"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
Sure it's way too early, but what the hell. 247 has put out their list of the top 25 recruits in the 2014 class, many of whom already hold Michigan offers. Most notable is Malik McDowell, DE out of Detroit, listed as #23 in the nation (#1WDE).
Didn't see this on the board anywhere, but WR target Marcell Ateman has committed to Oklahoma State.
The program where I work is considering installing the 3-3-5 as its base defense. I'm sure there were some people around these parts who studied the 3-3-5 when Michigan installed it (or tried to, anyway). Did anybody find any good resources (books, DVDs, websites, etc.) on coaching and installing the 3-3-5? I have a decent understanding of how the defense works, alignments, etc., but I'm looking to consume as much as I can. And even if we don't make the switch, that type of material could be useful down the road.
Thanks in advance.
Ty Isaac will visit USC this weekend ($) http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=162&f=1088&t=8962944
I know that there's already a thread discussing Seau's death, but it's already quite long and has quieted down, and I believe that everyone should see these two videos.
Junior Seau's mother speaks to the media, and is obviously emotionally distraught. Amazing that she continually thanks everyone for all their love for Junior when she's just found out such horrible news.
Marcellus Wiley, an ex-teammate and close friend of Junior, was interviewed on ESPN tonight, and it is an absolutely heart-wrenching interview. He has some great stories about Junior, breaks down throughout the interview, and even reflects on Junior's past car accident and how he and his teammates desperately wanted to help Junior (but Junior never wanted to "bother" his friends). Marcellus confirms how caring Junior was, and how beloved he was by his teammates and friends.
Links here, embed in the first post below:
Junior Seau's mother: