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|18 weeks 3 days ago||Apparently....||
The #18 player (5*) according to Scout has a dream offer and it's Michigan.
Lorenz interviewed him (I think PREMIUM). Very interesting.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Great pitch||
Since when is making money a bad thing in general?
Bama produces more first rounders than any other team. First rounders make money. It's OK to want to make money as a professional.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Playing in TX||
Why would LSU agree to play in Houston? Simple. Recruiting.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Mlaw06||
Seriously, get a girlfriend or something
|1 year 1 week ago||Dear Mitch||
Dear Mitch, if you're holding this letter you already know. The house has been boarded up. The doors. The windows. Everything. We're at the Comfort Inn. Room 112. I love you. Frank
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Kenny Lacy||
This should probably be mentioned in any recruiting update.
Mountain Pointe OT Kenny Lacy, a
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Power||
No power. MIght be a few days. FYI.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||sure||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||let me know if you need one||
let me know if you need one more. i'll join.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Go to the 5:30 mark||
Go to the 5:30 mark.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||JJ Watt||
I'd probably rank JJ Watt #4.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||You see||
I thought last week was a set up episode. And the more you have set up episodes consecutively, the more you realize neither were supposed to be set up episodes. It's like the final season of Lost when I began convincing myself that there were 6 set up episodes in a row because I didn't want to convince myself that I didn't like the episodes. I'm just saying, this one episode wasn't great. The Jesse for dinner scene was great (albeit perhaps a bit overacted). I hope we get the suspense back next week.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Last night||
Did anyone else think it was the weakest episode of the season?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||3 reasons||
Pittman, Washington, Spence
|1 year 17 weeks ago||At 1:06||
Shane is doing the Bern.
As in, the dance inspired by weekend at bernies.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I don't get the Beckman "sleazy" talk||
What is wrong with accepting transfers from another B1G school? Some people suggest this is somehow sketchy.
We try to pry away B1G commitments all the time. But once they join a school, it's considered "ungentlemanly" to accept a transfer? Are you in favor of the Gentleman's Agreement that nobody subscribes to?
I get it. The 5 or 6 IL coaches at Penn State gave them a bad rep. But let's just be objective for a moment and not go down the road of saying "every other coach is dirty but ours." Beckman is starting at a new program and trying to build up the talent. I don't think he's done anything wrong.
I'm not suggesting this particular thread is hitting Beckman too hard. But just in general.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Early Enrollees||
I think Ross Douglas is planning to enroll in January too. Assuming there's room..
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Not quite||
Eric Crouch won a heisman. Frazier was probably the best. I know those Oklahoma teams of the 80s had some great running QBs.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Its possible||
This is possible, but it also becomes a fine line. So if a recruiting service says "we need to re-evaulate a player" there is already a bias towards improving his stock in my mind. So then this becomes semantics (is re-ranking based on other site or "re-evaluation").
And again, its merely a hedge. Rivals still has Green much higher. But Scout is at least making Green a top player now.
I actually think that ESPN uses the most independence in its rankings. For better or worse.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Hedge and etc.||
I get the feeling that alot of the re-rankings are to hedge against other recruiting services having a guy really high or low.
For instance, from all reports, I don't think Derrick Green stood out at the Opening. Not that he was bad, but that he wasn't creating much buzz. But Rivals has him as the #1 RB now. So Scout moves him up around 80 spots. Same issue with Taco where all the other services had him as a 4* except Scout.
On the Taco front, people have been hitting Farrell about his assessment and how Rivals had him dropping whereas Scout (and others) had him on the rise. Well, Scout originally had him as the #29 player in Ohio and a 3* whereas Rivals had him ranked as a top 250 player. So you have to consider where he was originally ranked before judging how to evaluate his stock rising/falling.
And of course, none of the recruiting services for a particular school want to tell their fan base that a commitment performed poorly at a camp. You're rarely going to hear it straight up. So it's hard to get an objective evaluation about how these kids perform.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Reading your post||
It makes no sense.
A) Pepper would have walked on
B) You care about longsnapper rankings? Do they really matter?
C) The difference between the #2 and #6 LS (different classes of course) means....better squat?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||5 star||
5 star prospect on that site means he is a Division 1 prospect. So....yeah....ok.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||This...||
This can't be right.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Rankings||
Who else is tired of debating about a 5 or 10 or 15 spot move in the rankings? Means nothing.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Above the Law||
Has been discussing the futility of law school for a while now; especially when you don't go to a top 20 school. That's the only thing they're really concerned with. So there is a definite slant to the piece. I wouldn't take it as a fully objective analysis.
Let's also state the obvious: Andrew Sweat was going to be cut in August at some point. This is not like Andrew Luck choosing Law School over the NFL.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Agreed||
I don't dispute what you're saying.
As we all know, recruiting is a guessing game, otherwise luke kuechly wouldn't have gone to BC most likely.
My frustertation is directed at the source of those who claim that "Michigan fans are overeacting." The truth is, a recruitniks' job is for fans to "overreact" to recruiting. That's their job. So when they then tell fans to "settle down" when we miss out on a player, they are trying to appear above the very chaos that they themselves created. And it happens all the time.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Isaac||
The whole "unwarranted freakout" chatter amongst supposed recruiting reporters is a bit hypocritical if you ask me.
You are the ones who drive the hype for players, you chat on twitter about players, dissecting how great the rankings are or how great of a "sleeper" Michigan got. And then, if an Isaac doesn't choose Michigan and fans show dissapointment by showing their displeasure about missing out on UM's top RB target the last two years, you guys say "fans need to relax about this..."
In my mind, you can't be the one selling candy and then preach about responsibility and health when the kid doesn't get to eat it. Recruiting reporters like to think that they are the "rational" ones who can give some perspective. But that's a farce if you ask me. The recruiting business is about hype and hope about landing those players. So if Michigan loses out on their potential #1 target (or, at the least, top 3), then you should say "Michigan fans are dissapointed and that's ok, since i've been hyping him to you for the last 12 months."
I'm not giving my hopes up at all for Isaac. But the predictable response amongst recruiting insiders if it goes poorly is a bit hypocritical.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Cleary is rated by 247||
Cleary is rated as the number 2,646th player in the nation. So when the Scout 3,000 comes out next week, we should have some new food for thought. I thought he should have been rated in the 2,300s to be honest. Classic anti-Michigan bias.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||#10||
Better get Levenberry in the fold before we hand out 10 to RJS.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||The post||
I don't see anything wrong with this post or it's content. He's not acting callous, he's simply telling us what happened to a former Michigan player who did enroll and play in fall practice. Also, am I missing sonething or is HisDudeness typically one of the more immature members of this blog who does more childish antics than most. Now he's a preacher?