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Top 100 Bishop Luers, IN WR Austin Mack (6'2 205lbs) visited this weekend. He had extremely high praise of Harbaugh (as per usual), Fisch, and staff. He is deciding June 7th and his top group is Mich, OSU, MSU, Tenn, Vandy. He said he will visit again before his decision and will bring his parents that time.
What was more interesting about his reaction, however, was him saying that Alex Malzone is the starting quarterback in practice. He was discussing the fact that this staff doesn't care what year you are in, the best player will play. This could be truth, misinterpretation, or recruiting tactics. I found it to be an interesting quote from someone we know for a fact took in all of Saturday's practice.
Couple this with the statement from user HarbaughorBust in the earlier "Speight v. Malzone" thread that Morris is the clear leader right now. The only certainty is uncertainty, at this point. Obviously, we won't know anything concrete until August.
As reported in this and other news outlets, UCLA has suspended Offensive Line Coach Adrian Klemm for undisclosed NCAA Rule Violations.
With the recent success of UCLA in recruiting, it does leave you to wonder if this is part of the violations.
Material worthy of an otherwise slow day on MGoBlog.
"The Fight" has been a recurring theme with this team and some of you may have noticed the "4 Fights Every Day" hat worn by John Harbaugh over the weekend.
This is a motivational tool that Coach John has used with the Baltimore Ravens highlighting the four fights we face every day.
*Us vs. them
*Division from within
Here's a little more backstory:
Had a nasty nightmare last night. I woke in a sweat looking around to see if I had died and gone to hell. We didn't hire JH. I laid there at 3 in the AM and wondered what the reaction would have been like for others. Are there actually those out there that would have been fine with it? Or are most like me feeling the apocalypse had begun? Could there have been people jumping from buildings as in 1929? It is to me a life changing hire. It gives me hope and enthusiasm in a part of my life that was severely lacking for years. The future looks bright. How would others have reacted to no Harbaughing? Was there anyone else that could have brought this same feeling ?
Adding to the ongoing discussion on this board about compensation for athletes, here is John Oliver's intelligent and witty take on it.
I realize Shane Morris is still in "the conversation," but things aren't looking too good for him right now. Based on what we've been hearing out of spring practice, the battle is really between Alex Malzone and Wilton Speight. So my question to the board is, of those two, who would you rather see start?
Speight has the measurables. He's 6'6" and 230 lbs., but has mechanical issues. He threw a crucial INT at the Under Armour game. But he redshirted and should be an ideal fit for Harbaugh's offense if he can improve.
Malzone is accurate, cerebral, and has been the most impressive with his consistency. But he's 6'2" and only a true frosh. I find it hard to believe that we can get to 9+ wins and upset MSU and OSU with a true frosh, but I suppose anything's possible with Harbaugh.