An excellent article over at Pro Football Focus today where they compare Michigan and Ohio State by position group. Michigan gets the edge in offensive skill talent, defensive line, linebackers, and the secondary, while Ohio State takes it at quarterback and offensive line.
My favorite stat from the whole thing: Ben Gedeon is their second ranked linebacker against the run in the entire country.
For those of you who live outside the Ann Arbor area, thought I'd post two pieces of info that Sam Webb dropped on TMI this morning:
1) Michigan may be open to taking 3 safeties if the right guy comes along. Webb thinks we're in a very good spot with Jalyn Kelly Powell and that JMarick Woods' commitment is still strong, but the recent safety offers are making sure the bases are covered and kicking the tires on a few guys that are elite (Bubba Bolden).
2) It's Sam's opinion that we lead for Jedrick Wills. Most recruiting guys thought he was an Alabama lock, but Michigan really surged this weekend. Apparently Wills connected really well with UM on all fronts. At least 4 of the Fab 5 look like legit possibilities to end up at Michigan - Ruiz (#66 overall on 247 composite), Wills (#44), Filiaga (#98), and Wilson (#31). Leatherwood is obviously more of a longshot.
Also, over on 247, Steve Wiltfong put in a Crystal Ball for Oliver Martin after talking to some of his sources. It should be noted that Wiltfong is good at his job.
I know the tweets were shared re: Harbaugh announcing HC Queen and working the down marker on the chain gang but the Mercury News did an article with a bit more video coverage, plus.. HARBAUGH.
Thought it was worth sharing.
Pretty smart if you are scouting an O Lineman to be right on the line of scrimmage while watching the game.
Found this in the annals of MGoBlog history. Poor guy went from some genuinely positive takes by Brian to an analytical qualifier for opposing coaches and came to define "stupid coaching decisions that fly in the face of game theory."
Zook to the Illini
Ron Zook has taken the Illinois job.
Thoughts: good move for the Illini. Zook obviously connected quite strongly with his players at UF, even though he didn't win as much as they would have liked. For all the kvetching from UF fans, Chris Leak was a freshman last year, a sophomore this year. it's really tough to win with a young QB under center. Zook brought in a couple monster classes as Florida head coach and he's got name recognition. If he can turn UI into the natural destination for the Chicagoland area he can make UI a winner.