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over Notre Dame .... Armstead held a Michigan offer, but we never made it to his final 7. Kid is a stud .. glad Notre Dame didn't get him.
So I hear that today could be big in recruitment, with lots of prospects deciding later this evening. 2-3 awesome recruits commiting to M would be the only thing that can cheer me up after the B'ball debacle.
Scout.com says Kozan is deciding today between Iowa and Michigan.Some recent reports and our shifted focus suggest he may be headed to Iowa, but I still want to believe that he will show up in AA with Jordan Diamond in Fall.
Speaking of which, what's the decision timeline for Grant, Diamond, Reeves?
Not trying to trumpet myself or my view on Michigan Football history, but I was just thinking about this and would like to throw it out there once again.
This is the two-deep squad I'd throw out in a "Field of Dreams" college football season featuring the all-time teams from the BCS conferences plus ND, Navy, and Army (included b/c of the Roger Staubach, Glenn Davis, Doc Blanchard, Coach "Red" Blaik days).
LT: Jake Long/Jon Runyan
LG: Steve Hutchinson/Dan Dierdorf
C: David Molk/Rod Payne
RG: Reggie McKenzie/Mike Kenn
RT: John Elliot/Jon Jansen
TE: Ron Kramer/Jerame Tuman
SE: Braylon Edwards/Amani Toomer
Flanker: Anthony Carter/Marquise Walker
Slot: Desmond Howard/Mario Manningham
RB: Tom Harmon/Tyrone Wheatley
QB: Tom Brady/Bennie Friedman
SDE: Brandon Graham/Glen Steele
3-tech: Mike Martin/Alan Branch
1-tech: Mark Messner/Mike Hammerstein
WDE: Lamar Woodley/David Bowens
SAM: David Harris/Victor Hobson
MIKE: Ron Simpkins/Mel Owens
WILL: Dhani Jones/Ian Gold
Field Corner: Ty Law/Marlin Jackson
Boundary Corner: Charles Woodson/Leon Hall
Strong Safety: Thom Darden/Corwin Brown
Free Safety: Tripp Wellborne/David Brown
Head Coach: Fielding Yost
Offensive Coordinator: Gary Moeller
QBs: Scott Loeffler
RBs: Fritz Crisler
OL: Bo Schembechler/Jerry Hanlon
WR: Cam Cameron
Defensive Coordinator: Bill McCartney
DL: Brady Hoke
LB: Jim Herrmann
Corners: Vance Bedford
Safeties: Greg Mattison
I'm tempted to run two offenses: pro-style with Brady/Henson at QB, and changing up with the spread with Harbaugh/Leach/Shoelace at QB, Braylon and Toomer at the outside WRs, and Dez and AC as slot ninjas extraordinaire. Rich Rod would be OC.
Sorry for the mutliple posts, but I was surprised this wasn't already on the board. (I also recommend the excellent Darboh article a couple of post down). Anyway, Denard and Kelvin served as judges at Pioneer High School’s Future Stars 2012, and one of the other judges (local media personality) tells the story of sitting next to them.
Through her son she actually asks a nice question to Grady about his time at Wal-Mart, and I'll just leave the Denard magic with one word- piano.
I'm not much for serving up Denard porn, because I sometimes think we get a little overboard on where he (currently) stands among the all time greats (though not where he currently stands with this team, where me might be underrated). But I think what gets that reaction is that as great as he is as a player, and it is pretty great, he's even better as a person. Because while I'm sure he's just a non-perfect college kid, you have to be a lot better actor for all that good-naturedness (did I make up a word?) to be fake.
And I'm glad to see KG go through all his career ups and downs, and still coming out of Michigan another success story.
Kyle Meinke of annarbor.com has a good article on Amara Darboh. Discusses growing up surrounded by violence in Africa before moving to Iowa.