Mike Lantry, 1972
Fourth quarter songs in the past havn't been good, I can never hear them. Browsing through youtube I found this video of our marching band playing iron man. Looks like it has some noise to it. Why don't we play this?
Just a little bit of change since last week, but ESPN did tweak their ratings a bit. Action since last rankings:
5-16-10 Ohio State gains commitment from Michael Bennett.
5-18-10 Purdue gains commitment from Robert Kugler.
|Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# of Commits||Rivals 250||Scout Average||ESPN 150|
I'll only make charts for the teams that currently have commits. Rivals 250 means that a given prospect is on the Rivals 250 to Watch, and ESPN 150 means that a prospect is on the Watch List for the ESPNU 150. Scout ratings are on the 5-star scale.
|#1 Ohio State - 11 Commits|
All of the Buckeyes' commits are now 3-stars or better to Scout, and they also pick up a talented lineman in Michael Bennett.
|#2 Notre Dame - 9 Commits|
Everyone but Brindza is now rated by Scout. He is also considered a soft commit to ESPN, for the record.
|#3 Michigan - 4 Commits|
No change for Michigan. This is a moderately depressing development following the BBQ at the Big House. Hopefully a couple will drop after Michigan announces their self-imposed sanctions this week.
|#4 Michigan State - 5 Commits|
Jones, Cook, and Sims pick up rankings. I'm personally of the opinion that a 2-star ranking is worse than a 1-star ranking, because it means that the Scouts have evaluated you, and they don't think you're any good.
|#5 Indiana - 8 Commits|
Big week for Indiana, as they go from one commit ranked on Scout to all of them (though they didn't grab anyone new). A trio of 3-stars headline the group.
|#6 Iowa - 3 Commits|
Iowa goes from nobody ranked on Scout to everybody ranked on Scout, and I noticed that Blythe is on the Rivals250 watchlist, which I missed last week. That moves the Hawkeyes up a couple spots.
|#7 Minnesota - 2 Commits|
Olson, who both Rivals and ESPN really like, picks up a curious 2-star rating from Scout. It will be interesting to see if the sites ever reach a consensus on him.
|#8 Wisconsin - 2 Commits|
Keefer picks up a 2-star rating from Scout, and Keefer remains constant. I think that bumps the Badgers below Minnesota.
|#9 Northwestern - 2 Commits|
Cotton and Williams get 3-star ratings from Scout.
|#10 Illinois - 2 Commits|
Illinois is a touch behind Northwestern, by the slimmest of margins (1 point on ESPN).
|#11 Purdue - 1 Commit|
Purdue comes into the picture, picking up a pretty good tight end in Robert Kugler, the son of Steelers OL coach Sean Kugler.
I haven't really gotten engaged in the recruiting process until a few years ago. I've become aware of the great Spring game and love the way RR has brought more interest there. I am still a little confused about BBQ but for the most part see it's significance. I was curious as to what's next? I assume the coaches continue to travel, and there are unofficial visits but is there much more that happens over the next few months? Curious in Arlington, Tx CJM EDIT: sorry but it's not letting me properly format so I have this long block of text.
Here's an ad-free link to the Freep's treatment of what will not be a good week for Michigan football:
It is clear that new AD Brandon is walking a tightrope when you try to self-impose sanctions. It's is like Goldilocks and the porridge. Too harsh, too weak, or just right.
Any way you slice this, it sucks, it's the last thing we need, and I guarantee you this incompetence will not happen on David Brandon's watch. As a former corporate executive, he understands that compliance is something you just have to get right without excuses.
I really want Michigan to be in the news for what it does on the football field, and not what is contained in NCAA filings.
Did this guy once work for the Freep? He's predicting a third straight Spartan win and he believes it will get RichRod fired.
Maryland DT Darian Cooper is on his way home from the Big House BBQ, after he enjoying his visit. "Everything went really well," he said. "We got to see the new renovations and the field and everything. We also had a quick tour of the academic facilities, and the food was really good. I really liked the BBQ chicken, so that was nice."
Cooper and his mother got in Friday night, but got in late, so they didn't really get to take anything in until today [Saturday]. It was important for both Darian and his mother to build relationships on this visit, and he said that was accomplished. "My mom and I both sat down with coach Singletary, Dews, and coach Rodriguez. I like them to meet my mom, so I can get her opinion on everything, too. She liked everything, and even exchanged numbers with some of the other recruits parents. All the recruits kind of introduced themselves, too, so I got to know them a little bit."
His mother has now seen Michigan, Penn State, and Maryland with Darian, and they plan on trying to make as many visits as they can. "I'm going to try to get out to Michigan State, Clemson, and NC State, too. I'd really like to visit everyone that has offered me, because I feel like I owe them that respect, since they offered me," he said. Cooper doesn't have a leader after this event, and probably won't until he gets to see all the schools he wants.
Although he's not ready to name a leader yet, Michigan definitely did themselves a favor with this event. "I liked it a lot," Darian said. "It was real informal and laid back. They weren't trying to hype anything, and I really liked that. We just got to sit back and talk about life and not all football, which was great."