There has been a lot of debate over how our offense is going to look this year. I figure, the best way to see is to look at SDSU film, and then factor in what Borges has said.
Looking at the first drive alone, I see almost all shotgun plays, a zone read play (!), no huddle, and SDSU marching right down the field against a ranked opponent. Factor in that Borges said that we would run more shotgun than he has in the past, and that he plans to run Denard for about 1,000 yards, and I honestly don't see a huge drop off this year. Sure, schemes are going to be different (different terminology, different (and quicker) reads on passes, etc), but nothing like some people on here are saying. You can ignore the defense in this video, thats going to look a whole lot different.
*I'm sure this has been posted before, but I think it deserves to be posted again, especially with the shotgun debate.
It had only made it to 82 million votes, I don't know WHY they would think that's tampering.
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I posted a topic a while back asking if anyone had heard of any deals for purchasing NCAA Football 12 like Dell.com had last year, but no one had heard of anything. I found this, and I thought I'd share it if anyone is interested.
If you purchase the game at Amazon, you get a $20 credit to your Amazon account. You'll most likely have to wait a couple days after it releases to receive it in the mail, but if you don't mind that its a pretty good deal.
As everyone knows by now there are several Michigan commitments and targets at the Nike event, The Opening, in Oregon. You can watch some of the events tonight on ESPNU at 9pm. The first part of the week was spent with the prospects running combine drills to figure out their Sparq training score.
The Sparq score is determined by using an equation that combines the prospect's forty yard dash, shuttle, powerball* (measured in feet), and vertical leap. Here are a look at the scores for the Michigan commitments and targets, and you can also see the rest of the scores here. The finals video is here.
|DB Anthony Standifer||4.61||4.38||38||30.7||91.77|
|DB Terry Richardson||4.55||4.22||31||33.2||87.93|
|DE/LB Mario Ojemudia||5.02||4.44||35||30.1||79.29|
|OL Erik Magnuson||5.38||4.78||41||22||77.85|
|WR Dwayne Stanford||4.73||4.35||40||34.9||101.64|
|OL Kyle Murphy||5.31||4.52||42||28.3||96.21|
|DE Adolphus Washington||4.97||4.57||42.5||24.6||91.89|
|OL Josh Garnett||5.38||4.68||38||28||90.81|
|OL Adam Bisnowaty||5.31||5.34||44.5||25.6||79.89|
|OL Zach Banner||5.54||5.34||44.5||19.6||79.89|
|TE Ron Thompson||5.27||4.51||38||25.4||75.51|
Top Three Scores:
|DB Daje Johnson (TCU)||4.34||4.01||45||40.8||146.52*|
|RB Derrick Henry (2013)||4.54||4.29||42.5||39.2||134.19|
|RB Altee Tenpenny (2013)||4.49||3.92||41||35.1||133.77|
As you can see this testing isn't necessarily set up for the bigger prospects to score high. The forty times were, I believe, laser timed also. That's at least what people were tweeting that were at the event. Take from this what you will, just interesting to see how they all stack up if nothing else.
Derrick Henry is also a 6'4", 222 lb running back. He's in the 2013 class and took second in the preliminary ratings.
Ohio RB Bri'onte Dunn only had a 40 time recorded, it was a 4.77.
*The powerball is throwing a weighted ball from their knees as far as they can.
**I believe Daje' Johnson's score is a record
This is not really new news -- but AP and ESPN reporting that tSIO will release its response to Tresselgate tomorrow:
This response, according to the articles, is LIKELY to contain self-imposed penalties. Could include bowl bans, no appearance in Indy for B1G Title, etc.
So... of course I sit around all day asking how this affects UM recruiting. Hell, I see it's going to rain, I ask how that affects UM recruiting.
Does this move up Dunn's timetable? He is "still" committed to tSIO, but wanted to see what penalties tSIO would get. We all thought that meant late October or so, when the official NCAA ruling comes out (after August hearing). But, tSIO's letter tomorrow will include self-imposed penalties that certainly will be the least of which the NCAA will order. Thus, if here is a 2-year bowl ban, for instance, Dunn's going to know the minimum of how bad it will be.
Consequently -- maybe a formal Dunn de-commitment is in the off'ing in the near future, hence we can all keep jamming the F5 even more often.