"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 read the interview with O'Brien, and he was quoted as saying Michigan only wants to sign one interior defensive lineman in the 2012 class. I also know Hoke stated he wants to come away with one QB in the 2012 class. We all know Michigan is limited on the number of scholarships available, and we also know there are two beasts at defensive tackle that are considering Michigan -- Danny O'Brien and Ondre Pipkins. While I think there is a strong chance to land both, I would hate to see one walk away after the first signs. I was thinking I would much rather see Pipkins and O'Brien commit, and then we could forego a QB in the 2012 class to compensate for taking an extra DT. With Denard, Gardner, and Bellomy on the roster and Morris coming in 2013, I feel we are strong at QB. Of course this would likely force Hoke into signing a 2nd QB in 2013 for depth, but that would be okay, because DT is a position of need coming up within the next two years. The worst case scenario occurring by not signing a qb in 2012 is Michigan would have to burn Morris' redshirt if there were a major injury at QB. Ultimately, I would rather see Pipkins and O'Brien at DT two or three years from now, as opposed to a QB who is sitting 3rd on the depth chart.
What are your thoughts on this?
The following was posted by B Edwards 17 in another thread, as he doesn't have enough to create a forum topic. So here it is:
This is from ESPN insiderregarding Andrus Peat:
Fresh off visits to Michigan and Notre Dame, four-star OT Andrus Peat of Arizona (the nation's No. 4 OT and No. 22 in the ESPNU 150) made this pronouncement about his recruitment: "I'm 100 percent sure that Notre Dame will be in it until the end," Peat told Jason Sapp of BlueandGold.com. "The only other school I can say that about right now is Nebraska," where brother Todd Peat Jr. is a freshman DT.
Assuming that Peat narrows down his list to five finalists later this summer, this development leaves 11 schools fighting for just three spots.
Edit: Also says that Chris Muller has Rutgers as his leader.
A nice comparison (free article) of the 2008 and 2011 defenses over at Rivals by Michael Spath.
I believe the 2011 defense will be much better.
Hoke and Mattison have these guys excited to play and Mattison seems like the type of coach that will get maximum effort out of his players. Spath makes reference in the article to some guys (Trent) not buying into the RichRod regime back in 2008.
Janoris Jenkins accepts offer from Terry Bowden to play for the North Alabama Lions. I feel kind of bad for the kid, but you got to live with the consequences of your actions. Either he gets 10 INTs or 0 because no one will probably throw to him and I'm guessing the CB on the opposite side of the field is about 2 orders of magnitude lower in talent than the possible 1st rnd draft pick...
*EDIT* you know once I saw they were the Lions the misleading headline was necessary, lol. It's the offseason, we need a little spice to the MGoBoard
Seeing as how there seems to be some optimism that there will be NFL football played this season, I figured this story would excite people. I know you can't believe everything you hear or read but I think we have a good shot of landing him, and with houston looking around I think the lions will make a stronger push than any other team. We'll see if he chooses us. If we can keep houston and get nnamdi the nly thing keeping this team from winning it all is th O-line, can they protect stafford and get a decent running game going. its going to be an exciting season
We have been his leader for a long time now. Does anyone have any insight on whether he will commit or not this weekend?