Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
To add on to the post from yesterday,
Drake Harris has reopened his recruitment and said he is considering Michigan.
Also considering 4 powerhouse schools in the south (Not sure how much I can/should say since it's paywalled)
Info from TomVH on ESPN. LINK ($)
EDIT: Reason is because he wants to focus solely on football
There was some speculation on the board about this earlier, but Tyrone Wheatley has officially followed Doug Marrone from Syracuse to the Buffalo Bills to be their new RB coach. First NFL coaching job for Tyrone, and he gets to be the position coach to 2 pretty good backs in C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. Congrats to Tyrone!
I know we all tired quickly of the replay of Clowney's hit on Vincent Smith. One of the guys at WolverineNation did a short article about Smith's perspective on the hit.
A good read and the best part of the article is how pissed Smith's older brother got at the endless replays for the next two weeks (can't say I blame him!). "Smith's older brother, Jaworski Bowie, actually took the impact of the hit harder. Bowie texted his younger brother, perturbed the hit was being shown ad nauseam. It reached the point where Smith told his brother to stop. Smith wasn't bothered by it, so why should his brother be? Besides, Smith said, he has been hit harder."
Smith's feeling on the hit reminds me of Jim Carey's great line in Liar, Liar, "I've had better."
247's final Top 247 is not the most kind ranking system applied to M's class. David Dawson is our highest rated commit on their site, coming in at 65 overall. The rest of our class breaks down as follows:
- 80 - Dymonte Thomas
- 81 - Shane Morris
- 97 - Patrick Kugler
- 103 - Kyle Bosch
- 108 - Taco Charlton
- 120 - Henry Poggi
- 129 - LTT
- 137 - Chris Fox
- 190 - Maurice Hurst
- 194 - Mike McCray
- 199 - Ben Gedeon
- 218 - DeVeon Smith
Derrick Green checks in at 84 overall.
247 lists Michigan's class 6 overall. The question for the recruitniks/talent evaluators: is M's class lacking top end talent/supreme playmakers or are 247's rankings unduly harsh to our commits? Obviously this isn't bad - 6 overall is an incredible class. I'm just surprised by some of the rankings here.
Reon Dawson is a WOLVERINE. He just committed to Michigan. Story coming on http://Scout.com
OH DB Reon Dawson has committed to Michigan. The former Illinois commit was planning on calling both coaching staffs Wednesday. I dunno what changed that, this just came across my twitter feed. I hope it's not a journalist ruining a kid's moment, but I don't actually have a scout subscription, so we'll see what news comes out from here.
Welcome Reon, and Go Blue
EDIT: Confirmed by TomVH
Michigan picks up commit No. 26: http://insider.espn.go.com/insider/michigan/forums/_/the-den#!/topic/1358216850-882-457 …
Things on the board have been less than perfect recently, so here's something to take your mind off things! I had the priviledge to photograph a Slippery Rock football game back in September during Michigan's bye-week (yeah, these are 4 months old, but I just recently got a new computer/time/patience to go through them). I know a lot of you have never actually seen a Slippery Rock game so I thought I'd share some photos with you. I would encourage all Michigan fans to make the trip to see a game at least once. It's a lot of fun! And only a 4 hour drive from Ann Arbor. You may remember some of these photos from a story the Daily ran in October. Here's my complete album.
Photos are below in this thread, here's a link to the complete thing:
(I don't have a website, only a facebook page. The website in my watermark is my friend's website that I shoot for during Airshow season). In case the photos don't show up, here's a link to my page, which I'll be posting Michigan hockey, basketball, women's basketball, field hockey, and probably a couple other sports soon(ish) on:
Slippery Rock lost 49-56, unfortunately. It was still a fun time. I know a few people who didn't think Slippery Rock was actually real. See for yourself!