Mike Lantry, 1972
I just noticed a couple replies on the Michigan Scrimmage Notes diary entry that stated the need or desire to red-shirt Devin Gardner. What are your thoughts on this topic?
As for me: Without much thought, I emphatically disagree with this opinion. I think that if there is ANY inclination that Devin even MIGHT be the starting QB once things get sorted out, or if they never get sorted out and you pretty much have an even-ish split all season between Dev and Denard/Tate, then YOU HAVE TO PLAY HIM!!! (this is under the assumption that the QB situation still has very little separation, esp between Dev and D-rob .
I could MAYBE see redshirting a frosh battling for #1QB if we were coming off a BCS season (emphasis on the cap&bold "maybe"), but this is college football. Players come and go, some get lost and some get found, some come of age and some can't grow up ... and then there's injuries... ugh.
If they/we are "all-in", then 7 doesn't just get his wings, he gets to play!
*On another note, but same argument: Kevin Sousa.
I noticed a lot of drama concerning the attrition rate, but it didn't appear anyone wanted to be bothered with the facts, so I thought I'd do a little research. Here is M . Desimones chart
I encourage you to go to his sight and look at the class outcomes and see that every class has players leave for multiple reasons. It's not always a bad thing. Usually players not working out leave freeing up a scholarship for the next class. Would you rather they languish around with no chance of playing bringing morale down? So far RR's 1st class he had to time to vet himself has turned up 1 transfer in Turner, not bad so far.
I'm not saying it is something not worth watching, but I think so far we don't have nearly enough data to make a conclusion about how RR is running the program. I think things are going fine right now and now that Rich has mostly his guys things should settle down if we start racking up W's.
Sorry I'm late with these. They were posted in the middle of the night my time. Having an audio sync problem with the RR presser. Unlike the HD videos, it plays fine for me on mgoblue so you might want to try that while I work it out: http://www.mgoblue.com/allaccess/index.html?media=187213
98 Rose Bowl on BTN right now.
I was very excited when I heard about the NCAA Football 2011 update that came out a couple weeks back, as most of my play time resides in the dynasty mode. The update was supposed to help maintain realistic team progression in the long-run (so that half the teams are not a D overall by 2012). But after playing a season with Arizona on a dynasty I began post-update, I am not convinced they did enough. I landed a class of mostly 3 stars, with something like 5 4-stars (I'm no Mack Brown- I know), and I was disappointed to see that all of my 4-stars were high-60s / low-70s overall. I figured that maybe they improved player progression, especially with young players, but this wasn't the case either.
I read the article on the easports website that explained its effectiveness of the update, but I'm not convinced it's anything more than EA trying to shut people up. I could be wrong though. Anyone have an opinion on all this?
(The gameplay updates have all been great though, and I guess you could say that's more important.)