Will not start at corner unless Blake or Raymon are injured. Taylor was Michigan's best cover corner this past season and most teams picked on Floyd instead of Taylor. He has the size, speed, and experience for the position.
Reon Dawson to decide Wednesday
South Carolina picked on Taylor, and they seemed to do just fine with it. Taylor will probably still start next year, but I wouldn't mind seeing someone else compete for his position.
they picked on hin yes but he was in good position a few times. There will be competition but outside of him and avery who has gotten game experience at corner on this team?
I'm not sure I would say he was in good position any of those times when he was beaten deep.
Nobody really has significant game experience, which is why I said Taylor would probably start next year.
Picked on Kovacs.
A little, but not as much as Taylor.
...do not equal game day stars. Jake Ryan was a consensus 3 star recruit. Would you rather he have gone elsewhere? I would not. I trust the coaching staff to evaluate, recruit and offer the kind of players that we will be proud of on and off the field
Yeah we have some highly rated corners but they are all like 5'9 160 punds
Mmhmmm that's why our corners are 5'11 and 6' 2. Got it
Who are you talking about? Which highly rated corner is 6'2"? If you're talking about Stribling, you might want to reconsider your definition of "highly."
Selective reading..I didn't see the word highly. My b
Please identify where anyone is going "ga-ga."
...gives me a slight impression that he might stick with Illinois. He likes the academics at Illinois, and apparently they've told him he can play early, which probably wouldn't be the case here. I'd like to see the kid land here though...he's tall and has legit speed (claims a 48.8 400).
We have an open cornerback spot, one presumed starter is coming off ACL surgery, and none of the other cornerbacks have played (except slot corner Avery, who's a senior). He might not be able to start from Day 1, but I think there's a high probability that he can play early if he's good enough.
It cracks me up how people get so picky with recruiting rankings. Like they think they know better than the coaches, who are actually the ones doing the recruiting of the kids.
I'm pretty sure NOBODY thought a lowly 3 star RB from Syracuse, NY would become Michigan's all-time leading rusher.
But I bet a lot of people thought 5 star, blue chipper Kevin Grady was going to eventually take Hart's starting job.
And do I even have to mention Kelly Baraka? That was an off-field issue, but still it was top prospect who never panned out.
The coaches need to put the full court press on CBs for the 2014 class. With the overwhelming amount of teams running spread offenses, you need a lot of cover guys and they must be physical and athletic enough to make tackles in space.
but I'll take any speculation, really. It seems to me that Toussaint did a good job in 2011 with a good O line, and this year, logically, regressed. Are people not expecting him to come back next year that he isn't being discussed as a realistic runningback option along with our incoming people? Obviously, we'd get at least one more year out of him as an option if he were to come back.
He was expected to consider the NFL if he had a good season in 2012, partly because he's a father. Obviously, he had a poor season and then got injured. I wouldn't expect him to test the NFL waters unless he gets some really terrible advice, and I think the deadline for declaring for the draft is tomorrow.
I think Toussaint is the likely starter next year because of his experience (and considerable talent), but you never know how quickly he'll heal from his injury/surgery. You always need a backup option, though, so whoever the #2 running back is should expect to get lots of playing time, whether it's Toussaint, Rawls, Green, or someone else.
By the way, I think Toussaint's regression was partly because of the offensive line and partly because of himself. He looked slower this year, and I would not be surprised if a guy who got caught drunk driving didn't really have the best off-season of preparation. I would think he'll have a little more motivation to come into 2013 in the best physical condition of his life.