Senior Day Haiku 2012 Comment Count

Brian November 16th, 2012 at 12:44 PM

20090912231722_26-umvnd[1]Craig Roh

A leaf blows in fall
Tasting each position once
Time to duck, Martinez

Will Campbell

These days people who
are not Thomas Gordon say
"Get off of me, please"

Jordan Kovacs Michigan v Notre Dame hcY6ms5iF8jl[1]Jordan Kovacs

A man from nowhere
is the safety blanket for
a hundred thousand

Kenny Demens

As Northwestern died
they must have thought "ouch" and
"my god, sweet mustache"

JT Floyd

UM-Floyd-ND-Floyd[1]Sorry about things said
two years ago, low and mean
Mattison saves all

Brandin Hawthorne

We'll always have that
Purdue hash to hash zone drop
and a kickoff hold

Brandon Moore

Must be a good guy
to get Kramer's eighty-seven
imagetime to make stories

Vincent Smith

Meet mini-Gandalf:
finger-gun Balrog LB,

Elliott Mealer

tumblr_m9s369BwSH1rfy8h4o1_1280[1]The measure of man:
how many squirrels can live
in your face, repos'd

Ricky Barnum

Stayed through some things
that would have made most depart
and we needed him to

Patrick Omameh

386277_10150394019912616_648717615_8625136_973392225_n[1]This dance goes one way
two hearts meet at Notre Dame
Te'o's goes backwards

Mike Kwiatkowski

Not a walk-on, no
A scientist of brains, yes
And blocker of sweeps

[UPDATE: so I forgot Roy Roundtree.

Roy Roundtree

Joe Tiller quivers
in walrus rage as Roundtree
waves an arm, alone


Denard Robinson

I had been in the desert for some time, lost and directionless. The sun was relentless. A deadly thirst stalked me. I had not accepted the grisly fate which awaited me but was powerless to change it.

On the fifth night—possibly the sixth—a breeze arose. It was cool and dewy. I savored it for a time, then step by step it led me home.





November 16th, 2012 at 2:19 PM ^

That's what I'll remember him for -- he came up huge in that game. Not everyone can leave as a star player, but he can leave knowing he made a couple big plays in one of the program's signature games during his four years. (Was a solid special-teamer, too.)

With Odoms gone and now w/Hawthorne and V. Smith graduating, I think Richard Ash will be the last of RichRod's Pahokee kids left on the team. I sure hope we keep a recruiting pipeline open to there -- guys like Odoms and Smith have been true Michigan Men on and off the field.



November 16th, 2012 at 12:55 PM ^

Demens is the guy

that I think of as better

than Obi Ezeh

The Northwestern tackle was cool, but I can't help but always remember Demens as the guy who came in with no experience whatsoever and was immediately better than the guy who'd been around forever and that we seemingly had no other choice but to play.

Man, it seems like just yesterday we were shitting ourselves over whether Campbell would stick or not.  Roh and Barnum can't possibly be seniors either.


November 16th, 2012 at 1:08 PM ^

Like the snow you took
back to Florida with you
unique but now gone

(Of all of the Denard things, the fact that he took a Ziploc bag of Michigan snow back to Florida with him after his recruiting visit remains my favorite.)


November 16th, 2012 at 1:26 PM ^

Mar-tinez or mar-ti-nez?  What a total EPIC FAIL if it is the later, bro


Jack Kennedy

Jack Kennedy raps

See how I said rap, not rape

This is not N.D. 


Paul Gyarmati

Who the heck are you

Wait, now I know!  You were great

In the movie Sideways


November 16th, 2012 at 1:48 PM ^

Going to respond in a haiku, but I just want to say, the worst part of being a college football fan is the end of a senior's stay on the team that we so love. Thanks for all the memories, good and bad. From Campbell playing his commit games and scaring us all, to omameh destroying t'eo to set denard free...thank you all. I will miss you all and hey...let's try to keep it together when we say goodbye to these Michigan men tomorrow!


November 16th, 2012 at 1:57 PM ^

Damn, tomorrow's gonna suck. They might not have had the storybook UM career, but damn if they haven't experienced everything you can experience as a College Football player


November 16th, 2012 at 2:01 PM ^

Ricky Barnum

Stayed through some things
that would have made most depart
and we needed him to

Sure, he won't be a first-round NFL draft choice, but saying we needed him to depart is a bit of a low blow.



November 16th, 2012 at 2:02 PM ^

So fitting to honor the "mis-fits" who stayed and handled the transition with 100% effort & class.

His screen vs ND under the lights still gets a "what in the world ... Go, go ... YES!" from me. Thanks for the memories.


November 16th, 2012 at 2:05 PM ^

The senior Haiku post is always one of my favorites, but it's a real bummer to see Denard on the list. It's fair to call him one of the most exciting players in college football. Every snap, the ball is in his hands, and when there is open field ahead, I always stand up at attention, even at home. It's hard to see his Michigan career stall with injury, but he's already a legend here. Godspeed Mr. Robinson, Godspeed.


November 16th, 2012 at 2:08 PM ^

still wonder how things would have turned out if Martin redshirted his freshman year and was playing on this team.  In  addition, it is too bad Roh and BWC weren't redhirted their freshman year so they could be back next year to anchor the line.  I still cringe when I think about BWC burning his redshirt on the extra point team.