hears hoping to the best but not to freaking out if it doesn't work out!
Coaches visiting Derrick Green Tonight
I heard that too!
I think its awful interesting that a team like Oregon would recruit a player like Green.
Yet, from what I'm reading over at FishDuck, it seems that Kelly's is looking to mix power in with his spread. Half of what they run is just basic inside zone reads and outside zone reads, and many of those plays they've started to mix in power running schemes.
So perhaps it would be an interesting and intriguing fit for Green.....which leads me to my next point, I hope Kelly goes to the National Foot-baa League
They made it work with Blount.
and Jonathan Stewart
Any one have insight as to what goes on at an in-home visit? All I can picture is the coach calling the player's mom and dad "ma'am" and "sir." Maybe they'll watch the Michigan/NC State game?
from the blind side
SEC schools tend to bring a truckload of cash with them.
gift cards now.
I was going to add some comment about cash being harder to trace, but then I remembered we're talking about the NCAA.
Actually they just flash their championship rings and say "you have any idea how much one of these will go for on the street?"
It being exactly like those Toyota commercials. At least I hope it is...
Mostly just sitting down with the recruit, having dinner with him and his family. They talk about normal recruiting stuff (some small talk, why the coaches want him, where he would fit, etc) and it also gives the coaches a way to evaluate the recruit's character in a home environment, which can be important.
I read it somewhere else that Michigan is visiting Ty Isaac. I really like this. UM exploiting the fact Kiffin may be on the hot seat, and it also gives Michigan an additional RB option. Also gives Green something to think about -shit or get of the pot. Get either one of those guys would be a huge coup
I realize 4-5 star recruits can turn out to be busts but I believe we're lacking marquee skill players, which surprises me especially at the RB spot considering the O/L recruiting Michigan has done.
I don't watch a lot of film but which RB would you guys prefer in Michigan's future offensive scheme
We are recruiting a great o-line, but if players are watching how our olines and RB's are performing now it could have the reverse effect. They could either just look at how the RB's are doing and say "great, I could walk in there and start day one". or they could look at the blocking and say "I'm not sure these coaches know how to develop o-linemen. This line has 3 seniors and two juniors and they couldn't block to save their lives...I'm not running behind a line coached like that."
I don't know what goes through 17-18 year old kids mind's, but it certainly isn't unreasonable to expect that these thoughts might occur to them.
I completely agree. One of the most important factors for a recruit to consider is their position coach. Based upon our play this year, coaching on the offensive side of the ball has been less than impressive... from Borgess to Funk, etc.
Of course, you could spin this both ways... one could see this as a need for more talented players, and that those more talented players will get early playing time. Others could see it as a concern that their talents won't be developed to the fullest. I can't help but wonder if Dawson looked at the poor O-line play this year as a factor for bailing.
What runs through a 17-18 year old kids mind over an average minute each day:
59 minutes, 30 seconds == BOOBS!!!
29 seconds == Pizza Hut or Burger King?
1 second == Where do I want to go to college?
it would definately be smart on his part to come to michigan, it is definately the best fit for hime out of the schools he is considering.
(Sorry, I'm in full "a--hole mode" today and couldn't resist.)
Michigan is by far the best fit for him. He has a shot to make a huge impact right away. Ole Miss, Tennessee, Auburn, and Miami are too unstable as of right now.
I really have a hard time seeing Chip Kelly as an NFL coach. I think the Browns should wait to see if the rumors about Saban are true. I've been a secret Browns fan for a long time, at least as far back as watching Ernest Byner fumble away Marty Schottenheimer's chance at a Super Bowl.
I think it would be interesting to see if Kelly's philosophies can work in the NFL.
It's hard to believe that, given the whole high-speed spread concepts he runs, but for him it all comes down to O-line. He has stated (no link) that his offense, if he were to take it to the NFL, would include less QB runs (see how it was with Thomas at QB, ~ 3-5 designed QB runs a game). It's a type of offense that has already started making its way to the NFL, but is only really a slight change to keep it unique.
I think if he can make the proper adjustments (NFL defenders are much better at tackling in space) than the system would work well, it's just a matter of being able to alter his play calling a bit from his comfort zone.
Illegal man downfield. In the NFL on pass plays the OL can't move past the line of scrimmage. In College, they can move up to 3 yards (or More! if you're air force..) past. That could change things, as on the "check" to a bubble screen on a running play the OL can't just start runblocking.
Unless that throw is behind the line/backwards...
In any case I think that the rules governing OL play might make Kelly's system a little harder in the NFL
Ah Browns fan. No wonder you're such a pessimist.
As Green is our #1 need, surprised Hoke isn't closing the deal. He has to be great with Mom and Dad in the living room chat ....
National Signing Day isn't for another two months. No deals are being closed right now. And Hoke only gets one in-home visit, so if he visited now, he wouldn't be able to be in-home with the family for all of December or January.
got only 1 in-home and HC had a limited number of school visits.
Better to save Hoke for deal closing later.
Isn't Green enrolling early though? He needs to decide fairly quickly to get that straightened away, right?
NSD is in a few months, but yeah, he wants to be in school before then.
So it's come to this at MGoBlog—a comment opining that a particular recruit should come to Michigan is rated as "flamebait."
Brian needs to dump this dumbass moderation scheme yesterday. All it does is provide idiots with more opportunities to prove that they're idiots. And yes, somebody who rates a comment as "flamebait" simply because it has a couple of misspellings is an idiot.
but there isn't a tag for spelling. I'm all in favor of keeping people on their toes, but selecting flamebait doesn't do anything positive for anyone.
Others might argue that people who get themselves in a tizzy about the moderation of their comments are the idiots.
Nice straw man. The fact is that I've never once "gotten in a tizzy" about any moderation of a comment of mine, or made any comment at all about moderation of my comments. The comment in question was somebody else's.
If your larger point is that it's a waste of time to comment at all about moderation, then I'd suggest the whole moderation scheme is completely useless and should be abandoned. That's what I'd favor, if it meant a return to the much simpler upvoting/downvoting format without all these dumbass categories that are routinely disregarded.
Conversely, if you think the moderation scheme has any true value, then it's appropriate to comment on its shortcomings, and on the nature/quality of the comments. The latter happens continuously around here anyhow.
It's against my better judgement to continue this thread, but it's a slow day at work, so what the hell...
1. So it's better to get in a tizzy about the moderation of someone else's post rather than the moderation of your own?
2. The fact that you were talking about someone else's post, but that was not apparent because the moderation of that post must have changed as time went by only reinforces my point that it's not worth getting fired up about (feel free to use "fired up" in quotes in your next post, btw).
3. What about my straw?
4. I think we both agree that the current moderation system is silly/useless.
"Soon" could mean lots of things. I would not be surprised to see this recruitment drag out for several more weeks.
It means: In or after a short time or early
Which one would we prefer or think has better upside?
I think we already have a couple Green-like players in Rawls and DeVeon Smith, so I think Isaac offers the most upside. He can do things that Green can't, like catch the ball, make people miss, etc.
And while I kind of agree, I don't really think Green is like those players you mentioned all that much. Yes, they're both "power backs", but that's like lumping Steve Young and Vince Young in the same group because they are duel-threat QBs. I'm on record as saying I like Green better at the RB position (I actually think Isaac would make a great WR if things don't work for him at RB, which they most likely will at RB too), but Isaac would be better for Michigan because he has a more unique skill set that Michigan doesn't currently have. I think either would be a great addition, and I really think Smith and Green bring different styles of play when I watch the tape, but agree with the basic premise for the reason that Isaac was originally higher on Michigan's wish list.
I thought Steve Young was a devout Mormon. He's the last QB I would expect to threaten me to a duel.
Don't you think Green has more speed than Smith/Rawls?