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|3 days 19 hours ago||Um, how dare someone||
Um, how dare someone criticize our defense and toughness? Isn't that completely accurate and what we have been hearing (and observing) all year? That said, the coach also compliments several players and praises Beilen for the offense. I think we all agree that this team is a bit soft and frankly not that talented.
|3 days 21 hours ago||But for MSU, it's about 3-9||
But for MSU, it's about 3-9 weeks. Sorry, I had to.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks. These graphs are||
Thanks. These graphs are very helpful. To me it looks like UM's 2017 class is clearly (but not significantly) better than OSU's 2016 class (equal at the top but with better and more depth).
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Huh, really surprised that no||
Huh, really surprised that no one wanted to take a charge on that one.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure this is true. Going||
Not sure this is true. Going way back to Nov/Dec, Sam was indicating that the staff was really high on Becton (when it appeared we were cooling on Banks slightly) but he would not be deciding until 2017. So the indication was Michigan was going to go hard after certain prospects and there might not be room for Becton but I wouldn't label him as a fall-back because the staff wanted him if they still had a spot.
Of course that assumes Sam's story was accurate but it seems reasonable considering Leatherwood, Willis and Wilson were all solid possibilities at that time. It doesn't mean that Becton is Plan B it just means Michigan is in on a banch of great players and they would not "save a spot" for him.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||And Gay (MS), Solomon (GA)||
And Gay (MS), Solomon (GA) and Collins (AL) would really knock it out of the park.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Well that's the dream||
Well that's the dream scenario..... User avatar checks out.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||2 would be somewhat||
2 would be somewhat disappointing. We seem to lead for Martin, probably 50/50 to get Collins, good shot at Ifeatu, have a shot at Becton and I can't even read Solomon but I'm saying there's a chance. Crazy things happen but I am expecting about 3 from that group.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||He didn't play very well at||
He didn't play very well at the Opening I believe. Still he is a quality QB recruit and plenty of talent to work with.
Edit: late, Magnus with better info.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Agree that Speight is not||
Agree that Speight is not likely to be a superstar but I don't see why he can't reach "end of the year Ruddock" status which is plenty to run a good offense and win a bunch of games. Yes, likely not good enough to win the national championship but does anyone think next year's team is going to the playoffs? Seems unlikely.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I don't agree that Speight||
I don't agree that Speight played poorly against OSU. Yes, the two interceptions but otherwise he was pretty good IMO. Yes, he clearly was off against Iowa and FSU.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||True, but sometimes there are||
True, but sometimes there are about $5 million reasons to include such a clause. i.e. we don't know.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The Pep giveth and the Pep||
The Pep giveth and the Pep taketh away.
Best of luck Jabrill
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||Uber-cool story, bro!||
Uber-cool story, bro!
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||Yes, I don't like the||
Yes, I don't like the shootout even if it benefitted USA in the past two games. I am quite a fan of 3 on 3 personally and feel like that would be much better than a shootout, especially for a championship game.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||And that Harris may||
And that Harris may understand (1) at Michigan, he is much more likely to be the featured back, (2) gets to attend Michigan rather than Alabama, and (3) Harbaugh is just a cooler coach.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Does your "outrage" still||
Does your "outrage" still apply if he called the coaches privately decommitting upon boarding the plan? I don't see why it would.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Appreciate you passing this||
Appreciate you passing this along. For my part, I think you do a commendable job describing Sam's recruiting updates.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I am sorry but regardless of||
I am sorry but regardless of how statistics work, these players are not "once in a generation" players by definition. If you want to use the "100-year flood concept" then yes, it could happen multiple times but then, by definition, Harris, Peppers and probably not even Gary meet that defintion. Can you honestly say that Harris is the type of player that is expected only once in a generation? No, he is the top rated player but not clearly better than a number of RBs in the last 20 years. So your label of those players fails and that's why people called you out on your post.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||Well they are going after||
Well they are going after elite guys, mostly out of state or region. You just are not going to get all of those guys. Wilson was disappointing but Ruiz would be a big deal, Filiaga would be an equally big pull and others such as Becton, Slaton, etc. would be impressive also. In hindsight, maybe they should have pushed for Banks harder but I think the coaches were confident in Wilson.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||NC State? You do understand||
NC State? You do understand that NC State, with a made FG, had Clemson beat this season, right? They competed just fine.
I think I get your point but NC State is not a good example.
|11 weeks 15 hours ago||It doesn't such if we have||
It doesn't suck if we have guys higher on our board and have a good feeling that we are getting those guys. Not sure if that's accurate but it's certainly possible. Michigan appears to lead for Wilson and Ruiz and Filiaga and Slaton and Becton are still possibilities. Oh and Leatherwood as unlikely but I guess possible.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Unless something has changed,||
Unless something has changed, pretty sure Michigan is the perceived leader. Not a lock but feel pretty good about him.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Probably a similar rationale||
Probably a similar rationale why you can interfere with the receiver if the pass is tipped at the line. Realistically, I think that we just don't want to outlaw punt blocks (which are very difficult if you can't hit the kicker at all) but want to protect punters if the punt is not blocked.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||In past years, Hoke has||
In past years, Hoke has recruited well early and then been passed by OSU just before signing day. People were bitching about not closing strong.
Now Harbaugh is in on a number of top players, and while Michigan likely will not catch OSU, Michigan will likely finished with a top-5 class. And yet people are still bitching or at least asking what is wrong.
Harbaugh is recruiting at a very healthy level, actually exceeding my expectations. Michigan historically doesn't land the very top class because (a) lack of high level bagmen, or (b) recuiting tactics that do not fall into the questionable category. That said, I expect Michigan to finish with a great class with a bunch of star players. You don't get points for leading the race at the halfway point.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I bet Nick Saban is going to||
I bet Nick Saban is going to panic if he cannot land a class just as good as OSU's.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Is anyone really committed at||
Is anyone really committed at this point?
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||Agree in general but, as||
Agree in general but, as Brian said about Gary, getting the overall #1 is basically a guarantee. And frankly while we have good RBs, a guranteed difference maker at RB sounds...promising.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I thought I had heard or read||
I thought I had heard or read (maybe from Sam) that Hawkins is viewed as a receiver and the UM staff wanted him to focus on WR this year (which he has done). If true, that's a pretty good indication.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||True, but Alabama is the only||
True, but Alabama is the only team not playing the what if game right now. OSU would be in the title game if not for a bad game at PSU. Clemson lost to Pitt, etc.