Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Trust me, after watching these last 3 years I don't mind stockpiling defensive players. The part that I'm a little curious about, with some big names in the mix and only a couple spots left - Does this say we don't really have a chance with McClure, Fisher, Raven, Bellomy, Cooper, Brandon Alexander, Chris Barnett, etc...
Just a bit worried about the offensive neglect. We saw that neglect to one side of the ball can have ill effects. I think our O is good for this year and probably the next as is. Just like to see spots filled in for the future I guess instead of future holes like our DT situation behind Mike Martin (Dear BWC - Get your shit together please).
I guess I'll just subscribe to defense wins championships...GO BLUE
With the number of linebackers and the size of these guys it looks like we may be running a 3-4 in the near future.
It's a lot sure, but these are some pretty good players we're bringing in here. Frank Clark is too small to play TE, period. If we put him there, we're squandering his potential at LB. I don't think Beyer was ever seriously considered a LB, that was just a rumor. Especially not in the 4-3
I heard some schools were looking at him at TE. When you say he's too small, do you mean too short? He's as tall as Dustin Keller, and I know that's shorter than most, it works for him.
He's as tall yes, but Keller makes up for his lack of size with superior athleticism and outstanding blocking ability. Clark may be good, but I doubt he has the size/athleticism combo Keller has. Keller's a one-in-a-million kind of TE. Additionally, he's about 45 pounds short of Keller. At LB, he can probably play weakside at somewhere between 225-230. At TE, he'd need to get up to around 240-250. That could seriously handicap his athleticism.
Totally agree..... unless we are going to the dreaded 2-5-4 defense.
I second that !
It's Poole. I think Willingham will wait a little longer. Good get. (Assuming he commits)
Well that's good. So what happens with Frank Clark and the decommit from TAMU, I forgot his name? Can we get all three or is it two of the three only?
Leilon Willingham. I'm guessing we get all three.
That's good to know. Like most people have already said, that's a lot of linebackers in one class. Looking ahead that probably affects our chances with James Ross and Royce Jenkins-Stone right?
These guys are all good, but none of them are on Ross' level. I don't think he is (or should be) afraid of competition. Like I've said all along, I think RJS signs with UM no matter what.
Well you know your stuff so I'll trust you. Thanks for the quick responses.
I'm guessing Mattison doesn't have difficulty with the ladies.
But he sure is doing well with the laddies.
We could be preparing to run the 3-4? with all the linebackers.
A lot of these guys seem to fit into more of a 4-3 scheme. If this was a 3-4, we'd probably be signing 4-5 ILBs
the 3 star mafia going to bitch about if we get a 4 star???
They'd probably point out that he's a 3 star on ESPN and Rivals, but then again, they could suck it.
I'm sure there's a 4-star mafia waiting to crawl out of the woodwork...God forbid we don't take 25 5-stars every year...
would be a major pickup. Along with potentially willingham and Jones? Very nice LB class.
A DT to finish off the class, please?
Honestly, I think they get Cooper.
I'll pass......I heard Bolivia is cold......
That void is quickly filling up. Now coaching staff go to work on Darian Cooper. Reel him in !
Does anybody have any video on him? A cool +1 is in it for anyone who can make that happen.
I just threw up a little bit in my mouth
one hell of a strong chair......
The camera usually adds 15 pounds. So she's probably only about 320.
Can she play defensive tackle?
or does this kid look to have really good play recognition and reaction. This staffs recruiting has the future looking bright.
can he play pass defense? Nice highlights though.
You want to talk about laying mother fuckers out.
Since you guys haven't picked up on this, I'm not cryptic unless I know something for fact. I always tell you if I don't know.
I appreciate everything you do for Michigan Fans! If it isnt concrete, I am glad you say it isnt.
forgive them Tom. Most of us know. You don't want to spoil anything for the players.
You know Tom; we've been through such rough times that now good news is hard to believe when we hear some. So can you make that a triple post, please? You know just to make us feel better. Thank you!
I felt like the post was pretty straightforward (as much as it can be without saying it directly), not sure how it confused people. Maybe we should start calling you the riddler.
This policy sounds a lot like my girlfriend's