Mike Lantry, 1972
I have a question about taking a QB this class. Do we want someone like Kiel in this class? Or might it be good to take another solid QB, but not a star - knowing we have Shane Morris in the fold?
While I think the common wisdom would be - anytime we can get one like him, we should. But what if this makes Shane Morris decommit and go to (God forbid) Sparty or ND or OSU? We are stacked at QB for 2 more years - aren't we? And it seems like a 2 year spread between big names is what we would want.
Do kids like Kiel and Morris like the competition? Or will they go somewhere to be the big cheese?
Anyway, lots of questions.
One of the writers for the freep posted this on twitter...adidas provided this sample to the freep.
"Last week, athletic director Dave Brandon told a meeting of the state's sports editors that U-M intended to hold a nighttime unveiling of the jersey this summer and that U-M hoped fans would purchase a lot of jerseys, as they did for the Big Chill last winter."
here is the link to the freep site (OMG yes its the freep)
I don't have the Scout subscription, but this is listed as part of the free content so I assume it's fair game...
He only has interest in four schools: High interest in UM and PSU, Medium interest from BC and Stanford. Seems like a high character kid interested in getting an education.
Originally linked to this from the @ScoutMichigan twitter feed.
Go Blue, Armani! (already love saying that)
There was a lengthy discussion on the merits of adding a cost of living stipend to players' scholarships yesterday in response to Jim Delany's statements during the Big 10 meetings. ESPN posted this article today that included reactions from several conferences.
There are a couple of interesting takeaways here. First, the idea would be an increase in the room and board payments athletes already get to cover the published, federally mandated, cost of attendance. This is really the only way to frame the argument, in my opinion, for the schools that doesn't look like schools are out and out paying players. Also, all of the major conference commissioners were in favor (Big East wasn't represented).
From CUSA Commish:
"Universities justify spending tens of millions of dollars on coaches' compensation, with a seemingly insatiable appetite for more growth. At the same time, a small fraction of that amount is spent on all scholarships for all student-athletes," Banowsky said. "Unless the student-athletes in the revenue-producing sports get more of the pie, the model will eventually break down. It seems it is only a matter of time."
According to this ESPN article (free), GA DE Jordan Jenkins is going to visit Michigan this summer.
Jenkins has offers from Michigan, ND, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, FSU, LSU, UGA, Miami (FL), USC, and several others.
Says he is open, has a 3.7 gpa per the article.
I have an OSU 'friend' at work and i was trying to tell her about the dirty play against wisconsin where they choked sorgi. unfortunately, i cant find a clip of it anywhere. does anyone have a link for it. much appreciated