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|2 hours 37 min ago||He's not a terrible actor,||
He's not a terrible actor, but he is kind of a poopface.
Sorry for the language.
|2 hours 48 min ago||Yet another reason to dislike||
Yet another reason to dislike Jared Leto.
|3 hours 22 min ago||I haven't really heard||
I haven't really heard anything following his second visit to Michigan. He visited Notre Dame and then Georgia in the following weeks, so he has been all over the place. He might just have been too busy to talk much to the media.
|6 hours 37 min ago||I could be wrong, but I get||
I could be wrong, but I get the vibe that wide receivers, defensive backs, and linebackers often take a while to get serious about their recruitment and commit. Quarterbacks, linemen, tight ends, etc. often seem to get it over with earlier. I'm not saying that's a hard and fast rule, but the guys who carry out their recruitment until the All-American games, National Signing Day, etc. seem to be the skill guys (minus quarterbacks, who often commit early and recruit for their teams) more often than the linemen types.
|6 hours 59 min ago||I'm busy that day, but I'll||
I'm busy that day, but I'll wear a Speedo in your honor, anyway.
|7 hours 20 min ago||Yes, we do. Especially with||
Yes, we do. Especially with all four of our corners being upperclassmen (including Lyons). The guys behind them are very unproven, like Reon Dawson, Brandon Watson, Keith Washington, etc.
|7 hours 44 min ago||Already posted.||
|9 hours 5 min ago||You're not really missing||
You're not really missing anything with the overall numbers.
However, 3 of the last 4 picks have been in favor of Michigan...and the 1 pick for Syracuse in those 4 comes from an Ohio State site.
|9 hours 10 min ago||He was at Syracuse, then went||
He was at Syracuse, then went to the Buffalo Bills, then came back to Ann Arbor.
|10 hours 4 min ago||Bryan Cook is recruiting him||
Bryan Cook is recruiting him for Georgia Tech. Boo Bryan Cook! Boooooo!
|10 hours 34 min ago||Um, I think you're talking||
Um, I think you're talking about David Reese. And David Reese said that he wants to start out on defense but would be willing to help the team by playing fullback if necessary.
|10 hours 36 min ago||Not since Harbaugh was hired,||
Not since Harbaugh was hired, but he visited 4 times when Hoke was the coach.
|10 hours 38 min ago||I haven't heard any talk that||
I haven't heard any talk that Davis could be a linebacker. You may be thinking of Reese, who's a FB/LB.
|10 hours 40 min ago||I agree, but then this blog||
I agree, but then this blog probably isn't the place to hang out. I do not think Brian, Ace, or their other past writers (Tim Sullivan, TomVH, etc.) ever played football. I know Brian played hockey. I think Tim Sullivan was a cross country runner. I'm not sure about Seth.
|11 hours 21 min ago||Everyone has a fault. There||
Everyone has a fault. There aren't many former athletes who have the ability to write the way Brian does, or at least they don't take the time to do so. That's the choice you have to make as a written media consumer.
1. Do you want to read the words of nerds who have never played the sport?
|11 hours 28 min ago||(No subject)|
|12 hours 53 min ago||I agree. The nice thing about||
I agree. The nice thing about the board is that new comments bring the thread back to the top. If there are new comments on a front-page "Hello" post, you have to scroll down the page, go to page two, etc. to see if anyone has posted anything else.
Honestly, I think it would be best if every single front-page item also appeared on the board and followed the same procedure of bouncing to the top.
|13 hours 29 min ago||Is it just me, or does||
Is it just me, or does Harbaugh's poster about Exposure U use "insure" incorrectly? I think it should be "ensure."
|13 hours 59 min ago||That was the medical||
That was the medical terminology for John Wayne Bobbitt's surgery.
|14 hours 18 sec ago||Yes. Soon.||
|14 hours 7 min ago||Home and home against the||
Home and home against the Seattle Seahawks.
|14 hours 10 min ago||I don't think there's room||
I don't think there's room for a third running back in this class, at least not at this point in time.
|1 day 6 hours ago||...especially now that Kate||
...especially now that Kate Upton pictures are kaput.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Something funky happened to||
Something funky happened to the list in the last hour or so. Swenson was not on the list originally. Also, as you can see in the OP, Matt Falcon was #246 earlier and now he's #243. They must have changed a few things, or it was an old list, or something.
|1 day 9 hours ago||That's a neat little factoid,||
That's a neat little factoid, but it really has nothing to do with college football. Rivals, Scout, 247, and ESPN specialize (or have arms that specialize) in following high school players to see how they project to college.
You might say the rankings are just for fun, but Alabama, Florida State, USC, and Ohio State (among others) disagree.
And by the way, the NFL has a way of rewarding teams who do everything well (offense, defense, special teams). The Seahawks and Patriots are good teams, but they're not filled with superstars at every position. If you look at the guys in the Pro Bowl - who are deemed the best individual players - many of them were highly rated coming out of high school.
This year's Pro Bowl included Andrew Luck, Dez Bryant, Matt Stafford, Odell Beckham, Golden Tate, Julio Jones, Nick Mangold, Maurkice Pouncey, Mario Williams, Ndamukong Suh, Sheldon Richardson, Von Miller, Joe Haden, Patrick Peterson, and probably more who were 4-star or 5-star guys to Rivals. Obviously, there are Pro Bowl guys who were 3-stars, 2-stars, etc., but there's ample evidence to show that you're wrong - highly ranked players are generally better than lower ranked players, especially when looking at their impact in college.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Yeah...I don't get that one||
Yeah...I don't get that one at all. I haven't been super impressed with Jackson, and he wasn't even Saline's full-time QB as a junior. He's pulling in some decent offers (got one from Utah not long ago), but he's not a better prospect than those other guys.
|1 day 11 hours ago||That's a tough question.||
That's a tough question. Obviously, there are guys who are 3-stars who end up being dynamic players in college and the NFL. So any tangible cut-off I give you is going to be wrong, simply based on the fact that it's a crap shoot.
Personally, I believe there are about 100 players each year who are truly elite prospects. I don't always agree with the rankings on who they are, but I do think things get muddled once you get past 100 or so.
Logically, I think that makes sense, too. That's about three rounds of NFL draft picks. Typically, I think fans get excited about guys drafted in the first three rounds as potential All-Pro guys, future stars, franchise guys, etc. But not many of us think of 4th rounders or 5th rounders as particulary exciting players, aside from the occasional Denard Robinson.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I do think there is a||
I do think there is a tendency to bump up the ratings of the kids who are playing in the respective all-star games. I think Rivals used to do it with the Army All-American Bowl. I think ESPN did it with the Under Armour game.
More to your question, though, there have been studies done about the accuracy of the recruiting rankings. I'm not sure how 247 fits in because they're relatively new, but the best ratings sites (in order) are Rivals, Scout, and then ESPN, based on their college success and NFL draft position.
|1 day 11 hours ago||He's significantly higher on||
He's significantly higher on all the other sites, IIRC.
I think ESPN is the least reliable recruiting site, so take his ranking with a bit of a grain of salt.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Sorry, but his speed just||
Sorry, but his speed just isn't all that impressive. He's not slow, but he's not a blazer (like I said above). And he also looks a little bit lost on the football field sometimes. He looks like a part-time football player. Very good athlete, could be a very good football player, but he's got some work to do if he sticks with football.