He's like Jim Brown, except when he's like Barry Sanders.
help i've been transported back in time to Jim Tressel's hiring help
He's like Jim Brown, except when he's like Barry Sanders.
I'm not prone to hyperbole, but next to Deveon, Jim Brown and Barry Sanders are crap.
I just talked to Fred and his exact quote was, "He's like the long lost love child of Doak Walker and Jim Thorpe."
Jackson is that you?
I'm spoiled. I was EXPECTING this post all day and was dissappointed when I didn't see it earlier.
Smith, Shallman and Isaac = Big Nightmare
Where is the next position the coaches will address? There is a methodical process the coaches are putting together, any guidance would be appreciated.
Seems like we've got every spot on the offense filled except for another WR or two. Still need some D lineman and linebackers.
Im so glad we finally got a great back. Smash mouth football is finally gonna be back and I love it.
Two more years of Fitzgerald Toussaint and probable 1,000 yard seasons isn't good enough for you?
This guy is a beast that just won't go down ! What's not to like ?
He has OSU offer too. Hur hur
OSU offer chooses Michigan. Another win for the good guys.
Great news. Deveon is going to look great in the Big House, running over DBs.
Great news for a some what disappointing weekend. Not very familiar with Smith so is he the every down back type?
Yeah he's an everydown
Power back Alright
Welcome Deveon!!! I think if Isaac still wants to come to AA, he'll be welcomed. I think the staff probably leaves a couple of spots open just in case. It would be great to fill all the spots, but realistically I think the staff probably figures 20 spots for sure will be filled (probably by Easter at this rate). That leaves some room for surprise commits like Norfleet with this last class.
It pains me to say, but it looks like THE PARTY ROOM was right!
UGH, blind squirrel:acorn!
well this probably means isaac is out, but this is exactly the kind of rb borges is looking for. glad to have him.
Imagine if we can get the number 7 RB and the number 1 RB to commit to Michigan.
I haven't watched one min of film on Deveon but did see his pictures on 247. Just going by his picture and his body type he looks like a Edwin Baker clone. Is his game similar?
Yes. Fast, breaks tackles.
Minus the "fast" part.
We need some five star guys as well. No one here is going to be content without winning multiple national championships in the next decade.
not all persons smart to get things ya know it?
Heck, I could run behind it and finish 6th for the Heisman.
We're good, people, and DeVeon is a great commit - GO BLUE!!
That guy's a fuckin beast. Can anybody tackle him? He just mauls dudes and gets touchdowns.
Why all the Isaac talk? We just got an amazing recruit who could easily end-up being the best RB in this class, and looks to be--at worst--a 5 ypc guy that always gets tough yardage. He just doesn't go down.
Montee Ball was the #33 RB and not ranked nationally by Rivals.
Getting 5* recruits does NOT equal NC's.
Look at the Doak Walker Winners (Rivals rankings):
Only two of the last six winners have been 5* players, and three of the six were unranked nationally.
The rankings don't mean nothing, but they sure don't mean everything, and DeVeon Smith looks like he could be a bigger, faster Mike Hart (as some have noted). I can't wait to have him as part of the family. Welcome DeVeon!
I like your style, however, I could always pcik players that worked out after the fact. It's well documented that more stars a recruit has, the lower the risk he is to bust and higher the chance he goes to the NFL
I don't know why I got downvoted for saying that that no one would be satisfied without winning multiple national championships ala USC, Florida, now Alabama. I never said anything about Deveon Smith in my post, but you're entitled to your own opinion if you like Michigan finishing 8th.
I don't get why you care about down voting, but since you do care, I upvoted you. In return, I would remind you, although w/ 1k points, you should already know:
I'm guessing it had something to do with the fact that you said we NEED to get 5* players. Sorry, but I am more than happy with getting a class full of solid 4* players in a variety of positions that fit our system perfectly. Look at what Hoke/Mattison/Borges did with players that they were unfamiliar with and didn't necessarily have the skillsets that they are used to having. These guys know what they're doing and this class has been absolutely outstanding so far, even the lower ranked guys fill holes and give us depth and versatility. Look at a player like Khalid Hill for example, he might not be the highest rated guy on the board but he is going to be playing multiple positions for us (TE, FB, Hback) and while you won't hear his name mentioned at any end of the year awards banquets (most likely) that is exactly the kind of players you need on your team to win NC's and succeed in the B1G.
TL;DR: I'll take our coaches analysis on what we need to win more than some faceless person on the interwebs.
Great teams are able to have this work. Wisconsin, Oregon, LSU, Alabama, USC. Throughout history all the good running games have all had more than one. Having two top 7 backs with a power back(Shallman-Peyton hillis type hopefully) and Norfleet (SLOT-just think Tavon Austin from West Virgina when they scored 70). Would love to have Gayle Sayers (Isaac) and Demarco Murray (Smith) in the backfield for the Maize n Blue. By the way Demarco Murray went pro and has a nice 4 yr/2.97mil deal with a 600K signing bonus. Man Smith runs just like him.
Jim Brown and Ernie Davis at Syracuse...or a lesser tandem but still great, Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams at Auburn in 2005.
but wtf is upvoting and downvoting and how do you do that?
I don't know how the screen varies when you have less than 100 points. But yes, at 100 points, you are able to press the moderate button. There is a small window of choices next to the moderate button:
Six of these choices result in a positive vote. Five result in a negative vote. Positives range from 1 - 5, negatives, from 0 to -1. If negative, you can use the "hide negative posters script" which collapses their comment, so you only see the header. Personally, I usually don't use this script, because sometimes it is worth reading a post with a negative moderation.
Until a little more than a year ago, voting on posts directly affected your user point total. Some mgousers really pine for this feature to return. (It allowed users to pop other users up or down, sometimes quite significantly.) This is why some users have huge positive point totals. Generally, witty or humorous posts, inside info, and good analysis posters would quickly accumulate points. The downside is that it also allowed for the worst in group think to happen. Sometimes, posters who received negative "votes" would have a meltdown and start a flamewar. They eventually received the "banhammer," and their mgouser privileges were revoked. Since this feature was removed, I have seen fewer epic meltdowns.
Now, you accumulate points only for each post you put up. The exception is putting up something that is so tremendous that it is bumped to the front page. The moderators, of course, reserve the right to add (or delete) huge amounts of points. This feature of the mods is sometimes used to give a poster who puts up something which is very offensive a negative 10,000 score, for a week or two or more. This is called "going to Bolivia" or "going to Bolivian." (I think a poster confused "Oblivion" with "Bolivian" and the rest is mgohistory.)
That is interesting stuff. I wondered how people managed such huge point total. I know some people are avid posters, but 5 posts a day would still not total 2000 points in a year. I told my son when he turns 3 he can start his own account so that he can get a jump start on a massive point total.
Many thanks for answering a lot of questions I had but didn't ask, Stephen!!
at 100 points you can moderate
His film kind of reminds me of Mark Ingram. Quick feet and powerful. Also similar in that they are both not the fastest but are always breaking tackles.
Ingram was a bit faster.
With the high quality defense Hoke and Mattison are building and the o-line coming in, I love the idea of our offense adding a tough, bruising back like Smith so it can ball-control and just beat teams to death.
Also, when the fancy graceful stuff isn't working we're really going to appreciate how effective a lot of kinetic energy moving in a straight line is.
We have plenty of 5 star players on the team Dymonte Thomas, Shane Morris etc. Name a team that has won a NC without a single 5 star player. That's right you can't.
16 Commits for a recruiting class that won't officially sign letters of intent for another 11 months!!! That is bizarre!!! The fact that 13-14 of them are already 4 Stars and there may be a couple blooming concesus 5 Stars in the group as well is AMAZING. You sure wish this was a year you had 25-26 slots instead of 21-22.
If we do take Ty as a 3rd RB and then Levenberry as a 3rd LB, doesn't that leave us too few slots for our remaining needs in the Secondary and Defensive Line? Nonetheless, great work on the part of the Michigan Coaching Staff. I don't know how they are creating the urgency with the recruits to sign, but it is great to see.
Keep it going BLUE!!!
In case you're interested, here are my thoughts on Smith's commitment:
DeVeon must be Irish..good pickup..and that is said from a guy who watches him live every week.
In a pro style offense, I would imagine a rb like Smith is the most important kind of rb to have. I know that controlling the clock is a lot better on a teams defense and helps in the hard fought close games. It is always nice to have a homerun hitter, but the grind it out back has to be the most important.
I think the fact that he is from Ohio. and he did have an offer from Meyer, is being understated, this is a big pickup for the sheer thought that Ohio isnt getting him, add in the fact that he is a true manball back and I think this is a very nice pickup
Why does a kid lowly rated by the services have such an impressive offer list?
Nice, quality back. I have to believe this doesn't impact Ty much.
I like this pick up a lot, however it is making me think how much the coaches really like Shallman at RB. From their videos Smith looks like an even better bruiser than Shallman.