...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Position: Weak- Side Defensive End
Ht/Wt: 6'2" / 215 lbs.
Location: Brother RIce High School – Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Michigan coaches hosted a few prospects this past weekend for the Minnesota game and one of the young men on hand was DE Jack Dunaway. Dunaway is another known name around Ann Arbor as Jack's father, Craig, played tight end for the Wolverines in the early 80's. Jack is an unranked, unoffered prospect at this time, but he is bound and determined to change that.
Coach Mattison and I have talked about whether or not I will get an offer. He has told me that the 2015 class is going to be very small, he said it's 15 right now, and they do not intend on offering anyone at my position of weak-side defensive end. Althought he said he still wants me to come to Michigan as a preferred walk-on. While I understand the situation that they are in this year, I want to change his mind and get a scholarship offer as an incoming freshman. We will see how it plays out.
Jack knows that he will have to work much harder than most to get that offer he covets, but he knows that other schools could potentially come calling. If that does happen he'll have some things to weigh out.
Michigan has always been where I want to end up but if I was offered by some other schools I would definitely consider them. In the end my decision will come down to wherever I feel the most comfortable and also on the standing of the schools academics. It will definitely be a tough decision. Time will tell.
Dunaway gets it. He's not a highly talented player, but he knows with work some offers could come. Will Michigan be one of those offers? Right now it doesn't look like it but with his dad's legacy, growing up in Michigan, and his high standards for academics, enrolling at the University of Michigan is obviously what he'd like to do.
0 - Not going to happen
1 - Doesn't look good right now, but we'll see
2 - 50/50, yes or no, wouldn't be surprised
3 - It looks like an offer could come in the future
4 - I fully expect an offer to come
5 - Guarantee this kid is offered
I wouldn't be surprised at all if Dunaway eventually becomes a Wolverine, but I'd bet it would be as a walk-on. He's quite undersized for his position and with the 2015 class being extremely small, the coaches probably won't be able to find room for him to take up a scholarship. You never know though. Sometimes these are the kinds of kids that grind harder than anyone else and carry a big chip on their shoulder, turning them into a diamond in the rough.
According to a pro scout's report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Hyde’s Wonderlic score was 9. Given that 10 is the minimal literacy level, you wonder who Carlos has to thank at Ohio for his great academic achievement. Maybe he can credit Urban Meyer, who was so tough on Carlos.
Once, Meyer kept Carlos out for two whole plays after an unspecified “academic infraction”. Oddly, Hyde’s performance turned out to be “the third-best rushing performance in Ohio State history.
Meyer said about Carlos “"He's fine. He has been great and I expect him to be great again. I have no problem with Carlos….(but) "Academically our guys are held to a certain standard,"
Since a 9 score on the Wonderlic does not meet the standard for basic literacy (10), you have to wonder what exactly was the standard of Meyer and Ohio . (think North Carolina)
Looks to be a slow day, so I'll see if I can get this exchange between Mike Martin (YTMM) and Mark Snyder (YTMS) to post. If the picture doesn't embed properly, click the link in the first tweet. Yes, another exposé narrowly averted.
Warning - picture contains furry slippers, pizza remains, and the bones of a recent victim.
This is current.. #lazysundays i only get em 6 months outta the year http://t.co/Vt2EV5RPDj
— Mike Martin (@GoMikeMartin) March 2, 2014
@GoMikeMartin missing a hat there, big timer?
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 2, 2014
“@Mark__Snyder: @GoMikeMartin missing a hat there, big timer?” Im wearing that one
— Mike Martin (@GoMikeMartin) March 2, 2014
In the first half of the season the top college teams got off about 40% more offensive plays than the leading pro teams. Notre Dame averaged 93 plays a game; Yale, 89; Ohio State, 87; Georgia, 85. USC, with its ground attack, andTennessee, with its consciousness about field position, still averaged 78 each. This compared with Los Angeles at 65 plays a game; Dallas, 63; Baltimore, 60 and Green Bay, 57.
"We are now getting plays off every 12 or 13 seconds," says Ohio State's Woody Hayes. "We are moving so fast I frequently can't get a play in from the sidelines. We'll hit 100 plays a game soon." This, coming from one of football's bastions of the conservative, makes it plain that something big has happened.
By comparison, this year Texas Tech averaged 90.3 plays per game, the highest in FBS.
And in 1968, it was option offense that was seen as the culprit for the high-octane, high-scoring offenses:
"The hammer that has broken things down is the option play," says Frank Broyles of Arkansas. "If we just spread people out and let the quarterback drop back and throw like the pros, you could play a consistent defense. But now you've got teams with two split receivers, with runners, and with quarterbacks who can run the option as well as throw. This simply generates more offense than any defense can handle."
The tackle is in trouble because of the biggest vogue in college football—"Homer's Triple," as some call it, or the "Houston Veer," as others refer to it. It is a quarterback option play first devised by Cincinnati Coach Homer Rice, then expanded upon by Houston Coach Bill Yeoman. If you run it Homer's way, the tackle gets optioned instead of blocked. You make that hulking soul worry about three things: a give to the runner, a keep by the quarterback or a pitchout. If you run it Houston's way, both the tackle and the end are optioned instead of blocked. Perhaps it should be called Somebody's Quadruple, because the quarterback can also pass as he goes veering down the line.
There truly is nothing new under the sun.
First of all, this is in no way official. A writier at TFM dug around and found a graphic designers concepts at how schools could update uniforms.
Here is a link.
I am not a big fan generally but I know people do like uniformz.I am not too old but I fall on the old foggie side of many changes in football so I will leave it to others to explain how wonderful showing the state of Michigan on the uniform will rock.
Stupid reports, though I find it funny that OSU apparently has a pandemic of accidental dials to potential recruits. The calls lasted less than a minute, but they had enough of them.