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10/10/2016 - 1:58am Highlights and full games of the Rise on YouTube

While this current game isn't up yet, you can check out a bunch of highlights and a few games from Nojima's current season, featuring Gardner and Gallon on the X-League's YouTube channel:

For instance, here's some highlights from a game they had a couple weeks ago against the Tokyo Gas Creators:


09/11/2011 - 12:52am AMAZING!

My second Michigan game ever!!! 

02/08/2011 - 10:57pm Me too…

I work for Tom as well. I built and designed the current version of the URecruit website, and am the site's overall tech guru.

12/17/2010 - 3:15pm Thanks!

Thank you!

12/17/2010 - 3:14pm WHOAH, PRESCIENT

Stanford is my first choice, actually…

12/17/2010 - 1:40pm Accepted

I just got accepted, and I used the Common App! It's definitely an exciting day. I'm still not sure that I'm going to attend (out-of-state tuition, etc.) but I'm happy that I got in. 

10/17/2010 - 8:13pm Actually...

Threet transfered during the summer before the 2007 season after he spent spring practices at Georgia Tech (he was an early enrollee.) Chan Gailey was still head coach, Paul Johnson was still at Navy, and the Horror hadn't occurred yet.

So, yeah.

It wasn't his fit in the offense that made him transfer. He just wasn't happy there and wanted to move somewhere closer to home.

09/18/2010 - 7:49pm

3 and 0 guys,  3 and 0.

09/13/2010 - 1:19pm Black

Van Bergen, then Jibreel Black and Steve Watson.

09/12/2010 - 3:30pm Sonic

Denard Robinson in next year's NCAA game

09/12/2010 - 3:26pm Mhmm


09/11/2010 - 7:39pm Almost a heart attack…

Brilliant game from Robinson. Seriously, he might be in contention for a certain trophy by the end of the year. He shattered our (well, at least my expectations) by braking his own total yardage record. He's the real deal. 

And good job defense. Bend-Don't-Break-Except-Sometimes-AAAARRRGHHH. 

Time to go enjoy the after party.

09/09/2010 - 8:30pm Well…

Let's hope he has 12 more weeks. We can dream, can't we?

09/09/2010 - 3:14pm Actually…

He's probably not playing because he has a ton of mental errors:

Mike Cox continued to show that he might be the best athlete amongst the running backs, but on two separate instances he caused Rodriguez to "lose it" by cutting way back against the grain, turning a modest gain into nothing by dancing at the line of scrimmage. On one "there was a gap on the frontside but he cut all the way behind the backside tackle," losing yardage and causing RR to chew him out; on the second "RR just dropped his headset in disgust."

Being the most physical won't always make him the best option. He's got to be able to hit the right holes first before he can go RAGE on corners/tinypeople in the secondary.

09/09/2010 - 3:06pm No…

He isn't a freshman. He's a redshirt sophomore.

09/09/2010 - 11:13am Very Impressive

He looked pretty good out there, sans the funky release at times. It seems like Lake Nona will have him prepared well for a zone-read scheme like ours. I've never been down on this guy, but it excites me that he brings more of a truckin', straight ahead runner to our quarterback position that we don't have right now. Think Jeremiah Masoli (without the burglary) after a few years in our system.

09/08/2010 - 11:42am Come on down...

Avery Walls, come on down.

09/04/2010 - 11:32pm Only his first start...

It's amazing that this is only Denard's first start.


Imagine the possibilities.

09/04/2010 - 11:28pm Dee Hart

I'm sure this game made a GREAT impression… I wouldn't worry about Dee. :)

09/04/2010 - 2:07pm Gut Feelings

Sounds like we're gonna have a good weekend. :)

07/09/2010 - 11:37am Marc Tyler...

I know the post by Malik Jackson says that the possible transfers are just speculation, but I wanted to point out that Marc Tyler could find himself at Michigan. Take it FWIW, idle speculation, but it's interesting nonetheless.

02/20/2010 - 1:45pm Eagles…

Greenwood High School in Greenwood, South Carolina for my first two years and now the Governor's School (SM) for my junior and senior years

A local powerhouse in football the last ten years; three state titles, the last one in '06. Basketball and Baseball were okay. Winning seasons and all that, but not particularly spectacular. The soccer team was decent; I played keeper for the JV team my freshman and sophmore years, and we barely had a .500 record those years.

Notable Alums, particularly football players:

Kelcy Quarles, USC defensive tackle
Sam Montgomery, LSU defensive end

And sadly, Quarterback of the Appalachian State Mountaineers back in '07, Armanti Edwards.

02/18/2010 - 1:03pm Link please.

If you're going to start a rumor on the board, substantiate it with a link or a credible source.

01/17/2010 - 1:07pm A sad day…

As a Cambridge Academy Alum (where he played high school ball) it's been a sad, sad day. I remember watching him play for our 2001 state championship 8-man team as a 3rd Grader. So young to die. Rest in peace, Gaines.


09/12/2009 - 7:33pm He is…

Poised. Smart. A Playmaker.

Tate for Heisman (and the Ray Guy.)


09/12/2009 - 7:31pm Tate

Tate is Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

09/12/2009 - 10:45am Greenwood…

Is my high school. I watched the Dorman game last night, and can give a little bit of analysis:
Greenwood's front seven are really good. Led by Rivals' number two DT in the nation (Kelcy Quarles), the run defense is spectacular. Big plays, mainly passes, hurt us against Dorman, though we did have an interception on Dorman's first drive.

The takeaway us this:
Spartanburg's offense will need to rely on Conelius' passing rather than the running game to win against Greenwood.

Good luck to Conelius, but I have to go with my Eagles.

08/13/2009 - 11:48am Done

A censored, more tasteful version of the previous tee:

Full Size Here

08/13/2009 - 11:43am Yeah

I understand the controversy. Altering it now.

08/13/2009 - 11:34am The Bouje-Specific Negbang Tee

Full Size Here

08/13/2009 - 11:29am Ninja Ball

My Version of the Pahokee T-Shirt:
Full Size here

08/12/2009 - 6:52pm Oh crap.

Almost simultaneous posting of same topic. Linkage > No linkage

08/11/2009 - 11:38pm Yes, he does mention Mgoblog often…

In his preview of the season from earlier this summer he links to mgoblog at least twice. Also, he often mentions Brian and his assessments when going over any news regarding the team.

08/11/2009 - 11:32pm Eh

Only 82. My college football memory bank is lacking.

07/30/2009 - 7:22pm It all depends…

When you follow someone, you can specify whether you want to receive txt message notifications. There's an option to toggle your preference for each individual that appears after you follow them.

The big thing about Twitter is how flexible it is—after all, it's just plain text. It can be used for direct communication (Direct Messages can be like email or IM), public discussions (@replies between two or more people), or one-way communication (regular updates and retweets can be classified as micro-blogging). Also, the extensibility that Twitter gives through it's API allows it to be modified or used through almost any service imaginable. Overall, it's this openess about what Twitter is or what you can do with it that really makes it special.

07/30/2009 - 6:05pm If you're looking for football…

There's some good ones:

EDSBS (Orson Swindle)
Smart Football (Chris Brown)
Team Speed Kills (Ess Eeee Seee!)

If you're interested in other people:

Joshua Blankenship
Michael Mistretta
Shawn Blanc
John Gruber
Merlin Mann

Oh, and mine is:

Ryan Gonzalez (aka El Gonzo)

07/28/2009 - 12:30am Obligatory Mike Cox Reference

Love this:

"Also, as always, I needed to check on Mike Cox. "

Anyway, it seems like most of the early enrollees made some good strides physically, even if some were Barwised™ more easily than others.

07/28/2009 - 12:06am Recognition

It's good to see he'll get some recognition for his talents. Can't wait to see him tear the other team up.

07/27/2009 - 1:01am Good

Very informative: posts like this (in the style of Chris Brown at Smart Football) with lots of statistics and research are really interesting, much more so than most of the diary entries.

It's good to finally get that stigma of spread option QB being more likely to get injured debunked.

07/26/2009 - 12:26pm Thanks…

Forgot my definitions I guess. Thanks for the correction.

Should have been "the number of runningbacks we have" rather than "the dearth of running backs." Would have updated the first post, but I'm guessing that you can't edit posts after a certain time period. I'm new here, so there's still some stuff I've yet to learn.

07/25/2009 - 4:50pm Losing…

Losing T-Rob would be a blow at our slot depth. If it's true, Gallon and Odoms better stay healthy.

07/25/2009 - 4:19pm A Look at the Future Past

Would have been strange to see Paul Johnson at Michigan, though in my opinion it might have been more successful last year. I remember watching the GT-Miami game last year, and I was completely blown away with how dominant a team could be just running the ball, with little-to-no passing to augment the offense. Just imagining how a Michigan Triple Option would be setup would have been interesting. But there are caveats to this:

Though having Brown or Feagin as a triple option quarterback may have worked, Brown's tendency for injury may have limited his playing time. Also, the lack of confidence in Feagin's arm by RR's coaching staff even for one pass makes me doubt his legitimacy as a quarterback in any offense, even a run heavy one like Paul Johnson's. Josh Nesbitt is leagues better as a passer then either of these guys.

With those two relegated to QB, that would leave Minor, McGuffie, Shaw, and Cox at the A or B-back positions. The dearth of running backs, talented ones at that, would have been a huge advantage. If there was one plus last year, our RB position (Minor, and McGuffie in particular) would have been it. They would have thrived in Johnson's offense, much like Jonathan Dwyer and Roddy Jones did last year at GT.

Wide recievers, while (obviously) utilized much less in the triple option, are still vital parts of the offense. Ie. they block downfield and provide the occasional deep pass to keep secondaries from creeping up to stuff the run. Though they did a decent job blocking (bubble screens with Odoms), most of their talents would have been missed. Yes, many of them were young—but all of them were really talented and produced yards when they could, despite the dismal quarterback play we had.

And finally, here's the real problem that Paul Johnson would have faced installing his offense here last year: our Offensive line. GT at least had some semblance of continuity and senior leadership in their LT Andrew Gardner. With a somewhat veteran O-line they were able to succeed; without fleet-footed, experienced linemen, we would have been crushed by defenses. The triple-option requires that the lineman be disciplined and smart about their blocks—with the youth we had, that would have been difficult to provide. Even though the group got much better as the year progressed, the O-Line would have still been our downfall, regardless of the coach.

07/25/2009 - 3:31pm Oh great…

What is it now, more transfer new? Any indication of the nature of the bad news?

Another transfer, considering how many we've had in this offseason alone, would be a little depressing. Hope the Rivals board isn't correct about what ever bad news is to come.

07/25/2009 - 3:27pm True

Yeah, an oversight on that. Didn't really get attached to him as a player though. He didn't even last his first season.

07/25/2009 - 2:46pm Hmm

Though he wasn't ever going to contribute at quarterback, I thought he would have provided some good depth at corner or slot, maybe might even have become a decent role player later on.

I liked this guy—he always seemed like a hard-working player in practice, even when the year went on and he still hadn't seen the field (until Minnie).

Sad to see the first RR recruit leave. Good luck elsewhere, Feagin.

07/25/2009 - 1:10pm NATIONAL CHAMPS…

6 National Championships in 5 Season = +1 to the post above.

The logic of Sparty fans astounds me.

07/24/2009 - 3:45pm NFL Potential

Yes, in an offense that suits Gardner's athletic ability and technique at Quarterback, he would be considered a five-star.

Also, remember that even though they don't say it outright, Rivals and Scout base a lot of their rankings on how well a prospect would fit at their position when they're in the NFL. Pryor and Vince Young at the top of the classes as Dual-Threats are outliers to what they usually consider when reviewing prospects, at least in my opinion.