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|2 hours 2 min ago||Wasn't Branch a DT?||
We've had other big DTs. Pat Massey must be the tallest.
|2 hours 10 min ago||Yes, he is.||
|2 hours 18 min ago||He probably couldn't miss this.||
In part, he may be doing a favor for his former player Blake Costanzo. It could have become an awkward situation at Paramus.
|2 hours 23 min ago||How does that square with Rutgers||
rescinding the offer because it would hurt them in recruiting? Kind of reminds of Harbaugh not coming here because his wife wouldn't leave the bay area and the Bears was his dream job.
|2 hours 47 min ago||It's a net plus if he's good at the job.||
If Rutgers ticks off some of the HS coaches in NJ it could hurt them quite a bit. We haven't been getting their players anyway. If Partridge attracts one or two top players from his old school, it's probably a net plus for us in NJ too.
|6 hours 35 min ago||Texas also has Matthew Merrick.||
He's a 3* dual-threat QB who committed after Gentry. Their going after another dual-threat guy could make him question the direction Strong wants to take the offense, regardless of any possible promises
|9 hours 59 min ago||aloof?||
|11 hours 37 min ago||A question for the Mgo lawyers.||
Isn't this also a criminal offense?
|16 hours 23 min ago||Taco might be the largest DE we ever signed.||
|1 day 1 hour ago||12 straight goals against the Badgers.||
I almost feel sorry for them.
|1 day 2 hours ago||He might need some work, but JH isn't the only||
coach of a big time program who wanted him.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I must be missing something.||
Like where it says he was even offered the job in SF. I suppose it's possible, but it's also posible that he bombed the interview or his agent was pushing the story in the first place.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Hoke had plenty of chances to use his QBs.||
Are the chances less than 100% that he would have recruited Gardner to play QB? I can't imagine he wouldn't have turned away a 5* in his own backyard. There wasn't really anything about Gardner that didn't fit what he was looking for. He liked Gardner enough that he passed on taking any QBs in the 2012 class.
Hoke simply didn't take the QB position seriously enough. He moved Gardner to WR because he thought Bellomy was capable of filling in if Denard went out. At the time he said that if Denard was going to miss extended time that Gardner would step in, not Bellomy. Yet he had Gardner learning to play WR, when it became painfully clear he had plenty to work on as a QB.
All of this was going on while he failed to address the lack of depth at the position. Hoke has some other shortcomings as a coach, but his mishandling of the QBs is the biggest reason I see for him failing here.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Yes, if a true freshman were to start,||
it would be Malzone. Not just the better competition, but enrolling early gives him a leg up.
|2 days 3 hours ago||correction: that should read "personnel issues"||
She's the assistant AD in charge of NCAA compliance and athlete eligibility.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Chris Clark should read that article.||
I bet someone sends it to him.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Ways and Watson||
I know you think Watson played in the PSU game. I believe you're mistaken about that. When did Ways play? I'm pretty sure he did not. It's hard to prove my position except to say that Mgoblue makes make no mention of either seeing the field. They do give game by game statistics for everyone on the roster.
|2 days 15 hours ago||That seems unlikely, but there is an overall limit of 56||
offical visitors that a school can host.
|2 days 15 hours ago||This is all true, but what would the remedy be for||
the NCAA? They have raised minimum standards to qualify more than once. Those efforts have met a lot of resistance from advocates for students who would find themselves at an academic disadvantage. They put in place penalties for schools that do a poor job of graduating their players. Those requirements are getting stricter, too. They've put in place guidelines about making progress towards a degree to remain eligible. Remember the class load Andy Katzenmoyer took? Can they also micromanage the choice of majors? Is it ever going to be realistic to have significant numbers of those less prepared students pursue the most rigorous majors?
Lord knows it's easy to find fault with the NCAA, but they have been making a consistent effort to see that athletes get a real education. Hopefully they'll strengthen their case by coming down hard on UNC.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Didn't he start out at Div. III?||
I know Micigan accepts classes from CA CCs, but I wonder if he would even be eligible. He's a fourth year student at a two year school.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I think it's a very common thing to promise.||
Our recruits have often seemed to know how many the coaches were going to take in their position group. Remember when the OL class was getting upset when we got the LS? They were all told we were only taking 5 OL.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Nah, they kept recruiting other LBs after losing out on him..||
I think there was a lot of optimism about getting an early commit, unless Alabama made McMillon a priority, rather than just one of many they offer. They did and we lost out.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Which QB will transfer is a terrible question to ask here, imo.||
Speculate about the depth chart if you will, but potential transfers are not an appropriate topic for uninformed speculation. I, for one, will assume that whoever finds himself 4th on the depth chart will work hard to realize his potential.
|3 days 9 hours ago||We aren't allowed to oversign.||
We can offer the spots taken by walkons and 5th year seniors. How much attrition will occur is obviously guesswork at this point. Offering all of those scholarships would be a big risk, offering a few wouldn't seem to be.
In any case, I can't see any recruit being denied his scholarship after NSD due to numbers. If they had to, they would free up scholarships from 5th yr seniors and walkons.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Penn is a private school,||
despite the public school sounding name/
|3 days 10 hours ago||Maybe not the greatest timing for CMU,||
but if I was one of their recruits, I'd be pissed to have him leave right after NSD.
|3 days 10 hours ago||This wouldn't make a bit of difference.||
If Michigan ever wanted any of CMU's recruits they would always have a very, very strong shot at stealing them.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Why are we going to have more scholarship players in 2015?||
I don't see any reason to think so. In fact, I'm concerned we'll have fewer than normal.
Aside from having a faulty premise, it's still a crazy idea. You're taking seniors and juniors who see the field regularly, at least on special teams, and ask them to sit for a year. Are you going to guarantee them a starting job the next season? Why would the coaches even think they would earn them? Why is Jenkins-Stone, for example, going to progress more under the new staff than the other LBs?
New coaching staffs don't look for unorthodox ways to keep underused or underperforming upperclassmen around longer. They prefer to bring in and develop their own recruits.
|4 days 7 hours ago||There had been rumors for some time||
that Tomsula was management's favorite to replace Jim. Long before the job was open. Most of Jim's assistants aren't being retained. Perhaps there aren't such warm feelings between them.
|4 days 7 hours ago||I don't recall a single poster arguing that he should be||
retained. There probably was one or two, but the overwhelming sentiment was that it was time to move on. The truth is a lot of posters here are negative and lack perspective. Much of the criticism directed at Fred J was overblown, uninformed and unprovoked.