“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
man, watch out for buckeye women: http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2011/06/28/story-delaware...
Story from the Petoskey News-Review recapping the "Lunch with Lloyd" in northern Michigan (the reporter is a friend of mine). While most of the article is about his work with the hospital and talking up Brady Hoke, the most interesting tidbit is at the very end. When asked about a potential BCS playoff format, Carr said:
"I was in New York a month ago for the College Football Hall of Fame and I talked to some important people that said in the next 10 years or so, there could be a group of prominent schools with large budgets and stadiums that could break away from the NCAA and play their own schedule. There could be anywhere from 60-65 teams that would break away and play their own schedule and then have a playoff."
While I would be completely shocked if this ever happened, the fact that it's coming from Lloyd and the "important people" he's talked with and not random Joe Blogger throwing out some wishful thinking idea gives the concept a lot more credibility. Thoughts?
I was wondering where Johnny Sears was ... last I had heard he was with the Bengals Organization. Looks like he's playing in Canada, and is injured:
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back and special teamer Johnny Sears will miss significant time at the start of the upcoming season.
I thought he would end up having a great career at Michigan before his stay concluded early.
Just wanted to give a quick update, I had a long day today so I wanted to at least post something.
I spoke with Ohio RB/FB Alden Hill today and I'm not so sure that Michigan has a great shot with Alden. They're in his top five, but he has other schools ahead of him. He's likely going to make a decision before the end of summer so the coaches would probably need to try to get him back on campus to gain some ground. I don't know how likely that would be.
If he does decide to go elsewhere I would imagine the coaching staff would try to find another prospect. Either new offers or going after EJ Fatu (who is very high on Michigan) or Sione Houma, who still maintains that Michigan has a chance. This might end up being a position that they will have to wait to fill, or they might put out some new offers to gain a commitment.
Okay, people, Jordan Kovacs' once vast lead for "Best SS in CFB" in the Phil Steele.com poll is down to only 15%!
Kovacs is sitting at ~45% of the vote while Harrison Smith of ND is at ~30%; apparently one of the Irish lurkers on our board decided to start "stuffing the box" (that's what she said!) for their guy.
It's a dog fight between two athletically challenged, gritty warriors and we cannot let those f*cking Domers win this battle. Get over to philsteele.com and vote!
24/7 did a write-up of the top ten current linebacker classes for 2012. Michigan came in 2nd behind Alabama and ahead of Texas, USC, and Florida. There were no other Big Ten teams in the top 10:
When putting together a good group of linebackers, it doesn’t hurt to have two of the best in the nation in your back yard. That is the case with Michigan and its instate commits of James Ross and Royce Jenkins-Stone, both in-state prospects and both members of the Top247. As an added bonus, Michigan’s other two elite linebacker commits are out of rival Ohio State’s backyard. COMMITMENTS: James Ross, Royce Jenkins-Stone, Joe Bolden, Kaleb Ringer
Hoke/Mattison Uber Alles.
(H/T to new user Sean Connery)