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Scuttle leftovers, Aug. 25, 2012

August 26, 2012 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Detroit Denby, with the son of former Detroit Lions great Alex Karras on the coaching staff, visited the U.P. this week in preparation for its game with Marquette. Some of the players, from the rough area of Detroit, looked to the sky and saw stars for the first time. Others feared attack from bears ...

Tony Siragusa calls Lindy Infante a “bozo” in his new book “Goose: The Outrageous Life & Times of a Football Guy.” Infante, head coach of the Packers from 1988 to 1991, took over the Indianapolis Colts in 1996. Siragusa, a defensive lineman with the Colts who now roams NFL sideslines as a Fox Sports field analyst, claims Infante favored the offense ...

From seventh-year Wausau West football coach Kevin Grundy, married to Iron River’s Lori Argentati: “We definitely want to compete. We want to win. We’re not practicing to lose.” ...

From Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Daniel Muir, telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob McGinn about valuable advice from a coach: “He said, ‘Don’t listen to that little voice. When you get tired and want to slow down, just go hard.” ...

From Jay Leno: "Police in Florida have arrested a man who said he finally achieved his goal of shoplifting in all 50 states. You know what you call someone who steals from all 50 states? Congressman." ...

Bob Asmussen, who covers Illinois for the the Champaign News-Gazette, gave Michigan its lone first-place vote in college football’s preseason AP Top 25 poll. The Wolverines better than USC or Alabama? Don’t think so. Michigan wound up eighth in that AP ranking ...

Iron Mountain’s Steve Mariucci, NF Network pro football analyst, hopes running back Jahvid Best can recover from his concussion problems and return to the Detroit Lions. "The Lions need a guy like (Best)," Mariucci told Bill Simonson on “The Huge Show,” a Lower Michigan radio program. "When he's healthy, they're a better team. "We all know they throw the ball very well. The better they run the football, the more complete they'll be. And it's a must if they want to take the next step." ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World-Herald: “Mascots have been invited to Big Ten media days. Is it a good idea to invite mascots to Big Ten media days? How embarrassing will it be when the line to interview Sparty is longer than the one to talk to the Purdue coach?” That reminds me of a former “Sparty” who promised an interview after their mascot days were over. We’re still open to the subject ...

 
 
 

 

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