"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
5* Elijah Hood initial visit reaction
I think we will be in this race until the end. Though ND will have a lot to say.
I still don't see how ND could pull any recruit from us except if the recruit is really religious or likes a boring campus.
They did just play in the national championship.
By play, do you mean roll over?
Their play in the title game was better than our play in the title game.
You are right.
Neither of us showed up.
I would say that ND's play in the championship game matched ours in the kickoff game, both against Alabama and at a neutral site.
Allowing ND to get away from us in September just kills me.
We're they actually there though? That's the question
It DID actually happen
and my son met the love of his life there right after the game. he said they had been chatting it up online for quite some time.
best of luck to them both
ND was probably the worst team to ever make it to the national championship game. Their season was full of luck and teams beating themselves. They almost lost to a couple awful teams too. I am not saying they weren't good, but they were in no way good enough to be in that game. But, sometimes that's just how it works out, unfortunately.
In I think it was 1986, beat Bo's worst team ever to win the "National Championship"
There's your weakest team ever, IMO. (Pre BCS so technically it wasn't the national championship game... It still pisses me off though.)
i remember barry switzer bitching up a storm over this. then proceeded to have his perceived #1 okla team get pasted in his bowl game.
Not everyone is a diehard Michigan fan.
Are you being serious? I never heard that before.
This is the guy that visited ND on Friday right? That is a great turn of events.
...and I believe he wants to make an early commitment before his senior season.
He plans to decide April 14th. Maybe his visit to Michigan pushes his decision back.
We have all the momentum in his recruitment right now. If we could get him to visit one more time before he makes his decision, I like our chances...I mean, ND has been on this guy forever, and the staff offered him in January...just goes to show how much work they've put in so that we have become #1 in so little time.
Kidding aside, I really wish he comes to AA. Imagine our monstrous OL with monstrous RBs and super monstrous QBs throwing deep bombers at any given second.
it'll be interesting to see where he stands early next week after all the visits. It must be easy for recruits to get hyped up after a great visit weekend. But, it sounds like at a minimum, Michigan improved their standing with him. And that will give us a solid chance to get his commitment down the road.
Yeah but if Im not mistaken he took a trip to ND the day before... which means we did better.
UM rose into contention. He is visiting OSU today (too bad he won't stay in AA for the Bball game) and I bet every school he visits rises in contention.
At least we've advanced to the finals of Hood's beauty pageant.
Where did you get the second quote about Michigan #1? I saw the eye-opening one statement on his twitter, not the second though, so I'm wondering where you found it.
That's encouraging news. Though we've been on this roller coaster before, so I'll save my excitement for an actual Hello post.
This is awesome news. The fact that this is coming on the heels of him visiting his supposed favorite that day before and us previously being tied for 5th and then moved up to 4th is encouraging to say the least. I won't get too excited yet, but this is definitely some positive news.
Should have stayed an extra day for the basketball game and skipped the OSU visit.
Not to worry. Taken care of. I went to OSU and put a "Closed" sign on the front gate. Real professional looking. Problem averted.
Does anybody know what position we're recruiting him for? Linebacker or running back?
We are recruiting him at RB, and that is his preferred position.
He's not a fit for the Spread Urban wants to run, so I think that puts ND and UM to the forefront...and even ND's version of the spread might be a detraction from their appeal.
why people still think this. Meyer obviously primarily runs the spread, but his version does utilize some sort of power in the backfield.
Probably because he has never had a 1,000 yard rusher.
You are right that he has never had a running back break 1,000... Miller was his first player to go over 1k on the ground
Boom Herron is 215 lbs.
Carlos Hyde is 232
Brionte Dunn is at least 220, might be more after S&C.
I know Meyer only "recruited" Dunn--sort of since he was locking up rather than seeking--however, they offered a guy that was as low as 175 (which they didn't recruit very hard) up to a guy that was about 250lbs.
I think it's safe to say they recruit quick playmakers on the outside and at QB, and a bruiser at RB.
EDIT: sorry kevbo, didn't mean to refute anything you said, just thought it was the easiest way to get the info/post out there in a neat manner.
Carlos Hyde has 146 and a TD against us in The Game. So, yeah, I'd say OSU has a role for power backs.
It is all good, and I agree with you. I feel that Urban is bringing in one bruiser to compliment the speed he is bringing in on the edge. OSU fans are really big on Ezekiel Elliot, who is part of this past recruiting class, and was recruited as the sole stereotypical running back for this past class. They also brought in Dontre Wilson who is more of the speedy, edge guy. The Bucks are going to have a deep stable of backs with Hyde coming back, in addition to Jordan Hall coming back from his medical redshirt year as their senior leaders. They will also have Rod Smith who saw time in the backfield and on kick returns, but also fits the mold of a bruiser type RB and will be a junior. Throw in Bri'onte Dunn (soph) and Warren Ball (rs frosh) to go along with Elliot and Wilson, the Bucks have a lot of options, with a mix of bruisers and speed backs. With that said, I hope Green doesn't come back to haunt the Bucks as he grew up a fan of OSU and wears 27 to represent his idol, Eddie George...
I was curious to see that Hood's visit to UM went so well. Not knocking UM or AA, but everything that I have read had him as a strong ND lean, so much so, that I thought he was a near lock to them. Do you think your signing of Green would push him away from UM?
IMO, Ohio State is going after Jalen Hurd more so than Hood, but like I said, that is my opinion, which is based off of what I have read
OSU and Michigan are moving up in his top 5 and one of the three schools he visited (OSU, MI, ND) will be his leader.
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