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|1 week 2 days ago||He appears to be a PWO there||
He appears to be a PWO there also because 247 lists him as a PSU commit but does not list him as having an offer there. I assume that it is in some way related to the quasi-hello post about Peter Bush a couple of days ago (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/pwo-athqb-peter-bush-newport-beach-ca), but I didn't include it in the post because 1) that's just my speculation rather than based off of any information, and 2) I didn't want to generate more freak-out about recruiting tactics when there's no reason to believe anything bad happened.
|1 week 2 days ago||Is Ostell Martin a possible PWO?||
Looks like he has an offer from Indiana State (https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/maple/164724), but that's the only one I can find. Would be great to get another big body for the OL while also continuing to strengthen the Cass Tech pipeline.
|1 week 6 days ago||Are you really bragging on a||
Are you really bragging on a sports blog about having won an elementary school spelling bee?
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Welcome Tyler!||
Looks like another good pickup.
Cochran apparently had an offer from Air Force and a PWO offer from Notre Dame, per http://www.thedzone.net/2015/04/tyler-cochran-orchard-lake-st-marys-s.html. Also a high academic kid, as he was also considering Penn and Brown, among others.
Seems like he'll definitely be a good depth add, at the least.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Having all that info in one place||
really does make TTB a useful place for finding how recruits' paths have moved forward, etc.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Did not mean that in a negative way.||
Actually quite the opposite. My point was that he apparently was good enough to have a comittable B1G offer, except that Northwestern then ran out of room. Just goes to show how high quality a pickup this is.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Outstanding pickup!||
A little more context: this article (http://pilotonline.com/sports/college/old-dominion/odu-adds-bulk-to-clas...) seems to imply that the Northwestern offer was commitable, but then someone stole his spot.
Also in that article, a Scout regional analyst calls him an "absolute steal" for ODU.
Looks like he camped at Michigan both last summer (http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2015/06/2015-michigan-summer-camp-par...) and in 2014 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/recruiting-insider/wp/2014/08/15/201...).
|3 weeks 49 min ago||Other than the one punt he||
Other than the one punt he hit against Central in 2013 that almost reached Space Emperor heights. That was one of the best punts I've seen, to the point where I still remember it 2.5 years later.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||JAKE!!||
Congrats fellas! Go Blue!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||BC Recruits||
For anyone wondering (as I was), BC currently has 19 commits, all 3-stars or fewer.
The best player in the class appears to be an OLB from OH named Ethan Tucky, whose best offers are from Iowa and Wisconsin. The second best player is a Connecticut TE named Scooter Harrington, who has offers from Wisconsin, N.C. State and Pitt.
So, given the need to fill slots at TE and LB, perhaps these guys become backup plans if the current offers don't pan out.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Once you get 100 points||
you'll see arrows to upvote or downvote each post. Just gave you an upvote to help get you there a bit quicker!
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||This is the definition of arguing about semantics.||
Forcing someone to move outside of the country to find employment is just ridiculous.
These are people with an extremely high level of talent in an extremely marketable field, but because of the NFL's monopoly system, they have to either 1) work without payment for an NCAA team, 2) work for minimal (or more likely zero) payment for a semi-pro team, or 3) self-deport..to be paid very little money well below the market rate. Not for nothing, choosing either of the latter two options would be devastating to your future potential earnings.
There's no realistic option to get paid and it's absurd to pretend there is.
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||This is 100% incorrect||
The NFL bars players from entering the draft until they are three years out of high school, so you cannot go make money right away. Your only realistic option to play football (absent doing something like Alex Swieca did by going to play in Israel) is to play in college for largely just in-kind compensation.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Will be there in Sec. 203||
|20 weeks 2 days ago||He is a brother||
but he's much smaller and is a RB/S.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||The original comment that I||
The original comment that I replied to was deleted, so I'll just say that I agree with TruBluMich.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||So your basis||
is the generic 2-stars that Rivals gives players they haven't even scouted yet? That just proves Magnus's point--when they actually get more heavily scouted, their ratings will go up (as they already have for the services who've scouted them).
|34 weeks 1 day ago||According to the 247 composite,||
this is the 2nd 2-star in the class, along with Weaver (http://michigan.247sports.com/Season/2016-Football/Commits). Enis, Richardson, Davis, Johnson, and McKeon are 3-stars.
Meanwhile, there are 6 4-stars in the class.
So, if Harbaugh can manage to grab one more 4-star, that'll mean your minimum of 7, and frankly it's hard to imagine not getting at least 1-2 more 4-stars.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Kentucky missed the tourney in 2013||
The same year Michigan made the national title game. I don't know why people have forgotten this so suddenly.
This year obviously hasn't gone how we wanted, but given the circumstances, it's not that surprising that this is the year that the team hit a bump in the road.
|1 year 1 week ago||Shurburtt also says that's not related to the #Amaizing tweet||
For what that's worth (which may not be very much, given that he may have heard about the same commit through a different channel):
@jcshurburtt Is this related to Jay Harbaugh's tweet? Do you know who it is?
@ccrowder22 Not Twitter related.
|1 year 1 week ago||Durkin is also on the visit to Smith||
Just a tad more info:
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Huge uphill climb||
That said, a lot of good news out tonight. This was a really solid win, and on national tv, and to go with it:
-Eastern Michigan destroyed Ohio, which will help with RPI;
-George Washington got blown out by VCU, hurting a bubble team;
-Kansas State loss, hurting another bubble team.
One thing to note is that a number of our wins (Purdue, Penn St., Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers) are against teams hovering around 100 in the RPI, so root hard for those teams when they're playing anybody other than Michigan to boost the "Record Against RPI Top 100" stat; if Syracuse could sneak into the top 50, that'd also be a huge lift.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Kentucky has a good TE committed||
C.J. Conrad, a low four-star from Ohio with offers from lower level major conference teams and MAC-type programs: http://247sports.com/Player/CJ-Conrad-33997
Just figured I'd flag given him since he seems like a strong possibility for a flip in the event that Clark doesn't end up coming or Harbaugh decides to load up for his TE-heavy offense, especially if we poach Vince Marrow.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Get well soon Ace!||
Get well soon Ace!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Computers||
I don't think it's accurate to say that "computers are not feeling real good about Hoke's job prospects" when one of the two computers cited says that Michigan is, so far, one of the top 20 teams in the country. I'm not saying that Michigan is, in fact, one of the top 20 teams in the country--that is almost certainly false--but half of the data laid out in the post contradicts the conclusion.
I think that the likeliest outcome is somewhere in between--being one of the top 20 teams in the country is unlikely, but 4-4 is probably also unlikely. So, in that way, I think that I pretty much agree with how the computers (in total) are actually feeling.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Well, at least the reporters know their talking points||
I honestly thought that maybe I was reading the article for the second time, given the repeats of:
-The 2,000 yard thing with the RBs
-The Glasgow "plan"
-Downfield blocking by the WRs
-Nuss being on the sideline
-Norfleet being a bigger part of the package
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Clark blitzing from LB||
I noticed that Frank Clark was lined up at LB to blitz on a couple of the earlier long runs by App State. I couldn't tell if he missed his gap or someone else did, but it seemed like lining him up there at a minimum gave away where the pressure was coming from (since it makes little sense to have Clark drop into coverage).
Aside from that, I felt pretty good about the defense. Clark brought some nice pressure, Wormley did some work, and the secondary looked great until late in the game.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I just wish there was an extra inning softball game||
that I could watch during the wait.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Walk-on RS Soph. Hoke||
Walk-on RS Soph. Hoke mentioned him as playing well in one of the pressers:
If Jabrill is at corner than who's your guy at nickel and what about Jeremy Clark? Looked like he was out there first.
"Jeremy Clark's really had a good fall camp, you know, really excited about his progress. Delano's [Hill] out there with a vest on for no contact and he did some of the [inaudible]. AJ Pearson, I think, has really improved. What was the first part of it?"
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I think that's just because||
I think that's just because he's listed as the starter at nickelback. I wouldn't take that listing to mean too much other than that Countess, Taylor and Lewis are the top 3 options at outside CB, which shouldn't be too surprising.