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|1 hour 18 min ago||that dude always seemed||
that dude always seemed juiced to enroll at michigan and i doubt his enthusiasm wavered much given the programs current aura. im guessing harbaugh gave the kid his honest opinion and his vision for qb position at michigan moving forward and they agreed to mutually part ways.
color me shocked if the dude told harbaugh no thanks, he sees greener pastures elsewhere. the kids not an elite qb and frankly he was lucky to receive an offer so early from hoke. maybe he wouldve competed and started on hokes michigan teams but harbaughs teams will be a different animal. best of luck to the kid though, seems like a solid cat
|9 hours 29 min ago||its childish, seattle pays||
its childish, seattle pays the dude millions to play ball but also expects him to act like a professional.
still its hilarious, im amazed hes taken it this far
|1 day 7 hours ago||id be fine with that dude||
id be fine with that dude wearing 1/8 as his number as long as harbaugh does not follow hoke and have him on special teams just because he mightve broken a sweat during practice
|2 days 1 hour ago||yeah all big time programs||
yeah all big time programs have been directing more resources towards recruiting / analyst personnel. it makes sense and teams not doing so operate at competitive disadvantage - why not have departments to run analytics, maintain recruiting databases, reverse scout, etc?
its not like theyre hiring jalen roses coach or kevin jones dad like va tech or memphis and kentucky with obviously shady dealings. harbaugh wants every advantage possible yet he comes across as pretty moral dude so im sure his moves are ok
|2 days 9 hours ago||harbaugh must hammer at least||
harbaugh must hammer at least a 12-pack of diet coke per day. if hes gonna do something, hes going whole hog. moderation is for cowards
|2 days 10 hours ago||versatility is a great thing.||
versatility is a great thing. even if they currently view him at DE they could still shift him elsewhere down the road.
harbaugh has shown hes very adept at plugging football players into his system and getting results regardless of position as 18 yr old frosh. stanford played guys both ways. sherman moved from WR to CB. they flipped RB to LB, DE to FB, OL to DL, etc and those guys produced on the field.
i think its great harbaugh will recruit TE / DE hybrid type players as well as DB / WR athletes and then see where they fit best after some development and coaching. roster flexiblity is huge. im all for versatile athletes, sign them up if theyre good enough and then sort em out. he already told cole hes not penciled in at any 1 spot, he could play WR or DB.
the dude knows what hes doing and its refreshing
|2 days 11 hours ago||grow up, if they want to play||
grow up, if they want to play big time ball and compete with the best then they need to manage the roster as effeciently as possible. every competent and successful coach understands the need to trim the fat every so often via not renewing 5th yrs to non-contributors. if a player has been treated fairly for 4 years and has had enough time to earn his degree (and given summer sessions, every kid should finish early) yet will not contribute to the team or is not projected in the 2-deep, championship caliber teams skake hands and move on. cycle through some more highly rated prospects and reload. if you cannot handle this 100% fair attitude and practice then maybe you should not expect much of your favorite team
|3 days 3 hours ago||good for him. and cool||
good for him. and cool atmosphere for recruits. no doubt theyll work to surround him with enough talent and run favorable O.
hopefully hes able to play with confidence and let it loose whenever he earns the job - been far too long since michigan had 100% confident QB running the show, but im sure this staff will do whats necessary to fulfill their end of the bargain
|3 days 12 hours ago||its the most important||
its the most important position on the field, by far, and hes likely not too impressed with hokes cupboard (nor should he be) - do whatever it takes to find your winning QB
|4 days 7 hours ago||good call on riemersma, was||
good call on riemersma, was gonna mention him. dude was a ball player.
also logan thomas not a bad comparison. both had similar bodies and skill sets entering college though hopefully if gentry picks harbaugh hell be able to develop in some areas where thomas really struggled (ie awareness, desicions, anticipation, etc). looks like solid prospect.
so glad JH appears to value mobile QBs and realizes peyton manning types are not the rule but the exception
|4 days 11 hours ago||100% agree. coaches who fail||
100% agree. coaches who fail to coach in this manner are really doing their teams disservice. since when is versatility bad? love harbaughs willingness to adapt.
unlike adaptable coach harbaugh, stubborn coaches like hoke continually trot out williams and numerous TEs who cannot block or receive - use ben gedeon or even ferns, im sure jake ryan wouldve taken some snaps at TE if asked to help the team.
thankfully good players no longer must suffer fools
|5 days 5 hours ago||no doubt. its lights out||
no doubt. its lights out with this staff in 2016, though the kids theyre jumping on late all seem like players. i dont watch much of these kids film but that lockett kid is really impressive. he looks more athletic than other DBs committed to michigan this cycle.
and that FB from ohio looks like a great option, little bit of spike from little giants in him (granted the highlights mostly show 21 small white dudes + him but still good athlete)
|5 days 11 hours ago||obviously its all geography.||
obviously its all geography. ask anyone living in midlands, southwest, etc and of course within the great state of texas and theyll all scoff at anyone not answering texas
|5 days 13 hours ago||the michael vick thing? isnt||
the michael vick thing? isnt that the shane morris thing?
|5 days 13 hours ago||exactly, championship||
exactly, championship programs play talented kids early, redshirt special development cases, and otherwise cycle kids through quickly with limited redshirts. if theyre not starting or projected 2-deep, then it should be very rare for them to 5th years - firm handshake and graduate em.
guys like stone and dymonte thomas deserved much better coaching than coach and his staff and i feel bad theyve suffered bc of it. but if they cannot earn PT then they need to cycle though as quickly as possible so some young athlete from texas or florida or wherever can use the roster spot to make plays immediately
|6 days 6 hours ago||all black kicks with white||
all black kicks with white laces - and plain, comfortable socks.
cannot beat the old USC, PSU, bama look. add all the fruity colors, designs, etc but some looks are simply too fresh to top
|6 days 9 hours ago||dudes a beast. would be a||
dudes a beast. would be a huge addition if he ends up at michigan. legit top DL are rare and always necessary and michigan has not had any (aside from will campbell if he counts) at least a decade
|6 days 12 hours ago||hes a pretty big DB||
hes a pretty big DB
|1 week 1 day ago||no money, just hoes and||
no money, just hoes and clothes
|1 week 1 day ago||hopefully thats the case.||
hopefully thats the case. little doubt peppers could be a great CB given his ability and competitive fire but i think hed be truly special S.
his type closing speed and athleticism are much tougher for O's at S and those rare athletes like peppers can really make elite safeties.
not to mention i think hes a S not CB if he plays pro ball. either way michigan should have a sick athlete at DB impacting games next year
|1 week 2 days ago||yeah schools mail you stuff.||
yeah schools mail you stuff. and they take recruits to equipment manager to get hooked up as well.
people knocking kids for enjoying their 5 visits and taking their time with decisions are just foolish. and likely never went on officials either bc theyre pretty sweet
|1 week 2 days ago||he moves pretty well. looks||
he moves pretty well. looks like a solid prospect though competetion level does not appear great and that can obviously skew highlight tapes. but he looks more athletic than most OT's (other than cole) theyve recruited lately and i think its typically better to recruit leaner OTs in 260-280 range than heavier type kids favored under hoke.
the kid obviously needs work and refinement but i think his body type, athleticism and on-field attitude indicate he could be pretty good. he already has more promise (in my opinion) than at least half the OTs hoke signed particularly in terms of consistently winning 1 vs 1s
|1 week 2 days ago||understand this year may not||
understand this year may not be best example since most are contributors but thats what winning programs do. if youre not a big contributor on the 2-deep, its a firm handshake and sincere thanks / well wishes to 5th years.
championship teams typically cycle thru those type guys and replenish roster with fresh younger talent...its a win / win as those kids receive 4-year scholarships and the program gets to add young playmakers.
managing rosters and competing for titles is not easy nor is it for bleeding hearts. 4 years to earn degrees and PT is fair, 5th years are never guaranteed. maybe harbaugh will do things differently and win his way and if so, ill certainly roll with him given his track record
|1 week 3 days ago||FB / HB well before he plays||
FB / HB well before he plays LB at michigan
|1 week 4 days ago||thats what normal competent||
thats what normal competent ceo's do, hire the best possible talent to surround themselves with and do whatever it takes to achieve their goals.
harbaugh is a beast and hes hired an incredible staff (personally im really impressed with the DB coaches - 24 yrs combined NFL experience is nice recruiting pitch). just further reinforces how imcompetent and over his head hoke was
|1 week 4 days ago||also helps when you have||
also helps when you have really athletic kids on all kicking squads. scheme only goes so far. as weve seen with norfleet, all the creases in the world dont matter if doesnt have the speed to house it
|1 week 5 days ago||thats fine, just lock up some||
thats fine, just lock up some of those lower rated southern DBs from florida etc they recently offered along with pass rusher or 2
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||arent they more into||
arent they more into ecstasy?
seriously though im excited the michigan players now get to play for a competent and competitive coach who despises losing and will roll with seemingly silly psychological ploys just to get a W (similar to meyer)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||as long as he can run and can||
as long as he can run and can change direction then sign him up.
after edge rushers and QBs, id agree S is biggest immediate need. it helps depth that i think S is peppers natural position and where he could make biggest impact (and where pro future lies).
but yeah they desparately need to stock up on quick athletic DBs in 2015-16. and hopefully the new staff will sacrifice size for speed / agility (if necessary to sacrifice) when recruiting and molding their squad. most kids can bulk up 10-20 lbs on campus but S&C only marginally increases speed / quickness (aside from rare late bloomers and rare exceptions).
simply cant coach speed and hoke mistakenly priortized size at DE, RB, WR, etc and now michigan really needs lacks freak athletes at those positions (like those flying around tonight for OSU and oregon)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||guarantee harbaugh hit the||
guarantee harbaugh hit the ground running. all of those interviews with him and his family (and former players, colleagues) demonstrate hes insanely intense and competitive and laser focused at all times.
im guessing he handled his business at san fran but then flipped the switch the moment he decided on michigan gig. id imagine he called durkin and others in his cirlce with college connections and started watching endless hours of tape and dialing. and im sure his pops, knowing his intensity as well, probably already digested his own info and had some names in mind