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Old July 15th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #21
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I still cant believe I read this right...


Most of the guys in here had never done hang cleans. Many had never done squats either or taken nutritional supplements. (The old Michigan program didn't include any of that in the Wolverines regimen.)
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Old August 1st, 2008, 06:38 AM   #22
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USA Today/Coaches poll is out.

Michigan #24

Wisconsin #12

Michigan State -

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Old August 1st, 2008, 08:18 AM   #23
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uhhh.. thats pretty generous for the wolves. now had we signed Les Miles we'd be top 15.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 11:04 AM   #24
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Yes it is. I didn't even think they were going to make it. U-M always has a better year when ranked on the low end.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 11:14 AM   #25
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i'm really nervous this year. i dont know but a handfull of names even on the team.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 11:24 AM   #26
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It's definitely a big transition year, just mute the tv when Kirk Herbstreit comes on!
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Old August 1st, 2008, 12:11 PM   #27
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f%*k Herbstreit!!!! he really put Miles and U of M in a bad situation last year. I hate him and Oiho Suckme Univ
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Old August 4th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #28
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Wonder why EMU didn't get any votes?
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Old August 5th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #29
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Because the voters have their heads in the sand. Oh, no, that's ostriches, not emus...
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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:20 AM   #30
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I think we made the top 25 just out of history and tradition. That being said I can't fathom us going 6-6 as I see 5 gimmes (miami oh, purdue, northwestern, toledo, minn.) They should be able to still handle at least 2-4 of the others. Mich like OSU USC always seems to just reload with guys you never heard, but are just sitting on the depth chart waiting for their turn. My only worry is if there is a QB capable of running Rich's system (running and throwing on the run). If one of Sheridan, Cone, Feagin, Threet can step up then...... O-line and D I suspect will be fairly strong as per usual.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #31
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24 days to go... and the big ugly green stripe on the MSU uniform pants has debuted (again) at picture day. Can't go one year without changing the helmets or uniforms?


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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:38 AM   #32
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That's not only big and ugly, he looks dumb too.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:41 AM   #33
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Old August 6th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #34
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The quarterback battle will not gain true clarity until the preseason games, but several veteran defensive players have expressed surprise with how much Chad Henne has injected himself into the race, outshining John Beck and challenging front-runner Josh McCown, who threw three interceptions Tuesday.

Defensive end Vonnie Holliday said Tuesday that before camp started, he would have been surprised if Henne ended up starting on opening day. And now? ''I wouldn't be that surprised,'' he said. ``I like the way the guy carries himself. He's not intimidated.''

Henne has worked extensively with the first team for three consecutive practices and has exceeded expectations, safety Yeremiah Bell said. ''He has a chance to win this job,'' Bell added. ``You can't overlook that he's very impressive.''

has anyone said anything about Stantoon getting off 3rd string this off season ??
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Old August 6th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #35
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To be fair... Stanton could be running and throwing like Elway and I'm not certain that would be enough to override Kitna's experience in Marinelli's mind.
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It would be cool if he could beat out orlovsky though..
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Old August 6th, 2008, 09:56 PM   #37
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Ex-Toledo guard charged with fixing games in '04-05 and '05-06

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TOLEDO, Ohio -- A former University of Toledo basketball player has been charged with point shaving, according to a federal bill of information filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
Sammy Villegas, who played basketball for four years at Toledo and has followed that with a professional career in his native Puerto Rico, is accused of shaving points in games during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.
The case comes a little more than a year after a Toledo football player was accused in a gambling scheme, though the charges against him were dropped. A university spokesman described the cases as isolated incidents.
Villegas, a guard who finished his college career in 2006, also paid another player who took part in the point-shaving ring, prosecutors said. The other player was not charged or named in the bill of information, which was filed June 30.
Gambling scandals have occasionally hit college basketball programs since the days when then-powerhouse City College was hit with accusations against three players in 1951. Scandals rocked Arizona State and Northwestern a decade ago.
Villegas was charged with conspiracy to influence sports contests by bribery and received money and other gifts in exchange for fixing games, prosecutors said. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The charges were first reported Wednesday by WUPW-TV in Toledo.
Prosecutors also didn't name who paid the players. Villegas traveled to Michigan several times to meet with another participant in the scheme, court documents said.
He intentionally missed two free throws in a 2006 game against a team the prosecutors described as Central State.
However, the day of that game, listed in court documents as Feb. 4, 2006, Toledo beat Central Michigan 78-62. The box score from the game shows Villegas hit his only shot of the game, a 3-pointer, and missed two free throws. He did not start but played 21 minutes, the stat sheet shows.
Villegas spoke three times to a conspirator in the scheme on the afternoon before the game and made another phone call to a conspirator later that night, court documents said.
An alternate for Puerto Rico's Olympic basketball team four years ago, Villegas has played professionally the last three seasons there. He also played in the Dominican Republic this year.
Toledo running back Harvey "Scooter" McDougle Jr. was charged in April 2007 with participating in a bribery scheme to influence sporting contests. A month later, those charges were dropped, but the investigation continued.
McDougle has said he did nothing wrong and never changed how he played to affect the score in any games.
He was accused of accepting cash and a car from a Michigan gambler in return for recruiting players to affect the outcome of Rockets football and basketball games.
The gambler, who was not been charged, has been identified as 50-year-old Gary Manni of Sterling Heights. Manni has said he knew many football and basketball players at the school but they did not fix any games.
McDougle said Wednesday that he never introduced Villegas to Manni and doesn't remember seeing the two together. "Wow, wow," McDougle said when told of the charges. "I haven't the slightest idea what that's about."
Former Toledo basketball player Keith Triplett, who played three seasons with Villegas, said he also knew Manni, but was never asked to shave points.
Manni told The Blade of Toledo last September that he would ask players about upcoming games and whether they were going to win. He would place bets based on their information.
But Manni said he lost money betting on Toledo games because the players were always sure that they were going to win. Manni works at a Detroit-area grocery store, but a man who answered the phone there said he was not available.
University spokesman Lawrence Burns said the school is not conducting its own investigation.
"We obviously are concerned," he said. "We're confident that if it proves to be true, the culture of our programs are solid. These are isolated events based on individual decisions."
The school hasn't had any contact with Villegas recently, and isn't aware of any connection between the charges against him and McDougle, Burns said.
A message seeking comment was left with Villegas' attorney, John Belanger of Sterling Heights, Mich.
Villegas was the Mid-American Conference freshman of the year in 2002-03, averaging 10.8 points. That increased to 13.7 points his sophomore season, when the Rockets finished 20-11 and lost in the first round of the NIT to Marquette.
Villegas' playing time and production decreased in his final two seasons. As a senior, he averaged 19 minutes and six points.
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