Someone named Free Kobe, who has allegedly been info-solid since just after Pete Carroll's time at USC, says that signs favor Michigan, especially insofar as they don't look good for other teams:
- That cal was closer than people realize due to a cal coach that has known family forever
- Mom wants no part of her boy in the Deep South
- Family wants him to get away from Nocal
- USC and Michigan coaches have done a great job of recruiting him including having chance airport meetings with him
- USC coach thinks he can pull both Carr and Harris but Carr 7on7 coach says no way in hell would Carr stick with USC in that scenario
- Alabama returns everybody and Harris sees himself as three and out
- He is better than anyone Michigan has now and Michigan will give him the ball 30 times a game
- Been hearing Michigan for almost three weeks
- Take it for what it's worth.
These quotes, from the 49ers' now-former GM, are something (emphasis added):
Earlier Sunday, Baalke told the radio station that his firing "was the right thing to do."
"You know, I've been here since 2005, and I have a lot of respect for the organization as a whole, and the ownership, the fan base. It's difficult, but it's the right thing to do," Baalke told KNBR Radio.
Asked whether the organization needed sweeping changes, Baalke told KNBR: "Sometimes you need to reset the culture. When you have a winning culture, which we did in 2011, '12, '13 and '14, a lot of good football players. A lot of memorable games we went through together.
A strange coincidence that those four years correspond exactly to the tenure of a certain former 49ers head coach.
I see how the board is full of 'how this team has underperformed yadda yadda.
Our talent differential compared to elite programs is still too wide
Consider this. Since 2013
- We have 4 recruits with 247 score above 98, OSU has 15, Alabama 26!!
- Put another way, for every Peppers we have, OSU has 4 equivalent difference makers, Alabama has 6.5 equivalent difference makers.
It doesn't get any better when we look lower down the depth chart.
- We have 21 recruits above a composite score of 95 since 2013, OSU has 44, Alabama 55
The point I'm trying to make is that unless we get an equivalent number of difference makers, having program that contends for National Championships is a pipedream. Unfortunately, all the top programs have similar high level player development and facilities. It comes down to having players with the highest ceilings and developing them to their potential.
Underperform is what OSU did (against Clemson).
Clemson had 16 recruits above a composite score of 95 ... compared to OSU - who had 33!You can tack some of that to youth but not all of it.
Go Lions go!
A lot of bad news today, perhaps this bit could help us all sleep tonight. FTR, Sam Webb has stated that Filiaga is one of the few offensive line targets who could start right away.
Also, Wiltfong very recently stated he had a "gut feeling" that Filiaga would be going to Oklahoma, so clearly he learned something very significant that swayed his opinion.