"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
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|3 days 7 hours ago||too funny (not really)||
|1 week 1 day ago||Arizona as a destination||
If Norfleet ends up fleeing the coop for whatever reason, I think Arizona would make a lot of sense for him. As we all know, RichRod has a fondness for elusive little guys.
|1 week 4 days ago||not too far away||
Great pics of Bond Falls! I also like the Presque Isle River Falls:
|1 week 5 days ago||Stanford||
"Stanford is filled with a bunch of rich, privileged, snotty, self-absorbed undergrads."
Did you get out much while there? Kidding ...
I know the type, but I wouldn't go that far. Would you be more likely to find them there? Sure, but not *that* much more.
It's also true that you could replace Stanford with UMich in that sentence and get something you might hear from Sparty or people from Michigan's directional schools.
|1 week 5 days ago||Stanford's model||
This will sound crazy to many, and I'll be inviting a negbang by suggesting it, but I like the Stanford model better than ours. In my view there's something overly serious about the presentation of most marching bands. I admire the ability (not to mention the dedication) of the students, but I could do without the quasi-military outfits and the precise formations. IMO it should be more about the music. I wouldn't be bothered if they just stood out there in loose formations wearing jeans and Adidas/Nike jackets. (Recall how good the alum band sounds when it plays.)
As far as Stanford is concerned, yeah, it's not too hard to pick up a "We're on a different plane from the bands of football factories in flyover," but I'd still prefer something less serious in presentation.
|1 week 5 days ago||BB!||
I saw him many years ago at Meadowbrook (after jumping the fence with some Oakland U. acquaintances ... felt a little bad about that at the time and in retrospect am amazed that it was so easy to do). Great show.
Fred Sanford saw him, too:
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||bike nerd||
That's a bike nerd par excellence. 5:1 he was cut from either football/basketball in HS. He's still bitter about it. He also believes that, were he not on the fast track for his career, he could outrace Lance Armstrong (even with drugs).
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||helping the team win||
Right -- every time he touched the ball it resulted in negative yardage.
- - -
Seriously, did you see any of the end-arounds or screen passes that went for 6-7 yards? I'd say those helped the team.
As well, he was a spirited player and by all accounts a hard worker.
In summary, a useful 3-star utility type ... not a waste.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Maize and blue and ... white?!||
With apologies to the people (lots of Ann Arbor townie types, it seems) who love and cherish them, I find almost all Michigan gear that's maize 'n blue 'n white pretty unappealing. Samples:
|2 weeks 1 day ago||yes||
WD, you beat me to it. :)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||height||
"He's not really tall enough to be a WR in the B1G ..."
How did Jeremy Gallon manage to do it at 5'8"? How has Steve Smith done it in the NFL? Norfleet isn't *that* much smaller than those guys. I think his hands were something of an issue at WR, but not height.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Freep||
I mean, yeah, they *did* help get rid of RichRod, right? They can't be all bad.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||perspective||
"If you're the only person standing on your section and you're yelling at everyone behind you, you're doing it wrong."
Agreed. I'm amused at the people who think it's perfectly OK to stand up in (say) row 10 and expect that the other seventy+ rows will follow suit without complaining.
I think this is also true, btw:
If you're the only person sitting on your section and you're yelling at everyone standing, you're doing it wrong.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||ac||
Moms: Have a good one!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||multiples||
Derrick Alexander was called underrated in another thread. I very much agree.
Breaston's punt return against Illinois is the most awesome return I've ever seen at UMich.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||extending to meetings||
Just generalizing here: There are way too many people who don't realize that when eight people sit largely idle in an hour-long meeting, up to eight hours of work doesn't get done.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||rumors||
I see. There are multiple supporting posts nearby, so it sounds like "a thing" (as they might say on this site). Glad you're not Dantonio / Sharp .....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||perception||
A request for the OP: Please explain the following .....
"..... fend off the growing perception that Michigan does not prioritize players from the state of Michigan, especially kids from the SE portion of the state ....."
What "growing perception?" Are you Dantonio or Drew Sharp?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||outside||
We're having shit weather this evening in Chicago. It is probably mostly diehards in the stands.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||2012||
Yes, but he was cleared:
I might have missed some other stories.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||brother||
I noticed that, too. Impressive sports family .....
|3 weeks 4 days ago||size, size, size||
Josh was too small for DA BIG TEN.
Kidding ... he wouldn't be expected to fit into just any defense at LB at 6'2" and 200 or so.
Aside, one Brandon Thorn of NFLDraft.com apparently has outdated information, unless something bad happened in Stillwater. Here's his blurb on Josh:
"Undersized linebacker with outstanding athleticism but tons of off-field trouble, including an assault charge."
|3 weeks 4 days ago||from round 2||
Not rounds 4-7, but some may find this SI article on Frank Clark interesting:
Didn't seem to merit a separate post ...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||"Lloyd Carr defense"||
"Frank was good enough to be a regular starter on a Lloyd Carr defense ..."
Did you mean that as a compliment? If so, you should probably specify which Lloyd Carr Defense vintage. They weren't all good.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||milestone||
Funchess is the first (of, hopefully, several) Hoke recruits to go in the NFL draft.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||last few years||
Look at the drop-off after 2008 (in terms of the volume of picks and their position). Last year was arguably the best draft since then.
It's only one measure, but it's not completely unfair to say that RichRod and Brady had less to work with than Lloyd.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||and||
Don't forget General B-F-N!
Aside: We'll be fine. Arizona managed to win in SLC last year and they have a *horrible* coach (known to some as "DICK FRAUD" around here). /s
|4 weeks 1 day ago||other UM||
That's awesome. I've never seen anything like it. Any idea who that is?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||players||
I get that. It's not surprising when you see how good they are pre-college. (To put it another way, I don't believe it's a matter of player development.) I just wonder how the Kentucky-esque train got rolling in the first place. How did it become a destination? (I see that others have commented on that.)
|4 weeks 1 day ago||KU||
From the OP: "PF Cheick Diallo just committed to Kansas"
How is Kansas able to reload like that?
Tradition? I'm not buying it. In the last twenty years Sparty (to use an unpleasant example) has as much or more. Most HS kids couldn't tell you who James Naismith was.
Location? Lawrence is a cool town for its weight class, but I wouldn't rate it above Ann Arbor / Chapel Hill / Madison / et al.
What's going on there?