"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Unverified Voracity: Yee Haw Hee Haw Edition
This is very annoying, but when you name your blog this...
... you get a link, even if you do hang out in libraries even though you're completely illiterate. Also annoying-for-harming-precious-stereotypes: the 614, which is in English despite being written by an Ohio State undergrad. Well-written English!
Gentlemen, start your rankings. Scout and Rivals have released their initial top 100 lists. Joey has been kind enough to compile players of interest for Michigan fans. Of note are some vast differences of opinion: depending on who you listen to, Michigan DT Joseph Barksdale is either OMG shirtless #17 (Rivals) or not worthy of a top 100 ranking (Scout).
Joey also missed a few, and since I just had this lying around I may as well be redundant:
|Ronald Johnson||CB||#20||#17||Presumptive favorite|
|Toney Clemons||WR||NR||#85||Presumptive favorite|
|Dionte Allen||CB||#33||NR||Presumptive favorite|
|Michael Williams||CB||NR||#56||Repeatedly stated a top two of Michigan and Notre Dame.|
|John Clay||RB||#66||#12||Lists us but still awaits an offer; probably Wisconsin.|
|Lee Ziemba||OT||#37||#35||Visited recently. Has serious interest.|
|Martez Wilson||DE||#21||#18||Chicago-area recruit; lists Michigan among leaders. Still open.|
|Donovan Warren||QB||#52||#50||Services agree! No idea on destination.|
|Lorenzo Edwards||QB||NR||#53||Continually lists us; seems unlikely.|
|Marshall Jones||S||#54||#60||In top five; seems likely to stay on West Coast.|
|Junior Hemingway||QB||NR||#95||Camper last year who at one time seemed a good bet to commit early. May be backing off of that.|
|Dave Molk||OL||NR||#91||I have no idea who this guy is.|
|Joseph Barksdale||DT||#17||NR||Could go anywhere.|
As you can see, the Scout list likes prospective Michigan commitments better and is therefore declared correct. Rivals has many chance to revise its horrible erroneous, er, errors into a more pleasing configuration before it's all said and done.
Sweet Jesus. Offseason boredom is beginning to drive prominent bloggers completely flapjack nuts. EDSBS presents its upcoming season preview... in form of Powerpoint. I... I... er. Okay. The good bit about Orson forgoing all pretense of sanity is that the trip down is hi-larious. Meanwhile, Golden Tornado is busy determining whether or not every mascot in America sucks. Michigan's complete failure to have one should help: we are talking about mascots here.
Maybe GT can use the following abomination provided by reader Josiah Q, who has a pleasingly Old-Testament name and a desire to cause strokes in elderly Michigan fans:
Something you must know: Tennessee's Jim Bob Cooter was arrested for DUI. God willing, this was a moonshine incident.