mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
Gareon Conley just posted on his twitter page that he's verbally committing tomorrow. Seeing as he's here tomorrow, I'm gonna go ahead and assume that's good news.
An interesting tidbit in an article on coachingserach.com about the recent Borges radio interview:
Unofficially, Saban and Kirby Smart have asked new defensive grad assistant Jules Montinar to breakdown every game Al Borges has called plays in since 1986.
While the Bama Coaches Noon-time Basketball Association continues its season, Montinar is reviewing old film from Portland State, Boise State, Oregon, UCLA, Cal, Indiana, Auburn, San Diego State, and last season's Michigan team.
Now, Saban might just be messing with the new guy or getting him prepared for the many film breakdowns that will come during the season. But, that seems like an awful lot of game film. I was kind of hoping Saban might be resting on his laurels heading into the game. Oh well, there is only so much planning you can do for Denard.
Apparently Urban's disciplinary actions aren't PC. Fortunately he and his staff "have core values of respect and honor within our program, and these are two principles that are central to my personal life, my coaching and to Ohio State and its athletics programs. Bias has absolutely no role in how we think or operate"
I saw this suggestion to restrict players' tweets this morning. I won't cite the source so the statement can be evaluated on it's own merits.
"Free speech isn't absolute. Actually, it's anything but 'free'.
There remains this misguided notion that the Constitution somehow guarantees no consequences when our words are disruptive, hurtful or reckless.
Twitter has become a needless headache for college football coaches. It's challenging enough for them to monitor 100-plus players at 11 p.m., but now they also must worry about what incendiary missives players might send into unfiltered cyberspace.
Michigan . . . should ban all football-related tweets from players -- and strongly consider banning all tweets. Many tweets serve no purpose but to inflame or potentially embarrass. And if a player objects on the grounds of personal rights, he should be reminded that the opportunity to represent a quality institution is a privilege -- one that could be revoked."
as per bryan fischer tweet, kellen jones is leaving oklahoma.
Mod Edit: We're not going to discuss what Kellen Jones may or may not have left Michigan for. Don't tempt me on this. [zl]
With three of the recruiting services releasing their initial rankings and over half the Big Ten now possessing at least one commit, it's time to debut to Big Ten Recruiting Rankings for the class of 2013. I give you zero guesses about who is number one. Congratulations. You somehow won anyway.
ESPN is not included for now since they haven't released anything beyond their Watch List and an unsorted top 100 that they don't link or acknowledge anywhere else on the site, including individual player pages.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||Avg Avg^|
^The average of the average rankings of the three recruiting services (aka the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as one-star players. This may be a bit unfair this early in the process, considering there are many unevaluated recruits out there at this stage, but that's life.
On to the full data, after the jump.