Michigan players spent Friday afternoon at the Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas. Knibbe Ranch is a working Texas ranch and some of the players rode horses, some shot skeet, others watched armadillo races, and they all took a hay ride and ate a home-style meal by the campfire.
The highlight (lowlight?) of the day -- Lamarr Woodley falling off his horse. "Saginaw Lamarr" explained it like a true cowpoke: "I put my foot into the foot thingy, the dude flipped underneath me and I fell backwards."
Cowboy Foreman Lloyd Carr was suitable impressed, drawling, "That's something none of us will ever forget."
Pierre Woods did Lamarr one better, successfully mounting a longhorn bull. If the NFL doesn't work out for you, Pierre, there's always the rodeo circuit!
And did they find Clydesdale draft horses for Gabe Watson and Jake Long? Sorry, the weight limit for riding was 250 pounds. The hay wagon held them just fine, thank you.
Then last night the team rode into town and attended the San Antonio Spurs-Toronto Raptors basketball game.
Today -- it's down to business. The Wolverines' practices begin today, as a 'practice week Tuesday', and GoBlueWolverine will be there. Practices continue every day now until game day, Wednesday, December 28th.
In the lobby of the Marriott Rivercenter Thursday evening, the team was pronounced healthy and ready to go (Leo Henige is out of course with a broken leg). For more, go to our premium message board, The GoBlueWolverine Victor's Club, for: Saturday alaMOANIN'.
Fri: Cowboy Lamarr. Sat: Down to Business
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