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- There are 4 class of 2012 redshirts who have not played a meaningful Big 10 down in their career. Guys like Heitzman and Hayes played much more than these guys and left before their 5th year. I'd expect the same for these 4.
- A QB will transfer.... we have way too many with 2 of "Harbaugh's guys" poised to matter in 2016 - O'Korn and Gentry. Magnus is hinting he is hearing Gentry in fact will get some time this year (no rs) to prepare him for the competition in 2016. If true that is going to say a lot about existing QBs on the roster. Even if not true there are going to be too many underclassmen QBs.
- 1 obvious medical on OL
- You get 2-3 not obvious guys who transfer every year for a multitude of reasons starting with playing time.
- There are "older" wide receivers who barely have played going into their 3rd/4th year and receiving zero talk in spring as guys like Cole or Ways or Canteen are talked up. Will they be content to just sit again for 2 more yrs?
- There are 2 other non linemen guys who have been position switched many times and cant buy playing time. Maybe they play this year as 3rd string type backups -maybe its another year they are shut out. With younger players coming in do they stick around past this year - or do they want togo somewhere and play some football?
|49 min 31 sec ago||Mitchell is fast if we can||
Mitchell is fast if we can get him. More raw apparently as a Wr but he has speed. As the other person said, if Evans doesnt flip to ND he is also fast and looks to be a slot if he stays on offense. But has stated ND is his dream offer so hard to count on him. Hence I hope Mitchell picks us.
|56 min 19 sec ago||If Ace is going to follow||
If Ace is going to follow Mgo's long held policy to not name names you are not going to get many specifics. But here is a roadmap to free scholarships:
|2 hours 10 min ago||robertson is raw but might up||
robertson is raw but might end up the best of the bunch. We'll see. He is a serious athlete and they tend to mold those guys into some very good DL types.
Vance also seems to have picked up a lot of recent hype.
Corley will be another guy on that list of he ends up there which everyone now assumes. Hill will be another if he flips from PSU.
|2 hours 15 min ago||A faster, smarter, better||
A faster, smarter, better trash talker then Sherman, Fred.
|2 hours 30 min ago||I predict a Magnus score of:||
I predict a Magnus score of: 81.
|2 hours 31 min ago||Hawkins is a physical||
|2 hours 34 min ago||To be fair this is partly due||
To be fair this is partly due to volume - only Miami (YTM), MSU, and UM have 20+ players. Most of the others are mid teens to upper teens.
UM actually has the lowest per player rank in the top 14. #15 Duke is lower in ave rank. Not to rain on the parade but when we have a lower team rank we always point to the average - so now that we have a high team rank that is boosted by volume it is worth pointing out the average as well.
That said, 2-3 of the fliers Harbaugh took are what is bringing down the average. Not sweating it - having a competent staff is priority #1, as shown by Baylor TCU Oregon and MSU which have similar type of averages as UM right now and in recent yrs. And the top 20 of the eventual 25ish will be very typical UM type recruits.
|2 hours 44 min ago||From Lorenz 15 minutes||
From Lorenz 15 minutes ago
|2 hours 50 min ago||GO blue||
I think the emoticon screws up embeds... he has some nice words in his photo in the tweet
Charge your phone Brad!
|3 hours 48 min ago||I like what I saw from Zardes||
I like what I saw from Zardes in the 2 game Europe swing. He is around the ball a lot (which is a skill in and of itself) and has some nice pace to him. I think his anticipation skills are far superior to Jozy which for a sniper is a key thing - be where the ball will be not where it is.
It will be curious to see if he continues to improve and takes Jozy's job.
|3 hours 57 min ago||Florida had no QB last year||
Florida had no QB last year either.
Nuss will be helped that his new HC is an offensive coach himself that developed a heck of a QB at CSU. Most coaches specialize on 1 side of the ball or the other and at least had coordinator experience. Nuss did not have that here - I imagine he was mostly alone without help on offense from the HC.
|7 hours 29 min ago||Well as Borges always said,||
Well as Borges always said, he'd walk to SDSU.
But actually I think he is at San Jose college or something not SDSU. But he'd still walk there if offered.
|7 hours 33 min ago||Interesting peer group you||
Interesting peer group you swim in. I have yet to be asked by anyone even once (forget weekly) "What ever happened to good ole Curt Mallory?"
I think we've covered "MAC level coaching gets MAC level results!!!" more than enough times in the past 6 months.
p.s. Mlive should have thrown Borges in there if they were going to spend the time rehashing the dark ages.
|7 hours 41 min ago||I think it has been pretty||
I think it has been pretty well covered in many posts what type of jobs everyone landed and how it reflects on the past staff and how their peers view them. And was reflected by their collective results here. Why rehash the negativity? Look forward not back at this point.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Seriously? I think Utah is a||
Seriously? I think Utah is a danger game but if we are fearful of the 12th best Pac 12 QB who threw for a whopping 2100 yards with a hefty average (not) of 6.9 we have a lot to fear this year. Rudock is better than Wilson IMO - and his stats in a year he got benched were better than Wilson across the board. And I dont think Rudock is all that. If we played Iowa last year I dont think anyone would walk into that saying "but they still have Rudock, hide the children."
Utah wins with defense and special teams. Their offense is an after thought 90% of the time.
|2 days 1 hour ago||That was an excellent||
That was an excellent explanation of all things Harbaugh.
|2 days 1 hour ago||It's a slow news day and a||
It's a slow news day and a slow period for football. This is a lot of drama over very little. Other than Jim being Jim - he was not confrotational, just short and a bit wry - and Cowherd being Cowherd this was no big deal. The only thing I didnt like was how Cowherd cut him off without saying "ok thanks coach we'll try again down the road. Good luck this year."
I am really shocked this is taking such a life of its own - there is nothing really here but a mercurial coach who had a pretty bad interview (not his first) and a radio host with a few goofball questions. Cowherd did have a good question or two and Jim didnt give any effort in answering. They both half assed it. I have no idea why Jim did the interview if this was his stance or mood. Just say no next time.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Generally it accounts for||
Generally it accounts for injuries and excessive time for fouls etc. So they usually add 2-5 minutes onto a half due to that.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Job well done. Except for||
Job well done. Except for the first 20 min of this 2nd half the last 2 games have been excellent for U.S. and you have to expect a quality side like Germany to have 20 good minutes in them. Hat tip to France for wearing those ladies out.
|2 days 20 hours ago||BOOOM||
|2 days 20 hours ago||Not a fan of taking out your||
Not a fan of taking out your most gifted player.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Cool as a cucumber for||
Cool as a cucumber for Lloyd.
US fortunate here with the 2 PKs - ours was prob a red card and theirs was outside the box. But that's the breaks Germany.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Charlie Weiss agent cuts his||
Charlie Weiss agent cuts his hair on the side.
|3 days 1 hour ago||UCLA. He tweeted "Asian||
He tweeted "Asian Wallabees Everywhere."
|3 days 2 hours ago||Pie||
|3 days 2 hours ago||Curious where this Kugler||
Curious where this Kugler praise is coming from? Last we heard in spring he was having as much trouble as Cole doing basic snaps - and Cole had played center all of 6 practices where Kugler was supposed to be a college ready guy out of HS due to dad. That was the story near the end of spring ball so I am trying to figure out what progression has been made considering there has been little in organized team acitvity since.
|3 days 2 hours ago||What has Stone shown you in 3||
What has Stone shown you in 3 years to make you yearn for 1 more? Or that 1 more will make him pop? Same for Pipkins? Mone showed more as a FR then Pipkins did as either a FR or his first 5 games as a SO. He came back last year and effectively was 3rd (or 4th) on a depth chart.
Some guys just dont make it.
Morris I will put in another category because true development can make all the diff at that position but a position like DT we had Hoke and Mattison coaching so to say Pipkins didnt develop because of bad coaching is not accurate. Same for Stone - the same guys who developed Bolden and JMFR and to a degree Ross were not idiots who could do nothing with Stone. He just hasnt done anything.
Other guys like Charlton I do agree it would have been nice to RS but he actually did play some as a FR and the lack of other players developing is why you have to do early playing time for guys who arent truly ready.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Being a get off my lawn type,||
Being a get off my lawn type, I like Bo Ryan. Esp now that he has morphed that offense into something a lot more fun than what Bennett and early Ryan were doing. And special kudos for those sincere comments about his dad after the final 4 run 2 years ago.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Right but being a vampire, 68||
Right but being a vampire, 68 is like a toddler....
|4 days 2 hours ago||No Nebraska? Interesting -||
No Nebraska? Interesting - that was the perceived leader.
Moar Alabama? Damnit.
That is a pretty friggin loaded top 8 though - based on the past 5 years UM is #8 in the hierarchy of those teams. Hopefully he watches a lot of film of the 80s and 90s.