I know it's a ways out but as the spring game draws closer, the opener against Alabama also draws closer...and this 65 degree weather in Michigan isn't helping things.
At any rate, can anyone recommend hotels in Dallas? We are flying down from GR to Dallas on Friday and leaving Monday. We are about to book the Sheraton Dallas Hotel downtown - looks to be a good location but we'd like to be close to the "fandom" and aren't sure if it would be downtown Dallas or closer to Arlington? Any insight on where to stay, what to see (bars, restaurants), etc. would be appreciated!
Since the first one was pretty successful, I thought I'd continue it. Only a few updates tonight, but one is of particular interest to Michigan fans.
-I STILL hear that Ty Isaac will be off the board soon, and all signs point to Michigan. Look, I get that Tremendous spoke with him personally and he said he's no where near a decision. The people I talk to about this stuff who have connections in the area, all say that it shouldn't be much longer at all. (Also, there was a paid site that said something similar in the last day or so, and someone mentioned it to me. I don't have a subscription to that site, I can only comment on what was passed on to me. But, if everyone will look back in previous threads, I've been saying this about Ty for over a week now, well before the paid site posted this)
-From people that know about these things, Kendal Fuller's recruitment could be more open than had previously been expected. With his family history at Va Tech being what it is, that seemed like a slam dunk. While they are still assumed to be the favorites, it's no where near the margain that it once was.
-FS Antonio Conner (one of my favorite recruits this year and if you haven't seen his tape, do yourself a favor and look it up) appears to be an Alabama lean at this point. There seems to be a heavy stance by his family to keep him in state, which always seems to be the case in Mississippi. He's a unique talent, who reminds me a great deal of the late Sean Taylor.
- QB Max Browne is racking up the offers, and the 5 star Washington product is sure to make someones class. Despite my opinions of his flaws, coaches are falling over themselves to get in line for one of his official visits.Look for him to stay on the west coast, with Stanford and USC being his primary targets.
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Per Sam Webb Ty Issac just hit campus about an hour ago. Although most paywall sites state he will visit USC later this month but can the coaches pull it off today? We have one commit today could Issac be number two? I think we're match made in football heaven. What does the board think?
Lets break this down:
Washington gets: St. Louis's 2nd over all pick this year
St. Louis gets: Washington's Next 3 1st round picks, and a 2nd rounder.
Got it. Nothing to see here, just Daniel Snyder being Daniel Snyder.
EDIT: And with the 1st and 2nd overall picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select.
Gareon Conley just posted on his twitter page that he's verbally committing tomorrow. Seeing as he's here tomorrow, I'm gonna go ahead and assume that's good news.
An interesting tidbit in an article on coachingserach.com about the recent Borges radio interview:
Unofficially, Saban and Kirby Smart have asked new defensive grad assistant Jules Montinar to breakdown every game Al Borges has called plays in since 1986.
While the Bama Coaches Noon-time Basketball Association continues its season, Montinar is reviewing old film from Portland State, Boise State, Oregon, UCLA, Cal, Indiana, Auburn, San Diego State, and last season's Michigan team.
Now, Saban might just be messing with the new guy or getting him prepared for the many film breakdowns that will come during the season. But, that seems like an awful lot of game film. I was kind of hoping Saban might be resting on his laurels heading into the game. Oh well, there is only so much planning you can do for Denard.