Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Per Sam Webb on the Recruiting Round-up on WTKA (use iHeartRadio), and didn't see any update in the Isaac thread from last night. Webb says absolutely Isaac is interested in Michigan. He gained his release to 17 schools, one of which is Michigan (and includes several other unnamed B1G schools), and none of which are Notre Dame or Ohio State.
His guess is that M will talk to him and see if this interest is genuine, and if something happens it will happen quickly. There is too much risk to Michigan with Harris and Weber to have an extended courtship with Isaac as he debates a lot of schools, and then lose him. They already know he can play, given how close he was to coming here last time (obviously the coaches liked him then, presumably still do now). Said Michigan will say "lets' talk turkey", if you want in come on, otherwise they won't linger. He said Isaac was second on the depth chart at USC as he left.
Also for any that missed the update on the Mykhailiuk thread - Webb says probably not happening, don't bother learning his name.
Currently watching the final episode in the Draft Academy mini-series. All episodes have been pretty great. It's been enlightening to see this behind the scenes stuff about how these guys prepare for the draft and some of the "social" things they have to do as well. Also, interesting to see how much help guys like Clowney get regarding the combine and pro days, vs. some like Pierre Desir, poor kid is practing 40 starts in hotel lobby area.
Bortles has been very even-keel and I like his demeanor. Clowney is probably the least covered but he seems like he's been ready for this for years (he even says he knew he'd leave college early for the pros). Sankey seems like a great kid. Pierre Desir is gonna make some teams sorry they didn't draft him. He's gonna be good, and he's got a great work ethic. But most impressive to me has been Marqise Lee. He had a rough childhood, lost his brother several years ago, but he's just a happy kid. I didn't know ANYTHING about him other than he was a USC WR, and so be default I disliked him. But after watching this I'm rooting for him to succeed.
Just wanted to see what your thoughts are on the show and some of the kids. They are seem solid and I hope they all succeed.
After reading that our APR hit an all time high and seeing Okie St. get hit like this, makes it all the more important that we're doing well in that factor, keep it up Coach Hoke. Apparently the NCAA is not messing around when it comes to this.
A league source told ESPN that the NFL plans to lessen its penalties for testing positive for marijuana and loosen its restriction on the drug - the latter meaning the league will increase the amount of marijuana that has to be in one's system to qualify as a positive test. The details are not in the report.
Also - and this has previously been reported - the league will begin testing for HGH. The gentleman pictured below denies the necessity of this second change in policy.
We need good news concerning the football program, well here's some:
The NCAA released its full annual multi-year APR report Wednesday, and Michigan football's new rolling four-year average score after the 2012-13 calendar sat at 975 -- the highest its ever been.
Here's to hoping the stabilization leads to results on the field starting this year!
IIRC, we were his leader for a bit. Was a 5-star RB; do we take him if we don't get Damien Harris? (He played sparingly last year in his freshman campaign -- I'd imagine he would have to sit out a year unless he gets a waiver. 40 carries for a 5.9 YPC average and 2 touchdowns as a 3rd/4th string backup last year.)
#USC tailback Ty Isaac confirmed that he's been released from his scholarship and will to transfer closer to home. Story coming.— Chris Swanson (@ChrisPSwanson) May 14, 2014