this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|3 years 20 weeks ago||NO VIOLATION||
Roy Roundtree attended Trotwood and had a pre-existing relationship with McCray, thus there is no violation.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Updates||
24/7 updates in the next week or two. Can't remember the exact date.
Rivals updates soon (within the next month I believe).
Not sure about the other two.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||No,||
Banner would have to count under the FB class size and roster size.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Great pictures||
Great pictures. Not sure where to post this, but I read James Ross pulled a hammy during testing. If he can't go anymore, he says he will be recruiting Sheldon Day the rest of the weekend.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Mario also said he will be||
Mario also said he will be recruiting O'Brien and possibly others.
Feels he is more LB than DE. Currently 6'2 220
|4 years 3 weeks ago||DT||
Sheldon Day is hoping to cut down to 8-10 schools "soon."
Dan O'Brien will cut down to 6 schools this week. Alabama and Tennessee mentioned as two schools likely to make the cut.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||More on Dunn:||
Someone commented that he is making a mistake committing to OSU and should commit to a school like Miami (FL).
Dunn disagrees, but is waiting until the NCAA makes a decision. Hears from coaches daily. He (Dunn) smiled and said he was committed to OSU. He is considering Michigan, PSU, and Miami (in addition to OSU).
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Regarding Brionte Dunn||
From ESPN analyst Corey Long:
"He says he's 100% committed to Ohio State, but he's visited Michigan. He has plans to visit Penn State and Miami in the future."
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Reply to: rkarlik||
I agree about not needing a "project 3 star recruit" however people care because
a) it seems like the coaches want a QB and we don't look good for higher rated guys like Kiel, Fuller hasn't scheduled a visit yet, and that leaves Mauk as potentially the only guy who has an offer and interest I believe
b) it's a random Wednesday with little news
c) Appleby camped at Michigan and was reported to want a Michigan offer, and most importantly
d) just the thought of the potential to steal another recruit from Danny Hope is absolutely too good to pass up based on the hilarity that would be sure to follow.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Reply to: Illegal Shift||
How are they different?
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Not 100% sure, but||
I am pretty sure this would still be illegal contact.
The article states:
"For those unfamiliar with the term, a push notification in it’s most general term is the sending data from a server to a device (ex: phone or computer). For most it’s very similar to receiving a text message on a phone."
That would violate the rules.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Some people just don't test||
Some people just don't test well, especially standardized testing.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||It's not actually paying||
It's not actually paying players, it would be adjusting the amount of money they get in their scholarship package.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||The full||
APR data is scheduled to be released soon, I believe the 24th (of May). I could be wrong on the exact date, but I know it will be released within the next month.
Good luck to Williamson wherever he goes.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I read that||
Brown could be a possible EE guy. Not sure if it is 100 accurate or not.
Hopefully Tom (or someone else) can confirm or deny.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I'm not Magnus (obviously), but||
I love this commitment. Give Brown 30-40 pounds throughout his career and refine his technique and All-Conference honors are very feasible, maybe more. I am very high on Brown from what limited tape I have seen.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Allen Trieu just tweeted||
Allen Trieu just tweeted:
#Michigan fans, don't go far
EDIT: Damn, someone just beat me to it.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Starts would be a||
great pick-up. I hope he gets up for a visit. I heard that he may want to play DL as opposed to OL. I believe A&M and Tech are recruiting as DL and Texas is recruiting as an OL.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||That would be a||
great DL class. I love Brown's film that I have seen. A RS and 20/30 pounds, the sky is the limit for him. That doesn't even include any of the "longshots" that we still have chances with.
I really wish we could take a full 25 this year.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||It's||
just you. I wasn't impressed with his highlight video. With the current roster situation, other needs, and prospects with interest, I really don't think Brown would be a wise use of a scholarship at this point, based on those highlights.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||RB Recruiting||
Tom (or anyone else with knowledge) is there anything new in regards to Running Back recruiting? It seems to be one of the positions that hasn't garnered much discussion early on.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I'm in. Fitting we could||
Fitting we could play Duke in round 2 with the Fab 5 doc on tonight.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||http://twitter.com/BWIonRival||
2nd link confirming.
Other news in this link of relevance for Michigan:
* James Ross offered by USC.
* MA LB Camren Williams offered by BC.
*PA RB Greg Garmon offered by FSU.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||OSU Undergrad,||
Toledo Law School
|4 years 20 weeks ago||24/7||
They are a similar service, yes. Still relatively new, so they don't have team sites for everyone.
We have also made GA DE Jarontay Jones' top 7.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Texas LB commits||
Texas actually has 2 LB commits already this year.
Jinkens and Alex De La Torre
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Edwards is||
an FSU legacy. Everything that I have read says a FSU/Texas battle with FSU having an early lead.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Yes,||
you are more or less correct in regards to social networking and recruiting. I don't have it with me now, but I'll post what the NCAA says about this subject when I have access to it (unless someone else posts it first).
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Hopkins didn't||
go to Skyline, he went to Flower Mound (I believe).
|4 years 23 weeks ago||It says we wanted Stephon||
It says we wanted Stephon Gilmore @ QB, not Clowney.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Tennessee just lost their DL||
Tennessee just lost their DL coach. Hopefully that helps with O'Brien.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||If he does have offers from||
If he does have offers from Oregon and Florida, I believe they would be recent, he may not have a great relationship with them either.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||His offer list is legit.||
His offer list is legit. Heard it is an A&M/Texas battle at this point. Hopefully we can get him up for a visit, might be too tough to pull off on such short notice.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Yep, I've read that Beyer||
Yep, I've read that Beyer will be playing (or at least starting out at) LB.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I disagree, having also seen||
I disagree, having also seen Harris and the other Grand Rapids/West Michigan guys play in HS (Obi Ezeh, Rueben Riley, etc.), he was very good, maybe not the greatest, but very good. Now granted, I wasn't even in HS when Harris (and Riley) played HS ball, so that could have an impact on my evaluation. I didn't think Obi was good enough to go to Michigan on a scholarship, but to his credit he worked extremely hard to not only go to Michigan, but to play early.
I don't give the article too much weight. It only listed the thoughts of a couple coaches, with only one having sent guys to Michigan (or anywhere else, according to one of the other posters). I would have been much more interested to here from coaches in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, etc.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Dawson did indeed eliminate||
Dawson did indeed eliminate us after the CC. Most recent article I saw about him was after his visit to USC (which was recent), he said he eliminated us and Florida. UCF was going to be getting a visit from him.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Name calling isn't very||
Name calling isn't very classy or mature. I don't know about you, but we Michigan fans try to be classy, mature, and respectful of opposing viewpoints.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Caught by whom (serious||
Caught by whom (serious question)? I thought I remember his HS coach not even knowing about it.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Learn how to spell. For||
Learn how to spell. For someone who talks about class, you sure do like to assume stuff about other people, and judge their values without knowing anything about them. You're also doing a poor job of trying to prove your "point" (if you can even call it that).
|4 years 27 weeks ago||You named 2 kids who had||
You named 2 kids who had questionable character, how is that case after case? None of what you have described is cheating. The one kid who did something wrong while at Michigan was promptly kicked off the team. Sounds like you are overreacting.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Not qualifying academically||
Not qualifying academically is not the same as being a bad apple. Every coach and every school targets guys who may be borderline, sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. If I recall, no one (not even his HS coach) was aware of Feagin's past until after it happened. So, Feagin and Dorsey were two questionable character prospects RR got while at Michigan. I am quite sure that every coach has had similar results or worse. Carr went after bad apples as well, so I don't get the whole "Michigan we hold athletes to higher standards" in the way that you are using it. It looks to me like you just want to find fault with RR.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||What? How does Will||
How does Will Hill have anything do with that?
By all accounts, the team (or at least the vast majority of it) are all great kids.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Is there something wrong with||
Is there something wrong with that?
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Yes, I saw this earlier.||
Yes, I saw this earlier. Exhibit A as to why (some/all) coaches don't like the use of twitter.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Thank you kind sir.||
Thank you kind sir.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Wallace would be great (to||
Wallace would be great (to say the least). Odd that he and others couldn't "work it out' earlier. The Scout headline says "Barnett and Crew". Is Wallace the only "crew member" or are there potentially others?
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Not sure about our interest,||
Not sure about our interest, but he has visited Texas A&M, Utah, and Arkansas.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Brian Miller who committed to||
Brian Miller who committed to Boston College and Ray Hamilton who committed to Iowa and possibly uncommitted Darien Bryant have all been mentioned at some point during this year's recruiting cycle.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Not sure how accurate it is,||
Not sure how accurate it is, I believe several people have said that DA was just messing with people (again).
|4 years 27 weeks ago||He hasn't visited Michigan,||
He hasn't visited Michigan, hasn't set up a visit to Michigan, was considering us because of Avery Walls (who isn't coming here anymore), and I believe someone else (Tom maybe?) said so.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Sorry. Just trying to inform||
Sorry. Just trying to inform my fellow MGoBloggers.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Next year, not this year.||
Next year, not this year.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Saw that too. No, he wasn't||
Saw that too. No, he wasn't always a DE, I believe he just got changed from MLB to DE. Not sure what his best position would be. Doran Grant got downgraded from a 5* to a 4*.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Westerman is and will be a||
Westerman is and will be a Longhorn.
The Drew ship has also sailed.
Jernigan will likely be a Seminole or Gator.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||What is everyone's feelings||
What is everyone's feelings about Fisher and the chances he re-commits? If he goes elsewhere, is it Sparty or somewhere else?
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I agree. McClure is now||
I agree. McClure is now ranked the #4 corner to Scout. Raven is ranked around Crawford. Though I still believe Crawford is underrated.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Reply to Hoka-A-Mania||
Why? It was expected that Crawford would eventually leave after the RR firing. I am not getting too down unless this weekend is terrible for the recruits (which I doubt).
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Sucks to lose Crawford, he||
Sucks to lose Crawford, he was one of my favorite commits. He is going to be a beast for the Canes. Hopefully we can keep Countess and reel in McClure and/or Raven (both would be great).
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I was going to be pissed,||
I was going to be pissed, until I saw your name/avatar.
The Shredder will never win, you might as well give up.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Would be a great pick up, for||
Would be a great pick up, for his talent and for (possible) help in attracting his 2012 teammates (Jordan Diamond and Robert Gregory).
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Doran Grant dropped to a 4*||
Doran Grant dropped to a 4* (from a 5*) in the Scout re-rankings.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Thanks for posting. I love||
Thanks for posting. I love Mike Martin.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Reply to skegemogpoint||
I disagree, especially in regard to Ezeh/Demens and Lucien. Most of us knew that Obi struggled and wasn't playing well but few (if any) were sure that Demens would be better. I disagree about Lucien whole-heartedly. I like Lucien and hoped he would be Blue, but if Hoke/the offensive staff doesn't see Lucien as a WR in this offense, he needs to not offer him, at least at WR. Why would you offer someone you don't think will be successful, it is a waste of a scholarship and everyone's time.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Reply to "His Dudeness"||
That doesn't make any sense. Even if it did, it certainly wouldn't be hilarious.
Hoke already has an All-American CB set to visit us, possibly another highly rated DB, and now a solid OL. He just needs to continue to work these next couple of weeks.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||RE: Miller||
Are you sure you don't mean Jake Fisher (or Tony Posada)? Jake Miller has said he is solid.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Rivals||
Could be about Crawford moving on. McClure and/or Raven to replace him. Brown could possibly play safety, Raven could possibly bulk up as well and play safety.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Another (possibly new) offer||
It appears that LA DB Floyd Raven now has a Michigan offer, according to Scout.
Rivals ranks him higher:
|4 years 27 weeks ago||McClure's profile (on||
McClure's profile (on Scout):
Says he is visiting on the 21st. 4*, #7 ranked CB.
We are his last official visit. Already visited Colorado, Washington, Oregon State (all now have "low interest" on Scout) and Boise State ("medium interest")
Would be a huge pick-up with Crawford all but gone at this point.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I believe Clark||
can play both TE or LB. I am fairly certain that Michigan is recruiting him for the TE position.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||RE: Byron Moore||
Last I read, Moore's top 3 (no order) was Oregon State, Miami (FL), and Tennessee.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Reply to The Shredder||
Reebok will no longer be the NFL's uniform provider, Nike will be (starting in 2012).
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Arnett makes ESPNews||
Props to Arnett for just making ESPNews with his antics.
Fail to ESPN for saying he had video of himself committing to (only) 3 schools, including Ohio State.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||My Defense:||
Coaching Qualifications: 2 Years (1 HS), Limited defensive responsibility. Held numerous conversations about different defensive schemes & philosophies with qualified defensive coach(es).
Considering the following factors, this would be my defense:
- No Floyd, Woolfolk, Jones
-Bunch of freshman
- No spring/off-season to install
- All personnel who is looking like a red-shirt (Ash, Furman, etc.) will remain that way.
Why? Provides versatility, somewhat close to what we run/ran so the transition wouldn't be too difficult, considering it is mid-season. Takes advantage of available bodies, talent.
SDE: Ryan Van Bergen, Greg Banks/Craig Roh
DT: Greg Banks, Adam Patterson/Renaldo Sagesse, Ryan Van Bergen
NT: Mike Martin, Renaldo Sagesse/Quinton Washington, Adam Patterson
WDE: Craig Roh, Jibreel Black, JB Fitzgerald, Steve Watson
The most difficult part of this is depth, which could be why we use a 3-man front so much (as others have noted on this site before. Craig Roh gets put back on the line where he has been more effective. Martin is an obvious choice. Banks/Van Bergen could switch, but I trust RVB more on the outside than I do Banks. Black has played up and down this year, struggling in the run game more so than in the pass game, which is understandable given his youth; this is why he is only listed as a WDE. Sagesse/Washington battles for back-up DT, I would hope Washington wins, so I could use Sagesse more at DT. Patterson would be able to use his athleticism at DT more than at NT, so he is the back-up at DT. Banks and Roh are the only two that I think could do a decent job at SDE, so I would put them in and put in Black at WDE or Patterson/Sagesse in at DT. It isn't that I don't like a 3-man front, when you have the personnel to use it, but Banks is clearly over matched at the DE spot, a 4-man front gives him help, while allowing Roh to move to his more natural position. The obvious downside is lack of depth.
Mike LB: Kenny Demens, Obi Ezeh/Isaiah Bell/JB Fitzgerald
Will LB: Jonas Mouton, Brandon Herron/JB Fitzgerald/Kevin Leach
Demens, for the most part, has been effective at stopping the run, while struggling vs. the pass. Obi struggles at everything. I haven't seen Bell, but my hope would be that he could win the back-up spot. Mouton has the athleticism necessary for the Will, unfortunately he has been up and down all year (mostly down). He is still most likely the best option, unless Fitzgerald surprises. Demens main focus is stop the run, he will be pulled on obvious pass downs (more on this later).
CB: James Rogers/Cullen Christian
CB: Terrence Talbott/Courtney Avery
FS: Marvin Robinson/Ray Vinopal/Cameron Gordon/Carvin Johnson/James Rogers
SS/Rover (strong-side always): Jordan Kovacs/Marvin Robinson, Cam Gordon
Wolverine (weak-side always): Thomas Gordon/Carvin Johnson/Marvin Robinson, Cam Gordon/Brandin Hawthorne, Floyd Simmons
Free Safety: Wide open competition, I don't care who starts, just someone competent who can cover deep without a) getting beat routinely, b) taking bad angles in coverage and coming up vs. the run, and c) support run. Any plays made would be a bonus. Corners: We have no one else. I will change the coverage though (more later). SS/Rover: Gives Marvin another chance to start get time. Kovacs is solid vs. the run, bad vs. the pass. Cam Gordon closer to the line. Run responsibilities are outside contain, with the goal to turn it inside to the DL, Demens, and Mouton, and clean-up. Pass responsibilities will mainly be short (more later) Wolverine: Another chance for Marvin to see the field. Thomas Gordon and Carvin Johnson have played solid at the hybrid position, despite being freshman and a bit undersized. Run responsibilities are outside contain and clean-up. Pass responsibilities will be detailed later.
Goal line Defense:
Rogers/Christian Banks-Q. Wash-Martin-Sagesse-RVB Talbott/Avery
M. Robinson Demens Mouton T. Gordon/C. Johnson
Rogers/Christian Roh-RVB-Martin-Black Talbott/Avery
Mouton Bell/M. Robinson
M.Robinson/T. Gordon T. Gordon/C. Johnson
M. Robinson/Vinopal/C. Johnson
Strategy vs. the run:
Force everything inside to the DL and Demens/Mouton. The SS/Rover & Wolverine will take a read-step just like linebackers. In the event a runner gets outside, the responsibility falls on the SS/Rover & Wolverine, with backside pursuit from the LB's. FS main goal is to prevent deep, so his responsibility in the run game is minimal, if he has to keep making tackles, that means the front 6 & hybrids did't do their job.
Strategy vs. the pass:
This will be limited due to the experience of the secondary. Will be a mix of man and zone.
Man Defense: Press Coverage and regular man (about 6 yards off).
DL: Rush passer
FS: Deep Coverage Only
LB: Man or Blitz [Depends on opposing offense and what defense were in (base vs. nickel)]
Hybrids: Man or Blitz [Depends on opposing offense and what defense were in (base vs. nickel)]
Zone Defense: Cover 1, 2, 3
Cover 1: FS Deep
Cover 2: FS & Wolverine Deep; Corners Flats; SS/Rover & Will have curls Middle has middle.
Cover 3: FS, Strong-side corner and Wolverine Deep; SS/Rover & weak-side corner have flats; LB's have curls. Short/medium middle is vulnerable.
* Always rush at least 4.
* FS is always deep.
* Blitz a lot. Mainly Mouton and from the hybrid positions.
The secondary is clearly the biggest weakness, pressure will help them. Mouton and the hybrids have the athleticism needed to create pressure and can disguise it. Don't want too many (if any) secondary blitzed because of the youth. Give the FS one responsibility only, that is his only job, he should be able to do it.
The defense will still struggle, especially given the depth on the DL and youth in the secondary, but this should be an improvement. The defense should go from terrible to average, maybe slightly below-average.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Floyd||
Mayweather will win. I am predicting a UD, but I wouldn't be surprised if Floyd TKO'd him in the 10th/11th round.
Addressing some other points made in the thread:
* If Manny would agree to a fight, Floyd would beat him.
* Floyd is the best P4P.
* What is wrong with "showboating" and "chatter" especially in an individual sport like boxing?
* Floyd is one of the, if not the, hardest training fighters in boxing, I seriously doubt he is too busy "living the life."
* Floyd certainly isn't scared of Manny. It was Manny (or his camp's) fault that the fight did not happen.
* Olympic-style drug testing seems perfectly fine by me (at least the way it is portrayed on 24/7). It seems highly effective and does not interfere with the training.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||DW signs||
Per his twitter page, Donovan Warren signed with the New York Jets.