"Phone books" on 8/30

Submitted by jbibiza on August 20th, 2017 at 4:43 PM

According to Harbaugh's tweet:

Final tryouts for roster spots on 2017 Michigan Football Team can start no earlier than 8/28. Roster to be determined & publicized on 8/30.


oriental andrew

August 20th, 2017 at 8:44 PM ^

It's not Vick Ballard of miss st, who tripped

It's not Chris Jones of miss st, who took a dive at the end of his run because his man-parts popped out of his shorts

Or Kenny Ladler of Vandy

Ohhh... Shamarko Thomas of Syracuse who fell at the end of his 4.38 40 which is DANG fast. At least it wasn't at the beginning of the run like Ballard. 

Bando Calrissian

August 20th, 2017 at 5:27 PM ^

OK, I'll ask: How much of a "tryout" is really going on here? Aside from maybe a handful of walkons, is someone really going to get booted from their scholarship slot three days before the opener? 


August 20th, 2017 at 5:27 PM ^

This gives Harbaugh an excuse (of "meh" quality) for neglecting to release a roster despite outsiders whining about it. Still, that won't stop Brian and NJ.com from (well, forgive me for acknoweldging the unmistakable) whining about it.

Bando Calrissian

August 20th, 2017 at 6:58 PM ^

I'm in this camp. It isn't a depth chart--it's a roster. A few walk-ons added to the list are nothingburger. It's not like they're hiding "Unknown Jabrill Peppers Clone that just moved into South Quad to study engineering and never knew he had football talent until he walked by Schembechler Hall one day." It just seems kind of silly.

Chuck Norris

August 21st, 2017 at 1:41 PM ^

Because it's nice to be able to go onto mgoblue and see the roster?

Also, we get updated heights and weights, and if we're curious to see what number a freshman has we can just look at the roster, rather than search back through the board to see whenever it was posted from the player's twitter..


August 20th, 2017 at 11:37 PM ^

In this case, I think he's just messing with the press. Which seems like a good thing.

I'm trying to imagine Bo or Woody in the internet era. That would be fun. I once made the mistake of asking Bo what he thought was a dumb question (probably was)... sure made me think about what was worth asking and what I should figure out for myself.

If I'm trying to figure Harbaugh out (and I'm not - his results have been so good so far that I'm just enjoying the ride), I'd start with recognizing the impact of growing up in Ann Arbor with his dad on the coaching staff and Bo running the show.