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|34 min 14 sec ago||When we pursue California, I||
When we pursue California, I view it a little like Rodriguez's pursuit of Florida. We had to offer 40-50 prospects in the state just to get 1-3 commitments. Just like everyone was trying to go after Florida kids - including Miami, FSU, UF, etc. - lots of people are trying to dip into California - including USC, UCLA, Stanford, etc.
Even with Harbaugh's success in California, I think he's going to have a hard time getting more than one - or maybe two - high-caliber recruits. Time will tell.
|1 day 2 hours ago||FWIW, there was a practice||
FWIW, there was a practice report late last week saying Shallman was getting a lot of carries in practice.
|1 day 2 hours ago||The linemen are generally||
The linemen are generally larger in a three-man front (at least in a 3-4), but the lineup you suggested above is just too much. College defenses generally just don't have enough athletic 300-pounders to play all three spots on the defensive line, and assuming those three guys are Wormley, Henry, and Mone, you've got a 275 lb. OLB in Charlton and a 253 lb. OLB in Ojemudia. It would be great if all those guys have enough versatility to get the job done, but I find that doubtful. I also think that would hurt the second unit, because there's nobody comparable to spell some of those guys. And like I said, meanwhile, you've got (just choosing at random) Morgan and Gedeon on the field while Ross, Bolden, and Jenkins-Stone wasting away on the bench.
Personally, I don't think Wormley has shown enough to be a starter. He's not someone who needs to get on the field playing starter's minutes. He's more of a guy who should be playing 3-tech in your four-man fronts or spelling somebody as a 3-4 DE.
|1 day 3 hours ago||You've got two guys who well||
You've got two guys who well over 300 lbs. (Mone, Henry), one guy who is 300 lbs. (Wormley), and another who is 275 lbs. (Charlton). For a defense that's going to be a hybrid 3-4/4-3, that's an awful lot of beef. If you make Ojemudia play OLB, you've got 5 defensive linemen by trade and then only two true linebackers. Meanwhile, Michigan has 4 senior linebackers and a junior who probably needs to be on the field quite a bit (Gedeon). How do you find playing time for those 5 linebackers when you open up just two spots?
|1 day 4 hours ago||The goal is to get the best||
The goal is to get the best guys on the field. Putting Charlton at WDE probably means booting Ojemudia off the field or putting him at SDE at about 253 lbs. (IIRC). Height doesn't matter as much as having the ability to play low, and Charlton has shown flashes of being able to do that.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Give me 20 shots, and I might||
Give me 20 shots, and I might do it. But not 10. I'm happy enough with my life right now that I don't need the $20 million enough to risk two years of jail time.
|2 days 6 hours ago||San Francisco weather avoids||
San Francisco weather avoids the extremes. For the most part, it does not get hot. And for the most part, it does not get cold. It's right on the border between southern California weather and Pacific northwest weather.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Without looking at potential||
Without looking at potential decommits who aren't on the list, Rivals shows that Hoke's first commitment in the 2012 class came on April 12, 2011. So Harbaugh still has one month and nine days to beat Hoke.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Speight was a 247 Composite||
Speight was a 247 Composite 3-star, the #22 pro-style guy, and #451 overall. He reported offers from NC State and Notre Dame, and that's all. I wouldn't say he was "highly sought after."
Alex Malzone's non-MAC offers included Pitt and Wake Forest. That's it.
I do think the number of quarterbacks Michigan has might turn off some prospects, but let's not pretend that the whole world wanted Speight, Malzone, etc.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I ranked DeWeaver as the #6||
I ranked DeWeaver as the #6 quarterback on Michigan's radar and Peters #7. However, I think Peters is a better physical specimen (size, running, arm strength). I just think Peters is somewhat raw in the mental aspects of the game.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Did J.T. Floyd overachieve||
Did J.T. Floyd overachieve when Hoke was the coach? I must have missed those seasons.
|3 days 4 hours ago||He's just not that fast on||
He's just not that fast on film. He's not really a guy I would look at and think "That's the punt/kick returner of our future." He's a good football player, but I would like someone a bit more explosive if we want him to be a return specialist.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Yeah!||
|6 days 34 min ago||Michigan wants Onwenu on||
Michigan wants Onwenu on offense.
|6 days 9 hours ago||He's certainly smaller, but||
He's certainly smaller, but he's a year younger. Stritzinger is 6'0", 180 lbs. as a sophomore, so I'm not too concerned about his size.
|6 days 20 hours ago||The Crystal Balls are over||
The Crystal Balls are over 50% for Michigan and around 25% for Tennessee last I checked.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Matt Falcon has been||
Matt Falcon has been offered.
Will Small has not.
|6 days 20 hours ago||He was not offered. And I||
He was not offered.
And I don't think he will ever be offered.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Yes, it's "meaningful" in the||
Yes, it's "meaningful" in the sense that, "Hey, I want to be a guy/girl who gets to say I collaborated on a song with ____________!" It's like taking a selfie with a celebrity in the form of a song.
|1 week 1 day ago||This is a bunch of college||
This is a bunch of college kids who have a strong desire to be connected to something great but don't want to do something meaningful.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'll be that guy. I don't||
I'll be that guy.
I don't think Browns fans have long been awaiting the anticipation. That's basically saying they have been anticipating anticipation.
|1 week 2 days ago||I disagree. You might say||
I disagree. You might say Fitzpatrick is a better route runner, but Corley is superior in almost every other way.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not even close.||
Not even close.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't think he's enrolled||
|1 week 3 days ago||We are at 85, which includes||
We are at 85, which includes John O'Korn (who is still unofficial), Ryan Glasgow, Graham Glasgow, and Joe Kerridge.
Adding Wayne Lyons would put us at 86. I expect that to happen, but we'll have to lose someone else (or return someone to walk-on status).
|1 week 4 days ago||I approve this message.||
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|1 week 4 days ago||I'm here because I like||
I'm here because I like intelligent discourse about inconsequential things.
|1 week 5 days ago||Just what MGoBlog has always||
Just what MGoBlog has always been missing - arguments about machinery!
|1 week 6 days ago||I'll admit I didn't read the||
I'll admit I didn't read the entire post. Just not enough time in the day to read everything. I mostly just saw the Brandon Watson thing and wanted to point that out. So if I missed something about young corners vs. young safeties, I apologize.
|1 week 6 days ago||People can be changed, but my||
People can be changed, but my opinion is that it takes a long time. I don't think guys change a whole lot from the time they're 18 to when they're 21. And I don't think Michigan football should be a halfway house. I think if you look at the guys who got in trouble at Michigan, they have generally been consistent troublemakers and have rarely been able to play their way back to the top.
Clark had lots of red flags as a high schooler, and yes, Michigan took a chance on undersized, under-the-radar defensive end. And they turned him into a pretty good football player. But he was never really a consistent performer, he got in trouble multiple times, and now he's kind of an embarrassment to the university/program.