The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
A picture that should make the UM community proud. From the front page of nytimes.com:
It is well known that every coaching change leads to some attrition. Obviously, the level of exits that we saw during the RR tenure might have been dispropotionately high (but in number and in the caliber of the players leaving), but even under the best of transitions (which this is initially looking to be), some transfers are to be expected.
Looking over the roster, I am curious as to this wise community's thoughts as to who might transfer as a result of the coaching change. Not looking for any informed information - just people's unsubstantiated thoughts.
The most obvious potential transfer was Denard. For now, at least, it looks like that is less likely to happen.
IMO, I wouldn't be surprised to see some of the smaller slot / RB guys like Dileo or even V. Smith consider making a change. Smith, for example, could be a starting back on many MAC schools, but given the likely style of play, the stocked pantry at this position and the incoming Hayes, I would expect to see Smith lose his starting job.
Similarly, we might see some of the hybrid / tweener D players considering transfers, as they might not fit as well into the new "we will be big, bad, mofos" system.
Just some musings on a cold, snowy Wednesday.
P.S.: While nobody wants to see kids transfer, some attrition is not a bad thing, as I would rather see kids who do not fit the system have a chance to have playing time at other schools rather than ride the pine here for 4 years.
Just noticed that since Hoke successfully convinced Russell Bellomy to go blue, that Scout is now using my suggestion of calling it Hokus Pokus! LOL!
I guess it wasn't a bad idea after all.
Mattison is a beast. Why couldnt we get a D coordinator like him when RR was there? What was the problem? I mean how did we stoop to the level of GERG when guys like Mattison obviously would have come here? Want to see what opinions were out there.
I won't belabor the obvious, but the MGo Recruiting Board for 2011 still shows Hart as being a commit. It's one thing not to list Bellomy as a commit at QB, that happened 12 hours ago. But, really.
So why is the board even there, if no one is updating it. I know TomVH has way better things to do, like, actually talking to recruits and satisfying all of our collective needs for instantaneous info on Hokemania / Mattingmania. But surely someone else could be updating it, there would only be like 500 people who'd offer to do it if Brian/Tim/Tom asked.
RELATED QUESTION: Is anyone else finding that the recruiting updates now fuels an incessant need to hit F5 every 30 seconds for all 24 hours of the day, which we developed during the coaching search? After Feb. 2, what will cause me to keep F5'ing the website??? (Nothing basketball-related, surely.)
Last night I was trying to fill the MGoBlog-sized hole in my heart. I headed over to rivals to find out Mattison was (hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husbands) snatchin' everybody up. As I was looking at the overrated recruiting rankings, I realized that no team in the B1G TEN currently has a 5 Star athlete committed. As for the conference as a whole, I am just wondering if this is the lowest ranked recruiting year.