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Not sastified with speculation over a 16 team Big Ten, this establishes the over at 20 teams:
Fourth quarter songs in the past havn't been good, I can never hear them. Browsing through youtube I found this video of our marching band playing iron man. Looks like it has some noise to it. Why don't we play this?
Just a little bit of change since last week, but ESPN did tweak their ratings a bit. Action since last rankings:
5-16-10 Ohio State gains commitment from Michael Bennett.
5-18-10 Purdue gains commitment from Robert Kugler.
|Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# of Commits||Rivals 250||Scout Average||ESPN 150|
I'll only make charts for the teams that currently have commits. Rivals 250 means that a given prospect is on the Rivals 250 to Watch, and ESPN 150 means that a prospect is on the Watch List for the ESPNU 150. Scout ratings are on the 5-star scale.
|#1 Ohio State - 11 Commits|
All of the Buckeyes' commits are now 3-stars or better to Scout, and they also pick up a talented lineman in Michael Bennett.
|#2 Notre Dame - 9 Commits|
Everyone but Brindza is now rated by Scout. He is also considered a soft commit to ESPN, for the record.
|#3 Michigan - 4 Commits|
No change for Michigan. This is a moderately depressing development following the BBQ at the Big House. Hopefully a couple will drop after Michigan announces their self-imposed sanctions this week.
|#4 Michigan State - 5 Commits|
Jones, Cook, and Sims pick up rankings. I'm personally of the opinion that a 2-star ranking is worse than a 1-star ranking, because it means that the Scouts have evaluated you, and they don't think you're any good.
|#5 Indiana - 8 Commits|
Big week for Indiana, as they go from one commit ranked on Scout to all of them (though they didn't grab anyone new). A trio of 3-stars headline the group.
|#6 Iowa - 3 Commits|
Iowa goes from nobody ranked on Scout to everybody ranked on Scout, and I noticed that Blythe is on the Rivals250 watchlist, which I missed last week. That moves the Hawkeyes up a couple spots.
|#7 Minnesota - 2 Commits|
Olson, who both Rivals and ESPN really like, picks up a curious 2-star rating from Scout. It will be interesting to see if the sites ever reach a consensus on him.
|#8 Wisconsin - 2 Commits|
Keefer picks up a 2-star rating from Scout, and Keefer remains constant. I think that bumps the Badgers below Minnesota.
|#9 Northwestern - 2 Commits|
Cotton and Williams get 3-star ratings from Scout.
|#10 Illinois - 2 Commits|
Illinois is a touch behind Northwestern, by the slimmest of margins (1 point on ESPN).
|#11 Purdue - 1 Commit|
Purdue comes into the picture, picking up a pretty good tight end in Robert Kugler, the son of Steelers OL coach Sean Kugler.
I haven't really gotten engaged in the recruiting process until a few years ago. I've become aware of the great Spring game and love the way RR has brought more interest there. I am still a little confused about BBQ but for the most part see it's significance. I was curious as to what's next? I assume the coaches continue to travel, and there are unofficial visits but is there much more that happens over the next few months? Curious in Arlington, Tx CJM EDIT: sorry but it's not letting me properly format so I have this long block of text.
Here's an ad-free link to the Freep's treatment of what will not be a good week for Michigan football:
It is clear that new AD Brandon is walking a tightrope when you try to self-impose sanctions. It's is like Goldilocks and the porridge. Too harsh, too weak, or just right.
Any way you slice this, it sucks, it's the last thing we need, and I guarantee you this incompetence will not happen on David Brandon's watch. As a former corporate executive, he understands that compliance is something you just have to get right without excuses.
I really want Michigan to be in the news for what it does on the football field, and not what is contained in NCAA filings.
Did this guy once work for the Freep? He's predicting a third straight Spartan win and he believes it will get RichRod fired.