Meram is scoring some sweet-ass goals of late
It's likely that the five power conferences get "autonomy" in tomorrow's vote, forever changing the landscape of college football. I hope and believe this will lead to improvements, but if the vote passes, as expected, the sport will never be the same. I apologize in advance for all the Pelini comments, but I think he's on target here:
"This gives you a lot better chance of getting things done," Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said. "[What we have now] would be like if Microsoft had to operate under the same restrictions as the mom-and-pop store down the street. It's ridiculous, and it doesn't work."
"You have all these committees made up of people with different agendas that meet like twice a year," Pelini said. "It was broken before it ever got started."
"It's tough for an organization as large as ours to keep up with everything," Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said. "My hopes are that maybe we can streamline some policies, re-evaulate some things and come up with a little more efficient way of operating."
I'm curious about the remaining spots in the 2015 recruiting class, announcement dates, needs, etc.
There have been positive reports on all of the following recruits (positions have been edited slightly.)
- CB Marcus Lewis
- RB Mike Weber
- DE Darian Roseboro
- LB/DE Jalen Bates
- OLB Keisean Lucier-South
- DE/LB Asmar Bilal
- DE/TE Tyrone Wheatley
I would assume that the coaches would gladly accept commitments from all of these fine young men. Which of these are expected to commit somewhere sooner rather than later? Which are waiting until NSD? How many of these are likely to come here? Are these all still in a position of need (especially DE Roseboro, Bates, and even Wheatley.) Given the 9 commitments thus far, and the spots remaining in the 2015, I would think we can't accept many more than this.
None of us have a perfect crystal ball. As such, there's no way to really predict the likelihood of any of these recruits actually making a commitment, let alone signing a LOI come February. Nonetheless, I am struck by how many solid and well regarded recruits are seriously considering coming to Michigan. In some years past, Michigan didn't have a realistic chance for many offered recruits to actually come and don the maize and blue. That appears to have changed, and much for the better.
Guess it was a mere formality at this point, but Damien Harris just released a top 5 that didn't include Michigan. Happy trails.
This is something that crossed my mind when I saw that Thornton will visit Kentucky. A guy like Calipari probably has no qualms with negative recruiting, but what would he say? We've got a red hot coaching staff committed to stay together till '19, world class facilities, world class academics, great NBA opportunities, and incredible fans/students/alumni. So what does the guy say?
1) Sure, they're great with development, but you're already Elite. We won't ask you to work.
2) He's only had 5back-to-back tourney teams. That's not THAT many.
I can't think of any.