this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|6 years 50 weeks ago||nvm the fact that||
"we return our entire defensive line, plus our starting corners, and a LB. we'll be very good defensively"
RRod has not wavered between early March and now that LB is the strongest position group on the team.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||If he's been with him five years||that's 2003-2007. 2002 would make six.|
|6 years 51 weeks ago||Sam Mcguffie's short shuttle||was 3.83 at the Nike Combine after his junior year, fwiw. :)|
|6 years 51 weeks ago||I agree with most of you projections||but I would move Kenny Demens up the list. He technically sound, makes a lot of tackles and misses very, very few, he's smart, and can flat out lay the wood. You're going to be pleasantly surprised by this kid. He's going to be a great middle linebacker.|
|6 years 51 weeks ago||that's preseason football||Look at the boxscore. He got more touches than anybody.|
|6 years 51 weeks ago||What a bunch of worry warts||ZOMG the sky is falling. Quit putting so much stock into stars. The kid was hurt and sat all but five games last year. Hence the the three stars.|
|7 years 1 week ago||WVU's quick hiring of Stewart||
WVU's quick hiring of Stewart after the bowl game shows just how ass-backwards that athletic department really is. Stewart had a lifetime 8-25 record as a head coach before the Fiesta Bowl. He was RRod's QB and special teams coach until last year when he coached the tight ends and held the title of "associate head coach."
This felt like some sort of "we stick to our own" statement hiring to show everyone how loyal WVU is to their people in the wake of RichRod betraying them or something. Horrible hire, imo.
|7 years 1 week ago||"Your inability to cite any||
"Your inability to cite any source for an assertion you made makes me believe that you were, actually, making your number up."
I'll say it again. Sorry, I'm obviously wrong about current numbers. I know what I read, though, and I wasn't making anything up.
|7 years 1 week ago||"Jim Tressel once sucked a||
"Jim Tressel once sucked a male stripper for oatmeal money.
I don't know where I read that at this moment. But I've read several things in the past. Go find the info yourself. I'm obviously right."
No. I'm obviously wrong because he says so.
Anyway, I admit when I'm wrong, and I am. I just found this from an article in 2005:
"From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on weekdays, Hurricanes strength coach Andreu Swasey trains 17 to 20 players who could fill out a Pro Bowl roster."
I do remember reading about their workouts pretty long before 2005 when the whole thing was becoming a tradition at Miami and the numbers were much smaller. I ASSumed that was still the case. My bad.
Anyway, 25 is a huge number and I stand by my assertion that this will be big for recruiting.
|7 years 1 week ago||Also, this||
"You're comparing one kid's random guess at how many
You and I have a different definition of "random guess." What you call a random guess I call an estimate, considering the fact that he did see this group of players working out.
|7 years 1 week ago||I don't know right this||I don't know right this moment. I've read several things in the past. Go find the info yourself if you want to satisfy your curiosity.|
|7 years 1 week ago||No. But I am able to read.||No. But I am able to read.|
|7 years 1 week ago||"That's a straw man. You're||
"That's a straw man. You're comparing one kid's random guess at how many pros were there to a number that you're probably making up for Gittelson and almost certainly making up for Miami."
I am not making those numbers up.
|7 years 1 week ago||Gittleson would have half a||
Gittleson would have half a dozen guys on campus on a good day in the offseason, not more than half of an NFL roster. You have to understand the effect seeing not just a few guys, but 25 guys in the gym at once has on a 16-18 year old kid. They're not going to see that on any other visit. Barwis is a HUGE boon to recruiting.
It's unheard of, even in Miami.
|7 years 1 week ago||fuck that leave the gimmick||fuck that leave the gimmick jerseys to Notre Dame|
|7 years 1 week ago||Mundy was a medical redshirt||Mundy was a medical redshirt in 2005, fwiw.|
|7 years 1 week ago||After reading Brian's latest,||After reading Brian's latest, I say again, Brandon Graham. :)|
|7 years 1 week ago||Graham will be a beast.||Graham will be a beast.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Justin Feagin says hi.||Justin Feagin says hi.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||A couple more things to keep in mind||when we mention McGuffie and Grady in the same sentence: He had better stats in HS against much tougher competition. He also is faster, quicker, and stronger. I also don't think you will find anyone who disagrees with the fact that he appears to have better vision and balance than Grady. He is now 6'1" and ~200 pounds. You've got to see that the upside here is HUGE.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||meh, the hurdling thing is overblown||So he hurdled a few kids in his mixtape. Those were highlights from an entire season. Let's not make out like McGuffie runs around jumping in the air on every down. That may have generated a lot of hype amongst your average joe, but I guarantee scouts and coaches were VERY impressed by a hell of a lot of other things they saw in that mixtape. re: Grady I am from Grand Rapids and watched about a dozen of Kevin Grady's games at EGR. 1. Michigan HS football just isn't Texas HS football. 2. EGR has been a dominant program in Class B for a long time. Believe me when I say that Grady wasn't doing it all himself. His younger brother, Kelvin, averaged ~9 yards a carry as the featured back at EGR, and he weighed 155-160 pounds. 3. Kevin was always a workhorse type back with pretty good top end speed but not very quick feet. He was a big, strong kid who was able to dominate smaller kids in HS. I never understood why Grady was rated a 5-star back. I just didn't see it. I think much of it has to do with the fact that he was offered as a sophomore and committed during the first couple weeks of his junior year along with all of the hype surrounding him being an in-state kid. I still believe McGuffie is the number one incoming freshman prospect in the nation regardless of position (yes, this includes you, Terrelle Pryor) and that he will make an impact this season.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||"His life sucks. " I'm not||"His life sucks. " I'm not sure why you assume this.|
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Barwis/Gittleson||
Michigan has absolutely NOT been known as having the best conditioned athletes in all of college football. It's been common practice for years for NFL teams to draft Michigan players higher than they grade out based on the knowledge that many of them have not been training properly.
Also, Michigan does not have more active players in the NFL than any other school. They have a lot and they are up there, but they do not have the most.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Nice blog title. I've been||Nice blog title. I've been in Columbus for three years. :)|
|7 years 3 weeks ago||Nobody wins 19 out of 20 when||
Nobody wins 19 out of 20 when UM and fOSU play, regardless of circumstances. There is no way Michigan only wins that game 5% of the time this year. That's ridiculous.
I think they land somewhere between 6-6 and 8-4.