BC guys evaluate Bates's tenure positively.
Hey fellas..a lil disappointed/surprised with Steve Elmer's commitment. But don't fret, we have plenty of other options for the 2013 class. And we currently have the best o-line class in the country with the possibility to add either Banner, Diamond, or Garnett. The depth in 2012 class might scare some prospects away, maybe a factor with Elmer. I think we need to address the center position in 2013, especially because Christian Pace is no longer with the program. Two other options at OT for 2013 are Bosch and Pocic both hailing from Illinois, which I mentioned in a previous update.
PA RB Greg Garmon- We're in his top four right now. This consists of OSU, TAMU, Iowa, and UM. TAMU already has Trey Williams (beast) in their class and are pursuing a community college prospect. OSU is stacked at RB, including two blue chippers in this class. I think it is a battle between us and Iowa. We need to get him back on campus, anyone aware of his visit plans?
IA WR Amara Darboh- A lot of us panicked when he didn't visit for the ND game, but he will take an official here. Either on Nov. 19 or 26, per our boy TOMVH.
NJ CB Yuri Wright- Here is a Detriot News article (good read) by Sam Webb. He speaks pretty highly of michigan. He is not orginally from New Jersey and says he reps New York. Him playing with his teammates at RU will not be a deciding factor. Playing early will be a factor for him and I think he will have a good chance of that at michigan. He is also pretty high on MSU and may visit east lansing oct. 15 for the um vs msu game. His suitors at this point : us, UGA, Cal, RU, MSU. I think RU leads just because he has been on campus so many times...hasn't finalized any officials but he may be in town for either SDSU or Minny.
EDIT: according to fellow Mgobloger BGG34, michigan has the edge right now. Man if we land him....
2012 DT commit Ondre Pipkins has been dominate so far, recording 15 tackles, 4tfl, 1 sack this week. His stock is on the rise, no doubt a top 10 tackle.
Pretty much what has gone down the last week...let us know what else you are hearing? Any predictions on how this class pans out?
I will admit I am not an expert regarding Borges' offensive schemes he ran in the past and I realize that we have not seen "the entire playbook". However, I am curious why we don't seem to have a few basic check options for Denard to call. I realize that we can't add too much to his plate, but I would think there would be some basic ability to change up the play at the line. Maybe I have missed us actually using an audible at the line, don't know if there is any insider info regarding integrating this capability.
Second, with players like Gallon, why don't we use motion more to move people around or even incorporate a quick pitch or swing pass on the run? Does Borges not use this much in his scheme? Was not sure of the downside if any beyond just philosophy.
I couldn't resist the temptation to read some Bucknuts last night to help me fall soundly asleep. Enjoy this little gem from a very salty old man:
Effective right fucking now, fire the defensive shithead coach who allows O. Johnson to go on the field one more time. Obviously, our defensive backfield coach and defensive coordinator never watch any of the plays when they are at the games, otherwise, they would have to have an IQ of less then Mark May's to not see that the poor kid is a chickenshit and hates contact. Christ, I'm 67 years old and I gauranfuckingtee you I can out tackle No. 19. He is a complete embarrassment and the other defensive players should take him behind the barn and kick the livin' shit out of him. GODDAMN IT!! What is it going to take to get these coaches to start playing the players and sit the one that can't play? This is not a union where seniority rules. PLAY THE KIDS THAT LOVE THE GAME AND HAVE THE PASSION TO BUST SOMEONE"S ASS WHEN THEY RUN AT THEM!!
Not to be that guy who starts a thread for this, but can anyone provide insight on away game prices for Northwestern and Illinois? On Stubhub NU prices are starting at $65 (Illinois starting at $29 seems much more accurate), which seems very high for a Northwestern game. If I was willing to wait until game week/ almost kickoff would I be able to find better deals or should I stop being a little b-tch and just buy now?
Any help is appreciated and please feel free to hijack this thread for related questions because I realize it's not a great OP.