What happens next?.... @MoeWays
This brings back memories... Except the picture I'm thinking of was number 1 vs number 3
In other news, here is commit/soon-to-be early enrollee Freddy Canteen's mezmerizing footwork
In other news, Braylon's muscles had muscles.
jungle beats plays in my head. Ain't even mad.
Thank you! That is one of my favorite Michigan pictures of all time.
Peppers looks good in that jersey, but isn't his HS number 5. The hidden meanings in a photo?
Now, would I like to see Jabrill wear #5 and create his own legend? Absolutely.
Good Times. Happy Memories (of one game)
So much excitement and expectation. So much disappointment. We will always have ND.
Maybe since I'm a soccer guy it's different, but I love legacy numbers.
I believe he has mentioned something along those lines before. If I'm remembering correctly, I love the confidence.
I am hoping Peppers gets #5. My newest jersey is #5. Got it at the MDen tent sale this past summer for $40. I'll feel a lot better wearing it next year.
We need you Jabril!
We lost 4 games by a field goal. With improved D and better O (yes I am looking at your, Mr. Santa Borges), 2014 is going to be way better.
... for all of the posts that were absolutely convinced that Jabrill Peppers would decommit from Michigan?
will report back if successful
+1 for all things python
I one day want to make a compilation of all past posts that are hilarious in retrospect.
There aren't many Moe Ways that you can make this picture better.......
I see what u did there
Which of the two do you think Ways Moe?
do we want moe receptions or to pick some peppers?
There's probably only Jabrill Peppers ways it could be...
(To self: Yes! Nailed it)
September 2015 can't get here soon enough.
I just noticed your signature. Ha! +2
There is always something exhilarating about taking someone else's words out of context for your own personal gain.
Not sure if serious. Do you think we will suck and be painful to watch next year?
He ain't goin to Penn state or ucla...
PEPPERS IS AWESOME AND #1 IS COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT POSBANG THREAD!
Based on his senior highlight Moe Ways might be the sleeper of this class. Are any of the more coaching savvy posters, such Space Coyote or Magnus, predicting who will and won't be redshirted in this class?
I'm no expert but Peppers wont redshirt... Thats my guess
Drake Harris is the higher rated recruit but I really like Moe Ways' film. I think he will be outstanding.
It's really tough to say who's going to redshirt, because the class hasn't filled up and we don't know if there will be any transfers, position changes, etc. There are always a couple changes in the offseason, so I haven't even really thought about redshirts.
That being said, I do think Ways has a chance to play next year because he's pretty physically developed. Blocking is the quickest way to get on the field as a wideout for these coaches, so I think Ways will be ahead of Harris and Canteen in that respect. Any of the three could play, though, for different reasons. It just kind of depends on how things play out.
All 3 bring something totally differently...
Ways is physically the most developed. Harris is the most gifted. Canteen fills a position of immediate need (slot WR).
Talk about physically developed...as physically developed as Ways is, standing next to Peppers makes Peppers look like an NFL DB!
It is either him or Canteen.
told a story on WTKA this morning, there was an upper classman from Youngstown (forget his name) when Woodson was a true freshman, and the guy said he'd win the Heisman. This was before he'd ever taken any offensive snaps or even played much. He was that good, that much better than everyone else. Would be nice to have that type of talent in AA again.
Safety Deolle Anderson from Youngstown, OH Ursuline HS. One famous alum from Ursuline is Ed O'Neill (Al Bundy)
I really miss seeing those numbers on the field worn by elite wr's and db's.
Safety Deolle Anderson from Youngstown, OH Ursuline HS. One famous alum from Ursuline is Ed O'Neill (Al Bundy)
sorry...replied to wrong post
I'm cool with this. Hope it happens. Let the number one be reborn. Let the number two be re spawn.
The recruits will be at the game tomorrow. Hopefully Crisler gets LOUD and we get the W.
The number 1 and 2 need to be earned. That sends a bad message to the rest of the team if a freshman walks into the 2 jersey without proving anything at the college level.
Uhh what? This isn't a newfangled idea. Justin Turner and Vincent Smith both had it as freshman
“No, they gotta earn it,” Hoke said. “And they’re going to have to earn No. 2, after (Vincent Smith) is gone.”
Based on that, ask Countess if he wants it or wants to stick with 18. If he says no, Peppers signing the commitment papers is earning it enough for me. Look at the guy. He'll have earned it by the end of the first padded practice if "being really good" is the criteria.
First of all, don't personally insult me. Whatever I post on this blog is obviously my OPINION and I have every right to believe whatever I want. Secondly, RichRod screwed up and gave away the 1 and 2 jerseys when they should have been earned. That is my OPINION. We are all here on this blog voicing our own beliefs. You can believe that 1 and 2 should be given to freshman the moment they arrive on campus. That's totally fine. That's your personal opinion. Just chill out man.
I've reread the comment a few times and fail to see the personal insult. Chill out man.
half a dozen players between the time Woodson left and the time RR arrived.
I might be a little drunk, and I could very well be interpreting things wrong. If I did just get a little sensitive I apologize. I just felt a little hostility in the comment about my lack of knowledge in Michigan history. What I'm trying to say is that I personally believe that #1 and #2 should be earned and not given. I don't believe that they need to be a freak of nature athlete in order to achieve it, but I do like the idea of a player proving something on the field first. For example, I believe Gallon achieved #1 status heading into this year.
You might notice that RickAndScott has a -21 point total and just joined on December 6. I believe he might be one of the posters who was banhammered recently, but either way, he's been kind of a downer throughout his one week of posting on MGoBlog.
same thing. They don't even troll well, the original loss was probably for the better.
... Hmmm ...
Fantastic pic. On a side note, on the Moe Ways sleeper comments, I saw him play once this year when they played Escanaba, my alma mater. Escanaba is a town of 13K in the U.P. of Michigan. It's a team comprised entirely of slow, small, white kids. Ways looked sluggish and unmotivated. It was a close game, so he should have been getting targets, but he got maybe 6 all game. I couldn't tell if it was because his team just did a terrible job of working him into the game plan or he just didn't care to dominate. His QB, Tyler Wiegers, looked terrible. Other than great size and a tight spiral, I cannot see how that dude is getting quality D1 offers. Almost all of his passes sailed and consistently failed to find open receivers. I know, I know, small sample size.
Back to ways though, I'm hoping the game was just an outlier. It does worry me though. If you can't dominate and don't look explosive against a bunch of 5'8 kids that run 4.9, I'm not sure you're going to do much at Michigan.
Let me guess: you were going D1 until you blew out your knee?
Going pro til he took a arrow to the knee.
Maybe CFL, since I'm from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Either you're a bad football scout or Country Day played a bad game. Wiegers is a legit Big Ten player. And Ways is really good. Like NFL good. He has such a prototypical WR body. It's possible he didn't give enough effort that game, but that happens with high schools. I'm sure that wasn't a regular thing because his season stats we really good so it sounds like this game was an outlier.
DCD played a bad game. I've watched more football than I care to admit, and while I'm obviously just an armchair scout, I know talent when I see it. Wiegers is not a quality D1 recruit. I just do not see it. Do not tell me 11/16 162 and 2 TDs is somehow indicative of a quality game. They were playing against a terrible team and I was actually there to see those completions. I am not saying Ways won't pan out either. I'm simply saying that before that game I was high on him but after I was less so.
Ways had 5 catches for 105 yards and 1 touchdown in that game. Wiegers was 11/16 for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns. Detroit Country Day was up 28-7 at halftime (and won by a score of 34-7). Not every game is Michigan vs. Indiana where the QB throws for 500 yards and his #1 receiver gets 300 yards. It sounds to me like you're just bitter that DCD beat your alma mater.
EDIT: Also, Ways had 55 catches for 1,261 yards and 16 touchdowns on the year, including 180+ yards in three of his last four games.
I wasn't bitter at all. Ways looked sluggish and unmotivated. The game was far closer than that score shows. DCD struggled to score and Wiegers looked awful. I don't doubt those were their stats, but those stats are terrible for the competition they were playing. I'm not saying Ways isn't good. I'm saying the one game I saw I was unimpressed. It's a small sample size, but I wasn't the only one. I was with several Michigan fans who follow the team and recruiting closely, and everyone was scratching their head at Ways showing.
The same goes for Wiegers. We were cracking jokes about how Rutgers was too good for him. I'm giving my observations, and just stating that based on them I am worried Ways may disappoint. Please, by all means everyone, continue with the unfunny snark.
Where's the snark? You said Wiegers looked awful and almost all of his passes sailed, and we're saying he only threw 5 incompletions and averaged over 10 yards per attempt. And almost half of his completions were to Ways, who averaged over 20 yards per catch.
DCD struggled to score? They're a high school team who had 28 points in the first half. That's not a lot of struggle. I'm not sure what else you wanted to see.
They DID struggle to score. They scored with 3:33 to go in the 2nd off a turnover and had a pick-6 as time expired in the 2nd to go up 28-7. You take those two plays away and it's 16-7 not 28-7. The stats/score does not tell the whole story. Wiegers looked bad. Surely you can understand how a QB prospect could look bad while still going 11/16.
Ah yes, the good ol' "If you take away the good plays, they didn't have any good plays" argument. I don't really know why scoring with 3:33 to go in the second quarter is relevant. Does the fact that they scored off of turnovers reflect poorly upon Wiegers or Ways? Is it their fault that a DCD linebacker returned an interception 91 yards for a touchdown?
And actually, no, I don't really understand how a high school QB prospect looks bad while going 11/16 for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns. That's an NCAA passer efficiency rating of 195.05 and a completion percentage of 69%. I've been on coaching staffs that have sent quarterbacks on to play BCS and high-level Division II football (I'm not claiming responsibility for their coaching, but just saying that I saw them play weekly), and they would have killed to put up those numbers while looking "bad."
What stats should an FBS recruit have against Escanaba? 100% completions? 250 yards receiving? 400 yards passing? 5 touchdowns? 2 kick returns for touchdowns?
Stop stalking the kid, let him enjoy his time.
has passed the 20k follower mark.
I guess TomVH is a stalker, too?
Since I found out about the photo when he RT'd it.
Tom gets paid by ESPN to stalk recruits.
An if ESPN's subscribers didn't pay to stalk vicariously through him the recruiting business wouldn't exist and we wouldn't get any of this info. I hate twitter too but your threshold for stalker accusations is pretty low.
So if you get paid to do something, that makes it okay? Like...it's bad to have sex, but if you get paid to have sex, that's just fine. Gotcha.
Now you're talkin'!
Can't wait for Peppers to get on campus.
I may be naive...but I believe.
2015. Can't wait.
With only the bowl gme to go I'm pretty resigned to waiting for next year after that. but there is no reason next season can't be great.
Optimism about the talent coming in isn't a bad thing.
Im so excited for this reciever core. Canteen, Ways and Harris. Be afraid
Not sure if puppy or really scary creature.
But lets not forget about Duke, York and Jones. I personally think Jones will be the young WR we are hearing from the most next year. Super Da'Mario was totally under utilized in high school and was probably underrated because of it.
I know some recruiting gurus were saying that Jones was an absolute steal for UM, so I'm hoping with Jehu, Darboh (healthy), Jones, Funchess, and Butt we can create an absolute nightmare for opposing secondaries.
Dukes might lose to Quinton Washington in a foot race.
Peppers looks huge. Do you even lift bro?!
I really like Moe's senior highlight tape. One of those guys who are a long strider so he is deceptively fast. He also looks to really have grown into is frame. But, I don't think I hate anyone more than I hate the cowbell fan in his highlight film.
I think Moe has an opportunity to be the slot guy who will come in to get the kind of production that Gallon had. He's got quick feet that will help him get open on the short and intermediate routes out if the slot and those famous bunch formations that Borges likes to run
I don't think he's anything like Gallon. He's a tall, long stride receiver.
Agreed. Ways is along the lines (not necessarily as good as) of the great Michigan receivers of yesteryear, like David Terrell, Braylon Edwards, etc. He's not really the slot type, although Hemingway played in the slot sometimes, so that term is used a little loosely...
Rich Hewlett QB - got yanked eventually in 1980 season for John Wangler but played as a special teams guy and holder
Then...Charles...I was at the 1995 Virginia game with my dad and remember the guy nearly jumping a slant route for a pick. Then and there realized that our new #2 was something special.
#2 captain Walter Smith preceded Woodson. He was also a fun player to root for.
Great picture! The future is bright!!
2014 we show the nation we are gonna be back.
2015, strap up tight because it's gonna be something.