I didn't see this posted yet. I think he makes some really good points, but his reasoning is somewhat off. NCAA may be raking in money (I'm not sure what their profits vs. revenue looks like) but most schools are not. Only 22 athletic departments turned a profit in 2010. As we know from the arguments going on with full-cost-of-attendance scholarships, the schools that are not turning a profit do not feel like they can afford to give athletes any more than what they do currently.
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As many of you probably read Joe Mathis (4* SDE from California) reported to Tremendous this weekend while going to the Midwest Showcase in Detroit, then cancelled his visit to due to personal reasons. However, there has been another change in plans according to Tremendous:
I'm late to the party, but just confirmed with Joe Mathis that he's coming to Michigan this weekend. Resume your anticipation.
It seems like he will be visiting Ann Arbor on Friday, before going to the Showcase during the weekend. This has the makings of being an important weekend for SDE recruiting, as according to MGoBlueGR:
One remaining need for the class is a strong side DE, so the coaches got 3 different 4 star SDEs to visit this week! #goblue
The two other DEs visiting this weekend are Josh Augusta and Wyatt Teller
Let the excitement recommence.
6'1 3-star Corner from DC, we were in his final group with Wisconsin, and Penn State.
EDIT: Mr. Miggle below has pointed out that TT was only used in the first two games - I hadn't seen that = my bad. In that case it is extremely likely that he and the coaches will apply for a redshirt for last year and it will almost definitely be granted assuming that an injury was the reason he was held out thereafter. So hopefully a moot point about Talbott - but if the coaches do apply for his redshirt then it says that Hoke & Co. do not agree with the many opinions below that basically say: play the guy in two games without regard to losing eligibility.
The emergence of Terrence Talbott as a viable option at CB raises the old question about why coaches uselessly burn redshirt years. Talbott is a prime example because he is very young for his class (remember his older DL brother was in the same class) so a year of extra growth would have been beneficial. He was pressed into duty as a freshman due to the lack of DB bodies in 2010, but last year he was not needed so could have redshirted. Instead he appeared in TWO games on special teams with no stats and thus a year of elegibility for a CB who now appears valuable was lost.
We have seen this happen many times, and as mere fans it always seems like a form of insanity. The stock answers like " the kid worked so hard all year we wanted to reward him by getting him on the field" are lame in a case like Talbott's. Somewhere beyond the land of coachspeak there must be a real answer to this question. Wanna try this one Heiko?
OMG THEY TOTALLY RIPPED OFF BRIAN'S PODCAST THEME!!!
H/T to Karpodiem for uploading the torrent.