Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|3 hours 38 min ago||If you don't get excited||
If you don't get excited about 5-star QBs, then you probably just don't get excited about recruiting in general. Lots of 5-stars at all positions end up flaming out.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I do think that Asiasi could||
I do think that Asiasi could afford to lose a little bit of weight. He was a bit soft at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl with a little pudge around the middle. If he can redistribute some of that weight, then I think he can stay at tight end and play around 260-265 or so. He has a thick lower body, so he's never going to be a 240-245 lb. guy.
|1 day 4 hours ago||When I read about it, I||
When I read about it, I believe a recruit said that the coaching staff was calling them "the Pipeline 9." So I got the vibe it came from the staff, not the players themselves. If the players came up with it, then there's nothing you can do about it if it hurts other players' feelings.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Yep. I was a little surprised||
Yep. I was a little surprised that the Pipeline 9 thing became, well, a thing. It kind of makes it seem like they're the only nine players in the state who are worthy of Michigan offers. I think at this point, Michigan has offered 13 or 14 in-state prospects, so that term went out the window. Paea was okay with it, but Simmons wasn't.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Yeah. He probably could have||
Yeah. He probably could have committed at one point and could have been a part of the class (excluding a David Reese situation), but he waited himself out of a spot. I think he wanted to see what other big offers he could get, and none came that were as big or bigger.
Syracuse actually got a couple commits this week that were guys who chose them as "fallback" options. Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas WR Joshua Palmer named Michigan his leader at one point, but he wasn't a take at this point, either.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I'm not necessarily expecting||
I'm not necessarily expecting it to happen, but I think there's a decent chance.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I didn't realize National||
I didn't realize National Signing Day 2017 had come and gone already.
|2 days 19 hours ago||No. I'm saying they don't||
No. I'm saying they don't think every single commit is going to be a superstar, and they have an idea of who those kids are.
|2 days 20 hours ago||So how do you feel about OSU||
So how do you feel about OSU recruiting Gavin Cupp and Branden Bowen in the past few classes?
|2 days 20 hours ago||Michigan has had some decent||
Michigan has had some decent 3-star offensive linemen over the years: Perry Dorrestein, Mark Ortmann, Mark Huyge, David Molk, Ben Braden, etc. No offensive line is full of 5-stars, so sometimes you need these under-the-radar types to plug holes - and sometimes they do a pretty good job.
|2 days 20 hours ago||It's the way things go around||
It's the way things go around this time of year. A lot of commitments occur at this point in each cycle because kids are camping, taking visits, etc. But a good number of high-profile guys wait until late fall, January, or February to make announcements. The guys who go to these camps are the underexposed guys who need to earn offers. So these mid-level guys commit now, people get their panties in a bunch, and then we'll pull in some 5-stars/high 4-stars in January and everyone will be happy.
It happened last year (Rashad Weaver, Devin Gil, Josh Metellus, etc.), it's happening this year, and it will happen again in 2017.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I'm saving that -7 TTB Rating||
I'm saving that -7 TTB Rating for whenever Najee Harris flips from Alabama to Michigan.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Well, I think you definitely||
Well, I think you definitely have to recruit some high-character, glue guys. Filling a team with prima donnas isn't the way to go, because there's unrest on the team. It happens in the pros, in college, in high school, etc. Even the elite programs recruit 2-star or 3-star guys that they don't necessarily expect to be studs at the next level. So yeah, I think Harbaugh pays attention to that.
|3 days 39 min ago||Stueber gets my early vote||
Stueber gets my early vote for best under-the-radar recruit in the class. I don't know if he'll develop into a first round pick, but I'm guessing he'll be a pretty good starter down the road.
|3 days 42 min ago||Stueber isn't a bad pickup if||
Stueber isn't a bad pickup if Michigan closes with some other highly ranked guys. You're rarely going to get a bunch of top-200 offensive line prospects to commit in one class. If we take five Andrew Stuebers, I'll be a bit concerned. Right now we have Ja'Raymond Hall, Stueber, and our hooks in several other high-profile guys. We'll see how the class plays out.
|3 days 4 hours ago||That's interesting that you||
That's interesting that you say that about traffic. Granted, I was there two years ago, so maybe things have changed a bit, but I thought traffic was very light for being a good-sized city. I'd rather drive around Nashville than Ann Arbor.
|3 days 5 hours ago||I was not a huge fan of||
I was not a huge fan of Nashville when I went there, but I did see Of Montreal in a cool (well, very hot) venue there, so it wasn't all bad. It's cool to walk around, and there's a ghost tour downtown if your kids like a little bit of spookiness.
|3 days 6 hours ago||We're pretty good at||
We're pretty good at defensive line.
IMO, the most important guy on the board has to be an offensive tackle.
|4 days 19 hours ago||They have supposedly moved on||
They have supposedly moved on from Matt Dotson because he appears to be headed elsewhere.
|5 days 1 hour ago||They're still recruiting some||
They're still recruiting some uncommitted guys, as well some guys who are soft commits. I'm guessing they'll take another TE, but they might not reach for one.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I'm still waiting for hair to grow on the bottom of my feet.||
I'm still waiting for hair to grow on the bottom of my feet.
|5 days 3 hours ago||I'm an indie beach snob and||
I'm an indie beach snob and won't set foot in Hilton Head. The beach I like, you've never heard of.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Perfect. I know which house to break into tonight.||
Perfect. I know which house to break into tonight.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Yep. When he committed to||
Yep. When he committed to Michigan, he was a 3-star or unranked, and I said I thought he would be a 4-star recruit across the board. He's now a 4-star to everyone except Rivals (where he's a 3-star ATH), and he tops out at #94 overall to ESPN. I wish we could have held onto him.
|5 days 23 hours ago||There's always good music||
There's always good music being made. You just need to know where to look. There was some great stuff made in the late 1990s. It just wasn't the stuff you heard on the radio most of the time.
|6 days 30 min ago||Chance the Rapper "Hamilton"||
Chance the Rapper
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|1 week 1 day ago||I think McKeon has a good||
I think McKeon has a good chance to be a solid, traditional tight end. I don't think he'll be a gamebreaker, and he's not a guy you can split out wide like Devin Funchess. He's more like the Jerame Tuman type from the past.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think this phrase is||
I think this phrase is overused, but I think Eubanks is the biggest boom-or-bust prospect in the 2016 class. He could be a star or he could spend his whole Michigan career watching other, more well rounded guys leap ahead of him.
|1 week 3 days ago||You're not Tim Sullivan, so||
You're not Tim Sullivan, so clearly you're not capable of saying those things.