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Already down by 3; do you think Tom Brady and the Pats win and he surpasses the 16 win postseason record? He is currently tied with Montana.
We have 25 open right now and 25 commitments. The coaches can thank Mike Jones for his time with the program, but where would we find 2 more schollies if the class potentially gets up to 28? They aren't gonna "suggest" football isn't for them after working their asses off, are they?
Kugler's twiitter feed seems to say so.
Patrick Kugler @Kugleybear57
S/O to @dansamuelson74 for committing to Michigan!! #GoBlue
Mod edit: Ace seems to be confirming, so I changed the title to the usual format. Cue the Kate Upton and the rest of the celebrating. JGB.
Obviously most people on here are excited by the prospect of Green coming to Ann Arbor, and by all accounts he's a strong prospect who may very well wear the Maize and Blue.
But I want to follow up on some comments made sporadically in Derrick Green posts #1-136. Namely, what differentiates him from our current commit at RB, DeVeon Smith? I mean in terms of running style, strengths to their game and in terms of what they potentially bring to the table. Obviously Green is the more highly touted recruit, and just as obviously that doesn't necessarily mean anything, but to the people who are good at parsing recruiting information as well as those who have observed both kids play: assuming we got both of them, how do you see their respective careers at UM playing out?
It's ESPN Insider, but I'm going to include the Michigan section here. Steele's a bit full of himself and everyone on every board hates every announcer (excl. Gus Johnson) / writer (excl. Grantland) / sideline reporter (excl. that blonde on ESPN) ever, but Steele was fairly accurate re. Michigan in 2012. With most putting us squarely in the Top 10, he saw the tough schedule and road games and saw a drop from 11-2.
Well he sees that reversing in 2013. Nothing particularly revelatory for this board, but confirms many thoughts presented here on next year's prospects. Other teams noted are TCU, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, and USC.
Also, for those who HATEARGHHATEHIM Jay Bilas, he just said Michigan is the best offensive team in the country, and can win the national championship.
After a Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech capped off an 11-2 2011 season, expectations were high coming into this season for the Wolverines, who were ranked in the preseason AP top 10. I rated them lower than most as their schedule was very difficult, with games against Alabama, Notre Dame, Nebraska and Ohio State all coming on the road. Michigan would end up losing all four of those games (those teams combined for a 46-4 record), as well as its bowl game against South Carolina. However, while the Wolverines will have to replace record-setting quarterback Denard Robinson, I think Michigan fans will be in for a much better season in 2013. It starts with the schedule, as the Crimson Tide fall off and are replaced by Central Michigan, while Notre Dame, Nebraska and Ohio State all travel to the Big House, where Brady Hoke is a perfect 14-0 in his first two seasons as head coach. Keep in mind the Wolverines lost to the Irish and Buckeyes by a combined 12 points thanks to costly turnovers, and were trailing the Cornhuskers by a single point before Robinson's injury, which could have been a blessing in disguise, as it got backup quarterback Devin Gardner a couple of starts under his belt. Look for the offense to make major strides with a legitimate passing attack, and the defense will continue to be stout for coordinator Greg Mattison. Hoke will also welcome in one of the best recruiting classes in the country. I fully expect Michigan to top its win total from 2012.