now make more sense. Well, this adds a lot of interest to a process that seemed essentially done with 6 months ago, except for the 2-3 five stars we were trying to land.
Michigan can take up to 7 more players in this class per Sam Webb
FWIW, I have heard rumors about two guys currently on the roster who might not be around in the spring. (This does not include Lewan or Miller.)
Wilkens and paskorz??? Sorry for speculating..
There's a bit of chatter that Delano Hill is attending Michigans practice today
Is it anybody you thought would be a good football player?
I would not particularly miss the two guys I've heard rumors about. Not that I have anything against them, but . . . meh.
Magnus, are those rumors regarding a possible career ending injury to a LB currently on the roster?
Well, that too, but that wasn't the guy I was talking about. I was talking about non-injury related issues.
I've heard rumors that you're fat. The rumor monger will be unveiled in the Spring.
speculation and rumors to be discussed? What will we do until spring?
It's no rumor, man. That dude there makes fat people puke thinking about what he looks like naked.
Spoiler alert: it's His Dudeness.
It looks like we had a short Winter.
It seems like with Lacy, Na'ty Rogers, and Hunt all rescheduling their planned visit, I think they're scared Dawson's going to commit and don't want to burn their current bridges visiting Michigan for a slot that may or may not exist.
Dawson will probably take his visits to Alabama and Ohio State. As has been said many times before, he has been through a lot on and off the field, and in addition to all that, he has taken a lot of criticism to try to get those visits. The good money seems to be that he recommits to Michigan after those visits.
We may also take Dan Skipper, because Hoke apparently believes it's impossible to be too tall.
Lacy and Hunt have HS football playoff games this weekend, according to what I've read. That'd be a more plausible reason for their absence this weekend.
Lacy also just reaffirmed his commitment to UCLA. I think that one's over
Let me get this straight; You are criticizing Hoke about potential and what qualities are best to make good lineman? Dude, that’s hysterical.
i don't think his comment was unfair. it was a throwaway comment at the end of his message and i actually thought it was funny. and i think you'll find that there aren't too many "6'10" elite linemen in history.
There aren't that many 6'10 people in general, especially people whose sport of choice is not basketball, either...
darn straight it was throwaway, should have been thrown away before it was used.
can we just give two to both treadwell and green?
And he's not dumb.
One difference is that the pay scale now creates less of an incentive to come back to improve from top 10 to top 3 because there is less of a difference now than there was in long's case.
Jake Ryan? I highly doubt it champ. Next year yes, this year he wouldn't even be drafted.
And how soon you forget that Jake Long had the same situation in front of him and he turned down the NFL and became the first pick with even more guaranteed money the next year. Gotta remember Lewan can't go to the senior bowl, so that might hurt his stock while others rise. Lewan staying is very probable.
Well if we were taking so many I would like to see michigan grab..
1. Derrick Green
2. David Dawson
3. L. McQuay / D. Hill / R. Dawson
4. L. McQuay / D. Hill / R. Dawson
5. Linebacker...who would people like to see here?
6. Offensive/Defensive Lineman?
3. D. Hill as CB
4. McQuay (after he sees how awesome our defense is against South Carolina)
5. E.J. Levenberry
6. Shoot the moon- Treadwell.
Isn't this just the difference between "can" and "will"? Teams, thanks to medical redshirts and early admissions, can often find ways to cram in an extra recruit or two. (Except when they're SEC teams -- in which case, an extra seven or ten). To take more than 25 this year would just make next year trickier? Or is there some assumption here that attrition will be greater than expected?
I would say simplest answer is until we win something and Hoke's first class graduates recruiting will be tricky every year.
They have urgency and seem to be taking the best now. I like it. We need more talent plain and simple. They are trying to go get some.
Man I just wish I was one of the coaches friends, so I didnt have to sit here on Mgoblog and speculate sooo daaamnn muuuch.
My gut feeling:
Yes: Green, McQuay, Dawson , Hill
Maybe a surprise Mac-level pick up when the Treadwell doesn't sign.
What do we look like as far as nose tackle depth? Pipkins is only big name nose tackle that I can remember getting. More 4/5 star nose tackles please! Mattison talks about rotating players, but with the lack of a pass rush I'm concerned about the talent he's had available so far.
We are going after a new recruit named Jay-nard Bostwick..looks like he is our best option if we are really trying to get him to come play at michigan.
On another note... FINALLY GOT THAT 100 POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have Hurst in this class and probably Bryan Mone in the next class.
Poggi is definitely not projecting at NT. He might end up there, but that's not where the coaches are recruiting him.
The consensus says we need another Linebacker..Who though? I would like to grab Reschke, but that doesn't seem possible. WHO are the best options that the MgoCommunity like?
What happened to mathis? I know he likes making flippy floppy but any idea if the coaches have been in contact with him?
Michigan stopped recruiting him.
Any chance he gets a call or are we set on the dl?
I don't think we're completely set on the DL necessarily, but I don't think we'll get back in contact.
imo- even better would be to have alquadin muhammad or montravius adams decide our way.
maybe we get lucky and he flip-flops back at the right time, say early feb. seems like that is where he ends up, however, he is favoring at nsd.
sorry. We ned to find a suitable replacement as stated months ago.
If he comes to Michigan and catches balls, I don't care how many times he changes his mind.
I know the topic will get some pissy reactions on the board, but gotta ask:
Would the attrition of 3-4 more schollies indicate the staff is actively squeezing out the non-performers? Marginal talents like Miller and Hopkins already exited. Schollies are a year-to-year award, although aggressive roster management is ethically questionable.
There are a dozen or so guys that have been bypassed by 2+ younger guys. Seem like a lot of candidates would find more playing time at MAC or Big East schools.
1. Hopkins was getting playing time. Why the staff would want to 'squeeze out' someone who was somewhat productive on the field is beyond me.
2. I don't know why, if kids were getting passed on the depth chart and looking to leave, your first reaction is to assume its the staff telling them to haul ass. That would seem to be in the kids' best interest, no? What about that would make you think it's the staff pulling the trigger and not the kids?
For 10 months the discussion has been 24-25 spots. Now Webb reports 7 or a new goal of 28-29. Maybe 1-2 boo boos will negate next season.
Our frosh performed very well at numerous spots and some seasoned guys were non-factors, which changes the depth chart and indicates older guys won't see playing time next year.
I guess the question of "squeezing" (ie, brutal honesty of no playing time and helping guys finding a better roster situation) is taboo around here.
There's a big difference between "Hey kid, you're not in our plan moving forward, so you won't have a scholarship next year" and "Hey kid, you're not in our plan moving forward, so if you'd like PT you might want to transfer but if you choose to stay you're welcome to finish out your degree."
The former is taboo around here. The latter (although I doubt it happens much) is fine, because the choice is up to the kid. I just don't think it happens much, because I doubt the coaches would try to push away a healthy, eligible football player for a recruit. Some kids don't do much of anything, and are then needed as juniors and seniors.
This is a utopian blog. Our players never do bad things and our coaches would never do a thing like squeeze an unproductive player out. Other schools bad. Michigan good.