This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
I've spent chunks of the last three days watching film of the 13 quarterbacks rumored to have Michigan's interest for the class of 2015. Two of them have already been offered, but the other 11 have been suggested as possibilities at various times. In an attempt not to bias myself, I did not look at each player's ranking(s) before watching the video of each one and writing about their strengths and weaknesses. The #1 guy on the list probably won't come as a surprise, but perhaps #2 will be.
With the conclusion of the 2013 college football season ending in thrilling fashion tonight, there are now 235 days until Michigan kicks off the season at home vs App State.
CAN'T WAIT (Bart Scott Voice)
Let's hope the 2014 offseason treats us well.
EDIT: ESS EEE SEE goes down! Commence!
As mentioned on the broadcast, the AFCA Coaches' Trophy awarded to Coaches Poll champion from 1986-1997 and the BCS from 1998-2013 is officially retired.
A damn shame Michigan never got one. Even though they EARNED it in 1997.
Quite a few PSU football assistant coaches have pulled the ripcord, and clearly not all expecting to land in Houston with BOB.
Source: Penn Live artciel here.
With that in mind, here is a look at some key members of Penn State's 2013 program and where they are now:
Larry Johnson: PSU defensive line coach is now the interim head coach charged with keeping the 2014 recruiting class together. He is also expected to interview for the permanent head coaching job.
John Butler: The Lions' defensive coordinator is well-liked by O'Brien. He resigned his post at PSU on Monday.
Stan Hixon: PSU's wide receivers coach. Expected to join O'Brien in Houston.
Charles London: PSU running backs coach. Another one of O'Brien's first hires at PSU. He was involved in recruiting. Could be Houston-bound.
Charlie Fisher: Quarterbacks coach resigned in early December.
Mac McWhorter: Veteran offensive line coach might be done with coaching with O'Brien now in the pro game. Still listed on PSU staff.
John Strollo: PSU tight ends coach. Not sure if Strollo fits into the future plans of either O'Brien or Penn State. Still listed on PSU staff.
Ron Vanderlinden: Linebackers coach resigned in early December. Would next PSU coach welcome him back on coaching staff?
Anthony Midget: First-year safeties coach has a history of moving around. Rumors circulating about him reuniting with O'Brien in Houston. Resigned Monday.
Craig Fitzgerald: PSU's popular strength and conditioning coach resigned Monday. FightonState.com reported Fitzy will join O'Brien in Houston.
Bill Kavanaugh: Penn State's director of player personnel and recruiting specialist left PSU in December for a heading coaching job at his alma mater, Bentley (Mass.).
Jimmy Bernhardt: Bill O'Brien's special assistant and longtime friend is expected to join the Texans.
Last one, heald in the Grand Daddy of them all!
Florida State is favored by 13 on a neutral field, by some ESPN bottom line metric. Will Jameis Winston with the Heisman and MNC and end the SEC's run of 6 straight?
Auburn is the self-proclaimed team of destiny. Will they have one more miracle tonight?
Line: FSU - 10.5
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SLIGHT MOD EDIT - Not really OT for our purposes. We'll make this the open thread. - LSA
I just came across this surfing and thought the board would like the images.