a terrible blight on our fine country
September 1st Arlington, TX Michigan vs. Alabama
September 8th Baton Rouge, LA Washington at LSU
September 15th Little Rock, AR Alabama at Arkansas
September 22nd Tallahassee, FL Clemson at Florida State
September 29th East Lansing, MI Ohio State at Michigan State
October 6th Columbia, SC Georgia at South Carolina
October 13th Baton Rouge, LA South Carolina at LSU
October 20th Ann Arbor, MI Michigan State at Michigan
October 27th Madison, WI Michigan State at Wisconsin
November 3rd Los Angeles, CA Oregon at USC
November 10th Stillwater, OK West Virginia at Oklahoma State
November 17th Morgantown, WV Oklahoma at West Virginia
November 24th Columbus, OH Michigan at Ohio State
December 1st Atlanta, GA SEC Championship Game
January 1st Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl Game
January 7th Miami Gardens, FL National Championship Game
I've seen many references to this in recent times, including when I was reading HTTV. There seems to be some sentiment around here that Kenny Demens is better than Obi Ezeh but he won't make anyone forget about David Harris. I'm kind of confused why people are down on Demens in that way. He's not Ray Lewis, but David Harris wasn't Ray Lewis, either.
As a junior, David Harris had 88 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, .5 sacks, 3 pass breakups, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 forced fumbles.
In a comparison of junior seasons, Kenny Demens had 94 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and 2 pass breakups.
Those are pretty similar statistics, and while Harris did more in the turnover department, I'm not sure why people are insisting that David Harris was so much better. Demens still has a year to get to that level. He may or may not get there, but I don't think it's really a fair argument to compare the two careers right now.
Little of note in this week's rankings, though once again Penn State loses a commitment, this time to Notre Dame. As a result, PSU continues to drop down the board. Changes since the last rankings:
8-1-12: Purdue picks up Austin Logan.
8-3-12: Illinois picks up Darwyn Kelly.
8-4-12: Northwestern picks up Keith Watkins.
8-5-12: William Fuller decommits from Penn State. Notre Dame picks up William Fuller.
|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.
To eliminate any confusion about how the rankings are determined (to be honest, they used to be arbitrary), team order is determined by multiplying the number of commits by star average.
On to the full data after the jump.
I think players usually check into the hotel on the first Sunday in August and start practice on Monday. Does anyone know for sure the schedule this year? I guess I'm a little concerned that they may become SEALs instead of playing football this year.
EDIT: Nevermind. Freshmen reported yesterday, everybody else today, practice tomorrow: