Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
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|6 hours 43 min ago||This question is just||
This question is just inviting the fluff "This is Michigan" type answers.
|6 hours 45 min ago||How do you evaluate existing||
How do you evaluate existing players when you come in to a new job? Do you watch much film of prior season to get a sense of their abilities/strengths/weaknesses to know what you are working with? Or do you start from a clean slate based solely on what you see from them in practice/workouts?
|6 hours 55 min ago||There have been 3 threads on||
There have been 3 threads on this same subject in last 4 days. I suggest waiting to see the actual impact he has on recruiting now before starting another thread about what his impact will be on this class.
|10 hours 57 min ago||Yeah - I cant argue with your||
Yeah - I cant argue with your reasoning on that - seems logical. Thats why I tried to be very explicit about the assumptions I was making in getting to that 74 returning number. Like you point out, that doesnt mean the incoming class is limited to 11 right now. Basically the staff can act as if they have at least 14 and leverage those 3 as they arent guaranteed scholarships...knowing that they will still likely be able to give scholarships to those 3 as attrition occurs before the season.
|11 hours 56 min ago||Well stated, Beeks.||
Well stated, Beeks.
|12 hours 30 min ago||no - he recorded a tackle in as late of a game as indiana.||
no - he recorded a tackle in as late of a game as indiana.
|13 hours 53 min ago||Yep.. I think you and I had||
Yep.. I think you and I had same discussion about DE on your thread a couple weeks ago. Hopefully they have a chance of moving back in on Roseboro or KLS to help the depth there.
|13 hours 54 min ago||Corrected..thanks for the catch.||
Corrected..thanks for the catch.
|13 hours 56 min ago||in order to get a medical||
in order to get a medical redshirt in football:
|14 hours 8 min ago||Yes..he played in MSU game||
Yes..he played in MSU game but even after the Minnesota game it was too late in season to get a medical redshirt.
|14 hours 9 min ago||i just copied over the||
i just copied over the previous version which still had him as guard as that he was expected to be before the season. I just resaved a new version with him at tackle. Thanks for catching it.
|16 hours 41 min ago||You are way too rational on||
You are way too rational on this...it makes people feel special if they are the one that starts the thread...or they are too lazy to check if one exists...or they are too oblivious to think that there is more than likely a thread on the subject (i mean who would have guessed someone would have already brought up recruiting)
|16 hours 47 min ago||Exactly..not to mention, the||
Exactly..not to mention, the original post is quite the overexaggeration as pointed out by the post itself. At the bottom, see the small line about how lots of members over there are happy about the hire and what that will mean to the rivalry and B1G...but sure find the few posts that support your title and put those in big blocks.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Pretty big exaggeration||
Pretty big exaggeration there...
|1 week 3 hours ago||How about a new rule on the||
How about a new rule on the site? Anyone who posts a topic that has to be deleted is banned from starting a new topic for a month. Perhaps that would stop some of this nonsense.
|1 week 1 day ago||Fair point...I understand||
Fair point...I understand your logic completely as that is why I made sure to point out the assumption that I was making as I knew that someone may have an issue with that part. However, you seem to have included Graham Glasgow as a scholarship player in your list which is counter to that argument as he came in as a walk-on also.
|1 week 1 day ago||Your numbers tie out exactly||
Your numbers tie out exactly to what i posted earlier in the thread.
My number was 74 for returning scholarships.
You are saying that R Glasgow and Kerridge should be counted as walkons not scholarship players, which as I said is a judgment call. If I change to your assumption, that gets me down to 72.
Then you count the 6 committed players which gets it to 78...which is your number.
So it looks like we tie out exactly. So in summary, there is currently room in 2015 recruting class for 11 scholarships in total (if you say Kerridge and R Glasgow will be on scholarship) or 13 scholarships (if you count Kerridge and R Glasgow as walkons for next year as you do).
|1 week 1 day ago||There was video of G Glasgow||
There was video of G Glasgow and Kerridge receiving a scholarship in 2013. Im pretty certain there was never any video or news in 2014 about this.
If anyone has a link about 2014 scholarships for walkons, please post it as I looked pretty hard for this all year (and raised it on here a couple times) but there was never any media or official news that I could find.
There was a midseason feature on Kerridge in 20114 on mgoblue I recall where he talked about the joy when he first got a scholarship but it showed the same 2013 footage and he talked about how it had to be earned each year as it wasnt guaranteed...so it was far from clear as to whether he got one in 2014 and it didnt address the Glasgows situation.
|1 week 1 day ago||I never saw that disclosed||
I never saw that disclosed publicly in 2014 as opposed to the prior year (2013) where there was a video of Hoke announcing it to the team. I was guessing that was because this year they might have not wanted to put out a video in the preseason praising them given that Glasgow was scheduled to be suspended for the first game. If what you say is true, I wonder if the arrest had an effect on the scholarship for this year.
|1 week 1 day ago||It may make sense to have||
It may make sense to have Bellomy back to have another QB to avoid having to burn a redshirt if that is the route they go with Malzone. If they decide to redshirt Malzone and Bellomy is not there, they would only have 2 QBs on roster so any injury or helmet coming off could cause scary situation where you may be forced to waste a redshirt for a couple plays.
Remember Bellomy had to play for 2 series vs PSU this year. While he did not perform well, his presence on the roster did allow them to avoid burning the redshirt of Speight for 2 series. DG was injured in that game for a couple series and Morris was still unable to play.
|1 week 1 day ago||There are still some big||
There are still some big needs that will need to be addressed. The situation at defensive end is scary going forwards to me as reecent recruiting missteps mean there is little future depth...Clark and Beyer are no longer there and there have been huge misses there with Da'Shawn Hand last year, KLS picking UCLA this year, and Darian Roseboro decommitment.
|1 week 1 day ago||Updated Numbers||
Here are updated numbers after the Ferns transfer, Funchess declaring for draft, and Morgan redshirting.
74 scholarships are accounted for (so room for 11 in incoming class) assuming no more attrition which is obviously unlikely.
74 number is based on the following assumptions:
A) Graham Glasgow, Ryan Glasgow, and Joe Kerridge are now considered scholarship players. All came in as walkons but G Glasgow and Kerridge had scholarships in 2013 we know. It wasnt made public which walkons were on scholarship in 2014 but I think its fair to count these 3 as scholarship players given they all effectively started this year and will be considered key returners next year. If you disagree, adjust your numbers accordingly.
B) This number assumes all players come back for their 5th year if they redshirted previously. Those that this would apply to are Bellomy, Hayes, Kerridge, Heitzmann, Miller, G Glasgow, D Morgan, and Countess. It is always possible some one doesnt come back for 5th year whether it is their choice or coaches choice.
As a follow up, the breakdown of returning players by their eligibility for next year (including redshirts for Peppers and Morgan):
Senior Yr eligibility in 2015: 17 players
Junior Yr Eligibility in 2015: 27 players
Soph Yr Eligibility in 2015: 18 players
Fresh Yr Eligibility in 2015: 12 players (Peppers, Ways, Speight, D Harris, Bunting, Pallante, Winovich, Furbush, Bushell-Beatty, Marshall, Wangler, Watson)
Finally, if you look at the depth chart by year on this site, I havent updated it recently (as I had done most of the recent updates) but these numbers are in line with those once accounting for recent attrition and redshirt news.
|1 week 3 days ago||Feldman is most reputable||
Feldman is most reputable college football writer today and is also the most plugged in. With all the complaining about media and talkng heads, I cant recall ever hearing a negative word about Feldman because henever has any personal agenda.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You are right..I was||
You are right..I was mistaken. It does seem to be a more meaningful move then as those likely other options for Harbaugh have been defined while the next option at coach hasnt yet been defined.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The more correct||
The more correct interpretation is that it means alot of money was bet on Harbaugh RELATIVE to what was bet on other coaches. This is not surprising as there really hasnt been any buzz regarding about any other candidate looking to have a good chance. All noise recently is about why other candidates are less likely than thought..like Miles (age), Jones ( renegotiating contract). At this point, there really isnt a leading cnadidate for the second choice so hard to see where any moneywould be going outside of Harbaugh.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed...everyone interprets||
Agreed...everyone interprets things from their own perspective but I definitely took Van Bergen's words as a soft way of telling fans that they are a much bigger oart of the problem than they think.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Spoken by the man too lazy to||
Spoken by the man too lazy to actually check if the tweet you reference was at the 140 character limit...the answer is yes but I guess its easier to not bother checking and criticize Poggi. I realize it seems like a waste of time to count the characters but maybe you should take the time if your alternative is ripping him.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Good question..they sure||
Good question..they sure arent going to be happy. It wont come as a surprise so there probably wont be too much of a negative reaction as they probably knew it was coming. Its also interesting to compare how those players talk about their AD compared with how the players talked about Dave Brandon. For all of Brandon's faults, he seemed to be a strong supporter of the athletes.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Thats not true at all. You do||
Thats not true at all. You do not need to wait for a medical redshirt. Blake Countess took a medicial redshirt after being injured in Alabama game in 2012 and his eligibility was immediately updated. There are numerous similar examples. There was some confusion with Devin Gardner's case because the coaches thought they would have to wait but they misunderstood a part of the rule.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Agree. Regardless if what||
Agree. Regardless if what your opinion of him is, its pretty hard to come on here and predict that Speight or Malzone is going to be the starter. No one has even seen Speight play a single down this year and Malzone was a guy who didnt have that great of an offer board before Michigan offered him late. The competition surely will be very open with all guys given a shot at it...but Shane has to be considered the favorite to win the job.