"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|1 hour 50 min ago||An incomplete list||
Bush, Nauta, Walker, Hill, Corley, Peters, McKeon
|2 hours 11 min ago||Likely was pretty good. I wouldn't argue if he was||
honorable mention. Chesson played like an All Big-Ten receiver by late in the season. Nice to see him get rewarded.
|2 hours 20 min ago||Chesson was helped by his special team play.||
Also the end arounds. There is no way Will Likely makes the team at CB without factoring his returns.
|4 hours 42 min ago||Wake's campus is nice, but it's a tiny school.||
I didn't realize how small it was until going down there for a visit. I think it's about half the size of the next smallest Power 5 school.
|4 hours 51 min ago||Red-shirting Spike does not help the scholarship||
situation for next year. We're already one over. We're also adding another promising PG to the roster so there would be a squeeze for playing time. They want Simpson to be ready to take over when Walton leaves. At this point, I don't think Beilein is looking to change his plans.
|5 hours 16 min ago||I spent two weeks in Phoenix one August.||
It was unbearably hot compared to Michigan. Dry heat or no, 110 degrees is hot. It wasn't just me. The downtown was nearly completely closed in the evenings and on weekends. I could walk down the middle of the biggest roads on a Saturday. There was no traffic. Business had signs out; Open Sept 5th or some such date.
|5 hours 27 min ago||I think they can so without naming the recruit.||
I would think they could name him too. It's probably a violation, but the penalty would involve not be able to sign him.
|6 hours 57 min ago||Actually, they played two FCS opponents,||
while everyone else was playing zero or one.
|7 hours 2 min ago||Not Magnus, but Deveon was a low 4* recruit.||
Not anywhere near Isaac and Green in the rankings. He didn't have the greatest offer sheet, either. One of my favorite recruiting quotes came from his HS coach.
|8 hours 25 min ago||I'm 99% sure the same thing happened here years ago||
and the seniors voted to suspend the player. It was for breaking curfew, IIRC. This is a far cry from what Miles did at LSU with Hill.
|11 hours 8 min ago||University of Location||
i.e. the city, are mostly smaller Catholic schools. There's a handful of large public schools, Pitt, Louisville, Cincinnati, Houston. They're better than any directional schools.
|22 hours 42 min ago||It was a really crappy post. You should have downvoted||
yourself. People can at least respect that.
|22 hours 51 min ago||Feleipe Franks just flipped to UF from LSU.||
Getting both would be ridiculous.
|22 hours 57 min ago||When I attended, spring and summer were separate||
half length semesters. I see that's still the case. A typical four credit class met eight hours a week. Spring classes started in May, springtime. Summer classes started in June and ended in August, summer. Not confusing terminology at all. Our winter semester ends in April. 3/4 of it is in winter. It would be confusing to call that a spring term, especially when there was one that was entirely in spring.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I thought the question with Jones was whether we would||
accept his commitment. That's true for at least a couple of others that have had us as their leader. They have to wait and see how things shake out with recruits higher on our board.
|1 day 2 hours ago||How far do you go to accomodate a recruit who commits||
as a LB/FB, then insists he won't play FB even if that's where the coaches want him, then asks for an EE spot? Those spots are limited and we're offering them to higher ranked recruits like Kareem Walker.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Walker, Nauta, Bush, Corley and Hill all want to enroll early.||
Of the commits, Peters and McKeon are the only ones I know off the top of my head. Pretty sure there are more.
|1 day 3 hours ago||It's not true that our typical classes are now 25+.||
The last two were 14 and 16. We seem to stuck cycling through big and small classes lately. The coaching transitions have led to greater roster turnover, but our average still isn't much different than under Carr.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Not really arguing your grades, just pointing out they||
are on a different scale than Alum96's. You're also waiting for their careers to finish. That makes a difference. Eight players from that 2012 class are likely favorites to start next season and that's when they should make their biggest impact.
|1 day 4 hours ago||VT already hired a coach, Justin Fuente.||
I've got Richt sitting out a year. It's rare for a fired coach to get another HC job immediately. He gets $4.1M next season for not coaching. Is Miami willing to pay that on top of his salary?
|1 day 4 hours ago||I was thinking a new hire was the only way he might return.||
Not saying it's likely, but keeping the status quo wasn't going to do it.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Isn't that Herb Hand?||
I remember seeing photos of him recruiting at Cass Tech. He's probably got this area for all positions.
|1 day 6 hours ago||You might be right that we won't average 13-14||
4*s per year. But my math was done with 12 and it's not close to working. It doesn't work with 10 either. It doesn't even work with 8.
Let's say we average 8, 4*+ recruits a class. Add 8 high 3* and 4 low 3*/2*. You expect to get 8 multi-year starters at a high level and 8 more starters for at least a single season. Let's assume each muti-year starter starts exactly 2 years, an unreasonably low assumption, and each of the other starters start for no more than 1 year, also unreasonably low. That's 24 with an average of 22 available for each class. That's not counting transfers and walkons. So that's close with 8 4*s, but not very realistic.
Probably this whole exercise would be better if you waited a year. You're allowing for rankings to change for 3 players. I think that's conservative. We have a lot of RS SRs slated to start.
|1 day 6 hours ago||That was a great class, but you guys are grading the||
players much differently. You're a much easier grader. A few examples: Joe Denay who only started 2 games, Deitan Dubuc, Bennie Joppru after 4 years.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Those highly ranked OSU players have performed||
better as a group. But don't forget, 2 of them were 5* recruits. How would they have graded out in your system? I'm going to guess they come out with quite a few more minuses than pluses.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Just addressing your last point here.||
We had 15, 4* recruits in that class. Maybe we will average 12, but I expect that is going up. Let's use 12 and assume they average 2.5 years starting apiece. I think's there a fair approximation for our multi-year starters. That means every year we're bringing in 30 seasons of starters for 22 spots, just from those 12 players. Then, to be a high 3 in your system, you need to start for a minimum of 1 year. Going further, you have numerous multi-year starters still as only 3 stars in your list. Some of them have eligibility remaining too.
Those numbers will never add up. Sorry, but your math was very poor. You can't total up the recruits from 4 classes (48) and then calculate how many starts they get over 5 years. 75-80% of 12 is not 6 or 7. It's 9-10.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Recruits rarely like uncertainty.||
He's planning to enroll early. The timing works in our favor. I would think it matters who they hire and what kind of offense they're going to run. They won't have long to build a relationship.
If he was that sure to go to UGA, he would have committed by now. I doubt he commits to FSU first, either.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Yes, and it wouldn't take 15 seasons.||
That's a long time to just be good to very good at a school with high expectations.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Your methodology is nearly always going to lead to||
our classes underperforming their recruiting rankings. For example, you consider All Big-Ten 1st or second team a condition for being a high 4*. We get far more players ranked in that range than could attain that status. There's 8 in this class alone. They're not only competing with players from 13 other teams but with four other classes.
The same is true for low 4 meaning a multi-year starter. The numbers will never add up. We sign too many 4* recruits.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Maybe this is related to Pat Haden's future.||
If he's on his way out, it makes sense to wait to make a new coaching hire.