Today, Rivals release their 250 to Watch list for 2012, which includes six players from Michigan. Four of them should be household names to Wolverine fans already:
- Danny O'Brien
- Royce Jenkins-Stone
- James Ross
- Terry Richardson
The other two I am not familiar with (Efe Scott-Emuakpor and Kelby Latta).
Anyway, since Rivals usually has at least 250 4* members (well, the top 30 or so of their rankings are 5*), this is a decent barometer of an initial top 250 of Rivals rankings.
It's paywalled so I don't know what it says outside of the obvious. I'm guessing TomVH or someone else can confirm this.
I couldn't find highlights for Burbridge, which is strange since he's the highest rated out of the three but here are the other two.
Devin Funchess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHXgs6ju0E4
Mario Ojemudia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIt48isZd0
Thought that this was a pretty cool little video made by John McEntee, a qb for UConn. I'm not sure how this translates to game type situations but he is a pretty damn accurate quarterback. (I was the most impressed by the throws he made while sitting down in the basketball stadium)
Can anybody post audio of the RR interview? Just curious what he has to say.
I recall an MGoBoard topic showing Lloyd Brady in all different situations. Well it seems EDSBS and LSU Freek wanted to put über Georgia RB recruit Isaiah Crowell in different photos to show how "chill" he actually makes the mood. Quite funny, the Pee-Wee, David Lee Roth, and Rodney Dangerfield pic is the best in my opinion although the comment that the guy in the fidora is a horrible racist made me laugh too.
NOTE: People couldn't view the images when hotlinked from Helmet Project (Nationalchamps.net), so I copied them all over to imageshack. Let me know if you're still having issues.
Saw a piece on Pat Devlin's draft prospects (remember him? Former 4* QB who originally committed to PSU, but transferred to Delaware after 2 seasons, following the Joe Flacco model) and saw his Blue Hen winged helmet. Made me wonder which college teams are currently sporting these helmets. So, thanks to wikipedia and the Helmet Project, I've put together a summary (with images!) of all winged helmets currently used in college today, as well as some historical helmets (ie, no longer used or from defunct teams). Don't know if I've missed anything while scanning through Helmet Project, but should be as comprehensive a list back to the 1950's as you'll find.
For additional reference, you can always check out the excellent write-up on the history of Michigan's winged helmet at the UM Bentley Historical Library website. And because I know some Sparty-sympathizer will bring it up, there is also an unofficial "Official" history of the winged helmet courtesy of Spartan Jerseys (and unlike UM teaching notre dame to play football or our marching band teaching ohio state's how to spell, msu just used it before UM; UM drew no inspiration from them. If anything, Michigan "inspired" msu to STOP using it after a 50-0 beatdown.).
Fyi, there are 3 teams in the list called the Wolverines (UM, Grove City, and San Bernadino Valley).
Div 1 FBS:
University of Michigan
Div 1 FCS:
Delaware Blue Hens
Grove City College (PA) Wolverines
Gustavus Adolphus (MN) Golden Gusties
Middlebury College (VT) Panthers
Nichols College (MA) Bison
San Bernadino Valley (CA) Wolverines
No longer used:
Graceland College (IA) Yellowjackets (NAIA )
Alfred State (NY) Pioneers (JuCo, ?-2009)
Carleton College (MN) Knights (DIII, ?-2000)
Averett College (VA) Cougars (DIII, 2002)
Olivet (MI) Comets (DIII, 2002-2004)
Franklin (IN) Grizzlies (DIII, 1991-1999)
William Paterson (NJ) Pioneers (DIII, 2003-2004)
Southwest Baptist (MO) Bearcats (DII, 2005-2007)
Pace (NY) Setters (DII, ?-2005)
Maine Black Bears (DI-AA, 1951-1975)
British Columbia Lions (CFL, 1950s-1961)
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL, 2007, special throwback helmet)
Connecticut Coyotes (Arena, 1996)
Blackburn College (IL) (?-1999)
St Peter's (NJ) (1999-2002, 2005-2006)