Peppers at 10, which seems low.
I'm not saying to buckle up but 5 Crystal Ball predictions on 247 sports have been entered for Michigan since noon.
He received the offer at Michigan's camp today.
He is a 4star on 247 Sports. Ranked the #9 pro style quarterback and #13 composite.
BitPay has announced it will sponser the St. Petersburg Bowl, resulting in the, true story, Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. To echo (quote?) BiSB, yes, the NCAA now has a bowl sponsered by 'money'. I don't even care about the bowl sponsers as much as some who still refer to the Cap One Bowl as the Citrus Bowl, but man, my first thought was "LOLOLOLOLOLOL". Man, the bowl system is awesome.
Link to prove I'm not lying from reputable news source:
I know these speculation threads get annoying, but 247 had a thread like this that had a pretty good discussion.
With the potential freshman, emerging sophomores, Taylor and Countess, there seems to be a lot of variance in what people think will be our starting secondary by the time we get to Minnesota late September.
So I am posting this to get your opinion and start a healthy discussion.
Personally, I think (remember, by B1G):
FC: Jourdan Lewis
BC: Blake Countess
N: Jabrill Peppers
FS: Jarrod Wilson
SS: Dymonte Thomas
Fearless Leader starts the column from SI's Stuart Mendel. He looks at population growth and says that B1G expansion isn't (only) about TV dollars, but about population trends too:
EDITED TITLE for easy visibility of Brian getting the article lead.
There is a post below about UM being a QB U. Well, ESPN has this article that UM is almost the OL U. The only school above us is Alabama.
The article says:
"If any program was going to threaten Alabama’s claim on the top spot, it was Michigan, which has enjoyed a ridiculous run of success along the offensive line. Four first-round picks (Jeff Backus, Steve Hutchinson, Jake Long and Taylor Lewan) include one (Long) who was the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. Throw in five consensus All-Americans, two national award winners and 21 All-Big Ten selections. The 2000s were truly a great time to be a Michigan offensive lineman."
Here is the link (not sure if it is behind a paywall)
The USPTO has cancelled six of the trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins on the ground that the registrations were obtained contrary to Section 2(a), 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a), which prohibits registration of marks that may disparage persons or bring them into contempt or disrepute.
[Obviously, this will put Dan Snyder and the NFL in an interesting position since it is very difficult to promote a brand lacking vital intellectual property protections. Not sure that the NFL minds this decision, though, since the USPTO has essentially taken the decision of whether to force Snyder to change the team name out of Snyder's hands. To the people who wanted to keep the team name, the USPTO, and not the NFL, is now the "bad guy".] EDIT: This is all wrong according to a dog with a Michigan football hat who claims to be a lawyer, since this decision wouldn't really prevent the Redskins from protecting their name/logo/etc under other Federal/State laws.