They’ve got a field, it’s 100 yards long, there are goalposts at either end -- we’re going to be just fine, not a big deal...We can win there as easily as we can win at home.
"The walk-ons who got schollies: DL Brink, OL Burzynski, LS Glanda, FB Gyarmati, TE Kwiatkowski, WR Reynolds, QB Wilson"
Brady Hoke dropped the "State" from Ohio and drove the Buckeyes to distraction to the point where the program—not just the fans—celebrated the return of "that school up north" like Terrelle Pryor welcoming an auto dealer into his tattoo-artist-sponsored apartment. Hoke dropped "This is Michigan" in his introductory press conference and tacked on the "fergodsakes" that made it immortal. He called last year's outfit Team 132, and now this year's outfit is team 133 and the ridiculous recruiting class that will enroll next year is shooting #team134 hashtags back and forth across twitter.
Hoke didn't seem to mean anything by any of it. He just talked, and though he tried to press-conference it things slipped out sideways. We imbibed them.
That's marketing. The rest is just repetition.
Q: Do you willingly associate with any Ohio State fans, and if so, do you objectively consider them reprehensible human beings? If not, do you subjectively consider them reprehensible human beings?
A: I don't associate with any of them, mostly because I don't spend a whole lot of time hanging out in truck stops and Golden Corrals across the Midwest. The closest I get to Ohio State fans is swerving out of the way when they cut me off on the freeway while driving their decades old Chevy Astros with OSU plates and bumper stickers. Seeing as you can tell a lot about a person's character by his driving habits, I would say that "reprehensible human beings" about sums it up. I hate those guys.
"U-M frosh defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins up and walking around while watching afternoon practice, doing well. #GoBlue:
RZ: Like a rugby punt with the arm!
HN: Onside kick with the hand.
RZ: Inbounds pass with the sternum.
HN: The infield fly rule with your penis.
RZ: EXACTLY. Like, "I'm pantsless, and you're out." You like my quarterbacks with their eyes in the sun and runnin' with their pants down just like I do, Houston.
Q: Toussaint and Clark?
Hoke: "They’re still not practicing with the team."
Are they at practice?
"They’re not at our practice, no."
Are the in this building?
"I don’t know. Are they?"
I’m asking you. You would know better than I would.
Any better idea on a timetable?
[Michigan DE Frank Clark's] next court date is a pretrial hearing Sept. 11, according to the Detroit Free Press, which jeopardizes his status for Michigan's games against Alabama on Sept. 1 and Air Force on Sept. 8.
The Big Ten will announce its own punishment for Penn State for massive failings during the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at the school. University of Iowa president Sally Mason, the chair of the Big Ten's Council of Presidents/Chancellors, will discuss the penalties along with league commissioner Jim Delany at 11 a.m. ET. Big Ten presidents and chancellors announced their own investigation into the problems at Penn State back in December.
Two sources with knowledge of the Penn State penalties said NCAA president Mark Emmert will announce Monday that he is personally sanctioning Penn State after receiving approval from the association’s Division I Board of directors, which is comprised of 22 college presidents and chancellors. One source told Yahoo! Sports Emmert’s sanctions will include a "multiple-year" bowl ban and "crippling" scholarship losses.