Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
Yes, I'm that obsessed. '87-'90 left deep scars. Four in a row would be huge. If we played them yesterday, we would have won. They have no idea who their QB is, we have senior Denard. Their best chance to win would be to play to their defense, ball control offense, huddle, feed Cierre Wood about 50 carries, and have no turnovers. That's not what Brian Kelly does. Also, their best WR is a TE and they have no CBs.
EDIT: damefan1 just 'liked' the 1st half video on youtube. Glad to hear he's still out there, suffering.
1st Half (normal clock rules, audio is a bit out of sync):
2nd Half (running clock, downloaded straight from their official site but seems to be complete):
Before I get to the new commits, there's been a slight tweak in the formula. Yes, after hearing your complaints about the way I count unranked players, I've decided to count them as two-star recruits instead of one-stars. I'm still not sure how I'll deal with NRs when the final rankings are released—at that point, I think the old method works better for differentiating them from actual two-stars—but at this juncture it makes more sense to give them some benefit of the doubt. I appreciate all the feedback I get with these posts, even if I do enjoy jumping into the comments for a little debate now and then. Without further ado, here are the changes since the last rankings:
4-17-12: Purdue picks up Danny Etling.
4-18-12: Ohio State picks up J.T. Barrett.
4-21-12: Ohio State picks up Alex Anzalone. Notre Dame picks up John Montelus. Iowa picks up Colin Goebel.
4-22-12: Nebraska picks up Courtney Love.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^|
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (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 two-star players.
On to the full data after the jump.
"There's just no way I'd have the same kind of respect if it weren't for him," Martin told AnnArbor.com during a recent interview. "We were playing backyard defense (under former defensive coordinator Greg Robinson), pretty much. Just going out, picking a gap and just kind of doing whatever we wanted to do. It was a lot different."
Seems to be a super slow day for new information on the board today, so I thought I'd throw this out there: an interesting article on head football coach searches and hiring, looking at the PAC 12 and focusing mostly on Washington State AD Bill Moos and his hire of Mike Leach.
Here's an excerpt from the article, quoting Moos:
"There's the Charlie Weis deal," he says of Kansas' hire. "He failed miserably at Notre Dame, but, 'By God, he was at Notre Dame.' Down at Ole Miss, they have to have 15 people on a search committee. By the time they get through the introductions on the search committee, all the good coaches are hired.
"I don't need 15 people sitting at the table. Where are the other 14 when I get evaluated on (the performance of) my football coach?"
At the end of the article, there's a list of head football coach salaries in the PAC. Colorado's coach is listed at $725,000!
In case you missed the tweet this morning, I wrote a rant on mgoangst. My boredom will probably lead to more spring game every snap videos shortly.