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|2 days 18 hours ago||That's my hope for him, a||
That's my hope for him, a Stevie Brown type role.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Any reason her sister didn't||
Any reason her sister didn't follow her to Michigan?
|3 days 17 hours ago||Interesting, I thought MSU||
Interesting, I thought MSU and Nebraska were the major competition and they aren't on there. Unfortunately he just got a ton of people picking Alabama for him on 247 so that doesn't bode well.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Every major newspaper puts||
Every major newspaper puts unflattering stories below the fold or buried a few pages in. And it wouldn't be the first time that this blog has bumped an unpleasant story down with pictures of Denard or something.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Because the 247 composite||
Because the 247 composite rankings basically do all that, so it's repetetive. The major feature was averaging out all the sites to find a composite ranking instead of having to look at rivals, espn, scout, and 247. Might be nice to have a simpler version that just lists the recruits brought in from around the conference, kind of a B1G recruiting roundup once a month or so.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Our alumni do have more||
Our alumni do have more money, they also have better things to do with their lives than slip Benjamins to 19 year olds for playing football.
|5 days 8 hours ago||He's saying we heard the same||
He's saying we heard the same about Auburn as Michigan, not as OSU.
|1 week 16 hours ago||The scary lack of speed on||
The scary lack of speed on offense makes me hope we see some of our secondary players deployed as WRs on a few plays a game.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Realize that a lot of coaches||
Realize that a lot of coaches when they meet their wives are not raking in 6 figures. In their 20s, these guys are QC coaches or grad assistants. Or they are coaching at the HS level. They are lucky to be making 75k at that point. It's not until they reach the position coach at a power 5 school level that they break into 6 figures.
|1 week 1 day ago||Isn't that the same thing||
Isn't that the same thing Harbaugh is doing?
|1 week 2 days ago||You can downvote to cancel||
You can downvote to cancel out the upvote, I deserve it for the ugly formatting. It looked fine in preview then didn't work at all.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thank you, total embed||
Thank you, total embed failure on my part.
|1 week 2 days ago||The best visit yet||
|1 week 3 days ago||Sad to hear that, goes||
Sad to hear that, goes against Harbaugh's mantra of loving to teach the game of football and the idea they work to optimize practice time. Hope this was just a case of the first time running a QB camp like this and being disorganized with so many guest QBs.
|1 week 5 days ago||What? Most recruits are||
What? Most recruits are rated by practice anyway. A lot of recruiting rankings are based on camp performances which are glorified practices, sometimes with little bearing on actual football games. Yes, some players are better in practice than games but there is nothing to indicate that the the current commits have a higher proportion of those types than any other class.
|1 week 5 days ago||Why not both? Though I'm||
Why not both? Though I'm liking Peters a lot too.
|1 week 5 days ago||That's the exact right||
That's the exact right attitude to have and the reason Harbaugh is bringing in so many QBs. Even if you have a good QB, having others to keep them competing makes them better.
|1 week 5 days ago||Just looked up fastest||
Just looked up fastest sprinting speeds and the record is Usain Bolt at 27.7 mph midway through his 100m dash. So hitting 6/7ths of that from a dead standstill is impressive. (Though there's no air resistance on a treadmill)
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't think they are||
I don't think they are conceding the state to OSU/MSU, but realize they are way behind with the kids there are don't think they have a good shot for 2016. Meyer was similarly much more nationally focused when he came in the first year and then got a lot more from Ohio the year after that. When you don't have the relationships the other local schools do you need to broaden your base because you will have a lower hit rate overall no matter where you recruit.
|1 week 6 days ago||It's all about relationships,||
It's all about relationships, MSU and ND have been recruiting Ohio for years and this Michigan staff has very little history there. Takes time to get going as recruitig has gotten earlier and earlier.
|1 week 6 days ago||And MSU has been recruiting||
And MSU has been recruiting Ohio for years and have longstanding relationships with these kids. Not to mention they go after the under the radar recruits that Harbaugh has been targeting so far. When you need to scramble to build relationships, time is better spent elsewhere for now. I'm sure they will do better there in coming years but their local focus is clearly aimed more at 2017 and future classes than 2016.
|1 week 6 days ago||Something not brought up much||
Something not brought up much but its a high possibility is that a handful of these early commits won't stick. Some may jump up in ranking/have good senior seasons/perform well at local university camps and get noticed by major schools near them. If you grew up in Alabama and Auburn or Alabama come calling, it may be hard to turn them down. I wouldn't be surprised to see Michigan lose 3-5 of these guys by the signing day.
|1 week 6 days ago||They aren't giving up on||
They aren't giving up on Ohio, but Meyer has that state on lockdown right now. They are the dominant team in the state, just won a national championship, and have an ace recruiting staff. Additionally, Meyer has shown a passion for playing games with recruiting and seemingly going after kids just because rivals want them. Any commit from the state of Ohio is liable to be given a late offer by OSU if they miss out on someone else and likely flip. Ohio recruits will come in time, but it will take time to build relationships and get in on them early, something this staff doesn't have the luxury of in 2015.
|1 week 6 days ago||Part of it is Michigan is||
Part of it is Michigan is very far behind the in state recruits and has needed to reach down a bit for players who don't have established relationships with local coaches. Easier to do that when you have a much wider base to recruit from. Look at Meyer's 2013 class of Ohio recruits (4 of the top 10) vs his 2014 class (6 of the top 10 including all 5 of the top 5). It takes some time to build relationships in new areas and Michigan is behind both MSU and OSU with these kids and they are better programs now.
You can already see a lot more local kids with Michigan as their leader in 2016 where the staff is closer to starting at the same time as the other local programs. The satelite camps were a way to kick start Michigan's recruiting, find kids still early in the recruiting process, and build in roads for the future. But there should definitely be more local kids in future classes once the staff is established.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Sure Harbaugh uses TEs well,||
Sure Harbaugh uses TEs well, but ND does have a pretty damn good track record of very productive college TEs who go to the NFL.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||These kids may also have||
These kids may also have grown or developed more since their junior seasons. Kids grow a lot in HS, and it happens at different rates for different kids. These kids potentially look/play differently from their most recent HS tape which was 8 months ago.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||I can never begrudge a player||
I can never begrudge a player taking an offer like Stanford or Harvard over Michigan. We claim to think education is important, can't reverse that when they choose an even more highly regarded educational institution.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||When has a team ever landed||
When has a team ever landed everyone they lead for? There are always recruits who change their minds or get squeezed out. And your thought that we would ever turn away Gary if he wanted to commit shows how stupid you and your crusade against the staffs recruiting is.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Any idea what's up with||
Any idea what's up with Donald Stewart? Seems to be trending away from Michigan after a Stanford offer.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Does Brady have grounds for a||
Does Brady have grounds for a multimillion dollar lawsuit against Goodell and the NFL? This whole thing has definitely damaged his reputation and hurt future earnings from endorsement deals. Not that he needs the money, but he could pledge to donate all of it to charity. Maybe a huge endowment for science education?