Sharp hates Michigan even more than he seems to dislike MSU and OSU. While he did end up being right in the end, early in the season last year he was the only voter that did not have Michigan in their top 25 after Michigan beat ND. He definitely does not discriminate among B1G teams and constantly writes about how the conference cant compete.
You can imagine the uproar this was causing among Michigan fans during halftime yesterday before it was determined that there were actually 11 on the field.
There were actually 11 men on the field for Michigan on that field goal. If you watch the replay on tv, it is very clear there are 11..the photo just hides two with one of them being the long snapper hidden below. I dont fault you for not watching the replay given how bad the game was but all the M fans who initially thought there was 9 did finally agree there was 11.
Here is presnap photo of kick which I verified by rewatching...
Reality is no one really knows because Hoke doesnt comment on injuries unless the player is out for the year (as with Derrick Green and Khalid Hill). Since no one knows, it just leads to lots of unsubstantiated rumors and stories. What is known is he was on crutches for awhile on campus and that he was reported to walk with a big limp on the sidelines at last few games. Brian Cook, editor of mgoblog, who posted the above says it is strictly injury related absence. Nick Baumgardner, the MLive beat writer, says Peppers is injured even though UM doesnt confirm it. So the likely story is he is probably injured, to what extent no one knows, but since Hoke doesnt comment on it the result is a constant stream of rumors and conspiracy theories. Given that Hoke hasnt come out and said Peppers is done for the year, it means they must at least think he has a chance to come back and play since Hoke says he will state when a player is done for the year as he has done with Green and Hill. But in the end, its all speculation.
That seems to be the rumor with the most credibility. Brian, from mgoblog, who wrote the excerpt at the top of this post later commented that it was strictly injury related. I wouldnt put any meaning into the depth chart as he has been at the top of the depth chart the entire time he has been out. Hoke doesnt bother changing the depth chart unless the guy is out for the season as he took down Derrick Green and Khalid Hill when they were announced as out for the year. I think the rumors of dissention with Peppers is just paranoid posters on mgoblog that always try to create some conspiracy theory and it grows since Hoke wont talk about injuries.
If he didnt come back at all, he could get a medical redshirt as he only played in 3 games...first half of App St before being injured, Miami (OH), and Utah. You can play in up to 4 games and still get a medical redshirt.
No...it was a different issue with Devin.
The issue for Devin was not the number of games (as he only played in 3 games in 2010) but whether he was in fact injured. Many believe he was not really injured and could have played in games since he was still on the depth chart. Obviously, Michigan had to file a lot of medical documents with the NCAA to get the redshirt. Neither of us have seen those medical documents so dont really know what they say but I understand where the skepticism comes from.
He will have no problem getting the medical redshirt. The rule is that he plays in no more than 30% of scheduled games. 30% of 12 is 3.6 which gets rounded up to 4 so you are allowed to play in 4 games and still get a medical redshirt. Bryant got injured in the 5th game last year so that is why he couldnt get one.
It was not used this past weekend. Im fairly certain the last one was after the PSU game last year. For your enjoyment, below you can see the announcement from last October on Twitter:
By request of our valiant mods, lockdown initiated. 100 points to comment, 500 to create new thread. Good luck out there.— mgoblog (@mgoblog) October 13, 2013
Another off the wall suggestion that mgoblog uses. In the case of extreme chaos on the boards, they have issued a temporary lockdown where they raise the requirements for posting on the board for a very short time period (such as 24 hours). In these cases, for a short period they raised requirements for posting a new topic to 500 points and the requirements for commenting at all to 100 points. This was invoked last year after the Penn State loss/meltdown drove the board into a "Fire Borges" state of chaos. I cant recall it being used since...but then again it probably moved closer to that point after Saturday. Its probably effective after a really bad loss to prevent the inevitable flow of negativity that always appears.
Just as a data point, Mgoblog does exactly that. 100 points there is minimum for creating any new threads. It is a good deterrent to new accounts being set up for the sole purpose of causing trouble.
Here's even a link from April showing a game scheduled for that date...
This happens every year with lots of visits. Kids see an exciting game so they say they will visit a college on that date but then notice a conflict later. Given he plays almost all of his games on Fridays, it is understandable (to a degree) that he may have thought he would have had that date open but failed to bother to check. Obviously this has no reflection on his interest level in OSU but rather that he simply forgot to check his game schedule to see that was his only Saturday game.
Hoke in his press conference today said Kalis could start this weekend.Clearly his position on the chart is just because of his injury. Hoke had said Kalis was leading at that position before he got hurt. If healthy, Kalis will likely be the guy at LG and nothing has really changed.
Nothing yet...Pretrial hearing was rescheduled for September 8th.
Hoke said Kalis will be back to full practice on Monday so should not miss games because of injuries.
This is correct..Kalis was held out of recent intradquad scrimmage because of back injury..so he wasnt listed with the starters. But Hoke had said there was no question Kalis was leading at RG before the injury. He said it was minor injury but you never know with back injuries.
Regarding the walkon question in original post, Glasgow started at C last year and was originally a walk-on but was on scholarship last year. Glasgow had started at guard for first couple games before switching to center. His position this year will depend on who else is in the best five as he has versatility to play a couple positions.
Everyone on all the M boards feels he should never play a down again and think that will likely be the end result.
York is already suspended indefinitely and he is not at fall camp or participating in any team activities as a result. I think most dont feel there is a harm in at least following through with the legal process and any formal school process as long as he doesnt participate in any team activities in the meantime. If the right decision is made in the end, there is nothing wrong with waiting until everything is investigated correctly to make that final decision...as long as he is not participating in anything in the meantime.
Yes - thats him (now he is a BTN analyst too).
I was also pretty confused with why DJ had an issue with this. Ray was basically saying that right now MSU is OSU's biggest game now so if anything it could be read as an insult to Michigan. The first part was him just saying that MSU has what OSU wants, which is the B1G title that MSU won last year, so for now at least MSU is the big opponent for OSU.
The issue is they dont have time to send the tickets out so they send them via email so you can print it out. But they do allow you to pick them up directly at the athletic ticket office if its a problem to give your email to get them electronically. Not to mention I assume most of the people getting tickets for this will be season ticket holders who they already have their emails.
I know you are just giving this a hard time because its a Michigan thing but some Michigan fans are using the same arguments as above which I cant understand. You have to admit that its just Michigan fans whining as even this argument is solved by picking up the tickets,
Yeah.. I used to just have no avatar but I felt like half the time I had to write the line "From a M fan's perspective" or had to identify myself so somone didnt think I was trying to pose as an OSU fan while giving some info from the Michigan side. I finally realized it was just easier to put that M there so there was nothing hidden.
You arent alone..there are a lot of Michigan fans that also have that bias and have complained about this event for some reason. Yes - the cynical view is that this may be largely a PR move to generate goodwill from the fans. But isnt that what a fan of a team should want - for tha AD to have events that will generate goodwill from fans?
DJ was incorrect in his summary above. Michigan is NOT issuing assigned seats for the event - ALL of the seats are general admission. This explains why it is a benefit for season ticket holders to get in 30 mins earlier as they can claim better seats in that time. They are making you register to get the tickets just so they have a sense of the numbers for crowd control, etc.
I dont understand why there is any hate for Brandon for this (some Mich fans complaining also). 1) They are giving out free tickets to a scrimmage, 2) they are letting the first 300 student season ticket holders who sign up get to watch from the sideline, and 3) there is free parking in all university lots near the stadium.
I understand sometimes why people complain about him...but this is free and has free parking. Other than an outright bias against everything he does, what is the complaint here?
Any insight on how "cost of attendance" will apply to all of the sports that have partial scholarships (where the limit is on sum of partials allowed as opposed to sports like football where all scholarships are full)? In first line, it mentions full ride scholarships so perhaps it wouldnt even apply to the other sports. Currently the only sports that all full ride are football, mens basketball, womens basketball, womens volleyball, womens tennis, and womens gymnastics so makes it sounds like it may only apply to those sports. For sports like baseball where a player may get a 1/2 scholarship I didnt know if it wouldnt apply at all or maybe they would get 1/2 of the cost of attendance stipend.
Agree with you that abolishing the NSD making little sense. Allowing recruits to sign at any time just sounds like we will see scenarios where coaches are trying to pressure someone into signing it before they really think it through (even if there is small cooling off period of 48 hrs like Pelini suggests). There is really no upside to a kid having to go to a school that he no longer wants to attend. That said, i do think an early signing period would be good as it would force the issue of allowing official visits earlier than fall of senior year (which would be a good thing for B1G schools to get visits from recruits in south and west).