i would find this more credible if it was about Tom Crean
A little birdie saying Gareon Conley has committed to Ohio State. On official visit. Will look to confirm.
EDIT" His high school coach has apparently confirmed.
[LOCKED - PGB: Well, I go out for a long lunch break to take my kid to get his haircut and I come back to this mess. It took Ace, BiSB, and now me to weed out one f-ing bad apple. Instead of trying to go through the entire thread and delete any reference to that poison fruit, I'm locking the thread and hiding the comments. Sorry to all who wanted to comment. The news is out there and I assume Brian will post it too so you all can comment in that thread. And, yes, it was fun moderating a thread started by a former mod.]
Reuben Foster just decommitted from Auburn. Which ipso facto, probably helps us with Derrick Green, because Auburn's class doesn't look so strong anymore. I wonder if he regrets getting his Auburn tattoo now?
In case you don't frequent Grantland, they've added a picture-pages esque feature called the "Trenchies" that details OL and DL play from the past week in the NFL.
Since many on this blog can't consume enough football info, I figured I'd pass along a link:
That's this week's, focusing on John Abraham and JJ Watt, and here's a link to all the previous stories:
I'll embed in the comments. Friendly reminder that this isn't about politics, so don't talk about politics.
If you bother to keep an eye on MGoLicious, you may have seen an article on MLive wherein Taylor Lewan discusses the RS Freshmen that will be playing next year a little bit. (Unfortunately, no indicators about which way he himself is leaning). At any rate, one quote of his stands out, where the article concludes.
"I'm proud of what they've done, but if you play at a school like Michigan, you need to know that nothing is ever good enough. There's always somebody who came before you who was better."
There's no arguing that the best Left Tackle in Michigan history is Jake Long. We've had a number of really great Tackles, but Long is just tops. That's who Taylor must hold himself up against. And dang it if that's not a tough act to follow. The question I would like to pose is this:
What would Taylor Lewan have to do in his senior year, should he return, to become the greatest ever? Is it even possible? Part of Long's incredible success was our rushing game during his tenure. surely, Lewan cannot be held accountable for the interior line's problems causing our rushing game to have some major issues, but does our lack of a rushing game this past year hurt him in "greatest ever" respect? Is it possible for him to become the greatest ever without a Hartesque rushing game coming out of the backfield?