"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
According to Steve Wiltfong from 247, Adolphus' top 5 include Michigan, UK, Miami, Bama, and MSU, per his father. Yes, that is correct, OSU is not in it.
A spoiled Michigan fan with no hello post in over a week turns his attention to the coming fall roster in anticipation of who has grown and by how much. Of course the heights and weights of the new arrivals are always interesting given that their high school measurements vary wildy and they have had time to grow. But this year even the returning players' sizes are more speculative because for some reason they were not measured for the spring roster. The only noticeable changes from last August to the Spring were the growth spurts of Avery and Terrance Talbott to 5'11" (hopefully this was not just wishful thinking on the part of the new coaches). So it will be very interesting to see the changes that one full year has wrought in all of the players, and I am particularly looking for improvement in the following guys - with hopeful weight expectations noted.
Cam Gordon 225+; Mike Jones 225+; Avery 180+; Terrance T. 180+; Terry T.* 270+;Ken Wilkins 275+; Jibreel Black 280; Roh 270; Ash 320 or less; Barnum 295+; Lewan * 320; Schofield 310; Ricardo 225; Shaw 195; Carvin 200+.
* Terry Talbott and Lewan coming off of injuries that may have hindered their conditioning.
Tom just retweeted a tweet from Shane Morris where he linked this video. It's the highlights from the championship game at the IMG Madden 7on7 tournament. I really like the four touchdowns where he drops it right into the left corner of the end zone.
Useful and hilarious article by Staples on the rules head coaches should follow so they do not get caught by the NCAA.
1. Pay in Cash
2. No Paper Trail
3. Pay Off Everyone
4. Use the IRS Blackmail Card
5. Plausible Deniability (this immediately reminded me of The Wire)
6. Use Prepaid Cellphones (Staples actually references The Wire)
7. Always Pay in Cash
An update from ESPNs Bruce Feldman's article about the 10 strongest college football players. This topic was discussed on here in late April. Here's another perspective with slightly different criteria. MM just posted this to his FB account. On a slow Mgoblog day:
As we all know, The Opening is starting today and going throughout the week. There have been several posts detailing who is attending and what Michigan prospects will be there. ESPN is currently having a chat with their recruiting guys and prospects are supposed to be stopping by.
One of the comments from one of the recruiting guys:
"Some notes coming - Erik Magnuson said he'll be recruiting Zach Banner, the 6-8, 335-pound tackle from Washington, and Kyle Murphy, the 6-7, 270-pound tackle from California, hard this week."