Ed.  Dr. Sap is back with his decals for week 5.   I added the Editor’s pick and we collaborated on the Fan award this week.  Here are the picks from Week 1 and Week 2 and Week 3 and Week 4.

clip_image002[1]Back when Bo was coaching the Michigan Football team, he awarded decals for individual as well as TEAM accomplishments.   He also selected Champions each week.

Not only were the obvious categories (offense, defense, special teams) selected, but Bo also made it a point to recognize the not so obvious ones – Scout Team Champions and Team Hustlers – each week.  

OFFENSE

DENARD ROBINSON – So it wasn’t just me.  Even Frank Beckmann said that the way Denard and the UM offense was churning out the yardage Saturday, you could put a #7 on his back and you would have thought Rick Leach was running the Michigan offense again.  Only fitting that Denard’s performance made him the All-Time Big Ten Rushing QB Leader.  When he’s healthy, Shoelace is tough to bring down – with or without his shoes on.

DEFENSE

JAKE RYAN – After watching #47 do his thing again, one word came to mind – MANSTER.  In the late ‘70s, Bob Ufer recalled how UM D-Tackle Chris Godfrey was called “manster” by fellow wolverine Ron Simpkins.  Why manster? He was half man, half monster. Jake Ryan – ‘nuff said!

SPECIAL TEAMS

DELONTE HOLLOWELL – His kickoff fumble recovery swung momentum HUGELY and quieted a crowd that has been known to help the home team pull off some major upsets against UM – just not this year!

HUSTLER /
SPARKPLUG

J.T. FLOYD – Maybe it was the look sans dreads, but JT’s PBU’s stalled Purdue drives in key situations. Against a receiving corps that was widely considered the class of the conference, Floyd schooled them on coming his way.

UNIFORM CHAMP

MAIZE PANTS – After all these years, and uniform changes, it’s great to see the pants go essentially unchanged – are you listening adidas & DB?

EDITOR’S PICK

THOMAS RAWLS – One of the most epic garbage time performances in history.  Talk of the Flint native covered the first half of Sam’s WTKA morning show on Sunday

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UFER MAIZE & BLUE
FEDORA FAN

MAIZE & BLUE RAINBOW HAIR DUDE – His get up was a little over the top (M tie on front and M flag on back), but you gotta like his enthusiasm. I assume he wore the tie just was in case he was invited to the Regents tailgate before the game. What I can’t figure out is the sawed off broom handle in his left pocket. What is that for? Beating back the swarming ladies? 

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