mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
Not sure how this works since it doesn't seem like either team did anything outside of the rules. $36 Million (even if spread out over 2 years) is a huge hit and will end up changing the NFL FA landscape.
slightly harsher than the ones on OSU b/c of more scholarships:
- one year postseason ban;
- 15 scholarships
- vacated wins from 08 an 09;
- three years probation;
- three year show cause on john blake.
First time I have heard anything like this -- a major player, no less than the entire Pac12 -- now going to vote AGAINST the BCS to move TO A PLAYOFF. Mention is that only conf champs would be eligible.
I've always thought Pac12 and B1G sort of march in step, given Rose Bowl and now the agreement of cross-conf games year to year etc. This would seem to be a break in that.
I was curious if anyone has seen the official ranking of the 68 teams? During the selection show CBS said they would reveal that in their breakdown show. I didn't watch it, but I thought it would be available online. I can't find it anywhere. I thought it might be interesting because it feels like they maybe moved Michigan down a line to make things fit.
For the inevitable, I did spend 10 fruitless minutes with google, ESPN and CBS. I'm sure I'll feel like an idiiot in 25 seconds when someone posts the link, but I'll take the abuse over trying fruitlessly to keep searching. I'll admit defeat.
Like most of you, I'm thrilled with Hoke and his recruiting prowess. I can't begin to imagine what it's like to oversee the recruiting process for a top-tier school like Michigan.
That said, I find it all fascinating -- it's like a chess game overlaid with a ton of psychology. That got me thinking about the various dynamics that swirl around the recruiting process. I commented on this in the "Hello: Gareon Conley" post. User "elaydin" suggest this might better be its own board post, so here it is. User "PurpleStuff" made an interesting comment about Texas and their having to turn away top recruits from Texas seeking to go to UT.
I'm thinking about the dynamics around:
- The pros/cons of capturing 4* commits early vs. holding out for big name 5* recruits
- The strategies behind protecting early commits against poaching
- The perspective from the truly elite 5* recruits
- The perspective from the very good 4* recruits hoping to be 5*
- What schools can truly pull off the "choose only the best" approach .. if any
- Which programs employ what kinds of recruiting strategies
I realize a lot of this is speculation on our part, and I agree that we should trust in Hoke and staff to do what is right. But as we prep for the BBall tournament and spring ball, a little speculation might be fun.
What do you think? As you survey the college football landscape and think about the various recruiting styles and results, is there a way to map it all out in any discernible way?
Redshirt Junior LB has left the program.
Little prospects of playing time, but no reason for leaving were given. Might be trying to transfer somewhere, done with football or something else.