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|2 hours 18 min ago||I'm at a credit union man -||
I'm at a credit union man - old school.
Fight the establishment. Never forget 2008. :P
|2 hours 35 min ago||Well either Russ is changing||
Well either Russ is changing #s or the writing is on the wall... pun intended.
Also worth noting in any headline / OP you need to make a distinction between Jay and Jim.
Broader question to people in general - outside of checks when is the last thing anyone under the age of 45-50 has written of this length minimum. It sounds silly but I realized the other day I barely write anymore with actual pen/pencil other than signing checks. It's all typing nowadays. I might write a sentence or two max on a piece of paper as a reminder but multiple paragraphs? I can't recall. Years I am sure.
Jay - old school.
|7 hours 32 min ago||If they play up to||
If they play up to expectations I'd say Marshall. Nothing like a shut down corner to take away 1/3rd of the field.
Considering we have Lewis on the other side and Peppers at S and a SR at the other S and Blake as a nickel that would be a sick secondary if Marshall is ready to play as a frosh.
And Lewis, Peppers, Marshall would be here of course 2016 as well.
We already have a stud TE in Butt... Wheatley would probably RS as a DE (or as a TE) as we have Butt and Khalid Hill, and Clark would get on the field but again its not like we are lacking a TE. We are lacking a corner to oppose Lewis if Peppers is on the move (I consider Blake a nickel)
Weber - again we have backs, in theory Green, Drake, and Isaac would all be ahead of him this year.
|9 hours 24 min ago||Pretty amazing a Jake Butt||
Pretty amazing a Jake Butt injury goes unnoticed by the twitterverse with all eyes on crooting
|12 hours 4 min ago||Oregon is a great example of||
Oregon is a great example of you dont have to bleed Duck as a child to be elite.
I would also be very curious about Nebraska in the 60s thru 80s. Another example of a program that doesnt have a ton of elite home grown talent. I bet a bunch of their guys were from Oklahoma and Texas and didnt bleed Cornhusker from age 3.
What about Notre Dame? They have had decades of success until recently. Plenty of kids went there for decades that weren't from Indiana or 1 state over.
No one is saying ignore your state or your region. If you have elite athletes who are self motivated in your state, and region that should be priority #1. Easier to recruit them, easier to sell the drive to parents to see their kids play, etc. Helps maintain relationships with HS coaches.
But once you get past that level of player it would be silly not to get a similar type of player out of state/region. And very few schools have the "brand" to do it - Michigan is one. You are not getting an elite kid out of Alabama if you are Oklahoma State or Washington.
|12 hours 30 min ago||What did winning the NC do||
What did winning the NC do for OH? Make it more attractive to kids nationally. Now he is making inroads at UM's feeder school in Detroit. Kids like winning. Wherever they are from.
But my larger point of disagreement is this crap about "if you grow up bleeding Alabama you will play better/harder." No - self motivated people play better/harder. I've coached a different sport at a much lower level and a team full of self motivated individuals gets so much more done on a field. They drive each other every practice, ,they support each other in the game, they work their ass off like no other. They have no relent. They dont forget about losses 5 minutes after it is over. Those teams are a pain in the ass to play against.
Transferring to football,If I get those guys from all over the country it does not matter if they didnt know the Wolverine figh song out of the womb. That does NOT mean you cannot have high level athletes - you must have those because you can ""want" all you want but if you dont have 4.5 speed at CB you will be "wanting" while an elite WR runs right by you.. But I've had very top talent who are not motivated and they can easily be taken out of a game by frustration, if something goes wrong, if they feel affronted in any way (you take them out of the game early), and they can poison your practices\s and teams. Even if they are the most talented kid(s) on the team.
This is the stuff we don't see in these recruiting rankings - some guys are just so damn physically gifted in HS they dominate. But when facing like minded athletes (or very close) at the college level you dont know how they will react. You dont know how hard they study. You dont know what their will is. A lot of winning football in October is done in Jan-July. That goes to self motivation that a star rating never tells you.
Hate on Dantonio all we want but he finds those character traits it appears from the success on the field. They dont have a ton of NFL players but they have guys good enough to be damn good in college and they sacrifice for the team (almost every one redshirts, super low attrition rates). They didn't all grow up knowing and loving MSU - in fact many of his best players are from out of state or even out of the Big 10 footprint. (NJ/GA of top of head)
If you have a bunch of guys who are self motivated and can marry that with top end athleticism half your job is done as a coach IMO. Those guys will go to any school in the country, adopt it, love it, and put every ounce of blood sweat and tears into that school. Wherever they are from. This is basically what the Patriots look for.
|12 hours 47 min ago||Tiny sample sizes, makes this||
Tiny sample sizes, makes this irrelevent IMO. Meyer had already shifted OSU the minute he got there (I did a post on this a few weeks ago) and the result was a NC. He can still get 50%+ of his guys from Ohio due to the depth of talent and cherry pick among the nation for others. As you wrote UM doesn't have the luxuries of USC or Bama or Florida or FSU or Ohio or states buried in talent.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Just offered another RB,||
Just offered another RB, supposedly a state champion in 200M
|1 day 3 hours ago||He is coming to do an||
He is coming to do an overnight. Nice!
|1 day 6 hours ago||What division in Florida is||
What division in Florida is your HS? He sounds like a standup human being either way. Thanks.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Yes I though dead period||
Yes I though dead period meant nothing but apparently one may write or call. However I think the rule is the coach may only initiate 1 call a week; hence after that it is up to the player.
|1 day 7 hours ago||WD or anyone who knows it -||
WD or anyone who knows it - when is the last time we beat Indiana in Bloomington? Seems like our house of horrors.
|1 day 10 hours ago||http://mgoblog.com/content/mi|
|1 day 10 hours ago||I assume the school's time||
I assume the school's time zone is what matters. So I guess PST coaches have 3 extra hours to work the phones. But I doubt a 2 AM EST phone call would go over well if you are a USC coach calling a guy in VA.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I am going to stick with guys||
I am going to stick with guys that get past that stage of "general interest" - otherwise we'll be adding and removing peeps daily. Made an exception for Neal.
|1 day 11 hours ago||How many friggin spots does||
How many friggin spots does OSU have? They already have 25 commits and took 24 and 24 the last 2 years (or 24 and 23 - still a ton). Seems pretty "impressive" when you can take 74-75 players over a 3 year cycle. When there are only 85 spots.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Magnus would you consider||
Magnus would you consider letting Fred Jackson do the RB evaluations for your blog? I'd like to see some TTB ratings of 100 to 110.
|1 day 11 hours ago||We lose every RB not named Ty||
We lose every RB not named Ty Isaac after 2016. So there is plenty of room - nothing to do with Justice who would be gone after 2015. We need to reload RBs. Now it is a position you can play early (Nick Chubb) so an elite 2016 RB could challenge right away for playing time (or a 2017 RB) but right now we have 1 RB on the roster 2 years from now - getting 1 in this class would be good and probably 2 are going to be in next year's class.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Where have you seen he||
Where have you seen he prefers RB in college? Just curious. If he can bulk up a bit I wouldnt mind a legit 4.4 RB at 190 lbs myself. He's basically replace the Drake Johnson role in the RB stable.
|1 day 11 hours ago||That's good news. He sounds||
That's good news. He sounds like (maybe its just boilerplate recruit talk) academics and tradition matter so on that end we've got it covered. And unless someone gets on campus I dont think we'd have a real chance. Let's hope this is not like the UCLA CB who was going to visit and 2 hrs later does not.
And while he committed to Gary Anderson, Aranda was the DC and Chryst retained Aranda so if he is going to play CB for Wisconsin he was not really affected by the staff change much.
That said - HARBAUGH.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Another story here on his||
Another story here on his flip:
“I had a good talk with an old friend who is a Badger, T.J. Edwards, and it’s also close to my hometown so my parents can watch me play. Also, the education and tradition is top-notch,” Booker said.
Scout.com national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu projects Booker to play corner as a Badger and thinks he is a good fit for the defense in Madison.
“I like Titus a lot. Corners with length and speed are rare and he’s one of the few like that in the Midwest this year,” Trieu said. “I’d be surprised if he didn’t end up a starter for Wisconsin at some point.”
|1 day 11 hours ago||I thought he was an Indiana||
I thought he was an Indiana lean earlier who flipped to Wisconsin but upon further research he was an Indiana commit who flipped to Wisconsin in November. So that's why the crystal ball page is like that.
Also confirms he was recruited as a CB for Wisconsin. He sounds like a burner with legit 4.4 speed. Again if he is going to be a RB in the Big 10 getting to 190 lb plus would help. His 247 page has him at 172 but this story has him at 182.
|1 day 11 hours ago||If you read the tweet you||
If you read the tweet you have the answer?
|1 day 11 hours ago||He was a heavy Indiana lean||
He was a heavy Indiana lean all summer who looks like he flipped to Wisconsin in November. Not going to say a lightly recruited guy like this is Tevin Coleman or Melvin Gordon but those teams have been pretty good with RB acquisition of late. I dont know what Wisconsin was recruiting him for though- it might have been CB. At 170 lbs he needs to put on some lbs to be in that RB role.
Outside of Wisconsin only non MAC offer are Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana.
Looks like he visited UK last weekend.
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|1 day 18 hours ago||I think the only year we take||
I think the only year we take 1 QB will be years we get a top 5 QB overall. Harbaugh took only Luck one year at Stanford who generally was #4 overall.
I will say it is going to be somewhat difficult to get a top rated QB to come in a year right after another so I think in general you might have a mix of top 5 QBs in 1 year offset by two 6 to 15 ranked QBs which is still great. It's difficult to judge everything on Stanford because Jim had not established himself as a top notch coach until his last year there and didnt have the NFL experience he has now.
But just being realistic we are not going to get classes with the #1 and #3 QB one year and then follow it up with the #2 QB the following year. These guys want to play and it has nothing to do with 'fear of competition' meme - these recruits all say they want a path to playing time early and you can bet QBs more than anyone. So alternating some years between a super elite recruit followed the next by 2 lower rated (but still 4ish stars) guys makes sense over a 2 year cycle. Jim never had that luxury at Stanford outside of the Luck pick - his 2 recruits a year at QB were lower rated kids.
|1 day 19 hours ago||No Auburn makes me happy -||
No Auburn makes me happy - they were making a late charge. Next Monday is the 2nd and per NCAA calendar no one can make contact with recruits 2nd or 3rd so the timing is not great as he will be on campus with Florida without UM able to do an in home after. But we put our best foot forward. Maybe if he is seriously interested here coaches can get in there Thursday.
|2 days 1 hour ago||These are the type of games I||
These are the type of games I wish Beilein would burn on DVD, go to an in home visit, and just tell the 5 star recruit "Let's watch this together, shall we? I won't talk... just watch."
|2 days 1 hour ago||Donnal didnt play due to||
Donnal didnt play due to respiratory issues as well. Ridiculous performance. What a coach.
|2 days 2 hours ago||They play Baylor in a few||
They play Baylor in a few years - scheduled last summer. Baylor gonna Baylor.