"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
MBB: Positive tidbit re: Kevon Looney
A good sign, but Looneyis most likely going to Duke. Hopefully the staff can impress once we get him on campus.
Let's remember that McGary was also likely going to Duke at one point...
I can see why Duke gets so many great players. It's tough to compete with a school whose players get $75,000 "loans" to buy gold jewelry with.
if it was between us and, let's say, Rutgers. But woo hoo! Come to Michigan, Kevon!!!
Let's get Jabrill on this
then there's a good chance to leave a nice impression.
He should come to Michigan
when mcgary was picking between duke and Michigan, were back, we will battle duke often and win sometimes.
Having GRIII, McGary's best friend, already locked in the class undoubtedly helped in that situation though.
True but we are also now more of a proven commodity. If you are a top kid the coaches have proven they can make it to the title game.
Obviously Duke has also done this and it will be a challenge but in this case we are much closer location wise and the Big Ten is arguably better than the ACC at least for the moment.
Regardless, nice to be in contention for top talent.
" the Big Ten is arguably better than the ACC"
I don't think that is the case anymore since they added Notre Dame, Pitt, and Syracuse.
McGary said before the Florida game that it actually came down to Michigan and Florida for him (with Duke third). We still beat out Duke, so it doesn't make much difference for this conversation, but I found that interesting.
COME TO MICHIGAN!
I have a completely biased opinion but I think Michigan is a better fit for Looney (and any other player our hearts desire)
This kid has seemed like a Duke leader ever since he has been on Michigan's radar. the staff really seems to have made up a ton of ground with him. They have a great chance to impress him on a visit and take the lead.
If things go according to plan, Michigan will very likely have 4 first round draftl picks in 2 years. That is a big deal and kids have already started to take notice. Getting kids like Booker, Looney and Zimmerman are going to keep Michigan at an elite level for a while if we can close on a few of them. I mean, who wouldn't want to play for Beilein? His style of offense seems like every players dream.
Let's not forget our team was the #2 team in the nation last year and lost a close game in the NCAA championship game. What you have just done recently is really influential to these young guys who haven't been around for decades of reputation that many of us have.
I just hope we don't get Jabari Parker'd.
I was initially down on the 2014 class. I didn't think we'd land any of the top targets (Booker, Looney, Bluiett, or Chatman) to complement Doyle and Hatch. However, at this point I have a hard time seeing Michigan not land a consensus top 50 recruit (which all four of those players project to be). The main factor in this is that Bluiett's chances of going Blue have raised in my eyes thanks to Stevens. Absolute best case, we would land Booker, Bluiett and any of the combo forward prospects. That would be a killer class.
Dude must have a standing reach of over 13'. Insane length..
i for one welcome our new tentacle-bearing recruit overlords.
Each arm isn't 7 foot long!
Professor-needs-a-raise in on this recruitment?