Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|3 days 10 hours ago||Not a ton of power...||
...but he did run a SPARQ-verified 4.36 40 in high school. Hard to question his athletic ability.
|4 days 6 hours ago||I can't anymore||
|4 days 7 hours ago||Sometimes it's of great benefit...||
...to re-watch every play from every game. It's well-documented around here that Smith's vision has been an issue. He's especially prone to missing the backside cut inside zone (like this), and even his best runs have often featured him missing the inital hole (famously on the long TD against BYU, also on this Indiana run).
Also, I've noticed many of the same things Brian has about your comments, so I feel compelled to point this out: Grant Newsome played some snaps as a sixth OL (giant TE) last year. He didn't play "significant snaps" as an offensive tackle.
The Smith theory makes sense because we've literally seen him miss holes with our very own eyes on too many occasions to dismiss. To suggest otherwise is to ignore quite a bit of evidence.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Yes||
If (*if*) that was the case, it's a terrible precedent for a coach to set, both for the present (you're bringing in a player who thinks he's entitled to a starting spot) and for the future (if that doesn't work out, you have no Plan B).
Harbaugh would balk at that demand in an instant, and he'd be right for doing so, even with a high-level in-state prospect.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||By the camp itself.||
He was first-team defense at 247, which is what's linked.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||I don't think...||
...they've given up on Brett Neilon (USC commit), either.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||I've seen some rumors...||
...going around, but nothing from the most reliable sources. (I'm not sure how many times it needs to be reiterated that BlueVod is NOT a legit source, but here we are again.) Not ruling out a commit, but not in "buckle up" mode, either.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This OP...||
...knows that Michigan is continuing to recruit several TEs in the class, so the coaches believe it's a need, too.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'll leave this here.||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Here's the link...||
...to the commitment video. It's very much worth a watch.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Yes, on 247's own rankings.||
But he's a three-star (#145 overall) on the composite, which is what I use for all recruiting posts.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Just like the last time...||
If you read the post the gap between the two is stated quite explicitly. Those two are still way ahead of the rest of the conference.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I am the commitment post||
I am the commitment post protocol, Artie.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Don't think it's either/or.||
Cain is a 3/4 in Beilein's system while Matthews is more of a 2/3. They could easily take both.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||He was...||
...welcoming Matthews to the family.
FWIW, I doubt Matthews has made a commitment before the actual visit, but Michigan was widely regarded as the best bet to land him even before Xavier added a 2017 wing.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Yeah, that was it.||
That's all that showed up in their database. I should look for another way to find that info. The redesign screwed up so, so much on that site. Couldn't include a couple articles in the Malone-Hatcher commitment post because the redesign rendered them completely unreadable.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds like...||
...this commitment wasn't supposed to go public today. Holding off on a Hello post for now, but there should be an announcement soon.
|9 weeks 7 hours ago||Quailman is half right.||
The other issue is Drupal can't handle emojis. Deleted the Twitter embed and changed it to a link. Thanks for the heads up.
|9 weeks 9 hours ago||Hooooooly ****||
Thank you, everyone.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, yes...||
...Ohio State is currently in a tier of their own. For simplicity's sake, I lumped them in with Michigan—those two are well clear of the pack and that gap should only get bigger.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, I should do that.||
Now that I'm mostly done with HTTV stuff, offseason projects are next on the to-do list. Might take a little while to put together but that's definitely on the list.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||They'd take both.||
By my understanding, this isn't an either/or situation. While Neilon is definitely a center-only prospect, Ruiz is a bit bigger and could easily play guard.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||You seem to be...||
...very much in the minority.
It's the offseason. I also just wrapped up writing ~15,000 words of opponent previews for HTTV over the last few weeks. I'm not going to apologize for coming up with a series of posts that don't require me to write too much, especially when the response has been overwhelmingly positive. There are plenty of other posts to read—for free!—if you don't like these.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||You're right.||
For some reason the MGoBlue archives omitted that game. Overall point still stands, though.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||Have no fear.||
It'll be in the tourney. A few of these fit multiple categories.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, it's unfair.||
Peoples-Jones hasn't sought out much attention at all given his high profile, and the only time he bucked that trend was to speak out against the satellite camp ban—not because it served his best interests, but because it could help out lesser-known prospects.
Taking the time to evaluate all available options doesn't make one a diva. Blanket characterizations of high school kids really, really bother me.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||For non-mobile users...||
...this was a response to a post that can no longer be seen.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, he has.||
Evan Smotrycz played quite a bit as a 6'8" stretch four before he transferred; he also played the five but he would've been a four long-term had he stuck around.
At West Virginia, Beilein played 6'8" Joe Alexander at the four, and I believe he had taller fours in general at WVU, but KenPom doesn't list heights/weights for his pre-2007 teams.
Just because Beilein has played shorter players at the four here doesn't mean he doesn't want bigger guys there. Note that, as mentioned in this post, he wants to play DJ Wilson on the wing. There are good reasons to believe Peters won't end up here, but it won't be because he isn't a fit.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Because...||
Robinson, MAAR, Dawkins, and Donnal all had impressively low turnover rates. Also, Michigan may have been sixth nationally, but they were fifth in Big Ten play—they didn't do as good a job taking care of the ball against quality opponents. I'm not trying to lampoon Irvin for no reason here; it's a part of his game that needs work.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not inventing...||
...the 18.3 turnover rate in Big Ten play. That is too high. This isn't that hard.