I did not make this headline up
Who's got it better than us?
Just experienced 1of the high points in my life: Speaking w/ Michigan grad & legend James Earl Jones. Doesn't get any better! Just doesn't!— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) March 27, 2015
247Sports did a comparison of 2015 #1 recruit DT Trent Thompson who committed to Georgia and 2016 current #1 DT Rashan Gary who will hopefully be a Michigan commit.
JC Shurburtt who did the comparison said while he considered it a tossup, he would give a slight edge to Thompson. He also said that shows how good Gary will be given that he has another year to improve.
We need to land this guy.
Angelique Chengelis put up an article this a.m. confirming that Jack Miller left the program due to burnout and to pursue other interests. We saw this explanation from Miller earlier this week, but ESPN posted a conflicting story saying that fear of concussions was the driving factor.
The main takeaway, for me at least, is that Angelique is about 20x more reliable than ESPN. the other takeaway is that it's very easy to pull for Miller here - he seems like an honest guy who has a level of self-awareness that's pretty impressive at his age. As in the earlier story, there's not a trace of bitterness in his words.
"Concussions were really not a factor in this decision. I know it makes for a good headline. ... The story has blown up into this whole thing, because there's not a lot going on in college football right now"
Not official offical but official (wink wink) per Zordich via Mlive. (not sure if we have done a hello on front page for him already - I don't recall one but if so if so kill the topic mods)
I did a diary on Lyons if you are unfamiliar with his background; I would basically classify him as a taller Ray Taylor. Playing in the Big 10 should be a lot easier on the fella when you compare and contrast the level of QBs in the 2 leagues.
Also Zordich says Countess, Lewis and Stribling are the current top 3 corners. No surprises.
One of the worst-kept secrets around Michigan's football program for months now has been the eventual addition of Stanford graduate transfer corner Wayne Lyons.
On Thursday, new Michigan defensive backs/cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich basically confirmed the move, explaining that Lyons was on campus over the weekend, and the team's excited to bring him in during fall camp.
"Wayne was here over the weekend, we spent some time with him and I've watched a lot of film on him," Zordich said. "I think he's the right kind of body, a bigger body, he's a lot like Channing (Stribling). A lot of length.
"Our (cornerbacks room) has been told that there is going to be three (new) guys coming into the secondary," Zordich says. "We've got a transfer from Stanford coming in, a true freshman (in Keith Washington) and a (freshman) safety who likes to play corner in Tyree Kinnel.
In a move that surprises no one. KJ Costello picks Stanford.