"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
Here is the map for this week....I tried using umhero 2012 offer list, and it worked out pretty well w/ little formatting issues. Again, if there are any errors please dont hesitate to bring them up, and I'll try to incorprate the corrections in the next update.
**Edits: Thanks for poitning these out IO'll have to verify these, but will include corrections in next map....
- "Centerville that Odenigbo is from is more toward the western part of Ohio."
- "Kuhar, Sam Grant and Kalis all go to the same school. Where you have Kalis' marker is the right geographic area for that particular St. Eds, I believe."
Mike McQueary (PSU Recruiting Coordinator) comments on Michigan/Rodriguez at the Coaches Clinic International tonight...
In case it may interest some people here, I am at the Coaches Clinic Intl in Scranton. Tonight, Mike McQueary (recruiting coordinator @ PSU) was giving a talk on beating 'Slick' (quarters) coverage and goal line/short yardage strategy.
He used a number of clips of PSU against Michigan last year to demonstrate examples of how to exploit various coverages. Needless to say, it was painful to sit there and watch as he showed clips and described several sequences where defenders WERE exactly where they needed to be and couldn't make plays. FWIW, he said some very complementary things about Rich as an offensive coach ("This clip makes me feel a little sad for Coach Rodriguez. His offense is nearly impossible to gameplan for, but the defense couldn't get it done").
He used Michigan as an example of the importance of finding a few things as a coach that you can connect with your players on re: scheme, rather than trying to run every kind of scheme with minimal understanding (Less is better).
The hardest thing to watch was a near-goal line stand where PSU ran a Fullback draw into a 3-man front and barely needed any blocking to get the TD. He referred to that as "some knuckleheaded goal-line defense".
Anyway, pretty interesting stuff... FWIW, he wasn't just throwing up a lot of stuff against michigan... in fact, much of his hours worth of footage came from games against MSU and Iowa.
Big time New York defensive tackle Jarron Jones (6'6", 305 lbs) was just offered by Michigan. He has offers now from Michigan, Alabama, Florida State, and North Carolina to name a few. I talked to him about the offer, and it seems like it's all too early in the process for him to really have a set plan.
Michigan is a big offer for me. Coach Mallory called my coach and told him that they were offering. I'm going to probably take visits over spring break and the summer. I'm just trying to take it all in right now, if I end up feeling comfortable somewhere then I'll make a decision. I don't really have a timeline right now. I grew up watching some Michigan games, watching Mike Hart and Chad Henne, so I know about Michigan.
Jarron is going to try to make it up to Michigan for a visit, but doesn't have any dates set in stone yet.
His junior film is here.
I apologize if this has already be posted but after a brief search I couldn't find anything.
According to ESPN Steven Threet will no longer be playing football due to concussions, something he is still getting symptoms from.
As frustrating as 2008 was for me, I still wished him well when he departed Ann Arbor and this is kind of sad to see, especially since he seemed to be doing quite well for ASU.
[EDIT: Searching "Steven Threet" does not produce the thread that was previously posted. Hence BRIEF search. I'll be sure to search every possible tag for you trollers out there next time.]
Not that we needed Staples to tell the UM faithful, but nice to see him getting some national pub.
Difficult to accept that Omameh was actually a 2-star out of high school - started games at the end of his RFr. year. What a steal