Which QB picks up the UM offer? I saw Chad Kelly's picture up on scout as visiting and he does have an impressive offer list with over a dozen BCS offers like Alabama, FSU, Clemson, Tenn etc.
that is nice bonus change
I think we'll probably end up offering both. I'd be happy with either one, but Kelly is probably a little bit more talented.
His dad sure lost a lot of Super Bowls, though.
from UMiami. He may even be a lock for UMiami.
If I remember Kelly's HOF speech correctly, doesn't he also have a son that is ill? I vaguely remember that.
Also: I just saw the other thread that Chad is Jim's nephew not son.
Chad Kelly, please. I doubt it will happen . . . but I think it would be a good fit.
Chad is Jim's nephew.
I watched O'Connor's highlights last night and came away from the following:
He doesn't seem to have a particularly strong arm.
He underthrows deep receivers at times.
His speed is unimpressive but he's not a statue.
He moves around well in the pocket and makes throws with guys in his face.
He can put touch on the ball when he needs to.
He has pretty decent size - not the tallest guy but reasonably thick.
He seems accurate, but of course I was only watching highlights.
It's worth repeating: I am not a coach or scout or anything like that.
O'Connor looks to me like an MSU quarterback. You know, the kind without great athleticism, a great arm, etc. . . . but could still get the job done. I don't think he's a future first round pick or anything, but if we can't get one of these high-profile kids (Pike, Kiel, etc.), he wouldn't be a bad backup option.
I liked him better than my write-up may make it seem. I particularly liked his ability/willingness to make throws when he must have known he was going to take a good hit. He looks like a guy that you wouldn't mind turning to after he's been in the system for three years.
I still like Austin Appleby myself. I actually have no idea why. Size/accuracy combo I suppose.
From what I've heard/read Appleby completed about 49% of his passes and also threw a pick on about 5% of his passes. I could be wrong, but that's what I remember hearing.
It's not completely useless, but keep in mind that high school quarterbacks are throwing to high school receivers, so completion percentage can be somewhat misleading.
And I am not saying I wouldn't want him, I just never thought accuracy was one of his strong attributes. I also didn't know he was recovering from a torn ACL. On my search for his stats I came across this article that was just published today about him and his recovery progress.
BTW Appleby's stats from last year = 93-of-187 passing for 1,427 yards and 14 TDs, 57 rushes for 18 yards and one TD.
Hey guys, I live in New York and in fact go to Canisius, the rival of the team that Chad Kelly plays for. While they did snap our 5 game win streak over them with him at the helm it was more a result of their insanely fast RB. Kelly doesn seem to throw very well but from what I saw is very fast and is a halfway decent corner (note this is Western New York football so who knows how good he really is). For a little perspective my school has produced three D-1 talent players in the past 3 years. John Urschel who is a guard at Penn State, James Gaines who is the starting middle linebacker at University of Miami (FL), and mst recently Travis Eman, who turned down offers from TCU, Syracuse, Boston College and the Univesity of Buffalo. He seems to have serious character issues according to kids at his school/ on his team. Sorry if my post isnt up to Mgoblog standards I don't post much.
EDIT: Removed unsubstantiated rumors.
MOD EDIT: Removed the other unsubstantiated rumor [ZL]
Can you remove the section about Chad's habits? It seems to be outside the purview of what should be shared here, in my opinion.
Absolutely, sorry im still relatively new and am not quite sure what belongs on the board and what does not. I thought that it may pertain to potential character issues.
I guess it's probably better to say that he has some character questions or something like that than getting specific, especially when it's just a rumor. These are high school kids, after all.
I know that Gunner Kiel and Maty Mauk are both heavy ND leans...but both of them will not go there, unless I am assuming wrong.
So what does that mean for the other QB- from the film both Mauk and Kiel look like stellar players and I would love to have either one sign with Mich. Am I missing the reasoning why they are not being considered as future U of M players?
Kiel isn't really that interested in Michigan.
Mauk seems to be interested in a couple schools more than Michigan (particularly Missouri and Notre Dame), and a lot of Michigan fans aren't that excited about Mauk.
Got it, thanks for clarifying.
What are your thoughts on Mauk. I know he has been compared to Tate which could be some of the reason why some of us are not excited about him.
I'm not a big fan. I don't like his throwing motion and I've heard some genuine concerns about his attitude. The last guy I heard similar concerns about was Austin White, and we saw how that turned out. So yeah. I don't think his so-so talents are worth the risk.
Oh, yeah. Right.