"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."
I received an email from one of Jarrod Wilson's coaches tonight updating on where he's at in the process. It said the following:
Coach Powers and I met with Jarrod today at 2:40 pm. He is not close to making an announcement this week. His next step will be to come back to the table at the end of the week. He has not given us any indication which way he is leaning.
I will talk with him Friday if not sooner.
So it sounds like there's nothing to report until maybe the weekend.
Instate TE Ron Thompson told me he'll be at Michigan tomorrow.
DT Danny O'Brien will be at Michigan's camp tomorrow. Danny says he's going to come out with a top five soon.
Ohio FB/RB Alden Hill was told by the coaches today to call them on Wednesday. He's expecting an offer based off of his camp performance. It wouldn't surprised me if that was what they wanted to talk about. I don't know if he would commit on the spot, but I know he really enjoyed his one on one time with Coach Jackson at camp.
Might be something to look out for on all three accounts, we'll see. *I posted this in the comments, but to make sure everyone sees it, I'm not implying anything here. We'll see if any decide to move.*
I was also told that 2013 OL Chris Fox is most likely a candidate for an early offer after his camp performance. I would expect an offer to come out for him very soon.
No really hot off the press, but I did not see it posted: ESPN published the 2011 - 2012 bowl schedule and since three B1G vs. SEC bowls take place in Florida on the same day, i.e. 1/2/12 (Outback, Capital One, Gator), I was wondering if you guys expect Michigan to participate in any of them.
The reason I'm asking is because I might take my chances and book a flight from Europe to Florida hoping to see Michigan play.
I've been in favor of most decisions of the pimp hand and the athletic department. But finally joing the ranks of the idiotic phone mascots is something I can't get behind.
John Hollinger has published (insider only) his draft rater at ESPN.com:
This is a statistically based predictor of NBA potential that he uses to create his draft board. Hollinger has Morris rated as #33 and his numerical rating suggests he's most likely going to end up a fringe rotation player. He's the #12 perimeter player rated in this system.
Hollinger does acknowledge some limitations in his system, but most of those limitations wouldn't help Morris' score because he played a lot of minutes, was not a one-and-done player, and was not an enigmatic post player that is hard to predict. Last week Chad Ford had Morris rated as a Tier-5 prospect somewhere between 21-33 in the draft.
I sincerely hope that Morris gets picked somewhere in the first round and is able to play his way into a regular role with a team. I wish him nothing but the best. That being said, I still think that Morris would have moved up the draft boards if he stayed another year even with some other stars keeping their names out of the draft this year. I also remain skeptical that there will be an NBA season at all.