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|7 hours 36 min ago||wow its tough to picture||
wow its tough to picture reggie white at 235 lbs
|8 hours 19 min ago||highly doubt hell be a 3 star||
highly doubt hell be a 3 star for much longer. this kid has talent and a chance to be a real player. figured it was only a matter of time before he started picking up big time southern / national offers
|2 days 2 hours ago||agreed. but there are always||
agreed. but there are always the assholes in every group who just cant help themselves
|3 days 3 hours ago||osu has pretty much always||
osu has pretty much always out-recruited m - theyve consistently pulled in higher ranked classes, top to bottom, year after year in the modern era.
osu typically out-recruited m even when m enjoyed success or winning streaks on the field (coopers teams are great example). 1900 or the 40s or 50s mightve been different but osu seems to have routinely brought in higher ranked classes since the 60s or 70s
|3 days 3 hours ago||if theres talent in ohio and||
if theres talent in ohio and michigan, harbaugh will go after it - if he believes the kids worthy of m offers and if he thinks they have legit chance to land those prospects.
if they can find better prospects elsewhere, why target guys lower on their board just bc theyre located in ohio / michigan?
|4 days 4 hours ago||pretty sure he also sustained||
pretty sure he also sustained a concussion while at RB and it limited his snaps over seasons second half. just saying.
peppers is 1 thing, hes a threat to score from anywhere with the ball (and it really messes with opposing D's and DC's) but gary doesnt offer the same.
im sure gary could help the team in short yardage situations but its likely not worth it (especially this year), just focus his efforts and crazy talents on D to start
|5 days 3 hours ago||evans is #72 right? dont||
evans is #72 right? dont know anything about him other than what i watched this year. hes massive, pretty quick and i thought he had a bright future. that dude impressed by standing out at times this year despite their fairly deep DL
|6 days 4 hours ago||agreed. its tough to go||
agreed. its tough to go wrong with accounting. though its also tough to really comment without further info on your situation, goals, etc.
also if youre looking into joint degrees, id suggest joint JD / MBA program
|1 week 6 hours ago||ive been to games all over||
ive been to games all over the country and this is actually fairly accurate (at least in my exprerience)
|1 week 1 day ago||unfortunately youre right,||
unfortunately youre right, thats football. where injuries hit, when and how hard usually determine a teams ultimate fate - nothing can swing win / loss totals like injuries.
almost all championship squads require some luck to stay healthy in all the right places and at the right times so they can reach their goals, and all teams obviously deal wth injuries to some extent (among other personnel issues). some guys will be impossible to replace but great coaches / programs can often adapt.
thats why depth (and talented, "next man up" type depth) across the board is so vital. that legit, consistent depth typically allows teams like bama, osu, usc, etc to keep moving, next man up - and all signs point to michigan finally returning to that level (though not quite yet) which is awesome
|1 week 1 day ago||i get your point but sabans||
i get your point but sabans doing just fine.
and right now saban is likely watching his 9th consecutive hour of film or "motivating" his staff / players. just like harbaughs doing
|1 week 1 day ago||consulting, business, trying||
consulting, business, trying to pick up pro golf, etc - brady will have to tackle something competitive on a daily basis or he might lose his mind. insanely competitive and successful people like brady typically cant just flip an "off" switch, at least for sustained periods of time.
mj started spending like 12 hours per day at the golf course after retirement (competing against others and against himself to improve his game). brady will find something to attack, just highly doubt its ever coaching. but hes got plenty of time to hash it out since that maniac thinks he can play for another 10 years (not saying i doubt it)!
|1 week 1 day ago||great story - as long as||
great story - as long as indiana doesnt pick up any more freakish RBs from uab in the future
|1 week 1 day ago||someone mentioned something||
someone mentioned something about zoolander. im not sure, i only saw some clips of the signing day event. i dont think owen wilson has personal connections to m though
|1 week 1 day ago||it doesnt, at all. that||
it doesnt, at all. that poster occasionally talks out of his ass
|1 week 1 day ago||not the biggest fan of the||
not the biggest fan of the RBs game (considering some of the alternatives and the possibility harbaugh lands a top 5 back with real quickness - though taylors still a decent player) but that WR is legit and has a chance to be a great player. id be shocked if uga and big southern schools dont end up offering holliman after further eval / camp / etc. he will climb in the rankings
|1 week 1 day ago||hes incredibly awkward. hes||
hes incredibly awkward. hes awesome and honest and passionate and dedicated and insane and everything else which draws recruits / fans in (and he wins a lot too which helps) but hes certainly a little awkward. nothing wrong with it. its just a fact. some of the best people are slightly awkward. i dont see how anyone can deny harbaugh is awkward in many situations
|1 week 2 days ago||yep several more 300 pounders||
yep several more 300 pounders wouldve been nice.
bredeson and onwenu both have the ability to play at high level, just a matter of how quickly they refine technique, mentally acclimate, grasp schemes, etc. theyll see the practice reps as im sure the staff wants them to help the team this fall and potentially start in 2 years but OL development can obviously be tricky.
im sure jimbo has a plan - i just hope they enjoy a nice hit ratio this class and next bc theyll need youngsters to step up and play big early at several spots (with OL the most obvious given the numbers and the lack of development of some current OL depth). itll be interesting. theyll no doubt be able to pitch early PT on the trail so hopefully that helps lock up elite 2017 OL
|1 week 3 days ago||lattimer?||
if thats from one of the remakes, lattimer from the program is playing leatherface which i thought was pretty funny
|1 week 3 days ago||not to be a prick but you||
not to be a prick but you dont have to post a thread at all, especially if you dont think its particularly newsworthy
|1 week 3 days ago||not sure which game youre||
not sure which game youre referencing but i think asiasi is the better prospect. though ive never understood the fascination with nauta - not just sour grapes bc hes a nice player, he just doesnt really stand out against the other top 10-20 TE prospects. nauta doesnt have the freakish athleticism or crazy ceiling some seem to believe and one usually expects in #1 ranked prospects (eubanks has more of that ceiling than nauta). asiasi isnt tony gonzalez level athlete but very few are.
asiasi offers greater versatility and i think is a better addition than nauta wouldve been. he moves well for such a large dude, has great hands, likes contact and has serious potential as blocker if he continues developing. other than maybe not breaking as many tackles on film as might be expected, theres not much to criticize - the kids got game and hes harbaughs kind of player. considering the late timing of this potential pickup, its a homerun
|1 week 4 days ago||ive just recently heard this||
ive just recently heard this kids name and havent seen any film but he cant possibly be a bigger project than bushell-beatty. that dude was the definition of "project OL" without the elite athletic ability and crazy upside of other project types.
is he athletic? can he accept coaching and apply himself? if hes mobile and coachable, i say sign him up sight unseen.
if hes really that size (yet can still move) and really that inexperienced then its prob worth taking him bc they need bodies. obviously its preferable to find talented, more college ready bodies given depth chart concerns but short of that, they just need bodies. need to start molding guys and filling in gaps over these past few classes so they have bodies to compete on future OLs.
highly rated guys like dawson, kugler, bushell-beatty, etc appear on projected future 2 deeps but thats mostly due to lack of numbers - those guys were fairly touted (and highly ranked OL flame out all the time) yet failed to see the field at all last year despite very real struggles by OGs in run game
|1 week 6 days ago||Most teams do this every year||
Most teams do this every year with someone - "do what you gotta do but we like you and if you're willing to wait until NSD to see what shakes out, well def sign you if we have room. But no promises it works out so its your call."
Teams do it all the time. As long as they're open about it I don't see how anyone could possibly disagree. If the kids waiting until NSD anyway and they're not just bs'ing or hopelessly stringing someone along, what's the problem? It's smart. And a win win if both parties remain interested
|1 week 6 days ago||No doubt. Adding all state||
No doubt. Adding all state caliber kids, particularly at skill spots, is huge. It's difficult but vital to fill the outstanding 20-30 roster spots each year with most talented players possible. Applying legit resources and time may just yield the next glasgow, mayfield, nassib, etc (might also include kovacs though I think he was open tryout).
And how about that walk on frosh WR renfrow at Clemson? Kids got game. Here's hoping harbaugh has found next few walk on ballers, maybe even a guy that comes up big in bowl game
|1 week 6 days ago||it all depends on the school,||
it all depends on the school, the player, etc but they almost always sign letters and then work it out.
which is why some teams have guys that sign LOIs but then enroll in JC, prep school, etc and end up on campus or someone elses campus several years after signing). and some kids even take summer classes in order to graduate with all necessary credits, prerequisites, etc and then enroll for fall classes along with everyone else.
typically case by case
|1 week 6 days ago||i get your meaning - but i||
i get your meaning - but i personally think stoops is up there with the best in the biz in terms of talent evals, player development, etc.
that dude and his staff obviously recruit touted players each cycle but they also routinely find and develop plenty of diamonds in the rough. i trust harbaughs eye but itll still be interesting to see how swenson looks in several years
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||yep, theyre def making effort||
yep, theyre def making effort to find athletes at virtually every position and its encouraging to see. hopefully the trend continues over next few classes so theyll eventually have RBs that can house any given touch, a dynamic DL, true sideline to sideline LBs, DEs or LBs to legit rush QBs when needed, etc
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||no doubt hes a raw prospect||
no doubt hes a raw prospect and has tons of upside if harbaugh and staff can harness his natural ability and motivate him to become a technically sound football player. that can be a big "if" with some prospects though, regardless of the staffs talent or dogged nature - i dont know anything about this kid personally so i cant comment but its a safe bet the staff believes they can mold him or they wouldnt sign him.
but i think that comment was more directed towards the fact that hes including somewhat lackadaisical play, questionable body language, mild taunting, etc on his highlight tape - its a highlight tape meant to entice all coaches, not a compilation of questionable clips pieced together by scouts on the fence but a highlight tape. its just not something you see very often.
from pure talent and potential ceiling perspective, hes an exciting addition. especially when added to current TEs on roster, mckeon and hopefully asiasi bc hes a different type player
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||ha yeah they seem to like||
ha yeah they seem to like finding him in the flat / hook / curl zones but he also ran a few 9s.
though with 2 elite OL prospects (#57 looks really good at first glance by the way) and a RB i just saw they offered, im guessing that squad runs the ball quite a bit (or at least they should)
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||great comment at the bottom:||
He was in Norcross, GA, on Monday, eating at the Cracker Barrel. It was him, his OC, and LB coaches.