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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
Read it for yourself: Jordan Payton
Recruit Files: Robert Foster
We will not be taking another WR in this class.
Gimme dgb or no one at this point.. Cant stand the build up to nothing
Its called a royale with cheese
I also read this on on an insider website led by our long lost cryptic friend.
The coaches are not pursuing any more WRs in this class.
Are they not visiting because he's going to Washington or some other reason? If so, he's got one up on Diggs anyway by letting them know.
"Michigan Defense" is dominating everything, in every aspect of life. That's a rough definition.
-Craig Roh 10/29/2011
It was on him from what I was told, the coaches did not cancel this visit.
Lets move on. No more Jordan Payton posts please.
agreed. He's likely a bust anyway
Just because he's jerking everyone around and taking his time you say he'll be a bust? Interesting way to evaluate talent.
And what is your logic for such a statement?
Twitter - Recruiting Update: May 20
There are hundreds of busts every year. Kids wash out, they get hurt, they quit football, they don't develop, etc.
Tens of kids in each of the national recruiting services' Top 200 bomb every year. The poster is clearly pissed that we missed out on a highly ranked kid, but that doesn't mean he's wrong.
"In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity."
I wouldn't call that logic, I would call it a Random Ass Guess.
GMAT score =800 = Defensive POTY
I heard he won't make it to msu because of grades. So I don't think he can go to Michigan. Look for him to go the juco route.
Dear lord, all I ask is for no more Yuri and Payton questions!!!!!!
Or Burbridge! People, enough! Man, I can't wait for February 1st.
Why? So people can speculate on who we need or want for the 2013 class? Guys we don't have a shot at getting or ship has sailed? Demar! Dee! Crawford! Frost! Yuri! Burbridge! Payton!
There will be plenty of names and players popping up come Feb first for next year.
It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.
With all of this speculation you would think that LOI signing day is less than 3 weeks away!
All right Lemmings. Bring the heat.
Time to move on.
Yes, I have heard we are not taking a third wide out this year as well. Expect Morris to recruit three big time guys along with him in 2013.
If we were going to take 2 wr before Stonum was dismissed, it seems logical that now we would be looking to take 3.
We are taking 2 and only 2- confirmed by a few paywall things so I won't go any further.
Touchdown Manningham! MICHIGAN WINS!
on taking a 3rd WR this year. It's unlikely that a 5th year Senior is plug-and-played with a true FR (likely not even an EE). I guess AJ Green and Sammy Watkins are the few and far between exceptions, but DGB (the next guy) is a junior.
"They're stuck with that quarterback (sophomore Braxton Miller) for the next two or three years, that's fine with me. He throws worse than (Tim) Tebow. - Steve Everitt
Man. Not that Payton was the type of receiver to address this, but we're really going to hurt without a receiver or two that can stretch the field in the up-coming years. Hopefully Chesson can translate some of that track speed to the football field sooner rather than later.
The only real threat Michigan had to stretch the field, even this past year, was Stonum (even though he wasn't on the field obviously). This next year Michigan is going to struggle getting seperation from DBs. I think the WRs Michigan has are solid and can make some plays, but none seem to have the speed to threaten deep (outside of hopefully Chesson).
As you said though, Payton wouldn't be in this category. Michigan needs to bring in at least 2 speed guys in 2013 in my mind, much more so than possession types, even if they are a bit more of projects. Stretching the field vertically is essential in Borges' scheme.
4/23/13 - Denard Robinson's NFL Future, Part II
Good thing Denards legs can make up for a receiver stretching the field and breaking away from DBs. DBs against him have to break when he leaves the pocket allowing receivers to get more space than they usualy would. I think we wil be just fine.
What about Drake Johnson? He's got some great speed doesn't he? Never been a receiver but unless he's wildly underrated he's probably not going to see the field as a back, and I think athletes of a D1 caliber should be able to develop good hands with enough practice and reps.
Johnson does not look like a receiver to me. He's more likely to move to fullback than receiver, IMO.
Fullback? When is the last time you seen a fullback that can run a 4.4 40?No Chance he becomes a fullback.
He doesn't have the vision or quick burst of a quality D1 tailback. I realize he is listed as a 4.4 guy but I'm not buying it for a second. Track speed is a lot different than football speed. He does not appear to have great football speed. I was actually shocked that we offered him a scholarship instead of making him a preferred walk-on. That being said, I hope he develops beyond my expectations and becomes a serviceable player.
Drake Johnson is a possibility for just about any position not in the trenches or signal calling! He is an ATHLETE!
You have gotta' love this . . .
2013 WRs with offers
Is this year hopeless to pick up another WR? Are there any other WRs that we can poach (ike we got roundtree)?
they are better off banking the scholarship for next year than give the scholarship to a recruit they don't truly want.
However, if a top rated receiver were to show interest (I'm looking at you Mr. Diggs), the staff would welcome them with open arms.
Also, they do have the option of taking walk-ons if they want to fill in bodies and WR is not the most difficult position to play for a walk-on IMHO.
That process has already begun - we've offered 9 so far.
It's hard to feel very confident about next year's passing attack. Maybe Jerald or one of the freshmen will defy the odds right out of the box. But probably we're looking at a bunch of ninjas and Roundtree, the latest extension of the Avant/Mathews tradition of solid but slow possession receivers. God, we need a true burner. Given the loss of Koger as well, it seems safe to assume the passing attach (such as it is) will take a step back next year, no?
There is a way to pass attack with a bunch of slot guys.
Michigan will have to find a way to spread things out, go 4 wide at times, and try and get their players open. A 40 yard pass doesn't have to go 40 yards, it can easily go 15 and 25 after the catch. I expect Roundtree to bounce back and have a big year.
Oh, and don't forget about the two true freshmen!
Let's recruit Chicken Knowles to play wideout. I bet we can persuade him to switch his commitment from Houston. Oh and change sports.
"The difference between a man and a boy is, a boy wants to grow up to be a fireman, but a man wants to grow up to be a giant monster fireman."
- Jack Handey
How does someone in their right mind name their kid "Chicken"??? I pray to little baby jesus that its just a nickname - a terrible nickname.
Disgruntled former moderator. I got a lot of problems with you people!
Yes, it is a nickname, and he can really jump, however, he is too slow for a wide-out. 8)
Danrad "Chicken" Knowles
6'9'', 190 lbs. | Class of 2012
School: Homeschool Christian Youth Association
Position: Power Forward
Status: Signed Houston 09/11/2011
I do feel a tiny bit better after seeing the picture of him (looks like he was about to drop the ball) in the picture on your page Aquaman - not sure if that was intentional, but perhaps you were trying to imply he has chronic fumblitis.
Personally, I think Clark might switch to WR - as big as he is. I'm no expert, but I don't recall seeing many 6'4" S's?
"Touchdown... No flags!!"
Founder and current Commisioner of the ITGPD - Internet Tough Guy Police Department, est. 2012
Look at it as a positive we got Darboh and Chesson. They are guys who were well regarded by some great schools. They seem like high character guys who will do the work too. We aren't a safe bet for an elite wr or rb at this point. We don't have our offense in place. A recruit is left to guess what Michigan will be.
"because character wins in life and character wins on the football field....." 1-11-11
This is Michigan.
Never ever understood why we didn't offer Lucien...
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi