this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
offers some interesting comparisons and similarities between Denard and Taylor.
UM fans love Denard, NU loves Taylor, two exciting players.
If their season goes as planned without any hitches, I think our November game will get incredible hype nationwide beyond the team matchup.
I am looking forward to seeing these 2 perform on the same field more than any other game on our schedule.
Rivals article says that Pitt and Florida are his top two. He says he also still likes Purdue, MSU, and Virginia. No mention of Michigan at all. Just give me Diamond or Garnett to finish out this OL class and I'll be happy.
In the six years since the meeting, the Big Ten began to change, too. Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes might have a tough time recognizing the league these days.
If those iconic coaches, who shaped the Big Ten brand during decades at Michigan and Ohio State, were still alive, they'd see a very different conference.
They'd wonder if Nebraska had gotten lost. They'd be shocked to see their teams, archrivals Michigan and Ohio State, placed in different six-team divisions. While they probably would enjoy the division names, Legends and Leaders, more than most folks, they might struggle to figure out which teams go where.
They'd have to get used to a Big Ten championship game, the first in the league's 116 years of football. Playing the title game indoors might irk Bo and Woody, but probably not as much as playing the Ohio State-Michigan game after Thanksgiving.
The piece appears to be tied to an overview of the Big Ten by multiple voices at ESPN. In other content, Pat Forde discusses how tradition can limit the talent needed to win (sounds SO 2008), an overview of Nebraska's entrance into the Big Ten, and Insider looks over Wisconsin.
While merely a link-dump for the WWL, we all know it would have posted anyways. At least it's pretty this way.
From Denarded in the "There Are" thread. Now the 2nd individual calling out Fitz as standing out at RB.
Since there's not much recruiting updates I did catch a little bit of Michigan's scrimmage saturday a couple of info.
- Fitz and Shaw looked great, Shaw was running with a ton of rage, while Fitz probably had the best day out of all the runningbacks, hopefully they can stay healthy because they were forces.
- Rawls did not play, has a bum shoulder, but nothing serious, should be back this week.
- Desmond Morgan was playing WLB with the 1s, maybe a sleeper to start?
- Carvin had a big knee brace and was playing with the 2s. T-Gordon was with the ones next to Kovacs.
- Brink was starting at SDE, RVB has moved inside now.
- When Taylor Lewan pulls he is a very scary man, him and Shaw put poor Courtney Avery off his feet one play.
- J.T. Floyd lit up Koger on a tight end screen.
- Hawthorne made an interception yesterday off Gardner, while Carvin picked off Denard, but other than that the QBs looked solid.
- Did not see much of McColgan at Fullback, rather Steve Watson I believe is playing a little H-Back.
- Gallon looked like the most impressive wide out.
- Roy had a couple drops, hopefully that won't translate to the field again.
- Wile was making field goals effortlessly, looked like a veteran out there.
- The D was HITTING, man the helmets were cracking out there.
- All in all it was great to see the winged helmets on 12 days away!!