In the first edition of In The Spotlight, the Queensland Fire’s Kelly McGennity speaks about her team’s preparation in the lead up to the Elite Eight. How does it feel to be a part of the 2011 Elite Eight series?I am very honoured and excited to be a part of the 2011 Elite Eight series. As this is the first time a series like this has been conducted, I feel privileged to be a part of it and the new direction Touch Football is taking. How is your team’s preparation going in the lead up to the event?Our preparation leading up to the Elite Eight series is going really well. We have great coaching staff with lots of experience who are extremely organised and professional in what they do. All the girls are very keen and eager to play also which is a great sign.What would you say are the strengths of your team?Without giving too much away, I would say one of our strengths is definitely youth. We have a number of young Australian representatives in our side who are fast, fit and can run all day. Mixed with that is a couple of old experienced heads which gives it a good balance.Who do you expect to be your toughest opponents?Being an elite competition, every team is going to be tough. It would be too hard to choose one team in particular to be our toughest opponent as I’m sure each side will have its own strengths.What would it mean to you to win the Elite Eight series?To win the Elite Eight series would just be amazing. Not only because this is the first year of the competition, but also because you are playing against the best players in Australia. I am expecting every game to be extremely tough and close. It will be a great competition to watch and to play in.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every team in the Elite Eight series. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League, go to www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com and don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook by clicking on the following link:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Michigan is off this week, but the Wolverines are still a topic of discussion in the college football world – especially the Big Ten, where Ohio State looked dominant today.Jim Harbaugh’s team came into the 2019 season with grand expectations and a belief that things would be different, especially on offense. Michigan hired Josh Gattis from Alabama to take over the offense. The Wolverines were supposed to look like a high-scoring squad this fall.So far, though, that hasn’t happened.Michigan looked sloppy in Week 1 against Middle Tennessee and needed overtime to beat Army at home in Week 2.What is Michigan trying to be right now?FOX’s Joel Klatt isn’t sure.“I don’t know what Michigan is right now,” he said today.Joel Klatt: “I don’t know what Michigan is.”Same, Joel. Same.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 14, 2019He’s not alone.It feels like Michigan can’t decide if it wants to be the power-type team Jim Harbaugh loves or the up-tempo, spread-it-out squad we thought we’d see under Josh Gattis.Thankfully, the Wolverines are 2-0 and have time to figure things out.Michigan is off this weekend, getting ready for a huge game at Wisconsin next Saturday.