landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|14 weeks 4 days ago||Getting to the Playoffs||
At this point the odds seem to be weighted much more on the liklihood to get to the 4-team playoff. If you are willing to assume that any SEC west team has a higher likihood of a conference loss than OSU, then OSU is much more likely to get to the playoff, thus a much higher chance of winning it.
I'm not saying that I think OSU should or should not be the favorite, but the choices aren't OSU or the SEC west champ, its OSU vs each specific SEC west team who may or may not even make the playoff.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry if already asked...||
How is the number of Early Enrolee slots determined? How many will there be next year? Is it as many as you can back-date? As many 5-years leaving after the fall semester?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Outliers?||
This is pretty cool to check out. One question: How did you decide which were outliers?
Kingston Davis, for example, has readings of : 2.75 - 3.0 - 3.25 - 3.5 I'm not sure why the 2.75 is more of an outlier than the 3.5.
Same with Nate Johnson. Two 3.25s, a 2.75 (only .5 below those two) and a 4.0 (.75 above those two.) It would seem that if there is an outlier there, it is the 4.0, not the 2.75. (The 4.0 is 0.69 above the average. The 2.75 is 0.56 below.)
Perhaps this all has something to do with you standardization formula which shifted those ratings a bit. Regardless, thanks for all of the effort!
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Not a bank, but...||
Maybe not a "bank" but scholarships left after signing day could be used on a grad transfer (LB, QB?)
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Only played FB for 2 years.||
Only played FB for 2 years. Apparently very athletic and excelled at basketball. Raw, but a lot of upside.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Reports are that both kids'||
Reports are that both kids' families are strongly in favor of them staying closer to him. It sounds like a potential of a kid vs. partent situation.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Me too||
Definitely missed the "not" on the first pass!
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I seem to recall reading||
I seem to recall reading somewhere that Hoke wanted King, but there were academic issues? ...I'm not sure if Iowa took him or Michigan couldn't take him.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Garrett FishawAdmin49min The|
|17 weeks 2 days ago||DaiShon Neal||
Daishon Neal is the kid who's family basically made up some bullsh!t about Mattison last year, so that would be the most likely bet.
I seem to remember Sam Webb with a quote which was something to the effect of "His high school coach can't really come out and say that the kid and/or his dad is an @sshole, but he is" (That wasn't really the quote, but the sentiment was similar.)
...Found Webb's info summarized HERE. "I was told by [Neal's high school coach] that the other side of this entire story is an utter fabrication. In the meeting yesterday afternoon was the kid, the uncle, and the dad. The part about academics was completely misrepresented. Apparently Mattison talked about how kids with 4.0s and high test scores get turned away from Michigan all the time. He did that to highlight how academically prestigious the school is and lead into what a special opportunity to he had in front of him. The whole "Mattison got thrown out of the house" comment is fiction too. The kid walked Mattison to his car and talked about how high he was on Michigan. Suffice it to say Michigan thought it was most likely going to get the kid afterward. That the visit was twisted the way it was came as a complete shock."
|17 weeks 4 days ago||No PSU||
The assumption (which has been floated out there already) is that PSU is out and they are aware of that.
He's still a heavy, heavy M lean, but not formally decided/declared at this point.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Who's argument?||
I have never stated, opined, asserted, or speculated that Swenson knew all along. I simply pointed out that it could be a possibility and also that numerous assumptions are being made (positve and/or negative) to fill in the huge information gaps at this point.
I'll also point out that your response to what you asserted was my logic/argument is based on yet another assumption (that I believed to be true the hypotheticals I mentioned as an alternate possibility.) While I have no way to know if your assumptions about Swenson are incorrect, I can comfortably say that those you made about me are off base.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||More info||
That would certainly appears to be a mark in the "learned more recently" column.
To give a hypothetical in the other column, he might have been told previously that this was a possiblity only if things really picked up with a number of top recruits, as has happened in the last few weeks.
I'm not saying you're wrong & I'm definitely not saying I'm right (particuarly as I don't have an opinion/assumption on what happened here.)
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Wait how long?||
I missed where it was reported that Swenson just learned of this recently, along with the rest of the public.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Unrealistic?||
I'm not so sure what would be unrealistic about a 4* athlete choosing to go to a school where the coaches expected he would play rather than one where the coaches (hypothetically) said they expect he would not.
Again, I am not saying that he was not pushed out, but it isn't like Michigan is the only place an athlete get a good eduaction and play high-level football. Perhaps it was his choice to look for an option where he could do both after he was told by the staff that they felt PT was highly unlikely for him at UofM.
None of us know what has happened. I'm not sure that either assumption is more or less realistic at this point.
Edit: Yes -- what Leaders And Best said.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly.||
You hit the nail on the head.
The big problem here is that *we* are just now hearing about this. Clearly if there was some change in Swenson's status that occured more than a week or so ago, all of us should and would have been notified.
Because we didn't know before, this must be new information to Swensen as well.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Who said his scholarship was||
Who said his scholarship was pulled?
"May not end up in this class" =/= "Scholarship pulled"
I'm not saying it wasn't, but we don't know that it was.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed. Lots of assumptions in the OP's post||
Agreed. Way too many assumptions here.
How do we know this was just droped on him recently? Perhaps the staff has been very classy in letting him look around while remaining a commit (ala Dele Harding.)
How do we know he was told to look elsewhere? Even if something came from the staff, the message could have been something more like "Unfortunately, with the lack of progression over the past year, we do not envision you playing during the next 4 years." That is honest communication, and one which might prompt a player to decide, on his own, to look elsewhere.
I'm not saying the staff is golden here, but I don't see enough information to reach a conclusion.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||No chance.||
He will not receive an LOI, so there is no possibility that he will send one back.
Edit: beaten to the punch in under a minute!
|20 weeks 2 days ago||& can't pick the committed school, right?||
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but once a player has committed to a school, no one can crystal ball to that school anymore, right?
So, for example, while Quinn Nordin is committed to Penn St. people can only add new picks for a different school (eg Michigan) but not for him to stay with PSU..
Same with Evans. No one can put in anymore picks for Michigan, but can throw in a guess that he might flip to another school.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Also this||
— CB Vernon Hargeaves III (-1.3) had a bit of a mixed finished to a not-great season by his standards. Out of the 28 targets that the Gators’ defense saw, only two of them went at Hargreaves. The negative about that was that he allowed both of them to be caught for 76 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown play was bad, as Hargreaves bit on a double move and was completely burned. On the other reception though, he had fantastic coverage that was just beaten by a perfect throw. Despite a season where he finished 54th among corners in terms of coverage grade (he was second last season) Hargreaves will likely still go in the top 10 of the NFL draft, and the team that picks him will likely not be disappointed.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||FSU?||
Wasn't he committed to FSU for some time? He may have been considered a Georgia lean for a while now, but it hasn't been an exceptionally long time.
I also think he's been considered a lean, but has not been declaring a leader himself, has he?
|24 weeks 6 hours ago||I'm waiting for the photoshop||
I'm waiting for the photoshop of Harbaugh in a wizard hat with his snake oil!
|24 weeks 2 days ago||We especially need one who||
We especially need one who will be able to play several games in a row!
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Points taken.||
Literally as high a need as you could ever have...
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Literally?||
In order for the position to be as high a need as you literally could ever have I'd think there would need to be no returning LBs on the roster, no one capable/willing to give it a try, and no current commits who might fit the bill.
I'm no recruiting expert, but it seems that many think that Viramontes is an LB rather than QB, and potentially a very good one. There are also a number of OLB/ILB prospects still on the board. (Bush Jr, Jones, Kelly, Jackson...)
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Beat me to it by mere||
Beat me to it by mere seconds! ...You know how to make sh!t happen.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||...||
I take it from the double-post that it was a #2?
|32 weeks 3 days ago||No streaming?||
I know that the instructions on the GoGo Inflight wireless service specifically mention that streaming services like Netflix, etc. are not allowed (blocked?) ...Unsure about WatchESPN. I've used their wireless, but have not tried streaming anything. You might want to chat with their customer service to find out if just a few select sites vs. all streaming is blocked before you fork over the money for it.
Then again, if you go with an "unofficial" stream rather then the WatchESPN app, maybe their software is not sofisticated enough to notice? It's probably worth the money to try. Worst case scenario, I would think that you would able to get a stream of the radio broadcast.
Good luck and Go Blue!
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
...If they have a (commitable) offer.
There has been lots of talk that there is mutual disinterest between UofM and Hayes and that Michigan cooled on Kareem (or had other prospects move above him on the board) in the time since his commitment to 'bama.