Former Alabama OL Lindsay Visiting This Weekend
FWIW, here are all the visitors I know of for this weekend:
Do you know if Lindsay plans on visiting elsewhere? I imagine this is the place he wants to be because he knows Nuss' system well already.
He'd be a huge boost in OL play and helping the youngsters learn the offense faster.
I think Boise State is another place he's visiting. Not sure about others.
Also...your avatar is mesmerizing. I can't look away
Better when I post multiple times, gets trippy
and I've heard about this guy before, but have little details on his game.
Anyone got the 4-1-1 on him?
It'd be nice to get one of those babies this year
I see no scenario where Michigan gets an Alabama national championship ring in the near future. Hate to be a Debbie downer, I just don't see it.
eBay, tattoos, something something
Wins the internet today. Brilliant!
Well not with that attitude.
I see plenty of scenarios where they do...like 2015 or 2016 when our entire team is Juniors and sensiors and sprinkle in the Peppers and Damian Harris of the world. Mattison coaches defense like he is suppose to and Nuss coaches like a madman...Actually, If we are not in the playoff by 2016, I will be surprized.....
edit: oops missed the joke about getting "BAMA"s Nat C
Even in that scenario, I don't see Michigan getting an Alabama National Championship ring. Unless we moved the program to Tuscaloosa or something. Even then it's a longshot.
Our best bet is to look on ebay for a ring being sold by one of the players Saban cut.
I think you're overlooking two of them, as well as at least two of our own.
Michigan will actually get two if Lindsay signs.
He was the backup at Alabama until the starter got hurt and filled in very well for the last 5 games of the year I think. Would be a great get for us, especially because he already knows the offense which is even more useful as a center.
On another board I frequent (a mixed Big Ten board), a longtime Alabama poster claimed ("for what it's worth") the UA OL performed much better when Lindsay was starting than when he wasn't.
Having an experienced center to anchor the OL is so critical. Nothing against Miller/Burzynski/Glasgow, but the interior blocking last year was not good. And experience or lack thereof definitely had a part in it. Lindsay could also give another year for Kugler to develop.
but a reflection of how good Kelly may be? Given our depth, if he transfers to UM I can't see how it couldn't be anything except a plus for all involved.
I think we're past the point on the OL where the starzzzz of a kid from 5 years ago matters. At this point anyone over legal drinking age would be helpful.
So we need more Canadian sophomores?
He would be the best center and would win the starting spot. Plus, he would help our younger OL to improve. I hope Nuss can get him to transfer here. It would be a great plus for us in 2014.
If he ends up here it will be awesome and it's sad that it is.
So obviously you're also sad that Nussmeier is here as well.
Nope. I think it's awesome Nuss is here. The circumstances that lead to him being here are sad. Seems pretty simple to me.
But think of last years team, what would've happened if we even had a semi-competant O-line or even one with just one or two better players? Considering we lost to PSU, Iowa, Nebraska, and Ohio State be a combined 11 points (less than a FG per game) that you could imagine us squeaking out 1 or 2 of those as wins
So in knowledge of that. I welcome Alabama's 5th yr transfers and any other competant O-linemen that would like to transfer here. That's the unit that could make us or continue to break us
When's this weekenk? Hopefully soon.
I would think he is visiting for the spring game. That's how I interpreted it.
Now my joke went from bad and unfunny to bad and unfunny and meaningless.
Wasn't 'Weekenk' the name of one of the Twins from the original Men in Black. The other Twin being Bob of course.
Good memory for that one. Here's the clip:
Ok Nuss - you're on the sit.
Coffee is for closers. Hopefully Nuss has a nice supply of coffee after this weekend.
WEEKENK! SPENKING THE WEEKENK in AA will hopefully make him Go Blue in the ENK!
please decide to play for Michigan....DEPTH!!!!!!
Someone get him laid
Sounds like you're starting to enjoy Bolivia.
In every guys mind whether you'd like to admit it or not.
only creeps think like this.
Not his creepy second comment.
Only creeps think about getting laid in college.
I used to, still do, and probably always will think about getting laid as much as any other single topic.
This will be the first and only time I discuss it here. To extend your logic, it would be pretty okay to loudly opine about jumping balls deep into some bar skank while standing in the middle of a busy day care. Time and a place. Creepy is about context. The context of this declaration is very much creepy.
sex is creepy! girls are icky!
First, yes, being in Bolivia is liberating and quite underrated. I can troll as hard as I want without worrying about points. (Ironically, I get upvoted more than ever now).
Second, I was mostly joking but you know damn well that HS football players sliding up into the guts of some slut to bust a nut on recruiting trips has factored heavily into February faxed LOIs across college football for decades.
You have a way of making sex sound sorta weird.
Say them soon.
Missed one. Do Not Want!
Maybe so, but you gotta admit he's got a pretty low pad level.
This would be a welcome sight, and surely allow us to gain two yards on a running play.
He'd be a good get.
I really don't like this... I mean, the 2009-2010 OL Recruiting Plan was to have ZERO seniors for the next two years and this would ruin everything
Roll out the red carpet. Not only would he start on talent but his familiarity of the system would really help the transition.
If we got him, where would Glasgow move?
To Guard over Bosch, I'd assume.
If the Appy State lineup plays well then Glasgow may be first C/G off the bench for the next two years. It's going to be interesting to see if Bosch improves enough this off season to lock down the spot.
Glasgow was the best interior lineman we had last year. Forget about the damn stars. Unless Bosch Kalis made quantum leaps if this staff is about performance rather than stars he would be shifted to guard and Bosch or Kalis is the backup. Having 2 upperclassmen gets thrown out the window if you bench him.
I agree that Glasgow was our best interior OL last fall, but it certainly isn't out of the realm of possibility for a guy like Bosch to improve quite in one year considering his age. I think it's a good problem to have if Glasgow, Bosch and Kalis are fighting over two spots. It also wouldn't be the end of the world for the interior OL to be Bosch-Lindsay-Kalis with Glasgow being the back-up for all three spots.
It wouldn't ....but having 2 guys who can drink legally on the OL would be nice. Bosch and Kalis both were benched for performance, Bosch completely (Magnuson took over)...Kalis returned late. Last year was unfair to him in terms of throwing a true freshman out there.
In terms of Glasgow v Bosch... Glasgow was not benched so I think people still are colored by stars - the thinking is a true sophomore who was benched and looked overwhelmed will / should make a leap over a player who took a job away from Miller and is an upperclassmen and has more experience and played better last year.
If you just put those 2 resumes side by side that I described above and removed the stars and names you'd be asking for a lot for Bosch to move ahead of Glasgow. I am sure Glasgow also improved over the winter/spring just as Bosch or Kalis did.
But yes bigger picture more competition is better.
It's not a "OMG!!! Only Start 5-stars" thing. It's the expectation that a true freshman who started a hand-full of games will improve in his Sophomore year, combined, with a returning starter who will not be starting due to a suspension. It's an "opportunity to prove yourself" thing.
So, even if Glasgow is the No. 1 guard after fall camp... he's won't start on 8/30. He's watching Bosch and Kalis start and if they play well, he may be the No. 3 option at guard.
But as others are noting.. having a Soph., RSoph, and RJr. all worthy of staring at Guard would be a great problem to have.
You seem to have a lot of faith in Funk helping Bosch grow and improve. I don't think many feel as confident
Frankly, considering last year, I don't think it's a given that Kalis would hold onto a starting spot over Bosch.
This needs to happen! Do whatever it takes to close this kid!
3* 5th year senior Alabama OL >>>>> 4* or 5* underclassman OL
This would be a really big pickup for us if we landed him
3* SEC player = 4-5* BIG player
over offers from FSU, LSU, Georgia, Oklahoma, etc. In other words, not a generic 3*.
The only way I see us not taking him is if Hoke and Company are 100% sure they dont need him (which I doubt) but if he is willing and from what I see we are in need then make it happend and move Glassgow to G and get Kulger the 2 deep reps and C
He wouldn't be visiting if we didn't want him. The only way we don't take him is if he doesn't choose to come.
He does have to get admitted to a graduate program. That is not automatic.
but every football player still gets in unless they are really academically challenged. I can only recall a very small handfull of recruits ever being turned down (Demar Dorsey, Adrian Witty...). A guy who just graduated from the University of Alabama and wants to come here is going to get in. 100%
as getting into undergrad. You can't just show up with your Alabama degree and get in to grad school here.
I think we'll have a good shot at getting him in.
That his application has already been pre-processed before he steps on campus. I would be willing to bet that he would have needed to be cleared/accepted academically first and then if he is accepted (his visit me thinks means that hurdle has been cleared) he visits. Alas if he enjoys and sees benefit he signs on. Educated guess on my part so I could be wrong but not likely seeing as how he is coming tonight/tomorrow.
Just an aside I am going on a date with my wife for her birthday with our 8 week old son. Then hopefully meeting up with our good friends who has some KBS ready and waiting! So I am pretty pumped for a great weekend!
When you're married it's not called a date anymore my friend
I am guessing it may be semantcs between our differing opinions here. Howeva, it is my intention to always pursue the love of my life and best friend! Internet coversation here, i am taking no offense to your comment appreciate your friendship, my friend.
or stopped pursuing, because they might not get in. That being said, I think he'll have an easier time getting in than an undergrad transfer.
When Jason Forcier attempted to transfer to Michigan under these circumstances, he didn't get admitted to a graduate program. He earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford.
Jason Forcier just started too late in the process. Since he had to find graduate programs not offered by Stanford, his options were limited and those seats had been filled by the time he applied.
Any news on where else he is going? I am hoping Nuss + Guaranteed Playing Time makes this a near lock to happen
Never would have happened in 2013.
He had a very impressive offer list for those who are interested. In my opinion that doesnt matter anymore, as he filled in as a high level starter at alabama.
Sweet! Que up some Lynyrd Skynyrd....
I don't always dream about Skynard playing on campus in AA, but when I do, fucking free bird is blaring out in the quad as a much needed transfer offensive lineman from Alabama is visiting.
This seems like such a no-brainer with all the indications pointing towards UM. The only way I could not seeing it happening is if he is guaranteed to start somewhere else.
I'm all for it especially if he can help stabilize the line, the middle specifically, for one season to get us through to 2015 and beyond when the OL should be set up for dominance.
Let me tell you why this isn't a no-brainer: He's from Texas and went to school in Alabama, so it's possible he doesn't want to be too far from home or hates cold weather. We're also not the only program that needs an experienced OL, and my bet is that he could head to 80% of schools in the country and have a very good shot at starting. We know he played for Nuss, and we can assume he liked him since he's considering following him, but we don't know that he feels Nuss's offense is the best for for him, and maybe he's prefer an offense like Baylor or something along those lines. And who knows what he wants to study? Maybe Michigan doesn't have a grad program in that discipline.
Anyway, I think it's likely that we're the top choice. But there are a lot of reasons why we wouldn't be, so it's far from a "no-brainer."
Aren't these all kind of negated by the fact that HE chose to look at US though?
They are not negated, because we aren't the only school he's looking at. That's like saying those things aren't important to a recruit just because he visits. Look - I didn't say he won't pick us, but don't think it's a no-brainer just because he's visiting. Last I heard, he's doing the same to other schools as well.
Any idea what other schools he is looking at/considering? I've heard his discussed around here quite a bit, but have never heard whomelse he is considering.
He's looking at a big time program that does not have established starters at his potential position. It would be a lot easier to audition for NFL scouts if you're starting in an offense you already know.
I can't see weather being an issue since he won't even be here during the winter. If he has any NFL hopes he'll have to deal with cold weather anyway.
How would he not be here in the winter? I assume his grad degree goes beyond a semester.
Who's forcing him to stay after the season is over?
he's probably spend the winter training for the NFL combine anyway.
Yeah, and I doubt he's going to tell the Green Bay scouts not to look at him. He's ranked the #22 Center in the country so I'm not sure he has a chance at the NFL.
The reason is due to Nuss and the exact interior zone blocking scheme Lindsay knows very well. Michigan is the perfect fit for him to not only start but have a good to great season as a starting center. I will be surprised if he does not transfer to Michigan.
The dude just graduated from college, though. And it's not like he's going to be away from home for longer than a year.
I think it was last week that Fowler interviewed him about his offers and I know that Lindsay said he would take his time evaluating them, so hopefully we can impress sufficiently, especially as his former OC is our OC now. It would be nice to have someone with the sort of experience he has on that line to provide some guidance to the rest of the unit.
I hope he comes here and says "I should have gone to Michigan in the first place. All you young recruits on the fence . . . always go to Michigan when in doubt."
Something like that.
A back up center the most important recruit in Michigan history? I'm excited as well, but that's a major stretch.
He knows the system, he has had 4 years of strength training. We need him, consider what happens if there's an injury. Football teams need depth as its a rough game. I feel certain he would raise the level of competition at bare minimum. Upside is that he is a natural leader personality and not just a good player and can rally the underclassmen around him, recalling OL plays as a group.
And...he's seen firsthand what it takes to be a championship football team. Twice. We need a person with that level of expectation and experience on our team, fergodsakes. 8-)
Id 100+ posbang you if I could.
Your post are my thoughts, exactly.....
And a guy whose been sitting for four years, now on a fifth year, has got to be chomping at the bit, like no other.....
Aside..... he reminds me of Bubba in the film, Varsity Blues
Why does the prospect of getting Chad Lindsay for only 1 year excite me just as much as Jabrill Peppers arriving this summer?
A couple thoughts.
Our offensive line was likely one the worst in michigan history while our corners were not. From that line, we lost our 2 best players. We didn't lose any corners and have good depth at that position with or without peppers. Lindsay has played well at the collegiate level for a very dominant alabama program and while peppers by all accounts is the real deal, he has not played a collegiate snap yet.
I echo your sentiments, in some ways, because I think Lindsay improves not only his spot on the line but then makes another spot stronger because I think glasgow beats out a guard.
Rhetorical Question Farley. I already knew the answer. When they are hyping up a true freshmen Offensive Lineman (Mason Cole) in the spring as being in the mix for some time next fall.............we are in serious trouble.
They hyped up a walk on DE in 2011 or 2012, too. He didnt start.
Its called coach talk, and motivation for the others as well as Cole.
My goodness...if there ever was a player that we really NEED right now, its him...... considering where we are vs what Michigan used to be, getting Lindsay is as important right now as a commit from a talent like Peppers. And before any of you jump on me for that statement, consider the utmost importance of Michigan's OL returning as fast as possible to what it once was.... having these undergrads there at C right now won't cut it.
If he agrees to transfer to Michigan, we will get a big "HELLO" post on the front page of mgoblog! I guess I'm feeling very optimistic about our chances for Lindsay to chose Michigan for his graduates studies!
So, is the board generally IN FAVOR of him transferring here? Seems a little wishy-washy.
I haven't seen a single person who is opposed to him transferring here.
then...we're mostly in favor?
LewAn would not be considered as good if he went to Alabama. Sign this man today
First of all, your second sentence is just stupid. But as for your first - what Michigan fan thinks this is bad? I see unanimous support for him coming, based on this website.
I didn't see this mentioned in the past 50 comments and didn't have the stamina to read through them all, so my apologies if this was already brought up...or just common knowledge. Why is he leaving Alabama? If it is the fact that Nuss left, then it seems like that gives us a great chance of landing him.
Isn't that aways the reason for post-grad transfers?
get playing time. Since he's graduated, he can play right away.
This would be even bigger than the Greg Paulus pickup!!
For me it's not just him being good now, it's the incentive to be selfless and really help these young guys learn the scheme. The earlier he's at Michigan, the better off Michigan will be--every rep, every game is a teaching moment for this young OL.