landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Saw this via Whitfield's Twitter account:
Also, another picture from his workout:
I'm really excited to see him on the field this fall!
Football Outsiders did a preliminary projection and simulation of the 2013 Big Ten Standings today. They projected Michigan to most likely finish 7-5 and 4th in the Legends Division with a potential win range between 5-7 and 9-3. I was pretty surprised by this as usually Football Outsiders models are some of the better ones in football. Article is ESPN Insider ($):
Projected finish: 7-5
Win total range: 5-7 to 9-3
Chance to win Big Ten: 1 percent
This projection model isn't too kind to the Wolverines, a program with an elite historical tradition but one that is still seeking its identity in the Brady Hoke era. The offense was prolific in spots under quarterback Devin Gardner after he took the reins midseason, but there is youth along the offensive line that will probably keep Michigan from being a contender. If the Wolverines can help themselves on defense and special teams, it can ease the burden. But Michigan started twice as many drives from inside its own 20-yard line (24 percent) as its opponents (12 percent) and lost the field position battle eight times, including in four of its five losses.
I didn't see this posted on here. I'm excited for Roy. After coaching against him in High School then watching him play for us and being fiends with his cousins. I was excited to see him come home to the Bengals. Congrats Roy you will be great. Bengals are defiantly in need of a few quality receivers. Wish we could have gotten Denard too !
Just generating a little friday discussion since it's been a slow couple of days (though in most cases, no news is good news).
I have been to the following-
NCAA board of directors has decided to suspend the recent changes to football recruiting (rule changes related to unlimited text messages, printed materials, and unlimited contact.) (LINK)
The details are highlighted below:
At its meeting in Indianapolis on Thursday, the board adopted the March recommendations of the Rules Working Group after several of the proposals, designed to create a more meaningful and enforceable NCAA rule book, were met with widespread criticism by the college and high school coaching communities.
In March, Proposal 13-3 received more than 75 override requests from NCAA membership, mandating a review by the board.
• The remainder of Proposal 13-3, which would have allowed for unlimited contact initiated by college coaches to recruits.
• Proposal 11-2, which called for the elimination of the requirement that only a head coach or assistant coach could perform the functions of a recruiting coordinator.
• Proposal 13-5-A, which would have removed restrictions on printed materials mailed to prospects.
The decisions Thursday do not affect basketball.
Personally, I think this is great - for the recruits and their family, and recruiting in general. It would have been insane for both coaching staffs, recruits, high school coaches, and the NCAA to monitor/enforce.
fergodsakes, 75 schools opposed to rule change.