Mike Lantry, 1972
According to the Detroit News:
Malik McDowell is still "solid" about his commitment to Michigan State. Visits to Ohio State and Florida State are on hold.
Well, Michigan wrapped up the National LOI day fairly early this year. Barring any late surprises, I thought it appropriate to appreciate Jabrill Peppers and his undying love for MICHIGAN. Go Blue!
When we, readers of MGoBlog, consider the state of the basketball program, most of us pull from a very large bank of data and historical context. We sing praise to Coach Beilein for bringing the pogram back from the depths of basketball purgatory, for his infinite ability to recruit and coach-up diamonds in the rough, for his entertaining style of basketball, for a magical March Madness run, and now, this season, for crafting a top 5 offense despite having lost the best player in college basketball, another nba first-rounder, and a preseason all-american.
My question to you is: how much stock do you think basketball recruits put into any of that? Do you think 16 and 17-year olds look at Michigan and see the progress we've made, the consistency of Beilein's offense, how much we utilize freshmen and sophomores, etc.?
Basically, I'm asking you to play adolescent psychologist.
Good pickup for MSU
This one goes out to the posters who asked why Michigan would invite recruits to a game in which they appeared to be outmatched. That's why.
Toe to toe with the No.3 team in the country despite a hobbling QB, and a struggling offense.
I bet the recruits enjoyed themselves despite the loss. They just witnessed Devin Gardner showing what it means to be a Michigan man, and coming one throw from being just about the biggest legend we've ever had in the game.
Interesting take on the increases in revenue in the B1G vs on-field success in football.
- The ADs in the B1G to include Smith and Brandon also are pointing towards recruiting geography, focus and schemes as a key difference.
- Size of staffs (Alabama significantly higher in non-coaching positions)
- SEC is 4th in funding behind B1G #1, PAC12, ACC
- Focus on funding non-revenue sports - B1G funds on average 4 more non-revenue sports than SEC and 6 more than Big12.