this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
You may remember me from such content as "Denardapalooza" (link here) after last year's Notre Dame game. I'm no Monumental, but I do what I can.
Anyway, there's been a definite lack of awesome Michigan/Hoke-related desktops recently, so here's my effort. I'm also willing to make adjustments if anybody has a specific request, and I'll just add the new creations to this same thread.
Note: I'm leaving the image big for high-quality downloading.
Rivals is reporting (behind paywall) that KY QB Zeke Pike has interest in seeing/visiting UM this spring for an unofficial. Most of the article behind the paywall pertains to Florida State (they just offered) but the end says this:
"I feel like FSU and Michigan are two schools I definitely want to get over and look at," he said. "I will probably take some (unofficial) visits there in the spring, as well as Florida and Miami."
Kid has some impressive offers and can go basically anywhere he wants.
Random question. There has been a lot of talk about legacies and children to funnel back into the football system. That got me thinking. Do Desmond or Charles have kids? I see a lot of other ex playes on tv with their kids and in articles, wikipedia, whatnot. Nothing though from those two.
This time last year, how many of you were thinking "I can't wait until next year when Denard Robinson will become one of the most dynamic and statistically dominant offensive players in Michigan history." Or were you thinking, "Next Year Denard could be a great slot or maybe even a 3rd down/wildcat threat." The point is, I think we are way to quick at dismissing young players on this board. This year, since so many starters struggled, the assumption seems to be that every young kid riding the bench must be even worse. Or even worse, true freshmen who were forced to play and got blown up were written off (ie. Cullen Christian). Sure, but that is the nature of being a young player, there is the distinct possibly of massive improvement. So on a more positive note, I just want to start a prediction thread on which young players (2011 underclassmen) will have big break-out seasons next year.
1. Courtney Avery- Will become a lock down man coverage corner in the new scheme
2. Issiah Bell - Needed extra time after transforming body into linebacker.
3. Fitz - The big health if. But if man...if.
As a little side experiment, I will tally all the votes and post results next week. One thing I want to look for is if there is a correlation between mgopoints and the accuracy of prediction. That will have to wait until next year, but I always wanted to know if spending this much time on this site makes someone more knowledgeable in a meaningful way. So don't let me down 10,000+ pointers.
Regents approved new HD boards for all three venues - and should be in place for the 2011-2012 seasons. Sweet!