Will Hangup get Z hand signal?

Submitted by preed1 on August 14th, 2010 at 11:51 PM

So assuming Will Hagerup is the punter on opening day (pretty safe to say) do you think he will get the "hand Z"? May just out of habbit fans give him the Z? How long will this last if it happens?  I like the idea on having the powers of Zoltan being passed on.


kevin holt

August 14th, 2010 at 11:54 PM ^

I actually made a hand symbol resembling an "H" that I was thinking I would hold up when we first punt. It's hard to explain how to do it in text. I thought I would do it half for laughs and half because it would be a good replacement. However, I would be all for the Z.

Second thought, Z is for Zoltan, which was his first name, not his last... so we could do W for Will, right? a W is easier than an H... let's do that!

kevin holt

August 15th, 2010 at 12:58 PM ^

"Respectfully disagree" wasn't one of my two options

I agree though, and I think a combination of love for Zoltan and frequency of punts last year might result in some Z's going up unintentionally. Not just casual fans, I wouldn't be surprised if I ended up putting the Z up without even thinking about it, and I'm not exactly a casual fan.

Though, I used to put the Z up when Carl Grapentine said "Zoltan Mesko to punt the ball" so "Will Hagerup to punt the ball" might confuse me for a moment and cause me to put up a W (or H)


August 15th, 2010 at 10:53 AM ^

Despite two terrible years, MIchigan is still 10-5 against PSU.  Call me a homer, but I think that still qualifies as "ownership."  Also, because of PSU's QB problems and RR's pattern of improvement by the third year, count me in among those who aren't giving Michigan an auto-loss against PSU this year.

If Michigan does turn PSU's humble abode into "Unhappy Valley" this year, the chant will once again be appropriate.


August 15th, 2010 at 1:11 AM ^

I'll be showing my respect for the new punter with a W for sure!  I hope the student section does it too.  It's cool to give props to the kickers, especially when they're so freaking awesome at what they do.


August 15th, 2010 at 2:06 AM ^

I will not give Will a "Z" as that is for our space emperor and is blasphemous indeed. All Hail the mighty Zoltan.

Also, I will not give Will Hagerup any premature hand signal. If we want to do a "W" or a "H", fine, but he needs to prove his worth first. I will not anoint him just because he's the punter. Nobody to my recollection before Zoltan got special treatment, so Will will have to earn it.


August 15th, 2010 at 10:24 AM ^

Maybe we'll have some other players good enough that we don't have to adulate the punter this year!

Don't get me wrong; Zoltan was a great punter (aside from his arguable game-losing run against MSU last year) and has a great backstory. But the punter is the last guy you want to see take the field.  Hopefully we see limited play from Hagerup during his career.

Maize n Blue

August 15th, 2010 at 11:43 AM ^

I've always been one for traditions, so I think we should throw up the Zoltan Z, only rotated 90 degrees. This results in an H-like symbol. The only danger here would be people mistaking it for the Z, and throwing that up anyways. Wu-Tang W works for me as well.