Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Devin Butler a CB from Gonzaga D.C. will be visiting this weekend. He is a good sized corner listed at 6'1" 180 and his tape below is a bit raw but impressive. So far the rating sites are not high on him, but in addition to Michigan he has offers from ND, PSU, Neb., and a host of lesser BCS schools. It sounds like the coaches want to take a third corner in this class so this kid bears watching.... and a corner with the initials DB is on the right wavelength.
The following is submitted for your consideration.
Over the past three years, Michigan/ND games have been decided by a total of 40 seconds.
Michigan finished last season highly ranked and recorded a Sugar Bowl win. ND finished just outside the top 25 with the impression that more of their problems were random than schematic or talent. Further, ND always gets a boost in early season rankings.
Additionally, Michigan opens the season facing National Champion Alabama in Dallas and then a very good Air Force squad. Meanwhile, ND opens against Navy in a sure-to-be-widely-watched game in Dublin, Ireland. They follow that up with a solid MSU and Purdue.
Most people suggest that year three is the one that sees the pieces all come together for a newly spread squad. ND is primed to make a jump from better than they seem 8-5 to high-level contender.
Because it is March, I gie you this question. If Michigan oepsn 3-0 including a win over Bama, and ND opens 3-0 with 2 wins over the B1G and a game in Ireland, does that make ND a de-facto early season championship play in game?
Obviously, a lot can change over the rest of the season, but it seems to me that the cards are lining up right for a matchup that could vault the winner into the top 2 or 3. I would LOVE to see that. It's been a long time since a Michigan/ND game was that relevant.
"Arkansas offensive lineman Jason Peacock was arrested Friday night for using a stolen debit card to buy approximately $35 worth of gas.
Peacock, 23, admitted to police that he took the card and used it. He still had it and gave it to university police when questioned."
I understand gas is expensive but seriously? This is one of the dumbest crimes I have ever heard of. Its not like this was some young kid pulling a prank, its almost like this guy wanted to get caught.
Steve Lorenz @TremendousUMWelcome to Michigan Quinton!
Michigan has added a 2012 preferred walk-on in TE Quinton Mandle out of Fenton, MI. 6'5", 225 lbs. Highlight film:
Nike sparq combine overview...
No UM recruits of note, but looks like Braylon's brother had a nice day.
It seems BTN is having a football uniform bracket, where users get to vote which Big 10 team has the best uniform. While the idea is incredibly original (a bracket style voting contest in March!) we have been given a 1 seed and are currently up against 6 seed MSU. Right now, we are actually losing 47-53, which is completely unacceptable. MGoCommunity, time to vote and smack lil' brother down.