this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
- Member for
- 7 years 4 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|1 week 2 days ago||Thanks for the comment||
Seth just added our names into the headers before picks; should make things much more clear. We're trying to make this a little easier to follow this time around.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Not camp commits.||
FWIW, Onwenu and Bredeson weren't under consideration for this, or they'd—at least for me—be the clear #1 and #2 in some order. Those two weren't satellite camp commits so they didn't fit the question.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I haven't seen much...||
...to suggest Michigan is a viable option for Tagaloa, and I'm pretty sure he's more of a DT prospect, regardless. Steve Lorenz has been pretty consistent in saying M is very much in the mix for Hawaiian prospect Michael Eletise, and he'd most likely be a center in this class.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Buckle Up||
"Teddy Blanks" is NOT a credible source. At best, he's stealing info from premium sites without attribution, and in this case I'm pretty sure he didn't even manage to interpret the information correctly.
If a Twitter account is giving out so much "insider" info that it seems too good to be true...
|7 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||Yes||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||An all-time favorite.||
Also, this is where you all can give me the negs I richly deserve.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||This was written this morning...||
...after seeing the Seattle Times report. I think you're very much misinterpreting the post. I think Frank Clark deserves a shot in the NFL. The way Seattle handled the investigation—poorly, in a way that has drawn a major PR backlash that could lead to Clark getting cut to save face—negatively affects Clark's opportunity to get that shot. There's a reason I said this post hurts everyone involved, and I don't think it's fair to anyone, even though Clark is far from a sympathetic figure.
If Seattle had simply acknowleged Clark's actions, stated concern regarding the police report and witness statements, and said they'd provide an environment in which they believe they could support Clark as both a football player and a human being, I wouldn't have written this post today no matter what round Clark was drafted. By not doing so, Seattle hurt everyone involved, including themselves, not that I have any sympathy for the organization itself.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Oh jeez, that's my bad.||
Changed the phrasing. Thanks for pointing that out.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I'll leave this here.||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I believe...||
...he's being recruited as a cornerback by most. He's listed at 5'11", 165.
|17 weeks 15 hours ago||Brian covered the latest...|
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||My sincerest apologies.||
The deadline loomed and it totally slipped my mind. Brad Wing Forever.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Not really.||
This staff had to start from behind with just about every prospect they've recruited; considering those circumstances, I'm pretty impressed with how they've positioned themselves with a lot of the blue-chippers they're going after. They're going to miss on a lot of them (the vast majority of them, really), because that's how recruiting works, but they haven't even really started peppering the Midwest with offers—they're mostly sticking to high-level national recruits in top talent-producing states.
I don't think it's going to take too much longer for them to land a commit, and when that happens I think the pace will pick up pretty quickly.
|22 weeks 15 hours ago||At this juncture...||
...I don't think that's something they have to worry about too much. Most of the early offers have gone out to high-level prospects being pursued by several top programs. Those aren't the guys who are going to commit early, for the most part. Most of the three-star-and-below prospects who've received offers have offer sheets suggesting they'll be rated higher at the end of the cycle.
It's early yet for Michigan to be offering the level of prospect who'd jump at an offer and potentially take a spot from a higher-rated guy. The staff, as best I can tell, manages this through the timing of their offers; we haven't heard anything about levels of committable offers yet.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||It's going well.||
I'm waiting to post an update until I finish up a couple more tests, but my body's responding very well to the new medication. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, should be feeling normal by the summer, which would be quite welcome.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Just the once...||
I've known Bacon since taking his class in 2008 — couldn't turn down the chance to sit courtside. (I don't believe those are his normal seats, FWIW.)
Will be back on press row for Rutgers.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Before there are any more of these comments...||
|25 weeks 2 days ago||On the basketball front...||
From attending a lot of Beilein's pressers, I can say he's very reticent to discuss X's and O's or certain elements of his strategy. While he'll discuss strategy in broad terms, he doesn't often delve into specifics. Still gives a decent presser compared to a lot of coaches, but most of the questions people here would be interested in would be things he wouldn't answer in much detail.
There's no coordinator availability like there is for football, so I wouldn't be able to ask BA or Jordan instead.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||DTs||
The staff hasn't targeted anyone in this class, but that's going to be the top priority in 2016. Obviously Rashan Gary is one of the top targets on the board, and they've got a pretty good shot at landing him.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|25 weeks 2 days ago||That's not true.||
If I had to guess, I'd say Wheatley and Weber end up in the class, and I think there's a decent shot at Jefferson, too.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Not saying he'll definitely flip...||
...but he's absolutely not 100% certain on his choice. Sometimes I word things a certain way because I can't flat-out say what I hear all the time. That's the case here.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||You'd be wrong.||
I couldn't blockquote the entire article—he talked a lot about the opporunity to play with Josh Rosen and how much he respected Jim Mora as a coach.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||If you watch his full film...||
...it's pretty apparent the level of competition caveats also apply to his own team. He had to do a lot on his own.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Whoops, fixed.||
Fifth-year senior. Got a medical redshirt after he tore his ACL a couple years ago.
|27 weeks 13 hours ago||Kept that update short...||
...since his statement in that article was pretty vague—didn't even mention a date—but Sam just confirmed it's a distinct possibility he'll visit this weekend:
|27 weeks 13 hours ago||Not enough...||
...for me to write a post on it while all the football stuff is going on. Other than Brown rescheduling his visit, there hasn't been much of note other than it looking like M is falling behind Kentucky and Duke for Derryck Thornton.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||No, he's playing.||
Just has a very limited role right now—23 minutes combined in the four Big Ten games, including a DNP against Iowa. He's put up decent numbers but mostly against the lesser teams on the schedule.