- With Michigan and Notre Dame playing on Saturday, Charlie Weis’ “to hell with Michigan” comment has been brought back up by the media. Michigan players were asked about it and most said that they will just let their play on the field do the talking for them. Weis himself was also asked about it and used Bo Schembechler as his excuse for saying it.
“Anyone who is a Michigan fan should know and understand that that comment pays respect to Bo and his mentality when playing an opponent,” Weis said. “As a matter of fact, (Bo’s son) Shemy Schembechler and I had a big chuckle over this, this summer during training camp.
“Take it for what it’s worth, but I think that’s a very respectful comment toward Coach Bo’s ‘to hell with Notre Dame.’”
Oh, please. I had no problem with the comment Weis made because it was done in front of a bunch of boosters. Weis was simply playing to the crowd, and even if he wasn’t, it’s not like the comment was offensive or anything. What does anger me a little bit, though, is Weis’ excuse for saying the comment. He didn’t need to give an excuse in the first place and it just looks foolish to say that the comment “pays respect to Bo.” So did the comment about how you’re going to have to listen to Michigan and all their excuses pay respect to Bo, too? Didn’t think so.
Personally, I’ll defer to Dana Jacobson when it comes to my thoughts on Notre Dame.
- The BTN interviewed Steven Threet.
- William Campbell’s reason for de-committing is explained in this article. He basically made the decision to de-commit so when he took official visits coaches would know his interest is legit. Even so, it still sounds like he will end up at Michigan. Obviously things could change once he visits other schools, but for the time being it still looks like he will go to Michigan.
- The Hoover Street Rag put up a post about how you do the wave at a Michigan game. The post really was necessary as the wave during the Miami game was an epic failure. Not only was it started when Michigan was up by only 4 points, but it fizzled out time after time before finally making its way around the stadium. Even then it didn’t make it through its usual routine as the wave died when it was supposed to change direction.
- Miami (Ohio) has been a recurring opponent for Michigan in the past, but it’s not likely that the two teams will play again anytime soon, at least not in Ann Arbor. Miami wants to start scheduling home-and-home series, and since Michigan would never play a game at the RedHawks, the Wolverines will have to schedule a different MAC team every few years.
- Varsity Blue posted an interesting video showing how both Steven Threet and Nick Sheridan did when running zone read plays.
- Minnesota’s starting running back is out for the season due to a knee injury.
- Although he hasn’t been deemed eligible just yet, USC does want Nick Perry to join their team officially.
- Beanie Wells is going to play against USC on Saturday.
- Speaking of that game, I wholeheartedly agree with Maize and Blue Nation as I will be cheering for USC to destroy Ohio State. Yes, it would make the Big Ten look bad, but honestly, who the hell cares? I couldn’t care less about what people think about the Big Ten. Reality is, Ohio State winning hurts Michigan more than a USC victory does. The Buckeyes have put together an amazing recruiting class already and a win over the Trojans would set them up to go to the national title game for the third year in a row. Chances are they would get beat down by an SEC team, but just getting there is impressive enough.
Look, I realize people already hate on the Big Ten enough as is and an Ohio State loss wouldn’t help this conference’s perception, but that means nothing for Michigan. An OSU win does mean something as it would be yet another accomplishment the Buckeyes can add to their already impressive resume. Not only would that hurt Michigan’s recruiting in and around the state of Ohio, but as OSU’s recruiting continues to improve, it only makes beating the Buckeyes down the road even harder than it already is.