There was a visitor on Sunday that hasn't been mentioned yet. I was told and have confirmed that Rockford OL Ben Braden (6'7", 295 lbs) was in Ann Arbor this past Sunday with his family.
The Michigan coaches extended Ben an offer and he was excited to receive it. I should have more from him later on, but he could be one to watch. He apparently also has offers from Wisconsin, MSU, and Syracuse.
Another name to keep an eye on is Illinois LB Antonio Morrison (6'3", 220 lbs). Morrison has offers from CMU, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and WMU among others but is starting to gain more interest.
Emphasis on WAS. He held up when heard Brady Hoke was hired.
So while scouring the Freep (with Adblock plus to kill their revenue), I noticed an interesting blurb at the end of an article with RB coach Fred Jackson.
Jackson was set to leave for a pro job after Rodriguez was fired -- to coach "the best running back in football," he said -- but as soon as he heard Brady was hired, he hesitated. His wife said Brady would call and he did, quickly.
This was certainly news to me as I don't remember any sniff about him possibly taking a pro job. And to coach the "best running back in football"? What team could that be? Going by coach Jackson's frequent use of hyperboles it could realistically mean any NFL team. What's your guess? And glad the legend stuck around!
Only b/c its proper etiquette, here's the link:
I know we aren't supposed to share information from pay sites. But i was poking around on Rivals and saw the OL Dan Voltz is announcing tommorrow, should we have a good feeling about this? I know he was a supposed ND lean.
according to Thayer Evans's twitter:
"BadgerSport Elite 7-on-7 camp at Michigan on April 2-3 cancelled by Wolverines. UM made decision week ago because "combination of factors.""
Baron Flenory is supposedly involved in these camps, so I'm not surprised UM is distancing themselves from him. It's too bad because that seemed to be a decent recruiting tool/event, never hurts to get kids on campus regardless of the interaction of coaches. But I can't blame them for this decision.
I know there is a lot of guys who love NCAA as much as I do I wanted to pass this on for you all. If I knew how to embed the picture I would.
The best thing I see is the dreads obviously but the lighting, shadows, and grass look really improved.
If anyone is still in the mood to play NCAA 11 Dyn on 360 get at me @ Philbert05
Dear God please let this happen. Having a draft with no players to go up and accept their jersey with the commish. Not to mention no post-pick interviews. ESPN would be screwed. Would be an embarrasment for the Owners as well.
Edit: Good points below suggest what I didn't think of right away. This really would suck for the Rookies because they don't get to be part of this once in a lifetime event. Not doubt they are probably being forced against there will to comply.