this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Ohio DB Allen Gant received an offer from Michigan today. He was expecting to have to wait until camp to get an offer, but it came early for him.
I talked to Coach Borges over the phone and we were able to talk about what they thought of me. They thought they they liked me enough and they were able to give me an offer. They see me as a safety. I'm very excited and thankful that they offered. As of now I'm going to enjoy the process. I'll try to make it up there hopefully in the next couple weeks.
With Gant being a Michigan legacy this is obviously a big offer for him. We'll see what happens when he makes his visit.
The Michigan football team cut its practice time more rapidly than originally expected in order to faster fulfill the 130 hours it must dock itself due to NCAA violations.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said Monday at the Big Ten spring meetings that the Wolverines have already removed two-thirds of the hours (roughly 85) docked due to the NCAA extra practice probe under former coach Rich Rodriguez.
The deadline for completing the practice reductions is the 2011-12 academic year, but according to Brandon (per ESPN):
"We're well ahead, and we will have given back all of those hours well before ," Brandon said.
Still, Brandon said the sanctions will have left their mark on the program.
"Our football team has practiced less than our competitors, and practice is one of the things you rely on to get better," he said. "So to a certain extent, we're at a competitive disadvantage. We had real, tangible penalties to deal with, and we are still dealing with them."
I had a Wayne Morgan update today in the Extra section of the Weekly Update if you missed it. I wanted to do a quick follow up to that because I spoke with Wayne again tonight.
Originally the plan was for Morgan to make his decision at one of the All American games. He's not sure if he wants to play in the Under Armour or the Army game, but he wanted to make his decision at the game. That seems like it's starting to change.
I don't really have a date, but I feel like when it's time it's time. I could be soon, it could be any day. I'm just waiting for when I feel is best and when I feel comfortable. Most likely it's going to be before the season, probably around September. If not then, it will definitely be at the All American game.
We'll see when he decides to make it happen. The Michigan coaches have done an excellent job recruiting Morgan. His coaches have been very impressed.
Saw this article in the DetNews that has DR tied for second at 5:1 behind the 3:1 favorite Andrew Luck out of Stanford, according to online betting service SBG Global.
Of course Sparty has already caught wind of this and has been poking fun at it using terms like "another September Heisman". That must be their way of dealing with the fact that their school has produced ZERO Heisman trophy winners
Our good friend DGDestroys posted this on Twitter earlier: