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With the transfer of Cullen Christian, we now have less depth, but we also have one more scholarship available.
I really don't want to know details, but I'd be curious if anyone close to the team expects any more guys to transfer. The silver lining to Cullen leaving is the ability to put out more offers, and to bring in more guys. There are always some guys who don't pan out. It is hard to imagine anyone not wanting to play under our new DC, but hey, it takes all kinds.
I saw that we recently offered Clifton (Va.) Centreville defensive end Ken Ekanem.
does anyone have any insight or access that can talk about what his interest is? the teaser made it sound like our offer was an important one for him.
At 1:23 in this new NCAA 12 promo video you can see Michigan Stadium. As noted before, the lights will be in the game but it looks like the new scoreboards will not unless they get added late.
I understand this could probably go in a previous thread but since it's back a few pages now I'm just posting it here, sorry if you're really annoyed by this...I'll give you back your 5 seconds of life that this wasted when I get a chance to stop by the ATM.
I know there are strong opinions on what should happen with the BCS at MGoBlog. Seems like this could be another chink in the armor. The arguments:
"...there are serious antitrust violations that are harming taxpayer-funded institutions to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars."
"The BCS also doesn't limit supply," Hancock argues. "There's more (bowl) games than ever before. It's created a national championship game that didn't exist before. So in terms of access for the consumer and supply for the consumer, and just access in general, contrary to limiting that, the BCS has enhanced it."
I was trolling the usual sites and saw that we are the first BCS school to offer CB Anthony Standifer from Illinois. He seems on paper like a generic 3* headed for the MAC and I could not understand the offer at this early stage of the process - but then I watched his highlights. He looks like a solid FS prospect with decent speed, good height and the potential to fill out well over 200 lbs.. He has good coverage skills, excellent hands and the instincts for filling the hole in the run game - plus he can tackle. Perhaps a diamond in the rough that we are in early on? - check it out:
The state of California is loaded with offensive linemen in the 2012 class and tackle Max Tuerk is among the best. The 6-foot-6, 281-pound lineman already has offers from Michigan, Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, and Washington to name a few. Here's a look at Tuerk's film and where he's at in the process.
TOM: I know you have an offer from Michigan, but do you think any other schools are close to offering?
MAX: I hope so. I'm not sure if they're actually going to offer me or not, but I have been talking to Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Stanford came by my school last week.
TOM: You already have a good list now, have you thought about narrowing everything down any time soon?
MAX: I haven't thought about it yet because a lot of new offers are still coming in. When it starts to die down I will start to narrow it down.
TOM: Sounds like a good plan. Since you're from California do you know much about Michigan?
MAX: Of course. I know Michigan has a great football tradition and they produce a lot of great linemen. I really like Coach Funk and Ferrigno, and we're developing a solid relationship.
TOM: To stay on that note, since you're from California do you think distance will factor into all this?
MAX: I don't think at all. I'm actually leaning towards getting out of California.
TOM: You said you're building a relationship with the coaches. What do you guys talk about and what have they told you about Michigan?
MAX: We talk every once in awhile and they've told me that Michigan not only has a great football team but it's a great school as well. Hopefully I can check it out soon.
TOM: Did these coaches recruit you while they were at San Diego State at all?
MAX: No, but SDSU is recruiting me now.
TOM: Is Michigan a school that you're going to try to visit?
MAX: Yes, this summer I am definitely going to try to get out there.
TOM: When you take visits to these schools and try to analyze them what are you going to be looking for?
MAX: A good fit with academics, the football program, and my overall comfort level with the people I am going to spend my college career with.
TOM: For anyone that hasn't gotten to see you play, how would you describe yourself?
MAX: I play as hard as I can every play. My best attributes would probably be my speed and aggressiveness.
TOM: Do you have any idea of how you want your recruitment to play out?
MAX: It's still up in the air for me but I think I am going to narrow it down to three to five choices in the summer, so it's not so overwhelming during the season. I plan to take official visits to those top schools.