Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Looks like Harbaugh's whole milk diet was right all along... Glad to see he's influencing the health of our great nation.
Don't get a lot of Michigan football news on sports radio here in Seattle but heard something today that I thought I would share with all you hooligans.
They were talking about how the NFL Oline play has been putrid this year and that youngmen coming in have no idea how to play Oline because of all the spread in college. A listener asked if they think it will get fixed and the first answer was that they are skeptical but Michigan is going to start pumping out quality NFL Oline prospects. They said...paraphrasing....ya we dont like Harbaugh here in Seattle but we cant ignore what he is doing there with his Oline play , he is going to get top recruits who want to learn how to play oline the right way.
Nice little recruiting plug for west coast prospects. Felt like a kid on Christmas eve when I heard "Michigan" come out of their mouths.
My question, what other college teams could start to right the ship of NFL oline play? Stanford, USC...was struggling to come up with many.
Bash away :)
I am coming to the game this weekend with my 8 year old son. I have the opportunity to come early and go to all the homecoming events. My question is:
What is there to do on the day before the game (particularly homecoming) that you enjoy? What will be good for a dad and son to do?
I was a lurker of this forum, mosty, until I started following recruiting more closely. The first 5-star guy I coveted throughout the recruiting process was Bri'onte Dunn. His recruitment was kind of a watershed moment for me since, at the time, it was a position of clear need for Michigan, and it was a head to head battle with ohio state. I became somehow emotionally involved in his recruitment.
So, as you might expect, I was seriously bummed when he chose the bad guys. I remember thinking at the time, I really hope he regrets that decision. I know I know -- why should I take personally the decision of a 17 year old? And while I certainly wish no ill upon the kid, I wanted him to basically admit later that he made a mistake (fat chance, right?). LOL.
So, in looking at ohio state RB stats, I couldn't help but notice his stat line, combined with his inability to hold onto the football. It has produced an ignominous career down there, and I kinda don't feel bad anymore.
I have since stopped getting emotionally involved in recruiting. And since Harbaugh, I recognize that stars are far less important than scheme and coaching.