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|1 day 35 min ago||The "Harbaugh could go to the||
The "Harbaugh could go to the NFL" argument is so stale to me. Any coach at any point could bolt for another college job or move to the NFL. Les Miles could retire in three or four years. Tom Herman could bolt for Ohio State or Texas in a few years.
I do think Brady Hoke would have stayed at Michigan for the remainder of his career (another 15 years, maybe), but he's the exception, not the rule.
|1 day 2 hours ago||speaking of posbanging...||
|2 days 1 hour ago||Michigan players do have||
Michigan players do have iPads. Unless they took them away at the end of the season. Then I guess technically Schefter would be right.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Because the best way of||
Because the best way of conducting business is to tell everyone what your #2 plan is in case your #1 plan doesn't work...right?
That's how you stay ahead of the game.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I don't think he would fall||
I don't think he would fall to the 5th round, but I think #15 is too high for him. To me he seems like a guy who should be picked no higher than the late 20's. I think he's a move guy for a team that already has an established in-line tight end, kind of like the Aaron Hernandez to the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (although hopefully not EXACTLY like Aaron Hernandez).
|3 days 1 hour ago||Considering who they are, I||
Considering who they are, I think it would be a good choice for them. James Conner is someone who Schiano can ride for some early success. Plus Schiano has history/connections in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, etc.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Possibly. It's only about 1.5||
Possibly. It's only about 1.5 hours from St. Clairsville to Morgantown.
|3 days 21 hours ago||That's probably an indication||
That's probably an indication that it has to do with something other than getting a big-name new coach.
|4 days 11 min ago||...or maybe they're not||
...or maybe they're not Michigan's Plan B options.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I guess not. Also, threads||
I guess not.
Also, threads should be added to the MGoBoard forum when you post them. That way updates will be visible on the MGoBoard. Otherwise, it's hard to know when there are more comments added to the thread.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Urban Meyer is on the phone||
Urban Meyer is on the phone with Al Borges as we speak.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Dammit, I clicked on this||
Dammit, I clicked on this thread hoping it had something to do with "Friends."
|6 days 1 hour ago||I'd rather FaceTime with his||
I'd rather FaceTime with his wife.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Yeah, other than Julio Jones,||
Yeah, other than Julio Jones, Alabama's wideouts haven't really stood out until Cooper.
|6 days 17 hours ago||He has lots of ties in Texas.||
He has lots of ties in Texas.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Donovan Warren stuck around||
Donovan Warren stuck around through the transition. He played at Michigan from 2007-2009, which includes Rodriguez's first two seasons.
I truly don't think there are a lot of veteran kids who would leave the program if Harbaugh were hired. Not only because Harbaugh is a similar type of coach offensively, but because he would be viewed as Michigan's "savior," a guy coming home to help out his alma mater. What kid who committed to Michigan for its tradition would walk away from a coach like that? (I'm not saying that NOBODY would transfer, but it's unlikely there would be a mass exodus.)
Furthermore, the veteran players have more to lose by transferring. All the guys who redshirted already would have to sit out another year before they could play elsewhere. The players most likely to transfer would be the backup linemen, defensive backs, linebackers - mostly young guys - who are blocked for playing time.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Here are the states that Jim||
Here are the states that Jim Harbaugh's recruits came from in his final class at Stanford:
That's 12 states represented out of 22 players altogether, with 15 of them coming from outside the states holding Pac-12 teams. I would say his success at Stanford and in the NFL would open up doors across the country, including in California.
|1 week 22 hours ago||I have Bielema higher than||
I have Bielema higher than that. He knows how to run the ball and play defense.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Personally, I think most of||
Personally, I think most of Michigan's defensive starters in 2015 will have a good shot at the NFL at some point, and a number of Michigan's offensive players will, too (though not as many). I think Hoke did a great job of recruiting talent - guys with size, speed, etc. Obviously, there are some deficiencies at key positions (QB, WR) and some youth (OL), but the raw talent is there for a lot of these guys to play at the next level.
|1 week 1 day ago||Maybe not, but he can yell||
Maybe not, but he can yell "Hot route! Red 7!" really well.
|1 week 1 day ago||Malkovich Malkovich||
Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yes, a lot of flipping would||
Yes, a lot of flipping would be necessary to get those guys, but that happens quite a bit at this time of year. Most prospects are committed, but the lower ranked ones (committed to mediocre schools) frequently jump at the chance to play at a higher level.
As for transfers, there are certainly a lot of players who aren't playing much, but that happens everywhere. It would be unlikely for all of those guys to transfer, regardless of the new coach. We saw a lot of transfers and such when Rodriguez was hired, but even he didn't see THAT much turnover.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yes. It's a small percentage||
Yes. It's a small percentage of the purchase, so it's nothing extremely significant unless you're purchasing something large or expensive. But every little bit helps, I guess.
The thing with Amazon ads is that you don't get anything if people just click. They have to purchase something for it to generate revenue. Other ad programs are based on clicks and/or clicks+purchases.
|1 week 1 day ago||1. Well, I'm most familiar||
1. Well, I'm most familiar with the ones from Michigan and Ohio, so I'll throw a few names out there from those states: David Moorman, Grant Perry, Dior Johnson, Joshuwa Holloman, John Kelly, Marquise Blair, Rob Dowdy, George Brown, and Jordan Jones. Some of those guys are already committed to other schools.
2. Bellomy would have to find a program with a graduate course of study that is not offered at Michigan if he wants to play in the FBS. I'm highly doubtful that he could. If he wants to continue playing football (and have a chance to start), I think he would need to drop down to FCS or the D-II level.
3. It would be premature for those players to transfer. The ones I know of are mostly disappointed about playing time, not the university itself. A couple of them are guys are blocked by players in their own class or younger. They might get a better shot (or a position switch) from a new staff, but things are looking bleak for them unless there are injuries.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm not sure why. I guess a||
I'm not sure why. I guess a couple of those teams already have their QB (UCLA, USC, etc.). He is being recruited by Arizona and Arizona State, though.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yes, it is. I have an Amazon||
Yes, it is. I have an Amazon portal on Touch the Banner, and I get a percentage of digital purchases.
|1 week 1 day ago||1. I think you should almost||
1. I think you should almost always try to get more prospects. The Kenny Allens, Ryan Glasgows, etc. have already committed to Michigan as walk-ons and will almost certainly stick around, regardless. Furthermore, I don't think Bo Dever or Jack Wangler have really earned scholarships with their play on the field. Kenny Allen hasn't, either, but he'll probably be our starting punter next fall.
Regardless, I would be in favor of offering lower tier prospects (3-stars and such) in order to fill up most/all of the class. There are almost always one or two scholarships that open up because someone transfers, gets kicked off the team, etc., so those are the ones that should be "counted on", in my opinion, to give to walk-ons.
2. I think that question is way too large/vague to handle. It's impossible to say, because it depends on systems, personalities, etc. I have a few names of disgruntled players who haven't been given much playing time. The only name I'll throw out there (not that he's disgruntled) is Russell Bellomy, who would be a fifth year senior in 2015 and does not look like a viable option to win the job, regardless of coach or system. My guess is that he will graduate and move on.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sheriron Jones just||
Sheriron Jones just decommitted from Florida. He's a kid I like. I also like a lefty out of Florida named Sage Attwood, who's more of a Blake Bell type (though not as big) and not a Denard Robinson type.
And if we hire Dan Mullen, I hear a kid named Chason Virgil is in need of a scholarship...
|1 week 1 day ago||The biggest hole is at||
The biggest hole is at quarterback, but at least Malzone is still committed. I wouldn't be opposed to getting another QB to add some competition.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's too early to tell.||
It's too early to tell. Without a new coach in place, who knows? There could be a mass exodus if a spread guy who runs a 3-3-5 comes in. Or we could lose virtually nobody if Jim Harbaugh is hired. Usually the class ends up being a few players larger than originally expected, so I would expect the 17 seniors to turn into a class in the low 20's.