Mike Lantry, 1972
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke announced today (Thursday, Feb. 20) the following coaching responsibilities for the defensive staff in 2014:
"Everyone on the staff and the kids are really excited about these changes," said Hoke, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. "Greg and I met and felt this was the best for everyone, including him and his ability to coach a position group and run a defense from the middle. When you look at Mark's experience on the defensive line, then being able to split the secondary, where you have five positions and 20-plus guys, and with the way offense and passing has changed in college football, I think it balances our staff on that side of the ball."
Offensive staff responsibilities will remain the same with the addition of offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.
Michigan has offered two more 2015 prospects. Both play mutliple positions in high school, but figure to play somewhere in the defensive backfield in college.
Name: Stephen Griffin
Ht/Wt: 6'3" / 185 lbs.
Location: South Mecklenburg High School - Charlotte, NC
Offers: Charlotte, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Michigan, North Carolina, NC State, Old Dominion, Tennessee, Wake Forest
Rating: ★★★ .8333 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #872 NAT/ #71 S (247 Composite)
Name: Marcus Lewis
Ht/Wt: 6'1" / 188 lbs.
Location: Gonzaga College High School – Washington, DC
Offers: Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia
Rating: ★★★★ .9467 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #112 NAT/ #12 ATH (247 Composite)
I've had previous contact with Lewis but not with Griffin. I will attempt to track them both down for a reaction ASAP.
With the negative attention the NFL is receiving for player behavior, it will be interesting to see how they handle this. Apparently their is a video of them hitting each other.
The police issued tickets to both of them which would obviously mean that she hit him first. This is still a very strong man who obviously struck a female very hard. The video does not paint a pretty picture.
This week's scouting report is on Jersey City (NJ) St. Peter's Prep cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick, a 247 Composite 5-star and the #4 cornerback in the 2015 class. He could play a variety of positions at the next level.
It seems a big part of Kain Colter's argument at the first day of the hearing was about how big of a time commitment football is.
From what he says, it's not entirely clear what he himself thinks unionizing will accomplish. One of Colter's biggest complaints was that the time commitment for football made it impossible to pursuie his desired academic track. But that's not something that's going to change even if the players do get bargaining rights - it's not as if they'll be asking for fewer practice hours. All NCAA athletes have to devote a huge amount of time to their sport and inevitably run into the dilemma of conflicting priorities. Even if football is the greatest time commitment out of all of them, where do you draw the line as to which athletes are "employees" and which are not? What's the difference between a Northwestern football player devoting 50 hours/week and a Northwestern women's basketball player devoting 40 hours/week, other than that football has a bigger audience and brings in more money?