G. Gulo of the Dale
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|5 days 18 hours ago||Memory appears rusty...||
... but maybe just a late bloomer.
14/51 < 1/3
Still really impressive. To express it another way, if each Big Ten program contributed to the pool of 51 combine players equally, they'd have to send 3.64 guys to the combine. We're contributing almost four times that amount.
|1 week 4 hours ago||But it's less surprising...||
... if you infer that #3 is Quinn Nordin and not our 6'6", 245 lb. quarterback.
|1 week 6 days ago||I have a feeling...||
... you guys are talking about different technicals.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well...||
... if by "aiming for" OSU's class, you mean that OSU's 2017 class is some kind of regulative ideal, then that's fine. But this isn't exactly realistic, since an average of "94 and change"--or, to be precise, OSU's 94.5 avg.--was simply without precedent prior to this year. And we don't have nearly unrivaled access to a football hotbead, like OSU's access to the top Ohio high schoolers. On top of that, our home state doesn't seem like it's going to be producing a glut of elite prospects, even by its more modest standards. So, an avg. of "94 and change" would have been almost unthinkable prior to this year, and I don't see the conditions in place to reduplicate in 2018 what OSU did in 2017.
If we could grab 18-20 guys, and maintain a 92 avg., that would be a pretty big win, at least in my opinion. Of course, the biggest concern is getting top guys at positions of need (e.g., OL).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I hope you're right.||
But it is going to be darn near impossible to finish in the top ten, unless we pick up at least 20 recruits, which seems like the upper bound of what we can expect, and even then it will be difficult (I see below that your are projecting 20).
I don't think there is any team whose 2017 class matches what we're aiming for in 2018. Perhaps 2016 USC is a comparable: they made it inside the top ten (barely, at #10), had 20 recruits in their class (approximately our upcoming maximum), and also had an avg. recruit ranking (91.38) slightly above our present class (91.03, though with a punter).
In 2015, UCLA had a class of 19 with an avg. star rating of a still healthier 91.58 and finished #12 overall.
So, I think a top-ten finish is possible, but we've got our work cut out for us. Luckily, Harbaugh is all about work.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You need...||
... smarter friends.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||+1||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not to mention...||
... that OSU clearly outplayed PSU on the road but was foiled by a couple of special teams plays. Playing at home, OSU did not look like a better team than UM--maybe equal, but not better--and I have multiple friends who are OSU fans who would say the same thing.
(And, no, wins are not just a statistic.)
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||On account of his intensity...||
... Harbaugh has attempted to flip three tackles between your first and your third post.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Maybe I'm just really tired...||
... but I'm absolutely losing it over this gif in this context. I keep looking back at it and cracking up all over again.
What I'm trying to say is "A++".
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||It's not your fault.||
It's not your fault.
Unless you neglected to tweet at him on a daily basis. Then it's definitely your fault.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That's not Oliver in the picture...||
... Not only does the person in the shirt not look like Oliver, the poster on MLive said that the above is a picture of Harbaugh with his daughter's "Human Powered Submarine Team." The poster claims that Harbaugh posed with the team after he had jumped in the pool with Martin, who had just committed.
Martin isn't in the picture, and so we're just accepting the testimony of the MLive poster and/or his daughter.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Given the average human reaction time...||
... to audio stimuli, I'm guessing it took Harbaugh about 17.83 seconds to list all of the digits in Greg's salary.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||On Finesse||
"Finesse is not a word I associate with football."
~ Jim Harbaugh
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I think...||
... Drevno already has our short game under control, and Mattison has greatly improved our iron play, so hiring Fred Funk would be a redundancy.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yikes.||
In that case, the 2021 and 2022 NFL Drafts are going to be really rough with all of those Brandon Minor, Craig Roh, and rich man's Ricky Barnum types.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure...||
... what Freddy Harris is talking about. DPJ is ranked even higher based on 247's own ranking system (#8) than he is on the composite ranking (#11).
EDIT: As of 1/18, 247 is now reflecting what BuckNekked states above. Not sure why there was a discrepency yesterday. Either his internet sees into the future or mine into the past.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What??||
Henry Ruggs might be the #24 overall receiver--not the #24 overall recruit.
DPJ is currently the #1 receiver on the 247 composite rankings and the #11 overall player.
Ruggs is #158 overall player.
EDIT: As I mentioned above, some posters seemed to have access to a more updated 247 ranking, which didn't display for the rest of us until today (1/18). So Ruggs did jump way up to the #24 overall player in the composite (though 247's own rankings have him ranked "only" as the #17 overall receiver.)
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||"Run right."||
Under those circumstances, it sounds like something Speight might be telling himself as soon as he receives the snap.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Cleveland sports = Detroit sports?||
I'm not one to criticize Cleveland one way or another, and I acknowledge your general point that Cleveland and Detroit have a lot in common, sometimes more than Detroiters would admit, but I don't understand how you are using sports as an example of this equivalence.
"Cleveland and Detroit have both won an NBA championship and lost a World Series" covers over the fact that Detroit has won multiple NBA titles (3), not just one, has won twice as many Word Series championships, roughly twice as many AL pennants, and, while I would hardly argue that the Lions are better than the Browns, both have zero Super Bowl championships and four NFL championships from immediately prior to the Super Bowl Era. And then the Red Wings have won 11 Stanley Cups and are historically an elite hockey team. So, that's 18 championships that people care about to three. Again, I'm not trying to make fun of Cleveland, and I would love for the Lions and Browns to have success, but I don't see the equivalence.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Why...||
... do people keep making this claim?--not really complaining, I just find this to be bizarre.
The guy eating the Dilly Bar was Dan Lehman, Minnesota's phone technician--not Claeys.
Apparently all middle-aged Minnesota staffers and coaches look the same.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Moreover...||
... while Green was the #1 RB to some services (Rivals, Scout), he was not a unanimous, or even a consensus, #1 RB, as ESPN had him ranked #5 and 247 had him ranked #8 (#84 overall player). So, while the OP's point is well-taken, there are multiple reasons to think that Harris is more of a sure thing than Green was.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Wait, wait, wait...||
... Let me guess:
You had seven shots of Jameson's, laced your Yellow-Naped Amazon parrot's seed with cocaine, then dictated this post to your parrot friend, then had him repeat it near your computer, which transcribed it using voice recognition software. Then, cut, paste, post.
|11 weeks 14 hours ago||The author is dead, man.||
Besides, this piece definitely reads more like an "Ace-ian" pastiche of Brian.
|11 weeks 15 hours ago||Averaging...||
... the exact ranking of each major service, so as to yield something along the lines of "J'Marick Woods (343.125)" would actually be ideal.
If it's a repeating decimal, six decimal places will suffice. We don't want to burden you.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Well...||
... unless I'm mistaken, the only top-100 offensive recruits from the Hoke era--besides a handful of O-linemen, none of whom have really equalled or excelled their recruting profile--have been Shane Morris, Derrick Green, and Drake Harris (and maybe Brian Cole, if you want to include him as an "athlete," though he was in the class that Harbaugh inherited). I suspect that Butt has been the best offensive recruit, though he was a top-200 player, not top-100, at least on 247.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||To be fair...||
... Washington also beat top-twenty Stanford 44-6.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Hmm...||
No one is claiming that Washington went through "Murderers' Row," but here are some teams they beat listed by current Sagarin ranking:
10. Colorado (beat by 31)
13. Wash. St. (beat by 28, on the road)
17. Stanford (beat by 38)
(All ranked above Iowa)
Washington dismantled those teams, all of which feel "pulsey" to me.
They also have a road win over top-30 Utah.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Yes and no...||
The ball does slide up the butt of #88 a bit, and, at the furthest point of Barrett's forward progress, the ball does just touch the black undershirt hanging out from #88's jersey...
... The problem is that it touches the undershirt on the back right side of #88's body when that part of his body is still short of the 15 (by like four or five inches).
To be clear, I thought there were more blatant bad calls, but--assuming you aren't just trolling--I don't understand what you're seeing.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I have two pretty close friends...||
... who root for OSU, and we were texting a bit during and after the game:
One didn't think that OSU got the first down but was happy to take the win.
The other admitted, in general, that "the calls definitely went OSU's way," though didn't realize until after the game that the now-infamous spot was a point of contention. He acknowledged that UM was the better team a majority of the game.
Don't know if that helps...