"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
I personally think it's a little low, especially when you consider that he has ND at #21. Notable:
Pointing downward are the fact thatthey benefitted from 3 net close wins, were +7 in TO's, hadbeneficial off (12.2) and def (18.5) ypp's and my Stock MarketIndicator (pg 27) has them -5.0. This is an improved tm thatprobably won't match LY's 11 win total with gms away fromhome vs Alabama, ND, Neb and Ohio St but unlike LY, theycould find themselves in the B10 Title game
Read this article and thought it put a lot of perspective on what is coming out about player's injuries, especially after Junior Seau's death. RIP Junior.
A smart football link detailing how Gus Malzahn (former Auburn OC) attacked Alabama's defense (mostly when he had Cam Newton). I expect a lot of the same things out of Michigan come September, as Borges offense last year was relatively similar to what Auburn has deployed in the pass.
One thing is for sure if Michigan plans to run some of these plays: they need to get the timing and blocking down on the jet sweep if they want to have any success with it.
On this morning's Recruiting Roundup Sam seemed to double down on his previous indication that "a couple" of good things would happen for us in June. Today he responded to a questioner who felt that we have been missing out on too many of the very top prospects; ie, Isaac, Levenberry, Garnett, etc.. Sam's answer was that we already have many top guys in this class and he also hinted very broadly that we can expect some top names to commit to the Maize & Blue in the very near future. No gut feelings and no names mentioned, but a very confident statement. Let the speculation begin. LaQuon and Poggi are the two obvious big names out there, and though Hurst is not a big name (yet) I think he would be a fantastic addition to the class. Get those three on board and we are playing with house money.
This week's scouting report is on Cordova (TN) St. Benedict running back Jordan Wilkins, who seems to be a high priority for the coaching staff now that Ty Isaac has committed to USC. There's not a whole lot to dislike about Wilkins. He seems to be a very capable back and he's a little more elusive than most of the other Michigan targets - Wyatt Shallman, DeVeon Smith, and Derrick Green. For that reason and for his receiving ability, I think Wilkins is the most Isaac-like back Michigan is targeting. If Isaac is the prototype that Michigan wants, Wilkins seems to be the next most logical choice.