“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|12 weeks 6 days ago||Desperation is named Tim Priller||
It just committed to Indiana over an offer from Incarnate Word.
Desperation is not poaching two guys with offers from decent mid-majors (Dayton in Dawkins's case, VCU in MAAR's) who look like they have some potential but are not sure stars.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||My theory is that the staff is bullish on Bielfeldt||
I think that if they think Bielfeldt can give them a passable 15-20 minutes per game, it'd explain a lot about why they're not panicking and running around screaming.
Bielfeldt obviously is too short, but when you have a guy who has a solid core and can stretch the floor a little bit, Sanderson may be able to do enough with his leaping ability and whatnot that he can play decently in stretches. This obviously is contingent on Bielfeldt's being in bad position, etc. being a result of not being a regular member of the rotation, since that is fixable.
It's not obvious to me that this will work, since...Bielfeldt will still be 6'6", but if it does, depth does not look like nearly so big of a problem.
|18 weeks 10 hours ago||Yeah, this is crazy||
It doesn't seem like they get why people would want to watch games. Obviously the excitement comes in finding out what happened, and given the number of March Madness games, I assume that there must be a ton of people who are missing at least one game or another and want to watch it delayed.
|18 weeks 19 hours ago||Way to stream the game after the fact?||
I'm stuck missing the game, which is obviously terrible, but I think that I'll be able to avoid finding out what happens until I make it home.
That said, is there a way to stream the game online after it happens? I'd normally go to FirstRowSports if I wasn't at a tv and the game was live, but I think that they only do live games. I guess my question is whether there is a FirstRowSports equivalent that keeps all of the day's games up, even once they're completed.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Does his name rhyme with Slim Kettle?||
By my count, at other positions we'd either have multiple possibilities: DE-Cornell, Beckner; CB-Sheffield, Fitzpatrick; WR-Campbell, Kirk (though neither of those makes a ton of sense); we'd have no possibilities--OL, S, TE; or the only possibility seems unlikely to be a surprise visitor at this particular point: QB-Gibson (since Michigan just started recruiting him), RB-Harris (since there's no real reason he'd need to be a suprise visitor), or LB-Holland (since there's not much smoke there except for a couple of tweets).
Unless, of course, it's someone committed elsewhere or you weren't being quite that specific when talking about it being a giveaway, in which case I have just spent several minutes constructing a bridge to nowhere, which, admittedly, I deserve for going on such a pointless quest.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||For this reason, I think we||
For this reason, I think we have a strong rooting interest for Nebraska in their game vs. Northwestern. It obviously has no bearing on the conference race, but if Nebraska can hang on and make the top 50, that's a big boost for the tourney.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Definitely Minnesota||
Both because it helps in the Big Ten race and because the selection committee looks at teams' records against RPI Top 50 teams. Wisconsin will finish in the Top 50 for sure (they're #4 right now), whereas Minnesota is #35 and could easily drop; obviously it helps if they stay in the Top 50 and Michigan gets credited with a road win versus a Top 50 team for that win.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Just to be clear||
I don't even have a Twitter account. I just did a search for "Ricky Town" to see if the experts had immediate reactions on how this might impact him, so this came up.
I agree totally with your point.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Tyree Kinnel's already doing work||
Anybody got Ricky Town number ?
|30 weeks 23 hours ago||Not clear how much solid info there actually is||
Obviously this is worrisome, but if you look at Wiltfong's full article, this is the only McDowell quote:
"I like the players a lot," McDowell said. "I like the school. I feel comfortable. I like Michigan State a lot."
The 6-foot-7, 290-pound McDowell himself would not say that Michigan State is his leader.
That's not good, but that's about what you'd expect a recruit to say about any school he's considering. I'm nervous, too, especially considering the way that things have been going, but there's a long way to go.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Moe Ways||
Hey Brandon, is there anything to this Moe Ways tweet on not enrolling early? My guess (and hope) is that he's just showing that he's going to be putting his work in at home, which is great, since he seems to have star potential. Just wanted to make sure there's not some other context I'm missing.
Not enrolling early. So, I'm gonna use these 6 months to get RIGHT! Cause come June imma be a different and better player
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Though he played less defense than Amare Stoudemire does||
So maybe that's why Brian was confused.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Matthew Burrell had a great time||
The 2015 OL who came up with Hand and Settle. He's been tweeting great things all the last day, such as:
Michigan is awesome!
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Tommy Rees's arm is less||
Tommy Rees's arm is less accurate than
(strikethrough) Gunner Kiel's commitment
(strikethrough) Everett Golson's term paper
Lennay Kekua's death certificate
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Rosen is indeed Jewish||
Challah at ya boy.
This season, sophomore Josh Rosen has taken over as the starting quarterback at Bellflower St. John Bosco, and his center, Elijah Zabludoff, is also Jewish.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||That's a typo||
You probably thought I was going to make a joke here, but his name is actually Rakeem Christmas: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/56996/rakeem-chri.... Make of that what you will.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||K.J. Williams is also visiting this weekend||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Flagrant Call||
The thing that was weird about the flagrant non-call at the end was that they spent so much time reviewing it. Craft hit Robinson very hard straight across the face, as was evident by the replay. You could see clearly from the live action that Craft also wanted to swing at the ball, so the replay revealed that the play was as flagrant as it could have been (given what would've already been obvious from the live action).
Given that, what was the point of reviewing, or at least for that much time? If they weren't going to call a flagrant, fine, I don't object--I can see not wanting to make it a two possession game as the result of a play like that. But they could've either not reviewed it at all, or spent a couple seconds and decided, "Yeah, we're obviously not going to call a flagrant in this situation," and moved on with the game.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||247 and Rivals have Smythe listed as visiting on 1/25||
It may be outdated (or simply wrong), but 247 and Rivals both have him listed as coming the weekend after next. I'm not a subscriber to any of the sites, so I have no idea if there's any inside info that might explain it.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Michigan is also in Jamil Kamara's top 6||
Per Sam Webb: https://twitter.com/SamWebb77/status/288821453791571968.
2014 WR from Virginia who doesn't actually hold an offer yet, but holds double digit offers, including from Miami (YTM), Virginia Tech and others.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||It seems like the refs made up that distinction||
to avoid having that stupid rule overturn the outcome of two games. No mention of the review had been made on the field, so the only way we know that the review was ongoing was that the ref announced that the replay officials said that they were reviewing it. It is hard to imagine to say the least that a rule depends on a ref's claim about what's going on inside the replay official's head.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I agree with chitownblue2||
There is a pretty limited group of people who are being jerks about Dawson and, to some degree, Conley (about the possibility that he'll decommit). It is true that those people are unequivocally wrong in doing so.
But the bulk of people are not being jerks to Dawson, and the people who are are unlikely to stop as the result of numerous lectures in the Recruiting Updates, which makes me think little is being added. It seems like it'd be more effective to send the people who are being jerks to Bolivia or to give them the banhammer, since it'd be better targeted and would likely be more successful at dissuading people from being jerks.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I actually think Florida is the overrated SEC team||
LSU was clearly wildly overrated based on preseason expectations, so I wasn't too impressed by Florida's win yesterday, and Florida had already struggled against A&M, Tennessee and Bowling Green.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame pasted MSU, Miami and Navy, and beat Michigan and Purdue, while WVU clearly has the best offense in the country. I'd put both Notre Dame and WVU over Florida based on what they've shown so far.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I couldn't decide what the best part was||
-His complete and utter shock and amazement that Gibbons's first FG hit the crossbar, as if this is something that has never happened before.
-His comment that the 49ers's use of Kaepernick on the option "made the Jets look stupid since they have Tebow."
-The fact that he claimed that he himself used to play QB, despite the fact that he is evidently completely unfamiliar with the game of football.
|2 years 7 hours ago||OT-Anzalone visiting Florida for FNL||
Didn't see it mentioned, so I figured I'd note that Anzalone evidently went down to Florida for their Friday Night Lights camp (this is the one that was the subject of much discussion re: Dawson). Maybe it's nothing, but could be a real problem for ND.
Notre Dame commit Alex Anzalone in Gainesville again & Working out at Florida's Friday Night Lights. http://florida.247sports.com/Board/14/Friday-Night-Lights-Live-Updates-1... …
|2 years 1 day ago||I suspect somebody marked it as redundant||
because there was a 142 comment thread on it yesterday: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/lsu-offers-laquon-treadwell-edit-now-going-v....
I don't care one way or the other--just an assumption as to why someone would have marked it as redundant.
|2 years 2 days ago||In TomVH's chat monday, he said||
Michigan has a "very legitimate chance" with Green. He also said that it was possible that something could happen at the BBQ--this wasn't in direct reference to Green, but Green certainly seems like the most likely recruit for him to be referring to.
So just one more piece of evidence that our chances here may be better than expected, even if there's still a ton of competition.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||What do you think of Brian Cleary?||
I know he's very unlikely to ever get significant playing time, but wondered if you thought he'd be able to do a serviceable job as the 3rd stringer coming in for emergency situations.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Alabama is very likely to have the #1 class||
They already have Reuben Foster (the #2 player in the country), two other high-4*/5* guys in Jonathan Allen and Altee Tenpenny, and several other top-100 players. On top of that, they are serious contenders for Robert Foster and Robert Nkemdiche. Michigan's class very well may match Alabama's in terms of depth, but the services seem to put a lot of emphasis on the top 50 to 100 players, and Michigan will likely not be able to keep up with Alabama on that account.
After Alabama, it's likely to be some order of Michigan, Texas, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and USC, unless some school goes on a run and hits with a bunch of top prospects in a row like Stanford and Ohio State did last year.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Not to split hairs||
but while you didn't say he was going to commit to Michigan, you did say that Michigan led. That doesn't bother me--it's impossible to get everything right, especially with something as fickle as recruiting high school kids--but it is what it is.
I'd say (based upon what I've heard) I'd say Michigan is the safe bet. His father loves FSU, but EJ loves Michigan. His mother coming on the trip with him to Michigan is a damn good sign for Michigan.
The second recruit is unknown to me right now, but I am hearing that if his Dad likes what he sees, he will allow E.J to pull the trigger. Will that Happen? Hey, your guess is as good as mine. What's is the weather like in AA that weekend? From the people that know something about it, they say that Michigan is definitely EJ's top school at the moment. His Dad does like Florida State, but I don't think it's as much as Mike Farrell says he does. He wants to wait until signing day to decide, that's certain. Having said that, I will say this. For Michigan to turn down Dorian O'Daniel, they had to know something about E.J, and be REALLY confident. Ben Gedeon is a solid prospect, but he's not the kind of prospect that you turn O'Daniel for, Levenberry is. What people haven't mentioned, is that Levenberry and O'Daniel are projected to play the same LB spot at the next level. Gedeon is a bigger kid, and not likely to be used the same as O'Daniel and Levenberry. Do the math.