"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
While the 2010 class will go down as the worst in modern UM history, the 2011 class is not one that is going to be providing much service to this year's team. For those who don't recall this was the merged class of RR/Hoke. Of the 20 players, only 6 will have made it through their whole career at UM. 7 if you include Miller.
A whole host of transfers post Harbaugh came out of this class (or retirement in Miller's case). Only Morgan remains and if not for his injury last year we'd have zero.
- Post Harbaugh transfer (4) - Hayes, Countess, Bellomy, Heitzman
- Post Harbaugh retire (1) - Miller
- Graduated (5) - Clark, Beyer, Taylor, Hollowell, Wile
- Everyone else (9) - Poole, Bryant, Jones, Rawls, Rock, Carter, Barnett, Brown, Posada
Blake Countess just announced on Instagram he will play his final year of eligibility at a different school for next season.
NFL cheat sheet tabs Funchess as their LINK: number 1 potential NFL draft bust in 2015.
They cite his lack of dominance at either the WR or TE position. While his size and athleticism make him look like a TE, he is panned for his "lack of blocking and physicality." Cheat Sheet also criticizes him for "average hands" and being "an average route runner."
My personal hope is that his injuries in the ND game in 2015, along with the lack of a great QB, and the lack of another great receiver or two (a la Gallon) contributed greatly to his relative lack of production. I'd love to see Funchess shine in the show, and really come into his own.
http://www.umhoops.com/2015/05/13/report-michigan-to-play-at-nc-state-in... the rest of the field looks like this: Maryland at North Carolina, Indiana at Duke, Louisville at Michigan State, Virginia at Ohio State, Notre Dame at Illinois, Wisconsin at Syracuse and Purdue at Pittsburgh.">http://per Dylan Burkhardt Michigan will play at NC STATE http://www.umhoops.com/2015/05/13/report-michigan-to-play-at-nc-state-in... the rest of the field looks like this: Maryland at North Carolina, Indiana at Duke, Louisville at Michigan State, Virginia at Ohio State, Notre Dame at Illinois, Wisconsin at Syracuse and Purdue at Pittsburgh.
Also, UM @ SMU Dec 8
SMU will host Michigan on Tuesday 12/8/15 at Moody Coliseum, source told@CBSSports. Return game of home-and-home series.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 13, 2015
I know this is all with a grain of salt but interesting to take a look at the talent on the opposition. Mel has 6 OSU players ranked in the top 26 of next year's draft with Bosa 1 overall. Cardale Jones is listed as 25 which totally could be way off if he doesn't start this year. Interesting State has two, Conklin OT (#12) and Cook QB (#15), in the top 15 of the draft. I had no clue MSU had a near top ten offensive lineman on the roster. Also sad to see a couple near M recruiting hits (Treadwell and Cravens) on the list.
Looks like MSU's class jumped up in the rankings due to a couple recent commitments.
OSU is ranked #1 or #2 nationally, depending on the service, and we're rated 22, 25, and 29.
EDIT: Link to the stats. I could have sworn I posted it when I made the thread.