Thursday, May 14, 2009

Big House Thursday: Volunteers to Forfeit a game

Question: How would the Michigan football team help North Carolina A&T get a win next season?

Answer: No this is not a trick question and the answers aren't: 1) By playing them or 2) having something to do with Lary Raper.

The real answer is: Delaware State can't agree with North Carolina A&T on a reschedule date for October 17th when Delaware State plays Michigan in Ann Arbor. So basically, Delaware State is taking the money for hopefully two loses (for those keeping score at home - One to Michigan and one to NC A&T).

  • Charlie Weis Tweets about preparing for Michigan: "Today is Day 3 of Michigan week. While the assistant coaches cover the nation recruiting, I’m now on our second opponent...This preparation is different than preparation for Nevada for two reasons. Offensively, Michigan is in year two of a new system. ... Defensively, a new defensive coordinator causes you to study Michigan’s personnel from last year, but Syracuse’s scheme ...This is far less predictable. One big difference between Nevada & Michigan is that Michigan will have played 1 game prior to ours.

  • Greg Paulus picks Syracuse - and no it wasn't over Michigan. That possibility died a month ago. His two final choices were Nebraska or Syracuse.

  • Brian Griese is expected to be cut by Tampa Bay this week. I'm sure the 34 year old Griese will find another back up job with another NFL team.

  • Tennessee Transfer to play at Grand Valley State University: Darris Sawtelle a 6"6, 320 lbs. Offensive Tackle has left the Volunteers and will head back to Michigan to play at GVSU. Darris was a top 15 recruit in the state of Michigan two years ago. Darris recalls his conversation with Lane Kiffin: "He pretty much told me I didn't fit into the offense," Sawtelle said. Sawtelle, a Birmingham Brother Rice graduate, is the second high-profile transfer since last football season to choose Grand Valley. James Stallons, a quarterback from Macomb, left Wisconsin and will join the Lakers in the fall.

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