...and gets elected president of the united states
Final Elite 11
same treatment Gunner Kiel got last year and if I'm not mistaken Barkley didn't make the "elite" 11 either.
SHANE IS NOT ELITE 11!!!!
In all seriousness though, how soon until Hoke pulls his scholarship?
Maybe they should pull Shane's scholarship and offer that Greenlee kid that Dilfer and co. have been raving about.
By the way, how many QB's participated? Shane isn't a top 11? C'mon
If you keep making better throws than I was capable of making, you will not be an Elite 11.
Any word that we have a shot at Greenlee? /s
There are no "I"s in team, but there are a shit ton in the MVP's name... Asiantii?
Shane will never be the "Trent Dilfer stay out of the way and don't screw up so we can win" type of QB. He's a gunslinger. I can't wait to see him tossing the ball for Michigan. He may be disappointed but in the end the Elite 11 means squat. We know what type of player we're getting. A TREMENDOUS one.
People keep saying Shane is a gunslinger but the only evidence is some secondhand report that he skipped over some checkdown reads. We have no idea what kind of quarterback he is. Also, Dilfer not including Shane in the top eleven is not evidence of his idiocy. Its evidence that the entire recruiting assessment and ranking system is very much subjective and arbitrary once you get into the top hundred or so guys. Personally, though, i'm glad Shane doesnt like checkdowns if thats even true, because ever since the checkdown offense of the lions with Joey Harrington and Charlie Batch, I get a little frustrated every time two passes in a row go for less than 5 yards.
you could drop Rice, DLS, St. Mary's, and CC anywhere in the country and they would have success
Good point. The catholic league and all their state championships is weak.
Well we'll all find out who's right in a couple of years. Not much too be said here.
Well said. Let's revisit this in a couple years and then we can remind Dilfer that he's clueless.
I'd love to hear what Shane has to say about this.
Matt Gutierrez & Clayton Richard were both Elite 11, and both never started a game or finished their football career for Michigan. The jury is still out on Devin Gardner. Ryan Mallett...well that is a different story.
Jeff Smoker, Drew Stanton, Keith Nichol, Joe Boisture, & Andrew Maxwell were all Elite 11 for Sparty and haven't affected MIchigan one bit yet.
Justin Zwick, Troy Smith, & Rob Schoenhoft were all Elite 11 for Ohio. Troy Smith hurt a little.
Matt LoVecchio, Zach Fraser, & Dayne Crist were all Elite 11 for Notre Dame, and they all ended up transferring.
Zac Wasserman, Anthony Morelli, Pat Devlin, & Robert Bolden were all Elite 11 for Penn State. 2 transferred, 1 probably will by the end of the summer, and the other is still planted in the turf courtesy of Alan Branch.
Harrison Beck was Elite 11 for Nebraska. Transferred.
Jake Christensen & John Wienke were Elite 11 for Iowa. One lost his job to Ricky Stanzi & the other never played.
Chad Henne was not Elite 11, and I would take him over any of the guys listed above. Hopefully, Shane Morris will turn out the same way.
It is an honor to be an Elite 11 QB, but in the end it actually does not matter. Hoke got his man in Shane Morris.
All anyone needs to know about this event is that Zeke Pike made it as one of the top 11 last year...yeah he couldn't make it past a semester at Auburn.
Am I the only one who read over the list 4 or 5 times thinking I had to have missed Shane's name somehow?
That's just mind-boggling that he's not on it.
If this means Shane has a chip on his shoulder come this fall and works his tail off, more than he ever did before, and carries this around for years to come, I'm completely ok with it.
I'd rather have any elite 11 qb over one of the top qb talents in the nation who also happens to be the best player recruiter Michigan has had for as long as I can remember.
Time to panic.
I am selling my Shane Morris #12 Michigan Jersey on craigslist if anyone is interested......$5
There's a used Shane Morris Michigan jersey on the market and he's yet to take a senior class of high school. Not to mention 5 bucks is a deal. Some lucky woman in the 15-35 demographic should applaud this news and take it off your hands (tell them its game worn by Shane in a Michigan game, it is his Michigan jersey after all).
Wins the golden shirt award and is ranked at the top for most of the five days, but is not picked as one of the Elite 11. Me to Trent Dilfer, Trent you sir are clueless. Congrats to all the players who participated in this years Elite 11. Good luck on your senior season.
I'm calling shenanigans on the elite eleven if that kid isn't in the top ten.
I'm not sure how the Elite 11 were picked but I'm sure Trent knows more about football than Tom Lemming, that Linguist guy from ESPN, or any of the Scout geeks that cover high school football.
I have heard this a few times on this thread and I have to say it is BS. If you need proof, just look at Wayne Gretzky. The best hockey player of all time and he couldn't coach to save his life. He was terrible at both coaching and evaluating talent. Just because someone does something very well doesn't mean they know what it takes to do it well.
I played in the CHL for 4 years and played hockey my whole life, but my ability to evaluate talent isn't that great. I often do mock drafts and watch to see how they fare years down the road and I have to admit...I stink at talent evaluation.
My point is simply, just because someone doesn't play the sport doesn't mean they can't be just as good at evaulating talent as someone who does. I look at Bob McKenzie in hockey. No one could convince me that the man has ever stepped on the ice and played hockey competitivly and yet I think he is one of the best talent evaluators in the game.
I don't think just because Trent Dilfer was an NFL QB (and not a very good one either) you should think his opinion on talent is better than anyone elses.
a$$ + clown