a terrible blight on our fine country
There is a nice article over at the Freep on Chase Winovich.
Much of the discussion here and elsewhere has questioned whether his offer list and 3 star ranking are in synch. There are a couple comments in the article that shed some light on this for me (which is why I posted a link for the article):
Although he’s a three-star prospect, Winovich has plenty of upside for the Wolverines. He played safety as an underclassman for Thomas Jefferson High School and made the switch to linebacker during his junior campaign, while also starting at running back for the Jaguars. The position switch paid off.
“My numbers seem low when you compare them to other (top linebackers), but I think I had like 77 (tackles) and the next kid on my team had like 40,” Winovich explained. “I did make all-conference, and I only played linebacker for about eight games last year.”
If last year was his first year at LB, and he already did this well, it would explain why both Hoke and Urban were interested in locking him down. I actually think he was ranked appropriately, but I also believe he has a high ceiling. I'd love to see him redshirt, just like Ryan, and come in and play in 2015 as a redshirt freshman.
Found an interesting blog article about the 'monumental task before Devin Gardner'. Was particularly amused to see the comment on extrapolating last season's performance in light of the argument in favor of Gallon receiving the #1 jersey and the enormous expectations many of us here have for Devin this year.
How close do you think Devin will come to his sky-high potential? What factors do you think will have the biggest impact on his success?
This recent tweet by Land-Grant Holy Land purports to show a new IU football helmet. Could this be real? If so, wow.
As helmets go, those are outrageous. As candycanes go, those look delicious.
Jim Kelly has been diagnosed with cancer of the jaw.
Underoing surgery this Friday, June 7.
Speedy recovery Mr. Kelly...
IMO, he is a must-have if for no reason other than this:
For my commitment day, I just want to have it at my school. I'm not going to have three hats. I'm going to have one hat. I'm gonna call the coaches the night before. Tell them what school I'm going to and that's it.I'd love to know who made the M. Jackson statement
|Sept. 3||at Utah|
|Sept. 12||OREGON STATE|
|Sept. 26||BRIGHAM YOUNG|
|Oct. 3||at Maryland*|
|Oct. 17||MICHIGAN STATE*|
|Oct. 31||at Minnesota*|
|Nov. 14||at Indiana*|
|Nov. 21||at Penn State|
|Nov. 28||OHIO STATE*|
|Dec. 5||Big Ten Championship Game|
- Don't forget that THURSDAY NIGHT season opener /sigh
- Michigan makes their first trip to College Park and Byrd Stadium on 10/3.
- We are replacing one religious school with another
- FINALLY Michigan gets state at The Big House.
- Home schedule will be sold out