This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
- Member for
- 7 years 29 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|5 hours 54 min ago||Peoples-Jones has an eye on||
Peoples-Jones has an eye on playing somewhere warm, like USC or Florida.
Clarence Thompson went to Michigan, and his kid didn't pick us.
|5 hours 54 min ago||Right now about 22 players.||
Right now about 22 players. So it will get bigger than that.
|5 hours 59 min ago||The person signed up two||
The person signed up two years ago and has just 14 MGoPoints. Often that means somebody who is sharing "inside information"....probably has a bit of inside information. Otherwise, why lurk for two years just to throw out some mildly interesting info about a 3-star recruit?
|17 hours 55 min ago||If the ball were a laptop, I||
If the ball were a laptop, I bet Newton would have dived right on it.
|18 hours 47 min ago||If Tom Brady didn't go after||
If Tom Brady didn't go after the ball, that would also be embarrassing.
|20 hours 56 min ago||Agreed. The only real||
Agreed. The only real possible drawback is if he gives Michigan players/recruits a higher draft grade evaluation based on the fact that he showed up to Michigan's campus for a charity event. And that's quite a stretch to think that he's going to bump Kareem Walker up a round or two in the 2019 NFL Draft simply because he was there for the Signing of the Stars back in 2016...
|20 hours 59 min ago||We could have Knute Rockne,||
We could have Knute Rockne, Bill Walsh, Don Shula, and Vince Lombardi show up, and somebody would bitch about Walsh's inability to develop a dual-threat quarterback or Vince Lombardi's imperfect smile.
The guy showed up to a charity event that helped bring money to a good cause and visibility to Michigan football.
Remember the old saying about "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"?
|1 day 3 hours ago||Well, I might choose that one||
Well, I might choose that one just because it has "Blue" in the company name...
|1 day 4 hours ago||Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's slow||
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's slow down the hype train here, folks.
|1 day 6 hours ago||One interesting thing I think||
One interesting thing I think about the USC situation is that they get so many good athletes, maybe that's not a great place for someone like Joe McKnight to go. You could go somewhere else, be a jack-of-all-trades, and be the focal point of the offense. But with all the talent going to USC, someone like him is still going to have a battle on his hands to get on the field and touch the ball.
Take Jabrill Peppers, for example. If Peppers went to USC or Alabama, he would be good. But would he be as revered or utilized in as many different roles as he is at Michigan? Probably not, because they have guys who can run the ball, who can return punts, etc. He would be a safety and maybe returning some kicks.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Regarding the accuracy of the||
Regarding the accuracy of the recruiting rankings, I'm not sure I buy your theory that we're more informed now. I mean, *we* (as in you and I) are more informed, but those first seven guys (2000-2006, not including Taliaferro) turned into 1st round picks. Since then you've had McKnight, Barkley, Powell, Green-Beckham, etc., who have all arguably underperformed at the next level. In fact, since 2007 I would say the only two guys who have arguably reached their potential have been Jadeveon Clowney (despite a so-so junior year) and Leonard Fournette so far.
As for coaching, I don't know... I mean, I like Greg Mattison a lot, but there are plenty of other coaches who know what they're doing, too. Miami was known for churning out linebackers when D.J. Williams was there, Andre Smith went to a pretty good OL-producing program at Alabama, Ernie Sims went to a well respected NFL factory in FSU, etc. Without going back to look at all of their specific position coaches at the time, I think a good chunk of those guys got some quality college coaching.
I do agree that Gary has a chance to be very, very good, though. I think he will mesh well with Harbaugh's idea of competition, and I think he'll get along with Mattison, too. (I wouldn't be surprised if Mattison retires before Gary finishes his college career, though.)
|1 day 20 hours ago||Just like every recruiting||
Just like every recruiting writer out there, I'm not in coaches' meetings. It's simply putting together bits and pieces of evidence from here and there.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I did not. I considered that,||
I did not. I considered that, but I didn't figure it would be a very significant tweak to the study.
|1 day 20 hours ago||LOL. MGoBlog would murder the||
LOL. MGoBlog would murder the servers I'm using. Getting as much traffic as MGoBlog would be a good problem to have, though.
I'm considering switching to GoDaddy, Host Gator, or some other big hosting service. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.
|1 day 23 hours ago||FWIW, I'm told that||
FWIW, I'm told that everything should be running smoothly now.
|2 days 48 min ago||Not since 2000, no.||
Not since 2000, no.
|2 days 1 hour ago||It surprised me a few years||
It surprised me a few years ago when I read something about how many NJ players make the NFL. So this bit of research wasn't quite as surprising, although 3 out of 18 from the Garden State is pretty impressive.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I will make out with Kate||
I will make out with Kate Upton.
|2 days 1 hour ago||People have mentioned things||
People have mentioned things like this to me with Firefox and iPads, but whenever I check them on those browsers/devices, they work fine for me. The site loads for me on an iPhone, Chromebook, PC, iPad, etc. I'm not quite sure how to fix the problem since it doesn't seem to be consistent.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Thanks!||
|2 days 1 hour ago||Going back to last summer,||
Going back to last summer, Michigan had chances to offer Moses and did not. They have been in contact with him. However, from what I've heard, they don't think he has sincere interest in playing at Michigan.
Wolverine Devoteee will eat lemons and limes and a three-toed sloth urine Slurpee if Moses commits to Michigan.
|2 days 2 hours ago||That's the thing - I paid for unlimited bandwidth.||
That's the thing - I paid for unlimited bandwidth.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Thanks for the info.||
Thanks for the info.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Thanks. I'll check into it.||
Thanks. I'll check into it. The server went down on NSD (totally unrelated to NSD), so I have some things to grumble about... I'll probably be looking for a different hosting service soon.
|3 days 39 min ago||Maybe, but he hasn't.||
Maybe, but he hasn't.
|3 days 40 min ago||Harbaugh said we're not grayshirting anyone.||
Harbaugh said we're not grayshirting anyone.
|3 days 42 min ago||The likelihood of denying||
The likelihood of denying scholarships to fifth year senior starters is very low.
|3 days 49 min ago||It's not legal at the FBS level, AFAIK.||
It's not legal at the FBS level, AFAIK.
|3 days 3 hours ago||He wasn't exactly a plan C||
He wasn't exactly a plan C guy, I don't think. Originally, he was offered as a greyshirt and committed early, but then he got bumped up to full scholarship as the class played out. Even if he wouldn't have been put on scholarship immediately, he was guaranteed a scholarship early in the process. He wasn't the result of a last-minute scramble.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I haven't heard any rumors||
I haven't heard any rumors about Khalid Hill departing early. That doesn't make sense logically, and I've heard he has a good chance to be the #2 guy behind Butt this season.