A good (and concise) read on Shane Morris and his performance at the Gridiron Kings: http://247sports.com/Article/Gridiron-Kings-Coaches-breakdown-32488 ..
Gridiron Kings: Shane Morris
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Shane Morris is pretty damn good.
Shane kind of looks like a young Jimmy Harbaugh
is way too high for Trich, I honestly like morgan a lot more...too bad it didnt work out.
Terry is having the better weekend at Gridiron Kings. Teams are picking on Wayne as a cornerback. He's been burned several times. It seems Terry is playing well.
Note: T-Rich's interview on scout about taking other interviews is disconcerting. Shane seemed concerned wrt Terry in his, as well.
Richardson interview: http://michigan.scout.com/2/1088836.html
Morris Interview: http://michigan.scout.com/2/1088839.html
Scout Liveblog: http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1088776.html
Thanks for those links. Morris seems like a great kid, humble, respectful and extremely well spoken for a HS junior.
lol @shane and the cactus. Terry seems pretty solid to michigan for what i got from the interview.
The most surprising thing for me was that the coaches have talked to RJS but not Terry. Doesn't really make sense to me, but they must have their reasons
didnt make sense to me either, he should contact a coach or something lol.
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, let me say that chemistry matters, and matters a lot. If Ron Thompson is in sync with Shane, that suggests to me that he should move up on our radar. I don't know why we got less involved with him for a while, but maybe we should be involved again.
Also, one of those things that I am not qualified to speak on, but will anyway - I am kind of interested in the idea of Ron and Devin Funchess catching balls at the same time. You'll notice that I am not calling them WRs or TEs. I don't know what they are any more than anyone else.
However, if both of them were catching passes at the same time, the D would have issues. Neither has that top end WR speed, but both are quicker and more nimble than a LB can handle. It just seems like if they were both going out at the same time, it might overwhelm the D.
Also, Michigan receivers have historically been great blockers as far as WRs go. Put Ron and Devin in motion at the same time, and I think the RBs would thank us.
Did I just take this long to say that if Ron Thompson is still interested in us, that I am interested in him? Cuz i think that I am . . . .
is no longer an option, the rumors about him appear to have some legs behind them....
Thanks for the update. Hopefully he has a fine career wherever he does decide to go then. (and hopefully it is not MSU! )
If they are catching balls at the same time, does that mean that they run into one another? When they turn downfield, I assume they run 3-legged race style...
You can't have two players go in motion at the same time.
Couldn't they still come to a set position before the ball is snapped and it not be an illegal shift? Maybe I am missing something, verbage perhaps?
I don't know the exact penalty (maybe illegal procedure) but you can't have more than one guy in motion at the snap of the ball.
You can do a "shift" where multiple guys move at the same time before the ball is snapped (you will see this with audibles), but all but one guy needs to be set for at least a second before the ball is snapped (e.g. if four guys "shift", then at least three of them need to be set for one second before the ball is snapped; the fourth guy could still be in motion when the ball is snapped).
I thought what was said about Morris was very encouraging. I am even more interested to see this kid in the winged helmet now.
Espn said this about him. "If Shane were in this class he would be a top five or six guy in the country," Luginbill said. "He has great arm strength and a wonderful, compact delivery. He has things you can't coach."
I'm assuming that it is because he has to be #1 or #2 in QBs.
I think he meant top five or six QB, right now he is either equal or just a little worse than Keil who is #20 overall (apparently Keil just got moved behind James Winston on the espnu 150). Shane still has a year to develop and shine under the spotlight before he is ranked, so I am sure he will make his stock rise even more.
Right now Shane is on the front page of the Espn recruiting site.http://espn.go.com/college-football/recruiting/
the kid has great hair... and you just can't teach that.
Tom Brady has great hair as well....coincidence? I think not!
Probably doesn't hurt when it comes to the ladies.
That is an awesome picture! When recruits go to these events and see a player of Shane's caliber it definitely gets them thinking about Michigan.
Btw, that hat is pretty cool. Anyone know where you can find it?
I was at work talking to a de la salle parent and he was talking to me about Shane and his ability. He mentioned to me that his son was a wr and then brought up the stat that Shane didn't throw a touchdown in league play last year. While I don't think this says anything about his ability in no means, Ive played high school football and know to take stats with a grain of salt, all things considered I was a little shocked after hearing that.
But he threw for 14 TDs in only 185 passes. With only 5 picks. As a sophomore. So I'm not too worried
Are Catholic Central, UofD Jesuit, OLSM, and Brother Rice are league teams and he didn't throw one according to that link. Like I said I'm not saying anything against him it's just surprising that a player as good as him didn't throw one in games against those teams
Jealous, unhappy, and soon to be yelling "September Heisman OMG" at the top of his lungs. Offer him bodyspray and move along
can be difficult to catch. Especially for touchdowns in league play.
Find it kinda funny that the prime jewel of Hoke's recruiting efforts so far (IMO), won't be coming in for another two years?
I would say Kalis is Hoke's prime jewel because getting him was a punch to Ohio's family jewels.
MW beat the SE Led by Shane Morris ... And now plays the SW in championship game
Where did you read this? They just beat the southeast to win their first game in pool play. That brings them to 1-2, I believe.
They went 0-3 in the prelims
how the bracket works? I would venture to say they probably wouldn't make it to the finals if they were 0-3 to start out the tournament.
I thought this was their 3rd game, assuming you play each team once in pool play.
I have no clue how the bracket works, but Jamie Newberg of Espn tweeted "That might b the biggest upset in #gridironkings history. MW beats southeast 18-14. They face SW in champ Gm"
It wouldn't allow me to edit my post, but I assume it went something like this:
We were seeded 4th and played the #1 seed in the SE. We beat them and go to the finals. Sweet! We get to watch on ESPNU tomorrow.
Apologies for the excessive number of uninformed posts wrt brackets.
I like that the worst criticism he has faced is "his teammates are dropping the ball, so Morris is displeased."
Morris is a champ. Does this mean their game will be broadcasted on espnu?
"He has to become more of a pitcher at times, feel the areas and then continue to use that hose that he has got. "
Hose?? Seriously? Heh. Don't know why that is just making me giggle. Sounds like he is describing a porn star.
Yeah that made me snicker as well. What's wrong with gun/cannon/etc?