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i find this extremely interesting
i may have altered the title
i thought this was america
like I said on twitter: that was almost as intense as Iowa NIT games
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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This Gardner or Morris discussion is sounding a lot like 1998 when red-shirt junior Tom Brady was being challenged by freshman Drew Henson. We all know how that turned out.
Morris may be the next freshman phenom but Gardner will have been in the program for three years and have practices/game experience that cannot be duplicated at the HS level.
How good of a runner is Morris, anyway? It might be possible that the current scheme will stay in place until Gardner is gone, then going to whatever Borges actually wants to run. If that's the case, I think there is zero chance Morris can/will beat out Gardner, since the scheme with Gardner/Bellomy might be pretty different than with Morris/Gardner.
"We bring you to Michigan to take care of Michigan; your job is to protect that block M."
It's not just Gardner's skills that have to be taken into consideration. Hoke is recruiting players that are suited for the West Coast offense. Borges is not going to delay the transition when he has the players (big WR's, TE's and FB) to run the WC scheme. He'll probably be moving away from the spread in 2012 as Denard and Gardner are more comfortable running the WC offense.
Given how highly touted of a recruit Gardner was, I really hope we give the guy a chance for at least a season. With most other positions they would probably just let the players battle it out in practice, but with these 2 you almost have to pick ahead of time because you need to gear your whole system to their skill sets...
I wouldnt assume that Gardner will get the medical redshirt, I don't think it's a sure thing. Also, I wouldn't rule out Bellomy in 2013. Qb in the west coast system is heavily dependant on accuracy and decision making, which seem to be Bellomy's strengths . Hopefully we can develop Denard, Gardner and Bellomy for 2012 so that we can get some more consistent QB play
Gardner, being a dual-threat QB who is more pass than run, stands to be an ideal bridge from Denard (more run than pass) to Shane (more pro-style); a straight jump from the former to the latter might not be as violent as the 2008 jump from pro-style to spread. But it would almost certainly be awkward and difficult. Better to transition the players and the scheme, rather than pull a 180. Also, the bridge year(s) will allow for the natural evolution of the entire roster: spread-friendly players smoothly ceding to pro-friendly ones. A year or two with Gardner at the helm could be just the ticket.