Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Maybe they should play all their home games there! http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/11/wrigley-field-turned-into-northwestern-football-field.html
Washington DC running back Malcolm Crockett (5'11", 180 lbs, 3 star) is currently committed to Cincinnati, but that isn't stopping him from visiting Michigan this weekend. He'll be taking an official visit to take a closer look at what Michigan has to offer.
Malcolm's coach, Aazaar Abdul-Rahim said, "Michigan hasn't stopped recruiting him. He's never really been to any schools, so he's going to take some visits and see what happens. Michigan was his first offer ever, so he likes them still."
Tony Dews is recruiting Crockett, and doing a great job as usual. "Tony (Dews) has been recruiting him for awhile now, and he's done a really nice job. They're recruiting Malcolm as a running back, he's more of a downhill runner that will break tackles than the elusive guy," said Abdul-Rahim. "Our offense is more of a pro-style this year, but we ran mostly spread last year, so the Michigan coaches saw how he could fit into their system from last year's film."
Part of Crockett's appeal may be his versatility, as he also plays defensive back for Friendship Collegiate Academy.
A side note to Crockett's recruitment is that Michigan has also offered his 2012 defensive line teammate, Eddie Goldman. The 6-foot-4, 307-pound defender is being recruited by everyone, and has already racked up around 36 offers.
This Moving Picture Pages (original PP is here) looks at one piece of evidence that Michigan does not run a true 3-3-5 stack: the placement of the MLB. Kenny Demens is positioned several yards closer to the LOS than the MLB is in the West Virginia implementation of the 3-3-5 stack. Brian compares the play below to a play in the 2007 WVU-Rutgers game, where the MLB is positioned six yards back of the LOS. I don't have video of that game, and I'm kind of relieved about that, because I'd be tempted to try a side-by-side mashup of both plays together, and frankly my video editing skills aren't anywhere near good enough to pull that off.
Analysis and text courtesy of MGoBlog.
Wha'happon: It's the sixth play of PSU's first drive of the night. Michigan walks up Kovacs late to put seven in the box, which is a good thing, because he trips up Royster on the counter play. That slows him down enough that Demens and others could hold the gain down to four yards, when otherwise Royster might have broken it.
Brian adds a lot of analysis after the still shots, so be sure you go read the book after you see the movie, so to speak (oh, who am I kidding? You've all already read the book).
Doug Karsch on 97.1 who is close to the UM Athletic Dept. said on air that when the NCAA originally came in to look at the football program, they weren't first looking at practice-gate issues, but instead they were questioning recruiting and recruiting practices. Obviously there was no smoke or fire there, but is that the norm for the NCAA? To go in and look at a possible worst case scenario as well as the original intent?
Karsch made it sound like the NCAA was looking there because of RR's history. Not sure what that even means.
Very well written article on Denard's hometown, and his high school days. It really shows how hard of a worker he is and how much he wants to get better and succeed and be the best. Just continues to show how lucky we are having a guy like Shoelace run our offense.
[Edit]: Please delete. Story already posted. ARG