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247 sports asked No. 1 CB Vernon Hargreaves to break down some of the players at The Opening
On Shane Morris:
"He's a baller. He was definitely the best quarterback here."
Others of note:
Alvin Bailey - "Bailey has been doing good. He makes the big catch when we need it."
Kendall Fuller- "He plays a lot like I do. He's aggressive, not a lot of balls go his way. I guess a lot of people know not to test him."
Brendan Gibbons has been named to the pre-season watchlist for the Lou Groza award, the award for college football's best kicker (full list here). He is one of seven Big Ten kickers to make it on the watchlist, making up nearly a quarter of the 30 total kickers.
Just the fact that he has made it on this list, after the abysmal season he and our other goal kickers had in 2010, is a testament to how much he has improved as a player in the last two years (and a testament to how much brunette girls have improved him).
Been looking all over the internet for a Hemingway custom cover. I decided to try making one myself. I think it came out pretty well. Remember, my All-90s team is up on NCAA 13 teambuilder. Just look up my ID: WolverineDevotee.
UPDATE: Apparently, Junior approves!
This has been bugging me for a while, and I understand it's done as a courtesy gesture, but why do we give Ohio 15000-20000 tickets to the Big House when Ohio gives us a meager 5000 tickets to THE GAME in Columbus. I've noticed the same thing with MSU with seeing a smaller block of Maize and Blue in their stadium than what they get in Ann Arbor. Another example is Penn State.
As others have noted, we are solidly in the dead period for college sports, and as such we are all trying to keep the good times going here at the blog. Plus, it sounds like most of us are still waiting on our copy of HTTV.
With that in mind, I started to think about the inner workings of the blog, and one thing I always wondered was how "pre-written" are the Hello posts for new recruits. I mean, there is an obvious difference in quality between the posts created for the expected signings and those that come out when a long-snapper joins the squad (NTTIAWT). In order to have the information available to inquiring minds as soon as possible, I presume that Ace and his predecessors have pre-written at least parts of the posts beforehand, adding in a bit of context and some final notes when it becomes official.
So I was wondering, is there a repository of those Hello posts for recruits who didn't sign at UM somewhat unexpected, and if so, is anyone else dying to read some of them? Sure, it's 100% schadenfreude, but being able to look at a bit and see what might have been, or what bullet was dodged, would be pretty insightful. I mean, a partially-completed "Hello: Terrelle Pryor" post would be epic considering what has transpired. Or the great lost DT class of 2008 with a pun-filled Pearlie Graves and DeQuinta Jones posts, when Jay Hopson was expected to open up the Southeast to Michigan rule. Or the "Suck on it Ohio"-ness of the Brionte Dunn welcome page.
Again, this might drag up bad memories and all, but I think as fans sometimes we forget what might have been and revise history in the process. Anyone else share this sentiment?
Good and bad reviews of the Michigan recruits.
First the bad:
Taco Charlton (Bear Market Award)
This award goes to the player who lowered his stock the most from the camp. While Pickerington (Ohio) Central defensive end Taco Charlton looks the part, he really struggled. He has great size, long arms and he is very athletic. However, he is also very upright, only has an outside move and when coaches tried to teach him misdirection or crossover, he didn't grasp it well at all. He was beaten on almost every 1-on-1 rep he took.
The not so bad:
Shane Morris (Honorable Mention - Tunnel Vision Award)
Honorable mention:Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback Shane Morris was clearly one of the top three quarterbacks at the event, but his team was the favorite to win it all with weapons like O.J. Howard, Taquan Mizzell and Ahmad Fulwood. However, his Land Sharks team was eliminated early mainly because Morris focused on one side of the field and locked in on certain players. He has a cannon of an arm and a ton of upside, but his field vision needs to improve.
Shane Morris (Spin It Award)
It was very clear that Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback Shane Morris had the best arm at the event. He has a cannon of an arm and there's not a throw he can't make. With some of the other quarterbacks showing funky mechanics or not spinning the ball that well, it was fun to see him rear back and let it rip. He has a hose, as they say in the quarterback business.
Also an interesting part on Joe Mathis and his poor attitude.