Skip Bayless is probably still crying tears of joy after that 80 yard TD pass in overtime vs the Steelers. Tebow threw 2 td passes and for over 300 yards (80 on one play). Was it the Tim Tebow magic or the Steelers injuries that decided this game? I can't imagine the Broncos keeping up with the Patriots, but the Patriots defense just may be THAT bad to let it happen.
I've never posted any photos on this blog before, so sorry if this post is botched. I just wanted to share some of my pics from the game. Besides Kalis, I wasn't overly impressed by the Michigan recruits. They did not perform poorly, just didn't do anything of significant note. Pipkens made a couple good plays, and got by Kalis one time putting pressure on the quarterback, in their head-to-head. However, he looked like he'd take off a few plays now and again (it is an all-star game, so I don't put much stock in that). Kalis was solid the whole game. I was really impressed with his quick feet and pass blocking. He definitely stood amongst the five recruits. Pee Wee is quite the character - as you will see in a couple of the pics.
The recruiting rankings return after the dead period and a New Year's Day siesta. Despite the dead period, there were a fair amount of commitments since the last rankings, including the Wolverines picking up Jehu Chesson (yes, it's been a while since I did one of these). Action since last rankings:
12-18-11: Ohio State picks up Noah Spence. Steffon Martin decommits from Purdue.
12-19-11: Indiana picks up Ryan Thompson. Illinois picks up Mason Monheim.
12-20-11: Nebraska picks up Mohammed Seisay.
12-21-11: Michigan picks up Jehu Chesson. Indiana picks up David Cooper. Ryan Frain re-committed to Illinois.
12-22-11: Indiana picks up Antonio Marshall.
12-26-11: Purdue picks up James Prince and Jason King.
12-29-11: Notre Dame picks up KeiVarae Russell. Penn State picks up Jamil Pollard. Purdue picks up Ryan Watson.
1-3-12: Iowa picks up Greg Garmon. Keith Brown decommits from Illinois. Nebraska picks up Jared Afalava and Avery Moss.
1-4-12: Sebastian Smith decommits from Indiana.
1-5-12: Illinois picks up Teko Powell.
1-7-12: Notre Dame picks up Elijah Shumate.
UPDATE 1-8-12: Ronald Darby decommits from Notre Dame (to answer your question: no, he is not considering Michigan, or at least they're not among his planned visits—Clemson, Florida State, and possibly LSU).
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||ESPN Avg||24/7 Avg||Avg Avg^|
*ESPN doesn't rate JuCos, so they are counted as unranked recruits for the sake of consistency (trust me, it makes sense when you look at the spreadsheet).
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (aka the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
On to the full data, after the jump.
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Great time to be a fan, hard to imagine that we'd be here looking back a year ago. Next step is to start winning B1G championships.
Although, I'm sure this isn't serious....please don't be...this is a submission by a children's book publisher with their ideas for Wolverine Mascot.
Wolverines, "fierce, but approachable".
Maybe photoshoppers can have fun with this.