Friday, September 15, 2006
Y'know, it's not really football season until it's time for Michigan-Notre Dame. It's fine to have a game, maybe even two, as a tuneup, but once the students start moving in, it's time to bring on a real game. The IndyStar has a preview that focuses on Michigan's newfound running game. It's early, but they point out that U-M is #10 in the nation in rushing, while the Irish are only #73 in stopping the run.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2006
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Thursday, February 23, 2006
Football used to be played by big people, some of whom were fast. Those days seem to be over. In an NFL combine preview, the Philadelphia Inquirer notes that speed is what everybody is looking for, especially on defense.
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Saturday, December 17, 2005
The bowl game previews are starting to focus on individual players, though AP's coverage of Nebraska's pre-bowl press conference does note that coach Bill Callahan sees this game a quite the building block for his program.
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Lloyd Carr has apparently decided that it's time for major college football to have a playoff -- 16 teams on the field. Maybe getting passed over for that New Year's bowl caused a little more hurt than Big Blue was letting on.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005
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Saturday, December 10, 2005
In college football, recruiting is almost as rough a battle as the game itself. In Michigan, they're showing off a new building. In Nebraska, they're fretting about how little some of the high schools are getting visited by the new head coach.
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Thursday, December 8, 2005
Here's one of the differences between college football in Michigan and in Nebraska: in one place, they occasionally get distracted by things like basketball. That place is not Nebraska. Most of today's Michigan sports pages focused on the basketball game between the Wolverines and Delaware State, and had nothing about the football team. In Nebraska, they were blessed with stories surrounding the start of bowl practice.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Nebraska gets its bowl practices underway today, using its new indoor practice facility. These would be the extra practices that didn't happen after last year's team wasn't eligible for a bowl game, extra practices that the elite football programs get almost every year to develop young players and sharpen everybody's work habits.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2005
I've run across a few other places, mostly where these papers attempt to run blogs. Who knows, some of them might even be worth reading.
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