It seemed like the first 12-18 months of RR's coaching, he spent some of it justifying the inability of his offense to not knowing the plays. Denard Robinson, himself claimed that his freshman year was awash with not knowing the plays. (Probably because he didn't enroll early...) Now I know RR had very little experience and talent on the offense but I wonder if that was a smokescreen to protect the players from their suckiness or if we can expect BH's offense to suffer from "not knowing the plays" and Hoke make the same excuses.
What say you?
Hey Ann Arbor, Come and See How Good We look!
Tom Brady is a unanimous choice for the AP's all-pro team. Jake Long also made the team.
Both deserving, great season guys.
Also for the Lion fans Suh made the team, the only rookie to do it.
For those of you worried that the 2012 class will start off slowly because Hoke's late to the game, fear no more. Hoke got around a little bit today, visiting several top prospects. First, he checked in at Cass Tech, where former UM assistants Tony Dews and Tony Gibson checked in to offer a pair of Technician juniors, LB Royce Jenkins-Stone and CB Terry Richardson. In the article, it's mentioned that Hoke was in to see Coach Wilcher, and might be close to offering.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke was also by Cass Tech on Monday, as well as an assistant from Wisconsin. Richardson has seen a recent rise in his recruitment and feels he could be close to adding a few more offers.
“I think Michigan, Michigan State and USC are the three closest schools to offering next,” Richardson said.
In an article about RJS's offer from Pitt, he mentions that Michigan is showing strong interest in him, as well.
Other schools showing Jenkins-Stone strong interest are Auburn, LSU, Michigan and Michigan State.
The Scout Boards are reporting that, while Hoke was in Cincy to show interest in 2011 FB Trayion Durham, he checked in on Taft High School and 2012 super-recruit (and likely OSU lock), DE Adolphus Washington. FWIW, I like Wormley better (wink).
To look even further into the future, Scout had an article up today about 2013 MI QB Shane Morris. He goes to De La Salle Collegiate in Warren, and has two very early offers from Toledo and Cincy. Grew up a Michigan fan, but right now, MSU's showing more interest (legally...illegally...what does it really matter? Enjoy some highlights, the kid's definitely got a D1 arm.
Lose one 4 star (Willingham) add another: Reserve La. East St. John DB Floyd Raven has committed to Texas A&M.
Coulda been an early-impact guy at safety...oh well.
EDIT: Maybe not...?
East St. John 3-star safety Floyd Raven told me he did not commit to Texas A&M, despite reports saying otherwise
Despite reports Louisiana DB Floyd Raven confirms to Scout.com he has not committed to Texas A&M.