for the past two weeks.”



 

Edit: When I posted this I didn't realize there was a related story linked under the mgo.licio.us section that the Oklahoma City School district has changed its policy, and now Cooper can wear Michigan gear to school.

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2012/09/five-year-old_michigan_fan_can.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WolverinesSports+%28Michigan+Wolverines+Sports%29&utm_content=Google+Reader