this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Timeline about the history of Michigan Football. Dont know how to embed but here is the link.
So Jim Delany is a nut job. This is an e-fact. Apparently his friends in the other conference are also nut jobs (this is not news). His idea of a playoff system includes the Rose Bowl (Pac12 vs. B1G) as a separate game that could theoretically count as a semifinal game. This is a horrible idea even if it benefits the B1G.
This is one of the "finalists" for the "playoff" that FBS football is moving to.
Jason Kirk runs through scenarios from the past few years. (also contains a link to the proposal) here: http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2012/4/4/2925390/rose-bowl-college-football-playoffs
I didn't see this posted yet. I think he makes some really good points, but his reasoning is somewhat off. NCAA may be raking in money (I'm not sure what their profits vs. revenue looks like) but most schools are not. Only 22 athletic departments turned a profit in 2010. As we know from the arguments going on with full-cost-of-attendance scholarships, the schools that are not turning a profit do not feel like they can afford to give athletes any more than what they do currently.
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As many of you probably read Joe Mathis (4* SDE from California) reported to Tremendous this weekend while going to the Midwest Showcase in Detroit, then cancelled his visit to due to personal reasons. However, there has been another change in plans according to Tremendous:
I'm late to the party, but just confirmed with Joe Mathis that he's coming to Michigan this weekend. Resume your anticipation.
It seems like he will be visiting Ann Arbor on Friday, before going to the Showcase during the weekend. This has the makings of being an important weekend for SDE recruiting, as according to MGoBlueGR:
One remaining need for the class is a strong side DE, so the coaches got 3 different 4 star SDEs to visit this week! #goblue
The two other DEs visiting this weekend are Josh Augusta and Wyatt Teller
Let the excitement recommence.
6'1 3-star Corner from DC, we were in his final group with Wisconsin, and Penn State.