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|1 week 4 days ago||It will get warmer.||
We're expecting highs of 37 and 35 degrees this weekend.
Buckle up because the last time we had highs of 37 and 35 degrees for a big recruiting weekend was February 19th and 20th, 2012. That weekend netted us 8(!) 4* commits.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Yeah, he did.||
He's the #1 RB in 2016, he's good friends with Peppers, and visited us in the past. This is a huge loss for us and a huge pick-up for the Buckeyes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We're an early frontrunner||
Michigan and Duke are early frontrunners per 247 ($ for Lorenz).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Now, You're Wrong.||
The kid isn't rated because his film hasn't been evaluated by the recruiting sites, he didn't attend any camps, and had just transferred high schools for his senior year. All of these factors hampered him from getting noticed...
Carter will soon be evaluated and rated on all 4 sites because Michigan, Florida (Nussmeier), and Texas Tech have all started to recruit him within the past week. You truly need to stop "star gazing," bud. Because you're a "star gazer," you're naturally wooed by things like measureables and arm strength. Fine, but other people can judge the quarterback position better than you can. I'm glad one of them is our head coach.
As for your "lobbing" argument: haven't you ever seen Philip Rivers or Peyton Manning play quarterback? Neither one of those quarterbacks has a rocket launcher for an arm, and yet they've both been successful. If your view on quarterback talent held true, then neither Rivers or Manning would be a successful quarterback in the NFL.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Arm Strength||
Of course it matters, but arm strength isn't going to be an issue like the original commenter suggests. That commenter must be a "star gazer" with regard to recruits.
Anyhow, Carter slings the ball 40+ yards with a quick release several times during the video.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I Disagree.||
Carter's ball placement is impeccable. With a 74% completion rate, there's no way that arm stregnth is an issue. He is an accurate passer who can put a lot of touch on the ball, which prevents receivers from dropping the football. He doesn't have a rocket for an arm because he doesn't need to.
Beyond this, Carter looks off safeties and goes through his progressions better and faster than anyone on our current roster. This is a very smart quarterback because he just transferred for his senior season, and completely grasps his offense as his first year as a starter.
Your "competition" argument is questionable-- Malzone's competition was far worse and Carter put up far better numbers.
Measurables and flashiness don't make a solid quarterback. We all should know this by now. What does make a good quarterback is a selfless leader, and Carter's Andrew Luck-esque pancake @8:24 of his highlights shows that he is exactly that.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Cliff Notes for the Comment Section||
In the comments of this diary:
People without marketing degrees talk about marketing. Hilarity ensues as Michigan football fans and older alumni express their frustration at their above average football program and an increasingly contemporary gameday experience, scapegoating their athletic director in the process.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||An Expert Opinion||
I work at a marketing firm in New York City, so I know for a fact that Dave Brandon is branding the University of Michigan well. Whether it be selecting the 'block M' as the official logo, working with pro sports leagues to create high profile events at Michigan Stadium, or simply working to build and maintain facilities for all U of M sports, Dave Brandon is doing more for the University than any Athletic Director before him.
In New York City, University of Michigan's athletic department is known to be the single-best athletic department in the nation for effective marketing and advertisement. It would be nice if all public institutions could follow the lead of the U of M athletic department in staying on top of new marketing and advertising technology, platforms, and approaches; however, they don't have Dave Brandon at the helm.
The fact of the matter is that the football team isn't winning enough. That is not Dave Brandon's responsibility-- his responsibility is to run the athletic department, and he's doing a great job (from a marketing perspective and I have multiple case studies that prove it).
Every commenter's issue in this thread is the quality of the product on the field clouting their experience. The bottom line is that if the football team were winning 10+ games per year, then this diary entry and these comments wouldn't have ever been posted. Unfortunately, Dave Brandon ultimately has little to do with that.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Lux Aeterna?||
I second this.
Here's a longer version:
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Dabo offerred Nkemdiche's teammate||
Dabo Swinney offerred Nkemdiche's HS teammate, a 3* CB (David Kamara).
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I agree.||
Utah's poised to be one of the better teams in the PAC12 this year and they had a good year last season (they even hung in there against USC). They certainly have laid the foundation to be a dominant PAC12 team.
I may be in the minority, but I'm excited to see us play Utah.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Reddit seems to have the most info right now--|
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Send Darren Carrington's Highlights to Shane!||
Quick, someone send Darren Carrington's highlights to Shane! We could use another playmaker!
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I'm not seeing what you're seeing.||
Why defensive? Because this is a smart, talented, and high-character football player-- what we expect of players in our program.
I'm not sure what "post route" you're even talking about.
Ball was underthrown @ 1:16, had to slow down, and completely look it in, which gave the defender time to catch up, and tackle.
He was the blocker @ 1:50...
He was the corner @ 2:22...
It seems like you're over-relying on recruiting services for rankings, and really reaching to justify their reasoning (your Treadwell and California comments gave that away). Look, the services simply missed this guy on the first go-round. It happens. Don't fret, this Carrington is going to be a 4-star on 247's next update according to Barton (just like Treadwell).
|2 years 35 weeks ago||"...he does not look to be a||
"bad news...he does not look to be a shitfy playmaker from that film."
Did you blink during the kick-off return with something like 8 broken tackles?
What about all the open-field yardage he picked up on scrambles and receptions?
The only legit knock on him is that he's raw. He has all the tools to be a very, very special player here.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Carrington is a beast||
Darren Carrington Jr. is an electrifying 6-3 receiver recruit out of San Diego. His father is former NFL safety Darren Carrington Sr., After football Darren Carrington Sr. became a minister, he preaches at Paradise Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church in San Diego, and helps out many local charitable organizations.
Until his recent MVP showing at NTFC-Oakland, he was a relatively under-the-radar recruit. He has natural athletic and playmaking ability, which will carry over to the next level. He has soft hands, he's elusive, strong enough to break tackles, and (if he commits to Michigan) might be the next to wear the #1 jersey. Plainly put, Darrell Jr. has the kind of playmaker ability that the Wolverines need in order to win a national championship.
The linked article above states that he's interested in visiting Michigan for the high school camp, or visiting (on his own dime) someother time this summer. Let's hope he follows through.
We're likely going to be the first elite program to offer Carrington in the next few days. It's early, but there's plenty of reason for cautious optimism if he visits.
After all, who doesn't love Ann Arbor?
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Extended Highlights|
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Highlights|
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Could a kind soul turn the above post into a new thread?||
Sorry, I still don't have enough points to create a new thread, and David Carrington Awareness needs to be spread.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Our Most Exciting Recruit (who you've probably never heard of)||
Speaking of recruiting--
Darren Carrington, an electrifying 6-3 wide receiver out of San Diego, is the most exciting Michigan recruit that you've probably never heard of. Carrington recently emerged on the radar after taking home MVP honors at NFTC-Oakland camp.
Check out his highlights
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Quantifying intelligence...||
Come on, we're smarter than that.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||With all due respect...||
I think a lot of fans are taking what "7 Nation Army" (a.k.a. 7NA) does for the Michigan Stadium atmosphere for granted. None of these above songs have a simple enough rhythm or melody for 115,000+ to chant along to like 7NA.
(By the way, complaining that "Penn State does 7NA" and "we need our own song" is likely only going to lead to more forced efforts like "In the Big House".)
|2 years 37 weeks ago||RE: 40 time||
First of all, nice write up. One little thing, Csont'e reports a 4.52 40-time on ScoutingMichigan.com. I know it's off the beaten path, but it's self-reported. Hope this helps.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Because the town's already full enough on football saturdays.||
Ann Arbor is already fairly crowded on football saturdays. We don't need to promote that.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I vehemently disagree with your first point.||
"First off, I doubt how far Michigan went in the tourney will play any role in Trey's stock."
Disagree-- the tournament was his best chance for wide-spread exposure thusfar in his career.
At the very least, the further we went in the tournament would directly related to the number of people that watched a Michigan basketball game last seaon (including media and NBA executives).
Hopefully, Trey realizes the opportunity he has next season, and unless he's planning on slacking in the off-season, his situation is nothing like Jared Sullinger's
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Let's hope things change, and Mathis visits...||
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Fair enough.||
Fair enough. My mistake.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Re: Take Lee's highlights 3 years ago over Spike's||
Yes, I would-- that's not a knock on Spike, either. Lee was ranked a 4* top 150 player then.
Dude grew up in a single-parent household, and the sexual assault charges were dropped the day after they were filed. Methinks some people are stigmatizing and generalizing, and I resent that.
If someone actually knows Ray Lee, could we get an opinion on him? Would he be a lost cause character-wise, or does he just need strong role models like Beilein and Burke?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Ray Lee-- do want.|
|2 years 45 weeks ago||NCAA 12 is a great learning tool...||