The question came from a reporter in the locker room after the game Saturday night. Whether he meant no harm by it or not, its not even close to the quote from Mike Hart which came last year,
"Sometimes you get your little brother excited when you're playing basketball and let him get the lead, then you just come back and take it back."Maybe the single best quote about a rival in Michigan football history. And of course the best because he followed up on it and delivered a close win in East Lansing.
I have no idea if Graham's quote is a "guarantee" or not, but it is bulletin board material for sure...especially for Mark Dantonio, who's a bit touchy when it comes to harsh words from opposing players.
On a completely unrelated note, Lloyd Carr was spotted on the campus of Syracuse University. While most fans in the country are assuming that Carr is now somehow throwing his name into the hat, we Michigan fans know that Lloyd's coaching days are done. Word is, he's acting as a consultant for the replacement of head coach Greg Robinson, and not up for the job himself.
And finally, I did not hear about it until this morning, but I hear ESPN college football analyst and former Irish head coach Lou Holtz somehow compared Rich Rodriguez to Adolf Hitler. While taking a look over at MSC, they had the story.
When asked about Rich and his poor start at Michigan this season on College Football Live, his leadership abilities came into question, that's when Lou added this:
"Ya know, Hitler was a great leader too."Safe to say, the little voice in your head that tells you not to say something was not functioning properly. Also safe to say, Lou might be taking a little vacation for a few weeks.
Bill Martin phoned the Worldwide Leader in Sports to get their take on it, and was quickly offered an apology from Holtz himself live on the network during halftime of the GT-Clemson game.
"Last night while trying to make a point about leadership, I made an unfortunate reference. It was a mistake, and I sincerely apologize. At the time, I tried to clarify my remarks. I'm not sure I adequately did so. I appreciate your understanding."Story via Detroit News.
Is it just me, or did Rush Limbaugh get canned from ESPN over some bad comments about Eagles QB Donovan McNabb? I mean, race is one thing, but being compared to one of the worst people in the history of the world seems to be right up there as far as I'm concerned.
Update: As a friendly (obviously huge Michigan fan) commenter pointed out, the Hart comment from last year took place after the Michigan State beat down, not before. Sorry, all of our wins against Sparty tend to run together. Thanks Little Brother.