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|11 hours 47 min ago||Nussmeier said he wanted to||
Nussmeier said he wanted to come watch him throw. I like Lewerke. That's a good get for them.
|2 days 14 hours ago||We'll see. Campbell just got||
We'll see. Campbell just got re-admitted to Cass Tech. I don't know how you body slam an employee and are allowed to walk back through the doors of the same school, but whatever.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I broke down the ESPN||
I broke down the ESPN 300
and the 247 Sports rankings
from the perspective of Michigan offers/targets.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Rough estimate: Nussmeier:||
Nussmeier: Seems to go wherever the QB's are, high-level offensive targets
|3 days 6 hours ago||I'm glad they're appreciated.||
I'm glad they're appreciated.
|3 days 9 hours ago||I'm interested to see if he||
I'm interested to see if he can create off the dribble more than he did this year. It might be tough for him to be a starter and just do what he did this year, which is stand around beyond the three-point arc and launch threes whenever he was in the game. That's not a criticism, because it worked with the other guys around him. But if he's a starter and he's touching the ball more, he'll have to round out his game. I'm not saying he can't do it, but I'm interested to see how well he can do it next year. Considering the ball handling improvements we've seen from Michigan's guys over the years, I think he'll be pretty good at that aspect by his junior year at the latest.
|3 days 9 hours ago||I agree with that. With what||
I agree with that. With what Michigan had coming back (Arrington, Mathews, Manningham, etc.) and the addition of Hemingway and Clemons (not sure about Babb), Michigan probably would have been set up pretty well for the future with their two- and three-receiver sets.
|3 days 12 hours ago||It would have been||
It would have been interesting to see Michigan from 2007 to 2009/2010 with Ronald Johnson and Donovan Warren both on the team, or with Johnson instead of Warren. I shudder to think of Michigan's defense in 2009 without Warren, though perhaps Johnson would have been the corner instead.
|3 days 12 hours ago||I think another year in the||
I think another year in the weight room is going to be beneficial for Irvin. I think he already has a bigger frame than GRIII. It's just a matter of filling out. That being said, I see where you're coming from. I was more just saying that he'll slide into the starting lineup, not necessarily that they'll fill the same role on the floor.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Michigan has cut down on the||
Michigan has cut down on the number of offers they're sending out. So far they've extended about 84 for the class of 2015, and last year there were 128. It's easier to follow Michigan recruiting than lots of other schools'.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Last year at this time, I||
Last year at this time, I believe we had 5 commits for the 2014 class.
If guys were "two feet in," they would probably be committed by now.
Being in the top two or three is about all anyone can expect right now, because with the exception of a couple players here (such as Dre'Mont Jones), there's nobody as the clear #1. So we're in the same position as a couple other shools for most of these kids.
|3 days 13 hours ago||I only want to hear about if||
I only want to hear about if you were a first team all-conference bacon eater for three consecutive years.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Yes, he is Justice's||
Yes, he is Justice's cousin.
He likes us approximately as much as I like bacon.
|3 days 15 hours ago||He's a 2016 prospect.||
He's a 2016 prospect.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Thanks for this. I had||
Thanks for this. I had considered what the team would look like without Stauskas, but not without Stauskas and GRIII. It's interesting that sophomore Zak Irvin essentially slides in to replace sophomore Robinson while freshman Chatman will probably take Irvin's spot as the freshman wing off the bench.
This is still looking like a good team as long as McGary returns healthy and if Donnal can get himself ready. Considering the work Jon Sanderson has done previously, I have confidence that Donnal can be ready to play the four.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I think Morgan was more||
I think Morgan was more athletic than some of the 6'10" or 6'11" centers he got matched up against. That's why he was a tough cover on pick-and-rolls and why he was able to get position so well against them defensively. Bielfeldt might be a decent rebounder because he seems to have good strength, but I don't think he's going to shoot 70% (or whatever Morgan shot), he's not going to be as good of a defender, and he won't be a great finisher that defenders have to worry about consistently. I believe the term for Bielfeldt in modern internet speak is "JAG" - just a guy.
|3 days 16 hours ago||That exact situation is why||
That exact situation is why I'm going to start posting dudes in Speedos on the front page.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Thanks.||
|3 days 16 hours ago||Yeah, it was not a productive||
Yeah, it was not a productive class. It surprised me a little bit because everyone says that wide receiver is an easier position to scout than something like offensive line because the athleticism is one of the biggest things that matters. Of course, it's possible that Michigan just coincidentally went after a bad bunch. A few of those guys had attitude issues (Babb, Simas, etc.).
It's also a little bit interesting to consider what would have happened if Erik Campbell had stuck around to tutor Clemons and Babb. Perhaps the same result would have occurred, but all those guys were recruiting by Lloyd Carr and eventually thrust into Rich Rodriguez's offense. Clemons, for one, tried to play through the coaching change but didn't like that Rodriguez tried to make him into a slot receiver. In an alternate universe where Carr remains the coach and Ryan Mallett sticks around, Clemons might have been a featured 1,000 yard receiver by his junior year.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Bielfeldt is not as good of||
Bielfeldt is not as good of an athlete as Morgan. He doesn't have the foot speed, leaping ability, or feel for the game.
|3 days 17 hours ago||What have those "recruiting||
What have those "recruiting battles" won Duke and Arizona in the last few years? Hey, Duke got Jabari Parker. Neat. They still lost to a #14 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Arizona did a little better, but not as well as Michigan has over the past two seasons.
|3 days 18 hours ago||You're welcome.||
|4 days 20 hours ago||We didn't offer Chad Kelly,||
We didn't offer Chad Kelly, so I'm not really sure why you think that part is important.
However, IIRC, Kelly was the QB in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that Ondre Pipkins chased down near the sideline. So at least there's that connection.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Well, that sucks. I don't||
Well, that sucks. I don't know why it would be "suspicious." It's just a sports website, and I've purposely hidden all the pictures of girls behind the jump.
|5 days 9 hours ago||"I don't think that being a||
"I don't think that being a star is what Robinson seeks. Belien has said before that he's incredibly unselfish and always does what's best for the team. "
Lebron James has made a pretty good career out of doing those things. Just because you do what's best for the team doesn't mean you can't be a star. A star can just as easily be a guy who will take big shots, grab rebounds, dish out some assists, play some defense, and have a solid all-around game.
P.S. I'm not saying that GRIII is as good as Lebron James or wants to be him. I'm simply saying that there's more than one way to become a star, not just the Carmelo Anthony way.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Michigan is considered to be||
Michigan is considered to be in his top three, so I think there's a chance.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I don't like having too many||
I don't like having too many "projects" or "reaches" on the team at any given time. I think you should almost always have one guy who's a flat-out speed guy, maybe a kick returner who might never be able to do anything more than that - someone like Trindon Holliday or the like. To me, Dennis Norfleet fills that role (not that he's blazingly fast, but he's a guy who probably can't do much else). By 2015 he'll be a senior. I wouldn't be totally opposed to the coaches going after someone like Holloman, but I just think you have to be careful.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Cornell visited for the||
Cornell visited for the Michigan vs. Ohio State game last season, so at least he has that experience under his belt. Michigan didn't win, but it was an exciting game that came down to the final moments. As far as game weeks ago, nobody will have a chance to impress him. And as far as I know, M vs. OSU will be the last official game he sees before he makes his decision. So...there's that.
|5 days 13 hours ago||This would be somewhat||
This would be somewhat disappointing, if only because Robinson could be a star if he stuck around. Instead, he'll leave college as a fairly good player without much of a legacy. Kind of like Jamal Crawford, who played well but didn't really turn into a Michigan fan favorite.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Gordon went from starter at||
Gordon went from starter at safety/linebacker to backup linebacker, so I can sort of see your point there (though injuries and the presence of Jake Ryan may have had more to do with it).
But Washington absolutely deserves to be on the list. His 2012 season was better than anybody could have expected following his first few seasons here. I'm not sure what happened in 2013 (was he injured?), but he still developed.