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|15 hours 2 min ago||Caup, your posts are getting worse and worse.||
Let's not start calling certain players "dead wood". You're combining your concern trolling with regular trolling. "Dead wood"? Seriously, who says that, but I digress.
If your pantes are going to get in a bunch any time Harbaugh gets some negative press, start going commando. He's always going to be under a microscope. Writers lover to jump to conclusions. Some have it in for Michigan anyway. There will even be occasions the criticism is justified. How could he possibly operate with the goal of avoiding that bad press that makes you so unhappy?
|15 hours 22 min ago||I've said this before, but the idea of having a set number in||
each class is completely unrealistic. If you make the number 25 a year, then you are allowing 125 scholarships for football. With Title IX that means adding 40 to women's sports. Very few schools can afford that, so they will mostly cut men's sports to account for those extra football scholarships.
We all know schools will end up with less than 125, but you cannot promise any lower number, then you'd be cutting kids to get there. So scholarships for athletes will go unused. And just how will accepting JuCos and other transfers be handled? No one is going to want to use five year spots for players that will only be on campus for a year of two. So you end up restricting the opportunities of athletes to move
This idea also punishes programs for successes. You're punished for playing freshmen, for players graduating in four years and starting their careers, in or out of the NFL. There's no realistic justification for that..
There are going to be some downsides to any system. You can try to address those in the current system with rules like four year guarantees and you can create brand new problems.
|15 hours 41 min ago||I'm sorry, but this is so stupid.||
They don't have to cut four players. Four players have to leave. That's not the same thing and they already know the intentions of some not to return.
Are people already forgetting that they took fewer players in this class than the 30 or 31 many were forecasting? This was completely by choice, as Viramontes and Pie Young were ready to come on board. We are also taking no greyshirts, despite by all accounts having a recruit that was originally offered as one.
I'll gladly bet that we'll be under 85 in the spring, probably by more than one..
|1 day 1 hour ago||Other schools have been doing it for years for bowl practices.||
Alabama even paid to upgrade the facilities at Dee Hart and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's HS.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Why wouldn't Maryland work as the third team?||
And why to the other poster, is it more complicated than switching the games between those three schools for two years?
|1 day 14 hours ago||Joshua Ross and Drew Singleton are two likely commits..||
You can be sure the reason for not offering the #1 player in the country is something other than we're recruiting someone else at his position.
|1 day 17 hours ago||It's not really a loss. We're hiring coaches between jobs||
to low paying analyst positions they are over-qualified for. It's a win-win while they're here, but the only way they're staying is if we can promote them, like if Fisch had left.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Don't forget, we're looking good for the top player in CO||
for the second straight class.
|1 day 20 hours ago||You're missing the celebrities; the Situation and that rapper||
who lives in a shed.
|2 days 2 hours ago||You see Hudson as a true scat back?||
I don't see that. He's physical with pretty decent size and good, but not great, speed.
|2 days 2 hours ago||All kidding aside, do you think this had anything to do||
with who recruited Cole? I don't.
|2 days 14 hours ago||There is always some unwanted attrition.||
Guys leaving early for the NFL, moving on with careers like Jack Miller, or looking for an even bigger role.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Really, you're worried that SOTS is going to turn away recruits?||
That just seems preposterous, inventing silly things to worry about. If he's not an EE, he won't even be there. If he is, he probably gets to sit next to Charles Woodson If he hates attention, he wouldn't be on Twitter.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Getting McCaffrey to be an EE should be a priority.||
The Stanford acceptances come late. They got several other flips after Hamilton.
|2 days 15 hours ago||No one knows how many yet.||
It will be however many scholarship players we are below the 85 limit for the winter semester.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Eh, they just need good coaches.||
Sarkisian pulled in the #1 ranked class last year, (or #2 depending on the service) and they cracked the top 10 this time after a total mess of a season. Recruiting is not difficult at USC.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Remember OSU's self imposed punishment for tattoogate?||
A two game suspension for Tressel, not even two weeks. He only had to miss the gamedays.
|2 days 16 hours ago||We just beat them soundly in recruiting and that's where||
Dantonio''s dig was directed. MSU tried to flip Onwenu at the end and was negative recruiting with Hill too. That stuff matters a lot and don't tell me we have to wait 3 years to see if this class pans out. The only reason it was even this close is that MSU locked up some guys early where they had a big head start in building relationships. They are going to be very hard pressed to top this class.
If there's one guy in CFB that deserves to have his words thrown back in his face, it's Dantonio. We'll shut him up on the field soon enough.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Never give Dantonio the benefit of the doubt.||
His quote was about others selling hope and everyone knew who he meant.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Where'd did you come with that time? He's posted a 5.08.||
|3 days 1 hour ago||Still makes no sense. They had him as a top 100 player as a TE.||
Since then, he's looked even better as a TE. Downgrading him because you like his potential even more on defense makes no sense, not to me at least. He's not a tweener.
Knocking him down 100+ spots because you think he might get too big in a college S&C program makes no sense either. That's not how S&C works. Their job is to shape players for the positions they are going to play. Whatever their reasons, he's got a coach with a record of using players on both sides of the ball. That potential on defense is an asset here.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Brown has looked at our personnel.||
I think it's hard to argue that it's a better fit for the 3-4 right now. He's good enough to adapt to what he has, while recruiting for what he wants.
|3 days 2 hours ago||You can add Reuben Jones to the ILB candidates,||
probably Winovich too. At least Bush and Kemp are already on campus. The lack of experience was always going to be alarming, but if McCray is healthy we'll have a good mix of options. A scheme with four true DL and a lot of blitzing takes some of the pressure off of them. I still expect to see a lot of nickel.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Kemp also said that Brown wants him to trim a little weight.||
Not sure how you can tell by looking that someone is going to end up big. I'll guess what see what happens after some time in S&C.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Kemp said he would play Mike or Sam.||
I think Uche was recruited for that hybrid role. I'm not sure who elso fits it. The player on the roster who seemed the most like him is Marshall.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Ha ha, like the Big Ten had to make any arguments to||
persuade Rutgers to join. They would have agreed to not getting any of the top in-state recruits as a condition of membership.
|3 days 19 hours ago||I'm sure he would have helped, but zero chance he'd||
be recognized as the recruiter of the year. Good chance he doesn't even keep his job. It helps when you have a lot more to sell than just hope.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Hosting satellite camps, absolutely.||
|3 days 20 hours ago||I believe he will be replacing TJ Wiest.||
It's not a recruiting staff position as far as I know, more of a coach that can't work directly with the players.
|4 days 29 min ago||No one has mentioned Gary playing both ways||
and I don't think he will. But how scary might he be as a FB/HB/TE?