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- They held onto a bad coach in Hazell when they should have cut bait. Now recruits know he's a dead man walking unless he turns it around this year, so why sign on to a program that wont' be there next year?
- They're among a handful of schools who really are serious about the academic profiles of their players.
- They're in West Lafayette, Indiana, a charmless rust belt town in Indiana
- They've been bad so long the kids today don't remember the last time they were relevant. The 2017 class wasn't even born when Drew Brees graduated.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Hawaiian names: Harry||
Harry (Ace): Hale
|2 days 19 hours ago||They're in the middle of||
They're in the middle of upgrading. Their problems are:
|2 days 22 hours ago||/giphy gampling in this||
/giphy gampling in this establishment
|2 days 23 hours ago||Nate Johnson is a slot the||
Nate Johnson is a slot the way Jeremy Gallon is a slot. He's not tall, but he can be very effective outside too. Height is just more of an issue there.
Keep in mind that Harbaugh's "slot" isn't Rich Rod's. Harbaugh loves twins formations with the TEs to the sideline and 2WR to the field. The inside guy is technically in the slot but he is set up to threaten the whole field.
|3 days 8 min ago||Still open.||
|3 days 16 hours ago||Would you even want ND back on the schedule? [YES YES YES YES YE||
I may have added that last bit to the title before canning the thread.
By the way the thread below it had a discussion already forming about ND. Make your case there.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Not to hijack your thread but||
Not to hijack your thread but the answer is yes we want ND back on the schedule.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Wood type? Thickness?||
Wood type? Thickness? Underlay?
|4 days 10 hours ago||Stay on the front page all||
Stay on the front page all day today and you will get news and analysis live. We are planning to get thwomped by traffic so Matt sprung for some additiona internet power and we are gonna make Twitter do most of the heavy lifting. If you want to say something in the saying things box, Twitter Brian.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I decreed they're safeties||
I decreed they're safeties based on SOURCES, which may be ON SLACK CHAT and sometimes KNOW THINGS because THEY TALK TO SOURCES and since they make plenty of sense and haven't been kept SECRET I figured it'd be best to list guys where they are expected to play at Michigan when we talk about them on the radio and stuff. Their position rankings aren't included in the star ratings. If the sites want to continue listing those guys at a position they probably weren't recruited for, that's their perogative.
Brian's mentioned Dytarious Johnson hasn't taken any officials, which is a likely sign that he's not qualifying. Hawkins I think it's been up in the air whether he gets into Michigan and less up in the air whether he meets the NCAA's criteria, whatever that means. If they don't qualify they may go to prep for a year and come in as 2017s--Michigan's going to be replacing a ton of seniors not to mention another year of attrition so there will be plenty of spots next year. Also one guy above (still a mystery publicly) committed as a grayshirt-unless-there's-a-spot like Jeremy Clark-style.
Ahmir Mitchell is already enrolled at Michigan.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I know. There's a problem||
I know. There's a problem with my ESPN grading. He's an "80" but past the top 250, which probably ought to make him a 3.75 (akin to a 5.8 on Rivals if you're used to that system).
|4 days 21 hours ago||I'm still perfecting my||
I'm still perfecting my standardizing formula but 5.7 to Rivals = high 3-star = 3.50. That's one rating that most of the sites seem to be pretty solid on.
Since the sites keep Fullbacks generally low in stars I didn't think it that big a deal to parse between which ones rank the #2 fullback an average 3-star or a high one. Scout treating him as an RB seemed like a bigger outlier.
|4 days 21 hours ago||DFW really wanted you to feel||
DFW really wanted you to feel like you were reading a book, and put a lot of it into end notes. That might make the kindle experience a bit different, I don't know.
|1 week 1 day ago||Thanks! Let's see how long||
Thanks! Let's see how long THIS tab stays open in my browser!
|1 week 1 day ago||I have my own pet conspiracy||
I have my own pet conspiracy theory on Richardson. At one point wasn't he being discussed as an early enrollee? After that he didn't enroll early, then Durkin left, then later Richardson decommitted and went to Maryland. So I kinda wonder if Durkin had anything to do with him not enrolling early.
Swenson and Weaver are in the same boat, except Weaver they left open the possibility of a scholarship being available whereas with Swenson they were pretty clear in october and very clear when he tried to come on an official.
Enis I think was more the Dytarious Johnson story, hence not making a fuss.
|1 week 1 day ago||Third-hand (I know not much||
Third-hand (I know not much to go on) the coaches have been keeping a hard count since September that's gone up by 1 with each incident. I think they have an idea of some guys who will finish their degrees in May then grad transfer to places they can play.
If I had the ability to play football at a high enough level to earn a Michigan scholarship, and had put in the incredible commitment in time and physical effort it takes to get even this far, and it wasn't going to get me on the field at Michigan, damn man, I'd want to go somewhere and play football. I'd also want to get that Michigan degree first, and I imagine a few guys who won't be here in fall are going to walk to May then take the grad transfer route.
Off that note: I really hope grad transfers don't ever get closed. Players having mobility and options to get on the field if they don't pan out is a good thing so long as it doesn't decimate programs. A degree is a sufficiently difficult/attainable and eminently worthwhile barrier of entry. Helps programs shed weight without resorting to Sabany skeeziness, helps keep football-first kids focused on something that will help them when they realize there's 40-60 years of life after football, helps other programs plug last-minute holes, and we wind up with even more educated kids at the expense of "non-profits" who'd otherwise spend it on building projects to make a Roman Emperor blush. Losers: Big Ten teams who have to face Jake Rudock when they might otherwise have gotten Shane Morris.
|1 week 1 day ago||I really should add that this||
I really should add that this doesn't come from talking to him. Just those guys on facebook having reactions.
|1 week 1 day ago||Regarding comments: "The||
"The trouble with kids these days..."
Is currently our most likely translation of the first three pictographs in the oldest cave paintings yet discovered.
Later in this cave are drawings of animals that signify the end of the world is coming soon and the cavemen should all prepare.
Via friends who played with him he's getting screwed. They called in the football coach to deal with the kid because the kid seemed too dangerous for literally any other staffer to handle.
|1 week 1 day ago||Edited OP and tile. Also||
Edited OP and tile.
Also isn't OT. Well okay he was an OT sometimes and an OG sometimes but it's not OT! Damn it's hard having a football board.
|1 week 1 day ago||I didn't have Arrington||
I didn't have Arrington higher than those guys did I? I'll check in a second so my reply isn't colored by it.
Streets is a very good example of production versus ability. When they're assessing stars it's the latter, so I tried to be fair to the services by grading them on that and not just "this dude put up STATS!"
I will go to my deathbed singing the praises of Streets as perhaps the most underrated Michigan star of my lifetime.
For most of his career Streets had his stats nerfed by a Fred Jackson-coached, passing-averse mess led alternately by Dreisbach and Griese. As much as we complained about Borges under Hoke, DeBord in his his first stretch at Michigan was wose, neither holds a candle to the insane decisions being made on offense immediately after Moeller left. Fred Sr. will admit he wasn't ready for the job. They routinely misjudged their talent, famously let position battles drag deep into the season, telegraphed their plays, and never did anything more clever than a waggle after at least five runs to set it up. Anyone who played in those offenses should be judged against the clowns running the show. Braylon in contrast did most of his work in the comparatively competetent Terry Malone era.
Streets still put up great numbers for his day, but he did so much more. Watch him at the bottom of the screen on this TD pass to C-Will (at 2:11):
The last bit to separate them is their respective pro careeers. Streets had a long and successful NFL career despite toppling down the draft with an injury.
Streets was also an all around amazing athlete. He was the fastest guy at the draft combine (before the injury) and played basketball for Michigan too. I will go look at the scores I gave them again now but that's my thinking: the Original 86 at least=1.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's bullshit is what it is.||
It's bullshit is what it is. Florida is ranked #1 because they won the last two championships, but this team doesn't have Lauren Haegar and replaces another six contributors besides.
Michigan was right up with the Gators last year in dominating the rest of the softball world, with their own generational player. And everyone returns except a pitcher they replace with one just as good coming off a medical redshirt, plus the catcher and her backup.
Yes I am mad about a preseason softball poll on the internet.
|1 week 2 days ago||So this afternoon I got a||
So this afternoon I got a text from a number that probably used to be in my phone thanking me for not telling her story on here. And I realized I did have a worse one.
Let's never do this again.
|1 week 2 days ago||Well maybe I don't use my||
Well maybe I don't use my MGoPoints as haphazardly as you do.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah. I couldn't end it badly||
Yeah. I couldn't end it badly since brother was already obviously headed toward engagement with her best friend. At the very least we were gonna be in the same bridal party. On reflection I should have called her a cab.
When my sister in law tells the story it's about why she and my brother both had to drive separately to pick us up a week later.
|1 week 2 days ago||He made a person. Okay he||
He made a person.
Okay he stood by and didn't lose his shit while the MGoWife made a person.
|1 week 2 days ago||damn.||
Here's 28,000 mgopoints. They will never expire.
|1 week 2 days ago||Constanti-NOPE-le||
|1 week 2 days ago||I work them in when I can.||
I work them in when I can.
|1 week 3 days ago||Well yeah there was a strike||
Well yeah there was a strike one and two. I think Rivals was putting it out there that he was off the team after 2 even after Cole had been working his way back.
|1 week 3 days ago||If the incident that got him||
If the incident that got him in trouble happened after the bowl like the scout report says, that would make 247 right. He was practicing for bowls because there were quotes about him looking good at safety so I think the dire Rivals reports weren't correct until something happened more recently.
It's like do you give the Texas247 guy credit now for arguing with Elliott weeks ago about whether UT was in it? If I called Jim Harbaugh the next president of the United States with 90% certainty right now and then that actually occurs that doesn't make me a good political analyst.