This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Jay Paterno provides his take on why Alabama has experienced such a run of success over the past 4-5 years. I'm not sure I disagree with any of his points although he never brings up the spector of oversigning. I did think it was LOL that credit for Bama playing in the NC this year is credited in part to Jim Delany and Gene Smith.
TremendousUM just got hired by 247...
For those who don't know, Eleven Warriors is Ohio's version of Mgoblog (their love isn't just for gentlemen though).
umhoops.com has an article where they did a Q&A with Eleven Warriors about this weekends matchup with Ohio State. It's pretty interesting to see 11W perspective on their own team and how they predict the game to end.
GO BLUE! BEAT OHIO!
Not a fan of Dennis Dodd, but in this piece he gets at the reason why Kelly might well leave--he was lucky as heck to go 12-0 this season and will have a hard time replicating the feat:
"[D]on't interpret Kelly's interview with Philadelphia as a “money grab. . He is/was going to get paid," Dodd writes. The reason why Kelly moved fast: "The bar has been set for him and his program. There is no going back. . . Ten wins won't be acceptable, probably not after this season. . . at the moment, there is more certainty that Kelly can get himself to the next level (NFL) than he can keep Notre Dame at its current level."
Anyone disagree with this assessment? Seems about right to me.Mod Edit: thought Kelly had decided to leave based on title. Edited said title. [zl]
Mike Farrell has come out with his projections of the highest rated recruits left who haven't committed yet. He has Michigan landing Green for what it is worth. You'll notice Treadwell and others going to Ole Miss, he projects. I really want to make my way down there to see what all the hype is about.
Months ago when we got in on D. Green I looked at his mixtape and thought ..pretty good. Last night driving home I heard Sam say he was the #6 player overall and #1 RB on Scout. I told myself I must be missing something. I just watched it again and I just don't see it. I think Thomas Rawls and Stephen Hopkins tapes were more impressive.
I'm not questioning the scouting of him, I'll believe he's great until proven otherwise. I'm just curious if anyone else watched the tape and thought the same thing. I read the ESPN profile and they said he was a bruiser but I don't see that many highlight broken tackles. He didn't appear to run away from anyone. Maybe his competition was outstanding. I know the level of competition can be a key factor in how exciting a tape can be. Again he looks good, but what I'm saying is for being the #1 back in the country you think it would stand out more. Maybe his friend is a terrible editor?