I'm sorry, have you met our offensive line?
"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
I'm sorry, have you met our offensive line?
No he didn't. DId you even watch the game. Never in a game or on film did i see anything that told me Derrick Green is a 5* RB. Smith was and is the better back.
I take it that he is Leveon Bell type back.
He looked awesome at the UA game and we aren't exactly loaded with proven guys so why not I guess.
Mike Hart ran a 4.67 after 4 years at Michigan. So this guy isn't any slower than Hart. Hart played at Michigan at 200 pounds and this guy is 195 right now.
So, I'm sure speed and size are everything. /s
Man, size and speed aren't everything. STARS are everything!
/Three Star Mafia
4.69 is what Mike Hart ran at the NFL combine.
Not exactly. He's shiftier than Bell, and he's 6'0", 196 lbs. He's not a blazer, but he has a good combination of speed, agility, and power.
I don't know where that time came from, but he was running by everyone. He looked pretty fast to me. I suspect he is closer to 4.5 or 4.4 time. He was definitely one of the best RBs in that game.
Well, never mind those silly combines and such. The kid is just sandbagging with his listed 4.69 time. Bighouse22 says he runs a 4.4!
(I'm just joshin' ya.)
Data is data, I can accept that! He sure looked faster than that during the game though!
A twitter rant by Braylon coming up soon
And I can't wait.
He looks awesome in yesterday's game. There's going to be a ton of schools going after him now.
It's always nice to take at least 1 running back in each class. Could get playing time as the 4th back next year.
...that he redshirts (or Enwere).
Derrick Green is a bust? C'mon man, we have seen him carry the ball 83 times behind a very young OL and already we must quell our expectations of him? Man, we all need to forget that dickhole punch of a year.
┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐ F U 2013!
EDIT: This was intended as a response to MDot. Whoops.... my bad.
the other guys. Never know if he indicated interest to an UM recruit and we have a puncher's chance. Looked tough last night.
Still, does anyone believe better than 25% chance he goes Blue?
Can't hurt that he played on a team with two captains coming to Ann Arbor.
There will certainly be some competition for him, but I gotta think we have a decent shot..
Get Jabrill and Wilt in his ear!
the 1st rotation and they were talking a lot to each other. Maybe Speight offered him on his own and started recruiting him during practices. Pre-enrollee out recruits our O staff ...
He should have been offered much earlier.
As much as I hate to say it, I agree. I think if Michigan wanted a really good shot, they should have offered before hand. Michigan could still get him, but it'll be much tougher now.
Which is why many of these good offers are coming late in the process. (I have no idea what it was, but have seen it mentioned elsewhere.)
I love the Jones offer. Also, not a hijack, but I just read that Michigan has reached out to Tyler O'Connor (the PSU QB commit) about his interest. They are apparently talking over offering him even though they only planned on taking 1 QB this year. Very interesting developments.
But Tom VH tweeted that his coach Rory's hearing from schools including M.
(Damn you IPad autocorrect!)
If you read the blog post he linked to it actually sounds like O'Connor's coach reached out to Borges. Because Al says "we've only thinking about taking one QB" (paraphrasing). Then it sounds like the coach sent the kids tape to Borges and Borges told him they'll review it and get back to him.
Reading between the lines it sounds like Borges is trying to not burn bridges with the coach vs. having actual interest in taking two QB's. The tweet seems to be fishing for clicks...
He apparently thinks Michigan will not offer another QB. There is a thread headline, apparently posted by Sam, that you can see for free on the Scout site that says as much. http://michigan.scout.com/
Is MSU trying to corner the Connor qb market?
Doesn't really make sense to take another QB when we have limited scholarships and could use plenty of help elsewhere.
We don't need plenty of help elsewhere. We're up against the scholarship limit. These aren't the Rodriguez years of 70 scholarship players.
Also, O'Connor isn't a greyshirt type of player. They would be insulting the kid if that's all they offered him.
I was joking on the scholarship, you don't give up a scholarship to PSU to greyshirt at Michigan.
That said, we're likely to whiff on not one but two DEs, so clearly that is still a position of need in comparison to QB.
We could also use help in the secondary, especially if there is some rumored attrition.
Take a SS, Gant is playing SLB and Furman is Furman, plus he's a 5th year.
I'd much rather take a potenital Kovacs than a QB. Even if it's a Ray Vinopal/Brandent Englemon type. Those are the kinds of underrated kids that you get late. Smart, leader, always in position, coach on the field, Spike Albrecht types.
So YES. We could use plenty of elsewhere. Or were you not watching this year?
Thank you and goodnight.
If true, that has got to make Wilt Speight feel wonderful about himself...
The mind boggles about what on Earth this staff is thinking sometimes.
They may be thinking that we are incredibly thin at quarterback still? And maybe they can address it through recruiting? Crazy.
Not if you tell the kids you recruit that a MIchigan offer is a "big deal" and we only take one per cycle... because if you lie about that you look like a complete dick head. Crazy.
Actually, the coaches told Speight several months ago that they were leaving the door open for another quarterback if necessary, and Speight said he wasn't afraid of the competition. And I don't think the coaches ever guaranteed that Speight would be the only QB in the class in the first place.
I must have read differently. He isn't afraid to compete against Shane, but I'm pretty sure there is a sense of there being only one Michigan QB offer per cycle.
ridiculous? I bet Wilton Speight knows a lot more about what is happening than any of us. The players should have just had their exit interviews. The coaches might know something about the roster going forward that isn't public knowledge. Aside from that, taking a second QB in this class seems like a good idea if it's someone they like a lot. It's possible to redshirt one and improve the roster balance, something only made possible by Morris burning his redshirt.
I was watching that game and wondering if we had offered him. If not, why not! He was one of the best RBs at that event.
It would be awesome if we could somehow steal him from the Gophers. The dude looked like a beast in the UA game yesterday.
So does this mean we're not getting Leonard Fournette?
He's at the airport with his family. They're upposed to depart at 5. We still have a chance.