this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
A huge dilemma has hit America! Next year's Super Bowl will be played in an open air stadium in a northern climate. The players are made to handle such a situation but apparently this climate creates a problem for the halftime festivities.
If Beyonce won't play then why not have a marching band?! I read in the comments section that the Unversity of Michigan Marching Band led the halftime show for Super Bowl I.
Marching bands! YEAH!
The article -
Super Bowl I Halftime Entertainment -
Michigan Marching Band facts -
A little off topic, but since we all love rejoicing in USC's troubles, it looks like their recruiting class is continuing to implode as signing day approaches.
It sounds like Jalen Ramsey has decommitted from USC, and will sign with FSU. It also sounds like Jason Hatcher has decommitted and will sign with Kentucky. There are also rumors that Torrodney Prevot may decommit as well.
That would be three players lost today (bringing their total number of commits down to just 11). I know they have been holding out hope for Vanderdoes, but that's not happening.
The info is available in various places including here: http://usc.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1468661 and here http://insider.espn.go.com/insider/usc/forums/_/trojan-family ($)
Couldn't happen to a nicer coach.
Edit: There are now some twitter rumors that Nico Falah might also decommit. The hits just keep on coming.
Here's the link to vote for Denard:
Here's the link to vote for Michigan:
Michigan is losing to Alabama by about 7,400, so even if you don't have a Facebook page, go create one and vote. Let's get this done.
In a pretty neat article by Matt Hinton, he concludes that "The evidence is overwhelming: Despite some obvious, anecdotal exceptions, on the whole recruiting rankings clearly are useful for creating a realistic baseline for expectations."
This obviously bodes well for michigan, given how we have been recruiting off late. Also, I realize that this topic is frequently discussed, but I thought the information was provided very nicely and in a somewhat novel format so I figure I'd share.
Alabama recently unveiled their new weightroom. The facility cost an apparent $9 million, and, well, looks like what you would expect a $9 million facility would: