Green talks about his top 5, visits, and potential coaching changes (was done before Tennessee fired Dooley).
Derrick Green Rivals Interview
Can't imagine him going to either UT or Auburn with their current situation.
Coming down to UM or Oregon, IMO.
Oregon might not be in any better of a situation...Chip Kelly has been rumored for some time now to be heavily contimplating a move to the NFL...THis move may be in response to suspected sanctions placed on UO, ala USC and Pete Carroll. I love our chances here!
If Chip Kelly was going to the NFL, he would have gone by now. He essentially had the offer to coach the Bucs last year and he turned it down.
I also don't see his offensive style translating well to the NfL, regardless of how he might tweak it.
The threat of NCAA sanctions can do many things to a man...
I'm not sure. Why don't you ask Jim Tressel.
That's not the question. The question is, once faced with those sanctions, whether or not a coach would stay at the school.
minus the show clause, Pete Carroll is pretty dead on with your description. Kelly did get caught red handed with evidence that is quite damning. The threat of NCAA isn't a big deal, unless they have a thank you note signed by said coach thanking a recruits handler for stearing a top recruit to your program.
Not necessarily. There has to be a lot of comfort between the head coach and all the management involved in professional football. It's not like college where he's pretty much in charge of everything; there's a lot more hands in the pot in the professional world. If he gets the right feeling from an organization, I could see him giving it a try. The seads of the spread are already in the NFL, and I could see him trying to pioneer it to a new level.
Not true. Chris Mortenson said many executives have him high on their lists.
Didn't Bill Belichick spend time with Kelly about their offense? I don't think any of us is smart enough to know if his offense would work in the NFL.
Kelly is as good as gone. People close to Oregon have said that, including Mike Belotti. Recruits would have to be aware of the fact that he wont't be there next year.
They'll both have new staffs in place before signing day. He'll probably go to UT or Auburn.
That sounds really promising. Sounds like Miami made the cut because of effort - but they don't seem like they'll be a huge factor, and that coaching changes at Tennessee and Auburn (1 gone, 1 almost gone), would have a significant effect. It appears that Oregon is our biggest competition for Green, but it sounds like we have the edge.
Can you say Nike money never loses.
He seems to be pretty easily influenced, which gives me the feeling we may not get him since I don't think we really pressure kids and overly recruit them the way I've heard some do. But, he seems like he really isn't sure what he's gonna do yet, so it's probably still wide open. It wouldn't at all surprise me if someone he hasn't even mentioned gets him either. Anyway, seems like a good kid and great player, so still hope we get him, but I'm not holding my breath.
I just don't see us landing him. If you look at all of the schools he's considering, UM is the only school that fits his skill set and has a competent coaching staff that will be in place for his entire career, and also has the resources to reach the highest level of college football. If he hasn't committed yet, he's looking for reasons to not come to UM.
Maybe he sees that. Maybe he doesn't but it seems like all the schools around Michigan have been changing. He is aloud to take his time and see everything to make the right decision. This is a big decision for someone of that age.
Hope he's blue, but like treadwell, I'm not holding my breath.
So two of his top five are most likely going to face sanctions, and two are going to lose their head coach. Sounds good to me!
Gosh, I wish recruiting was predictable and rational. Unfortunately, as we've seen in the past, it is anything but. Derrick really hasn't showed his hand on Twitter and I doubt he's going to broach the subject with fans first; those bottom feeding recruiting analysts will chew him to no end and sprinkle some scraps of information to keep us interested, all while telling us nothing.
He's not coming.
Both seem to be searching for something else.
I like that shirt.
It make a lot of sense that Michigan would be the best fit for him, but I'd still be very surprised if he does end up in Ann Arbor. Something just doesn't seem right when he throws a school like Miami back in the mix and is very interested in playing for Derek Dooley (pre-firing) or Gene Chizik.
Hope I'm wrong.
He says he wants to do what is best for him and his family. So if early playing time, strong and caring coaches, and best playing atmosphere in the NCAA. Michigan is the obvious choice! But who knows what a 18 year old kid will do?