Posted on: May 16, 2008 11:27 am

Sniff. Sniff. Do you smell barbecue?

this weekend could be big for UM recruiting. RR and his staff are hosting a Barbecue at The Big House and many recruits will be in attendance, including:
Chris Watt OG - Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard West
Charles Chapman
OT - Carleton (Mich.) Airport
Jordan Barnes
LB - Fort Wayne (Ind.) Homestead
Bryce McNeal WR - Minneapolis (Minn.) Breck
Corey Brown CB - Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway
Dior Mathis, CB - Detroit Cass Tech
William Campbell DT - Detroit Cass Tech
Teric Jones RB - Detroit Cass Tech
Thomas Gordon
ATH - Detroit Cass Tech
Tyrone Ezell
DE - Homestead (Pa.) Steel Valley

i think McNeal will commit this weekend. i know that myspace pages shouldn't be taken to heart but......

alrighty then.

Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:55 am

Damn, Charlie. For Real?

so everyone's heard and debated about Crazy Charlie's spring game anti-Michigan remarks. but if you haven't:

I’ve always been one never to make excuses and not blow hot air. I believe you have to back up your words by performance on the field. I think that’s the message our team is going to try to stay, we’re gonna start on September 6 with San Diego State, we’re going from there. I think the first opportunity we’ll have to make a statement is that day.

“Then we’ll listen to Michigan have all their excuses as they come running in, saying how they have a new coaching staff and those changes. To hell with Michigan.

i'm all for riling up the troops. i encourage it. "f*ck you, buddy! i root for(fill in the blank).. your team can go to #ell in gasoline soaked drawers."
i just wonder why now? and why Michigan? is it because they are the easier target? they are going through a transition right now. and the general public is predicting a collapse of epic proportions. why not? as Weis said before last year's ND/UM matchup, "i'd bet against us, too".
but the Irish are coming off their worst season in, like, ever. Michigan has had some bad moments but i haven't been alive to witness their worst team ever. i wonder if the Tillers, Tressells and Wieses of the world are supplying the ammo for a very good season.

i know about the change in schemes. i know about the graduations and early declares for th draft. i know about the transfers. i know about the QB situation. i know about the lawsuit, Pryor and the #1 jersey.

but i also know this is Michigan. we were so spoiled by Henne and Hart that we forgot they they, too, started as freshmen. Manningham kept the WR tradition alive but he also shot to stardom as a freshman by catching the game-winning TD against Penn State. its almost funny how people have forgotten about McGuffie, Stonum, O'Neil and the rest of the nation's #10 recruiting class. we won't be great but we will win. but then again, with so much bulletin board material being posted about UM everyday the chip on the shoulder might be heavy enough to be great.

i suggest that Weis and the suddenly hardcore anti-Michigan ND fanbase concentrate on the other 2,999,999 things that went wrong for the Irish last year. this may be a transition year for Michigan but at least we don't have Purdue fans posting things like this:

"And you believe you need to back up your words on the field? Well, I do, too, and that's admirable of you. But you lost 38-0 last year to an 0-2 Michigan team that was QBed by a freshman (Ryan Mallett) who hated his coach. And you're going to talk smack? And to bash a program like Michigan, well, I would think it'd make more sense to bash us, you know? If we got mad, what's the worst we could do? Beat your ninny boys by a couple TDs? Michigan might hurt you. Like, physically damage your pretty-boy QB."

aaaaaaaaaand i'm out.
Posted on: May 12, 2008 9:16 pm

Meatchicken! Go Blow! D!ck Fraudriguez! 6 Losses!

i know i've posted this elsewhere but it makes me smile.

their record-setting QB is gone. their leading rusher as well. the top two WRs? gone. the offensive line is being re-tooled. an unknown QB steps in to hand off to the new #1 back (who gained less than half of the yards of his predecessor the season before). the new top WRs have experience but never had to share the #1&2 roles. most of the defense returns and hopefully they can carry the team for the first half of the season as the new offense tries to get in gear. luckily for them, they're schedule isn't very tough, getting Illinois and Wisconsin at home. they are expected to finish no better than 3rd in the Big Ten while their arch rivals return damn near their whole team and are expected to compete for the National Championship(oh yeah, The Game is in their house this year).

this was OSU last season.
GO BLUE!!!!!

and now, GTA4. i've got pedestrians to murk.
heh. i'm a blogger now.
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