I would like to make a sincere apology to the MGoBlog community. When I started my "A Few Interesting Recruiting Notes", my aim was just to update you guys on the comings and goings of recruits around the country. I'd also post what my friends were hearing about the Michigan recruits, because I thought you'd like to hear it. I had no idea, however, that it would turn into something as far reraching as it has become. These threads are being referenced on 247/Scout/ and even on the Bama and SEC boards. While I stand by EVERYTHING I've written, I'm bound to be wrong about something, because my friends can be wrong. I'm not very thick skinned truth be told, and I really don't want the backlash that will result from it.
I do this for fun, and I want it to continue being fun for me. With that being said, I'm no longer going to be doing these recruiting updates. I love this board, and I enjoy being a member of the community, so I will remain and be happy to share my thoughts on all things Alabama.
Title pretty much says it all. Here's the link to the ESPN article.
All turnovers will be reviewed from the booth with no coaches' challenges needed and overtime periods in the regular season will use the same scoring rules as the postseason after NFL owners voted to approve those proposals Wednesday. The replay official already reviews all scoring plays.
What do you think about this? Personally, I think it's dumb, considering all the extra challenges coaches have been given in recent years (they can use as many as 3 per game now, right?). I guess this just means that there will be almost no missed calls from now on; but how many times are we going to have to sit through a challenge delay every game? Also, what is left for coaches to challenge? I can only think of the spot of the ball and catches (whether or not the ball hit the ground, whether or not the ball was caught in-bounds), but other than that, I'd be willing to bet that at least 80% of coaches challenges were for either scoring plays or turnovers.
What do you think about it?
This week's scouting report is on Baltimore (MD) Gilman defensive tackle/athlete Henry Poggi. I came away pretty impressed with how much he improved from his sophomore to junior season. He seems like a kid who is a pretty safe bet to be successful because he's got a good head on his shoulders, a good understanding of the game, and a pretty good set of athletic skills.
Article on how Urbz is instilling toughness into Ohio players. Tidbits include garden hose refreshments, sprints and worse food for the sissies.
I just read a great article about people trying to name a new high school in Montgomery, AL 'Nick Saban High'. Unfortunately for Tide fans, the name was not accepted but it was a valient effot by those who participated. Kudos for trying!
He's losing 866 to 481.