alternate headline: man does job
I noticed a previous thread and thought I would give a reason as to why we might see a significantly less amount of red shirting in the future.
With the rookie salary cap, an NFL players 2nd contract will be the money maker for those guys. Ergo, college guys are going to want to get to the NFL ASAP so they can get to that 2nd contract ASAP.
Mind you, I'm not saying every player of course, I'm just stating that the bigger time players will try to make cases for themselves and the coaches to get on the field to prove themselves. I think the guys that get on the field as true FR will bail after 3 years in most cases and RS JR's will usually bail as well as opposed to staying for a 5th year. I think we will see less and less 5th year guys in the future.
So, if that does start to be the trend, then I say let a FR play if he's good enough and not worry about a senior year that may never occur, let's get what we can out of these guys ASAP and allow the recruiting cycle to take form and for a school like U-M, keep bringing in those top 5 or top 10 classes, curious to see what everybody thinks.
St. Tress sold his house to Bobby Layman (yes he of Clarett Scandal Laymans), a car dealer, in Columbus this week. Bobby said it was for his mother...
I wonder if Geno approved the sale so Urbz could get some rides for his oversignees.
For those of you that like to read about UM football and want to get an inexpensive book. ($1.99)
I was bored during lunch, wandered around and ended up in the Tuesday Morning on Lincoln and Ashland. The store has "What it means to be a Wolverine: Michigan's Greatest Players Talk About Michigan Football" for sale for $1.99 Forward by Bo. Its is from 2005 so it doesn't include some of the more recent players but it looks pretty good.
Around 10 copies left...
Les has some balls on and off the field:
The schedule says it all. I for one am happy about this as it shows the best part of a true rivalry is a healthy distain for eachother!! I see this as alot of back and forth for the next 8-10 years or so . . . or as long as Urban lasts.
Interesting article on the recruiting battles between UM, MSU, and OSU around the midwest in the Detroit News. Some shots at us, but for the most part pretty fair.
He was especially irritated by the Buckeyes' poaching of one-time top Spartan commit Se'Von Pittman, something his mentor, Jim Tressel, wouldn't have done. "They've got a new coach, and it's different," Dantonio said. "I would say it's pretty unethical, in the end."
Kalis endured the scrutiny in his hometown and stood firm, perhaps the first sign Michigan was officially back in the fray. A larger sign: Of the 15 players on the Detroit News Blue Chip list, nine signed with Michigan and two with Michigan State.