courts be like "why is it a problem if people get money"
First one should be they're #correctingthecorrection
On the topic of Sam Webb & WTKA, I like to download their daily podcasts (IPhone), but there hasn't been any new content since 12/23. Does anyone know why?
It's website and pod-hosting setup around that time. The only way I have been able to get them to work is through the website on my computer. I have also retried the WTKA App but it still doesn't for #%€£}.
If anyone has a working solution for mobile devices to share I would be grateful.
I have the same problem. If you find a fix, would you let me know? I have have been missing recruiting round up!
I believe they said they are working on getting that fixed.
I thought the coaches had told the recruits that they are stopping at 5 and to commit before it fills up? Was this not true?
They've at least been telling some of the recruits for a while now "5 or 6", depending on the situation. I remember hearing this over the summer, and assuming the "situation" depended on Lewan staying or leaving. The search for the 6th OL ramped up after the season, when Lewan may have likely decided to go. But also, Chris Fox tore his ACL, so perhaps that is also the situation.
So is the most likely combo Green, Dawson and Hunt?
If we in fact will take 4 more, I prefer 1 OL, 1 RB, 1 CB, and 1 LB or WR... taking 2 more OL may in fact piss some of the already committed OL off.
Bosch is enrolling early and is a top 100 recruit. He should not be redshirted and should go immediately into the 2-deep.
If you look at Bosch as a replacement for Caleb Stacey (not WRT position, just as a OL), then it makes sense the coaches are looking for another couple of linemen (to replace Stacey as number 5 in the 2012 class, and then to replace Lewan, and to cover for Fox's ACL tear).
Sorry if this is a little off topic but look what happened to Caleb Stacey...HOLY CRAP! He's not at Cincinnati anymore, he's at Mount Saint Joseph, which is a Division 3 school...Wow.
Here it says:
"Committed OL Caleb Stacey will not be playing for UC next year as many already reported elsewhere. Apparently, his heart wasn't into football. Sounds like the Oak Hills product won't be playing anywhere. Tough break for Jones and co., they were extremely high on him, as many were."
If there was ever a year to burn a redshirt, I think that this year would have been it with Kyle Kalis. If Hoke didn't want to burn his RS, I just can't see it happening with an OL ever.
although I think I mostly agree with what you are trying to say. Making the two-deep doesn't mean burning a redshirt. We don't rotate OL. Kalis was on the two-deep this season. The only way I see any redshirts getting burned on the OL is if one the frosh are good enough to start or there are some serious injuries.
I found it fascinating to see Stanford "burn" Andrus Peat's redshirt as an extra tackle in their jumbo combinations.
First, Stanford has a top tier OL and an O requiring strength/power.
Second, Peat is sometimes listed as 3rd string tackle with 2 Sophs and 2 RF listed ahead.
Third, Peat is a a 5 star.
So, he plays a few downs a game to lose a full season by a 5 star and they still have to deal with 5 very good tackles within 1 year of eligibility.
Maybe Hoke takes these type of actions in 2 years when we have 15+ scholarship lineman . . .
...is showing me 11 linemen lining up in the heaviest of sets, snapping the ball to no one and successfully blocking for the ULTIMATE, 2 PLAY 30 MINUTE DRIVE for -15 yards.
Here's how it would go down: the ball would be snapped to no one and roll harmlessly to a stop 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage. Kyle Kalis would block two defensive linemen, one with each arm, freeing up Erik Magnuson to pick up the ball and rumble 90 yards to the endzone, untouched. Because he is an offensive lineman, however, it would take him ten minutes to get there.
He's choosing NE pay no heed. Good kid and great potential though.
For what it's worth, Sam Webb on today's recruiting roundup stated his opinion that Michigan would finish out with three more—Derrick Green, Reon Dawson, and one of the offensive linemen who are still in the mix. His take can be heard around the 8:25 mark of this podcast.
But, but what about Foster?
In my world, I'm envisioning that the coaches have realized that anywhere from 2-4 OL guys from the 2012-13 classes are so f'ing good, that they are 1st round NFL picks in 2014 & 2015. That's what I am telling myself as the reason for 6 or even now 7(!) OL in this recruiting extravaganza that is the 2013 UM football class. #keepemcoming
Personally, I'd like Michigan to get Cameron Hunt, let Samuelson and Skipper go elsewhere, and then take several guys in 2014.
As for taking 7 offensive linemen, I don't see a big problem. If you take that many, a couple are bound to transfer, drop out, get injured, etc. within two years. Down the road you might lose another one or two, and you might have someone who stays on the team but never develops. A class of 7 offensive linemen means probably 3 or 4 will stay for their full career.
It's very odd that a guy "committed" to Nebraska is going to make his college choice in five days. Recruiting is weird.
I was under impression that Pelini told him to no longer consider himself a Nebraska commit if he was to visit Michigan... which he did...
But is he announcing?