I remember Newton outrunning Patrick Peterson to the endzone:
I remember Newton outrunning Patrick Peterson to the endzone:
the same argument everyone made last year for Brionte Dunn. How did that one turn out for us? Granted Dunn was a current Ohio commit, but any coach can feed a kid as much BS as he wants to get him to commit. It worked for Urban!!
However, his scheme for 15 years has been predicated on "sideline to sideline" with running backs (running wide is both to attack the edge and split the safeties for seam routes). His inside running is just to probe the D and keep LBs honest. Shiloh, Springdale, Tulsa, Auburn - all relied on these principles.
Regardless, as you noted his speed, maybe Green simply decides he is more of a speed/seam guy than pro/power guy.
We know 18 year olds make irrational choices sometimes.
I remember him saying that his mom "had that feeling" after a prior Auburn visit, and since it seems as though his mom has a lot to say in his commitment, I would consider them a big threat.
Whistling through the graveyard. Any idiot knows that Auburn has rabid fans and that their early departures last season were due to terrible football. A confident player and coach will expect things to improve, and Auburn's environment is a known draw.
And he might not like spread offenses, but don't think he can't be sold on playing in one better tuned for his skills.
And don't think these superficial factors are even a real issue anyways.
Auburn snagged Zeke Pike when Malzahn was still there, and he was a complete mismatch, as far as I can tell. Point is, a duffel bag full of cash can overcome a lot of obstacles.
Zeke Pike is now a backup TE at Louisville. So yes, not a good fit in any aspect of the word.
This is not good...
He already stated he's made up his mind where he wants to go. He also stated he'd visit Auburn and Tennessee (he hasn't met with the new coaching staffs yet at either school.) I think that's very telling for Michigan. It shouldn't be a bad thing when he visits Tennessee after.
I do not understand why anybody is suprised by this at all. Derrick Green himself said at the Army game that Michigan leads but he was still going to visit Auburn and Tennessee again to get to know the new coaching staffs.
We at mgoblog my friend...selective hearing is crucial
And everyone freaking out that it's "not an official" and that he's "paying his own dime", he's paying for a weekend trip for one of the biggest decisions of his life so far. It's probably something that can be seen as worth the cost to make sure the next 3-5 years are the best fit for the kid.
The Auburn boosters will be very pleased to hear this.
It's like your ex you gotta try it out at least one more time to make sure it's not for you.
Does Auburn cover dental too? Green's got decisions to make
My prediction - upon arrival in Auburn, Alabama (the arm pit of the Arm Pit) he's all like "I paid for this???"...and commits to Michigan.
You do realize that he's visited there before, and still has them in his top 3, right?
we are supposed to freak out because a recruit who said he was taking more visits...is taking more visits?
Nothing is "on your own dime" when you are a recruit visiting an SEC school...let alone Auburn.
He's ben considering them all along right? As Iceman said, Auburn and "on his own dime" don't do together.
Everyone who works at Sam's Club is freaking out on their message board right now.
what about the dimes? Will you be spending yours or someone else's? Inquiring minds want to know . . . .
Never go full retail!
Its very possilbe that trip will cost you more than Green will spend traveling to Auburn this weekend. Be very careful.
Did he insist on being in the picture with the other Auburn recruits at the AU game? Then I will start to worry.
Did Auburn have any recruits at the Army game?
(my bad, the Army game)
QB Jeremy Johnson was the only Auburn commit at the Army All-American game. They had like 4 or 5 at the UA game.
Seinfeld? Brent has a little bit of that look, yes?
just checking to see how much money AU will offer him.. then HE GONE
If we don't land Green, I may break my own tibia out of frustration.
I stuck it inside an Auburn postcard to persuade him.
We want video of the tibia breaking and don't try to use Fitz's injury in place of your leg.
Too soon? Too soon.
While thinking about this, I took a peek at Auburn's recruiting class. How is it that they already have 3 players that have signed LOI's?? I see that all three are JUCO types... are there different rules for kids transferring vs. kids coming out of high school?
Yes, there are. JUCO's can sign as early as December...I think.
Early enrollees all have to sign an LOI. We have six.
EDIT: And mid-year JUCO transfers can sign as early as mid-December...
Look at our list on rivals. It has six of our guys as already signed.
Why is everyone in this thread so casually stating that a recruit who we really want is taking (or is about to take) impermissable benefits from another school? Or do you people just not want him to come here anymore?
Actually, Auburn wisely gives the impermissable benefits to the recruit's parents, that way they can honestly deny giving anything to the recruit.
(See Newton, Cecil)
if those posts are enough to keep him away, I'm thinking they have done Michigan a service.
I'm not suggesting that reading this thread would keep him from coming to Michigan. I am questing the mindset of a lot of people here, who seem to be saying that it is a foregone conclusion that Green will take the benefits.
These people either no longer want Green to come to Michigan since he is taing this unofficial visit, which I think is ridiculous, or they still want him to come here and don't care whether he takes the benefits from another school, which I think is even worse.
Call me crazy, but I'd like to assume that our recruits do not break NCAA rules until I see actual evidence to the contrary.
If Hoke & Co. have some method of only going after the ones who would not, I'm good with that. Personally, I don't see us wanting a recruit and that recruit (or his parents) being willing to take money or other benefits as being mutually exclusive.
As far as it being a mindset, I think you are reading more into the comments than the writers intended. I do think that most of them think it is a foregone conclusion that said benefits might be offered.
Auburn's appeal. I drove through there one time on the way to somewhere else and it seemed like the bottom of the backside of beyond.
Did you actually drive through Auburn or just through the surrounding area? I stayed in Auburn for a weekend a few years back, and found it to have a rather nice, small town appeal. The surrounding area (Columbus, GA, etc.), however, is absolutely horrible.
His recruitment has seemed very odd to me. His final three schools are Michigan, Tennessee and Auburn. Is it me or does one of these stick out like a sore thumb?
Tennessee and Auburn are notorious for using shady recruiting tactics. If he ends up at one of those schools there is no way I could be convinced there wasn't recruiting violations.
Well, you stand alone with that belief. There are a million sources that cite the squeaky clean recruiting practices of those programs. Mostly ESPN, but whatever.
Getting him seems unlikely now. When's the last time Michigan landed a top 10 FB recruit?