“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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|47 weeks 2 days ago||Don't think you'd need to worry||
The reason Cal/NW was on so late was its limited interest to folks back east. Michigan automatically would have much more interest, whomever they played.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||NW looked bad||
They're overranked at 22.
Still, even though Cal's starting a true freshmen QB, Tedford left Dykes a ton of skill position talent and they won't see a ton of hurry-up spread offense in conference.
More disturbing to me -- if I were a Wildcat fan -- was their inability to punch through on offense. They could've finished Cal off and didn't. Not a good team.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||re: Stanford||
Well, the two newer guys have turned out to be pretty good. Yankey is a 1st/2nd round type and Fleming is a more than solid starter. While bama's talent in that line was probably better, Stanford's were pretty darn good themselves.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I don't think it's dumb||
Necessarily, at least. If you figure how limited the data points they have to work with -- a limited number of games, an even more limited number of competitive games, an even more limited number of competitve games against fellow BCS/FBS-level prospects -- you just have a greed for more data. And if a guy just keeps on doing well and solidifying a positive impression, that might make him a better bet than a guy who declines to camp, for whatever reason.
The risk is recency bias, of course.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Ugh||
Low-table EPL? Hard to see how he'll develop there. Hoping no longballs for days, but ughhh.
Would've strongly preferred a Germany or Italy move.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Committed to LSU||
Miles likes his chest.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||It's my understanding that||
Swain definitely has a Stanford offer, though the class may fill at his position before he gets a chance to commit. I believe he also has an Oregon offer, though I don't know them very well.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||If Carlisle is getting a lot of carries for you||
You're going to be godawful on offense.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||it's weird he hasn't gotten more offers||
Talented QB, from what I've heard. Maybe he's everyone's second choice or something.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Strongly favors||
Stanford and Cal, apparently. Cal fans think they'll get him, but they're a generally delusional bunch. Still, likes the northern California schools, and all things being equal would prefer a spread team.
EDIT: should note that it's unclear who will get the 2015 QB offer from Stanford (or even whether an elite QB will be interested in Stanford if Keller Chryst commits) between Town, Rosen, and the other 2015 QBs camping at Stanford.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||It's definitely not||
I don't know what's happening here, but the Scout Stanford site is not as good as the Rivals one (which has not reported anything comparable.)
I wouldn't worry about Stanford for Westphal. He hasn't been on the radar previously, and the school has been quite aggressive offering DBs -- 18 or 19 by my count.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Not to mention||
The number of times Tommy Rees had to bail them out. Golson was injured in, what, two or three games last year? (besides the times he was pulled for bad performance)
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Right now?||
Yes. Dawkins stinnnnks.
Stanford had a great run for more than a decade between Mike Montgomery and Trent Johnson; with admissions getting easier at the end of Johnson's tenure, combined with the general success of the program, you'd imagine it would be clear skies ahead but no.
Anyway, this is probably tangential for your purposes. Point is, with Dawkins at the helm, a crater season is entirely possible. I don't see the team finishing higher than 6th in the Pac-12. Is that better than a .500 Big East team? Probably, I guess. *weeps in beer*.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||You know nothing||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||You all can really do Stanford fans a favor||
By beating the tar out of the team and hastening the end of the Johnny Dawkins era.
I'm sure that's agreeable to you lot.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Congrats||
Stanford had made him a somewhat high priority, but looks like we'll have to search elsewhere.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||USC offered Keller Chryst||
From Palo Alto.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||an easy excuse there||
Stanford vs. ND is always on Thanksgiving weekend when in California.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Going to Stanford if he gets in||
Is consensus in Palo Alto.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Yeah||
I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up there. It's hard to predict with blue chippers. It's just that there seems to be a lot of conflicting evidence at the moment, so I'm not sure why the certainty on his part.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||He mentions Stanford every chance he gets||
And has named the school his favorite more than a few occasions. The impression in Palo Alto is that they're in the catbird seat, so I'm not sure where Shanker got the opinion from.
We'll try our best to keep him out of Columbus.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||It's a really good hire||
The guy did:
1) Win Utah State's first outright conference title since 1946
2) Win Utah State's second bowl ever.
Obviously "who knows" should be the default reaction to most hires, but Andersen's a good coach.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||They've jumped the gun on a few of their picks||
For example, Stanford QB Kevin Hogan has had four starts as a redshirt freshman QB.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Stanford's||
Broken up their OL responsibilities since the Harbaugh era.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Reading your views on the game||
And Stanford fan's back-to-back, well, my gosh, it's like we were all watching two different games.
I confidently explained to a friend that we might beat Notre Dame because there's no way we'd have such an ill-conceived offensive game plan as Borges, no disrespect to y'all. And then...THAT happened.
It gets better, right? It all gets better? Please tell me it gets better.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||If Ohio State loses this||
It's an incredibly embarrassing loss. Tedford teams have had a long history of gagging and getting destroyed in road tests, particularly when traveling east. Maynard is generally an iffy quarterback, decision-making-wise. The offensive line sucks.
To be honest, it's embarrassing that it's even close. As a Stanford fan I thought (and hoped) this would be a fun little blowout to start my day.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||It's probably not accurate||
To consider Stanford a part of a "state." For Stanford's purposes, "in-state recruiting" is basically "academic kids." Sometimes they're in California (which, great!) and sometimes they're around. So Stanford sometimes fights USC, Cal, UCLA, but they're really fishing in different pools.
Stanford vs. Notre Dame is probably the most common recruiting battle.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||They had a couple good years||
With Lupoi, but 2012 cratered post-Lupoi and 2013 has almost nothing. If Tedford doesn't turn it around this year the entire program enters lame-duck status.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Please||
No Torres. Especially not out wide.
Would like (within what I think Klinsmann would take, i.e. some odd central midfield choices): Howard; Johnson, Cameron, Bocanegra, Cherundolo; Edu, Jones, Williams; Shea, Gomez, Dempsey
|1 year 48 weeks ago||think it was Brophy's second game in five days or something||
Which is insane scheduling. Anyway, that might explain any speed issues.