"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
This blurb on Norfleet from 247 Sports at the Badger 7on7 National Championships in Texas today:
2. Dennis Norfleet, APB, Detroit (Mich.) King
This kid just keeps showing up at events and making people take notice. He is without a doubt one of the most exciting players in this 2012 class. Norfleet is undersized but he is as quick as they come and a rare competitor. He did his damage on Saturday with a new quarterback but he wasn’t slowed at all.
Recruiting: Norfleet is on record with Michigan State as his leader but we believe that Tennessee could be a major factor as well following his upcoming visit.
I realize he may not be the best fit for the new style of play, but this kid keeps tearing it up everywhere he goes. Almost seems like he's too much of a playmaker to not recruit this kid. Would hate to see him go to Sparty and have to face him for four years. If not UM, then hopefully Tennessee or someone else can pull him out of state.
"Borges not stupid=Denard in shotgun."
This would have saved us from picking at that scab.
Just to review
1. Offense will look a lot like last year to the average fan.
2. The only time you'll see extensive use of the I formation will be
a. Against the MAC teams
b. 4th qtr when we have large leads
SDS was in the shotgun and 3 wides a ton last year...and he didn't have Denard. To think we are going to line up under center 80% of the time is madness.
I recently interviewed Van Bergen for the Muskegon Chronicle and the subsequent article was released today. Most of the quotes used in the article were relatively straightforward, but some of the quotes that I was unable to add were among the most interesting to me (paraphrased obv.):
He believes Cam Gordon is going to be a star and said the same about Courtney Avery.
He thinks Pryor's story would have been different if he had committed to U of M.
He doesn't care about OSU bending the rules in regards to them beating us seven straight years.
The Denard-to-transfer talk was way overblown. Denard loves the Michigan family and appreciates the tradition. Wants to leave his own legacy behind.
Hoke shoots straight with the players and his honesty with recruits is helping him.
Just thought I'd share these with you guys.
tell me what you guys think, made by my brother!!
First off, credit goes to Sean Connery, who didn't have enough points to make a thread.
Aziz Shittu just tweeted: Hope Michigan Class Dont Feel Up Before I Make A Desicion.
and another tweet: @Mr2012RJS One Time For My Boy #GOBLUE
Royce Jenkins also tweeted to him to just committ already.
Looks solid for Michigan, would love to grab this kid.
Isn't this stuff supposed to happen to Purdue?
If there ever was any question whether UCLA would be competitive for the 2011 football season, it has been answered decisively today:
Senior Sean Sheller began spring ahead of Hasiak but moved to left tackle when junior Jeff Baca broke his left ankle. Sheller, who subsequently went down with a broken hand, is expected to begin fall camp at left tackle and remain there until Baca returns, perhaps in October. The only other guards listed on the end-of-spring depth chart are redshirt freshman Wade Yandall and walk-ons Sam Saultz and Jay Barlow.
Only one of UCLA’s four incoming freshman is projected to play guard — Ben Wysocki (6-4, 265) of Los Alamitos High. Another option might be JC transfer Albert Cid (6-4,320), who verbally committed to the Bruins in May after playing for Citrus Community College in 2010.
Neuheisel is 4-8, 7-6 and 4-8. And still nothing set at quarterback.