this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
why did LSU Offensive Coordinator Gary Crowton just leave the bayou to become the offensive coordinator at Maryland? Same job, inferior conference, new head coach.
There's been a lot of questions and concern over Dallas Crawford today. The rumor is that Dallas has decided to decommit and move on from Michigan. I spoke with Dallas' head coach Grant Redhead to find out what was going on.
TOM: Has Dallas dropped Michigan completely?
COACH REDHEAD: I talked to Dallas about everything this morning. I asked him now that Michigan has a head coach what does he think. He said coach I think I've moved on. It upsets me because I'm a Michigan fan, I always have been. Not having a defensive staff in place hurts Michigan because he doesn't know who's going to be there.
TOM: With the defensive staff, if they bring someone in within the next few days is there still a chance with Dallas?
COACH REDHEAD: The main thing is that they need to talk to him. The concern with these kids is that they don't want to just be a number for the new coaches. They want to make sure they're actually wanted, and these guys have recruited players like him before. Florida tried to get back in with Sammy Watkins and I asked them about Dallas. They told me he's too short, they like taller guys. Some coaches don't like shorter safeties or corners. We want to make sure he's in a place that actually wants him. If the new coach feels he fits then they'll have a chance.
TOM: I know Dallas is going to Miami this weekend, do you think he'll make a decision to commmit?
COACH REDHEAD: I don't think he will. He's supposed to go out to North Carolina and USC, too. The Miami visit is the only one set in stone, but I don't think he'll make a decision this weekend. The Miami coaches have been after him the second they took over, so they've been coming after him pretty hard. No matter what happens we just want to make sure he's in the right place for him. I'll always root for Michigan, and I answer everybody's calls.
Brady Hoke believes football is won in the trenches with bruising OL and DL play.
Under Rodriguez there were a couple of notable position switches, and I'm wondering whether they will stick under Hoke:
DT Will Campbell-73 from DT to OL (OT)
OG/OT Quinton Washington-76 from OL to DT.
CB Teric Jones to RB
The defensive line loses Banks, but looks to be in the best shape since 2008:
Jibreel Black, Mike Martin, Ryan Van Bergen and Craig Roh make a nice front four. Then there's DT Richard Ash and 5-start Will Campbell, if he were switched back to DT.
As for Quinton Washington's move to defense, I'm not opposed to this. The added depth doesn't hurt.
As for Teric Jones to RB last year, I did not understand this move. He had 3 carries for 7 yards. With James Rogers graduating, but J.T. Floyd and Woolfolk likely returning at CB, I would think a switch back to defense for Teric (RS So elig.) would make sense.
What do people think?
I am not going to call you out on your supposed "whiny" performance that everyone else is whining about. I happen to agree 100% with the site banner and DB can go eff himself for the cluster**** of a "National Search" he performed.
My Question is this:
When exactly are you going to come out and own up to the "Pimp Hand" meme that you propogated when DB was hired. You seemed so enamoured with this guy and were roasting those of us who dared he point out that his decisions have been highly dubious in his tenure.
Now that you are on the same page as us folks (who thought this guy was a slimy-politicial-blowhard-ahole), when are you going to come out an accept that you were wrong.
I am actually encouraged by the fact that you were dead wrong about RR's pimpness (mea culpa also btw) and DB's pimpness. Maybe that means Hoke will actually be good.
It's been a while since i've been this jacked for THE game. Even if your disappointed in the Hoke hire, you can't help but love to hear a coach that has so much passion for the Michigan program.
I hope everyone can hop on the Hoke bandwagon and enjoy being back to the tradition of Michigan football and LETS BEAT THAT TEAM IN OHIO.
Whatever a 'Michigan Man' is, this guy isn't it.