2013 safety Marcus McWilson from Youngstown (OH) Cardinal Mooney committed to Nebraska today. Top 20ish Ohio player (Rivals #142 player overall) that had didn't have a Michigan offer. Still plenty of time to Signing Day but interesting that another top Ohio player leaves the state for now. Urban Liar has adopted a completely different strategy from Tressel by neglecting top 250 talent from Ohio for other elite players nationally instead of locking up the home state.
Per Damon Sayles at ESPN.
Alex Kozan down to two: 247Sports has learned that 2012 offensive lineman Alex Kozan has narrowed his search to ... bit.ly/A7UGI1
This is paywalled, but you can deduce from the non-blocked member comments that UM is one of the final two. Judging from comments on the Hawkeyes board, Auburn, and not Iowa, is the other remaining school at which Kozan may
complete his visionquest play football.
Has Michigan 7th in his 2012 AP Top Ten Projection. http://blog.philsteele.com/2012/01/30/2012-preseason-ap-top-10-projection/
7 Michigan-The Wolverines were one of the biggest surprises in college football last year winning 11 games and a BCS Bowl under first-year HC Brady Hoke. This year they return 7 starters on offense led by QB Denard Robinson and RB Toussaint who should be more comfortable in the 2nd-year of the new offense. UM also return 7 starters from a defense that allowed just 17.4 ppg (#6) which was nearly an 18 ppg improvement from 2010! Michigan finished #12 in the final AP poll and figure to be the favorites to win the Big Ten this year.
He also posted some Vegas odds to win the 2012 BCS National Championship. Michigan is best in the Big Ten at 22/1, Neb 35/1, Wisc 40/1, Iowa and MSU at 75/1. http://blog.philsteele.com/2012/02/14/odds-to-win-2012-13-bcs-national-championship/
left until (most of) Team 133 takes the field for the first time for Spring Practice
And after that,
47 days until the Spring Game
Then it's a long drought of
Days until we do Anthony Carter and Ron Kramer proud by shocking Alabama at Jerry World.
Days until we make Brian Kelly's head asplode after we score in the final minute to win.
Days until we snap the MSU losing streak
And to close off the season we have
Days until we make 10,000 OSU alumni and 74,000 truck drivers cry as Michigan wins in Columbus for the first time in over a decade
P.S- There's no MSU, not because of any "not a real rival" or anything like that, but I couldn't find a Number 36 or 6 to match up with Chuck or Chris Perry and I had to go to work
Edit: I put in Perry and Wheatley for MSU
Jared Shanker wrote this little piece on Jake Butt growing up a ND and Ohio fan.
Anyone on here that has Insider probably noticed the very negative reaction to Shanker posting on Michigan's site. There is a sentiment that he is an Ohio homer, and only reports recruiting on Ohio recruits and what not. There was a little backlash, and all of a sudden he's put out a couple articles on UM recruits. Just found that funny. Tom must've had a talk with him.