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|8 hours 27 min ago||Possible, but it seems rare||
Possible, but it seems rare that players transfer farther away from home. It happens (Josh Furman to Oklahoma State, Dee Hart to Colorado State), but not extremely often. Also, Arizona's pretty-dang-good running back, Nick Wilson, was just a freshman; he ran for 1,375 yards, averaged 5.8 yards/carry, and scored 16 touchdowns.
My guess is that Hayes will end up somewhere with an open RB job, maybe Central Michigan or Miami-OH.
|11 hours 42 min ago||I don't think Gentry makes a||
I don't think Gentry makes a difference. The writing has been on the wall that Bellomy isn't The Guy. It's just a matter of whether he wants to spend another year riding the pine or not.
|11 hours 52 min ago||You're misconstruing what I'm||
You're misconstruing what I'm saying.
I'm not saying that Hayes couldn't play or wouldn't have a role. But I am almost certain he wouldn't be a feature back, and he probably wouldn't even be in the top two, at best.
Now that he's transferring, he has a chance to go somewhere and be that school's top back (like Thomas Rawls did at CMU or Demetrius Hart did at CSU).
So as I said, it's probably for the best.
|12 hours 8 min ago||This is probably for the||
This is probably for the best. I think he was going to be buried even farther on the depth chart with Ty Isaac's looming eligibility.
|12 hours 10 min ago||I agree that you can't||
I agree that you can't succeed without player development, but I would still argue that Hoke did a solid job of recruiting. It may not be showing yet, but there are some very good pieces in place. Youth has been a big issue at times, but his best recruits are becoming upperclassmen. It might take Harbaugh to do it, but I think we're going to see some major strides from some of those guys that Hoke brought in - guys like Gedeon, Mone, Kalis, Isaac, Green, Lewis, etc.
|12 hours 19 min ago||Right now I'd have to say||
Right now I'd have to say he's probably closer to the top four. Again, I haven't finished my in-state ratings, but off the top of my head, I would probably have him at #5 or #6 in the state. I think there's some potential there to be a game manager type, like a Brian Griese. If you surround him with enough good players, a running game, etc., I think he'll be solid. I don't see him being a real star, but guys like Greg McElroy weren't stars and still won a lot of games at Alabama.
|12 hours 26 min ago||Well, somebody in this thread||
Well, somebody in this thread specifically asked for my opinion, so there's at least one other person.
Also, who cares about your opinion? We could go back and forth like this all day. Ultimately, it's a stupid and childish argument. It would be nice if I could share my opinions without having to read this "Who cares?" drivel that clutters up the board. If you offered your opinion on a player, I wouldn't respond in that way. If I don't care, I'll move past it and forget about it.
I don't think this discussion is worth any more of my time.
|12 hours 29 min ago||Which school is shady?||
Which school is shady? Detroit King or St. Clair Shores South Lake?
|12 hours 32 min ago||LOL. Speaking of||
Speaking of hypocritical, I think it's funny that you're suggesting to proceed with caution, since earlier in this thread, you said this:
"If the coaches want him, you know, the guys who base their livelihoods on evaluating these guys, then lets riiiiide."
|12 hours 34 min ago||"Just sayin dude" is about as||
"Just sayin dude" is about as pointless of a response as any that exist. All it says to me is that you're making a fuss for no reason.
|16 hours 38 min ago||We've offered five of their||
We've offered five of their unsigned commits, but I don't see any of them questioning their decision. Plus Garrett Taylor already flipped from Michigan to PSU.
|17 hours 13 min ago||Wait. Are you saying you||
Wait. Are you saying you think Michigan's football coaches are better talent evaluators than me? I'm shocked.
|17 hours 23 min ago||I haven't finished it yet.||
I haven't finished it yet. I'm working on in-state rankings for my website. My hope is to post it in the next week or two, but obviously it requires lots of time.
|17 hours 32 min ago||Exactly. Even if not||
Exactly. Even if not explicitly stated, I think/hope that players realize there's a time limit on things like that. Teams can't wait until NSD on the slim chance that some 3-star recruit will commit to them. It might be a different story for a 5-star guy like CeCe Jefferson where two or three teams think they have a legitimate shot, but there are Pickard-level possibilities elsewhere.
|17 hours 35 min ago||No, YOU'RE saying pad||
No, YOU'RE saying pad level.
I'm just not disagreeing.
|17 hours 43 min ago||I'm not a huge fan of Neal.||
I'm not a huge fan of Neal. Big, athletic kid but plays high and can get swallowed by blocks.
|18 hours 25 min ago||a) Maybe no one cares. After||
a) Maybe no one cares. After all, this is a message board and there are currently 51 comments on this topic. So who really cares about any of those comments? You could post this same response to just about everyone else's comment, too.
b) I'm not tooting my own horn, but I am probably one of the few people on this board who has actually looked at film of nearly every FBS prospect in the state of Michigan. That doesn't mean I'm automatically right, but I'm at least coming from the perspective of someone who has not just watched Mike Weber, Tyriq Thompson, Alex Malzone, Grant Perry, and Joshua Alabi.
|18 hours 36 min ago||It sucks but if PJ Fleck||
It sucks but if PJ Fleck builds anything at WMU, he'll probably be out the door for a better job. French is most likely committing to Fleck's successor.
|18 hours 40 min ago||He currently goes to Detroit||
He currently goes to Detroit King, but he's committed to a school in East Lansing.
|19 hours 14 min ago||Quick, everyone start a||
Quick, everyone start a thread apologizing for something that doesn't matter!
Seriously, this thread is dumb. Don't start threads to apologize to another anonymous poster on the internet. Don't be such a pansy.
|1 day 3 hours ago||As far as physical talent||
As far as physical talent goes, I can't really argue that Stallworth is the #1 player in the state. If he doesn't have the motor or if he gets in trouble, obviously that changes his long-term future. But he's a big kid who's athletic. Character concerns aside, he's a guy I would want.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Agreed. His teammates do not||
Agreed. His teammates do not look like they're very good at football, either.
|1 day 7 hours ago||If he's shorter than 6'7",||
If he's shorter than 6'7", then Jake Pickard must REALLY be lying about his height. Pickard is listed at 6'6", and Gentry looks to have at least 2" or 3" on him. So you're basically saying that Jake Pickard is only 6'3", maybe 6'4".
I'm the first person to say that almost every recruiting site has players listed at least 1" taller than their real height, but I think this might be the exception that proves the rule. He looks every bit of 6'7" to me.
|1 day 7 hours ago||He reminds me of Utah's||
He reminds me of Utah's Travis Wilson. He's more mobile than McGwire or Osweiler.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I don't think 2012 was a||
I don't think 2012 was a great year, but Michigan didn't cast its net wide enough. The coaches offered some guys early on, they didn't commit, and the coaches shrugged their shoulders and gave up. There are some guys from that class who have been contributing, like Tommy Armstrong (Nebraska), Travis Wilson (Utah), and Travis Knight (Oklahoma), among others.
|1 day 12 hours ago||The incorrect facts start||
The incorrect facts start with your constant assertion that Alex Malzone is a higher rated quarterback. If you can't get your facts straight, then your opinions based on them don't have much worth.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Oh...so Urban Meyer develops||
Oh...so Urban Meyer develops quarterbacks, but Nick Saban doesn't? And Alabama wins because of the running backs, but Ezekiel Elliott didn't power Ohio State to a national championship with 200+ yards in the last few games of the year?
|1 day 17 hours ago||People are dum.||
People are dum.
|1 day 17 hours ago||For all the talk about||
For all the talk about playing AGAINST mediocre players, you also have to remember that he's playing WITH mediocre players. The completion percentage, touchdowns, bailing out of the pocket, etc. have to be tempered by the fact that his teammates aren't very good at football, either. They did send a 2-star recruit to Colorado...back in 2011.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Riiiiiiiiiiiiight... Alabama||
Alabama only recruits high 4-stars and 5-stars and gets them to national championships, the college football playoffs, etc. And TCU only turns guys into second round picks (Andy Dalton) and Heisman Trophy candidates (Trevone Boykin).