well, Michigan's front page, more like.
Hoke offers scholarship to kicker
A SDSU recruit.
yeah. It's a paywalled article but I guess Hoke's going after a few of them, understandably.
Being that we lost Goudis (sp?) to Miami, I am OK with this. Hell, lets offer a few more kickers. We NEED one.
Good ACT score of 29 and had some offers from a few decent schools so I assume that this wouldnt be a bad get for the Maize and Blue
go into the Lloyd Brady seats. Hope he and his SAT score Go Blue.
Wouldn't a kickoff in the Lloyd Brady seats be out of bounds?
More like out the back corner of the endzone, so touchback and great success.
Pertinent footage starts at 2:07, unless you're a junkie for punts and kickoffs.
He gets a sack at the end of that!
Kickers always have high test scores.
It says he was the punter in the Army game. I'm hoping he plays both kicker and punter, otherwise I'm not too excited over this.
EDIT: Based off of the highlight shown above, it looks like he does in fact play both positions. It also looks like he has quite the leg.
We've got Hagerup for punts.
Always good to have a backup. You never know.
See Michigan v. OSU 2010.
Yeah, no need to have Broekhuzin punting ever again.
Please, may that NEVER happen again!
This actually brings me to an insane plan I had in the wake of the Hagerup suspension:
Provided Tate gets back into the good graces of academia and is reinstated to the team, I think he should get some practice as a punter. Then, you have him in as a punter in "pooch situations" where it could be the incredibly surprising pooch punt, but then again maybe, just maybe, hey quarterback who can run.
Is this hypercrazy? Or just regular grade crazy?
There are some interesting possibilites for fakes and pooch punts with Tate at punter but he'd have to also be a full-time QB to justify spending a scholarship on that spot. It's a tough spot that he'd be in but if he's willing to put in the work, go for it.
We should also try Denard at quarterback, just for shits and giggles.
Not too excited? Am I missing something here?
And your comment on kicker/punter? Again, What?
Good to see Hoke isn't sitting back and waiting - don't bother chasing guys who don't want to come here.
I like Hoke too, but I challenge his divinity. There is only one Jackson Browne.
thanks..hoping god is on his side
you got me...now I can't change it
those two kids on the DL for Tennessee though?... Two offers and reports of no interest
anything about this kid. Sign him. Gotta be better than what we suffered through last season.
Glad you don't believe in players ever getting better. I suppose you never thought Denard could become a functioning QB either.
Don't forget one rather huge point - you can't get better without game experience. Neither Gibbons nor Broekhuizen had enough attempts last year to truly get the opportunity to improve their game. 14 attempts in 12 games, with those split up? How in the world do we expect guys to get better if they don't get the chance to work on their craft?
I suspect that if those guys practice taking 100 kicks a day from now until September that they JUST MIGHT be better at kicking field goals. Just e-pinion.
I think I saw something along the lines of Hoke getting a coach to coach ST only. If that is the case I would imagine either Gibbons or Broekhuizen or both would improve. This guy may just be a backup or security blanket, which I really don't mind if we use a scholarship on another kicker at this point.
I completely agree, last year Hoke had a TE/ST coach, but a dedicated ST coach is fine by me. I would have no problem with having one scholarship used a year on kicking - it is SUCH an important component of the game, and teams neglect it to their detriment.
I don't believe it, in fact I hope it's true. We just didn't see much through the season last year. It's a Catch-22. The reason why they didn't get more game experience is that they didn't kick well in spite of apparently kicking very well in practice. Another kicker surely won't hurt.
How does practice or game situations explain the short and out-of-bounds kickoffs?
...that generally kickers *don't* get better. Kickers, as per college conventional wisdom, are the one position that you either have it or you don't as there's only so much you can do with them. QBs have a long track record of development.
Pretty, pretty, pretty good.
Do you know where I might purchase some schwag?
as long as he's good from 25yds+ better than nothing! Lord knows how things could have went if we could have scored some of those field goals....
Out of my former high school in San Diego. Kudos to Matt. Glad to see Francis Parker getting some talent out there.
It appears that LA DB Floyd Raven now has a Michigan offer, according to Scout.
Rivals ranks him higher:
It seems like Hoke is doing some work. We may get some recruits out of nowhere.
That's so Raven
Good size and speed and looking at the list of offers he has, we should land him rather easily. Just my opinion. :)
that we should land him easily do we really want him?
There's some good schools like Arizona and LSU but it's not a stunning list. He's what...6'2 and has good speed? I'd take him.
with Rivals and other recruiting Board access are going to have a busy next few days.
are currently speaking to OL Chris Bryant, maybe recently ended though.
Also, Illinois OL commit Pat Flavin has been reached by Michigan, Flavin had an offer from SDSU before committing to Illinois.
Info per TomVH twitter.
someone show this to Gibbons so he has an idea of where his plant foot is supposed to go.
Tom Vh also reported that our new OL coach, Funk, placed a call to Pat Flavin -- the IL commit.
Tom VanHaaren -- "Illinois commit OL Pat Flavin received a call from Michigan OL Coach Darrell Funk today. Flavin has an offer from SDSU."
His offer list is impressive.
C'mon Hokey Oil.
I'm hoping and assuming Hoke plans on offering Christian Heyward.
Keep in mind that high school kicks off from the 40 yard line as well. Gotta move back 10 yards when he starts kicking in college. Although hitting the uprights is quite encouraging. Also, I'm pretty sure on one of the 40-something yarders he hit, he was using a tee. That's one of the big problems transitioning to the college game that a player can have.
Any word on Kris Frost and his meeting with Auburn this weekend?
It's exciting to see Hoke is clearly hitting the trails with some force now. Hopefully we can make some major inroads on the West Coast recruiting again.
It's certainly exciting, though I'd like to see 1-2 assistants from the South to keep our ties in Florida.
Was that UM's David Harris who intercepted Brady? He needs to take off a few pounds, don't you think? Braylon E. made a nice TD grab. So it's good to see some of our boys taking key roles. Did you guys think Brady was a little off his game? I thought so!
Also - bashing on Tom is a no-no in the Brady regime.
getting a kicker from San Diego is a good idea. Is that someone that is going to kick well in the late November Midwestern weather? At this point in the recruiting process there probably isn't many other solutions of course. At any rate I suppose someone that can kick accurately for half the season would still be an improvement over this past year.
Please, please commit.
Hopefully once the entire staff is in place we can rack up some quick commits. I would love to land this kid, nice work coach hoke
The real question is if he has balls. We have a couple kickers who were great in HS on our team; it seems like the problem is mainly between the ears (and/or between the thighs).
He looks promising and I am excited that Hoke seems to be going after where they team seems to be lacking.
Not only does this kid look really good kicking/punting, but it also looks like he had a strong supporting cast on special teams. His coverage guys were getting to the ball very, very quickly and either downing it or making tackles.