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|2 hours 15 min ago||I have a hard time believing||
I have a hard time believing that Michigan is the ONLY school that would take a commitment from Pie Young.
If D.J. Durkin gets a head coaching job and Georgia fires Jeremy Pruitt, then Michigan should hire Jeremy Pruitt and get Mecole Hardman along with him.
|2 hours 17 min ago||If he decommits from||
If he decommits from Michigan, my guess would be that the coaches have backed off like they have done with other guys. You generally don't decommit from Michigan for Temple unless something goes wrong.
|2 hours 18 min ago||Michigan is no longer||
Michigan is no longer recruiting Lamar Jackson.
|2 hours 21 min ago||Are you Kim Kardashian?||
Are you Kim Kardashian?
|2 hours 49 min ago||Apparently, Rashan Gary's||
Apparently, Rashan Gary's mother recently had a bad experience with a stadium security guard, too, so maybe these football staffs should start meeting with stadium security to give them a heads-up.
|2 hours 51 min ago||I'll create a really good||
I'll create a really good site for you if you want to go back to Blogger.
|2 hours 52 min ago||There are ads on the app,||
There are ads on the app, right? Then I assume they're making money.
|3 hours 49 sec ago||Well, the OL play has not||
Well, the OL play has not lived up to its rankings, either. We brought in a lot of highly touted guys, and several of them are not playing, they're playing behind walk-ons (Patrick Kugler behind Graham Glasgow), they're playing behind lower-rated guys (Dawson behind Ben Braden), etc. So we can't absolve the OL from blame.
However, the truth is that a couple of those guys were overrated, and we knew it. Green was not the #1 back coming out of high school, regardless of what Rivals said. They missed. He is a straight line back without good balance. Ty Isaac has a lot of physical talent, but his issues are between the ears. De'Veon Smith is simply too slow to be a top-flight back; he would be better as the Thunder part of a Thunder & Lightning duo, but we don't have the lightning, either.
So....unfortunately, we whiffed on all three backs. There's potential for Isaac to still play well if he gets his head on straight, but the other two have pretty much shown us what they are.
|5 hours 11 min ago||Walker isn't a home run||
Walker isn't a home run hitter who can take it 80 yards on any given play. But he's more explosive than most/all of the guys on our roster, and he would certainly be an upgrade at the position.
|5 hours 30 min ago||Is his source Raback Omaba?||
Is his source Raback Omaba?
|20 hours 39 min ago||A lot of people view the Buck||
A lot of people view the Buck linebacker position as a weakside end. When we're talking about a lack of linebackers, we're generally referring to SAM, MIKE, and WILL.
|20 hours 40 min ago||Speed isn't really the||
Speed isn't really the problem. It's diagnosing plays, aggression, tackling, etc.
|23 hours 45 min ago||It's more that the coaches||
It's more that the coaches don't really want him all that much. It's their (im)polite way of telling him to look elsewhere.
|23 hours 46 min ago||I've lost track of everyone||
I've lost track of everyone who is enrolling early, because a couple of guys have said they were and then backed off of that. But I think it's more about the recruits that Michigan is trying to woo, not necessarily the recruits that are already on board. Michigan is trying to reel in a couple kids who want to enroll early, and they don't want Reese blocking those other players.
|1 day 19 min ago||Clearly, Jay is a terrible||
Clearly, Jay is a terrible recruiter. He needs to know which side his bread is buttered on.
|1 day 22 min ago||Originally, Michigan was||
Originally, Michigan was going to let him come in as a LB with them also looking at him as a FB. Then the Reeses had a sit-down with the staff and said, "We want David to be a LB only." The coaches said okay, but since then they've backed off of him a bit.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I literally can't even.||
I literally can't even.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Other recruits in Florida, a||
Other recruits in Florida, a possible Citrus Bowl destination, etc.
|1 day 2 hours ago||This thread is an||
This thread is an overreaction.
That being said, K.J. Sails is a kid who visited Michigan once over the summer and also attended one of the satellite camps in Tampa this summer. He was never offered.
Jay Harbaugh is visiting Isaac Nauta today.
Keyshawn "Pie" Young is a possibility to commit at any point.
So lots of things are going down in the state of Florida, and there are others that I didn't bother to mention here.
|1 day 5 hours ago||That's fine if we get Gary. I||
That's fine if we get Gary. I think taking Elliott AND Gary AND Camp would be a little bit of overkill.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I think we'll have to see how||
I think we'll have to see how everything shakes out before he gets hired. My guess is that when someone gets called up from the MAC (like Matt Campbell did, Dino Babers, etc.), he'll get a job. Or he could pop up as a DL coach at a Power 5 school.
|1 day 6 hours ago||USC commits Cary Angeline,||
USC commits Cary Angeline, Keyshon Camp, Josh Imatorbhebhe, Velus Jones, Frank Martin, C.J. Pollard, and Trevon Sidney all have Michigan offers.
Camp has visited Michigan twice. Jones took his first visit to Michigan this past weekend. The other guys are generally not interested.
|1 day 9 hours ago||*sigh*||
You know, I said "I don't think that..." There's room for me to be wrong. I haven't done a study on every redshirt freshman DT in the history of NCAA football. If you would like to do one and let us know the results, I'm sure we would all be enthralled.
All that aside, Chris Wormley and Willie Henry are two recent examples of players who did pretty well as redshirt freshmen. Wormley had 19 tackles, 4.5 TFL, and 2 sacks in 2013. Willie Henry had 32 tackles, 3 TFL, and .5 sacks in 2013.
If you want to get him "valuable experience" behind a bunch of experienced players blocking the way to playing time (Henry, Wormley, Godin, Hurst, Mone, etc.), then that's certainly an opinion that is allowed. But then it quite possibly prevents a fifth year of eligibility, which we're about to get from Henry and Wormley, presumably. That's not worth the trade-off, in my opinion.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Pallante played some this||
Pallante played some this year, but not much.
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|2 days 3 min ago||I don't think game experience||
I don't think game experience is all that important for defensive tackles. I think size/strength/conditioning are more important. So if you have a couple redshirt freshmen contributing in 2017, that's okay because they've had a year to get their bodies right. If your contributors in 2017 are seniors in Hurst and Mone, then Pallante, a sophomore Rashan Gary, and redshirt freshmen Jordan Elliott, Rashad Weaver, etc., you'll probably be okay.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Well, I agree with you there.||
Well, I agree with you there. I do think he could play on the FBS level.
|2 days 1 hour ago||If that is indeed the case,||
If that is indeed the case, then it's an indictment of Rivals' evaluation policy.
But it's also odd that Brandon would undermine his own company like that.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Here's the link to his||
Here's the link to his commitment post:
A commenter mentioned the same thing that I had said previously, which is that Chris Wormley had the same issues in high school. Wormley has turned into a pretty good player, but I think his motor has been an issue at times in college, too. He flashes great plays and then disappears for stretches of time.
|2 days 1 hour ago||The concern I have with||
The concern I have with playing him early is that literally every body returns on the interior of the line - Henry, Glasgow, Wormley, Hurst, Godin, Strobel, Pallante, and Mone (assuming nobody transfers, leaves for the NFL, etc.). And of that group, Hurst, Pallante, and Mone have eligibility for 2017. I'm more concerned about the WDE spot for next year and the future.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Frankly, anything said by||
Frankly, anything said by Brandon Brown should be taken with a grain of salt. He's in a bit over his head. And even at Rivals, he has continued the trend of interviewing prospects who are not being recruited by Michigan, which was one problem he had here, too.