This is behind a paywall on Scout, but Arnett was quoted saying “I love that pro-style offense they run. Every year they send receivers to the NFL. They know how to coach receivers. I go to the same school that Charles Rogers went to and he was great there."
DeAnthony Arnett favors MSU??
Here's the link for anyone who can read the whole article.
What? He doesn't want to go to the same school that Carl Tabb came from?
Every year as in once every 5 or so years?
Does he really want to follow the path of Charles Rogers?
In related news I heard Deanthony Arnett's collarbone is made from balsa wood.
One of the biggest concerns about getting him is that he wants to be in a pro style offense.
Luckily he doesn't plan on choosing soon. If Molk/the OLine stay healthy next year, our passing game should pick up considerably, but I guess that would also depend on if Smith/Hopkins (or whoever starts) are serviceable too.
I totally understand that you said whoever starts, but I'm just WONDERING if Hopkins has a chance to start. I'm not asking this to be a jerk I swear, I understand you said whoever starts.
Hopkins has the chance to play some fullback. He could potentially start.
I'm not sure he'd want to be a fullback. He says he wants to be like how minor was when healthy. Is that his only potential of starting his freshman year? Or would he just take the redshirt?
all of you who may be considerably more knowledgable than myself, don't we already have a senior bruiser of a fullback in Moundrous?? Why would we not want to utilize him before a freshman?
He says he wants play linebacker. I love Moundros (only north farmington raider on the team), I don't think Hopkins will start at fullback his freshman year, if remember last year though, Grady played more full back than Moundros.
i heard that moundros was moved to defense...although i could be very wrong since i dont even remember where i heard that...
but we used grady as sort of a fullback last year, so i think thats why he is thinking hopkins will play a sort of fullback role
Moundros is going to take snaps at both LB and FB in the spring.
Let me clarify that; I don't think he'll be the guy jogging out onto the field for snap #1, but I do think he'll see playing time as a change of pace guy because it seems like he's our best option for FB/RageBack to complement Smith.
I hope so, but I have heard great things about Cox who might be the change of pace guy.
Frankly, whoever helps us get the W's is okay with me!
There isn't really a true "fullback" in RR's offense. If Hopkins is on the field he'll be a threat to take the ball on a hand-off and block as well, like Owen Schmitt at WVU. That's what the coaches have been indicating since NSD.
i think hopkins will be used situationally for short yardage or otherwise redshirt. very much doubt he starts.
They've had like two good ones in the last 15 years. But Michigan doesn't produce good receivers do they? Braylon, Manningham, Breaston, Toomer, those guys were just lucky. Plus RR can't put WR's in the NFL, I mean Chris Henry was sooo overrated.
Man I hate Dantonio.
is such a joke. It's a phenomenon created by coaches to negative recruit a school, and it doesn't help that the media outlets, such as ESPN, roll (Tide) with it constantly. Lets face it, if you're good enough, then you are going to make it. Period.
This myth will soon be dispelled once Coach Rod graduates his first couple of classes...Because we have got studs mcspuds galore, and frankly...I see us doing some major damage to the coaches and teams around the nation in the very near future.
As for Arnett, I'd take him in a heartbeat, as would the coaching staff, but if we happen to miss out...Good luck to him and hopefully he won't choose a rival school.
+1 for the roll(Tide). I love throwing that in everyday use just because I can. Well done sir.
The only credible debate between pro-style and spread that could affect a WR has to do with time to get open. I believe earlier Arnett said he wanted to see if Michigan threw down field more. This is all a function of the O-line. In pro-style (by pro-style I think most recruits aren’t referring to Saints, Colts, Pats, etc. but more I-form, 2 WR) you can get more protection help through FB, TB, and TE, but max-protect in the spread doesn’t give as much time.
If Michigan’s O-line improves enough this year then my feeling is that the spread can benefit WR. In my opinion Oklahoma and Texas have put out some good receivers, not to mention a few other schools that ran a spread. I just believe that in the spread the passing game, at least the deep passing game, is much more a function of the O-line, and luckily, Arnett isn’t choosing right away and will hopefully see a vast improvement in Michigan with Molk back and the rest of the O-line getting better.
Also, if Arnett is good enough it shouldn't matter really, but I guess it's a nice back up plan. Me personally, I think I'd like him to go blue.
Put me down as somebody who doesn't care whether Arnett likes Michigan or not. He's good, but he's not great. I'd be just fine with any of the other receivers we've offered, too.
If he thinks that MSU positioned Charles Rogers to be the man he is today - then he and MSU are made for each other.
Now... if he'd like to come over from the dark side and actually have a shot at becoming a complete person, I am sure Michigan would take him.
One recruit does not make a team.
Care to expand on this a little? He has quite a few impressive offers, so coaches seem to think he's a talent. Strengths and weaknesses?
What he actually said was that he loved the fact that MSU sent so many of its WRs (Fred Smith, B.J. Cunningham, Mark Dell) into dorms and frat houses to beat up "enginerds" (his words, not mine) and he would he honored to keep that illustrious history going. The reporter just misheard him.
Obviously, I'd be fine with Arnett came to UM, but trying to figure out what a high school kid is thinking when he talks to a recruiting reporter is an exercise in frustration. Wish him the best wherever he winds up, but this team has enough WRs to keep me happy.
I don't have a whole lot of evidence to go off of, and this isn't a condemnation of Arnett, but based on what I've seen and heard about him and Conway--as players and people--I'm happier with Conway as a Wolverine.
Im not trying to be an ass and dont neg me for this, but I don't think we need this guy. Anyways he's not coming to Ann Arbor. I dont even think he's gonna be that good.
I think what he's trying to get at is historically, look at the success in the next level of WRs that come from pro-style offenses vs. WRs that come from spread offenses. All of the great receivers that came from UM (Edwards, Manningham, heck even Tai Streets) all came from pro-style offenses. MSU has had some receivers in the past (Burress, Rogers, Mason, Thomas) that also came from pro-style offenses. The John L Smith era didn't produce any receivers (remember Agim Shabaj?). Granted, Thomas was a JLS recruit, he wasn't used as a receiver until Dantonio's first year.
The greatest reciever to ever play the game played in a spread offense. The spread shouldn't really hinder a WRs transition to the NFL at all.
The spread can actually be a detriment to a receiver's development, but it doesn't necessarily mean death for a receiver's career. Believe it or not, offenses like Rodriguez's aren't that complex from a receiver's standpoint.
Pro-style offenses and some more sophisticated spread offenses require receivers to read defenses and run "option routes." That means that they have a choice between 2 or 3 routes to run on any given play, depending on the coverage.
From what I know about Rodriguez's offense, the routes are pretty much set in stone. Receivers don't do much "reading and reacting" - they run the play that's called. In the pros, virtually every offense runs option routes frequently.