With Tom Brady's MVP tonight, Michigan players have now won FIVE Super Bowl MVP awards - four by Brady and one by Desmond Howard. No other school even has four.
Ohio State has one. MSU has none. The Big Ten school with the second-most MVPs? Give up? It's Purdue.
Here's the complete list:
Follow up: at least a dozen motherfuckers dropped as well for good measure.
Tom Brady. The greatest of all-time.
FIVE TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPION
And Alan Branch? A 2-time Super Bowl Champion, giving Michigan 51 Super Bowl champions.
|Player||Pos.||U-M Career||Super Bowl(s)||Team|
|Jim Mandich||TE||1967-1969||VII, VIII||Dolphins|
|Jim Smith||WR||1974-1976||IX, X||Steelers|
|Dwight Hicks||S||1974-1976||XVI, XIX||49ers|
|Bubba Paris||OT||1978-1981||XIX, XXIII, XXIV||49ers|
|Ty Law||CB||1992-1994||XXXVI, XXXVIII XXXIX||Patriots|
|Tom Brady||QB||1995-1999||XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI||Patriots|
|Larry Foote||LB||1998-2001||XL, XLIII||Steelers|
|Alan Branch||DT||2004-2006||XLIX, LI||Patriots|
It looks like one of the original 2 recruiting services is officially finished.
Sam will likely be heading over to 247.
Scout's most valuable assets are its contracts with the publishers who operate those team sites and its analysts that track recruits. The "vast majority" of Scout's contracts will be assumed by 247, a person familiar with the matter told TheStreet.
Of the few contracts that aren't immediately assigned to 247, most will be renegotiated, according to the source, who declined to be named because 247 and Scout have not yet finalized which contracts will be assigned. Any publisher contracts that remain with Scout's bankruptcy estate could be sold at a later date.
Scout's websites will operate on the debtor's web platform for six months as they get transferred over to 247, the debtor said in court.
Numerous stats studies been posted on this blog correlating being a college FB starter or an NFL draftee with recruiting evaluation stars.
However, for the Falcons and Pats. These two teams have less 4 and 5 star ranked starters than expected. (compared to percentages from the NFL draft, prior Super Bowls, and Pro Bowl). Edit (originally wrote "more starters were unranked or rated 2 stars (12 total) than 5 stars (three total)")
Julio Jones, Martellus Bennett, and Malcom Brown were the only starters who were rated 5 stars coming out of high school.
Alan Branch from UM was a 3 star. Tom Brady was the only starter who was recruited before the star system was widespread--author retroactively gave him a 4 star.
Edit: title changed from "more 3 stars" to "less 4 & 5 stars"
I thought this was a cool story that gives some insight from a parent's perspective on what it's like having Harbaugh recruit your son.
I thought the best part was how intimidated he was to call Harbaugh back because of his reputation of being so intense. It also reiterates how much of a selling point putting players in the NFL is and will be for Harbaugh and staff in recruiting.