that makes one of us
Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, MSU, and Ohio State. Says Ohio State not best for him "as I've matured."
For those of you with the "elite" ESPN Insider Access they have a preview of Michigan up. It's not the best analysis but it is analysis and most importantly they agree with me that we have a chance to return to glory this season. For some reason they like our safety situation, but the main reason is Denard, our returning starters on offense and Mattison.
On Karsch&Anderson today, Doug said that there would be more information out on Ohio State next week. Given that there have been conflicting reports about the accuracy of the rumored SI article, this seems to give more validity to the possibility. Normally most of us take 97.1 information with a grain of salt, but Doug is usually pretty knowledgeable about college football in general.
This is linked to in the B1G lunch links on ESPN, but Joe Rexrode comments back on feedback he received from a recent article on the in-state recruiting battles. The comments at the end are pretty good.
"Ever notice how Michigan doesn't really ever lose? They just have down years or the other team cheated.
This is what bugs me about recruiting: the whole "Michigan mystique", block M, trying to coopt good(?) men in the state of Michigan as being "Michigan Men", winningest program in history while we count victories we had against highschools in the 1900s stuff is just a big pile of crap to this Spartan. Along with the loud-mouthed alumni and non-alumni that make up their fan base. So it bugs me that high school recruits are still buying that stuff hook, line and sinker. I guess I shouldn't really expect 3 straight victories over them and a Big Ten Championship to change that."
I haven't been following this all that closely, but there's info in here that is new to me. The one thing I can lend insight on is the fact that one of the players had dealer tags from a dealership in Marysville.
I live in Marysville, and the biggest reason they would come up to Marysville, which is 40 min from campus with no traffic, would be a high end car dealer that is open up here. It used to be a Lamborghini dealership, but now carries a variety of high cost cars. Pure and unbridaled speculation? Yes. But still very telling...