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- DE (Buck): Marshall / Jones / Kemp
- DT: Mone / Pallante / 2016 recruit TBD
- DT: Hurst / Elliott
- DE: Johnson / Johnson / Weaver
- LB: Wangler / D. Johnson
- LB: McCray / 2016 recruit TBD
- LB: Furbush / Gil (??)
- CB: Washington / Richardson
- CB: Watson / Patrick Scott
- S: Kinnel / Metellus
- S: Cole / 2016 recruit TBD
- Ferns - 158
- Winovich - 287
- Furbush - 519
- Wangler - 778
|4 hours 17 min ago||My gosh that D in 2017 :DNot||
My gosh that D in 2017 :D
One upperclassmen secondary player. About 10 of the 22 on the 2 deep will be 2016 recruits. Going to be an adventure
Outside of starting DTs not 1 currently established player is going to be on that D - holy turnover batman.
2016 freshman class italicized
I guess throw Winovich back as a LB too. Canteen at corner maybe.
Almost every single backup is a 2016 recruit lol.
There is going to be serious panic on this site with that crew.
|6 hours 41 min ago||Gil, I think a summer abroad||
Gil, I think a summer abroad in Bolivia is in your near future....
maybe more than a summer.
|6 hours 43 min ago||Durkin to Bowling Green!!!||
Durkin to Bowling Green!!!
Why is ASh from OSU not getting hype - sheesh he has had 2 years there of good D. Durkin has one and he already getting more play. Weird.
|6 hours 47 min ago||6'1, 205 out of HS if its||
6'1, 205 out of HS if its accurate. Interesing if he could pack on 20 lbs.
|6 hours 48 min ago||What do you hear about||
What do you hear about Gentrys future role? TE or QB?
|6 hours 51 min ago||But what a game would it||
But what a game would it be.
Only harbaugh would bring Hill in for 1 game....OSU Nov 2016.
|6 hours 52 min ago||No disrespect to Greg but I||
No disrespect to Greg but I would think if Jim wanted him as DC he would have just kept him there and not brought in his own guy.
Keep him at DL coach where he does a great job and go find the next up and comer.
If Durkin leaves in 12 months rather than now I bet PSU's excellent DC will be available as I expect Franklin to be dead man walking at this time next November.
|6 hours 54 min ago||He is a physical specimen.||
He is a physical specimen. But yes based on production it would be out of left field.
|6 hours 55 min ago||"I am also a firm believer||
"I am also a firm believer that if Kareem Walker commits, he'll be starting by at least October."
Ah the memories of winter of 3 years ago
"I am also a firm believer that Derrick Green will be starting by first game of Big 10 season over Fitz...if not sooner." - 85% of MgoBlog :)
|6 hours 58 min ago||I say this in every Taysom||
I say this in every Taysom hill thread. He'd be our best rb immediately.
If guy could stay healthy I'd put him there day 1 hah...good size for it too. Just not the right bones.
|6 hours 59 min ago||Thanks. redshirt makes a lot||
Thanks. redshirt makes a lot of sense then.
|7 hours 1 min ago||That is great news for 2017||
That is great news for 2017 as well. I know he came to UM *supposedly* due to oppt to play wr over other schools wanting him on D and he started there this spring/fall so this is good for all involved. Once Thomas and Hill graduate we have Kinnel and nothing at this point. So Cole is important.
|7 hours 2 min ago||If Cole goes to center with||
If Cole goes to center with 2 year of eligibility I think some OL could be transferring to as the writing is on the wall. Guys like Kugler (passed by Cole) and JBB (passed by Newsome) may be asking some questions.
But at least they all know where they stand each and every day.
|7 hours 5 min ago||But Heitzman is one of the||
But Heitzman is one of the top 5 TEs in the country per PFF!!!! I don't see that in Godin. :D
Yes probably someone totally unexpected leaves. I guess he could be one.
Bars was cooked I think when Newsome started ahead of him (maybe Bars was hurt that week - someone said that I think)
I am sure there will be surprises.
I am honestly surprises Dukes and Jones are still around along with guys like reon dawson. Maybe they are staying more for the degree which I can respect.
|7 hours 8 min ago||Ok didnt know that - thought||
Ok didnt know that - thought he had been hurt a few months ago and then didnt hear anything about him or Wheatley types.
|7 hours 9 min ago||Does he need to graduate to||
Does he need to graduate to play immediately at that level or still sit out a year if he goes down to that division?
|7 hours 11 min ago||Is Cole? Good! We need||
Is Cole? Good!
We need safeties - all we have in 2017 is Ty Kinnel and uhhh....
|7 hours 13 min ago||Godin is contributing. I||
Godin is contributing. I dont see him moving on. He is sort of your 3rd set of DT. The other 4 yes.
Canteen is a corner ...or could be one of those looking at other pastures. Hasnt found a home.
The Dukes Dawsons really at this point - respectfully - don't play.
I think Cole might go to S next year - we need to start converting moar offensive players in 14/15 classes to defenders as we have a gaping hole coming after this year on defense in experience.
4 players on D in the 2015 class - you normally have 11-12. So we have to find those #s in the offensive players.
I wonder where Wheatley ends up - might need to be a DE to prepare for 2017.
One year from now people are going to be so freaking out about the youth of the 2017 defense. But hopefully in the midst of a playoff run!
|7 hours 18 min ago||I think your missing Peppers||
I think your missing Peppers at slot wr, rb, fb, qb, olb, punter and lb coach.
|7 hours 21 min ago||Isaac and Green to starting||
Isaac and Green to starting LBs on outside of Gedeon.
2 birds, 1 stone w/ a machine gun.
|7 hours 24 min ago||I didnt say UNC is strong||
I didnt say UNC is strong schedule. I am saying OSU is a freak show too. Look at their non conf schedule. They avoided Iowa, Wisconsin, NW from the west.
OSU in the end will have played UM and MSU as top 30 opponents. That's it. UNC will have Clemson and PItt. That's it. Both are pretty jokey schedule.
For perspective Baylor's SOS is 65. A team everyone craps on for awful schedule. UNC and OSU are right there.
I am not arguing name brand and all that - just arguing the schedule aspect. OSU and NC are very similar in that one regard.
|7 hours 29 min ago||Why do people think UNCs||
Why do people think UNCs schedule is worse than OSUs
Have you looked at OSUs schedule
They played 2 ranked teams all year. And lost to 1. Without its QB.
Sagarin has OSU SOS at 61, UNC at 68. UNC still has to play Clemson so will pass OSU SOS. But they are essentially a wash today ...61 v 68.
OSU HAS PLAYED NO ONE for 10 weeks. PSU was the toughest opponent it played until last week.
You can make arguments for why OSU or NC belong (NC loss worse etc) but saying one has not playing a tough schedule and the other has is not one of them. They have identical shit schedules by and large.
|7 hours 33 min ago||Elliott is in. Apparently||
Elliott is in. Apparently Nordin took down all his PSU stuff on twitter.
|7 hours 35 min ago||I thought this was a thread||
I thought this was a thread about Michigan....
|7 hours 36 min ago||He is already apparently in||
He is already apparently in the 250s in HS. He is going to be a BUCK.
|7 hours 40 min ago||Those are not all "low rated||
Those are not all "low rated guys" lol. The top 2 are better than anything a team like MN or NW gets. And similar to a lot of LBs MSU gets. And who are excellent for MSU.
Wangler DID have a pSU offer and PSU is supposedly LB U.
I am not asking them to be superstars. But these are the guys the MSUs of the world make into impact players like an Ed Davis (587), or Darien Harris (619) or now reshke (188). Bullough was ranked 570 and mans the MLB of a ferocious front 7.
Chris Frey was in that same class and was rated in the 600s. He started at first when Ed Davis got hurt and is a platoon now as the 4th LB.
If you can only develop top 250 guys you dont have a good staff at developing.
|7 hours 52 min ago||15 million reasons maybe?||
15 million reasons maybe? Does he get that 15M if he walks rather than get fired? Dunno.
|8 hours 2 min ago||I said this AM Id like to see||
I said this AM Id like to see him replace Lee when the time comes.
|8 hours 3 min ago||He is basically John Cooper||
He is basically John Cooper with a NC. Cant beat Bama but otherwise generally very good. I think LSU needs to be careful of what they wish for. He is not elite but he is darn good. It can get a lot worse - just ask us, ND, TN.
|8 hours 9 min ago||Loss today takes UM of NY6||
Loss today takes UM of NY6 bowls. ND will still be top 12 and be NY6.
We will play a SEC team in Citrus or Outback. Hopefully GA since (a) they sort of suck right now (b) we have never played em!