I GET IT
24/7 Sports did an article on recruiting.
15- Michigan- The in-state talent base isn’t terribly deep and Michigan State is a pesky adversary on the in-state talent, but the Wolverines have an established brand, great tradition and facilities and can appeal nationally to prospects. The winged helmets are synonymous with college football (prospects love them) and the “big house” is quite a selling point to elite talent as well. Heisman Trophy winners, championships, great NFL alums- Michigan has it all except ideal geography, which makes it more of a challenging recruiting job than it should be.
Only other B1G programs on the list were tOSU and Penn State. SEC led the way based on geography.
Caught this on Deadspin: http://deadspin.com/my-injury-file-how-i-shot-smoked-and-screwed-my-way-1482106392
Link takes you to an excerpt that talks about the toll playing football takes on human bodies. The excerpt's from Nate Jackson's book on his NFL career, which may not be typical of NFL careers but isn't exactly strange. The point about the injuries is that ignoring one leads to another, and rehabbing that instead of fixing it leads to another, and etc. etc.
Hot Take: Since we talk about what's in it for the kids all the time, I guess it lends some perspective to remember these guys have to spend the next 60 years paying for their football careers.
rivals has released the 2015 position rankings. nice to see that campbell and harris are the top wr and rb in the class, respectively. usc soft-commit david sills checks in at #12 (rosen is tops, but most expect him to stay on the west coast).
shaun crawford is the #12 cb, and tyree kinnell is the #8 safety.
The pick em league I set up for the regular season ended up with a lot of participants this year so let's do this again for bowl season.
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