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|6 days 15 hours ago||Stanford hasn't offered him...||
and they seem to have prioritized Davis Mills from Georgia as their top QB recruit for the class(and are expected to get him), at this point it looks really good for Michigan ending up with McCaffrey, which is nice because he looks to be another great prospect.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan sent Nauta...||
an edit with him in a UM uniform with Ice around him and Savage or something, Nauta tweeted this out, and then Jay sent the tweet about football being a Savage game. Nauta starting to look good for UM, per just about anyone paying attention, but still in a battle with Georgia.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||I get down on my knees every night...||
and thank Lord Xenu for the incompetence of the 49ers organization that played such and instrumental part in Harbaugh landing back at Michigan, there should be no enjoyment in their suffering, only thankfullness that their stupidity(and a heaping helping of ego) was to Michigan's betterment.
All hail Lord Xenu, and Tom Cruise for being his shining beacon of light on earth, thank you again for Harbaugh being Michigan's football coach.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It's Booby...||
Booby Williams, and he might just be the greatest MSU coach of all time(at losing to Michigan), love that guy.
MSU should give him another shot when Dantonio leaves for South Carolina, he can start out the interview by promising he won't lose to Michigan by a score worse than 49-3.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||If Michigan wins out...||
and OSU beats the tar out of MSU, which is likely IMO, considering MSU's wasteland of a secondary, and OSU's abundance of skill talent, then Michigan has a very good chance of going to the B1G title game, probably playing Iowa. So:
11-2 going into the bowl(unlikely they make the playoff with two losses, barring a few other teams taking some unlikely losses), and depending on the opponent, a decent shot at 12-2, which would be a pretty nice first season for Harbaugh at Michigan.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Does it matter if Beilein doesn't...||
'beat' State for Winston, if Simpson ends up being the better player in college? Does it matter to people that Beilein didn't 'beat' State for Appling, when he got Darius Morris and Trey Burke in the years both before and after Appling's class? Does it matter that Beilein didn't 'beat' State for Valentine when he ended up signing Stauskas instead? Did it matter that Beilein didn't 'beat' State for Derrick Nix when he got Jordan Morgan instead?
Izzo's been 'beating' Beilein for talent since Beilein arrived at Michigan, yet up until last season with UM's injuries, Beilein had a pretty nice head to head record since he got his program up to speed(6-3 before last season for the previous 4 yrs). When it comes to perimeter talent especially, I'll take the guys Beilein chooses over the guys Izzo 'beats' UM for any day of the week. And that's not to say that the MSU kids have sucked, but simply speaking, outside of some injuries, UM's have been better, regardless of where they've come from.
All that, and not one of the kids Beilein has recruited has had any legal or academic trouble, pretty impressive.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Also Ben Bredeson, though technically, he's not yet on...||
the team, then again, neither is Poole, but a pretty good haul for the Wolverines if Poole chooses the good guys like expected.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Except for the fact that Hill would be coming for 1 year...||
and has demonstrated to be elite when healthy at the college level, where as Falcon has had 3 acl injuries in HS alone, and hasn't even demonstrated to be an elite HS player because of them, not to mention he'd be a 4yr commitment instead of 1.
Other than that, those situations are exactly the same.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Heisman caliber QB if he's healthy...||
even having heard the things we've heard about O'Korn this year in practice, if he's a real possibility, I think you have to take him after seeing what sub to mediocre QB play has done for us so far this year. Let them duke it out and you've got a great QB starting for your team with more than likely a guaranteed excellent back up as well.
Put a QB with the skill of Hill on this offense with this caliber of defense, and this defense isn't getting worse next year barring an exodus of a few key pieces to the NFL(please stay Lewis and Henry), and Michigan is a real national title contender next year.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Not true...||
They told Da'Shawn that he was not guaranteed acceptance into the Engineering school, and that he would have to go through the same application process as everyone else after his first two years, which is notoriously difficult. Not only that, but he'd also almost certainly have to redshirt due to the class schedule for prospective engineering freshman students, as it would interfere too much with his practice schedule for him to earn playing time. These are the reasons they were trying to sell him on Sports Marketing, as these obstacles did not exist with that Major.
None of these obstacles existed at Bama, not only would they guarantee him admittance to the Engineering program, his class schedule would not interfere with his practice schedule and he'd be able to compete for PT as a freshman.
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||He turned down other jobs waiting for Harbaugh to announce...||
that he was coming back to the college game and UM, he loves working with and for Harbaugh because he knew he'd be on a team that had a chance to win a National Title, he isn't going to leave for another coordinator job.
He will, however, eventually be a very hot head coaching prospect if he keeps doing what he's been doing, and so I expect him to be gone within the next 3 or 4 yrs. But luckily, Harbaugh has shown to be extremely good at identifying good young coaching talent, so I think when that time comes he'll find a worthy replacement, still, it will suck to see Durkin go, as he appears to be a great D-Coordinator, and he also appears to be a phenominal recruiter.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Not being reported all that much, at least not that I've seen...||
but Harbaugh really seems to want Connor Murphy, and from what I've seen and heard he's got a really good shot at getting him if he can get him on campus, and he and Kareem are both SDE targets(Kemp is being recruited per himself for the BUCK position). So It appears as if they will continue to pursue Kareem until they find out whether or not they can get Murphy, at which point they'll either stop pursuing(if they can land Murphy), or turn up the heat on him(if Murphy goes somewhere else). Most people seem to think that Kareem will not end up at 'Bama, though, so he seems to be ripe for the picking if UM really wants him.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Hill took his two year Mormon mission after HS...||
and when he came back Harbaugh was with the 49ers, so he ended up with BYU instead, I don't know if that constitutes an enrollment / scheduling conflict, but that's how it went down, IIRC. But you're right, he did originally commit to Harbaugh at Stanford, and is yet another feather in Harbaugh's cap for his ability to spot talent, and especially QB talent, as Hill, when healthy, is an absolute pain in the ass for defenses to deal with.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Zbo, JRich preceded Green by, what, 13 yrs?||
I don't think that's a very strong selling point for Izzo, when you've basically been running the most successful program(and talented, though Izzo and MSU fans would have you believe he's pulling blood from a rock) in the Big 10 for nearly 20 yrs, yet you've basically got 3 players who've actually had real success in the NBA, with at least twice as many who were supposed to be NBA level talents who either flamed out or never even made it, and some who had to go to Europe to refine their offensive skills just to be considered marginal NBA players(Charlie Bell, Alan Anderson and Shannon Brown).
Winston's making a big mistake, IMO, he's skilled, but he's a marginal athlete at best, putting yourself in his position there's no contest which coach between Beilein and Izzo gives you a better shot at having an opportunity in the NBA. Beilein's players develop offensively at a much greater rate than Izzo's players do, and it's not even debateable looking at the past 5 or 6 yrs of evidence when they were at comparable places professionally in their careers(Beilein was at Richmond or some such school when Izzo had Zbo and JRich at MSU).
|15 weeks 6 days ago||But Stauskas wasn't an elite talent coming out of HS...||
either, neither was Morris, neither was Burke, and neither was Caris, yet Beilein still saw that ability within all of them, so I'm just gonna go ahead and trust that he knows what he's doing at this point.
For instance, you may not think Te'Jon Lucas is an elite talent, but people who've seen him play say that he is an elite passer, and has better quickness and athletic ability than Winston, despite being ranked lower. Who's to say he doesn't come to UM should Winston go elsewhere and prove to be Beilein's next great PG?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Starting, or working, 5 going into camp is...||
LT - Cole
LG - Braden
C - Glasgow(suspeded for first game though, IIRC, for probation violation)
RG - Kalis
RT - Magnuson
At least, that's what I'd gathered coming out of spring from this site and others.
|16 weeks 19 hours ago||I think it's fair to hate...||
both the player and the game when the player is complicit in the shitty game he's playing in. Stephen A and Skip are both obviously 'All-in', so they deserve any sort of disrespect or hate that they get, IMO.
|17 weeks 18 hours ago||Because Beilein is as demanding off the court as he is on it...||
and those interests don't often align with what most high level bball recruits are looking for, they all think they'll play in the NBA some day. That and Gary Battle is a douche bag.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Their games against the ACC shouldn't count anymore towards...||
a list like this, as even though they only play 5 games, they are an ACC member, and they are obligated to play those games, and they are thrown in with the ACC as far as bowl tie ins.
I know ND fans like to still claim their are football independents, fuck them, with their recent ACC deal that isn't really true anymore, they're acc members now.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||Can you read? OP specifically mentions the...||
sparty FAN kicking rocks in the corner because there aren't many mentions of DeWeaver, presumably because he isn't standing out at the event. That's not a knock on DeWeaver, that's laughing at the fan whining about the lack of mention of the QB committed to his team.
Edit, well apparently the OP edited his post to remove remarks that I didn't see. Carry on.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Believe they get 2 hrs/wk to work with them after a rule...||
change a couple years ago, and it's the entire team, IIRC. I Believe Beilein schedules them to come in in small groups at a time so that they all get a lot of personal instruction.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Marlin Jackson and Woodley were both 5*...||
as well, at least on 1 or more publications. Stephen Schilling wasn't bad either, and neither was Shazor, even though his hype exceeded his on field play, he was still good, and so was Gabe Watson. Again, not great, but pretty good.
Think the peformance of Derrick Green(to this point) and Will Campbell are painting the picture a little darker than it actually is, being they are the most recent(besides Peppers, who we haven't really seen yet).
That said, it would certainly be nice to have a bigger sample size(more 5*'s), and I think once Harbaugh gets the train rolling we'll get to see that, he's got a great shot at both Gary and Caleb Kelly, has gotten Bredeson, who's not a 5* anywhere, yet is somehow a composite 5*, and he's only just getting started.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||It's not Bama this time...||
but Auburn that's the main competition. He feels comfortable there, and likes Muschamp and the way he runs his defense. All that said, UM is supposedly in the 'pole position' at this time, hopefully they can maintain their lead and secure his commitment, the other DT's UM is in on are a pretty serious step below Gary as a prospect.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||The B1G has the CIC, which is basically a lobbying...||
group set up through the Universities to get government research grants for the Member schools. The money that's associated with that makes the Athletic dollars seem like small potatoes(8.4 billion/year), and is a benefit to all the the B1G schools. It's why the ND faculty was so pissed off(they voted unanimously to join) when ND turned down the B1G invite back in the late '90's or early 2000's or whenever that was, and it's also the biggest reason why Texas has been mentioned as a realistic possibiltiy should the B1G ever actually try to expand that far south, they want the research money.
The University of Chicago is also still affiliated with the B1G schools for the CIC money.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||He better hope he's good enough for the NBA right now...||
because he'll be the same exact player whenever he decides to leave MSU after playing under Izzo.
At least he'll learn to hold people on defense without getting called for it too much, oh, and when he does get called, he can always practice his WTF face to the officials.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Battle's been injured and hasn't been able to play...||
so having a better spring doesn't mean all that much from that perspective.
That said, this is the second major injury he's had that has forced him to miss a lot of time playing, don't know if the means he's injury prone or not, but it's not good.
Also, if Battle stays healthy, you're more than likely right that's he'll spend no more than 2 years in college due to his size, skill and athleticism, and that fact that he would have been playing for Beilein, where he would have likely been dominant. Where as Cumberland, is much more likely to be a 3 or even 4 year guy due to his limited size at 6'4, and average athleticism(at least for the NBA, he's no high flyer). But Cumberland has the look of a guy who could be an all conference type guy for a couple of years because of his ability to score and he's also a very good rebounder, and supposedly a good defender.
For sheer upside, I'd certainly pick Battle, his game reminds me a lot of Kobe Bryant's, and he's not far off athletically, but Cumberland is no consolation prize if UM can land him, he has the makings of a great college player, even if he doesn't have the same NBA potential that Battle has.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Agree that Peters is the better long term prospect...||
and that, empirically, he performs much better in game conditions as opposed to these camp settings.
Many Michigan fans who saw DeWeaver perform in games last fall came away less than impressed with him, and that was while he was committed to Michigan. Seems DeWeaver really does well in these camp settings and in the 7-on-7 format, but doesn't hold that performance when OL and DL, and pads and hitting are all brought into the mix, at least that's been the case up to this point in his career.
Comparatively, Peters has struggled with some of the camp stuff, but has been said to be a 'gamer' by almost all who have seen him, coached him, or coached against him.
Based on that, I'd say Harbaugh is very happy with that tradeoff, no matter where each guy ends up getting ranked by the services.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||No one is cramming college down these kids throats...||
it's a choice, one we all have to make coming out of HS, to make the sacrifice for a better future by continuing on with school, or take a little worse job now to make money but possibly limit our long term earning potential.
And using Kelly Baraka as an example is, quite frankly, ridiculous. He was nothing more than an idiot pot head who couldn't stop getting caught smoking the mary jane(and if anyone who has ever known a college athlete is to be believed, plenty of them manage to smoke without getting caught). Baraka was just stupid, a talented athlete sure, but stupid.
You want a real example look at Brandon Jennings, instead of going to Louisville, the college route, he went to Israel or Europe or something, and got paid for a year before getting drafted into the NBA. He may have slipped in the draft some as a result, but he got to do what he wanted to do and didn't have to go to college to do it, so the option exists, it's just that not many choose to use it.
There are options for football players as well, the CFL for example has no age requirement that I'm aware of, it's just that most American football players don't grow up dreaming of being the star player for the Montreal Alouettes, but they do dream of starring for Michigan, OSU, Bama, USC, ND etc.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Redshirt freshman Jordan Morgan got to play with...||
Sophmore Darius Morris, who was a wiz in the pick and roll game that year, and delivered most of Morgan's points to him on a silver platter. That said, Morgan was a better pick setter, more aggressive rolling to the hoop, and stronger defensively than Donnal was last year. Still, I think Donnal showed some nice flashes that he can build on, just needs to continue to find out what he does well at this level and fine tune it, not to mention continue getting stronger(and Bacari's tweets indicate he's back at 240 after losing a lot of weight last season for some reason).
I sitll think he can be a valuable piece behind Doyle at the '5', and it sounds like he's been putting in the work along with the rest of the team to make it happen.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Thought that scene had a lot more to do with...||
Theon than it did Sansa, you could clearly see the disgust in his eyes, and I think it might be pushing him over the edge to know that now Ramsay is not only demeaning him but someone he grew up with and loved and cared about like a sister. I'd be surprised if he keeps being Ramsay's Reek for too much longer, one way or another.