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17. July 2010 · Comments Off on Loeffler Ring Saga Update – Ring Seized · Categories: Archive 2009

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That’s Chumley from Pawn Stars – the internet is great

I just chatted with Aaron Herdez of Herdez Pawn in Phoenix, AZ.   He’s the nephew of the shop owner and was willing to talk about the status of the Scot Loeffler 1997 Michigan championship ring that showed up on eBay.   To recap, once word was out that former Michigan assistant’s ring was stolen, the authorities were contacted and the eBay auction was pulled.    A few different MVictors readers reported contacting Loeffler directly (or through family members), confirming that he wanted the ring back and was upset at some of the neg bombs flown his way, implying that he sold it.  

A few quotes from Herdez on the situation:

  • On Loeffler:  “He didn’t call it in stolen, he said he lost it and then he changed his mind.”  “We don’t know what really happened.”
  • On how the store treats items like this that come in the store. “We do a police report for everything that comes into the store.”
  • What is the status of the ring?  “It’s not for sale and it’s already been seized [by the police].  If I want it back I’ll have to take it court.”
  • On how they came to own the ring:  “Everything we get comes from customers that walk into the store.”
  • When they got the ring:  “I really don’t know, would have to look into the system.”
  • Do they intend to fight this?  “We really don’t know yet.”
  • Do the police decide what happens to the ring next?  “Yes, it’s really their choice.”
  • On their next move.  “We lost out on this”.
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    It sounds pretty clear to me: Loeffler’s getting his ring back and that’s that.  I’m trying to get confirmation that it’s back in his hands.

14. July 2010 · Comments Off on Auction for ‘97 Loeffler Ring Pulled from eBay · Categories: Archive 2009

Once word was out that former Michigan assistant Scot Loeffler’s 1997 Michigan championship ring was stolen, the authorities were contacted and now it appears as though the eBay auction was pulled.    Per comments on MVictors:

Via reader Ned DeGalan:

Update> I have texted with Scot and he is aware of this. As of a few minutes ago this was taken off of eBay Scot has access to an attorney in Phoenix. My thanks to to the MGoBlog community for tipping me off about this as I was one of the bidders. Kudos to all of your community for their assistance. You are truly "Leaders and Best".

Via reader @jusgre :

I reported this to the Phoenix Police Department and this was their response as of 3:25 PM:
Thank you for the information. Our Property Crimes Bureau is working with the owner of the ring to return it to him.
Officer Jennifer Eastman
Internet Detail
Public Affairs Bureau
Phoenix Police Department
602-262-4061
Visit us online at www.phoenix.gov/police

More later?  We’ll see.  If the ring is recovered and returned to Loeffler you’ll hear about it here.

Ahh, the 1997 ring saga continues.   Thanks to friend of blog Craig Ross (with a hat tip to Brian at mgoblog) who passed along this info about the 1997 Championship Ring that is up on eBay right now, bearing the name Scott [sic] Loeffler:

…I just talked to Scot.

1. The ring was stolen (in Arizona ) and Scot procured a replacement ring. He still has that ring and his national championship ring. He will never sell these. Scot has never been on e-bay in his life; has never sold anything on e-bay. He did not sell this ring or give it away. It was stolen.

2. Scot, recall, did not leave the UM. He was terminated with the rest of the staff (except Fred Jackson). Scot continues to have strong connections in Ann Arbor and continues to love the University. He is proud to be a graduate and proud to have coached here. He is mortified that anyone would think otherwise.

So there you go. 

This is backed up by MVictors reader ‘bluchip’, who posted this comment recently, similar story, more details, the exception being it “lost” vs. “stolen” which might be subjective when dealing with hotel rooms:

Scot lost it four or five years ago in a Phoenix hotel while on a layover during a west coast recruiting trip as a Michigan coach. Shortly thereafter Michigan Football staffer Scott Draper ordered him a replacement ring which Scot now has in his possession. He never sold the original, never pawned it or gave it away. How it ended up here is anyone’s guess. I know Scot is trying to get the original back, but I doubt he is going to pay a ransom for it, and neither would anyone else if they had already been given a replacement. Any help with getting it back would be appreciated by Scot and his family. He can be contacted through the University of Florida Football office.

The ring is still up on eBay, current auction price $1,742.50.

[UPDATE 7/14 – Friend of blog Craig Ross contacted Loeffler, details here.]

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Wow, a 97 Michigan championship ring, after an earlier auction of a ‘97 band fell through, is up on eBay.  And the seller claims the original owner of this ring was former Michigan assistant coach Scot Loeffler.   I believe he was a grad assistant on the ‘97 squad and squeaked into the team photo:

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It’s Scot with one ‘t’, eBay and Bentley!

Per the auction description:

YOU ARE BIDDING ON A MICHIGAN WOLVERINES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYERS RING

  • 1997 ROSE BOWL RING

  • ENGRAVED INSIDE SCOTT LOEFFLER

  • MICHIGAN WOLVERINES

Loeffler went on to be quarterback coach for Coach Carr, then over to the Detroit Lions when Rodriguez came in, and is currently on Urban Meyer’s staff in Gainesville.

Scot, you can leave town, play for Urban Meyer Wiener, and even try to steal our recruits but… don’t sell your 1997 Championship ring!!

My only question about this (beyond getting Loeffler to comment and I emailed him).  The ring is truly engraved “SCOTT” with two “t’s”.   If so, just maybe  the ring was misengraved and he was issued a corrected ring – and somehow this one ended up in the hands of a dealer.  Doubt it, because this seems easily corrected:

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The auction of Loeffler’s ring ends July 19.  Bidding currently at $1,592.

A quick edition of eBay Watch, looks like another Michigan championship ring up for auction, this time a 1990 Big Ten Championship Ring.  Here’s a look:

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A few notes:

  • Like most of these rings it’s 10K gold.
  • It appears as though the stone is maize colored, the first time I can recalled seeing that.
  • Reads "Big Ten Champions" around the stone.
  • One side reads "Count On Me" which I take to be the team slogan that season, along with the score 35-3 below an alligator.  That of course is a nod to the 1991 Gator Bowl when Gary Moeller’s men crushed Mississippi (Wolverine Historian YouTube).   That’s the game the entire Michigan offensive line (Dean Dingman, Tom Dohring, Greg Skrepenak, Matt Elliott, Steve Everitt) was named the MVPs of the game.  Steve Everitt told the Ole Miss guy across him, "YOU LIKE THAT, HUH??" a record 17 times that day.
  • The other side features the player/coach name, a depiction of the Big House and their position/role on the team.

This one belonged to a coach named "Robinson".  There wasn’t a major position coach on the team with that surname but the team photo does reveal a David Robinson, fourth from the right in the seventh row, probably supporting S&C or another group:

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So…this probably was this man’s ring.  Having featured a bunch of rings on this site, I’ll insert the standard disclaimer here: don’t assume anything about how or why this ring ended up on eBay.  It could have been lost, stolen, given to a friend or relative, lost in a poker game (damn!) or maybe Robinson was creeped out by alligators.

The seller is asking $1,999.00 (too much) for this beauty.  

P.S.  A big hat tip to reader Dan O. for pointing this auction out to me.  If you ever see anything in an attic or on eBay you think is pretty unique, give me a virtual jingle.

Other rings that have been up on eBay over the past couple years:

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04. February 2009 · Comments Off on Scot Loeffler went after Justin Turner · Categories: Archive 2009

Another signing day is upon us and you know where to go if you need your updates (not here). Like last year, Sam Webb is holding a live signing day extravaganza this afternoon on WTKA 1050AM.

His first call in guest today was the #1 rated player out of Ohio Justin “J.T.” Turner.

While Turner committed to Michigan last March, Webb asked him if any schools were making a push on him close to Signing Day. He mentioned Clemson was hounding him, and then dropped this little nugget—Florida’s Scot Loeffler (the popular quarterbacks’ coach for Lloyd Carr and of the Detroit Lions last season) and who just joined Urban Meyer and the Gators last month, apparently tried to woo Turner to Gainesville in the past three weeks. JT said that Michigan and “coach Gibby cut that out”, as in, squashed whatever shenanigans Loeffler was bringing.

Here’s the clip where Turner talks about Clemson and Loeffler’s pursuit:

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Come on Scoty, J.T.’s a Michigan man! Here’s the podcast of the full interview, and where you can hear the interviews with several more commitments.

Elsewhere: Sean at MSC has been doing a great job as usual getting the updates out as soon as they happen. Sean’s take on the class:

Michigan has actually had at least 30 different 2009 recruits commit to them at some point, but decommitments have obviously brought the final number down. Of course, some of those decommitments opened up opportunities for current commits, but that is still primarily why Michigan was unable to get to 25. Even so, this was still a solid class, especially for a team that went 3-9.

One hundred and fifty eBay Watch posts later, I figured it was time to run down my favorites.  To recap, here are items #10-#6, published earlier this week.  The Top 5:

5.  Suit Up like one of Yost’s Men (posted June 15, 2009)

Probably the most remarkable auction of Michigan lore I’ve seen on eBay.  A freaking Yost-era uniform – belt, pants, helmet, and shoes – from the early 1910s up for sale.   What else can you say?

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I guess the question is what does one do with this stuff?  Put it on display in the man cave or home office?  It absolutely belongs in Schembechler Hall or at the Bentley Library.  I’m not sure what happened to it but it fetched a lot of bucks that’s for certain.  Read the original post here

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4.  Coach Mac wants his Mojo Back (posted January 2008)

Many ring-on-eBay dramas have played on this site thanks to eBay Watch.  Recently you’ve had the former assistant Scot Loeffler/pawn shop ‘97 ring imbroglio, which is still playing out.   Then in 2008 you have the Allen Bishop 1986 Rose Bowl ring saga.   Arguably this tale is my favorite of all:

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A seller offered a 1980 title ring bearing the name McCartney, claiming it was a “salesman’s sample”.   Shortly after the auction closed the wife of former coach Bill McCartney wrote to MVictors and claimed that this was no sample – it belonged to her husband, former Bo assistant and Colorado head coach Bill McCartney.  A portion of Lyndi McCartney’s note:

That ring is part of our life story. It represents a significant and cherished time in our lives. We’d love to have the ring back. Coach Mac is not buying that it’s a sample ring – he thinks it’s the real deal and someone stole it and sold it.

I tried but unfortunately I wasn’t able to track down the buyer.  The McCartney ring is still out there somewhere.  Later I contacted Mrs. McCartney to let her know that the ring company can reproduce authorized replacements with the proper permission/verification.

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3.  1901 Season Pass (posted December 6, 2006)

Probably the item that inspired the eBay Watch concept and I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon this.   It’s what appears to be a season pass to the Michigan athletic schedule for the 1901-1902 athletic year.   I’ve haven’t seen this or anything like it since and I kick myself regularly for not having shelled out the bucks to buy it:

1901 ring a bell?  How about Fielding Yost’s really, really perfect season, his first in Ann Arbor, when he and the boys rolled up opponents 550-0 including a trouncing of Stanford in the first Rose Bowl. 

If anyone knows who owns this today please let me know, I’d love to chat.   Check out the original post here.

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2.  The Drunk and Old 98 (posted December 15, 2006)

It was a hot week for eBay and I’m not even sure eBay Watch existed.  If the 1901 Season Pass didn’t get me hot on this concept as a long-term series, this did.  Rarely do I actually buy the stuff I write about but I couldn’t pass this auction up. 

A seller offered this single page from a 1940 issue of Life Magazine featuring Michigan Tom Harmon squaring off against a rowdy (likely pickled drunk) Cal fan who entered the field to tackle Old 98:

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I love that even the headline claims that Harmon was taken down by the fan “Fan Tackles Michigan’s Harmon..”  Umm – I submit exhibits 5-9 that Harmon was never taken to the ground.

Other than it being awesome, I needed to find some way to share the tale with Michigan fans other than just showing a shot like the above.   I scanned it in and created a kinda crude YouTube depiction of the tale of Harold Brennan vs. Tom Harmon:

 

 

Last season on what would be Harmon’s 90th birthday (and the 79th anniversary of this incident) I pumped out a fine-tuned version of the epic encounter including a little background music:

 

I love it to this day and it gets better as you find more subtle items as you go.  Mavens of Harmon v. Drunk will love WolverineHistorian’s video clip of the run as well.   Watching the Cal buffoons try to bring down Harmon makes you understand why Brennan hopped on the field.

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1.  The Willis Ward Protests (posted April 30, 2009)

The 1930s is my favorite decade in Michigan football history because the period encompasses a wild mix of the best and worst of football, on and off the field.   One of the most fascinating events occurred when prior to their scheduled game in 1934, Georgia Tech made it known that they would not take the field if Willis Ward, an African American player on Harry Kipke’s roster, was permitted to play.


Wire Photo of Willis Ward, 4/30/2009 eBay Watch

Ward, featured in the wire photo above that prompted the eBay Watch post, was the road roommate of Gerald Ford and fine player on the team.  Word got out on campus about about the Jackets’ demands and soon the campus was ablaze in protests.

In this post I chronicle how this played out in the week prior to the game.   To-be playwright Arthur Miller, a student at the time, had a loose tie to one of the Georgia Tech players and according to a Miller biographer, his attempt to intervene in the whole mess went bad:

‘Miller was right in the middle of this’…Not only did the visiting team rebuff ‘the Yankee’ Miller ‘in salty language’, but they told him they would actually kill Ward if he set one foot on the Michigan gridiron. ‘The Georgia Tech team was wild.’ Miller was furious. He ‘went immediately to the office of the Michigan Daily and wrote an article about it, but it was not published.’

The ugliness hit its peak on Friday night during a rally, as insults (and coins!) were hurled at speakers.   No one was immune from the shots:

Shots were hurled at the frat boys (yes, Hitleristic in 1934):

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Shot fired at The Michigan Daily for the depth of its coverage:

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And a few questions for the athletic department and administration:

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You think RichRod knows drama?    Read about it here

04. August 2010 · Comments Off on Best of eBay Watch – #10-#6 · Categories: Archive 2009

I did some house cleaning recently on the eBay Watch Index, the year-by-year tally of all the eBay Watch posts from these pages from over the years.   The list now spans over 150 entries and given the excellent lists floating around on the web as we await kickoff of the season, I thought it’d be a good time to run down my favorites to date.

Counting down from 10:

10.  Michigan Baseball Visits Japan (1932) (posted December 15, 2008)

I don’t feature common items like tickets or programs very often in this series, but this was one special stub.  It’s a torn ticket from one of the games the Michigan baseball team played in Japan in 1932.  How this ended up preserved and in an a US auction I have no idea.  An MVictors reader was kind enough to translate shortly after I posted it:

From an excellent summary published in Michigan Today in 1998, it all started with baseball teams from Japan doing a college tour in the US years earlier, with many of the stops in Ann Arbor from 1911 to 1925. Then in 1929, Michigan coach Ray Fisher got an invite from the Meiji University inviting the maize and blue to visit Japan as “ambassadors of good will.” Fielding Yost and the board of athletics approved the trip and so they headed west, then more west, until they reach the Far East in 1929.  

Read more on the original post, including Michigan’s feelings about the local umpires, how M fared in the 13 game series, and the gifts (suit of armor!) presented to Fielding Yost by our Japanese friends.

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9.  U.S.S. Michigan Sinks Penn (posted June 29, 2010)

The postcard that inspired my entry in Hail to the Victors 2009 was auctioned earlier this year and prompted a recap of the events surrounding one remarkable game in an equally remarkable season of 1909.   Here’s that postcard:

Needing a win on the road against Penn, a team they’d be trounced by in recent years, the Michigan team got a huge boost when they arrived in Philadelphia. they got a big boost.  The battleship U.S.S. Michigan happened to be docked nearby and contained around 400 sailors on board “determined to see the name Michigan honored.”  The “jackies”, as they were called, decided to rally behind Yost and the boys and marched onto the field before the game bearing Maize and Blue emblems.   A gift (that flag that made it onto the postcard) was presented to the team.  And to the dismay of Quaker fans the jackies didn’t head back to the ship after the ceremony. They stayed–cheering and singing songs to honor their namesakes on the gridiron and Michigan captain Dave Allerdice later called this gesture, “as fine a spirit as I have ever witnessed.”   Inspired by the Navy men, Michigan crushed Penn 12-6 in a manner not indicative by the final score.  Check out the whole story.

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8.  Norm Daniel’s 1931 Jersey (posted August 23, 2008)

I’ve featured a few different vintage game-worn items in the series but this was pretty unique:

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Not only is it old (1931) and in great shape, the jersey was worn by a member of Harry Kipke’s national championship squad – a gent named Norm Daniels.   On top of all of this, while digging around I found out at the time of posting Daniels was still alive & had turned 100 in 2007!

Digging deeper I found out that Daniels, later a football coach at Wesleyan (CN), was at a coaching convention with Bo when he bumped into a former famous teammate:

Schembechler and Daniels waited in a private room at the hotel hosting the convention. At the scheduled moment, a door opened and the President came came in. Daniels’ spontaneous greeting outraced the moment’s protocol as he chimed, “Well, hello, Jerry!” only to catch himself, “…I mean, Mr. President.” “No, no, Norm…,” countered the President, “I will always be ‘Jerry’ to you.”

Sadly I learned that Daniels, described as an ‘icon’, passed away in March 2009 at the age of 102.   Read the original post here.

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7. Michigan Football Turns 100 (guest post on mgoblog, posted February 8, 2009)

Before Brian Cook at mgoblog assembled a team of beat writers, recruiting analysts and prolific diarists, when he went on vacation he needed content.  In February 2009 I delivered a guest post version of eBay Watch that started with the 1979 program & ticket to an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of Michigan football (1879-1979).

In this mgoguest post I walk through the first game back in 1879 and then drill down on the centennial event itself.  The bash featured an amazing array of guests and speakers.  Oh, and I also noted this colossal blunder on the tickets for the event -  I believe this is what the kids call an EPIC FAIL:

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I can live with the “BICENTENNIAL” typo (the bi-cent will be in 2079), but referring to the facility housing this banquet as “Chrysler” is beyond forgiveness, especially given Fritz himself attended!   Full post here.   One side note:  most of those items you see inside that Schembechler Hall gallery (or don’t see, since it’s not openly available to the public!) were collected by Millie Schembechler and her committee for this event. 

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6.  Send that to the Bentley Library (Posted May 11, 2010)

If you read these pages you know I spend my share of time perusing the U-M Bentley Library, and last year I wrote a piece about how the Michigan athletic archives ended up at that great facility on Beal Avenue.  

Occasionally I stumble upon something worthy of the attention of library curators.  Last June I presented enough evidence to convince the library to change the recorded score of the 1909 Michigan-Syracuse game, giving the Wolverines an additional point.   In 2008, with the help of some former players, a mystery player in the 1968 team photo was properly identified.

Earlier this year a seller offered up a page from a January 1899 issue of Harper’s Weekly featuring a photo of the 1898 Michigan football team, the team that inspired Elbel’s ‘The Victors’:

I bought it, and it turns out it’s a photo the folks at the Bentley have never seen before and they wanted a copy.  It’s now part of the Michigan football archives and it was a thrill to contribute:

Check out photo of “The Kid” and read the rest of the original post here.

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Coming soon – the top 5.

Honorable mention: 

Have a Highball with Bennie O.
Where Ufer Laid Woody Hayes Away
Bo’s Calling Card
Scot Loeffler’s ’97 Champion Ring  (still in process!)
Shorty Longman’s Ruse

A few thoughts on the press conference and media activities down at the Junge Center outside the Big House tonight:

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RR getting a bit thin up front, might need to go tight like the Webmaster

To start things off a frog throated Rich Rod, suffering from both the recruiting and flu seasons, gushed about the 27 commitments to the class and identified those responsible in the recruiting process.  Speaking of his voice, ironically an illin’ RichRod sounds very much like a healthy, wolf-strangling Mike Barwis.

Then came the general media Q&A and things got interesting, and you’ll have much more tonight/tomorrow from the writers.  Dave Birkett of AnnArbor.com and Drew Sharp hit Rodriguez hard on recruiting Demar Dorsey, who was acquitted of some serious legal issues, as summarized by AnnArbor.com:

Dorsey, ranked the No. 2 safety and No. 12 player in the country by ESPN.com, was charged with two felonies while in high school, according to court records in Broward County, Fla.

He was acquitted by a jury on a 2008 charge of robbery with a deadly weapon, and had an earlier charge of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling dismissed.

Dave Ablauf had to step in and request the media move on, Rich Rod suggested people didn’t have the entire picture and then urged people to be positive.  Sharp wasn’t having it, and you can expect more tomorrow in his column.   Here’s the audio of the exchanges if you need it.

For whatever reason Drew doesn’t sit with the media–he stands over to the side.  So when he asks questions it becomes a mini production, Drew vs. Coach:

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That’s Sharp in the back, with LL from LA to the left, and Borton looking stoic in the foreground

Beyond the Dorsey bombardment, the other interesting item came from Rich Rodriquez discussing negative recruiting in the conference:

It wasn’t as bad in our league, especially.  Maybe the other coaches can tell you otherwise.  There’s only one school, I think, in our league that we think was negative recruiting quite a bit. 

He later said the school wasn’t Ohio State.  And we’re pretty sure it’s not Michigan.  So scuttlebutt around the media narrowed the negative Ne11y (<—11, eleven, get it? I made a funny) to be: 
        * Michigan State – Understandable, given the common instate recruiting battles, turf, logo issues, the pounding vein on Dantonio’s head, etc. etc. 
        * Purdue – Due to the Danny Hope-Rodriguez feud including the lingering Roundtree-dipped-in-Snake-Oil-served-in-a-Wizard-Hat imbroglio. 
        * And a surprising third candidate?  Per an insider –>  the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Tim Brewster.  Wow, that’d be interesting but hard to fathom given how few common recruits the schools had.  But never discount the importance and bitterness lingering in the Jug rivalry.

I’m going with the Boilers and WCBN concurs.  I’ll ping insiders to get the scoop.

Other Rich Rod stuff:

     * It was assumed Michigan would hire a linebackers coach.  It turns out Greg Robinson will handle the linebackers and they’ll look to hire a coach to help out the safety position which will be one of the most watched positions this spring/camp/fall. 
     * Speaking of LBs, Antonio Kinard, LB from Youngstown, may have some difficultly qualifying academically.  If he doesn’t qualify RichRod confirmed U-M will continue to recruit him to Michigan.
     * So, Michigan may have 1 slot to fill in the next month but Rodriguez doesn’t think anything will happen with it.

About an hour after Rich Rod finished, the seven early enrollees met the media and posed for a few photos:

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Austin White with the ball

Back to the negative recruiting, crown jewel of the class Devin Gardner (below) was asked quite a bit about the practice when he met the media tonight.  First, he said former U-M and current Florida QB coach Scot Loeffler did not use negative recruiting tactics vs. Michigan but did push him hard to reconsider his commitment.  Loeffler’s pitch involved Tom Brady and a path to the NFL.  No sale. 

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But Gardner had a message for the schools that did bash your Maize and Blue.  When asked if he experienced grief from negative ne11ies out there, Gardner dropped this classic blast:

Oh definitely.  Ohio State fans, on Facebook.  They were telling me some unforgiveable things.  But it’s okay.  They’re going to have to play me someday so I don’t know if that was a good idea.

More from Gardner:

  • Gardner said the Michigan playbook is almost identical to that of Inkster, just with different names for the plays. 
  • He’s very comfortable with his classes at U-M.  Thinks the hype over the work/study load was overblown and he’s all over it.
  • Called the drama over whether he’d be able to enroll early “one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of my life” and was relieved when he found out he was in. 
  • Despite the focus on the non-criminal record, Gardner offered up a lighter side to Demar Dorsey, “He’s one of the funniest people I’ve met.  I enjoy spending time with him.”
  • He has a roommate, Charlie, who has no idea who Gardner is.  Per Gardner, he’s got his nose in the computer all day [that’s weird.  Oh wait…..hey!]  And he doesn’t see him much other than when he hits the sack.   Here’s to hoping Charlie is a prodigy spelling bee/chess champ who was just as highly recruited to come to Michigan for academic reasons.  And he thinks Gardner is oblivious to the situation.  Someone get cameras to follow these guys around.
30. January 2009 · Comments Off on eBay Watch
Season Post Title Memorabilia featured
1879 Michigan Football Turns 100
1879 Did Irving Pond really Score 1st? Accounts of first Michigan game
1895 Driving a Tally-Ho Through It Old, old wire photo repro
1896 1896 Lehigh Program Vintage program
1896 Climate Controlled in Chicago Playing indoors in 1896
1896 The H is for Handlebar Pic of Yost rocking Mustache
1897 Vintage, Vintage Yost Yost, Ohio Wesleyan Team Pic
1898 The Inspiration of 1898 Win that inspired The Victors
1898 Send that to the Bentley Library Unrecorded 1898 Team Photo!
1899 Can You Spot the Ringer? Heston, 1899 San Jose St Photo
1900 Elephants at Michigan & Trumbull Iowa vs. Michigan in 1900
1900 How about Willie Heston? Willie Heston history, Yost
1900 Turn of Century Walking Cane Cane with Football, U-M logo
1901 Cryptanalyst Needed: 1901 Menu 1901 Team Menu – Awesome
1901 Baird Calls Cal, Stanford Yellow 1901 M Athletics Schedule
1901 1901 Season Football Pass Season pass to Yost’s inaugural
1902 1902 Usher’s Ribbon Vintage M Usher’s badge
1902 Rah-Rah-Rah Rose Bowl Rout First Rose Bowl pin?
1902 Some Vintage Rose Bowl Cheer Entire team in Rose Parade
1903 Brown Jug Lore: Spinning Myths Little Brown Jug history
1903 Pioneering Play-by-Play Wiring in game updates
1904 1904 and the Mountaineer Romp The Victors sheet music
1904 Was ‘The Victors’ Ripped off? Don’t read this
1905 Badgers and Bleachers Postcard, Stands collapse
1905 A Hard Combination to Beat Postcard, team pics, OSU charm
1907 Making the Buckeyes Sick in 1907 Postcard, team photos
1907 1907 Michigan Team Postcards Postcards
1907 M Leaves the Western Conference Yost leaves conference
1907 Old Fashioned Football Wasbash-Michigan in 1907
1909 Joy Miller & The Disgrace of 1909 Marquette program, controversy
1909 U.S.S. Michigan Sinks Penn Postcard and incredible story
1909 Scoring Shorty’s Triumph 1909 M-Notre Dame Scorecard
1909 Ferbert’s Million Dollar TD Gustave Ferbert strikes It Rich
1909 Shorty Longman’s Ruse Notre Dame beats Michigan first time
1910 Bailing Out the Marching Band Raising Funds; Sending the MMB
1910 eBay Watch: Hiring Branch Rickey Rickey’s U-M baseball contract
1910 1910 through The Daily Michigan Daily and 1910
1910 To Tag Football Men? Early discussion on uniform numbers
1910 Vintage Michigan State-Michigan 1910 Mich-Michigan State
1910 Yost Gets a Dog to Get Shorty’s Goat Postcard, Coaching Tete a Tete
1911 Cornhusker Hospitality M team/fans Treated well in Lincoln
1911 J. Fred Lawton & ‘Varsity’ (1911) Music history
1911 Send the Band to Help the Team 1911 Band Fundraiser Plea
1911 The Union: For Michigan Men Vintage U-M logos, Union History
1912 Students Forming the Block M Postcards, block M in crowd
1912 Tom Brady and 1912 Rule Change Kryk outlines 1912 rule changes
1912 The Accountant’s Glove Accounting legend’s glove
1912-3 Suit Up like One of Yost’s men Full Vintage uniform, helmet
1914 Lost Luggage in 1914 Harvard scorecard, program
1915 1915 Cornell Program Cornell program
1915 Michigan is Weakening MSU fight song origins
1915-9 College Scrapbook Vintage scrapbook, baseball
1919 Solid Gold Champions Gold Baseball Champs Charm
1920 Doc’s not just the Nickname (1920) Baseball, Doc Lavan
1920s Making Michigan Fans Louder Roaring Twenties Megaphone
1923 Yost Steps off the Sidelines, for now Yost retires; for now
1923 Marines help Dedicate Yost Field House Yost Dedication; Marines Poster
1923 Rockne is Fed Up Old Rockne letter
1924 Ty Tyson and WWJ Radio Early Football radio history
1925 Roadshow: 1837 Michigan Seal History of U-M Seals
1925 Yost Wants a Real Wolverine Program, real Wolverine mascots
1925 Professor Yost Note from Yost football lecture
1926 The Wolverine Pack & 1926 News clipping, Bennie and Benny
1926 Gold Football Charm? Charm from mid-1920s football
1926 Yost’s Signature Helmet Leather Yost-branded headgear
1926 Any Stadium Bonds out there? Bonds to fund Michigan Stadium
1927 Never Seen? Stadium Photos M Stadium construction photos
1927 Big House Dedication Ticket stubs, Stadium history
1927 Coffee Service for Yost Silver Coffee set given to Yost
1927 Yost’s Bust Head statue of F.H. Yost
1927 Yost’s Shiny New Packard Beautiful car given to Yost by alums
1927 Freshly Minted Big House Postcard – Great pic of ’27 Stadium
1928 Benny Friedman’s Detroit Wolverines Early Pro football program
1929 Michigan Busted Bronko Bronko Nagurski history
1929 Brother, Can you Spare a Dime? Minnesota-Michigan Viking pin
1930 Hail the Schedule Bot! A strange wooden schedule
1930 1930 Michigan Football Jersey Vintage jersey
1930 Gerald Ford, Michigan Man Ford and more
1930 Hercules Passes Away Depression era player
1931 Norm Daniels – 101 and going strong! Follow-up, 1931 Jersey
1931 Charity Schmarity 1931 Charity Game
1931 Rum Raid snags U-M Captain Capt. James Simrall arrested
1931 Norm Daniels’ 1931 Michigan Jersey Player’s jersey
1931 Whitey Wistert’s ID U-M Great’s photo ID
1931 Dougovito is a bad Mo Fo Wrestling scorecards, Olympics
1932 What you Would Do? Coaching strategy news clip
1932 Michigan Baseball Visits Japan Baseball ticket stub from Japan
1932 Ripped Ohio MMB doing script Ohio
1932 On the Meyer Morton Award History of the award, Ford
1932 “I thought Crisler was a Violin Player” Princeton cartoon of Crisler
1933 Yost’s Warning to you Drunks Yearbook, Gerald Ford
1933 1933 and the Dickinson Formula Program, signed Ford card
1933 1933 MSC Ticket Application MSU application for M tickets
1933 National Championship Charm Charm for ’33 champions
1934 Harry Kipke and the Fall of 1934 Gerald Ford, Willis Ward
1934 Black and Blue piece of History 1934 Georgia Tech Ticket Stub
1934 Jesse Owns and Gerald Ford Game Program
1934 The Willis Ward Protests Georgia Tech protests on campus
1935 Harry Kipke Tames Lions Wire pic of Kipke with baby Lions
1935 Faster Than Jesse Owens Willis Ward vs. Jesse Owens
1935 Smoke ‘em if you Got ‘em M Stadium ashtry, with wolverine
1936 Why Tom Harmon went to U-M Recruting Harmon
1936 The Bergermeister’s Sweater Vintage M letterman sweater
1936 Rough Seas for Coach Kipke Things get ugly for Kipke
1937 Fritz’s Secret Practice Pass to Princeton football practice
1937 Luring Tom Harmon Teams Angle to steal 98 from U-M
1938 Harmon and Old Number..Six? Tom Harmon wearing number 6
1938 The Buckeye Ballet Wire Photo of Bumbling Buckeyes
1938 What a Woman! Rose Queen holds 1901 team pic
1938 Debut of Crisler’s Winged Helmet Helmet history
1939 Tommy’s the BMOC Tom Harmon photo in classroom
1939 Intrepidus, the Last Wolverine Last visit of a live wolverine at game
1939 Herron vs. Harmon Interceptions Longest Interception Return?
1939 Harmon Takes a Sip, Chicago Quits Old 98 wire photo
1939 49 more to the left column Yost and 1901 team pic
1940 The Drunk and Old 98 Life magazine scene
1940 Eliminating Beards, Extending Brand 1940s “Wolverine” Shaving Kit
1940 Pickled Cal Fan Still Can’t Catch Harmon Wire Photos of Brennen/Harmon
1940 Hearing Fielding Yost Yost speech with audio!
1941 Tom Harmon says ‘Vote Heston’ Campaign pin for Willie Heston
1941 Harmon Jitterbugs with Joan & Jinx Old Photo of Old 98 with Dames
1942 Deplorable in the Congo WWII Congo Currency with Note
1942 Bracelet of a Buckeye Legend Incredible OSU charms
1943 Toasting Crazy Legs Hirsch tall boy Beer Can
1943 Final Piece of the Puzzle Rare! 1943 MSU-Mich Ticket stub
1944 It’s Fumblitis, Daddy-o First night game (Part II)
1944 Hot Herring in his Cummerbund Vintage Ufer Track Photos
1944 Michigan’s Debut as a Nocturnal Eleven First night game (Part I)
1945 Army Program from Yankee Stadium Cadets and Michigan lock horns
1945 Yost’s Punt Pass Prayer Newspaper clip of coaching greats
1945 Chasing Blanchard & Davis Glenn Davis, Doc Blanchard Army
1946 Harmon Strikes It 98 Strikes the Heisman Pose??
1946 Michigan’s Grand Old Man Laid to Rest Photo, Yost’s funeral
1947 1948 Rose Bowl and the title debate Notre Dame or Michigan #1?
1947 The Bashful Dick Kempthorn Wire photo from Rose Bowl trip
1948 Driving Trojans Mad Wire Photo from ’48
1948 Honorary Captains, Miami OH game Pete Elliott photo
1948 Crisler Describes the Spinner Fritz Book excerpt, diagrams
1948 Rose Bowl Pics Wire Photos from ’48 Rose Bowl
1949 Spartan Vandals Invade Ann Arbor Campus Pranks – 1949 style
1949 Moose, Ox, and Whitey The Wistert Brothers photo
1950 The Snow Bowl Rose bowl pic, Snow bowl
1950 Blue Get Bombed in the Bronx Yankee Stadium stub, v. Army
1950 Biggie Munn’s stuff Incredible stuff, MSU coach
1952 1952 Michigan Game Uniform Jersey and interview with the player
1953 The Willard ‘Ike’ Ikola Project Old time U-M hockey goalie
1954 The 1954 Bust Football bust program, signed
1956 The Distinguished Digit The “1” in official attendance
1957 Coaching Legends in Atlantic City Coaching clinic glass, Crisler
1957 Kramer Soars on the Hardwood Ron Kramer Photo at Yost Field House
1957 How about this schedule? Pocket schedule, ticket stubs
1958 Signed WWJ Football Harry Newman, Crisler signed
1958 Hanging Bennie in Effigy Coach hung from campus tree
1959 Mother Nature Crushes Campus Yost Field House roof blows off!
1960 Have a Highball with Bennie O. Highball glasses
1960 Duck Bribe of 1960 Oregon player Bribed before game
1960 Denny Fitzgerald Leather Helmet Last Man to wear Leather helmet?
1962 Fritz Gives Reader’s Digest Gas Face Fritz Crisler Letter
1964 Harmon Goes for the Gusto Tom Harmon beer ad
1964 From now on, You’ll be Fritz Crisler, Stagg history
1966 Bring Back the Old Man ! Wire Photo, old Yost
1967 Rudy T. in Cazzie’s New House Crisler Arena Construction
1968 Woody says, “Don’t give this to Bo!” Hayes autographed book
1968 Affectionately, Fritz Crisler Retirement menu for Crisler
1969 1969 Vanderbilt Stub, Bo’s First Game Ticket stub
1969 Inspecting Canham’s Carpet Wire Photo of new turf
1969 Bo Tells Mickey Mouse Something Bo and Mickey Mouse wire photo
1969 Ring from Den of Mellow Men? Michigan Championship Ring
1970 Filthy Revenge on Woody Hayes Hayes toilet paper
1970 Dan Devine Feeling Waspish Dan Devine letter
1971 It Must be the Shoe Laces! Billy Taylor’s Tricked out Pumas
1972 Old 98’s Son Faces Michigan, MSU Tom, Mark Harmon vs. M, MSU
1972 Old 98 with New #7? Harmons: Father and Son
1972 Ed Shuttleworth’s Bowl Watch 1972 Rose Bowl Watch
1973 Ufer Cries Treason! 1973 Big Ten Vote – WJR Radio
1973 Vader helmet is Operational Vintage Helmet safety testing
1974 Bo Enjoys Beating Spartans News clipping, great shot of Bo
1974 Gerald Ford Snaps! Photo of Gerald Ford hiking
1974 No BK Kids Meal Cup Burger King Cup, Frank Nunley
1976 Where Ufer Laid Woody Hayes Away Ufer’s Woody Hayes coffin
1976 Politics and Pigskin Ford, Ufer and Politicis
1976 Wolverine All Whites Michigan Orange Bowl Uniforms
1976 1976 Orange Bowl Stub Bowl stub, M Marching Band
1976 1976 NCAA Finals Ticket Stub Final Four stub vs. Indiana
1977 Another Rose Bowl ring auctioned M championship ring
1979 AC’s Gator Bowl Watch Carter Watch for Sale
1979 Want a Heisman? $299,999.99 Charles White’s Heisman!
1979 Michigan Football Turns 100 (1879-1979) Guest post on mgoblog
1980 Coach Mac Wants his Mojo Back Bill McCartney’s ring (part II)
1980 M Men sell their Rose Bowl rings? Bill McCartney’s ring (part I)
1980 Coach Robinson’s Ring Michigan ring – 1980
1981 Butch Speaks his Mind Butch Woolfolk Outspoken
1981 Stoned Badgers say, “I was there” Wisconsin pin
1981 Bob Ufer 25 years later Ufer history
1982 Schembechler Snaps! Bo Blow-ups on Wire Photos
1982 Texas A&M Lures Bo Aggies Dangle Coach to get Bo
1982 Low Point on High Street Wojo arrested in Columbus
1982 aMaize’n Blue Magazine? Precursor to ‘The Wolverine’ et. Al
1983 Bo’s Calling Card Schembechler business card
1985 Woody’s message for you Poindexters Great letter from Hayes
1985 Oh Man, 1986 Rose Bowl Ring M championship ring
1986 Bo’s Helmet Stickers Helmet with stickers
1988 Messner Won’t let it Happen Again Messner vs. Mandarich
1989 Those Corny Winged Helmets History of hockey helmet change
1989 Hanging a Piece of Yost West MSU Hockey banner
1990 Hand him the Hustler Award M Player Trophies
1990 A Proper Tailgating Vessel M Pick-up truck, Kyle Busch
1990 Tom Harmon’s Putter Gift putter of Old 98’s
1991 Moeller Calling the Catch Awesome Moeller Headset Audio
1993 A Fab Five Christmas Christmas ornaments
1997 1997 Nebraska Cornhusker Ring Nebraska championship ring
1997 1997 National Championship Ring 97 National championship ring
1997 1997 National Championship Ring #2 Another ’97 ring!
1997 Scot Loeffler’s ’97 Champion Ring Former Coach’s ring saga!
1997 “Michigan has no chance” in 1997 Corso’s lame prediction, pocket sch.
2000 2000 Big Ten Championship Ring Another player ring
2000 Huggy Bear’s Locker Justin Fargas’s stuff
2001 Michigan falls in Bo Bobblehead Game Bo/Woody Bobbleheads
2002 Buckeye Player Sells Gold Pants OSU gold pants charm
2003 Guess it didn’t mean that much OSU Championship Ring
2006 Gun Sting Whip Stout Rocket Coaches folder for Iowa game
2008 New adidas Coaches Gear? Michigan sweatervest
2007 One of Those Ticket Stub Boxes Relic from M Stadium
2007 Billy Sauer’s Mask Goalie Mask from garage sale
2008 Terrelle Pryor’s Sweatband just $349.99 Recruit’s sweatband
2010 Backwards ‘L’ from Stadium Turf Suspicious!
various Stubs from college football games Various classic ticket stubs
various Don’t Believe the Hype! Fake cleats, pennant
various Righteous Docs Rare letters, photos
various Legends think they’re Bill Shakespeare Books by famous M men
various When the Game Must be Moved Moved games in history