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|1 week 1 day ago||I agree with that||
I tend to root for prominent Michigan players, Raiders and Packers because of Woodson, Dolphins with Henne, watching the Jags because of Denard. I don't have a favorite NFL team however, so I tend to just not root for individual players. It does make me smile though when I keep hearing Gholston referred to as a bust.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Umm..||
He stopped talking to everyone at a certain point. Or you had some insight that no one else had, seeing as all of the people closest to him thought he was Michigan
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Yes...||
That's an inaccurate assumption
|5 weeks 4 days ago||That means more||
To you than it does a talented high school athlete, otherwise...by your logic, no one would choose any other school over Bama.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Right and a||
Stand up DE in a 3-4 is essentially an OLB, meaning coverage responsibility. He's talented enough, but he's a pass rush specialist, who's never lost a 1 on 1 in a camp, even as a soph vs BCS level OL prospects. It's still a position switch.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Important to note||
No one has talked about the defense that Alabama plays with regard to defensive ends and how that could affect Hand's recruitment.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||at first||
I thought this was about Borges offensive strategy vs MSU.
|13 weeks 18 hours ago||Umm||
Free market would probably look at how replaceable you are as well as how much revenue you generate. Michigan football generates money, not the players individually. Can you name 10 USC football players? How about Texas? If people who aren't fans don't know them, then they don't generate real revenue.
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||The flaw in this||
Is that you feel like there is a "market" value for these players. In many cases, their true market value is less than what they are getting in tuition, room, and board. What's the value of a Richard Ash? More than $85k a year? Not likely. If you base it off of jersey sales, then there are only 4 or 5 players with any value. Ask yourself this...which players have made you MORE of a Michigan fan? Who's jersey did you have to have that you wouldn't have purchased anyways? Do you check mgo more because of Devin? Do you go to more games when Jake Ryan is back? No..they have no real Value because college fans support regardless of who's on the team and who isn't.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Burrell||
And dad are coming up with us (Hand & Settle)next weekend
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Stupid athletic director||
Trying maximize revenue
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Jeremy Clark||
Is 305 lbs? Playing db? I'm impressed...sounds like some fun I used to have on Madden creating players
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Great info||
Thanks a lot
|17 weeks 2 hours ago||Coach Harris||
And I have been close friends for a number of years
|17 weeks 1 day ago||32, Born in Detroit, left at||
32, Born in Detroit, left at age 5, live in DC metro area no kids, single black male, HR degree from U of Richmond. Youngest uncle was a big sports fan, started rooting for UM to be like him.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Yes!||
Couldn't remember his first name
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Me either....||
I changed it to ND, just in case that game happens too!
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I actually have had||
similar sentiments. This year the inexperience is on the inside, next year, the same things will be said about breaking in new guys on the outside. Wouldn't 2015 figure to be THE year? I guess then the question mark will be a first time stater, Jr QB Morris and whether or not he can "handle" being the guy.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||True, but||
GT and Clemson...both are with a 6/7 hour drive to the 757 area(Michigan is about 12) and Chicago didn't come out of his pocket. Insulting or not, it's the case for a lot of kids. As an apparent UVA fan, I understand you taking offense to this, but it's not about the school, it's about locale. Look at how often Ferns, Morris, Harris et al are on campus. Guys that are further away? Peppers? Hand? Once each. Speight goes to private school and his family is doing well. There is a reason most kids don't leave their areas. It is financially feasible to visit early and often. I've lived in VA for 26 years so I'm a little familiar with the state. Maybe you follow recruiting or are a coach, so I don't discount your info.
Just about everyone I hang out with coaches high school ball in VA. So I have heard different stories than you have. Brown has never been a fan of the process, combined with the desire to end it early, so his UVA commit was no surprise to anyone. He never cared for any of it, and neither did his dad once the coaches were allowed to call the house. Once again, I will give you the disclaimer: This is meaning no offense to your school, it's just how the chips fell. Even being a UVA fan, with all the hype about London going around, you know AB can go anywhere, yet he chooses to go to a school with a head coach (who I personally think is fantastic for the program) but is likely to get fired sometime during Brown's UVA career, and is a solid 2nd in the state. I think the entire state would do well to have both programs be good, because there is an immense amount of talent, and the level of high school coaching is improving.
And as of right now, Settle is coming with Da'Shawn (and possibly a 2015 OL) to the UTL II game...per the guy driving.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||His interest||
In state schools is due to his lack of opportunity to get to other schools. It's very expensive to take unofficials. A weekend in Michigan was well over $1K. That's driving, renting a car, hotel, food, gas etc. Unless you have a coach who's willing to take his personal time or a parent with free time and money...and the ability to take time off of work, then your opportunities are limited to where you can get to and back home in a day. Andrew Brown falls under that group too, committed to UVA and didn't visit any other of the big schools recruiting him. Settle went to Ohio with Hand for a camp, but hasn't seen any other major programs.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Lmao||
|21 weeks 3 days ago||He's great...||
On my visit to Ann Arbor we got to hang out a bit, and he swung through the Northern Va area to see D. Hand a couple months ago, and I met up with him and John Harris and grabbed a bite to eat. I won't discuss the topics, but he was very candid and open, seeing as we are all the same age and just hanging out. He loves the program, he loves the kids, he loves the coaching staff. He's a fantastic guy and just another one of the guys on the staff that you wouldn't want replaced by anyone
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
He takes AP engineering courses, he is familiar with what it is. They were remodeling Schembechler Hall and the contractor was impressed with his knowledge of engineering and architectural terms on his visit.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I think||
it's ability. He's a 5* corner for a reason, so I'm thinking from the way they play the game, they are similar...and both elite. Even getting another inch out of him, he could/will easily put on 15 lbs so a 5'11 185-190lb boundary corner and Peppers at field. I know I'm excited about that possibility..imagine how appealing it is to him? What college level qb could throw against them?
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Miami - FSU??? It's||
Miami - FSU???
It's apparently only talking about national relevance as opposed to just bad blood MSU HATES UM...which of those rivalries is pure unadluterated 2-way..hatred?
|28 weeks 2 days ago||He said for 2014, which would||
Be Clark's sr year
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Very informative||
and a good read, agree with OP, a suprise for a BR article.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Part||
Of my daily reading...or bi-hourly reading I should say. Very good info. Maize Pages also gives me a quick snapshot on which blogs have released a recent article
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Wow!||
He looks good, but I'm more excited about winning the head to head with Ohio
|29 weeks 1 day ago||YMRMFSPA?||
Can we get one of those please? SO i know what to expect?