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|4 years 16 hours ago||Andrus Peat||
Just a small note...but Burnt Orange Nation has Peat coming in for a visit soon and that Connor Brewer is going to make the trip with him to Texas. This is something to keep an eye on because Mack Brown is notorious for getting kids on campus and having them commit. Plus with Brewer there it will be another person in his ear. Rarely does Mack come out of Texas to recruit....but when he does...he does so with a purpose....and getting Brewer was a priority...you can bet getting Peat is just as much as a priority so he will be putting on the full court press......
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Have to Disagree with Brian||
Have to disagree with Brian on the statment "Most of the letter-writers are dead now since they were already watching Matlock 20 years ago, but you don't have to be in the KKK to think Webber's actions badly hurt the program. " Doesn't matter if the letter-writers are dead now....point is those letters were written and sent. It's kind of swept under the rug to some extent and pay no mind to those people. Truth is truth....those letters were ugly and the U of M family should be ashamed that occured. Those letters were being sent to some 18-19 year old kids that are coming into their own and this is how they are treated by some if the esteemed U of M alum??... And keep in mind...those were sent before the Chris Webber, Louis Bullock and Traylor allegations. No matter how you spin it ...it was wrong and as much as the Michigan fan base prides themselves on being the leaders and the best...some of our alum sure weren't during that time......
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Right....||
Absolutely beauty is in the eye of the beholder. At this point...right now...OU has the beauty. If Michigan had the beauty with Mattison then Kris Frost and Leilon Willingham would be Blue. All there is to it.
Do I think RJS will go Blue...not sure. Hope he does...but time will tell. The question posed earlier is if OU is the better offer and I believe it is at this stage of the recruiting game. And that is hard for me to say because I despise OU witha a passion....but I am not that blinded to see that they are a perennial Top 10 team year and year out. Michigan has lost that status in my view. I think they will get it back....but reality is .....right now..they are going to be on the outside looking in on some of these kids (not necessaily RJS) and this is what Hoke is in charge of doing right now.....changing that perception....and getting Michigan back as a force on the recruiting trail...
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Wait||
With all due respect....OU will be a top 5 team next season. OU was #1 at one point last season. OU just had the number one overall pick and had that pick go and become the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. OU has not been out of the Top 25 in I don't know how long...and even when Bradford went down...they still were able to stay in the Top 25 if I am not mistaken. I think OU's offer is bigger than Michigan's at this point. Believe me I am in Big 12 country and hate OU with a passion....but they always have top notch LB's year in and year out and their defense tends to rank pretty high year in and year out.....And better believe if he RJS is on their radar he is on a lot of other teams radar as well.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||So....||
So just wondering....what is the punishment for oversigning? Who regulates oversigning the NCAA or the Conference themselves? Why is there one set of rules for the Big Ten and one for the SEC?
Reason being is in looking at oversigning.com I noticed USC had an uptick on its signings this recruiting class as well. Now that could be because they are getting ready to take a hit once their appeal comes through but it is a loophole schools are going to really start to exploit if not closed.
Why is there not a hard number in place is my question. For every number over the hard number a school should have to submit in detail as to why they went over that number. Every scholarship kid that leaves a football program should go through an exiting process that list the reasons why a student athlete is leaving the program and the circumstances behind them leaving. A criteria should be met and once that process is completed then the school should be awarded that scholarship back...and it should be rewarded in the corresponding recruiting season. And put a max of three per recruiting class.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||And of Course||
Hail to the Victors!
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Thanks||
Just was thinking along the lines that "dead period" meant no contact at all.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Mack is the ultimate||
Mack is the ultimate salesman. He gets these kids to buy in. What position do you think Orakpo. Kindle started out at...LB. He got Chiles to move to WR even though he was the backup QB to Colt...and Chiles got there at the same time as Colt and made the switch to WR last season. Look I am not saying coaches don't give kids the heads up before they get to school...I am just pointing out...once they get there...coaches see them in another position as a better fit....it is then up to that coach to sell that player on that switch and buy in.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Question||
Have seen that this is supposed to be the "dead period" for recruits....is there any contact allowed by the NCAA during this period at all?? Meaning no texts, home visits, calls...anything???
Reason I ask is that it was mentioned that Washington was making a push for Parker....but if this is the "dead period" what kind of push could they be making at this late hour??
In regards to Talbott....did Butch Davis make that big of an impression a couple of weeks ago??
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Mack Brown||
Mack Brown has done that since he has been at Texas. He will recruit kids that are safeties and move them to OLB. OLB play DE. And have his athletes play as CB. He has always tried to maximize speed at the Corner and OLB spots in order to bring pressure. If you watch a lot of Texas games....those guys will blitz and come off the edge a lot. And lo and behold we have Greg Robinson who was the D-Coordinator at Texas. Go back and look at the roster when Greg Robinson was there and look how they converted their safeties and LB's. Michigan's defense will begin to mirror a Big 12 defense before too long. Which is good....because once the speed is there....they will attack more...at least they did at Texas when Robinson was there.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||You don't think Precious was||
You don't think Precious was Oscar worthy or did you even see it?????
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I have seen Hurt Locker and||
I have seen Hurt Locker and it is indeed a very good movie...
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Wow||
All I can say to this is wow. Why?? Because all that I ever hear out of Michigan and people from Michigan is the blue collar hard working attitude. That is what the state of Michigan has always hung its hat on. Now...now it seems that Michigan is a bunch of pussies because they had to work hard. That is the disgusting thing. All of a sudden because the players are expected to get better and put the time in....its too hard. What a effin joke we look like across the country. And some of you wonder why the SEC and Big 12 are dominating.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||This is Why||
I know this is a dissenting opinion but ...this is why the Big 12 and SEC laugh at the Big 10.
Those Conference games might be about money..but it is about exposure for that conference and those schools. You realize the extra recruiting that is done using that game???
That there is the difference in the south and north when it comes to football. Don't get me wrong...there is a lot of tradition and football die hards in the Big Ten. In the south it is a freakin religion. And that is not rhetoric. I have lived in the north. And now live in the south...and these people down here live football. Through the food. The traditions. The weather. The hype. The rivalries. The hate. These people love it.
Like I said no knock on the Big Ten schools. But truth is truth. While you guys are sitting there talking about no to this and no to that and it is a money grab....guess who is grabbing the money??? Guess who is getting the headlines at that time of year??? Who is on the national radar of the coaches and pollsters??? Big 12 and SEC.
I am not even saying how they go about it is right...but it part of the evolution of big time college sports.