Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Michigan Wrap Up and Rivers Cuomo

I cannot fully express my excitement about Rich Rodriguez being the new coach at Michigan. I think he will end up being an even better choice than Les Miles and definitely better than Greg Schiano. Being the man who basically invented the spread offense, Rodriguez will bring that to Michigan and get their offense to the 21st century. This hiring is the best the country has seen since Florida picked up Urban Meyer a couple years back. Many traditionalists have criticized the way Michigan had to go out and hire someone rather than groom a "Michigan Man" replacement for Carr, but I think that this will work much better. I mean, the last time Michigan went out and hired someone who had no ties to Michigan was Bo Schembechler over 40 years ago. For those of you who don't know, he's the most highly regarded coach and probably most well-known in Michigan football history...so since that turned out incredibly well, you can't blame me for being optimistic about Michigan's future. Although it pains me to admit that Michigan will probably have another sub-par season next year as the transition begins (probably a 9-3 or 8-4 record)...I'm confident that with Rodriguez and his recruits, national championships (PLURAL) are on the way.

On a musical note, Weezer's lead man Rivers Cuomo released his solo album today, titled Alone - The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. Even though it is not quite as amazing as a full Weezer album with the whole band, it is definitely worth buying/downloading for any Weezer fan. The album comprises 18 songs and the breakdown is like this:

- Songs 1-6 were recorded before Weezer's first studio album was released in 1994 (Weezer - The Blue Album)
- Songs 7-9 and 11-12 were demos for the rumored secret project titled Songs from the Black Hole, recorded in 1994-95.
- Track 10 was recorded for the movie Angus in 1995 but later replaced.
- Tracks 13-14 were recorded in 1997-98 during Weezer's hiatus.
- The origins of songs 15-17 are unknown.
- Track 18 was written for Weezer's latest album, Make Believe

All of this and more can be found on Wikipedia, or Weezer.com so go out and GET IT! It's awesome. Oh, Weezer is also in the studio to produce their sixth album set to release sometime in 2008, possibly springtime.

Have a good week everyone, Christmas is only a week away!! :)

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