Michigan saw 11 players get drafted, a terrific testament to the players and to the program. An exciting day.
Of interest: All of these guys were recruited by Brady Hoke. They've had two years of Jim Harbaugh coaching, but they were Hoke recruits and had Hoke coaching early in their careers.
So I would like to (baselessly) speculate: How much of the success of this class can be attributed to Hoke for bringing the guys in, and how much can be attributed to Harbaugh's staff? Keep in mind that three guys from the D-Line got picked, and they had Greg Mattison in one way or another for their entire tenure.
How many of these guys are drafted if they finish their careers in the Hoke regime?
Will the hypocrisy ever end? Link
Artilce on ESPN that begins with Saban complaining to some reporter about being labeled a "ball control" offense, but ends with this money quote.
During his rant, Saban seemed quite displeased with new NCAA rules about high school camps.
"And we pass some rule that everybody has to live with, or some law, where the consequences mess up a lot of other things. We do it all the time. We're doing it right now. The NCAA is doing it. We're going to change the way we have summer camps. We can't have high school coaches working summer camps. I mean, it's the most ridiculous thing that I've ever seen. It is what it is and whatever they do, they do.
"So we say we don't want third-parties dealing with players. So we're not going to let the high school coach bring a guy to camp, but some third-party guy can bring him to camp now. Makes no sense at all. But all the people who have common sense, they don't say anything about it. But the people who scream the loudest will get the thing changed and it'll mess everything up. That's the way it goes. The way it goes in the world, politics, just the way it goes.".
How does that saying go... You made your bed, now you have to lay in it.
Twenty years ago, our coach was pitching phone calling plans, not footballs.
Enjoy and GO BLUE!!
Enjoy, GO BLUE & RIP Coach Burton.
Henson often has good stuff and seems to be pretty well connected. He claims to have 2 sources on this story. In summary, Harbaugh had no problem with the departures and probably pushed them at least a bit.