Unverified Voracity Trolls The Free Press Comment Count

Brian August 26th, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Countdown: 8.


Son, never throw a punch at a redwood.
Tom Selleck

Second amendment say what. Borges:

"We'll be gunning more than we've ever gunned — than I've ever gunned," Borges said. "We use a lot of shotgun, but we're tailoring the gun more to his skills. I'm not going to reveal any trade secrets here, but we're going to use Denard the way he can best exploit the defense."

And there was much rejoicing.

He's done it. Thanks to user Chunkums here's a glimpse of Borges running the speed option at Auburn back in the day. It's at 26 seconds:

Dollars to donuts this is happening.

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Tomorrow they'll announce Dantonio's hiring. The RCMB had a thread featuring user photoshop mockups of the Pro Combat uniforms everybody will always wear against Michigan forever. One of them featured the RCMB logo on the helmet. So of course this happened the next day at the Free Press:


Someone associated with the "Downtown Coaches Club" emailed it out, so that's obviously happening. I hope the State spokesman was under 40 and therefore far more aware of the RCMB than Steve Schrader.

Chagrined by their mistake, the next day the Free Press reported that TE Evan Jones had committed to State. That's accurate. It also happened three months ago.

This is probably just me. Does Darrell Funk give off kind of a Gary Busey vibe?

Just me? Okay. As far as actual news, Huyge is holding off Schofield; Schofield is actually practicing at RG(?) as well.

Bring out yer dead conferences. The CCHA has ceased to be, or has set a point in the future where it will cease to be:

After two rounds of talks, the WCHA is ready to accept five CCHA schools into the conference, sources have indicated to CHN.

The switch from the CCHA to the WCHA is pending each individual schools' Board of Trustees approving the move. Announcements will thus come piecemeal, with the first ones potentially coming as early as Friday.

The WCHA has given the CCHA schools are 30-day window in which to officially accept the invitation. At least three CCHA schools are certain to accept — Lake Superior State, Ferris State and Alaska.

Bowling Green and Western are both waiting around to see what Notre Dame does. If ND joins the NCHC—we really need a sarcastic nickname for them—Western hopes to tag along. If Notre Dame goes to Hockey East, both BG and WMU hope to get their faces kicked in for all eternity in the NCHC. That latter scenario would mean the powers of the WCHA broke it up so they could add Miami, WMU, and BGSU.

I'm a little disappointed this is the way it's playing out. I would rather have seen the CCHA bolster itself with the four Atlantic Hockey schools that were interested in moving and kept conferences relatively small so expansion would be an attractive option. It's still a lot better than it was before the Big Ten formed.

At least get your lame political cracks right. Via the MZone, here's this guy:


I thought Ann Arbor was supposed to be full of liberal hippies. Apparently it is also really into sharia.

Etc.: Catlab returns. Trippy. I think I'm in love with Dana Holgorsen: "Holgorsen's idea of balance is making sure a bunch of people get the ball, whether by pass or by run, and then get a bunch of yards." Frank the Tank's latest on conference realignment. The Hoover Street rag is irritated that Michigan is phasing out the seal in favor of the block M. Holdin' The Rope explores the file on Nate Brink.


turd ferguson

August 26th, 2011 at 12:23 PM ^

I'm going to miss the CCHA.  I know that we'll keep a lot of the non-Big Ten CCHA teams on our schedule, but there was something fun about playing in the same conference as schools like LSSU and Ferris in a sport that they cared about and were competitive in.  It's part of what made hockey uniquely cool among the U-M sports.


August 26th, 2011 at 1:22 PM ^

The block M—whether it's the old one with "Michigan" running through the middle, or the current simpler version—is graphically more powerful and more relevant to the purposes of the venue. The seal is fine and appropriate for purely academically-oriented purposes, but the unofficial public face of Michigan has been the block M for at least three decades, and the move to the block M-centric branding is simply a recognition of this reality. If you surveyed one million people across the world who are familiar at all with the University of Michigan—even if they're high-powered academics who don't give a shit about sports—and asked them what graphic mark or symbol comes to their mind, the number who will select the seal over the block M will be statistically meaningless.

From a purely graphic perspective, the level of complexity and detail in the seal make its use on uniforms and on signs meant to be seen from a distance problematic. The fact that the block M on the new scoreboards can be seen extremely easily from a long way off on the ground and up in the air is a good thing, not a bad thing, and that's primarily due to the simplicity and bulk of the letterform and the colors used. The seal wouldn't have nearly the same graphic impact.

I've got two degrees from UM, and I don't think transitioning away from the seal in any way compromises the academic quality or goals of the institution.

Ed Shuttlesworth

August 26th, 2011 at 1:32 PM ^

Of course the seal's better -- more noble, more substantive, more timeless -- than a block M with a font that's going to change every five years.

There's the aesthetic difference, and then there's the fact that the seal signifies a world-class institution of higher learning coming up on its third century of greatness, while the Block M/Ever-Changing Font calls to mind Burger King or Cool-Whip.



August 26th, 2011 at 12:35 PM ^

I have ever seen so my mind is blown or just downright strange. I would need to help with this since I have not hip enough to know the difference. I was a bad day to stop sniffing glue.

One Armed Bandit

August 26th, 2011 at 12:52 PM ^

my former hotel a few months ago at a coaches conference. He was one of the speakers and did a few seminars on zone blocking (I can't remember the specfics, though). Those were two hours I wish I could have vanished from my post at the desk.


August 26th, 2011 at 1:29 PM ^

Brain is mocking all the other countdown lists that exist all over the CFB blogosphere this time of year. The lack of any sort of connection is intentional.


ETA: Did the post right below this one break the internets for anybody besides me?