This probably isn't a big surprise or disappointment to many MGoBloggers, but QB recruit Bennie Coney has commited to the U of Cincinnati according to ESPN and 24/7 Sports. I know the recruitment had cooled in recent months but he is now off the board. Seems like a pretty good get for UC and I hope things work out for Coney. With Shane Morris in the fold for 2013, the chances of taking a QB in this class seem to be getting pretty slim. I'm sure TomVH will let me know if I'm wrong, in cryptic Tom-ese that is.
Bennie Coney to UC Bearcats
There's no need to take a quarterback in the 2012 class. If Russell Bellomy redshirts, Michigan has a de facto 2012 QB.
unless they can snake-oil a really good one away from someone else late in the process. But, they probably won't have a scholarship available to do that given other needs.
If this offer list (according to Scout) is anywhere near correct - then UC just signed the the most underrated 3-star QB in the country:
(Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Florida State, UM, Notre Dame.....)
I think all of these schools were offering him as an athlete type and because he was evaluated as a quarterback he received a lower ranking than maybe he deserved.
Maybe we should use "Michigan Man" as a verb now. Like "I hope we can Michigan Man Bironte Dunn" and give him a great place to play football and get an education."
That's true, however I think we should always adjust our memes to fit the guys we have in place right now. If you force a meme into a situation where you don't have the right players, you're really going to struggle. I suggest that perhaps we use some type of hybrid system in this case until we have a few recruiting classes completed.
You need to trademark that ASAP. Is there a way to work in "Hoked" as a verb too? It could be the aftermath of Coach pointing at something.
I thought Brady Hoke replaced all the snake oil in Fort Schembechler with racks on racks on racks of M-brand BBQ sauce?
I'd like to Michigan Man you.
I was interested to see where this guy would end up....ghood luck bennie
Normally I'd agree with you but I think this year we have to make an exception. We've missed on all our targets, so whoever we get is not likely to be an elite kid. And even if we tried going for a different guy, that's a tough sell with Morris coming in 2013.
Pretty much anyone we bring in at this point will be for depth purposes only. It would also take a scholarship away, and we have bigger needs at other positions, and better calibre of players interested.
Ideally, we'd take a QB every class but this is a year where circumstance makes it impractical.
I agree with you, but Devin Fuller would be the exception. If he wants to come, I think you have to make room (maybe only one WR instead?) because of his versatility and athleticism
Now I hope he gets drafted by the Jets...
Check. Nice work.
Well if the "steal a commit from Purdue" tradition continues, we'll get Austin Appleby.